July 31-Aug 2: Sidewalk Sales
Westport Whiskey & Wine:
Tuesday, August 4, 7 PM. Single Barrel Bourbon Tasting with Chris Zaborowski. Join us as Chris, a Certified Executive Bourbon Steward, will be leading a tasting of Single Barrel Bourbon selected by WW&W. It will be great tasting as it will showcase how different barrels influence the final tastes when comparing two bottlings, each from the same distilleries. Russell’s Reserve, Four Roses and Old Forester are among those with multiple barrels to taste. And as always there will be some others opened, too. $15 per person. Reservations, please.
Wednesday, August 5, 7 PM. Burgundy Tasting. Join Katie Parker, Midwest Regional Manager for Henriot Imports as she will present wines from two of Burgundy’s finest producer/Negociants: William Fevre and Bouchard Pere & Fils. Elegant, yet powerful, pinot noirs along with refined and rich chardonnay. Reservations please. $15 per person.
Friday, August 7, 6:30 to 8 PM. Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.” Come and taste for only $5 per person.
Tuesday, August 11, 7 PM. Vanguard Wine Portfolio Tasting. Vanguard has carefully crafted a portfolio of wines from California, Oregon, Italy, France, Spain, Chile & Argentina. This evening’s tasting will be a selection of new additions to that portfolio, that here to fore have not been offered in Kentucky. $15 per person. Reservations, please.
Wednesday, August 12, 7PM. Redemption Rye Whiskey & Vermouth Tasting Class. Join Joe Riggs, Whiskey Ambassador & Mixologist, as he conducts a tasting of how Redemption Rye pairs with classic vermouths for tasty cocktails. Reservations will be needed, so call soon. $15 per person.
Thursday, August 13, 7PM. Molly Dooker 2014 Release Tasting. Join David Dubou of Vintner Select who will present the 2014 vintage from Molly Dooker. We will taste through the classics, Two Left Feet, The Boxer, Scooter & Maitre d’. Seth is also pulling out some older bottles of Gigglepot & Carnival of Love, too. Reservations will be required and seating will be limited. $25 per person.
Tuesday, August 18, 7 PM. The Long Shadows Collection of Wines with David Dubou of Vintner Select. Long Shadows brings seven highly acclaimed vintners from the major wine regions of the world to Washington State, each an owner-partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing Columbia Valley wines that showcase the best of this growing region. Celebrated winemakers like Randy Dunn, John Duval, Philippe Melka & Michele Roland are making phenomenal wines both at their home vineyards and at Long Shadows. $20 per person. Reservations, please.
Wednesday, August 19, 7 PM. Red Car Winery Tasting. Red Car’s pinot noir, chardonnay & syrah are grown in cold-climate vineyards on the edge of the Pacific. This band of mountains along the west Sonoma Coast offers the ideal climate for their winemaking pursuits. We here at WW&W are glad to see the return of this great little winery to our store after a several year absence. It will be well worth the time to attend, so book soon. Reservations, please. $20 per person.
Thursday, August 20, 6 to 8 PM. It’s 3rd Thursday in Westport Village; a night for shopping, entertainment and tasting some great new spirits and wines. BOTECO Ultra-Premium Cane Vodka, a unique new entry in the spirits category imported from Brazil in three natural expressions—original, berry and lime— by Ambrabev, LLC, of Danville, Kentucky. This new Ultra-Premium Vodka is distilled from 100-percent fresh-pressed Brazilian sugar cane expertly blended with crisp, naturally-filtered spring water from the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. And we will be introducing of Staff Selections program with tastes as varied as the staff members who made the selections. Wine, whiskey & beer will be available. All will be available for $3 by-the-glass or purchase three tickets for $7.
Friday, August 21, 6:30 to 8 PM. Our Favorite Can Beers. Looking for a new beer to throw into your cooler? We will offer some great new tastes from some great craft brewers now available in cans. $5 per person and this includes a WW&W Koozie, too!
Wednesday, August 26, 7 PM. CatWinesUSA farewell tasting. We were saddened to learn that our favorite importer of small producers from Spain is closing. However, this will be a great tasting that you will not want to miss. Whenever we have had Edgar here in the past, the wines were always wonderful and the prices were affordable. This farewell tasting will be an opportunity to taste some great wine and get substantial savings. Minimum discounts will be 20%. Reservations, please. $15 per person.
Thursday, August 27, 7 PM. Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller, WhistlePig Distillery. Dave, a luminary in the world of whiskey, is one of the nation’s preeminent master distillers. Before joining WhistlePig, he spent 14 years as the Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark in Loretto, Kentucky. He joined the WhistlePig team with a simple (yet astoundingly complex) objective: create the finest rye whiskey. Come taste with a legendary master distiller. $20 per person. Reservations required.
Monday, August 31, 6:30 – 9 PM. Dees Crafts Hosts Create & Sip Class. Join Corinne and create beautiful jewelry while sipping your favorite wine! Class includes all instruction, jewelry-creating supplies, use of tools and mini wine-tasting class. With your participation you will also receive a 10% discount on your wine purchases the night of the class. A coupon for 20% off wire and tools from Dee’s and a 2-for-1 wine tasting coupon are also included. Registration is required. Call of visit Dee’s to register (5045 Shelbyville Road or 502.896.6755). All classes will be held in The Tasting Room. $22 per person.
August 20, 5 – 8 PM: 3rd Thursday Shopping Night
September 17, 5 – 8 PM: 3rd Thursday Shopping Night
October 15, 5 – 8 PM: 3rd Thursday Shopping Night
November 19, 5 – 8 PM: 3rd Thursday Shopping Night
December 17, 5 – 8 PM: 3rd Thursday Shopping Night