Holiday Open House & Toy Drive

Please join us on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2-4 p.m., to taste dozens of international, boutique wines at this casual, walk-about wine tasting at Michael’s Wine Cellar. Don’t forget to bring your unwrapped toy donation for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Your toy donation will serve as “admission” at this Holiday Open House. The wine shop also offers several Kosher Wines available for purchase to pick-up for Hanukkah celebrations! Plus, in addition to fine wines which make perfect hostess gifts and gourmet gift baskets which are great for those difficult-to-shop for friends and family members on your gift list, a Michael’s On East & Michael’s Wine Cellar gift card is sure to please! As you begin your holiday shopping, please keep these suggestions in mind for our annual toy drive: ANGEL TREE TOY DRIVE NEEDS Our friends at The Salvation Army - Sarasota, Florida report they are always the most desperate for things for older kids (ages 12 - 14).
Overall: Legos and Duplos - all ages Barbies or Frozen Stuff Action Figures (Avengers, Spiderman, Transformers, etc) Board Games - all ages Bicycles for all ages PLUS: Younger kids: Disney Movies Books Stuffed Animals Learning toys/games or Little kids tablet Cars, Trucks Ride on or Push toy - toddlers Infant Clothing and Diapers Middle age kids: Paw Patrol Shopkins Hot Wheels Monster High , Power Rangers or Ninja Turtle items Scooters Older Kids: Make-up or Nail Kits Arts/Crafts - Art set, Jewelry maker, etc Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls Skateboards MP3 Players, ear buds Fishing poles and gear Watches Remote Control cars, truck helicopters
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Holiday Champagne Tasting 2017

It’s (almost!) the most wonderful – and sparkling – time of the year already! Michael is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting!
 
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, put a little effervescence into your holiday cheer as you taste more than 20 fabulous Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world.
 
$75 per person
Each ticket will receive a $25.00 retail voucher for purchases of $50.00 or more. Vouchers are only accepted that evening for items being showcased at the Sparkling and Champagne Tasting.
 
Prepare to stock up for all your holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
 
We invite yout to make online reservations now as this popular tasting sells out each year! Space is limited and advanced reservations are required.
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Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy DriveEach December, the Michael's Wine Cellar team invites you to join us for an annual toy drive supporting the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program as part of our Holiday Open House! Please join us this year! Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive Saturday, December 10, 2016 2-4 p.m. Stroll from station to station tasting 50+ reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines while talking with visiting wine specialists. Michael’s monthly Open House Wine Tastings are casual events, recognized as some of the best wine tastings in Sarasota! Each year, during Michael’s Holiday Open House & Toy Drive, all guests are asked to donate an unwrapped toy as admission to this special wine tasting event. Get into the spirit of giving by bringing an unwrapped child’s gift for local children in need this season. (No exceptions, don’t be a scrooge!) Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Don’t forget to bring your holiday gift shopping list. The store has great gifts for Mom, Dad, Uncle Bob and your neighbors. Michael’s Wine Cellar is located at 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Midtown Plaza in Sarasota.  
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Last-Minute Gifts

Last-Minute-Gifts-BoxesWe know these final few weeks of the year can be extra-hectic. If you're still working to quickly wrap-up all your holiday shopping, the team at Michael's Wine Cellar is pleased to provide you one-stop shopping for all your last-minute gift giving needs!

