Marqués de Riscal Zoom Tasting

Bienvenido!
This month we are headed to Northern Spain, so grab your virtual passport and join us next week!
Thursday, April 8th at 6 pm, via Zoom, you can join our live Wine Tasting with special guest José Luís Muguiro Jr., U.S. Brand Ambassador of Marqués de Riscal. 
Señor Mugurio Jr. will lead us on an unforgettable tasting journey which begins with the Verdejo and progresses through two more vinos Maravilloso:

1) Verdejo 2019, $8.99
2) Reserva 2015, $19.99
3) Gran Reserva 2012, $47.99

To purchase these wines and taste along with José and John, please choose one of these three easy options today:

  • Visit us online at wineshoplouisville.com for home delivery or curbside pickup at 2632 Frankfort Avenue
  • Purchase in store where a Wine Rack sales associate will be happy to assist you
  • Email john@wineshoplouisville.com or phone (502) 721-9148 in advance for curbside pickup.

And click HERE for the Zoom link to the tasting.
Password for the Zoom: 525761 
See you on April 8th!

José Luís Muguiro Jr. is the 5th generation family owner of the Marqués de Riscal winery (founded in 1858). He joined Shaw-Ross in 2014 in the capacity of Brand Ambassador for Lineage Collection, a division of Shaw-Ross International Importers. He assists in the sales and marketing of the Lineage Collection Portfolio with a key focus on fine Spanish wines.

After completing his studies, José Luís Muguiro Jr. began his career in 2010 at Marqués de Riscal Winery corporate headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Working closely with the entire Marqués de Riscal business and production team, he now carries on the long tradition of producing authentic styles of Rioja Alavesa as well as the new generations’ white wines from the Rueda D.O..

Jose Luis lives in the up-and-coming Midtown area in Miami.

To learn more about the wines we will be tasting, click below
Verdejo 2019
Reserva 2015
Gran Reserva 2012


Argentine Wine Tasting: Live Zoom Event March 11

Get ready for a virtual excursion to Argentine wine country!
This Thursday, March 11th at 6pm, via Zoom, you can join our live Wine Tasting with special guest Lizzy Butler, Vine Connections’ Director of Wines. Ms. Butler will lead us on an unforgettable tasting journey which begins with bubbles of Malbec and progresses through three more wonderful wines:

1) Reginato Rosé of Malbec NV, $15.99
2) Mendel Semillon 2019, $24.99
3) La Posta “Pizzella” Malbec 2019, $13.99
4) Tikal “Natural” Malbec~Syrah 2017, $19.99 

To purchase these wines and taste along with Lizzy and John, please choose one of these three easy options today:

  • Visit us online at wineshoplouisville.com for home delivery or curbside pickup at 2632 Frankfort Avenue;
  • Purchase in store where a Wine Rack sales associate will be happy to assist you;
  • Email john@wineshoplouisville.com or phone (502) 721-9148 in advance for curbside pickup.

And click HERE for the Zoom link to the tasting. See you soon!

Lizzy has lived and worked with wine on

both sides of the Andes, starting in Argentina working for the Catena family and then landing in Chile to work for Viña Mayu in Elqui.  After The New Chile portfolio launched in 2013, Lizzy became Vine Connections’ Chile Brand Specialist.  Lizzy combines her marketing skills of writing, photography, Spanish, and Chilean wine expertise to support the education and sales of VC’s pioneering premium ‘New Chile’ portfolio in the US.  Lizzy also leads dynamic educational trips for distributors and key trade in Chile every harvest.


Aquitaine Wine Company + Kenny’s Cheese Tasting Event

Join us this Wednesday, February 19, as we taste our way through six exciting wines from Bordeaux & southwest France, when we’ll be tasting one Sparkling, one Still White & four Reds.

We also have a Special Guest: Mr. Jules Martin, of Aquitaine Wine Company, will be our expert and engaging guide as we take a sensory tour through six exciting and diverse wines from family-owned wineries in and near Bordeaux.

Mr. Martin, a native of Bordeaux, France, has been with Aquitaine Wines since Dec 2015. In 2017, he received a Master’s Degree in Wine & Spirits Marketing & Management from INSEEC Bordeaux, one of the leading business schools in France. During his tenure with Aquitaine Wine Company, he has worked directly with our producers creating marketing material and hosting client visits and tastings. Mr. Martin has become a true brand ambassador for all of the suppliers & since April 2017, he has been based in Chicago covers a 12-state region.

We’ll also feature a delicious selection of Kentucky’s very own Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese​ with Kenny’s daughter Jessica on hand to share her expertise on all things cheese & the perfect cheese to pair with each wine.

