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Wines Around the World: A Tasting + Pairing Series by GROVE

Presented by GROVE August 27, 2020

GROVE was built with wine lovers in mind. We specialize in a wide-ranging selection of house-made dishes that emphasize fresh, seasonal ingredients with a matching wine list that has been thoughtfully cultivated in favor of quality and accessibility. We enjoy introducing our guests to labels that they may be unfamiliar with or hesitant to seek out on their own.

We invite you to join us as we take you on a tour around the world, featuring our favorite wineries and light bites to complement them. Wines Around the World: A Tasting + Pairing Series is a four-week event held in our safe, socially distanced ballroom on Tuesdays from September 15–October 6, 2020, at 6 p.m. Your $20 ticket includes four unique wine samples paired with light hors d’oeuvres. View our itinerary below, and reserve your table at grovelwr.com.

To kick things off, we will head to Europe on Week One, September 15.

European featured wines

João Portugal Ramos Alvarinho Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2018
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, 2018
Vina Bujanda Reserva Rioja, Spain, 2013
Château De Parenchère Raphaël Bordeaux, France, 2015

Hors d’oeuvres menu

Olive tapenade & artisanal crackers
Fresh mozzarella with balsamic glaze
Grilled baguette, manchego & roasted red peppers
Prosciutto & capicola

The following week, September 22, we will visit the land Down Under, featuring wines from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.

Down Under featured wines

Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier Barossa, Australia, 2017
Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Miamup Margaret River, Australia, 2017
Anwilka Petit Frère Red Blend Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2018

Hors d’oeuvres menu

Guacamole-stuffed deviled egg with bacon
Moroccan spiced almonds
Aged white cheddar
Spicy capicola

Next, on September 29, we are stopping by South America.

South America featured wines

Cousino Macul Sauvignon Gris Maipo Valley, Chile, 2017
Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas San Antonio Valley, Chile, 2018
El Enemigo Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina, 2017
Catena Cabernet Franc San Carlos Mendoza, Argentina, 2017

Hors d’oeuvres menu

Salmon carpaccio, crème fraiche with dill garnish
Marinated grilled mushroom carpaccio
Roasted red pepper hummus with grilled baguette
Dark chocolate & berries

Finally, on October 6, we will end our tour with wines from the United States!

United States featured wines

Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Finger Lakes, New York, 2018
Sean Minor Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, California, 2018
Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2017
Januik Merlot Colombia Valley, Washington, 2015

Hors d’oeuvres menu

Fresh berries and fresh whipped cream with orange blossom honey and mint
French onion and Gruyère toast
Brisket rillettes
Chocolate covered raisins


Health & Safety

Keeping your safety in mind during COVID-19, tables will be separated by at least six feet, and parties will have pre-assigned seats. As per Manatee County mandate, masks are required to enter and navigate the ballroom.

Ticket and Seating Information

Tables are available for groups of 2, 4, 6 or 8 people, and tickets must be purchased together in order to properly arrange the tables. Ticket availability subject to change, and more tables will be released based on demand.

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