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This Week At Swirl Wine Bar & Market

Beth Ribblett


Happenings
Free Wednesday Night Launch Party for Squawking Parrot!
We'll be holding a very special free Wednesday night tasting this week hosted by our friends Monica and Neil of Vending Machine Wines!  Their latest love child, Squawking Parrot will be the star of the show tonight, but we'll also be pouring Horror Show, Loula's Revenge and Double Shotgun. And the night of the launch we'll be offering 15% discounts per bottle of any of the VMW offerings for those who attend the event and the best parrot costume gets a free bottle of Squawking Parrot plus another release of their choice!  If you've ever been to one of our VMW parties you know the wine will be flowing, the stereo cranking and there is lots of fun to be had!  6-8pm or til we run outta wine!!

Good Eggs Good Wine Launch Party Thursday, October 17th!!
We're throwing a Good Eggs, Good Wine Launch Party!  Come in to the shop between 5:30 and 7:30 to meet some of the Good Eggs folks and while you are at it you can sample some of the great food available like Esses Foods pastas and sauces, sausages from Crescent Pie & Sausage Company, Ryals Dairy cheeses with spreads from Pepperland Farms, quiche from P's and Q's and to top if all off, we'll have a free tasting with George Brown from Vino Wholesale pouring some of our new fav's from France and Spain! Good Eggs allows you to shop online in the comfort of your home and support local businesses and farmers while you do it!  Just place your order by midnight on Tuesday and select Swirl as pick up location. Also for all new Good Eggs customers picking up at swirl - type swirl into the promo code box and get $10 off your first order! Good eggs, good wine, good fun!

Robert Kakcher Selections with Craig Baker, Wednesday October 23, 6-8pm "Robert Kacher Selection has become as close to a guarantee of high quality as consumers are likely to find.” - Robert M. Parker Jr.
Robert Kacher's reputation as a high quality French wine importer is tough to beat and for good reason. During the first two decades of Robert Kacher Selections, Bobby spent almost half of each year in France, criss-crossing from region to region in an effort to select and help develop the finest portfolio of French boutique estate wines of any importer in the US. Through this hands-on approach of working side by side with growers and producers, Bobby was able to ensure the quality and authenticity of every wine in his collection. Bobby’s dedication and passion for the wine business has resulted in numerous awards and accolades: Recently Robert Parker named him “one of the 20 most influential wine personalities of the past 20 years.”  The wines have been out of the market for awhile, but are back and we are excited to be showing 5 of our favorites with Craig, director of sales for Robert Kacher Selections.

Artisan Oregon, Wine & Culinary Travel
Having just flown back late last night, I think it is safe to say that everyone had an amazing time on our Artisan Oregon tour!  We were on a pretty tight schedule so it was hard to do blog posts but I've put a lot of the photos on our facebook page and will try to catch up on swirlandsavor this week.  We will absolutely be scheduling another trip next year and I'll begin working on our Italy itinerary this week so stay tuned for more wine and culinary travel!

Check out our complete list of events below and we hope to see you sometime this week, cheers! 

Upcoming Event
Slow Food NOLA Chapter Meeting, Monday October 14, 7pm
Come see what Slow Food Nola is all about at the Hollygrove Market & Farm, 8301 Olive Street. The meeting is open to the public and will feature guest speakers from the Covey Rise Farm in Husser, LA.

Food Truck Tuesdays @ Swirl! October 15, 6-8pm 
The Fat Falafel food truck pulls up at our front door every Tuesday and you can bring your food inside and let Magic Matt and El Casey pair it with our favorite wines by the glass! Theresa and Gavin do an amazing job with fresh, Mediterranean style food and in fact were named by Zagat as one of the top 10 "must try" food trucks in the country!

Squawking Parrot Launch Party, October 16, 6-8pm!
Special free Wednesday tasting next week, October 16 with Moncia & Neil of Vending Machine wines!  We'll be tasting all of the current releases including the newly landed Squakking Parrot! 

Good Eggs, Good Wine Party, October 17 , 5:30-7:30
We're throwing a Good Eggs, Good Wine Launch Party!  Come in to the shop between 5:30 and 7:30 to meet some of the Good Eggs folks and while you are at it you can sample some of the great food available like Esses Foods pastas and sauces, sausages from Crescent Pie & Sausage company, Ryals Dairy cheeses with spreads from Pepperland Farms, quiche from P's and Q's and to top if all off, we'll have a free tasting with George Brown from Vino Wholesale pouring some of our new fav's from France and Spain! We'll give you coupon for a free glass of wine when you pick up your order and for all new Good Eggs customers picking up at swirl - type swirl into the promo code box and get $10 off your first order!

Friday Free for All, October 18, 6-8pm
Jared Breaux is joining us tonight with a great lineup of new wines this week while Jodie Drasutis is back as guest chef!  Come on over to drink some great wine and check out chef's menu!  

Saturday Happy Hour, October 19, 4-6pm
Join Kimi & Erin for our weekly happy hour where all of our 25+ wines by the glass are half off!

**Antonio's Italy, Wine & Culinary Travel, July 5-12th, 2014
Travel with us and a crazy Italian guy through Tuscany while we live like locals, spending a week in a villa in Cortona and visiting Antonio’s favorite wineries, restaurants, hill towns and wine bars. Stay tuned for more details or contact me for more information at 504.304.0635.  **I have already had many people inquiring about this trip before I even release the itinerary.  If you are seriously considering going with us and would like information, please send me an email at beth@swirlinthecity.com or reply to this email.