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Western Reserve Wines

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28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
440-498-WINE(9463) www.westernreservewines.com

April 2017

April Fool’s Day Challenge – Wine Tasting

April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$10

Rick Lanning from Heidelberg Distributors thinks he can fool you!  Come and join the fun as we taste through 6 different wines, all concealed in brown bags. You’ll get the opportunity to  guess the grape varietal and the region of origin. Tasting notes will be supplied to help solve the puzzle. There will be prizes of course for correct answers.

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Pop-Up Wine Tasting

April 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$15

Bartholomew Broadbent’s company, Broadbent Selections, Inc., founded in 1996, is the exclusive US national importer for some of the worlds most sought after family wineries. He also owns Broadbent Port, Madeira and Vinho Verde in Portugal, Broadbent Malbec in Argentina, Broadbent Gruner Veltliner in Austria and The Curator in South Africa. Raised in the English wine trade in a formal apprenticeship to his legendary father, Michael Broadbent MW , Bartholomew’s company is now one of America’s leading wine importers. Yvonne…

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The Perfect Easter Wines

April 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Rachel Bilczo of Wine Trends will be showing us wines that will be perfect matches for your family's special Easter gatherings.

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Wines for Tax Day

April 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Whether you want to celebrate a tax refund (and spend it on some great wine) or lessen the sting of owing the government more money, we’re here to help. Tom Kramarz will be here with plenty of love and great wines to share.

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Earthy Wines for Earth Day

April 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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“Earthy” is a wine term used in a positive sense to describe an aroma or flavor evocative of rich, clean, fresh-turned soil, mushrooms or the aromas experienced while walking through the forest after a rain storm.  Cory Deibel will be showing wines that many tasters would describe as having “earthiness" as one of their characteristics. Sounds like an “all reds” tasting to me!

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New Finds from Vanguard Wines

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Maggie's been tasting us on a lot of beautiful new wines from Vanguard recently and now we are ready to share them with you, our very own “customer critic panel”.  This distributor offers some of the best values in the market also because they are a direct importer of European wines.

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May 2017

The New Twelve Under $12

May 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$12

Stop by and taste all twelve wines from our new selection for only $12, expertly poured by Rick Laning. This is a great way to try unique wines from around the world at very affordable prices. (includes a great selection of cheeses and crackers)

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Wines for Mother’s Day

May 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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In honor of Mother’s Day we’ll be featuring wines made by some very talented women in the wine world. Maggie Harrison , CSW from Vintage Wines, will be hosting.  Wine, what Mom really wants for Mother's Day! (includes a great selection of cheeses and crackers)

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Spring Portfolio Show Picks

May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Darryl Spansky of Cutting Edge Selections will be here to show you some great new discoveries from their  Spring Portfolio Show that we just attended this week. (includes a great selection of cheeses and crackers)

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Picnic Wines

May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Stop by and meet Cole Davis and taste a sampling of wines from his portfolio that would be great for Memorial Day picnics, or anytime. Cole represents Wines LLC, a local importer and distributor of fine European and domestic boutique wines. (includes a great selection of cheeses and crackers)

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June 2017

Wines to Impress Dad

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Heat up those grills! Grill Master Tom Kramarz or Euro Fine Wines will be here to taste us on wines that will be perfect for Father's Day celebrations and would make great gifts for Dad.

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Rosé Blowout Pop-up Tasting

June 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Stop in anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 and taste a selection of at least 15 of our favorite 2016 Rosés. Rosé consumption in the United States continues to be one of the fastest growing segments in the wine market.  The 2016 vintage Rosés that we’ve tasted are excellent, equal to if not better then the outstanding 2015. It was a short vintage however, so get them while you can! A selection of cheeses and crackers will be served. Think Pink…

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Where in the World is Rachel?

June 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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We’ll be tasting some great wines from wine producing countries around the world with Rachel Bilczo of Wine Trends.

