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January 2020

An Evening on Advice, Collecting and Drinking with Master Sommelier Virginia Philip- Sold Out- Wait List Only

January 9 @ 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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$60

Have you ever wondered when the best time may be to drink a particular wine?  Which wines are meant to be consumed?  Which wines can age and why?  Join Virginia as she guides you thru 6 wines of drinking, holding or collecting. Limited seating. 3 whites and 3 reds $60

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Chef Series with Chef Jamie Steinbrecher – Sold Out – Wait List Only

January 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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As Executive Chef of Café Centro, Chef Jamie Steinbrecher brings over 20 years of experience to the beloved Northwood Village restaurant. Seeking new challenges, Steinbrecher joined the Café Centro team in 2018, and he is excited to return to his culinary roots, preparing fresh pastas, gourmet pizzas and eclectic Italian dishes. Come try some of his unique creations at our first Chef Series of 2020. $60 Sold Out

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Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests/James Gabler

January 12 @ 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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$50

Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests, is an account of 25 fact-based dinners at Monticello, the White House, Paris, Philadelphia, and the French wine country. The guests are a who’s who of famous people of the time. A perfect companion for those who appreciate history, wine, food, travel, interesting conversation, and the camaraderie of fascinating people. Author Jim Gabler invites you to dine with Minister Jefferson at his Paris residence, President Jefferson at The White House, and citizen Jefferson…

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An Evening with Bertani Wines

January 14 @ 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

The Bertani winery was founded in 1857 in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona. With over 200 hectares of vineyards in the most suitable areas of the Verona province, today Bertani is a solid winery and an icon of Italian wine in the world. Their Amarones are widely recognized for its quality. Join Stefano Mangiarotti in a vertical vintage tasting of some of these Italian iconic wines. 5 wines $40

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The Wines of Chappellet – Sold Out – Wait List Only

January 15 @ 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

In 1967, Donn Chappellet saw the potential for Napa Valley’s then unknown Pritchard Hill to produce world-class wines on par with the finest first growth Bordeaux. Today, Chappellet’s Pritchard Hill Vineyard is recognized as one of the world’s great sites for Cabernet Sauvignon. Join us for an evening with one of Napa Valley’s most acclaimed Bordeaux varietal wines.   5 wines $40

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Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Class

January 17 @ 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

Duckhorn Vineyards is a winery located outside of St. Helena, California.  The winery has been crafting distinctive Bordeaux wine varietal, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc for over 40 years. One of the first wineries in Napa to pioneer Merlot as a premium varietal, Duckhorn's Merlot is top rated and still a show stopper. Join Cary Combine for a taste of these acclaimed California wines. 5 wines $40 SOLD OUT-Waiting List Only

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Mathilde Chapoutier-Rhône Valley Wines

January 21 @ 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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$50

The Chapoutier legacy dates back to 1808 when the company was founded in the Rue de L'Hermitage in Tain in the Northern Rhone. The family has stayed true to their craft from generation to generation. In 1990, Michel Chapoutier became head of the company bringing wonderful changes to the Estate. Today, the name Chapoutier is synonymous with great quality and long lasting wines that are biodynamic. The Chapoutier family is recognized worldwide as one of the most famous wine families.…

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Marchesi di Barolo Wine Dinner @HMF

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HMF, 1 S County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join Master Sommeliers Virginia Philip and Juan Gomez, along with HMF Chef Joey Tuazon, for an exceptional evening of artfully prepared cuisine and brilliant wine pairings. Special guest Valentina Abbona. Featured Marchesi di Barolo Wines: Gavi, Piedmont, 2017 Gavi "Black Label", Piedmont, 2017 Barbera d'Asti "Peiragal", Piedmont, 2017 Barbaresco, Piedmont, 2014 Barolo Riserva, Piedmont, 1990 Moscato d'Asti, Piedmont, 2017 $350 inclusive of service charge and tax. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call HMF 561-659-8480 or Virginia Philip M.S.…

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An Evening with Oregon’s Trisaetum Winery & Vineyard @ Café Boulud

January 23 @ 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 @ Café Boulud for a four-course dinner paired with wines from Trisaetum Vineyard, Oregon. $145 per person To reserve, please call (561) 655-6060

