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January 2017

GAJA

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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February 2017
$40

Elena Walch

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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The philosophy of the estate is dedicated to its terroir – the idea that wines must be the individual expression of their soil, climate and cultivation in the vineyard. With 55 hectares in cultivation, including the two top vineyards, Elena Walch belongs to the most important protagonists of Alto Adige wine making.

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$40

San Felice

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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The soul of a wine-producing company is, naturally, its winemaker. Leonardo Bellaccini is the winemaker who nourishes the soul of San Felice. Inquisitive, creative, and always ready for new challenges, Bellaccini is currently working on a red wine produced from the pugnitello grape, a project that promises to yield truly surprising results.

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$40

Pinot Cubed

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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This evening we will be featuring different styles of "Pinot" wines from around the world, reds and whites. Join Chris Gross of GOS wine Imports as he compares 2 different Pinot Blanc , 2 Pinot Gris and 2 Pinot Noir from around the globe . The grapes are the same in each category but why do they smell and taste so different ? Chris will explain all of that and you can decide at the end which ones were your favorites. If you are the lucky raffle winner you will get to choose your favorite bottle to take home with you !!
$40

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Flowers

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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There is no better way to understand a wine than to truly understand it’s terroir.  The Road To Flowers event will take you to the estate vineyards of Flowers Winery, just 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, at elevations up to 1,875 feet.  Prepare for a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir tasting will deep dive into blocks, clones, wind, fog and biodynamic farming.  Please join winemaker Chantal Forthun for this special evening. 

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Chef Series Anthony Sicignano- SOLD OUT

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Having worked at The Breakers Palm Beach since 1993, the very talented Anthony Sicignano is the current Executive chef at The Breakers. He oversees over a hundred chefs at nine distinct restaurant concepts on the hotel property.

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$40

Taste of Domaine Matrot

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us this evening to experience the philosophy and wines of Domaine Matrot. "The wine must be the expression of the terroir and of the vintage. To preserve all the different characteristics of our wines we start by doing a very neat job in the vines."

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March 2017
$40

Chateau Tanunda

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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We invite you to discover the wonders of Château Tanunda's history by learning about the original founders of the estate, the wines history, and more recently the revival of the Chateau and their award winning wines.
$40

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$40

Jean Michel of Maison Paul Etienne

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us with Jean-Michel of Maison Paul-Etienne Saint-Germain a family owned Champagne house mastering exclusive Grand Cru vineyards in small quantities. Don't miss out on this boutique "Grower Champagne" virtuoso experience!

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$40

Newton Vineyards

March 15 @ 6:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Combining savoir-faire, respect for the environment, and exceptional terroir, Newton Vineyard has been producing internationally acclaimed wines for over 35 years. Join Alberto Bianchi, Newtons Winemaker for a night of fantastic wines. Born in Milan, Italy, Alberto’s resume reads like a travelogue of the world’s great wine making regions, with sojourns in Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

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$40

Paul Hobbs

March 16 @ 6:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us for an in-depth exploration of the wine world’s most meticulous farming and winemaking practices through the eyes of Greg Urmini, Director of Winemaking for Paul Hobbs Winery and CrossBarn. This exciting opportunity will include a tasting of three Paul Hobbs Winery estate wines and three CrossBarn appellation wines.

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Damilano

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to make wine from the most famous crus of the Langa region. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all the company's activities.

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$40

Kenwood

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing 100 % sustainable, premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world class vineyards. Join advanced Brand manager of Pernod Ricard, Mariya Kovacheva to learn about and enjoy a wide-range of varietals, including a selection of wines from the famed Jack London Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and deep Cabernet.

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$45

Burgundy Bash

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Burgundy Bash with the houses of
Jean-Claude Boisset, J. Moreau and Château de Pierreux
Join the winemakers of these three individual properties – Gregory Patriat, Lucie Dupuydt and Florent Georger, as they lead you thru 7 wines – 2 from Burgundy proper, 2 from Chablis, 2 from Beaujolais and 1 bubbly.
Small bites provided
$45

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April 2017
$40

Magnolia Blossoms

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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This boutique Russian River Valley winery expresses some of the best terrior the Sonoma region has to offer. Enjoy this unique experience with owner Pat Roberts who will guide you through their line up of red and white wines.

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$40

French Import Extravaganza

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us with French importer Scott Levy, for an evening of regional wines including; Debeaumarche from Burgundy, Joseph Mellot Sancerre, and several other small French wine producers.

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$40

Chateau Saint Roseline

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Château Sainte Roseline is both a registered historical site and one the Crus Classés vineyards of the Côtes de Provence. The vineyard sits on one of the most outstanding terroirs in Provence, consistently producing elegant reds and rosés that reflect their traditions. Pierre Masson of Château Sainte Roseline will host this class as we go through the nuances of each wine.

