Friday, December 4, 5 – 8PM: Light Up the Village. Westport Village has lots in store to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Here’s a peek at the holiday cheer in store for Light Up The Village:
- Santa Claus will be visiting throughout the center from 5 to 6pm and will be at the Family Scholar House pop-up shop from 6 to 8pm for photos and holiday wishes.
- Carolers will stroll the village singing holiday tunes.
- The first 50 visitors can pick up a free poinsettia at Oberer’s Flowers.
- Visitors can stop by Ghyslain for a complimentary holiday chocolate.
- Shoppers will enjoy festive window displays, hand-painted by the North Oldham High School chapter of National Art Honors Society.
- The Family Scholar House pop-up shop will be open and accepting holiday gifts for its participants.
For a list of special holiday offers, visit our Sales & Promotions page!
Westport Whiskey & Wine:
Tuesday, December 1, 7 PM: Clos du Val Napa Valley with Tom Conrad. Unlike many of the other pioneering Napa Valley wineries, Clos Du Val has remained small and dedicated only to Napa Valley wines—a focus that has become even clearer in recent vintages. In fact, as part of its transition to making almost exclusively estate-grown wines, Clos Du Val made the bold decision to significantly reduce production, with overall Cabernet Sauvignon production cut almost in half. While their wines are richer and more textural than in the past, they still have lovely acid and relatively modest alcohol levels of around 14%. They are wines of purity and balance. Reservations please, $20 per person.
Wednesday, December 2, 7 PM: d’Arenberg Winery from Australia with Rebecca Loewy. Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. d’Arenberg is unique in that it is the only winery in Australia to use this age-old basket press method for white wines as well as reds. They believe that one of the advantages of basket pressing is cleaner juice, as it is partially filtered through the mass of pulp it drains through in the basket. This saves time in settling and clearing the juice, and brings the procedure much closer to how we like things – minimal interference which enables them to preserve quality. Reservations please, $20 per person.
Thursday, December 3, 7 PM: Georges DuBoeuf Cru Beaujolais Tasting. In the wine world late fall is noted for the first releases of the current year’s vintage, better known as Beaujolais Nouveau. While that fresh juicy wine is considered fun to drink, it is that reminder that wines from the gamay grape can be truly lovely. Georges DuBoeuf has dedicated his career in elevating the profile of the Beaujolais region. We will be tasting some classic regional wines, all at great prices. Reservations please, $20 per person.
Friday, December 4, 5 to 8 PM: Light Up the Village. We will be offering adult hot chocolate flavored with the new Ballotin Chocolate Whiskeys. Louisville-based Saloon Spirits LLC recently launched Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey in four flavors: Original Chocolate, Bourbon Ball, Caramel Turtle and Chocolate Mint. (Fun fact: A ballotin is a box, originating in Belgium, in which chocolates are sold.) All four flavors will be available to taste.
Tuesday, December 8, 7 PM: Bushmills Irish Whiskey with Paige Roubic. Getting to know Bushmills is like forging a friendship, whether it’s an old school pal or someone with the same love for quality Irish Whiskey, the results are the same – a bond as strong as brothers. Bushmills has been around for centuries so we know lasting relationships are worth the effort. And Black Bush is one of my favorite whiskeys period, Chris. Grab a seat and let’s taste. Reservations please, $15 per person.
Wednesday, December 9, 7 PM: Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting presented by Vanguard Distributing. If you are lover of cabernet sauvignon then this your tasting. From across California, at prices from everyday to special treats, the range of this bold red grape will delight your palate. Reservations please, $20 per person.
Monday, December 14, 6:30 to 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 class. A coupon for 20% off wire and tools from Dee’s, and 2-for-1 wine tasting coupon are also included. Registration is required! Call or visit Dee’s to register, 5045 Shelbyville Rd., 896-6755. All classes will be held in The Tasting Room. $22 per person.
Tuesday, December 15, 7 PM: Champagne! The corks will be poppin’ and the glasses sparkling as we host our 5th Annual Luxury Champagne tasting focusing on the portfolio of Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot & Dom Ruinart. Vintage and non-vintage, roses, blanc de blancs, brut to nectar, an elegant evening’s worth of tastes. Reservations please, $35 per person.
Wednesday, December 16, 7 PM: Chateau Ste Michele Wine Estates Big Reds Tasting. This portfolio is truly global and we will be sampling great reds from Washington: Col Solare; California: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Conn Creek; Italy: Antinori, Prunotto; Spain: Torres; and maybe a few other surprises. Reservations please, $25 per person.
Thursday, December 17, 7 PM: Domaine du Pegau is an old name in Chateauneuf du Pape. The Feraud family is able to trace their roots all the way back to the middle of the 17th century in the Southern Rhone Valley. That is when the ancestors of the Feraud family first planted grape vines next to their olive trees and other assorted fruit trees in Chateauneuf du Pape. They are fervent proponents of the most traditional wine-making style of Provence and Rhone. It is widely regarded as one of the leading producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Reservations please, $20 per person.
Tuesday, December 22, 7 PM: Chris presents, “My Favorite Things – A Spirited Selection.” When asked what is my favorite, this or that, it is always a challenge to narrow that to one item. I truly enjoy a spectrum of spirits and we will try to reflect that in this tasting. There will be whiskey: bourbon, Irish & scotch. Rum, brandy & tequila, not out of the question. But it will be tasty and fun. Reserve your seat and come along for the ride. $20 per person.
Thursday, December 24, 9 AM to 6 PM: Christmas Eve Hours.