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Coveted Wine Dinner Reservations: Forks & Corks Wine Dinners Announced We're pleased to announce that reservations are now available for our two most popular wine dinners each year! Make reservations now for Michael's "Forks & Corks" Wine Dinners on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30 at Michael's Wine Cellar. (Contact us via phone at 941-366-0007, ext. 229 with any questions regarding our wine dinner events.) Gift Cards Stop in the Restaurant or Wine Cellar to purchase gift cards and we'll provide you with a $20 bonus certificate for each $100 gift card purchase! (Limited time offer; some restrictions apply.) A Bottle of Bubbly! We've brought in plenty of bubbles for your holiday celebrations and special bottles to ring in the New Year. Click here to browse our online inventory or stop in the store to purchase sparkling wines locally. Gourmet Gift Baskets Many gourmet gift baskets are readily available for purchase from Michael's Wine Cellar, but place your order for any personalized baskets (941-366-0007, ext. 249) by this Monday, December 21 to ensure local delivery by Christmas. Wine Accessories From popular wine breathers (used to decant all red wines table-side at Michael's On East!), to Corkcicles, Champagne stoppers and wine bags, drop by Michael's Wine Cellar for stocking stuffers and special gifts for all wine connoisseurs!
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Gift Card Bonus

Gift CardIn addition to fine wines which make perfect hostess gifts and gourmet gift baskets which are great for those difficult-to-shop for friends and family members on your gift list, a Michael’s On East & Michael’s Wine Cellar gift card is sure to please. This holiday season give the very best of Sarasota: share the gift of great food, fine wines and culinary culture with Michael’s On East & Michael’s Wine Cellar gift cards. For a limited time, we are pleased to offer a special gift to you: Receive a $20 bonus gift certificate with every $100 gift card purchase! For a limited time only, so be sure to purchase your holiday gifts for clients, family, friends and neighbors today. Click here to purchase gift cards online, call 941-366-0007, ext. 249 or stop in the restaurant or wine shop to purchase gift cards. NOTE: With the holidays quickly approaching, we now recommend stopping in the Store or Restaurant to purchase gift cards. Purchases made before January 15, 2016, qualify for the $20 bonus certificate. When purchasing a $100 gift certificate or more online, there is no need to select an extra checkout option for the bonus certificate. All orders placed on or before January 15, 2016 will automatically include the $20 bonus certificate. The $20 bonus certificate is valid through May 31, 2016. Some restrictions apply.
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Champagne Tasting

ChampageGlassesToastIt's the most wonderful - and sparkling - time of the year already! Michael is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting! From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, put a little effervescence into your holiday cheer as you taste more than 20 fabulous Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. $50 per person Register now and prepare to stock up for all your holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Please click here to register online for this special Sparkling/Champagne Tasting or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 to reserve your glass! Reservations are required and space is limited. (The past years' tastings have sold out extremely quickly!)
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Wines for 11/21 Tasting

Join us this Saturday for our first Holiday Open House Wine Tasting of the season at Michael's Wine Cellar!

