Category: Wine Events

Philly Wine Week 2019

It’s Coming! The 6th annual Philly Wine Week is happening April 1st-8th!

So much wine to be had and a whole 7 days to enjoy it.

Philly Wine Week is all about enjoying wine – however you like it. There are tons of great events each day, all around town. The official calendar can be found here – take a look and try something new.

Don’t forget that Opening Corks starts it all off! This year’s opening party is on March 31st at the Bellevue, so you know it will be fancy! Buy tickets here.

Philly Wine Week 2019 – Jet style.

Monday 1st, Sex and Wine: Powerful, Sultry, and Smooth

How do *you* talk about wine? Do you think of wine as “male” or “female”? Androgynous? Trans? Sex-based, gendered adjectives like “muscular”, “pretty”, and “buxom” are frequently used to describe wines. But why? How do *you* refer to wine? Is it static? Or fluid?

We’ll taste wines all along the gender spectrum, and talk about their traits.

Join us for this fun and spirited evening of wine and conversation about sex and gender in wine. Look out for our special-guest host!

Let’s talk about sex, baby!

Price $50

These wines will also be available at the bar.

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Tuesday 2nd, 4pm-close Rainbow Wine Night

Back by popular demand, you can once again drink away the night in technicolor splendor! For our 3rd annual Rainbow-Wine Night, we’ll again have wine in its multi-hued glory: green, orange, black, pink… A veritable rainbow. Come as you are and wear your own colors!

Flights of 6 wines are $25

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Wednesday 3rd, 8 pm Movie Trivia and Wine

Calling all film buffs. Do you know your cinema trivia? Test your knowledge during Movie Trivia. Starting at 8pm, teams will compete in 3 rounds of film trivia. Prizes!

Themed wine and cocktail specials available all night.

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Thursday 4th, Local Flavor: Foraged Foods and Local Wines

It’s a local extravaganza!

Join us for a pairing of foods locally-foraged by Heather McMonnies of Food Hedge, and wines from nearby PA and NJ wineries, selected by Jill Weber, Jet’s owner and Wining Archaeologist.

Jill and Heather will lead this seated tasting in Jet’s lounge. Learn about foraging, and the food and wine in your backyard!

$75

There will also be a limited number of paired plates/wines at the bar, 4-close, PAYG

 

Friday 5thBubbles and Bites Cocktail Party

Do you have Champagne wishes and caviar dreams? Join us for Sparkling wine and posh, paired bites from 6-9pm in our swanky lounge. We’ll bring out bubbles of all types, along with butlered hors d’oeuvres. Expect a new pairing every half hour! Stay for while, or stay the whole time, but stay sparkling.

$65

Sparkling-wine flights and food specials are to be had at the bar all night.

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Saturday 6th, Wine Tasting: Napa & Sonoma

Experience the wines of Napa and Sonoma without the great expense. We will be tasting 5 wines from some of Napa’s and Sonoma’s best wineries – including those you may know, and a few you may have never discovered! Two seatings are available for this guided tasting: 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Light snacks.

$65

The experience will also be offered at the bar for those who can’t get into the tastings.$50, plus optional $20 cheese pairings.

 

Sunday 7th, Wine-Rules Scrabble

Scrabble and Wine – two great things that go great together! In this twist on the game, all wine-related terms (think “field blend”, “pigéage”, “aged in oak”), producer names, grapes, etc, are legal!  We will have multiple boards available to play in the lounge all day long, from noon.

#daydrinkingrules!

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National Wine and Cheese Day with Jet Wine Bar & Di Bruno Bros.

Wine and Cheese Tasting

 

National Wine and Cheese Day is July 25th and we are celebrating in the only way that makes sense to us… with a National Wine and Cheese Tasting!  What does that mean? That means we are pairing wines from the East Coast (Pennsylvania and New Jersey) and from the West Coast (California, Oregon, and Washington) with cheeses from the same locales, selected by cheese-guru Austin Peeler of Philly’s own Di Bruno Bros.!  While, alone, great wine and great cheese taste fine, together they are divine. Also, at Jet we always get our cheese from Di Bruno Bros!

What to expect?

  • Washington: Division Gamay Noir– Cascadia Creamery Sawtooth
  • California: Farmstrong Carignan Rosé – Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
  • Oregon: Holden Vermentino – Rogue River Smokey Blue
  • New Jersey: Alba Riesling – Cherry Grove Farm Abruzze Jawn
  • Pennsylvania: Stargazers Grüner Veltliner – Farm at Doe Run St. Malachi (both from Coatsville!)

*please note that this tasting includes raw-milk cheese

(wines subject to change due to PLCB peculiarities)

BONUS: A very limited number of these bottles will be available for sale to-go!

This tasting will be led by Jill Weber, Jet’s owner and our Wining Archaeologist, and Austin Peeler, Cheese and Bottle Shop Specialist at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin Market.

