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A Spring and Summer Full of Wine Tastings!

Just out, our exciting schedule of spring and summer tastings! Treat Mom, Dad, or yourself! And for all events, be sure to RSVP 428-9463 so we can plan to have enough food and wine on hand!

MAY

Wed, May 1 – Fri, May 3

At Shgrapes1325793_72271627er Bliss, we stock many of the Pelee wines.  The extremely popular Sweet Merlot and Pinot Grigio belie their names as neither is truly sweet and the Merlot actually finishes dry. The Pinot Grigio is not dull and watery, but light and crisp. For the true wine enthusiast there is a Gamay Noir Zweigelt, an unusual juicy wine with a spicy finish, and two distinctly different Pinot Noirs and a Cab Franc. Come in and sample these wines during regular store hours. Samples priced from $2.50 per two ounce pour. Come in and register to win a trip for two to the wineries of Pelee Island! Details in our next post or here.

Saturday, May 11, 3-4:30 pm

Kick off Mother’s Day weekend with Sher Bliss’ version of high tea. We will be sampling an exciting assortment of rosés, new to the market, along with an inspired assortment of tea sandwiches and house made tea and wine infused truffles, $20 per person. Great for Mothers and Daughters, or Girlfriends!

Friday, May 17, 7-8:30 pm

Revisiting Australia and some our favorite wineries. Incredible value wines and wines for the collector, many vegan and vegetarian-friendly, all sustainable and what got me? A (Marlborough) creamy sauv blanc that is truly balanced, and neither pungent nor one-dimensional.  All the wines have great food pairing possibilities.

Saturday, May 18, 4-7 pm

Sparkling Tasting Open House and Great Gatsby trivia, prizes awarded! Read the book, see the movie, or both! We really should drink more sparkling! $15 per person, anytime from 4-7 pm.

Friday, May 31, 7-8:30 pm

Oregon is at its finest in the summertime! $20 per person, light bites served. Hopefully facilitated by Julia of Vintage Wine distributors, if she isn’t in Oregon. If she is, we will skype her from some beautiful vineyard or another!

Starting in MAY

Last summer we were a sweet success with our Pelotonia fundraisers!

For groups of 20 or more adults, your Peloton can host a private chocolate-making, wine-tasting party benefitting a great cause.

$40 per person includes a sampling of 4 wines, light apps and a chocolate class relaying chocolate’s rich history dating back to Maya and Aztec royal and religious events where it was a like the currency of gold. The best part-participants enter the Sher Bliss kitchen for a tutorial on chocolate terminology and then in a DIY workshop, hand-craft confections to take home or enjoy here.  After all, what happens at Sher Bliss stays at Sher Bliss!

$20 dollars per person and 5% of the evening’s purchases are donated to Pelotonia.

Line your dates up now for a fun and easy way to fundraise.

Food and Wine 101

A favorite topic brought to you by Jackie Ketchel of Glazer’s of Ohio and Cheryl Sher. Conveniently offered on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 PM. Sign up for one or the entire series! Great treat for yourself or a gift for Mom, Dad or both for a combined Mother’s Day and Father’s Day couples’ gift.

$150 per person if  purchased individually. If purchased as a package save 20%, an incredible value at $120 for the knowledge, great food, laughter and wine experiences. There will be keepsake books for you to add your own notes on your tasting experience and paired plates of food will be served.

  • May 13 – Wine Basics: Discuss basic varietals and why they pair well or poorly with certain food. One of the most educational tastings you will ever attend. $20 per person.
  • June 10 – Food and Wine 101. We take you to Italy. While you sample wines from four different regions, Barolo, Chianti, Vernaccia and Prosecco, the foods offered will show how cuisines in Italy, developed around  the grapes grown. $40 per person.
  • July 8 – Spanish tastings. Where better to travel in the heat of the summer than Espana! Tried and true varietals and a dry sherry that is not what your Grandma served. Perfect for summer. $30 per person.
  • Aug 30 – Food and Sparkling Wine. Bubbling with the thrill of presenting one of the most versatile and under-served styles of wine: sparkling wines. We will sample a true Champagne and other refreshing and delightful sparklers; Cava, Prosecco and California will all be represented. $30 per person.
  • Sept 9 – Pinot Defined, by its origin of course. Sample Pinots side by side from Oregon, France, California and South America. Discover first-hand the influence of soil, climate and rainfall and which are good to sip alone and which cry for food! $30 per person.

JUNE

Friday, June 7, 7-8:30 pm

A dim room and black glasses all contribute to the mystery surrounding a blind tasting. How good is your palate? Think you’re an expert wine taster?

Come test your taste buds and knowledge of wine at our second blind winetasting. Learn to identify basic components of wine (aromas, flavors, acid, tannin, etc.) and increase your enjoyment of wine in general.

Syllabus and Scoring…

Everyone has a score card:
White or red? Each correct earns 1 pt
Varietal correct, 3pts
Bonuses for correctly identifying aroma/flavors.
Chocolate prizes for the winners!

Just $20 per person, and it’s fun and educational

Friday, June 21, 7-8:30 pm

Obscure wines, another favorite for their compatibility to food, or just to sip. Learn why.  We will taste to discover Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and any other out-of-the-way place that grabs our attention.

JULY

Friday, July 12

New wines. That’s all we’re telling you. Sher Bliss is always in the know on what is new and desirable and this is being cheerfully presented by Corey of Vanguard Wines. $20 per person and remember, this is the inside scoop on wines new to Ohio and not found in the grocery store.

AUGUST

Saturday, Aug 17, 5-7 pm 

Savor the flavor of summertime with the annual tomato tasting with Colleen Sapp, owner of Dill’s Greenhouse. Many varietals of tomatoes to sample while discovering various regions of the world and wine-making styles that enhance this lovely fruit! $15 per person.

Thursday, August 29

Hagafen Cellars tasting, phenomenal award-winning Napa wines that start with superb fruit. Small lot production from this small family winery that produces many varietals and three renowned sparkling wines. With only 8,000 cases produced per year, this winery continues the Napa tradition of producing these premium varietals for the sophisticated palate. These wines are also produced in accordance with Jewish dietary laws. $25 per person

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