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Palm Beach Taste of the Nation- Share our Strength

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach , FL 33401 United States
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Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Palm Beach or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Thursday, April 20, 2017 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in the America.

https://www.universe.com/events/palm-beachs-taste-of-the-nation-tickets-8GYRFC?ref=landingpage

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$40

Taste of Australia with Paul Dietz

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Paul Dietz recently made the jump across the pacific to settle in Florida and represent Negociants, a portfolio of Australia's oldest wine families and most iconic vineyards. Join us as we explore some of best Australia has to offer.

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$60

*WAITLIST ONLY Chef Series with Executive Chef Joe Peebles

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Joe Peebles was mentored by many top chefs in the Mid-Atlantic region as he moved from restaurant to restaurant during his early years learning different styles of European, Mediterranean, Asian and American cuisine. Nearly fifteen years later, Joe is committed to setting The Alchemist apart from every restaurant West Palm beach has to offer by blending bold flavor and modern technology with classic techniques from different regions of the world to produce a truly alchemistic dining experience.  

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May 2017
$40

Lewis Cellars

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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In 1992 Randy and Debbie Lewis established a small family winery in Napa Valley and were later joined by winemaker Dennis Bell, who will be guiding the evening. Specializing in cult California Cabernet and Chardonnay, this tasting is not to be missed. 

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Quinta de Crasto

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Discover the Douro Valley in Portugal with Miguel Roquette and his family winery Quinta do Crasto founded in 1615. The Douro winemaking region has such a rich & famous history that it has been declared a World Heritage Site. Perhaps the most famous wine from this region is Port, however, the Douro offers so much more. The non-fortified wines of the Douro are just as spectacular and Miguel will be showing his family’s lineup tonight.

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Ramos Pinto

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto in 1880, Casa Ramos Pinto rapidly became noted, at the time, for its innovative and enterprising strategy. Aware that the quality of its wines were confined to the earth of the wine producing Douro, Casa Ramos Pinto meticulously studied this Demarcated Region, and eventually became the owners of a number of estates with very special characteristics. Join Eve Bordarier of Maisons Marques & Domaines for this special tasting.

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Kepplinger Wines with DJ Warner

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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In 2006, Helen Keplinger and DJ Warner launched Keplinger Wines.  Since then, DJ has worked with some of Napa Valley’s most talented vintner, with his main focus on the quality of Keplinger wines. Join us as we explore this beautiful portfolio of vintages and varietals. 
$40

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Banner American Wines to Celebrate Memorial Day

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join Richard as he presents his favorite iconic American wines to celebrate this Iconic American holiday!

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June 2017
$40

Rosés from Around the world 

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us for an evening of Rosé wines as we present some of our in store favorites. We will be exploring wine regions from around the globe that produce some of the finest Rosé wines! 6 wines with small bites

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Exploring Marlborough NZ, with Mariya Kovacheva

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us for an evening of fine wines from Marlborough, New Zealand. We will take an in depth look at this up and coming wine region with a variety of styles and grape varietals.

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$40

Mira Vineyards

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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In 2005 Jim “Bear” Dyke and Gustavo A. Gonzalez met by chance in Washington, D.C., in 2012 the duo had launched Mira Winery. Today Mira has vineyard blocks in acclaimed one-of-a-kind vineyards across Napa Valley. The diversity of vineyards mirrors the diversity of wine produced.

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$40

Fourth of July Wines

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Did you ever wonder what you will be sipping on our country’s most patriotic of holidays? Let us inspire the “broad stripes and bright stars” in you with some fun Sommelier sippers. White, red and rosé from the good ole’ USA!! Join Richard as he guides you thru 6 wines.
$40

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Wine Immersion Course 2017

June 22
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Have you ever wanted to expand your wine knowledge and palate? If so, this is the course for you! Back by popular demand, our annual wine immersion course is upon us. All classes include a 2 1/2 hour presentation with accompanying wines. Week 1:  Wine 101   Week 2:  Bubbles from Around the World Week 3:  The Wines of North America  Week 4:  Appellation Laws and White Wines of France  Week 5:  The Wines of Bordeaux  Week 6:  The Wines of the Rhône…

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July 2017
$60

Chef Series with Marco Barbisotti of Sant Ambroeus- Palm Beach

July 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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In the fall of 2016, Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach opened its doors to a new community, bringing a touch of old-world Milan—via contemporary Manhattan—to sunny Florida. The restaurant quickly became a local favorite. Join us for an afternoon of Milanese food and wine pairings with the executive chef and Milan local, Marco Barbisotti.
4 dishes and 4 wines.
$60

