Wine, Women & Shoes Tasting

Wine, Women & Shoes Tasting

Michael’s Wine Cellar is the Official Wine Retailer of Sarasota's Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting Forty Carrots Family Center.  Even if you didn’t score a ticket to the Signature Event this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate fabulous wine & your shoe-shopping habits - all in support of the parenting programs at Forty Carrots!

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Open House Wine Tasting

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. 10% of all purchases of partner wineries will benefit Forty Carrots Family Center. This casual tasting at Michael’s Wine Cellar is open to the public and event admission is $10 per person. Tickets are available now online and at the door at 1283 S. Tamiami Trail.

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Michael's Wine Cellar will donate 20% of sales from WWS partner wines through November 14, 2019 and 10% thereafter until November 16, 2019. 

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For a limited time, purchase wines from participating "Wine, Women & Shoes"  wineries! Click here to shop now and a percentage of sales will be donated to Forty Carrots. 

About Wine, Women & Shoes:

Wine, Women & Shoes in Sarasota, Florida benefits Forty Carrots Family Center serving families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. For 25 years, Forty Carrots has provided quality Parenting Education, Early Childhood Education, and Child & Family Therapy. Over 93% of over 4000 clients each year receive free services at 27 locations reaching children at the highest risk of abuse and neglect. Learn more at winewomenandshoes.com/fortycarrots

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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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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! 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 11, 2017 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.
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Wine, Women & Shoes ~ 2017 Wine Tasting

Wine Women & Shoes Wine Tasting 2017Michael’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 11, 2017 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.

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Featured Wines: July 8th Tasting

Champagne GlassesWe love offering you dozens of international wines to taste at each of Michael's Open House Wine Tastings at Michael's Wine Cellar. Here's a preview of the featured wines for the July Open House Wine Tasting set for this Saturday, July 8, 2-4 pm. Admission is $10 per personTable 1 ~ Signature Luxury Wine & Spirits Sauvignon Blanc, Decoy, Sonoma County, CA, 2016 $16.95 Sauvignon Blanc, Ritual, Casablanca Valley, CL, 2014 $14.95 Riesling, Trimbach, Alsace, FR, 2013 $19.95 Meritage "The Swell", Tower 15, Paso Robles, CA, 2013 $21.95 Super Tuscan “Modus”, Ruffino, IT, 2014 $24.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA, 2014 $25.95 Table 2 ~ BreakThru Beverage Viognier, Fairview Vineyards, Parrl, ZA, 2015 $18.95 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette, OR, 2015 $16.95 Gruner Veltliner "Singing", Laurenz V. and Sophia, Kremstal AT, 2014 $15.95 Cotes du Rhone, Andre Brunel, Rhone Valley, FR, 2013 $11.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Prelius, Tuscany, IT, 2015 $16.95 Red Blend “Lot No 5 - Field Blend”, R Collection by Raymond, CA, 2014 $12.95 Table 3 ~ Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Sauvignon Blanc, Black Stallion, Napa Valley, CA, 2015 $13.95 Fume Blanc, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County, CA, 2015 $16.95 Chardonnay “Unoaked”, SeaGlass, Santa Barbara County, CA, 2015 $11.95 Merlot, Napa Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 $17.95 Sangiovese, Fantini Farnese, Abruzzo, IT, 2013 $9.95 Cabernet Sauvignon “Classic”, Barkan Vineyards, Galil, Israel, 2014 $9.95 Table 4 ~ Stacole Fine Wines Sauvignon Gris “Isidora”, Cousino-Macul, Maipo Valley, CL, 2015 $12.95 Arneis "Blange", Ceretto, Langhe, IT, 2015 $19.95 Chenin Blanc "Original", Raats, Stellenbosch, ZA, 2016 $12.95 Barbera d’Asti “Tre Vigne”, Vietti, Piedmont, IT, 2014 $16.95 Tempranillo “Vendimia”, Hazana Vina Viejas, Rioja, ES, 2014 $11.95 Cabernet Sauvignon “Antiguas Reservas”, Cousino-Macul, Maipo Valley, CL, 2012 $15.95 Table 5 ~ Opici Fine Wines White Blend, Dogajolo, IT, 2016 $11.95 Chardonnay "Light Horse", Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, CA, 2014 $12.95 Riesling “RK”, Rechsgraf von Kesselstatt, Mosel, DE, 2015 $14.95 Pinot Noir, Primarius, OR, 2014 $15.95 Baby Tuscan, Dogajolo, Tuscany, IT, 2015 $11.95 Zinfandel "Old Vine", Plungerhead, Lodi, CA 2014 $13.95 Table 6 ~ Augustan Wine Imports Assyrtiko “Santorini” Santo Wines, GR, 2013 $12.95 Bourgogne "Chardonnay", Pascale Matrot, FR, 2014 $22.95 Chardonnay, Calera, Central Coast, CA, 2014 $21.95 Syrah “Lenore”, Corvidae, Columbia Valley, WA, 2014 $13.95 Red Blend "Nicole Marie", Sean Minor, Napa Valley, CA, 2012 $19.95 Shiraz, Brash Higgins, McLaren Vale, AU, 2012 $26.95 Table 7 ~ Michael's Wine Cellar Clos des Lunes “Lune d’Argent, Bordeaux Blanc Sec”, Pessac-Leognan, FR, 2014 $18.95 Hárslevelű "Arioso", La Favorita, Tokaji, HU, 2015 $24.95 Chateau, Cap Saint George, St. Emilion, FR, 2014 $24.95 Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche, Fronsac, FR, 2009 $29.95 Baron de Brane, Margaux, FR, 2012 $29.95 Chateau Clos Lunelles, Cotes de Castillon, FR, 2012 $29.95
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Upcoming Open House Wine Tastings