Discover over 50+ wines from around the world at this casual, walk-about wine tasting and annual toy drive. Our November Holiday Open House is set for this Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2-4 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar. As always, a fabulous "menu" of wines will be showcased; please take a peek below for a preview of this month's featured selections! Augustan Fine Wines Gruner Veltliner, Leth, Wagram, AT, 2013 $16.95 Pinot Grigio, Palmina, Santa Barbara County, CA, 2014 $16.95 Chardonnay, Ramey, Russian River Valley, CA, 2012 $29.95 Dolcetto, Palmina, Santa Ynez Valley, CA, 2013 $19.95 Merlot "Nelms Road", Woodward Canyon, WA, 2012 $21.95 Red Blend "Nicole Marie", Sean Minor, Napa Valley, CA, 2012 $19.95 Stacole Fine Wines Prosecco, Zardetto, Veneto, IT, NV $14.95 White Blend "Pinot & Toi", Maculan, Breganze, IT, 2013 $12.95 Chablis, Francine et Olivier Savary, FR, 2013 $27.95 Shiraz "Tournon", Michel Chapoutier, Victoria, AU, 2013 $14.95 Caberneet Sauvignon, Textbook Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 $25.95 Malbec "Q", Zuccardi, Mendoza, AR, 2011 $19.95 Southern Wine & Spirits Riesling, Trimbach, Alsace, FR, 2012 $19.95 Sauvignon Blanc, Esk Valley, Marlborough, NZ, 2014 $16.95 Red Blend "The Jetty", Tower 15 Wine Co, Paso Robles, CA, 2010 $21.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Girard, Napa County, CA, 2012 $28.95 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre “GSM”, Barossa Valley Estate, AU, 2013 $15.95 Opici Wines Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV $18.95 Chardonnay “Wolff Vineyard”, Mount Eden Vineyards, Edna Valley, CA, 2012 $21.95 Riesling "Impulse", C.H. Berres, Mosel, DE, 2009 $12.95 Pinot Noir, Primarius, Walla Walla Valley, OR, 2013 $15.95 Tannat, Garzon, Garzon, UR, 2013 $14.95 Cabernet Sauvignon "Double Lariat", Jamieson Ranch, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 $28.95 Liqueur "Almond", Amaretto, Gozio, IT $21.95 Transatlantic Wines Sparkling "Brut", Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, CA, NV $19.95 Sauvignon Blanc, Duckhorn, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 $29.95 Rose, Mulderbosch,  Stellenbosch, ZA, 2014 $10.95 Red Blend "Decoy", Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, 2012 $21.95 Shiraz/Viognier, Terlato - Chapoutier, AU, 2012 $15.95 Red Blend "Three Valleys", Ridge Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA, 2011 $19.95 Premier Beverage Rose "Pinot Noir", Presqu'ile, Santa Maria Valley, CA, 2014 $19.95 Pinot Blanc/Auxerrois "Val St. Gregoire", Domaine Ehrhart, Alsace, FR, 2012 $16.95 Chardonnay "Village", Kumeu River, Kumeu, NZ, 2012 $19.95 Cotes du Rhone, Andre Brunel, Rhone Valley, FR, 2012 $11.95 Red Blend "Ranch House Red", Long Meadow Ranch, Napa, CA, 2010 $27.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Prelius, Tuscany, IT, 2013 $16.95 Robert Kacher Selections Rose, Chateau les Crostes, Cotes de Provence, FR, 2014 $21.95 Rhone Blanc, Domaine de la Petite Cassagne, FR, 2014 $11.95 Cotes du Rhone Blanc "Domaine de la Becassonne", Andre Brunel, FR, 2013 $15.95 Rhone, Domaine de la Petite Cassagne, FR, 2011 $11.95 Cotes du Rhone "Vieilles Vignes", Dom Santa Duc, FR, 2010 $17.95 Cotes du Ventoux "Fayard", Domaine de Fondreche, Cotes du Rhone, FR, 2010 $16.95 …Plus special selections from Michael's Wine Cellar! Please join us to stock-up for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and everyone's favorite holiday gift this season. Admission is $10 per person. Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Drive Plus, each year during Michael’s November and December Holiday Open House events, all guests are also asked to bring an unwrapped toy as a donation. Get into the spirit of giving by bringing an unwrapped child’s gift for local children in need this season. (No exceptions, don’t be a scrooge!) Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
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Holiday Wine Tastings

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year again! It's almost time for Holiday Open House Wine Tastings at Michael's Wine Cellar in Sarasota!

Discover over 50+ wines from around the world at this season’s Holiday Open Houses: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2-4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Drive Plus, each year during Michael’s November and December Holiday Open House events, all guests are also asked to bring an unwrapped toy as a donation. Get into the spirit of giving by bringing an unwrapped child’s gift for local children in need this season. (No exceptions, don’t be a scrooge!) Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Please join us to stock-up for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and everyone's favorite holiday gift this season.
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Gourmet Gift Baskets

Gourmet Wine Gift BasketsIf you've been searching for Sarasota's most convenient location for gourmet gift baskets - complete with fine wines from around the world - you've come to the right place! A wide selection of gourmet gift baskets are readily available at Michael’s Wine Cellar throughout the holiday season, but we also invite you order customized baskets for the true Scotch aficionado, Champagne lover, Bordeaux collector or cult-like follower of California Cabs on your gift list this year.  Stop in the store to pick-up guaranteed-to-please gift baskets for clients, neighbors, your secret Santa at the office, your favorite friends and family members. Plus, Michael’s specialty gift baskets make great hostess gifts! Michael's Wine Cellar is located in Midtown Plaza just outside of downtown Sarasota. Drop by Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to pick up a basket this holiday season and browse more than 1,000 international wines, craft beers and boutique spirits. If you'd prefer to order customized baskets, please simply call our retail specialists at 941-366-0007, ext. 249. Of course, if you or your gift recipient is the "no frills" type, simply click here to shop for hundreds of wines through our online wine shop.
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Tasting Events

