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Our flights change regularly, so there's 

always something new to try!

 

  • Sample three or wines wines, hand picked

  • by our Sommeliers.

  • Different themes allow you to compare and

  • contrast wines from all over the world.

  • Prices vary, depending on flight.

  • A great way to try a large variety, and then enjoy your favorite by the glass or bottle.

 

Examples of Tasting Flights:*

 

Off the Beaten Path

Been there? Tried that?This is the flight that features unusual varietals and regions. We love sharing these fantastic wines from lesser know regions and grape varietals. Come and discover what you have been missing!

 

Blind Wine Tasting

 Test your palate and deductive reasoning skills with a flight of wines.  Points are awarded for guessing the correct varietal, region, vintage and price point. The winner receives a git card (for use during a future visit). This has become so popular that we have scheduled it for 2 Sundays a month!

 

Rosé All Day

This is not you grandmother's rosé. Yes these wines are a range of lovely pink, but the dominant style today is light, crisp and refreshing- not sweet! Easy drinking and food friendly, they are the perfect hot weather wine for picnics, pool parties, and just sippin' in the sunshine. Many regions of the world make some fantastic rosés from all different types of grapes. Whether it is a rosé from South Africa, France, or Italy, with our flight you will get to "rosé all day".

 

California Dreamin'

California wines are well known for their high quality, reliability and diversity.  There are nearly 100 grape varieties grown in close to 100 distinct wine growing viticultural areas.  Try them all to discover why California wine is something other wine regions can only dream about! 

 

International Tiny Bubbles

Learn about the sparkling wines that aren't from Champagne, France. Learn about how the sparklers are made, and which grapes are used. Sometimes, the only difference is the actual region. The savvy customer knows how to buy bubbles without breaking the bank!  Countries like the US, Spain and Italy have wonderful look-a-likes that will surprise and delight you.

 

Call me a Cab

Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Its thick skin results in wines that can be high in tannin.  It tends to lack mid-palate richness and so is often blended with lower tannin, but "fleshy" tasting grapes, particularly Merlot, Shiraz / Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Discover why people are obsessed with Cabernets and Cabernet Blends.

 

Sake Flight - Just don't call it rice wine...

A unique alcoholic beverage native to Japan, with a history spanning a millennium. Unlike wine, Sake is made through a brewing process, similar to that of beer. Sake production differs from beer in the method of a parallel fermentation.This flight offers a sample of the varying levels of quality sake, from the lively junmai to the heavy textured nigori. Sake pairs quite well with cheese and savory dishes. Come explore the world of sake with us!

 

Dessert Wines

From Riesling to Sauternes, Ruby & Tawny Port, Madeira to Icewine, dessert wines can be the perfect way to finish a meal.  Often they are dessert unto themselves (without food).  Exercise your sweet tooth at this yummy tasting.

 

"Sneak Peek"

Savvy Cellar has a varied menu that changes all the time! We work hard to bring you new wines from every corner of the world. Come visit us for a "Sneak Peek" of our hand picked wines before they are released on our regular menu.

 

"Forgive me for I have Zinned"

Zinfandel, in parts of Europe known as Primitivo, is used to produce a popular California wine, known for its intense fruitiness, lush texture, and high alcohol content.  Zin is surprisingly versatile -  spicy and fruity; light-bodied and delicate; or full-bodied and dry.  Sample the different styles from different regions to (re)discover why it is a classic.

 

A Tour of French Wine Regions

The production of wine in France has its origins in the 6th century BC.  France now produces the most wine by volume in the world.  Take a quick tasting tour of French Wines from some of the most prominent regions including Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Champagne, Loire Valley and The Rhône.

 

German Rieslings

Riesling is Germany’s leading grape variety, known for its balance between fruit and mineral flavors.  Three common characteristics of German Riesling are that they are rarely blended with other varietals and rarely exposed to commercial yeast or to oak flavor.  Riesling wines from Germany cover a vast array of tastes from sweet to off-dry "halbtrocken" to dry "trocken".

 

Pinot Party!

Pinot Noir is grown around the world, but is originally associated with the Burgundy region of France.  It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine.  Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world . . . ."

 

 

Light Bodied Reds 

From Gamay to Cabernet Franc and Blaufrankish to Pinot Noir,  light bodied reds are a wine-lovers paradise.  Delicate and full of flavor, with acidity and length, these wines are food loving favorites for the connoisseur and beginning taster alike.  Discover your perfect feasting wine.

 

Oregon & Washington Wines

Oregon & Washington lie at a similar latitude with France.  Oregon's wine industry was established in the 1960's to produce Pinot Noir. Other cool climate grapes do well here: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Blanc.  Washington has grown to be the #2 wine producing state in the country.  Washington's wine regions enjoy vast amounts of sun and a wider range of grape varieties: Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

 

Red Blends 

Are blends the next revolution in fine wine?  Come taste for yourself.  “There is a subtle, mysterious quality about blends. They tend to be much more complex and interesting when assembled properly, and, they provide the most complete wine experience whether enjoyed on their own or with food.”  Sample intriguing blends and varietals from all around the world.

 

Rhône Imposters

Rhône Valley in France is famous for making blends based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.  Increasingly, other wine producing regions of the world are creatively blending these varietals into wines we call "The Rhone Imposters."  Sample these traditional blends with a New world twist.

 

Rhône Valley Wines 

Did you know the Rhône wine region is first divided into north and south?  The north produces syrah based reds and pure viognier whites.  The south produces Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other blends from several varieties. This is a fascinating wine area with plenty of history: the first cultivated vines were likely planted in 600 BC.  Sample five (5) terrific Rhône wines.

 

Savvy Sommelier Picks

It's your server's choice today at Savvy Cellar.  Try the wines our Sommelier likes best!

 

South Africa - The World's Oldest New World Wine Region 

South African wine has been produced since 1659.  Production is concentrated in the south-west of the country, with major vineyard and production centers at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester.  Sample some unique South African wines, including Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah and others.

 

Spanish Wines 

Spain is Europe's home of high quality, great value wines.  Come sample not only Rioja (Tempranillo) but also some delightful Albarino, Godello and red blends.  

 

 

Viva Italia

Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in Italy long before the Romans started developing their own vineyards in the second century BC.  Two thousand years later, Italy remains one of the world's foremost producers, responsible for approximately one-fifth of world wine production.  Italian wines tend to be acidic, dry, light-to-medium bodied, and subdued in flavor and aroma. Sample "Rossos" Sangiovese (Chianti) and Super Tuscan Cab blends; and "Biancos" such as Trebbiano, Gargenega and Pinot Grigio.

 

 

 

*Please note that our menu changes monthly, and our wines and their availability are subject to change. It's part of our charm ;) Feel free to stop in or contact one of our staff members to find out what we are currently offering.