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February 2020

Silverado Vineyards Wine Class

February 5 @ 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

The iconic Silverado Vineyards, was established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Disney Miller. The Mediterranean-style stone winery is located in the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District. The winery borrows its name from the abandoned mining town at the top of Napa Valley. Silverado’s ranches were first planted to vines by Napa pioneers between 1865 and 1895. Each vineyard played an important role in establishing the reputation of its appellation: Carneros, Coombsville, Yountville and Stags Leap District. Three…

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An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation with author James Gabler

February 9 @ 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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$50

Join Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Author and Wine Historian Jim Gabler for An Extraordinary Afternoon with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Wine, and Conversation. Travel back in time to 18th century Paris and spend an evening with two of America's favorite Founding Fathers. In the comfort of Jefferson's residence, you sit down with Franklin and Jefferson and they tell in their own words the most interesting stories of their lives, stories to delight anyone interested in history, wine, food,…

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The Wines of Maison Louis Jadot

February 11 @ 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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$50

Maison Louis Jadot was founded by Louis Henry Denis Jadot in 1859. The first vineyard bought by the Jadot family is the Beaune vineyard, Clos des Ursules, in 1826.  Today it is a famed Burgundy producer  and the quality of their wines is always excellent. They are a negociant - a company that purchases grapes - and they also own dozens of acres of vineyards in the region, which includes holdings in such renowned sites as Clos Vougeot and Echézeaux.…

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Ca’ Del Bosco Winery- Wines from Franciacorta, Lombardy

February 13 @ 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

Located in the province of Brescia in the Italy’s Lombardy area, Ca’ del Bosco, founded in 1969, is an icon of Italy’s Franciacorta region. Each step of the winery’s viticultural and winemaking process is based on a relentless commitment to excellence. The winery’s state-of-the-art cellar, unique in Franciacorta, allows the winemaking team to produce the best wines possible and of the highest quality. Ca’ del Bosco’s wines have collectively earned 41 “Tre Bicchieri” awards by Italy’s Gambero Rosso, since 1998,…

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Grupo Pesquera Wines – A Taste of Old Vintages

February 19 @ 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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$50

Passionate about wine for over four decades; the history of Familia Fernández Rivera began with the ingenuity of Alejandro Fernández and Esperanza Rivera, as well as the hard work and unity of a family. Together they created—according to Robert Parker—one of the best wines in the world. Often called the master of tempranillo and closely related to the upbringing of Ribera del Duero, Alejandro Fernández went against the usual in the 1970s and planted grapes instead of beets.  It was…

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A Taste of Sonoma County Wines/Davis Bynum & Rodney Strong

February 20 @ 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

There are many diverse wine growing regions in Sonoma County. Each has a unique climate and geography and directly correlates to the wine in your glass. From warm, sunny days to cooler, fog covered valley floors, the variations in the geography and climate influence each individual region in many ways. In this class you will taste wines from diverse microclimates in Sonoma produced by Davis Bynum and wines produced from single vineyards by Rodney Strong. In 1973, when Davis Bynum…

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Staglin Family Vineyard Wine Dinner @ Flagler Steakhouse

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flagler Steakhouse

Join Master Sommelier Virginia Philip and Advanced Sommelier Cassandra Felix for an evening with Shari and Garen Staglin, Owners of Staglin Family Vineyard and exceptional food and wine pairings. $350 per person (inclusive of service charge and tax) Seating is limited and Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (561) 659-8471.

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Velenosi Winery-An evening with wine from Marches, Italy

February 25 @ 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

Velenosi is an Italian estate based in the DOC wine province of Piceno in Marche.  It was founded in 1984 by two young entrepreneurs, Angela and Ercole Velenosi, in partnership with Dr. Paul Garbini. Over three decades of experience in wine making and their great passion has allowed them to create a respectable winery where, through the use of advanced equipment, they produce high quality wine.  The estate specializes in the local wines of this region, specifically Falerio dei Colli…

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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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An Evening with Champagne & Caviar @ Café Boulud

February 27 @ 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 Head Sommelier Imre Papp @ Café Boulud for a 5 course dinner pairing Charles Heidsieck Champagne and Browne Trading Company caviar. Reservations (561)366-4330

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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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