RSVP: email john@wineshoplouisville.com
or call the store at 502.721.9148 and let us know which session you would like to attend! First tasting 5:30. Second 7 p.m.


The Wine Rack Bourbon & Cinema Special Event Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2019

A Bourbon and
Cinema Event

Saturday, January 5, 2019
4-6 pm

Join for INDEPENDENT SPIRITS – a unique pairing of Bourbon & Cinema!
We will have a very special guest in store: Filmmaker Stu Pollard will join us as we merge the magic of making movies and selecting bourbon. Stu has an exciting new survival thriller (RUST CREEK) releasing this month. The film was shot entirely in Kentucky.

Being a Louisville native, Stu also has a natural affinity for our home spirit and in fact personally selected (with a little help from his friends at The Wine Rack) a barrel of Knob Creek 120. We will be sampling this delicious, hand-selected bourbon alongside a new Single Barrel offering by New Riff Distilling of Newport, KY. 

Stu and actor Daniel R. Hill will be on hand to chat with us about the movie and the bourbons, sign bottles purchased in the store that day, and give away a few film related goodies as well. Please join us, & shake off that January chill with some stimulation for your body, mind and soul.

Cheers!


The Wine Rack Castle & Key Distiller Event Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Castle & Key Distiller Event

Thursday, December 20, 2018

4 pm-6 pm

Please join us for a special event!

The Wine Rack will be hosting a very special guest this Thursday evening. Come by the store from 4 pm-6 pm and meet Marianne Eaves, the Master Distiller of Castle & Key Distillery. Castle & Key is quickly becoming one of our store’s, and the region’s, best selling brands. Marianne Eaves is Kentucky’s first woman to hold this illustrious title, and we are honored to have her in our store. We will be sampling the Castle & Key Vodka and Gin.

This is a casual, come & go tasting event.

We hope you can join us.

Cheers!


The Wine Rack Barton 1792 Barrel Pick Sneak Peak

Early on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, John ventured on down to Bardstown, Kentucky to pick a barrel of bourbon. What he selected was a Single Barrel of Full Proof 1792 from Barton 1792 Distillery.

The following are some notes on this deep, full bodied whiskey:
Color- Dark Chestnut
Nose- Dried Cherries, Caramel, Clove, Baking Spices,Oak
Palate- Spicy & Earthy notes up front, with Luxardo Cherries, Dates & Figs rounded out with Brown Sugar, Spice & all around NICE!
Body- Full
Finish- Very, Very Long

Price: $44.99/bottle


The Wine Rack Sean Minor Wine Tasting Event Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sean Minor

Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

5:30 pm & 7 pm

Join us Wednesday, September 26, 2018 as we taste through a selection of the Sean Minor wine catalogue, which showcases great quality and profile for the price.

As per our usual format,
we will be tasting during two different sessions
5:30 pm & 7 pm. 

We also have a  VERY SPECIAL GUEST!

Mr. Larry Soble, Sean Minor Sales Manager, will be on hand to guide us through these six terroir-driven wines. Larry can give us some additional insight on the Family-Owned winery. 

 

To RSVP

email john@wineshoplouisville.com
or call the store at 502.721.9148
and let us know which time you prefer & how many will be attending.
 

Hope to see you then!


The Wine Rack Austrian & German Wine Event August 8, 2018

Austrian & German
Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
5:30 & 7:00 pm

 

Join us Wednesday, August 8, 2018 as we taste through a selection of wines from Austria & Germany. The cooler climates of both countries’ wine regions produce lighter wines with higher acidity which generally makes you want more. Let’s explore these wines together and find out what makes them so versatile. See you mittwoch!

 

As per our usual format,
we will be tasting during two different sessions
5:30 pm & 7 pm.

To RSVP

email john@wineshoplouisville.com
or call the store at 502.721.9148
and let us know which time you prefer & how many will be attending.
 

Hope to see you then!

Prost!


The Wine Rack Holiday Italian Wine Tasting Event December 12, 2018

Lux Wines Italian Wine Tasting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

5:30 pm & 7 pm

Join us Wednesday, December 12, 2018 as we taste through a selection of 6 Italian Wines that are sure to inspire some joy for the Holiday Season!  Our guest speaker will be non other than Brett Davis, Master Sommelier and Regional Manager for Lux Wines.

We will be tasting during two different sessions:
5:30 pm & 7 pm.

To RSVP

email john@wineshoplouisville.com
or call the store at 502.721.9148
and let us know which time you prefer & how many will be attending.

Thanks & Hope to see you then!