Pete’s of Bellevue
May Tasting Schedule
May 2 Thirsty Thursday 5pm - 7pm
Staff picks….Wedding Wines! Great wines for your wedding. We’ll help you calculate how much you need and give you pairing suggestions. There will be sparkling wines to choose for your toasts, as well!
May 4 Saturday 3pm – 6pm
Our monthly Ad Tasting. Check our web site for the wines on special: www.peteswineshop.com
May 9 Thirsty Thursday 5pm - 7pm
Waltzing things up on this Thirsty Thursday! Join us for an Austrian wines tasting, featuring the wines of Huber Hugo and Claus Preisinger. We will taste white, rose and red wines from the Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt, St-Laurent and Blaufrankish grapes. Hope you can make it!!!
May 11 Saturday 3pm – 6pm
Soos Creek Wine Cellars established their winery in 1989. By starting the winery at a relatively early time in the Washington wine industry, they were able to source grapes from a couple of the best and oldest vineyards in the state: Champoux and Ciel du Cheval. In the last few years, they have added several more best of the best vineyards: Slide Mountain, Elephant Mountain, DuBrul, Dineen, Lewis, Sagemoor, Klipsun and The Benches. The winery specializes in red wine made only from Bordeaux grape varietals. Come join Jason Lum from Elliot Bay Distributing as he showcases their exceptional new releases.
May 16 Thirsty Thursday 5pm - 7pm
Owners and winemakers, Scott and Margaret Fivash, got their introduction to the Washington wine industry by featuring the “Best of Washington Wines” in Washington CEO magazine, which they owned and operated for more than 15 years. In 2006, Scott and Margaret moved to Walla Walla to learn more about the wine business. While there, Margaret earned an AAAS degree in Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology and Viticulture, Scott attended the Wine Executive program at UC Davis, and they both worked at various wineries for 3 years to gain experience. Now back in Sammamish, they’ve turned their woodshop into a winery and continue to make wine with grapes sourced mostly from Walla Walla.
May 18 Saturday 3pm – 6pm
Think Outside the Barrel!
Jerome Slobojan from Unique Wine Company joins us again to taste some prime examples of the recent move by many winemakers to change the relationship between wine and wood. Traditionally, the oak barrel in which a wine ferments and ages was thought to add a unique taste, character, and depth. This philosophy is still fiercely upheld by many winemakers, but others are choosing to deviate from tradition or disregard it altogether, aging their wines in stainless steel barrels or other containers that have no bearing on the ultimate taste of the wine. To Oak or Not to Oak? You decide!
Also Beer Tasting – We shall be sampling the beers from Sam Adams Brewery. The brewery was named after Samuel Adams, who was a Boston firebrand, and a revolutionary thinker who fought for independence. Most importantly, he was also a brewer who had inherited a brewing tradition from his father. ..which was the case for the Sam Adams brew master, John Koch.
May 23 Thirsty Thursday 5pm - 7pm
Join Nick James of Mark Ryan Winery as he pours Board Track Racer wines. Board Track Racer is a side project of the winery that aims to bringing their customers approachable, fruit-focused wines that can be enjoyed any night of the week. Using mainly their younger, developing vineyards for this line of wines provides them with an opportunity to build wines with less new oak, rich with fruit and delicious primary character while some of the other Mark Ryan selections are waiting in the cellar.
May 25 Saturday 3pm – 6pm
Rosé tasting! Don’t be afraid of pink wine…many of these babies are bone dry, and they pair so well with many different dishes.
May 30 Thirsty Thursday 5pm - 7pm
Staff picks…Some new releases/vintages, a couple old favorites, and of course a bubbly!
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