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  • McPrice ‘Mac’ Myers LIVE Virtual Tasting!

    Purchase any or all of the 4 Blue Collar Series wines from McPrice Myers.

    Then RSVP for this exclusive event using our Eventbrite event page that can be accessed by clicking here. When you RSVP, you will receive access to the link to join the virtual tasting hosted by us, info on McPrice Myers Winery and Paso Robles region, and a printable tasting sheet to use during the event.

    Date: Thursday, May 14th

    Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

    Format: Link made available through Zoom

    Date: 05/14/2020

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  • It’s a Sweet Treat Event

    Leslie of Sugar Up, Sugar will be in our Great Falls store with an assortment of her fabulously decadent sweet treats, available for purchase for your holiday gatherings. Come spoil yourself and your friends! We’ll have wine open for tasting too. Our treat to you!

    Date: 12/31/2019 Location: Great Falls

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  • Christmas Eve’s Annual Feast with Beast

    We have one last holiday treat before Christmas Day! Gray’s cooking and pairing wines with us again this year to provide a break from your holiday prep, entertainment for the guests in from out-of-town, or a fun way to pick up a few unique and memorable last minute gifts!

    Date: 12/24/2019 Location: McLean

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  • Wine Tasting with Chris Campbell (from Metro Cellars)

    We’re welcoming back longtime friend and former employee, Chris Campbell, for an intriguing pre-Christmas tasting Saturday, 1-4pm. Stop by and taste more Champagne and some hard-to-get cult wine from critic’s darling, Desperada!

    Date: 12/21/2019 Location: McLean

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  • Annual Champagne Tasting

    Our amazing Champagne Event is back again for another year! Once again, we will open some truly remarkable Champagnes from France and allow you to taste a wide range of high-end options. Begin your holiday celebrations early, with us, at each of our locations! We are spreading the events out over different days to provide many options for your busy holiday schedules…or for those lucky few who can attend multiple!

    Reserve your spot at 703-288-2970

    Date: 12/19/2019 Location: McLean

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  • Italian Wine Tasting

    We’re opening some beautifully rare finds for you – come check it out and test your knowledge of Italian wines from small vineyards with captivating flavors.

    Date: 12/14/2019 Location: McLean

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  • Annual Champagne Tasting

    Our amazing Champagne Event is back again for another year! Once again, we will open some truly remarkable Champagnes from France and allow you to taste a wide range of high-end options. Begin your holiday celebrations early, with us, at each of our locations! We are spreading the events out over different days to provide many options for your busy holiday schedules…or for those lucky few who can attend multiple!

    Date: 12/13/2019 Location: Great Falls

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  • Annual Champagne Tasting

    Our amazing Champagne Event is back again for another year! Once again, we will open some truly remarkable Champagnes from France and allow you to taste a wide range of high-end options. Begin your holiday celebrations early, with us, at each of our locations! We are spreading the events out over different days to provide many options for your busy holiday schedules…or for those lucky few who can attend multiple!

    Date: 12/12/2019 Location: Vienna

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  • Annual Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

    We are opening a variety of wines perfect for pairing with your classic Thanksgiving foods. We will have reds, whites and sparklings available for you to taste along side cheese and charcuterie samples!

    Date: 11/27/2019 Location: All stores

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  • Talk & Tasting of German Wines with Hansen-Lauer

    Crisp, cool Fall air entices us to transition from summer white wines to fuller-bodied, edgy whites and light reds – like those from Germany!

     

    Join us for an exciting Talk & Tasting of German wines with our guest Danielle Rouyer from Hansen-Lauer, a 100 year old weingut located in the medieval town of in Bernkastel-Kues, Mosel. This 3rd generation wine family specializes in Riesling and Danielle will share their history and story as we taste some fantastic wines.

     

    But wait! There’s more! German wines are not just Riesling, not all white and not all sweet! So we’ll also be tasting great German reds like Spatburgunder, Donfelder and other German wines not normally found on our shelves. We’ll start with a Sekt and end with Beerenauslese as a treat. Come discover the wines of Germany. Was ist denn hier nicht los?

    Date: 10/24/2019

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  • Beer & Wine Swaps in Celebration of Oktoberfest

    What do beer and wine have in common? Yeast and water to start! Aromas and flavors too! In celebration of Oktoberfest, stop by our Vienna Wine Outlet store on Monday, October 14 anytime between 12-6 PM to discover the similarities – like a Pilsner & Cava, a Hefeweizen & a Beaujolais Nouveau, or a German Bock & a Malbec, just to tease your curiosity! Pick up your beer/wine swap list so you can amaze your friends too!

