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August 2019

The Wines from Alsace

August 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

  This class will change your perception of the traditionally sweet Riesling. Besides Riesling, Alsace produces Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d'Alsace: a sparkling wine. Situated on the west side of the Rhine, over the last 70 years Alsace has been slowly rebuilding its presence on the wine stage by a relentless focus on quality.  Join us and taste some of the best, and best value, white wines you’ve never drunk. 5 Wines $40

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Breaker Bourbon Sourcing and Blending Workshop

August 20 @ 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

Bourbon Truths: An interactive workshop about sourcing and blending Bourbon Whiskey with Stephan Gertman, Master Distiller of Breaker Bourbon from the Ascendant Distillery in Santa Barbara, California. Guests will get a hands on experience blending their own unique Bourbon from 12 single barrel Bourbon Whiskies guided by the expertise and experience of award winning Bourbon creator. Signed bottles available for purchase. Don't miss this unique opportunity to create your Bourbon! $50

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A Taste of Spain at Café Boulud

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court Hotel 301 Australian Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Join us for an authentic four-course Spanish feast, paired perfectly with the rich and rustic wines of Spain 6:45pm reception | 7pm seated dinner Four-course prix fixe menu, with paired wines $110 per person, excluding tax & gratuity To reserve, please call (561) 655-6060 To view menu, visit cafeboulud.com/palmbeach/menus

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Chef Series with Chef de Cuisine Josef Morera of Echo

August 24 @ 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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$60.00

Echo is one of the hottest restaurants on the island. Open for nearly twenty years, Join Josef Morera, who has led the kitchen team at Echo for several years and began his career at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. This one will sell out quickly! 4 dishes and 4 wines $60 SOLD OUT - Call for Wait List  

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Wasserman’s Burgundy Wines

August 29 @ 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

Becky Wasserman & Co. was founded in 1979 by Becky Wasserman-Hone, an American expatriate who has lived in Burgundy since 1968. The company exports wines from small domaines and shippers in Burgundy and other regions who honor their terroirs.  Wasserman's focus is to offer affordable, quality wines to fit every pocket and taste. Join Peter, Becky's son as he host's a unique tasting of some of Burgundy's lesser known wines. 5 wines $40  

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Dillon’s Three Oaks Rye Whisky and Dry Gin Tasting

August 30 @ 5:00 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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Join us for a complimentary tasting of Dillons 100% Rye Whisky and Dry Gin made in Canada.  The Rye Whisky has been aged for three full years in oak casks and distilled one batch at a time in pot stills – not continuously in columns.  No flavourings and no colourings ever added. The Dry Gin is made with a rye base and 7 fresh botanicals that have all been vapor distilled.

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Hurricane Dorian’s Wine Tasting

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Don't be overwhelmed with hurricane Dorian preparedness, instead join us at the store for a complimentary wine tasting of ten (10) of our favorite wines. *Friday, August 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm *Please let us know if you are coming, send us an email to info@vpwsa.com or give us a call 561-557-4202. We hope to see you here!

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September 2019

Back to Wine School-Our Favorite Five

September 12 @ 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

When it comes to wine, there’s always something new to learn. Fortunately, becoming educated about wine is a whole lot more fun than learning reading, writing, and arithmetic. From the basics on how to taste wine to classic food and wine pairing, lets go thru all and taste our staff's favorites 5 wines $40

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An Evening in Italia @ Café Boulud

September 19 @ 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 at Café Boulud for an evening of Italian cuisine and wine pairing. Explore wines from the Northern Italy paired with a four-course dinner: Reception: Bisson, Bianchetta Genovese, ü Pastine, Portofino, Liguria 2017 Menu First Course: Zucchini Scarpaccia, ricotta cheese, basil pesto - Ezio Poggio, Timorasso, Caespes, Terre di Libarna, Piemonte 2016 Second Course: Trout Wrapped in Speck Ham, buckwheat polenta, roasted mushrooms - Carlotto, Lagrein, Alto Adige 2013 Third Course: “Pollo alla Marengo” crawfish stuffed chicken breast,…

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Chef Series with Executive Chef Martha Encarnacion from Table 26°

