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Cool October Events @ Swirl!

Beth Ribblett

                              
 

Ready or not, October is here which means our activity level at the shop gets kicked up a few notches!  We're really happy to be bringing back our wine and cheese pairing classes with Casey Foote from Saint James Cheese (October 11 & 18, see details below) plus we've got our last MS Fundraising Event, a visit from an Italian winemaker and James Moises, fun Wednesday Nite Flites plus our always entertaining Free Fridays! This week alone we have 4 events on the books so scroll down to see what to add to your social calendar!

Monday October 1, 6-10:30pm, Slow Food New Orleans Supper Bowl Jam!
Kerry and I will be heading over to the Slow Food NOLA launch held in true New Orleans style at Rock ‘N’ Bowl. The party gets started at 6 pm with music by Onward Brass Band and food available for purchase from Rock ‘N’ Bowl’s Straight Stick Ranch, La Divina Gelateria, Rue Chow, Frencheeze, My Time Coffee, a Slow Food Demonstrations by Gary Granata, PhD, RD and much more. For more details check out their Facebook Page!

Tuesday October 2, 6-8pm, Have a Drink for MS!!

This is our last week of fundraising for the MS Bike 150 this weekend so tonight we'll donate all of the profits from the bar and help Mike and Matt "prep" their legs for the ride with a leg shaving to raise money for MS!  Our own version of "locks of luv", for $10 you can take a swipe at their legs and all of the money they raise will go to MS! We'll have some amazing wine available at the bar as Kerry, me, Matt and Mike will all pick our favorite wines in the store to put on the list for the evening at special prices.

Wednesday Nite Flites, October 3, 6-8pm
We'll be celebrating our cooler fall evenings tonight with a flite of big reds!  Plus you'll probably need a drink before the presidential debates start at 8pm so come over to taste the Ridge Lytton Springs Proprietary Red(WA 95 pts, $42), B Wise Trios ($30) and the new vintage of Charles Smith's Boom Boom Syrah ($18) Flites are $15 for 3-2 oz. pours of delicious juice, no reservations required!

Friday Free For All, October 5, 6-8pm
Josh Prados will be pouring 4 great wines from Spain tonight accompanied by chef Papier's delicious tapas plates!  The wine tasting is free and plates are $5-$7.  Check out our Facebook page on Friday for the lineup and chef's menu!

Saturday Hollygrove Happy Hour October 6,  4-6

Kimi and Brenda will be pouring for Happy Hour today while Kerry, me, Mike and Matt ride the MS Bike 150! All wines by the glass are half price and you can check out the Hollygrove produce box pick up!  See instructions here on how to order your box!

Wednesday Nite Flites, October 10, 6-8pm

Join Kimi and Mike for flite nite where $15 gets you 3-2 oz. pours of delicious juice, no reservations required! Check out our Facebook page on Wednesday for the lineup and chef's menu!

Special Event! October 11, 6:30pm Italian Wine & Cheese Pairing Class at Swirl
Join Casey Foote of Saint James Cheese and Robin Shay, the Export Manager for Allegrini, for a wonderful tasting of wine and cheese from Italy.  We'll feature 6 gorgeous wines from the Veneto and Toscana presented by Robin including the Poggio Al Tesoro Sondraia (WA 91, $40) and Vermintino, the Allegrini Palazzo della Torre and Valpolicella, and the San Polo Rossi di Montalcino and Rubio Super Tuscan.  The tasting is $35 and reservations/prepayment are required.  Limited to 24 people, call 504.304.0635 to reserve your spot!

Friday Free For All, October 12, 6-8pm

Join Beth Kehn for a tasting of 4 great wines from Italy accompanied by chef Papier's delicious tapas plates!  The wine tasting is free and plates are $5-$7.  Check out our Facebook page on Friday for the lineup and chef's menu!

Hollygrove Happy Hour, Saturday October 13, 4-6pm
Saturday afternoons are heating up at Swirl as we are THE place to pick up your Hollygrove Market box of fresh, local produce.  The infamous $25 Hollygrove box contains roughly 12 items at the peak of their season and can be picked up at Swirl on Saturdays from 4-6pm during our 1/2 priced Happy Hour.  See instructions here on how to order your box!

Wednesday Nite Flites, October 17, 6-8pm

Join Kimi and Mike for flite nite where $15 gets you 3-2 oz. pours of delicious juice, no reservations required! Check out our Facebook page on Wednesday for the lineup and chef's menu!

Special Event! Thursday October 18th, 6:30-8pm, American Wine & Cheese with St. James Cheese & James Moises @ Swirl!

October is American Cheese month and our friends over at Saint James are bringing in lots of great domestic cheeses to celebrate!  So tonight we will pair up Casey Foote and James Moises for a wonderful evening of wine and cheeses from Oregon, Washington and California.  The tasting is $30 and reservations/prepayment are required.  Limited to 24 people, call 504.304.0635 to reserve your spot!

Friday Free For All, October 19, 6-8pm
Please join us for our weekly tasting of 4 free wines!  Lineup is TBA

Hollygrove Happy Hour, Saturday October 20, 4-6pm
Saturday afternoons are heating up at Swirl as we are THE place to pick up your Hollygrove Market box of fresh, local produce.  The infamous $25 Hollygrove box contains roughly 12 items at the peak of their season and can be picked up at Swirl on Saturdays from 4-6pm during our 1/2 priced Happy Hour.  See instructions here on how to order your box!

Wednesday Nite Flites, October 24, 6-8pm

Join Kimi and Mike for flite nite where $15 gets you 3-2 oz. pours of delicious juice, no reservations required!

Friday Free For All, October 26, 6-8pm

Please join us for our weekly tasting of 4 free wines!  Lineup is TBA

Hollygrove Happy Hour, Saturday October 27, 4-6pm

Saturday afternoons are heating up at Swirl as we are THE place to pick up your Hollygrove Market box of fresh, local produce.  The infamous $25 Hollygrove box contains roughly 12 items at the peak of their season and can be picked up at Swirl on Saturdays from 4-6pm during our 1/2 priced Happy Hour.  See instructions here on how to order your box!

Special Event!! Wednesday Nite Flites with Winemaker Pasquale Petrera from Fatalone in Puglia, October 31, 6-8pm

Join us for a great evening of wines from the Puglia region where Primitivo rules!  Winemaker Pasquale Petrera will be presenting 4 wines tonight and we'll have a nice selection of Italian cheese on our "bites" menu!  $15 gets you 3-2 oz. pours of delicious juice, no reservations required!