Calendar of Events

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December 21st, 2022, @Peacock Wine Bar in Gilbert: Reserve Wines 
Join us for this prestigious reserve wine tasting course. We will be selecting higher-end, sold by the bottle-only, wines to expand your palate and depth of tasting expertise.
November 16th, 2022, @Peacock Wine Bar in Gilbert: Comparing Pinot Noirs
(across 4 different regions)
Taste four Pinot Noirs from four distinctly different wine regions across the globe and, compare and contrast the nuances against one another in a fun and unassuming environment.
October 19th, 2022, @Peacock Wine Bar in Gilbert –  Food & Wine Pairing Dinner 
Come and indulge with us for our 2nd food and wine pairing dinner. We will be tasting through a 3-course Autumn meal and matching the flavors with wines for the season.
September 21st, 2022,  @Peacock Wine Bar in Gilbert – Argentina and Chile (South America) 
Experience the wines of South America on both sides of the magnificent Andes Mountain Range. Learn about their unique history, wine regions, styles, and prominent grapes.

August 18th, 2022, Thursday – PRIVATE CLASS FOR GIRLS NIGHT OUT, girlsnightoutevents.com, ‘AROUND THE WORLD WITH WINE’ – 4pm-7pm

August 17th, 2022, Wednesday – **NOTE THIS IS THE 3rd WEDNESDAY in AUGUST**Arizona Wine Country- @ Peacock Wine Bar 5:30pm

unearth the magnificent wines of your state and discover what is in your own backyard. Learn about the southern and northern regions and, their topography, geography & climate — understand why certain varietals do so well here. You will tour through the history and become familiar with some key players that are continuing to make this a reputable wine-producing region. 

August 3rd, 2022, Wednesday – PRIVATE CLASS IN HOME, ‘ITALIAN WINES’ 5pm-7pm

July 20th, 2022  **NOTE THIS IS THE 3rd WEDNESDAY IN JULY**  Blends – @ Peacock Wine Bar 5:30pm —

Understand the blending process, why it’s done, labeling, and, how some of the most famous regions are all about blends. You will learn the difference between single varietal wine and blends and, why certain grapes go well together to create a specific taste profile. 

June 22nd, 2022 – Pacific Northwest @ Peacock Wine Bar 5:30pm-

discover the wine regions of Oregon and Washington and, learn about what is coming out of British Columbia, Canada. Explore the scenic viticultural areas and how they have become some of the most relevant spots in the US to grow grapes and produce quality wine.

May 25th, 2022 – Spain & Portugal @ Peacock Wine Bar 5:30pm-

Experience the wines of the wondrous Iberian Peninsula. Learn about the native varietals of the region and its unique geography, and climate. From sparklings to beautiful still reds and whites to Sherry and Port, this class will be a cultural adventure.

April 27th, 2022 – Italy ‘Discover the Boot’ @ Peacock Wine Bar 5pm —

Discover Italy, the country known as “Oenotria” — meaning “The Land of Wine”, and the one with the most indigenous grape varieties in the world. Take a cultural adventure from the shaft of the boot to the toe and, advance your palate by digging into the various regions and the unique nuances of the grapes. 

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ, French Wine – ‘Le Plus Beau Vin de Monde’

Travel to France with us, by tasting varieties native to the most wine prestigious region across the globe. Learn about the diverse terrain, famous classification systems and, historical anecdotes from the most influential regions in the country such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Provence and, the Rhone Valley.

February 23rd, 2022   3-Course Food & Wine Pairing Dinner,  5:30pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

Menu: 3-course options are Caprese Salad, Ziti with Chicken and Marinara Sauce, and Chocolate Lava Cake

Learn how the various taste components interact with each other in this exclusive, 3-course food & wine pairing dinner. Gain a greater understanding of your own palate and, exude confidence when making food & wine decisions.

PRIVATE PARTY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 5:30PM-7:30PM – BOOKED!

Bubbles, The Sparkles of the World, Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5:30pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

Learn how to find the best sparkling wine for any occasion. Discover Champagne, Cava, Sparkling from the USA, and Prosecco. Dive deep into their regions and production methods.