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Celebrate Summer!

June 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Summer is finally here and we will be celebrating with a perfect mix of summer sippers for all your warm weather fare. Now’s the time to stock up for your 4th of July weekend. Rick Laning from Heidelberg will be hosting.

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The Main Event: Vinum Cellars with Owner/Winemaker Richard Bruno

June 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Stop by and meet owner/winemaker Richard Bruno who will be pouring his wines from Vinum Cellars. Vinum Cellars is a small California Winery known for producing wines of the highest quality. The grapes are selected from premium growing areas within California, and made by hand to allow the varietal character to express itself. Richard pursued his interest in wine by going into the restaurant business in 1985.  After deciding to become a winemaker, he attended UC Davis to learn Viticulture…

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July 2017

From California to the Pacific Northwest

July 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Come in and take a west coast tour with Whitney DeJohn from Vanguard Wines. Vanguard Wines is an independently owned importer and distributor of fine wines, working directly with winery partners to deliver better value to all of us.

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Fiddlehead Cellars with Guest Rob Fry

July 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Come and join the Fiddlehead Cellars "728" annual celebration at Western Reserve Wines. We’re celebrating early this year and special guest, Rob Fry, National Sales Manager for Fiddlehead Cellars, will be coming all the way from California to join the fun, pour wine and hand out prizes. Cheeses, breads and other goodies will be served to complement the wines. This will be a casual walk-about tasting so stop in anytime between 5:00 and 8:00. This will be your opportunity to…

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Party Like the DiVinos

July 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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From bubbles to desert, and everything in between! This tasting will feature a lineup designed for any party, with wines for any food or anyone’s palate. Steve Tyree of Heidelberg Distributors will MC.

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“M” Cellars with Owner/Winemaker Matt Meineke

July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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M Cellars is a boutique winery located in Ohio's Grand River Valley region. These are handcrafted, artisan wines made from cool climate varietals Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. We think you’ll find that Matt’s focus on quality in the vineyard is expressed in every wine we’ll pour. Stop by, meet Matt and see for yourself just how good Ohio wines can be. Cheeses, crackers and other goodies will be…

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Wines for the Grill

July 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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One of the great things about summer is cooking and eating outside. Stop buy and learn about the best wines to pair with all your favorite grilled foods. Maggie Harrison, CSW from Vintage Wines, will be here to educate.

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Wines to Finish Off Shark Week

July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Stay out of the water - DRINK WINE! The rules of shark week are very simple, but some vital materials are needed: 1) Wine of your choice, 2) Buddies to share it with. Both can be found at Western Reserve Wines, with Rick Tanski featuring wines from the Traderman portfolio.

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August 2017

Hot Summer Wines

August 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Popular hot wines at very cool prices will be the lineup for this special summer tasting hosted by Gary Twining, Certified Wine Educator. Stop by and taste these friendly wines with your friends at WRW. Summer’s not over yet!

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Stock up for Back to School Relief

August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Need some “back to school” relief? This time of year impacts all our lives at some level, so stop by, taste, breath and relax. You’ll want to stock up for the weeks ahead on these great wines presented by Mike Harvey from D&E Fine Wine Group.

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Carl Ehrhard Meet and Greet – Wine Tasting

August 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Carl Ehrhard and his family tend 22 acres of Riesling and Pinot Noir spread throughout six prime vineyards around the town of Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region of Germany. The estate was founded by the Ehrhard family in 1815 and taken over in 1998 by Carl, his wife Petra and their three daughters. The Ehrhards strive to make wines endowed with personality that express the unique character of their vineyards. The Eichelmann wine guide is considered the most prestigious in…

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The Best Portfolio Show Finds

August 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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We recently attended the annual Vanguard Wines portfolio show and want to show you some great new finds from producers we met there. Vanguard offers some of the best values in the market, because they are a direct importer of European wines. Whitney DeJohn will be here to educate.

