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July Events @ Swirl

Beth Ribblett

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July Events

Monday, July 4:  Closed and we will also be closed all Mondays in July...

Sake Flites, July 6, 6-8pm
Our sake flite nite last month was a big success so we've set the first Wednesday of every month to feature new sakes. And our new summer wine menu will feature sake flites as well as a by the glass selection.  This week join sommelier Michelle Gueydan and Chris Noyes for three new sakes from the Winebow portfolio.  No reservations necessary, just pull up a seat at the bar! $13

Friday Free for All, July 8th, 6-8pm
Nick from Uncorked is in the shop with 4 great French wines in honor of our Bastille Day Festival the following day. This tasting is free and open to the public.

Annual Bastille Day Festival, Saturday July 9, 5-9pm
Your Faubourg St. John Merchants are holding our annual Bastille Day Festival as we close down Ponce de Leon Street on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Cindy Scott & Don Vappie with the Tupelo Honeys will be performing as well as the High Ground Drifters. In addition to the art booths, there will be plenty of fine food and drinks available from your neighborhood merchants, and we'll be serving up some great French bubbly, reds, whites and rose.

Wednesday Nite Flites, July 13, 6-8pm
Join sommelier Michelle Gueydan for a flite of 3 interesting wines. No reservations necessary, just pull up a seat at the bar!

Friday Free for All, July 15, 6-8pm
Britt from Wines Unlimited will join us for a tasting of 4 free wines from the Esporao Winery in Portugal.  This tasting is free and open to the public.

Antonio's Italy, July 16-23.  We'll be travelling through Tuscany with Antonio and blogging about our experiences!  But don't worry Michelle and the gang will be minding the shop so we will still be open for business.

Wednesday Nite Flites, July 20, 6-8pm
Join sommelier Michelle Gueydan for a flite of 3 interesting wines.  No reservations necessary, just pull up a seat at the bar!

Friday Free for All, July 22, 6-8pm
Join us Beth Kehn as we celebrate Tuscany tonight.  We'll be sharing great wine and food on our last night with Antonio in Cortona as well, so we'll be with you in spirit! This tasting is free and open to the public.

Wine and Cheese Pairing Class, July 27, 6-8pm
Our wine and cheese pairing class was a big hit in June, so we've decided to dedicate the last Wednesday of the month to this format.  Join Michelle Gueydan and Saint James Cheese to taste 5 distinct wines and their best pairing cheeses, learn about different artisan cheese producing methods, and understand what wines are best paired with cheese.  This is a seated class but conducted in a relaxed, fun, yet informative style and is limited to 20 people.  Reservation and prepayment are required to hold your spot.   Call 504.304.0635 to reserve your spot.  $25

Friday Free for All, July 29, 6-8pm
Join us for our regularly scheduled tasting of 4 of our favorite wines.  This tasting is free and open to the public.

Dates to Mark:

Sunday August 14th, Un Assigio di Campagnia, A Wine & Food Experience at A Mano - We're working with Chef Josh Smith and our favorite southern Italian restaurant to bring you a series of wine and food events from each region of the mezzogiorno.  Following the format of our Siciliy event last spring, we'll introduce more than 15 different bubblies, whites, reds and roses and pairing dishes from one of the most exciting, diverse regions of southern Italy.  Price TBA...

Wednesday September 21, The Wines of Marco De Grazia at Maximos.  Join us for a wine dinner featuring one of the best import portfolios of Italy as we pair up with Uncorked Wines and Maximos Italian Grill to bring you an unforgettable night of wine and food.  Menu and pricing TBA.