A Tasting for Every Occasion

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  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2017 - NORTH ANDOVER, MA - The Wine ConneXtion located in North Andover, MA, is once again, offering guests an impressive lineup of complimentary wine tastings this winter. Every Saturday from 1:00PM-5:00PM, the expert staff will be pouring a variety of wines for guests to sample, ranging in price, varietal, theme and region. Consistently offering the best prices in the area, guests can expect to be introduced to new wines and educated on the weekly wines. All tastings are complimentary and open to the public, guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

    January 21st, 2017: Bordeaux is Back!
    This tasting is all about the 2015 Vintage, hailed as a great year for Bordeaux! With the cheaper euro and energy cost, these great wines are back and available for astonishingly affordable prices. Don't miss this opportunity to compare and taste some of the best Bordeaux's out there.

    January 28th, 2017: 90 pts and Above! Series 2
    Back by popular demand, this is one of the most popular tasting events! Wine connoisseurs will sip and swirl some of the industry's most distinct and highest rated wines from top wine critics including: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Robert Parker. Only a handful of wines ever earn the 90+ point distinction and the experts at the Wine ConneXtion have hand-selected a wide variety of these fine wines for guests to enjoy.

    February 4th, 2017: Super Bowl Picks
    Sample a diverse range of wines, while getting in the zone before game day! From kick-off to final touchdown these wines are the perfect accompaniment to the game, serving as a better tasting and healthier alternative to the often filling and more caloric beer.

    February 11th, 2017: Heart Melters
    Taste and explore these careful selected wines, perfect for your Valentine's Day festivities. Whether celebrating with that special someone or with close family and friends, these wines are sure to melt your heart.

    February 18th, 2017: Italy Uncorked!
    Italians have an old expression about wine: in vino veritas - in wine, there is truth. The Wine ConneXtion will take you on a journey, sharing their knowledge and passion while revealing excellent and affordable picks from Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Sicily and other well-known wine producing regions in Italy. From distinctive reds to unusual whites, guests are invited to sip their way and to explore the wonderful offerings this great wine producing country has to offer.

    February 25th, 2017: Battle of the Big Cabs
    Swords will collide and glasses will be raised on the much anticipated annual "Battle of the Big Cabs" tasting. This year The Wine ConneXtion is going global and they'll be pouring some of the biggest, boldest cabernets from around the world. This tasting will feature new wineries along with old favorites.

    March 4th, 2017: Staff's Picks
    Who better to make suggestions than the people who work with wine all day long. At this tasting, each staff member will recommend his or her favorite bottle of wine, along with a reason why it is just that. Guests will taste an assortment of varietals at varying price points and, as always, staff will be on-hand to discuss the distinguishing features of each bottle.

    March 11th, 2017: Sam's Picks
    Wine Director Sam Messina, will let guests in on some of his favorite "everyday" wines as well as his favorite "special occasion" wines at this complimentary tasting. Sam has always had a saying; "There's good wine to be found at any price…you just need to find them." At this tasting Sam will be pouring wines that have a great price point with flavor to match!

    March 18th, 2017: Goldschmidt Wines
    Special Guest pourer Vic Zelinsky will be pouring the award-winning wines of Nick Goldschmidt. The Goldschmidt Vineyard label is a program designed to showcase single vineyard source wines from both the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Oakville appellations. The goal is to create wines that highlight the distinct characters, benefits and attributes derived from these site specific harvests. Goldschmidt Vineyards Cabernets are crafted with the best possible resources to achieve exceptional richness, quality and balance - the hallmarks of world-class wines.

    March 25th, 2017: Exploring Spain
    Grapes are currently the third biggest crop in Spain and because of its primarily dry climate, Spain is right behind France and Italy in its wine production quantities. Spain's new approach of producing lower yields and higher quality grapes has paid off and the proof is in the glass! At this special tasting the experts at The Wine ConneXtion will lead guests on a tour of Spain's wine regions and unique varietals like Tempranillo, Garnacha & Monastrell and fall in love them the way they love Cabernet, Chardonnay and Merlot.

    April 1st, 2017: Michael David Winery Tasting
    Special guest Dave Phillips, Wine Owner of Michael David Winery, is making the trip to North Andover for this special event. Guests can meet and have their wines signed by Phillips himself while trying some of their most popular wines including crowd favorites like their Rapture Cabernet, Lust Zinfandel and Ink Blot wine series.

    Don't miss the many opportunities to taste these impressive yet affordable wines that are perfect for any casual gathering or special occasion. As always, walk-ins are welcome all day. All tastings are complimentary and guests must be 21+. For more information visit www.wineconnextion.com. The Wine ConneXtion is located at 117 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845.

    About The Wine ConneXtion:
    The Wine ConneXtion offers customers a unique and innovative wine-purchasing experience at the First & Main Marketplace in North Andover, Massachusetts. The store offers "eXcellent wines at eXceptional prices" by providing the best wines in their categories with a no-fuss environment. With features like the Tasting Station, encouraging customers to taste and learn about the distinguishing features of wine before buying, the store marries innovative store design and technology with a long tradition of knowledge and experience. The result is their ability to select an assortment of quality wines at great prices and pass those savings onto their mainstream consumers and wine enthusiasts all over Massachusetts and beyond. In 2015 The Wine ConneXtion launched The BackRoom at The Wine ConneXtion, expanding its retail offerings to include even higher-end, exclusive wines and spirits including bourbon, whiskey, Scotch, vodka, rum and more. Located appropriately in the rear of The Wine ConneXtion, The BackRoom is an extension of the store's welcoming yet meticulously organized atmosphere, and is staffed at all times with an expert that can answer all things fine wine and spirits. The Wine ConneXtion is located at 117 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845 and hours of operation are Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm, Friday: 10am - 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 7pm and Sunday: 11am - 5pm. To reach The Wine ConneXtion directly please call (toll-free) 877-469-5025.

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