WWS Retail Tasting

Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Tasting

Michael’s Wine Cellar hosts a walk-about tasting in the local wine and spirits shop on a monthly basis. However, each November, the Michael's team hosts an extra-fashionable tasting hosted by winemakers and properties participating in the annual Wine, Women & Shoes, Sarasota Signature Luncheon which sells out each year! The Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Tasting offers a great opportunity for members of the public to participate in the stylish weekend of Wine, Women & Shoes functions supporting Forty Carrots Family Center. (A particularly nice option if you weren't able to secure a highly-coveted ticket to the popular Signature Luncheon event!) Guests will have an opportunity to taste dozens of international wines at this year's Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Tasting set for 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Michael's Wine Cellar, 1283 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.  This casual tasting is open to the public and event admission is $10 per person. Can't join us for the tasting events in Sarasota? You can still help support the Parenting Programs at Forty Carrots Family Center by buying select wines online through our web store:  store.michaelswinecellar.com/wws. Please click here to shop for these fine wines online and help support Forty Carrots! WineWomenShoesBMOBank-2015
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What are Bordeaux Futures or “En Primeur”?

I'm often asked about my the processing of buying Bordeaux through "Futures." Please take a moment to review my take on “En Primeur,” the French term for purchasing Bordeaux wine while it is still maturing in barrel. Wine buyers, critics and representatives traveled to Bordeaux in mid March for the 2010 En Primeur tasting, while the wine is still in the barrel. Once again, the 2010 Bordeaux vintage is being applauded by wine experts as a great vintage in modern history. The critics are saying… “Bordeaux 2010 is an exceptional vintage”! James Lawther of Decanter.com, was in Bordeaux for the 2010 En Primeur tastings. He has this to say about the 2010 vintage… “Only time will tell if it is better than 2009. “Adding, :The wines of 2010 are more ‘classically’ defined.” Why buy now? There are significant advantages to buying futures now, here are a few reasons we think you might want to consider. • To purchase wines at the initial release prices. Wines re-released after bottling or sold at retail in an excellent vintage will usually be considerably more expensive. • To secure allocations of small-production wines that may not be commercially available after “En Primeur” release. When they are gone, they are gone. • To own a wine from the start of its life – provenance is priceless. You know that you bought it and have controlled its storage from the beginning. • To purchase a birth year vintage for a child, grandchild or godchild. • To purchase a wedding year vintage. • To be able to choose large format wines – magnums or double magnums. Or to be able to order half bottles – especially in Sauternes. • To purchase the latest vintages of a Château that you have followed and purchased over the years. This is especially important for wines where there is always more demand than there is supply. En Primeur Terms Bordeaux futures basically work like other market-traded commodities. Investors buy wine that has not yet reached the market. This allows the investor to obtain a potentially rare wine, at a bargain, then watch it increase in value. The wine is still in the barrels, un-bottled, and won’t be released for 12 to 18 months. Wine will begin to arrive after about 2 years. Availability Many of these wines have very limited availability. Purchases are on a first-come first-served basis and are available by the solid case only (12 bottles unless otherwise noted). Bottle prices are displayed for comparison purposes only and do not indicate that these wines are available by the bottle. 2010 Bordeaux will be delivered in the spring/summer of 2013. Pricing Prices are “net”, very date sensitive and are subject to change without notice. Case discounts and Connoisseur Club points do not apply. Payment Full payment is required to confirm order. Priority for additional limited stock or special wines will be based on client’s purchase history. Placing Your Order Futures are available throughout our website. You may also e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Michael’s Wine Cellar at (941) 366-0007 Ext. 249. Our Bordeaux Relationship Michael Klauber is a Bordeaux specialist and has spent a considerable amount of time in France exploring the vineyards, tasting the wines, and building relationships with the Chateaux owners.
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239