Wine Cellar International Red RackThe Michael's Wine Cellar team looks forward to hosting you monthly for casual, walk-about wine tastings at our retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just south of Downtown Sarasota.  Please mark your calendar for upcoming events. Admission is $10 per person and you are always welcome to simply join us at the door!  Each Open House Wine Tasting is featured 2-4 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar.  UPCOMING WINE TASTINGS Saturday, May 6, 2017 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Saturday, July 8, 2017 Saturday, August 5, 2017 Saturday, September 9, 2017 Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Sip & Shop in March

Michael's Wine Cellar Retail Wine ShopEach Saturday at Michael's Wine Cellar, we invite you to "sip & shop" as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota.  This month our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:  (Please also join us for our monthly Open House Wine Tasting on Saturday, March 4, 2-4 pm. Admission is $10/person.) Saturday, March 11, 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Matanzas Creek Winery, Sonoma County, CA, 2015 - $15.95 Chardonnay, Dreyer, Sonoma County, CA, 2014 - $16.95 Zinfandel "Romanzo Moon", Lapis Luna, Lodi CA, 2012 - $16.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grayson Cellars, St. Helena, CA, 2015 - $11.95 Saturday, March 18, 2017 Pinot Grigio, Palmina, Santa Barbara County, CA, 2014 - $18.95 Chardonnay "Butter", JaM Cellars, CA, 2015 - $16.95 Petite Sirah “Grower’s Selection”, The Crusher, Clarksburg, CA, 2013 - $11.95 Pinot Noir "Bishop's Peak", Talley Vineyards, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2014 - $19.95 Saturday, March 25, 2017 Torrontes "Series A", Zuccardi, Salta, AR, 2015 - $14.95 Chardonnay "High Mountain Vines", Catena, Mendoza, AR, 2014 - $17.95 Red Blend “Reserva - Organic”, RedPuro, Mendoza, AR, 2015 - $12.95 Malbec "Clasico", Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, AR, 2015 - $11.95
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Sip & Shop 3/25/17

