W&S 2019-2020 Tasting Submissions Calendar

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February 2019

Warming Winter Reds

September 4, 2018
to October 12, 2018

Australia: Shiraz, Grenache, GSM blends and Riesling from Barossa, Clare & Eden
France: Crozes-Hermitage & Hermitage
Germany: Mosel Riesling
Italy: Valpolicella & Amarone
Portugal: Douro (table wine), Trás-os-Montes & Beiras
South Africa: Swartland

Syrah & Rhône Red Blends

April 2019

Restaurant Wine Poll

October 22, 2018
to November 30, 2018

Austria: Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal, Weinviertel, Wagram, Niederösterreich
Canada: Ontario
France: Lower & Middle Loire, Jura, Savoie, Burgundy
Italy: Chianti Classico, Brunello, Bolgheri Red
New Zealand: Central Otago

Pinot Noir

June 2019

Value Wines

December 10, 2018
to January 14, 2019

(No deliveries from
Dec 24-Jan 1)

Argentina: Whites & reds from Salta
Chile: Reds from Maipo
France | Dry Roussillon reds: Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon-Villages, Corbières, Fitou, Maury Sec, Collioure, Côtes Catalanes, Côte Vermeille
France: Reds from Côtes de Bordeaux (Blaye, Castillon, Cadillac, Francs), Côtes de Bourg
Italy: Aglianico; Campanian whites; Sardinian whites & reds; Sicily (Mt. Etna, Faro, Vittoria, nero d’avola, cataratto, grillo)
Spain: Ribera del Duero

Zinfandel
Mixed Blacks (including blends with Petite Sirah, Carignan, Alicante Bouchet, and varietal bottlings)

August 2019

Summer Wines

February 11, 2019
to March 11, 2019

Chile: Whites from Casablanca & San Antonio; Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Limarí
France: Alsace White
Spain: Galicia, Bierzo & Cava
Greece
Italy:
Prosecco, Liguria, Le Marche
Portugal: Vinho Verde

Sparkling, Rosé

October 2019

Best New Sommeliers

April 1, 2019
to April 29, 2019

Argentina: Malbec from Mendoza
Chile: Reds from Itata & Maule
Australia: Margaret River
France: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Burgundy
Italy: Friuli & Slovenia
Spain: Priorat, Montsant, Canary Islands

Chardonnay

December 2019

Holiday Wines

May 20, 2019
to June 24, 2019

France: Champagne, Red Bordeaux Classified Growths, Pomerol
Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Alto Piemonte
Hungary
Portugal:
Port Age-Designated Tawny & Colheita
Spain: Reds from Rioja

Cabernet Sauvignon

February 2020

Warming Winter Reds

TBD

Australia: Shiraz, Grenache and GSM blends from McLaren Vale
France: Northern Rhône
Germany: Rheingau Riesling
Italy: Valle d’Aosta
Portugal: Lisbon & Alentejo
South Africa: Stellenbosch

Syrah & Rhône Red Blends

April 2020

Restaurant Wine Poll

TBD

Austria: Vienna, Burgenland, Styria
Canada: British Columbia
France: Sancerrois, Jura, Savoie, White Burgundy
Italy: Chianti Classico, Brunello, Bolgheri Red
New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay

Pinot Noir

June 2020

Value Wines

TBD

Argentina: Patagonia
Chile: Reds from Maipo
France: Minervois, Minervois-La-Livinière, Bordeaux Côtes
Italy: Campania White; Aglianico, Sicily, Sardinia
Spain: Ribera del Duero

Zinfandel, Mixed Blacks & Riesling

August 2020

Summer Wines

TBD

Chile: Whites from Casablanca & San Antonio; Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Límari
France: Rosé, Alsace White
Spain: Galicia, Bierzo & Cava
Greece
Italy:
Prosecco, Lambrusco, Abruzzo
Portugal: Vinho Verde

Sparkling

October 2020

Best New Sommeliers

TBD

Argentina: Malbec from Mendoza
Chile: Colchagua
Australia: Yarra Valley
France: Beaujolais Cru, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Red Burgundy
Italy: Trentino, Alto Adige
Spain: Priorat, Montsant, Sherry
Portugal: Madeira

Chardonnay

December 2020

Holiday Wines

TBD

France: Champagne, Red Bordeaux Classified Growths, Pomerol
Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Asti
Hungary
Portugal:
Port Vintage
Republic of Georgia
Spain:
Reds from Rioja

Cabernet Sauvignon