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Perrier-Jouët Champagne, July 11th

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us as we immerse ourselves in the rich history of Epérnay and Champagne Perrier-Jouët! Founded in 1811, the house quickly aligned its identity with that of Art Nouveau, creating a partnership and style that has persisted through the centuries. Specializing in Chardonnay, the house style is particularly apparent in their Tête du Cuvée, Belle Epoque (Flower bottle). We welcome Brand Ambassador Elise Cordell who will curate our experience tasting through these iconic champagnes. 5 bubbles

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$40

Ron Rubin Winery

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Join us for an evening with Joe Freeman, winemaker at The Rubin Family Vineyards and Winery. Located in the Green Valley of Sonoma County, Joe has been involved in the production of Russian River Valley wines since 1997. Ron Rubin Winery explores the range of goldridge soil and terroir in Green Valley, a sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley. They are dedicated to crafting wines that beautifully express the personality of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris.
6 wines
$40

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Failla Winery

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-LA) is short, it is not without its complexities. Their first vintage release was as Failla-Jordan in 1998; the label taking its name from winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla. All the wines are elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines with a European influence. We love them! Join Darren Palace, East Coast Brand Ambassador, as he guides you through the portfolio of Failla Wines.
$40- wines

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$40.00

Wine 102! Test Your Blind Tasting Skills!

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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July 26th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wine 102! This is the follow up to Wine 101. Due to popular demand and request, Test Your Blind Tasting Skills! Join Virginia and Richard as they lead you thru the steps to blind tasting: visual, nose, palate and conclusion. All wines will be blind as you compare, taste and analyze some of the world's most sough after grape varietals. This is an ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge and exercise your palate. Attendance to Class Wine 101 not necessary. $40 6 wines total - 3 reds and 3 whites.

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August 2017
$35

Southern Italy Island Tasting with Renato Spanu

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Work up your taste buds for the island of Sicily and Southern Island wines! Join Renato Spanu as he guides you thru the wines that all the sommeliers are talking about! The Jankara estate was founded in 2006 when Renato and Angela Spanu first purchased 21 acres of untouched hillside land in the prestigious vein of San Leonardo within the highlands of Gallura. In 2008, The Spanus planted 11 of the original 21 acres with the Vermentino grape. In 2013, Renato and Angela Spanu were joined by their long time friends and world class Chef and Restauranteurs Angelo and Denise Elia- the owners of the famous “Casa D’Angelo Restaurants” in South Florida, in a new partnership that will help propel Jankara to new levels. The Estate is located between the towns of Luras and Sant’Antonio di Gallura near Lake Liscia, at about 300 meters above sea level and about 25 minutes from the prestigious Costa Smeralda beaches. A deep passion for Sardinia and particularly Gallura, the homeland of Renato, brought them to pursue this fantastic dream of realizing a world class wine and promoting the beauty and richness of the Gallura granite mountains and soils to the world. After much sacrifice and very hard work, the couple along with the help of their new partners Angelo and Denise have come to create Jankara; a true expression of their love of wine and the amazing ancient land called Gallura! 5 wines - 2 reds, 2 whites and 1 rosé.

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$60

Chef Series @ VPWSA with Executive Chef Christian Quiñones of Bistro Ten Zero One

August 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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$60

VPWSA Welcome Executive Chef Christian Quiñones of Bistro Ten Zero One, August 19th, 12:30 -2pm

Under the helm of Executive Chef Christian Quiñones, West Palm Beach’s Bistro Ten Zero One tantalizes diners with Floribbean cuisine. Chef Quiñones, a native of Puerto Rico, uses locally-sourced produce and fish to re-imagine Caribbean dishes, from small plates to main entrees. 4 dishes and 4 wines @ $60

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$35

Light Reds From Around The Globe

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It may be hot here, but Fall is about to roll in very quickly! Join Richard and Virginia as they talk and taste thru their favorite lighter reds to coast you thru the rest of the summer. Grenache, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Barbera and Dolcetto. 5 wines $35

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$40.00

Napa “Rocks” Experience Napa Valley via Palm Beach

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Local Sommelier and Napa southeast ambassador Greg Rivera is back to present the best of 2017. Come and join us for an evening of Napa Valley's finest appellations and the whites and reds that define its proud history.

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September 2017
$60.00

September Chef Series with Chef Marcello of La Sirena

September 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, 101 North Clematis Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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“September Chef Series”
Presenting Executive Chef Series Marcello, of La Sirena.
Chef and owner Marcello Fiorentino has been serving Classic Italian Cuisine to the Palm Beaches since 1986. Prepare to delight your palate from start to finish with traditional recipes.
4 dishes and 4 wines $60

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