September 21 @ 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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$60

Since 2012, Table 26° Palm Beach has been the place to be for exceptionally delicious comfort food entrées and desserts. Executive Chef Martha Encarnación brings you back to the basics of Global Cuisine with the most enduring favors and daring exoticism. Join us for a taste of some of her unique creations. Few spaces available, reserve your seat today! $60

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An evening with Henschke – Australian Wines

September 24 @ 6:00 am - 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

Henschke is a family-owned, 151-year-old Australian winery located in the Eden Valley wine region.  Known as one of Australia’s leading winemakers and grape growers, Henschke is recognized for its rich heritage, innovative spirit and commitment to handcrafting exceptional wines. Henschke is best known for 'Hill of Grace', a Shiraz based wine first produced in the 1958 vintage, which was classified as "Exceptional", the highest ranking in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine, in 2005. Join Justine Henschke, Marketing & Public Relations…

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October 2019

Campo Viejo Wines/Color lab

October 1 @ 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 Colour Lab reveals the impact of color on our enjoyment of wine by using light to alter the environment. Join newly appointed Master Sommelier Mariya Kovacheva for a multi-sensory experience to find out how color affects the flavors in wine. Participants will rely on their sense of smell and taste to sample 5 wines, will learn their unique taste preferences, and find the ideal Campo Viejo wine for their individual tastes. 5 wines $40

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Vin de France Sampling with Flow Wine Group

October 4 @ 4:00 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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Vin de France (formerly Vin de Table) is the basic quality tier for wines from France. Michelle Beathard, Southeast Team Leader for Flow Wine Group will be sampling four (4) wines from the Vin de France classification. Join us between 4:00 – 7:00 pm and discover some delicious and exciting wines from this classification. Complimentary  

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New Zealand Wines with Matt Bindel

October 8 @ 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

Join "Kiwi" and New Zealand's wine expert Matt Bindel as he guides us thru some exciting and different styles of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Marlborough, Central Otago and Martinborough. Perfect wines for the summer! Don't miss it. 5 wines $40

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Sazerac: A Tasting of American Spirits – CANCELLED**

October 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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$40

Before there was a company, there was a drink, then a bar and finally the company. Today Sazerac Company is an independent, American family owned company and proud owners of many of America's most venerable distilling companies - Buffalo Trace Distillery, A. Smith Bowman, Glenmore Distillery, Barton, Fleischmann, Medley and Mr. Boston. Join Joey Henriquez, South Florida Brand Ambassador for Sazerac Company, Inc, as he shares this company's story and guide us thru a tasting of Wheatley Vodka, Buffalo Trace,…

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An evening with Laurent Perrier Champagne/Grand Siecle Tasting

October 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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Among the top brands of Champagne, the Maison Laurent Perrier has been able to distinguish itself in the world of bubbles for a particular and recognizable style, Its Chardonnay dominant house style is known for its finesse and elegance. The history of the winery dates back to 1812.  Like, Veuve de Clicquot, Laurent Perrier's success is due to a widow, in this case Mathilde Emilie Perrier. In the 17th Century, during the reign of Louis XIV, France enjoyed its most…

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Gosset Champagne-A Taste From the Oldest Wine House in Champagne

October 16 @ 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 history of Champagne Gosset extends back over 400 years, to 1584 in Aÿ, a commune in the Marne region in Champagne. Pierre Gosset founded the winery, with the original purpose of producing still red wines as sparkling wine didn’t come to the Champagne region until the 17th century. As such, Gosset lays claim to being the oldest wine house in Champagne. Champagne Gosset's reputa­tion for high-quality starts in the vineyard, where they source grapes almost entirely from premier cru…

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Explore the Indigenous Grapes of Greece @ Café Boulud

October 17 @ 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 Andreas Zinelis from Cava Spidialis and Café Boulud's Head Sommelier Imre Papp for a special evening of Greek wines paired with a Greek-inspired menu. Andreas will guide you through wines from Macedonia, Nemea and Santorini. Opa! $108 per person not including tax and gratuity To reserve please call Imre Papp at 561-655-6060

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Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli “Siepi”- A Taste of Back Vintages