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September 2017

The New Twelve Under $12

September 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$12

Stop by and taste all twelve wines from our new selection for only $12, presented by Rachel Bilczo. This is a great way to try unique wines from around the world at very affordable prices.

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Euro Fine’s 90+ Wines

September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Tom Kramarz will be here to show us a collection of wines in his portfolio that have received 90+ points from the major wine critics. Taste, enjoy and see if you agree with the experts.

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“Summer of Love” 50 Year Anniversary

September 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1967’s Summer of Love. During this last weekend of summer, remember and keep the summer of love alive as we slip (sip) into fall. During these highly polarized times perhaps All We Need is Love . . . . and a little bit of Wine! Timothy Leary won’t be joining us but Darryl Spansky will, no doubt wearing a flower in his hair!

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Fall Transition Wines

September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Happy Autumn, my personal favorite time of year. Maggie Harrison from Vintage Wines will help us transition into the Fall season with a nice selection of cooler weather favorites. It’s clam bake season!

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Become a Master Taster Through Component Tasting

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$30

Components are the basis of the flavor of any wine. The ability to discern components (sweetness, acidity, tannin, bitterness, alcohol....) impacts a taster's skill at determining wine quality, origin, ability to age and drinkability. Certified Wine Educator Gary L. Twining literally wrote the book on component tasting and passed the Institute of Masters of Wine's blind identification using components as the basis for his deductions. He will illustrate through a short component tasting where in the mouth you perceive each…

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Tour de France

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Many of the best wines from France are arriving in Ohio this time of year. Rick Laning of Heidelberg will be your guide on this Wine Tour de France. Àvotre Santé!

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October 2017

New Finds from Wines LLC: Wine Tasting

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Wines LLC is a local importer and distributor of fine European and domestic boutique wines. Cole Davis will be here to show you some of his wines that we’ve tasted recently and really enjoyed.

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Spooky Good Wines: Wine Tasting

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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No tricks, just lots of treats and “scary good” wines from Tom Kramarz's Euro Fine Wines portfolio. We’ll have some great Halloween themed wines plus wines that would be perfect party wines.

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Bordeaux Vintage 2014: Wine Tasting

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$45

Much to the delight of many, Bordeaux has produced very good wine in 2014 and it is considered the best vintage since 2010. Two thousand fourteen was one of the most dramatic growing seasons ever witnessed in Bordeaux. It began well, with a swift flowering followed by a relatively cool summer that slowed the ripening. Warm, dry conditions arrived with a vengeance in September and saved the harvest. By all accounts, it was one of the warmest and driest Septembers…

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Spanish Treasures: Wine Tasting

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Spain is full of amazing wine treasures just waiting to be discovered. We’ll be tasting traditional and modern style wines from various regions that are just waiting to be discovered. Darryl Spansky CSW, will be your guide for this adventurous treasure hunt.

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November 2017

The New Twelve Under $12

November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$12

Stop by and taste all twelve wines from our new selection for only $12, expertly poured by Tom Kramarz. This is a great way to try unique wines from around the world at very affordable prices. For you early shoppers, a case of The Twelve Under $12 makes a great Christmas gift! (includes a great selection of cheeses and crackers)

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Georges Duboeuf Cru Beajolais with Guest Romain Teyteau

November 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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This is not your Beaujolais Neuveau!! Beaujolais' best wines are made from Gamay fruit grown in the area's 10 crus (Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Chiroubles, Chénas, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié and Saint-Amour), or top vineyard sites. Generally a well-kept secret, in the past few years, partly thanks to special attention in the 2015 documentary film Somm: Into the Bottle, cru Beaujolais’ star is steadily rising. The Duboeuf family has been producing wines for over four centuries. Georges Duboeuf, the…

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A Toast to our Vets

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Rick Tanski will be presenting wines from the good ol’ USA, as well as other countries where our Veterans have served. As a thank you to those who have served, all Veterans get to taste for half price.

