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February 2020

Barón de Ley Wines – An Evening of Spanish Wines

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

Barón de Ley is a Spanish winery located on the east side of the river Ebro in the Rioja DOCa and best known for red wines, and the Tempranillo grape variety. The estate has a history dating back to the construction of its signature fortress in 1548. It eventually became a Benedictine property, with the monks planting the first vines on the property.The Baron de Ley winery was founded in 1985, with the monastery becoming the headquarters for the winery.…

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March 2020

Ziata Wines – An Evening with Karen Cakebread

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

After 20 years of marketing Napa Valley and its wines, Karen Cakebread launched ZIATA Wines in 2008. She named the brand in honor of her mother, Mary Annunziata.  She started with two varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which she chose for their food-friendly qualities. In 2009, she added a Cabernet Franc to the portfolio, today she makes Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blends, including one honoring her mother "Mia Madre". She remains involved in every aspect of her wine, from…

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Maison Billecart Salmon Champagne Evening

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$50.00

Billecart-Salmon is a champagne house in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France, founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. Today the house is managed by brothers François and Antoine Roland-Billecart, who represent the sixth generation. The champagnes of Maison Billecart-Salmon are above all created thanks to the knowledge of the men who rigorously cultivate an estate of 100 hectares, obtaining grapes from an area totalling 300 hectares across 40 crus of the Champagne region. The majority of the…

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Bodega Noemia Patagonia – Wines from Argentina

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

Patagonia's Rio Negro Valley is the setting of this small but beautiful winery, 620 miles south of Buenos Aires in the middle of the desert. Trigger to the project of Bodega Noemia de Patagonia was the finding of an ancient Malbec vineyard, that was planted in the 30's somewhere in the Rio Negro Valley. A distant journey to reach the spot. Danish winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers found the place and the valley's microclimate perfect for wine grape growing. The magnificence of…

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Discover the different shades of Bordeaux with Aquitaine Wines

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

Aquitaine Wine Company is a family-owned Bordeaux and south of France négociant. They work with small, artisanal, family-owned properties that produce wines of outstanding quality but offered at affordable prices. The main focus is value, especially in Bordeaux,  they can get 90% of the quality at 10% of the cost. The tasting will be entertained by Jean-Sebastien Calvet who is 7th generation of Calvet in the wine business. He’s a former UC Davis graduate from the Viticulture and Enology program…

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JCB Spirits – A Unique Kind of Spirits

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

“We dreamt of creating the ultimate elixir… Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cultivated in Burgundy, France. Fermented into wine and distilled into sophisticated, elegant and refined spirits. The ultimate expression of what the earth has to offer! Creation is the essence of life.” – Jean-Charles Boisset The Boisset Collection is now producing four spirits distilled from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in Burgundy to create a premium vodka and gin, as well as a caviar-infused vodka and a truffle infused vodka.…

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Wine 101 with Virginia Philip

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

Have you ever wanted to expand your wine knowledge and palate? If so, this is the class for you! Back by popular demand, our Wine 101 class is being taught by Virginia Philip, MS. 4 wines $40

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Pinot Noir vs Pinot Gris with Veronica Litton

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

Pinot Noir became popular in the US after the movie “Sideways”, so much, that, plantings of Merlot in the North Coast where ripped to plant more Pinot Noir. Cousin grape Pinot Gris makes distinctive wines with finesse and character. Join Veronica Litton, CSW, CS as she compares the differences between Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from around the world. 4 wines $40

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Must Have Reds from Around the World

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Terroir Selections is a boutique-focused, statewide family owned Florida distributor. They work with Responsible Farmers (Biodynamic, Organic, and Sustainable) as well as family owned estates from all over the world. Their portfolio includes an array of amazing lesser known producers. Join Kyle Greene – Owner of Terroir as he guides you through some great reds from around the world that you must have! 6 wines $40 CANCELLED

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Exquisite French Wines with Wilson Daniels

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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If you like French wines, this is the class for you! Wilson Daniels is a family-owned distributor representing the world’s premium wines and artisanal. They partner with family-owned producers dedicated to crafting terroir-driven, expressive wines and spirits with natural methods. This evening Craig Elliot is sharing some of their unique French wines. 6 wines $40 CANCELLED

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A Taste of Burgundy @ Café Boulud

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join Sommelier Imre Papp for a four-course dinner and wine pairing through the Côte d'Or, one of France's most fascinating wine regions. Burgundian vigneron Arnaud Baillot will be in-house to walk you through each wine, paired with a regionally-inspired menu prepared by Chef Rick Mace and Pastry Chef Julie Franceschini. $175 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations please call Café Boulud 561-655-6060.

