Now in its third year, Philly Wine Week has really gathered some momentum with a week worth of worthy events for the oenophile. More than 50 venues are participating offering exclusive events such as a wine dinner with David McDuff of David Bowler Wine upstairs at Vetri, nightly old world versus new world wines at Tredici Enoteca and chocolate and cheese at Hungry Pigeon.
If you’ve been holding out on throwing yourself into the Wine Week festivities until the weekend, tonight is your chance to catch up on all of the drinking.
Get your wine bra and funnel (or your judgmental high society attitude, whatever) ready: Philly Wine Week is kicking off this Sunday, March 22nd from 5-8 pm with an event called “Opening Corks” at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
The springtime themed wine tasting reception will feature over 20 wine vendors pouring samples of champagnes, sparkling wines, whites and rosés. Hors d’Oeuvres will be provided by Tria Café, Murray’s Cheese, Panorama and Alla Spina.
Dress is springtime cocktail attire, which I assume means you should come dressed as a springtime cocktail. I’m going as a gin fizz.
Tickets for Opening Corks are $60 (but they go up to $75 if you wait till after 5 p.m. Friday). You can get them here.
Philly Wine Week [Official]
I feel the way about Wine Week that I do about Valentine’s Day. Why celebrate for just one day (or week, in this case) something that you really love and cherish all year? If you really set your mind to it, every week can be Wine Week.
But for those of you who need a little more guidance in your oenophilia, the second annual Philly Wine Week starts on Sunday, March 22 and will last until Sunday, March 29.
In her quest to raise awareness of German wines and beers among Philadelphians, local celebrity sommelier Marnie Old is bringing the Fatherland to Wine Week through a series of German-focused events. Tonight, the author of the newly released (and quite colorful – both in tone and hue) text Wine: A Tasting Course is hosting “A Tasting Tour of Rheinland Riesling” at the German Society of Pennsylvania from 6:30-8:30. For $38, guests will learn, among other things, that not all Riesling is sweet and not all German wine labels are horrifically confusing, once you know how to read them.