    Date: 10/14/2019

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  • Bubbles & Brunch Bites with Sugar Up, Sugar

    Stop by our Great Falls store on Sunday, September 22 between 12 and 2 PM for our Social Sips with Leslie Hollander of Sugar Up, Sugar fame! https://www.sugarupsugar.com/

     

    We’ll be pouring some bubbly and Leslie will be sharing a sampling of brunch bites, savory & sweet!

    Date: 09/22/2019

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  • Wine Game Night! Come play “Truth in Wine” with us

    It’s Game Season and we’re all in for some fun!

    Join us for a fierce or friendly competition, at our “Truth in Wine” game on Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 PM where Jon, Lisa and Gray will tell you about a wine you’re tasting and describe its taste.

    But wait! It’s a game of deception, so only ONE will be telling you the truth! It’s up to YOU and your taste buds to know just who that is!

    The person who guesses most correctly wins a prize!

    But really, everyone wins, there’s wine after all!

    Date: 09/21/2019

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  • Wines of the Former Soviet Eastern Bloc

    Two World Wars and Soviet domination nearly destroyed the centuries old wine industry of Central and Eastern Europe. Thirty years later and wines from Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Georgia are finding their way to the export market, providing us with remarkable values and increasing quality in both traditional and obscure new styles.

     

    We’ll be tasting wines not normally found on our shelf for this class as we reflect on the history of the transitional economies of the Eastern Bloc and experience their path back to a thriving wine industry.

    Date: 09/12/2019

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  • It’s a Social Sips Asian Food & Wine Pairing

    The deliciously complex flavors of Asian foods tease the palate with sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty flavors. Not sure what style of wine will create that perfect Zen-like match for you? Come find out at our next Social Sips where this month Vi Bui from the Jovian Pantry will be serving up some Asian delicacies featuring her line of authentic, delicious Asian spices, sauces and dressings – which we will match with wines prompting that “Ah-huh!” moment as you discover winning combinations and why they work.

    Tasting tickets are just $5 for our monthly Social Sips!

    Date: 08/22/2019

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  • Rose’ – The Essence of Summer Celebration

    We can’t let summer slip away without indulging in crisp, cold Rose’s that capture the essence of summer. From the kiss-of-color pinks that tease daydreams of relaxing on soft, white, sandy beaches to the vibrant hues of magenta sparking exhilaration of jetting around a mountain lake, we invite you to join us for a shade-to-style tasting of rose’s that can only be eclipsed with a Ballerina Rose’ Cocktail and pretty-in-pink treats. Discover your own pink wine flavor preference with our walk-around Essence of Summer tasting event @ our McLean Wine Outlet.

    Date: 08/17/2019

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  • Social Sips: Sangria & Tapas

    We’re celebrating the lazy days of summer with Sangrias and tapas! Come taste a cherry-berry red made with Spanish Granacha and a luscious white made with an Alvarinho from Portugal. Pick up tips on putting together your own tapas platter from food available right here at the Vienna Wine Outlet- chorizo, marcona almonds, payoyo, manchego, olives and more!

    Date: 07/30/2019

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  • Wine Sippers at our Wine Cocktail Experience

    We’re mixing it up! Beat the heat and discover the refreshingly cooling and traditional summer sippers of Spain and Portugal. We’ll be crafting Rebujito, Tinto de Verano, Kalimotxo, Pitilingorri, Sangrias and more for you to sample tonight! And while you’re sipping, pick up tips on creating a quick and easy tapas platter with food you can find right here at the Wine Outlet – Chorizo, Manchego, Marcona almonds, olives and more! Recipes included so you can recreate your own Summer Sipping fun at home!

    Date: 07/20/2019

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  • Destination Wine: Spain & Portugal

    Join us for a Destination Wine class as we explore the grape varieties, wines and wine regions of the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll discover amazing wine values regionally unique and traditional like Txakoli, Vinho Verde,Tinta Roriz,Touriga Nacional, Garnacha and more. Learn the label lingo for quality and aging terms and enjoy a tapas platter while sipping 5-6 wines.

    Date: 07/11/2019

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  • Pouring Points

    We’re talking numbers here! Find out the who’s who in the points rating game and discover whose style is most like your own. We’ll taste wines from all over the world rated 90+ by James Suckling, Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, the Wine Enthusiast and more as we debate the relevancy and authority of wine critics today. Enjoy six top-rated wines and cheese specially selected by Jon, our master cheese expert.

