Wine Tasting Class at Amada

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Amada” basically translates to “beloved” or “sweetheart,” so it’s very fitting that Amada is hosting a class for people to learn all about my sweetheart: wine. On Sunday, Apr. 26 from 2:30-3:30 pm, Alexandra Cherniavsky (Amada’s Sommelier) is teaching a wine tasting class.

The class will feature wines intended to perk you up after a dreary winter, so you can expect sparkling wine from Raventos i Blanc, a rosé from Amestoi, and other bright, white wines. Also, light tapas will be served, and the whole thing only costs $25, which is a pretty good deal for wine and tapas.

You can call (215)625-2450 to make reservations.

UPDATE: This event is now sold out. Amada says to stay tuned for the next one.

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Win VIP Tickets to Philadelphia’s Wine + Food Festival

wineandfood-logoOn Wednesday, May 6th, Philadelphia magazine is hosting the annual Wine + Food Festival at Lincoln Financial Field. The event will offer over 650 samplings of exclusive wines from around the world; food from some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants and an on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store.

And we here at Foobooz are giving away a pair of VIP tickets to the event (a $450 value).

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Awesome: Run the Vineyards Now Offers Multi-Race Discount

Run the Vineyards | Photo via Facebook

Run the Vineyards | Photo via Facebook

If you’re a fan — we’re talking super fan status here — of the über popular Run the Vineyards race series, you’ll be psyched to hear that this year, organizers are offering a multi-race season pass for race discounts, so you can get your running and wine tasting on at any (or all) of the Run the Vineyards events this year. Read more »

Tria Fitler Square Opens This Week

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More windows, just one of the changes at Tria Fitler Square.

Tria’s Fitler Square location opens this week (exact day to be determined) at 23rd and Pine Streets, the former home of Dmitri’s. Although very similar to the other two Tria locations, this fermentables (beer, cheese, wine) bar will also feature a full kitchen, giving new executive chef, Karen Nicolas some more toys to play with. Nicolas comes with serious culinary chops, she was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs 2012. Nicolas will oversee culinary operations for all four Tria locations. TheJohnson & Wales Culinary Arts alum was formerly executive chef at Citron & Rose and has worked at New York’s Gramercy Tavern, and apprenticed at the likes of California’s The French Laundry and Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco.

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Philly Wine Week Kickoff: Opening Corks at PAFA

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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]

Savona’s Month-Long Anniversary Celebration

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Savona, at 100 Old Gulph Road in Gulph Mills, is celebrating its 18th anniversary by introducing a new happy hour food and drink menu and offering specials all month.

The new happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. All cocktails, beer and glasses of wine are half off. The snack menu offers mini pizzas for $8, antipasti for $7, and crostini for $5.

Check out the happy hour menu and more anniversary plans »

Planning Ahead: Philly Wine Week is Coming

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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.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to the 8th Annual Wine in Winter

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Attend an event with more than 40 local restaurants, caterers, and beverage suppliers, and help support Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware families caring for children with disabilities or serious illnesses.

We have two pairs of tickets to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund’s eighth annual Wine in Winter event, on Friday, February 6th, at the the Normandy Hotel & Conference Center in Blue Bell. Tickets are worth $125 each, but you can enter to win a pair by signing up for Ticket’s weekly e-newsletter.

In addition to the food and drinks, there will also be a silent auction and raffles. Anyone attending can also receive a special room rate of $99 at the Normandy Farm Hotel. Get more information on the event and the Dolan Fund here

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