Season has arrived in Sarasota and we know your social calendar is filling up quickly, so be sure to mark your calendar for this fall's tasting events at Michael's Wine Cellar: South African Open House Wine Tasting Saturday, November 7, 2015 2-4 pm at Michael’s Wine Cellar $10/person Join us for a casual, walk-about tasting with winemakers from South Africa’s top wine farms! Our special guests will be traveling to Sarasota to share their prized wines at Michael’s Wine Cellar. Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Wine 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! Guests will have an opportunity to taste dozens of international wines at this year’s Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Wine Tasting set for 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Michael’s Wine Cellar. This casual tasting is open to the public and event admission is $10 per person. Join us in support of Forty Carrots Family Center! Holiday Open House Wine Tastings Discover over 50+ wines from around the world at this season's Holiday Open Houses: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2-4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Plus, each year during Michael’s November and December Holiday Open House events, all guests are also asked to bring an unwrapped toy as a donation. Get into the spirit of giving by bringing an unwrapped child’s gift for local children in need this season. (No exceptions, don’t be a scrooge!) Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Whiskey Club Tastings Michael’s Wine Cellar is pleased to offer Whiskey Club tastings in the Store at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month: (No October Tasting) Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 $10/person Reservations are strongly encouraged. All of the products tasted will be available for purchase or special order the night of the event.  
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Fall Wine Tastings

Red White Wine Glass ToastStroll from station to station tasting 50+ reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines while talking with visiting wine specialists. Michael's monthly Open House Wine Tastings are casual events, recognized as some of the best wine tastings in Sarasota! Admission to each Open House Wine Tasting is $10 per person. September Open House Wine Tasting Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2-4 p.m. October Open House Wine Tasting Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2-4 p.m. November Holiday Open House Wine Tasting* Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2-4 p.m. December Holiday Open House Wine Tasting* Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2-4 p.m. *Each year, during Michael's Holiday Open House events, all guests are also asked to bring an unwrapped toy as a donation. Get into the spirit of giving by bringing an unwrapped child's gift for local children in need this season. (No exceptions, don't be a scrooge!) Toy donations will be collected for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Michael's Wine Cellar is located at 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Midtown Plaza in Sarasota. We look forward to hosting you in the retail store soon!
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Holiday Champagne Tasting

Champagne PoppingMichael is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting! From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, put a little effervescence into your holiday cheer as you taste more than 20 fabulous Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. $50 per person Register now and prepare to stock up for all your holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Reservations are required and space is limited. (The past year's tastings have sold out extremely quickly!) Please click here to register online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 to reserve your glass!
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Holiday Wine Tastings

Subpage Photos - Wine Tasting Guests1 Admission to Open House Wine Tastings at Michael’s Wine Cellar is now $10 per person. We began the "new and improved" Open House format including the $10 admission on October 4 and have already received extremely positive feedback. We thank you for your support as we continue to improve the guest experience and enhance the wine selection at our Saturday afternoon tasting events. Please join us for the Michael's Holiday Open House Events this Season: November Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive Saturday, November 22, 2-4 pm $10/person (This event has passed.) December Holiday Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive Saturday, December 13, 2-4 pm $10/person Click here to register online now. To expedite the check-in process, please consider paying cash at the door or registering online in advance. We proudly collect toy donations for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program each holiday season. Thank you in advance for your generosity to this local program serving area families and children in need. The Store will also host a special Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Wine Tasting on Saturday, November 15. Click here for details.   
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239