    Date: 06/23/2019

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  • Destination Wine: California

    We’re kicking off our Destination Wine Series in the USA with a trip through California’s wine countries. Join us as we taste our way through Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Paso Robles and more. We’ll learn about the unique wine history, grapes, people and places that made California the 4th largest producer in the world and America’s #1. We’ll be tasting prime examples of California wines from top producers that cover the range from bold, fruity high-alcohol reds to refined subtle whites. Wines will be paired with selections from our cheese case. Join us and discover California wines!

    Date: 06/07/2019

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  • Social Sips: Italian Wine & Pizza Pairing

    Stop by our Vienna Wine Outlet on May 22, anytime between 5-7 PM, for our first ever Social Sips! We’re pairing Church Street pizza with 6 Italian wines, including a stellar Chianti in a retro straw basket! You’ll be able to taste and discover what kind of Italian wine pairs best with your favorite pizza topping.

    Date: 05/22/2019

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  • Revisiting the Judgement of Paris. Where are they now?

    Join the Wine Outlet for a Premiere Wine Tasting Event on Friday, May 17, 2019: Revisiting the Judgement of Paris 1976 – Where are They Now?

    You’ll be the judge in this blind tasting as we reenact that historical day when California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon placed first in competition with the finest white Burgundy and Bordeaux classified growths of France. We’ll discuss the history, the people, the wines and producers, and how the wine industry has changed since that “vinous shot heard round the world”. You’ll taste and rank the current vintages of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Montrose, Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Stags Leap, Ridge Montebello, Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, Clos du Val, Mayacamas Vineyard, Freemark Abbey, Chateau Montelena, Chalone Estate, Spring Mountain, Veedercrest, David Bruce, Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches and more! This is your chance to taste the greats and reimagine history. Space is limited for this special ticketed event! Reserve your spot today!

    Date: 05/17/2019

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  • Introduction to the World of Wine

    Explore the world of wine with us from the historical beginnings as we know it, to the booming wine industry of today. We’ll examine the styles, laws and label differences between the Old World and the New World, learn about the EU system for designating wine quality in comparison to other countries, and discover how geography and climate affect wine production worldwide. We’ll taste classic examples of the major international red and white grape varieties with a cheese plate today and we’ll introduce you to our new Destination Wine series where we’ll take you around the globe exploring and tasting wine.

    Date: 05/09/2019

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  • SOB Wines, It’s Only Natural

    Experience SOB (Sustainable, Organic & Biodynamic) wines for Earth Day as we learn a little moon science, talk dirt and go natural. We’ll discover and taste SOB wines and examine the myths and realities of spiritual, ethical and ecological viticultural and winemaking practices. As we taste 6 wines paired with natural and yeasty creations, we’ll dive into the differing certification criterias, all with one common goal – a commitment to the land and community. Cow horns not included.

    Date: 04/25/2019

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  • Spring Fever!

    Celebrate Spring and the promise of great new vintages with us. We’re craving lighter, crisper, Spring-style wines as the season changes and the weather teases us with warmer days. We’ll taste three wines from the Loire Valley in France and another from Austria and enjoy a Spring-themed cheese plate.

    While tasting, we’ll follow the life cycle of the vineyard from budbreak to winter dormancy through a personal picture journey in the field and talk about what it takes to go from vine to wine. We’ll discuss the work and decisions made by the vineyard manager and winemaker during the grape growing process and how weather, diseases and pests affect the fall harvest and the wine you drink.

    Date: 03/28/2019

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  • Aroma Bar Challenge

    Step on up to the Aroma Bar in this friendly challenge of your senses. Learn about aromas, flavors and tastes all while refining your wine tasting skills. Participants will move through 3 stations after a brief overview of aromas, flavors and tastes.

    1. Choose red or white – smell the primary aromas from the associated wine vials, match to aromas board

    2. Next Round- tertiary aromas and faults

    3. Last round – 4 wines to decipher the smells

    Date: 03/16/2019

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  • Build Your Wine Confidence

    What’s Your Wine Style?

    You know the wine you like but do you know why you like it? The best way to understand and describe your taste preference is to classify wines by 5 fundamental characteristics: acidity, tannin, sweetness, alcohol and body. Join us as we break down the structure of a wine, have some fun and taste 6 wines paired with cheese.

    Date: 02/24/2019

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