Your $45 ticket entitles you to our paired tasting of 5 wines and 5 cheese, as well as 15% off your evening’s bar tab AND special pricing on bottles of the evening’s wines (for to-go sales).

Seating is very limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, July 25th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $45

TICKETS: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-and-cheese-tasting/details

**We regret that tickets will not be refunded within 48 hours of the event, or if the event has sold out.

April Wine Tastings at Jet!

Tuesday, April 11th – Wine Tasting: Spartacus!
When?  Tuesday, April 11th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $30

Spartacus… through wine!

Spartacus – the man, the myth, the legend! His life has been (partially) chronicaled, from his success in the gladiators’ arena to his military prowess in leading a slave revolt in the Roman Republic, ca 73 BC.

Let’s drink some wine and follow the path of Spartacus from his Thracian beginnings, training in Capua, refuge on Mt. Vesuvius, and eventual defeat at Senarchia.

His route will take us through these 5 wines:

  • Ciro Picariello Fiano di Avellino 2014
  • Quinta do Monte d’Oiro, Lybra Arinto 2012
  • Chamlija Papaskarasi Thrace 2014
  • Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC 2010
  • San Giovanni Castellabate Campania 2013

(wines subject to change due to PLCB peculiarities)

BONUS: These bottles will be available for sale to-go!

This tasting will be led by Jill Weber, Jet’s owner and our Wining Archaeologist.  Let her guide you through 5 wines and their unique histories.  

Your $30 ticket entitles you to our 5-wine tasting plus light snacks, as well as 15% off your evening’s bar tab AND special pricing on bottles of the evening’s wines (for to-go sales).

Wednesday, April 12th – A Trip to Italy Wine Tasting
When? Wednesday, April 12th
What Time?  7-9 PM
How Much?  $30

No need to book a plane ticket for this trip. We’re tasting our way through Italy right here in Philadelphia. Discover the differences between regions North and South, East and West!  We’ll taste these six wines – bottles of which will also be available for sale!

  • Col Dei Venti Cortese 2015, Piedmont
  • Terlano Muller Thurgau 2015, Alto Adige
  • Rocca Sveva Rose 2015, Veneto
  • Olianas Cannonau 2015, Sardinia
  • Velenosi Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2015, Marche
  • Casadei Sogno Mediterraneo 2014, Tuscany

This tasting will be led by Jeff Holden from Breakthru Beverage PA. Your $30 ticket entitles you to our 6-wine tasting plus 15% off your evening’s bar tab AND special pricing on bottles of the evening’s wines (for to-go sales).

Philly Wine Week at Jet Wine Bar!

A full week of Wine, Wine, and more Wine!!! Join us for these events during Philly Wine Week

Rosé Monday (20th): See the world with rosé *in* your glasses. We’ve got a global extravaganza of still rosé from open to close, plus a ticketed sparkling rosé tasting in the lounge from 7-9! https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting-sparkle-your-world/

Tasting on Tuesday (21st): Unusual grapes of the World is the theme for this ticketed tasting in the lounge from 6:30-8:30. And, explore the wine list all day long with a flight of 3 wines for $12. https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tastingunusual-grapes-of-the-world/

Rainbow Wine Wednesday (22nd): Drink in technicolor! Skip the red and white today, and drink orange, green, black, and pink instead! Color your world even more with our DJ at 9.

Pop-Up Thursday (23rd): Vermouth and Pinchos! Join us for a range of Vermouth – paired with Pinchos from our partner for the evening, Jezabel Careaga! We’ll have Tortilla de Patatas, boquerones, escalivada…and vermouth -by the glass and in flights -from all over, Jet style! Jet’s owner, Jill, and Jezabel will be in the lounge from 7-9 for eating, drinking, and chatting.

Aperitivo Allegro Friday (24th): This aperitivo jawn (cosa!) features a full-on cocktail takeover of concoctions made with wine and grape-based spirits. That definitely means you can get your Spritz on!

Day-Wine Saturday (25th): Afternoon Delights! Skip the tea and crumpets and join us in the lounge for beaujolais with your bran muffins and sherry with your scones! Ticketed tasting from 1-3. https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/afternoon-delights-wine-and-pastry-tasting/

Women in Wine Week

March is Women’s History Month, intended to highlight the historic and contemporary contributions of women to society. At Jet Wine Bar, we are celebrating in our favorite way… with wine! Starting on International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8th, we’ll feature six wines made by female winemakers. The United Nations annually makes an official theme for IWD, which this year is #BeBoldForChange.

While this is one glass ceiling that was cracked long ago, female winemakers remain in the minority. We honor their boldness in the pursuit of winemaking-happiness and we are happy to highlight these fantastic winemakers.

Their wines will be available by the glass, or in flights.

So, who are they?