Charcuterie, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing, Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 5:30 pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

Taste various delectables and learn how to best pair them with wines for their flavor profile. Match the food items with wines that will enhance the palate and compliment the food and wine, while not diminishing or overpowering either. Talk about food and wine pairing in general.

Blind Tasting, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – 5:30 pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

As opposed to intentional tasting, you will be tasting blind in this class. Describe what you are tasting and why it might be a specific wine from a specific region. We will have an open discussion as to the various palates in the class and compare against what is opinion versus what the wine is actually demonstrating, as well as how to pick out those things.

PRIVATE PARTY – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH 5:30pm-8pm -BOOKED!

Around The World, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 5:30 pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

We will taste wines from France, Italy, Spain, and Argentina. You will learn about regional influences and winemaking nuances that occur in different parts of the world. Understand how to read bottles and determine which variety it is, how dry or sweet, from what part of the country it was made, and master that restaurant wine list.

The California Challenge: Wednesday, July 28, 2021- 5:30 pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

Compare 3, classic styles of California wines with the same grapes in 3 other regions. compare and contrast by digging into style and terrain and learn how to pick out a California wine by sight, sniffing, and sipping.

Describe That Wine: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 5:30 pm at Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert, AZ

We will do intentional tasting exercises and discuss. We will take you through 4 completely different wines and demonstrate the characteristics of each and how to recognize them in wine. Decode professional wine reviews and find what you like.
**Thursdays 2020: 1pm-7pm – Wine menu selection with distributors, Ladies Night at the Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert – Enjoy flights, $2.00 off glasses, $5.00 off bottles, $20 large charcuterie boards. 

**3rd Thursday of the month: 5pm-7pm  – Wine Club pick-up Party at the Peacock Wine Bar, Gilbert – Learn about the hand-picked wines of the month and enjoy tastings and bites.

March 19th, 2020 – 5pm-7pm – Wine 101 Class: learn tasting tricks and tips, food pairings, and dig deep into Italy and various Italian varietals.

September 21st, 2019 – 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Safeway, Ahwatukee Foothills. Products: Beringer Spritzers

September 20th, 2019 4pm-7pm – Wine Demo: Frys, Ahwatukee. Products: Cupcake products.

August 31st, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Albertsons, Scottsdale. Products: House Wines.

August 30th, 2019 Friday 4pm-7pm – Wine Demo: Phoenix, McDowell Rd. Products: Crown Royal Peach, Bulleit Bourbon, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum.

June 28th, 2019 Friday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Albertsons, Chandler. Products: Ketel One, Crown Royal.

June 15th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Total Wine Camelback.  Products: 1010 Premium Cocktails.

June 10th, 2019 Monday 5pm-7pm – Wine Demo: Buddyz private event for the Living Foothills Magazine, Products: 1010 Premium Cocktails

May 25th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Total Wine Tempe Marketplace. Products: 1010 Premium Cocktails

April 27th, 2019 Saturday 12pm – 3pm – Wine Demo: Safeway Ahwatukee 4005 Chandler Blvd. Products: Sterling VC Merlot Sterling VC Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau St Jean Chardonnay

April 20th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Total Wine, Camelback. Products: Benziger Pinot Noir Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon Cupcake Chardonnay

April 13th, 2019 Saturday 12pm -3pm – Wine Demo: Safeway Chandler, Alma School. Products: Sterling VC Merlot Sterling VC Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau St Jean Chardonnay

April 7th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Safeway Laveen 51st and Baseline. Products: Finlandia Vodka

March 30th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo:  Safeway Ahwatukee Foothills, 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: Elouan Pinot Noir, Elouan Rose, Boen Chardonnay Tri-Appellation.

March 9th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm  – Wine Demo: Total Wine, Tempe Emerald Rd. Locations, Products: 1010 Premium Drinks.

March 2nd, 2019 Saturday 10am-1pm– Wine Demo: Total Wine Phoenix/Camelback Location, Products: 1010 Premium Drinks; Wine Demo: Total Wine Tempe Marketplace Location, Products: 1010 Premium Drinks.