October 22 @ 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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Founded in 1435, Castello di Fonterutoli, located in the Chianti Classico region, is the Mazzei family’s primary estate. It has remained in the family for 24 generations, making them one of the oldest wine making families in Italy and the world. Siepi, a 35 acre vineyard, has a unique location and a special microclimate. Mazzei felt that Merlot might be a complimentary grape to Sangiovese, the Tuscan standard-bearer. In the early 1980s, Mazzei decided to plant Merlot, winding up with…

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Bodega Luigi Bosca: An evening of wines from Argentina

October 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

With deep historical roots in Argentina’s Mendoza wine region, Bodega Luigi Bosca has a longstanding commitment to innovation and quality. Founded in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, Bodega Luigi Bosca is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. Pioneers in Mendoza’s winemaking history, the Arizu family collaborated actively to create the Lujan de Cuyo Denomination of Origin (DO) appellation in 1988.  Bodega Luigi Bosca has embraced the philosophy of bio-dynamics and biodiversity. The Arizu family believes that biodiversity in each vineyard’s ecosystem…

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Italy’s Native Varietal Wines from The Sorting Table

October 28 @ 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 Sorting Table searches for wine growers who own and tend their vineyards, farm their vineyards using sustainable, organic or biodynamic practices, are passionate in their zeal to make the best wines they can and are considered to be exemplary producers in the wine region they call home. This class will take a look at wines made from 6 Italian Native Varietals: Two of the most Regal, two Rising stars and two Super popular. Where do they rank? What do…

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ZD Wine Dinner @ HMF/The Breakers

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
HMF, 1 S County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Celebrate 50 years of ZD Wines with Master Sommeliers Virginia Philip, Juan Gomez and Chef Joey Tuazon @ HMF. Join them and Teresa D'Aurizio for an evening of exceptional cuisine and wines. Featured wines: ZD's 50th Anniversary Sparkling Cuvée, Chardonnay, Carneros, 2017 Reserve Chardonnay, Carneros, 2017 50th Anniversary Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, 2016 Library Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 2016 $249 per person inclusive of service charge and tax Seatings are limited and reservations are required. For Reservations please…

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November 2019

The Wines of Poderi Luigi Einaudi – Piedmont

November 1 @ 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

It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi purchased the first of the Einaudi estates at San Giacomo, near Dogliani, in the heart of Dolcetto country. It is said that he never missed a harvest, even during the long years spent in Rome, as governor of the Banca d’Italia, Minister and President. Today, Luigi's great-grandson Matteo Sardagna is in charge of the state. Poderi Luigi Einaudi owns 11 properties in Dogliani and Barolo.  Einaudi's core release is the Dogliani…

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Unusual wines – Bordeaux whites; German reds

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virginia Philip Wine and Spirits, 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 320
Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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Have you noticed that when you think about Bordeaux, red wines come to mind and with Germany, white wines?  There are delicious white wines made in Bordeaux and great red wines made in Germany.  Michelle Beathard, Southeast Team Leader for Flow Wine Group, will be sampling four (4) wines; two (2) whites from Bordeaux and two (2) reds from Germany. Join us between 2:00 – 5:00 pm and discover some delicious and exciting wines. Complimentary

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Catholic Charities VIP Special

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Catholic Charities, Interfaith Health & Wellness will hold an exclusive wine tasting and dinner at the Ironhorse County Club, on Thursday, November 7th, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. with wine selections from Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy of Palm Beach. This Benefit will provide emergency housing for homeless families in Palm Beach County. For tickets or more info, please contact Bernadette, Interfaith Health & Wellness of Catholic Charities, 561-345-2006 or email: wellness@ccdpb.org

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The Acts of Faust/Huneeus Vintners

November 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

Faust was founded by  Chilean born vintner Agustin Huneeus. He spent his entire career in the wine industry with connections to various wine growing regions that span the globe. In the Napa Valley he is most well known for opening the premium winery Quintessa – for many years Faust wine was made at Quintessa.  The premise behind Faust is to ultimately showcase Cabernet Sauvignon from multiple vineyard locations within the Napa Valley. The Acts of Faust, are wines carefully chosen…

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