Meredith Smith is the winemaker for Idaho winery, Sawtooth. She started at the winery as a “harvest helper” in 2009, and now crafts their esteemed wines. Skyline Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and Malbec, resulting in currant, eucalyptus, black cherries, and plum!

Marion Pral (now Chatelus) makes wine at the eponymous Domaine Marion Pral. Her wines are well-known and well-loved and feature in many a menu’s Beaujolais offerings. Her Beaujolais Blanc is an excellent expression of Beaujolais Chardonnay – a light, nutty, smooth, and stone-fruity organic wine.

Susana Balbo is Argentina’s doyenne of winemaking and was the country’s first international consultant. She now runs 4 labels, including her namesake, “Susana Balbo”, and Crios. The Crios Rose of Malbec is fuller-bodied and flamboyant, with bright-red cherries and strawberries.

Elena Jimenez and Marta Casas are sisters-in-law and winemakers at Parés Balta winery in the Penedes. Pares Balta is in the heart of Cava country, and this Cava has all the hallmarks of a traditional Brut, with a clean, fruity finish.

Elena Brooks is one of our favorite winemakers from “down under”. This Aussie star produces wines at her Dandelion Vineyards in the McLaren Vale. “Menagerie of the Barossa” is her GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mataro), and it is bold and bit beastly, but with a soupcon of rose petals and lavender.

Aurelie Giraudon makes the wine for this family winery, Marcel Giraudon. Located in Chitry – think high-value Chablis – this killer Bourgogne Aligoté has a clean and crisp mouth of lime, mineral, pear, and apple.

January Wine Tastings

Wine Tasting: Some Like it Hot

Some like it hot, but… baby, it’s cold outside!

So, we’ll turn up the heat with a tasting of high-alcohol wines. What *is* a ‘high-alcohol wine”? Generally, it is a wine with more than 14% alcohol by volume (ABV). That heat is sure to warm you!

This tasting will be led by Jill Weber, Jet’s owner and our Wining Archaeologist.  Let her guide you through 5 wines, and feel a little heat in this first tasting of 2017.

Your $30 ticket entitles you to our 5-wine tasting plus light snacks, as well as 15% off your evening’s bar tab AND special pricing on bottles of the evening’s wines (for to-go sales).

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting-some-like-it-hot/details

WINTER WINES “TRY & BUY”

Drop by Jet’s Lounge on Sunday, January 15th, anytime between 2-4 to explore Wines for Winter! We’ll have wines for all occasions – wines for warming by the fireplace, watching your favorite movie, eating cassoulet, or just hanging out. In true Jet fashion, we’ll have wines from all over the world! Think Turkey, Lebanon, Slovenia, Argentina, and more! Don’t know which you’d like to buy? No problem. $5 gets you in the door to taste as many wines as you’d like. Try first, then buy bottles to-go!

These wines are not available in-store in Pennsylvania.

Our hosts for the afternoon are wine expert and owner of CBL Imports, Tony Jones, and Jet’s owner and “wining archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

The $5 you spend to taste our wines will be deducted from your bottle(s) purchase-price. Each guest can purchase up to 4 bottles.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/winter-wines-try-and-buy/

Mineralogy: Six Terroirs of France Wine Tasting

Want to know more about French wine? Or do you wonder how Alsatian wines differ from the wines of Gascogne? Loire from Bordeaux? Look to the soil…  Notes of minerals, water, ambient flora, and more all feature in your wine thanks to that crazy little thing called “Terroir”.

Join Jeff Holden from Breakthru Beverage PA at Jet Wine Bar on Wednesday, January 25th for a guided tasting of 6 French wines and their particular mineralogy!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/mineral-ology-six-terroirs-of-france-wine-tasting/details

Visions and Heresy: Joan of Arc’s Wine Trail

Joan of Arc lived a short, eventful, and ultimately tragic life in the 15th century AD. She was famous for her piety, her seemingly brilliant military strategy, and the witty repartee she exhibited at her heresy trial. She is also famous for her death, which came at the tender age of 19, when she was burned at the stake. She was declared a martyr, beatified, cannonized, and is a patron saint of France. We’ll follow her history as we always do… circuitously, and with wine.

Enjoy more of the Wining Archaeologist‘s wine tasting recap here: http://bit.ly/2bmSOuQ

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Jet Wine Bar – Winery Tour

Join us as we hit the road to visit three wineries in our backyard!

We’ll travel to Chester and Delaware Counties to visit Grace Winery,Stargazers Vineyard, and Galer Estate. Our Wining Archaeologist and Jet’s owner, Jill Weber, will lead us on a journey to great-tasting local wines. Our stop at Grace Winery will include lunch.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 2016
11:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • We depart Jet Wine Bar by private coach at 11am and return at 6pm
  • Ticket price includes all tasting fees and lunch.
  • Must be 21 to attend!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

For further questions, please contact Qamara at qamara@jetwinebar.com.