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

December Wine Tastings

Jet Wine Bar will be hosting three wine tastings and bottle sale events to help you celebrate the holidays. From a “Blends are my Friends tasting to a “’Tis the Season to be Bubbly Bottle Try & Buy” we have something for everyone! See tickets and more information below.

Wine Tasting: Time Machine Edition Hosted by Jill Weber, Owner and Wining Archaeologist

Date: Tues, December 6th Time: 6:30-8:30PM

About: Take a trip back in time for wine! What do Dave Brubeck, King Béla I, and Spain share in common? All have milestones associated with December 6th – the day of our tasting! Join Jill Weber, our owner and Wining Archaeologist, for wines from Hungary, Spain, Austria, California, and Texas!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting-time-travel/details

Thanksgiving Wines “Try and Buy” Hosted by wine expert, Giacomo Di Lisi, of Soilair Selections and Jet’s owner and “Wining Archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

Date: Wed, December 14th Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM

About: Why use just one grape? Join Jeff Holden from Breakthru Beverage PA for a guided tasting of 6 red blends from around the world: Bordeaux, Corbieres, Priorat, Tuscany, California’s Central Valley, and Imathia, Greece. From the traditional to the unexpected, we’ll taste just what makes these red blends our friends!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/blends-are-my-friends/

‘Tis the Season to be Bubbly “Bottle Try and Buy” Hosted by wine expert, Giacomo Di Lisi, of Soilair Selections and Jet’s owner and “Wining Archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

Date: Sun, December 18th Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

About: Drop by Jet’s Lounge on Sunday, December 18th, any time between 2-4 to explore an assortment of bubbles! We’ll have white, pink, red, spumante, crémant, prosecco, champagne… We’ll have wines for all occasions – your favorite meal, a big date, or New Years Eve! Try first, then buy bottles to-go!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/tis-the-season-to-be-bubbly/

Jet’s Month of Tastings!

Jet Wine Bar will be hosting three wine tastings and bottle sale events this November. From a “Blends are my Friends tasting to a “Thanksgiving Wine “Buy & Try”’ we have something for everyone. See tickets and more information below.

 

pasted-image-at-2016_11_07-12_40-pm“Drink like a Pilgrim (kind of)” Hosted by Jill Weber, Owner and Wining Archaeologist

Date: Tuesday, November 15th

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

 

About: What did the Pilgrims drink at the first Thanksgiving? Not wine. But what wine might they have drunk? That is what we are here to find out. Jill Weber will guide you through 5 wines and the circuitous path of the Pilgrims.

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting-drink-like-a-pilgrim-kind-of/details

20101101-thanksgivingwine-500Thanksgiving Wines “Try and Buy” Hosted by wine expert, Giacomo Di Lisi, of Soilair Selections and Jet’s owner and “Wining Archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

Date: Sunday, November 20th                                 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

 

About: Drop by Jet’s Lounge to explore wines perfect for Thanksgiving. Not sure which wines to pour with your fabulous (or, at least, big) meal? No problem. $5 gets you in the door to taste as many wines as you’d like. Try first, then buy bottles to-go!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/thanksgiving-wine-try-and-buy-at-jet/

Orange is the new… White? Rosé?

The Grape: Pinot Grigio is native to France (as Pinot Gris) but has a second home in northeast Italy and Slovenia, which share a border.  From that area, the grapes have great minerality and acidity, and produce clean, crisp, zippy wines.

The Wine: Mansus Makovec Sivi Pinot r Dobravlje Vipava Valley Slovenia. The estate is found in the Vipava Valley, roughly 20 kilometers from the Italian border.  The wine is made with 100% organically-grown Pinot Grigio, and is “natural”.  It is crisp and acidic, with some nuttiness, some apple, and soft, ripe cherry.  It has some tannin and heft for the red-wine drinker, plus great, chilled minerality for the white-wine drinkers.

Fun Fact: Orange Wine?  It is chemical compounds found in the skin of grapes that help determine their color. Generally speaking, “red” grapes have reddish skins and “white” grapes have whitish/greenish skins. Those colors are not found in the juice of most grapes, so making a wine of color depends on allowing the skins to remain in contact with the grape juice for some period of time; the darker the desired color, the longer the skin contact. “Orange” wines are those made with “white” grapes, but with prolonged skin contact, which causes the color to darken more than normal (for a white wine). The resulting depth of color depends on the length of skin-contact, but also on the color compounds found in the grapes. Those found in Pinot Grigio, which is a so-called “color mutation” of the red pinot-noir grape, result in darker, amber-colored wine with prolonged skin contact.

Pairing: Try it with our gorgonzola dolce.

 

Wine with your Samba: Dadivas Chardonnay

The Grape: Chardonnay. This is definitely one of the best-known white grapes around and is grown, basically, everywhere. It is a fairly “neutral” grape whose flavor in wine is heavily driven by terroir: the soil, the surrounding flora, the water, etc. Despite that neutrality, the flavors typically include white-fleshed fruits like pears. It is frequently made into still and sparkling wines, and champagne made solely from chardonnay is called Blanc de Blancs.

The Wine: Dadivas Chardonnay, Lidio Carraro, Brazil. This wine is made in Rio Grande do Sul, where the estate maintains a “Purist” philosophy of grape-growing and wine-making; in essence, they adhere to minimal intervention. For this wine, 100% Chardonnay grapes are fermented and aged 8 months in stainless tanks. The wine is redolent of daisies and pears, with more pear and Granny Smith apples on the palate. It has a great, creamy texture and a long-lasting finish.

Fun Fact: The Rio Grande do Sul is at Brazil’s southern tip, and borders both Uruguay and Argentina. While Italian immigrants are at the forefront of the country’s wine industry, the native inhabitants were the Guarani. Guarani hold an animistic view of the world, in which plants and animals have the faculties of humans. One Guarani belief is that good spirits live in flowers, which get transported by hummingbirds… maybe into the grapes!
Pairing: Try it with our red beet pickled eggs.

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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