Category: Friday Wine Tastings

Saint Patrick’s day wine tasting!

Join us anytime between 4-7 for our Friday eve Wine Taste!
Do you like high-acid whites or medium-body flora whites?
Do you like a Cabernet with a medium body with spicy minerality or a juicy full Cabernet taste of blackberry jam and dark chocolate with a hint of tobacco leaf?
Come to the Vault this Friday and find out!

Wine Tasting Friday march 10

Please join us anytime between 4-7 March 10, for three reds and a white!

The White Wine this week is full of Easter Brunch fun. Salad Days, at only 9.9% alcohol by volume, is crisp pear, green apple, lemon, and green herbs refreshing easy, drinking Pet Nat.

The reds from Italy represent some of the best of Piedmont.

A 100% Barbera of Asti is a Ruby red color with mineral and vanilla notes. A medium-bodied, dry wine with a crisp acidity (perfect for the whole meal) and soft tannins.   Well balanced, with good complexity and a red cherry finish.

Pair with Appetizers, rich salads, grilled seasonal vegetables, soups, stews, pasta, veal, pork, and chicken with light sauces.

The Perbacco is a superb example of Nebbiolo.

Winemaker Notes on this fine Nebbiolo

Medium deep ruby color. Quite an intense and generous fruity nose (red berries), floral and spicy notes, a hint of menthol, and hard candy. On the pallet, medium-bodied, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense, and quite powerful when young, evolving to a complex, elegant, well-balanced wine with aging. The tannins are harmoniously integrated in the fruit structure of the wine. Long-lasting aftertaste with good freshness.

Pair with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats, and sharp, aged cheeses.

We will round out the taste with a Zinfandel from the folks at Bedrock Vineyards in Sonoma. The wine is Purple, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright.  The nose is great with raspberries, black cherries, and bramble.  Medium to full-bodied.  On the palate, black cherry fruit with some char and black pepper.

Wine tasting Friday, February 24, anytime between 4-7

This week we will try a Kermit Lynch import, a bone-dry Bordeaux Blanc. This wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with a little Sémillon. 

The off-dry white from Chateau Climes in Bordeaux, Asphodele, is a 100% Semillon. 

The Syrah from the Northern Rhone is a delight from Jena-Michel Gerin, fresh and vibrant, great red.

A Spanish red from the Canary Islands is a layered volcanic red not to be missed.

See you at the Vault!

this week Austria, Italy, and Spain

Join us Friday, February 17 anytime between 4&7 for a taste of Austria Italy and Spain

February 10 wine tasting with Kaila, the Italian specialist of wine shepherd & It’s Good imports

Join us anytime between 4&7 for a taste of Italy! Kaila Wine Shepherds boots on the ground in Italy. This Friday, Kaila will share how she has found these hidden gems of the Italian wine scene.

Wine tasting February 3

Join us anytime between 4&7 for a Valentine’s Wine tasting!

Waterbury Winterfest wine tasting January 27, 2023

Kicking off Winterfest’s 12th year, come join us on Day 1 anytime between 4:00 and 6:30 at The Wine Vault for a great winter wine tasting of fantastic reds and whites. Come to The Wine Vault for a tasting of a diverse selection of wines from around the world and close to home. Following a wine-tasting warm-up, grab the family and join Winterfest for the family to skate with a cool down on the ice at Anderson Park.

Wine-tasting with tony of iron wolf wines

Join us anytime between 4-6:30 this Friday the 13th!

For a wine-tasting extraordinaire!

gift box wine tasting

The Essential Holiday Wine Pack

This Friday, December 30, come to taste the lovely wines we included in our holiday gift packs.

Two gift box specials The Essentials box and the Celebration box

The Essentials box is a perfect host gift and includes a sparkling rose from Willamette Valley. Bright crips balanced Chardonnay from California and a robust red blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah, expressing luscious dark and red fruit from France.

The Celebration Holiday Wine Pack

The special occasions box.

The Celebration Holiday Wine Pack

A fun and lively sparkling white wine from Italy, from the house of Pegau, a Rhone blend, yielding power with licorice, tar, and red cherry. A wine Vault favorite from South Africa’s Western Cape, a luxuriously layered Cabernet Sauvignon notes of allspice, vanilla, and hazelnut

Holiday wine tasting with Jessica

Join us anytime between 4-7 for a holiday wine-tasting extraordinaire

A gorgeous bottle of bubbles from Alsace, France. The Chardonnay out of Macon in Burgundy is full of unoaked bliss. An age-worthy Spanish red under $20. Two California reds, one from Paso Robles and the other a classic Napa from an esteemed Napa wine family. We will end the taste with a silky dessert wine from Sauternes, France.