Wine sampling is a unique way to get out and have a nice relaxing time, savoring some tastes, and doing so without needing to spend too much money. On some occasions, sampling is free and many local places that hold sessions sell very affordable bottles of wine. So if you love anything you taste, you can usually buy a bottle for anywhere from $8-$15. Wine sampling is also a great idea for date night! Here are a couple places that offer sampling:
Palate Partners hosts a sampling session at their location in the Strip District on the first and third Fridays of each month. Folks gather to sample three red and three white wines, carefully selected by owner Mike Gonze, complimented by breads and fine cheeses, and to enjoy the company of other Oenophiliacs.
Pittsburgh wine lovers can meet and greet each other at these regular wine tastings twice monthly, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Palate Partners/Dreadnought Wines store at 2013 Penn Avenue in the Strip District. The events are open to the public at the cost of only $12.00 per person and no RSVP is necessary. For more information, call (412) 391-8502
La Casa Narcisi
La Casa Narcisi is a family owned and operated winery located just miles north of Pittsburgh in Gibsonia. They offer free samplings during all business hours. La Casa Narcisi currently produces different varieties of fabulous wines (and yes, I’ve tasted) from an array of dry reds all the way to a mouth watering selection of sweet fruit wines.
They also have live entertainment on the weekends. Check their website for hours and event details. La Casa Narcisi is located at 4578 Gibsonia Road (Rt 910) in Gibsonia, 15044. 724-444-4744.
If you know of any other affordable wine events or places that offer free sampling, please submit the info to Living Pittsburgh.