February 23rd, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm – Wine Demo: Safeway Ahwatukee Foothills, 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: B-Side Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

February 9th, 2019, Saturday 12pm-3pm– Wine Demo: Total Wine- 8544 South Emerald Dr. Tempe Arizona 85284. Products: Federalist Red Blend Bourbon Barrel-aged Giuliana Prosecco Amarula Liqueur Creme.

February 2nd, 2019, Saturday 12pm-3pm– Wine Demo: Fry’s: Fry’s – Queen Creek W Combs Rd – 155 W Combs Rd, Queen Creek, Arizona 85140.  The Products: Prairie Spirits Gin and Vodka.

January 27th, 2019, Sunday 10am-3pm–  Arizona’s Pillsbury Wine Tastings: Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Festival at:  Heritage Square in Downtown Phoenix, 113 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

January 16th, 2019, Wednesday – Private Wine Education Class at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort 7pm-9pm

January – March 2019:   Cal-am Resort Property Wine classes for residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-3pm.

January 19th, 2019 Saturday 12pm-3pm: Wine Demo: at Total Wine & More, Tempe on Emerald Dr. Products: The Chloe Collection: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Prosecco, and Rose.

December 21st, 2018 Friday 4pm-7pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: La Pinta Tequila Pomegranate Liquor

December 21st, 2018 Friday 1pm-4pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: Beringer, 19 Crimes, Matua Wines.

December 18th, 2018 Tuesday from 4pm-7pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 4005 E. Chandler Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85048.  Products: Bogle Winery’s Phantom line

December 15th,  2018 Saturday from 12pm-3pm: Wine Demo: at Frys 9900 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284. Products: Chloe Wines

December 14th, 2018 Friday from 3pm-6pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 810 E. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020.  Products: Chloe Wines

December 13th, 2018 Thursday from 12pm – 3pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 1334 E. Chandler Blvd.  Products: Hahn Family Wines Red Blend GSM Hahn Family Wines Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Smith and Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

November 20th, 2018 Tuesday from 2pm-5pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: GH Mumm Champagne Brut Rose Kenwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Six Ridges Alexander Valley Kenwood Vineyards Chardonnay Six Ridges Russian River Valley Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Noir Six Ridges Russian River Valley

November 17th, 2018 Saturday, from 11am-2pm: Wine Demo: at Albertsons – Scottsdale N 6965 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona.  Products: Crown Royal Whisky Canadian Ketel One Vodka Don Julio Tequila Blanco

November 16th, 2018 Friday, from 4pm-7pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Justin Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Landmark Chardonnay Overlook

November 15th, 2018 Thursday, from 4pm-7pm: Wine Demo: at Safeway 1334 E. Chandler Blvd. Products: Terlato Vineyards Pinot Grigio Friuli Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon Federalist Red Blend Honest

November 2nd, 2018 Friday from 4pm-7pm:  Wine Demo: at Safeway 4005 E. Chandler Blvd.  Products: Tenuta Polvaro Pinot Grigio Tenuta Polvaro Red Blend Nero Candoni Prosecco

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

October 11, 2018 – October 17, 2018 

‘Come Sail with me to Bordeux, France’  River Cruise

Click here for details: http://totaltravelandevents.com/Page/AboutWineSailstoBordeauxRiverCruise2018

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Blush Fest at the Clayton House: in Scottsdale, June 9th, 2018 https://blushinternationalrosefestival.com/

Tastings at LDV Winery, Thursdays  — 6951 E 1st St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Part of the Wine Trail in Old Town Scottsdale)  Phone: (480) 664-4822 – No Reservations required. Open 12pm-8pm.  Wine Trivia Nights on Thursdays.

Food & Wine Pairing with Chef Jen with Witnessing Food in Nature Class: at LDV Winery, Sunday, June 24th, 2018 11am-1pm  register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634261050027432/

Oregon Wine SymposiumFebruary 20th and 21st, 2018.  Volunteer Sommelier Taster and Room Monitor.

Check the ‘Classes & FAQs’ tab on the home page to schedule a private class in your home, office, pre-arranged venue, or restaurant.  Check out your options and scroll down to check out your list of regional classes.   Call About Wine at 480-540-7555 to coordinate your private class.

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