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The Annual Champagne Blowout

November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$55

Taste at least 20 different wines from our favorite small grower and top label Champagne houses, plus some excellent, very affordable Sparkling Wines from around the world. A great selection of cheeses, breads and other goodies will be served to complement the bubbles. To add to the festive atmosphere we will also feature live music by Gaetano Letizia. Reservations are required. Call 440-498-WINE(9463), stop in or email us at info@westernreservewines.com. Sign up today, this very popular event fills up fast!…

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Perfect Thanksgiving Pairings

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Think "beyond the bird" when it comes to picking your wines for Thanksgiving. Maggie Harrison, CSW will be here to offer her suggestions on what to pair with the bird and all other accompaniments for your special Thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Red Saturday

November 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Now that you’ve survived Black Friday, let’s celebrate with “Red Saturday”. Whitney DeJohn from Vanguard wines will be showcasing some favorite new red wine finds from their Fall Show.

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December 2017

Party Favs and Age Worthy Gifts

December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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So much of the holidays are spent going to parties and shopping for gifts. Let us save you time by showing you wines that will be perfect party wines, or special bottles to give as gifts. Whitney DeJohn from Vanguard wines will be hosting.

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Wines for Pairing & Sharing

December 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather with friends, give a special gift, or plan a fabulous meal with the perfect wine pairings. Taste a selection of wines that will fit all your holiday needs, presented by Tom Kramarz of Euro Fine Wines.

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Bubbles and More for the New Year

December 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Come and celebrate with us as we close the book on 2017 and look forward to a happy, healthy, prosperous 2018. Maggie Harrison, CSW, will be presenting wines from the Vintage Wines portfolio.

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January 2018

Wines to Warm You Up

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Tom Kramarz from Euro Fine Wines will be presenting fuller bodied reds and fortified wines to warm you up on this cold winter’s day.

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Lessen the Shock of Your Holiday Bills

January 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Nothing like a fun wine tasting with good wines and friends to lesson the shock of those credit card statements rolling in this month. Rick Tanski from Private Reserve will be here to show you some great wine values, so you don’t have to give up your wine!

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Evaluating Wine Quality Using Components

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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$35

To continue our series of educational wine tastings, we are bringing Gary back to expand on what he introduced you to in September, improving your palate through identifying components in wine. If you missed the September tasting, no worries, there will be a quick review. If you attended the first component tasting, this tasting will expand your ability to evaluate wine and will improve your palate for years to come. Components are the basis of the flavor of any wine.  The…

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Old World vs. New World

January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Don’t miss this opportunity to taste and learn the differences between the styles of Old World European wines and those produced in the New World countries like the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Mike Harvey from D&E Fine Wine Group will be here to guide you through the process of discovery.

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February 2018

The Wines of La Rioja Alta, S.A., with Guest Maria Sãenz

February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Few dispute that La Rioja Alta S.A. is the leading quality orientated producer in the Rioja region of Spain. The company owns over 300 hectares of vineyards in different parts of the best zones of the Rioja Alta region, from which they can source top-quality grapes, resulting in excellent fruit and richness throughout their wines. La Rioja Alta continues to be one of the benchmarks for traditionally produced Rioja wine. The company still maintains traditional Rioja winemaking practices whilst embracing many of the new…

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Valentine Treats

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Celebrate this special weekend with some delicious wines in the romantic setting of Western Reserve Wines.  Maggie Harrison, CSW, will be presenting at least six different wines that would be perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day, or to enjoy any day.  And, we’ll wrap it for you free!

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Like a Fine Wine . . .

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Reserve Wines, 28300 Miles Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 United States
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Like a fine wine, we get better with time. Salena, Denise and Michael are great examples of that, and are all celebrating milestone birthdays. If getting older means getting better, these three are getting close to perfection! So, they each get to pick a wine for the tasting. Tom Kramarz will be picking the other three and hosting the party.

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