Each Saturday at Michael's Wine Cellar, we invite you to "sip & shop" as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota.  This week our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:    Saturday, March 25, 2017 Torrontes "Series A", Zuccardi, Salta, AR, 2015 - $14.95 Chardonnay "High Mountain Vines", Catena, Mendoza, AR, 2014 - $17.95 Red Blend “Reserva - Organic”, RedPuro, Mendoza, AR, 2015 - $12.95 Malbec "Clasico", Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, AR, 2015 - $11.95
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Sip & Shop 3/18/17

Each Saturday at Michael's Wine Cellar, we invite you to "sip & shop" as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota.  This week our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:  Saturday, March 18, 2017 Pinot Grigio, Palmina, Santa Barbara County, CA, 2014 - $18.95 Chardonnay "Butter", JaM Cellars, CA, 2015 - $16.95 Petite Sirah “Grower’s Selection”, The Crusher, Clarksburg, CA, 2013 - $11.95 Pinot Noir "Bishop's Peak", Talley Vineyards, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2014 - $19.95
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Sip & Shop 3/11/17

Each Saturday at Michael's Wine Cellar, we invite you to "sip & shop" as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota.  This week our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:  Saturday, March 11, 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Matanzas Creek Winery, Sonoma County, CA, 2015 - $15.95 Chardonnay, Dreyer, Sonoma County, CA, 2014 - $16.95 Zinfandel "Romanzo Moon", Lapis Luna, Lodi CA, 2012 - $16.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grayson Cellars, St. Helena, CA, 2015 - $11.95  
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October Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael’s Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota’s best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop! Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door.
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International Sparklers Tasting

Back by popular demand, the Michael's Wine Cellar team is offering another wine class!  Please join us as we pop the bubbly, specifically bottles of bubbles from almost everywhere EXCEPT Champagne, France! It will be an eye-opening exploration of international sparkling wines.  Featured Wines:  Prosecco, Zardetto, Veneto, IT, NV Cava “Brut - Grand Reserva”, Geliva, ES Sparkling "Brut", Francois Montand, FR, NV Sparkling Cremant de Bourgogne "JCB No. 21", Jean-Charles Boisset, FR, NV Sparkling "Brut", Graham Beck, Robertson, ZA, NV Sparkling "Brut", Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, CA, NV Admission is $25 per person and advanced reservations are required.
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February Open House Wine Tasting

Michael's Wine Cellar will feature more than a dozen French wines as part of its February Open House Wine Tasting! This Saturday, February 11, 2017 2-4 pm Admission is $10 per person No RSVP is required.  Please simply join us at the door on Saturday!
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South African Wine Tasting

Londolozi Game Reserve Executive Chef Anna Ridgewell will journey from South Africa to Sarasota again this November to host multiple events in partnership with Michael’s On East and Michael’s Wine Cellar. (Michael Klauber, co-proprietor of the restaurant and adjacent wine store, and his wife Terri traveled to Londolozi Game Reserve in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 while leading exclusive journeys for the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club in partnership with Admiral Travel International. Members of the public are invited to attend three special functions hosted by the visiting chef in Sarasota.) On Saturday, November 4, we invite you to taste dozens of South African wines as Chef Anna welcomes you with a selection of hors d’oeuvres from Londolozi's prized culinary experience. Admission to the tasting is $10 per person. Advanced reservations are available through www.michaelswinecellar.com, or simply join us at the door!
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September Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael's Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota's best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop!  Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door.
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August Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael's Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota's best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop!  Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door.
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July Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael's Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota's best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop!  Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door or click here to register online in advance
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June Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael's Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota's best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop!  Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door.
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May Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael's Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota's best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop!  Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door.
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April Open House Wine Tasting

The Michael's Wine Cellar team carefully selects dozens of international wines to feature at its monthly Open House Wine Tastings. These casual, walk-about tasting events have came to be known as Sarasota's best, so please plan to join us this month in the wine shop!  Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required; please simply join us at the door.
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239