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Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Author James Gabler chronicles two of the third U.S. president’s passions in life–traveling and good wine. The book is augmented by extensive chapter notes and a list of Jefferson’s favorite wines that are still available today. Come meet Gabler and taste some of these wines. 4 wines + autographed book $50 CANCELLED

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Shadowbox Cellars Wines

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

Shadowbox Cellars is a family owned winery, a partnership between Monty & Sara Preiser, their friends Ira & Eydie Holz and the Preiser’s son and his wife, Justin & Stacy Preiser. They make small production wines sourced from phenomenal vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Counties. When Shadowbox Cellars was founded in 2009, two of its partners, Monty and Sara Preiser, were well recognized wine writers. Because of their knowledge of winemakers and vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, the decision was…

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April 2020

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery – Estate Grown Wines

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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$40.00

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, Napa Valley sustainably farmed winery. Located in the renowned Rutherford with a vineyard and winery, and a 1,531 acre ranch, Dollarhide, in the Napa Valley foothills. Their vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. The wines currently grown, produced, and bottled at St. Supéry include Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, along with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sémillon, and Moscato. St. Supéry also offers propriety blends, Élu…

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Zoom Class: Old World Versus New World Styles. Virginia and Tanna Massar with Daou Winery

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZOOM
$85.00

Old World vs New World class with 4 wines. Tanna Massar from Daou Vineyards will be joining Virginia as they taste Daou Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, versus a white Bordeaux and a red Burgundy Pinot Noir. Daou Sauvignon Blanc @ $16.99 Graville Lacoste Bordeaux Blanc @ $18.99 Daou Pinot Noir @$29.99 Vincent Girardin "Cuvée Saint-Vincent" Bourgogne Rouge @ $31.99 Zoom Class Special Pricing for all 4 wines @ $85

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Appellation Showdown with Master Sommelier Emily Pickral

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Emily’s career in wine began just out of college, when a burgeoning interest in wine landed her a job as a server at Gramercy Tavern in New York City. For the past 16 years, she has worked in various capacities in the wine business: first as a sales person for wine importer, Kysela Pere et Fils and later moving to Napa Valley to be in the heart of wine production. She spent two years with Chappellet Winery in Napa before…

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Penfolds – Australia’s Famed Wines

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine, Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Penfolds is one of Australia's oldest and most iconic wineries. It was founded in Adelaide in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold, an English physician who emigrated to Australia, and his wife Mary Penfold. What started as an effort to create a concoction from wine to cure anaemia, evolved into a huge wine business. Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever…

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ZOOM Class: Holiday Brunch with Virginia and Norie Chinea of Laurent-Perrier

April 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
ZOOM
$110.00

Norie Chinea from Laurent Perrier will join Virginia and they will guide you thru the differences of Brut, Demi-Sec and Rosé -  just in time for the holidays. Laurent Perrier Brut 187 ml @ $13.99 Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé 750 ml @ $84.99 Laurent Perrier Demi-Sec 375 ml @ $22.99 Zoom Class Special Pricing for all 3 wines @ $110 Add a Champagne Stopper for $9 Upgrade to a full bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut for an additional $30

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ZOOM Class: Virginia, Cary Combine and Jennifer Parker of Duckhorn Vineyards/Goldeneye

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today. Join Virginia, Cari Combine and Jennifer Parker for this Zoom Class and taste some…

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ZOOM Class: Virginia with Enrico Vegiato of Empson Wines

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$99.00

ZOOM Class: Join Virginia and Enrico Veggiato, Florida Regional Manager of Empson as they present some of their favorites from the portfolio. Tuesday, April 21st from 5-6 pm
Jankara Vermentino, Sardinia
Conterno Fantino Barbera, Piedmont
Poderi Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto, Piedmont
Terrabianco Campaccio Super Tuscan, Tuscany
Price $ 99 for the four wines

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ZOOM CLASS: Virginia and the Amazing and Energetic Jean-Charles Boisset

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$125.00

Join Virginia and Jean-Charles for a taste of some of his great wines! JCB Brut No. 21 Crèmant, Burgundy, N.V Jean-Claude Boisset Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc, Burgundy, 2017 DeLoach Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2018 Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve", 2017 All 4 wines in 750 ml bottles – $125   Curbside pick up and delivery options available. RSVP @ 561-557-4202 & info@vpwsa.com

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May 2020

ZOOM Class-Summer Sippers with Virginia Philip and Veronica Litton

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$105.00

Join Virginia Philip and Veronica Litton for a class on their favorite summer sippers. Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2019  The Withers Rosé, El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California, 2018 Te Mata Estate Syrah, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 2018 San Fabiano Calcinaia Cerviolo Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy, 2013

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