Wine Gift Baskets are Here

Need a gift for someone special? Let Jet do your holiday shopping for you!

This holiday season, we are offering two different baskets filled with wine and other goodies.

Our “Festive” Basket includes 1 bottle of Sparkling wine, 1 bottle of red wine, house made, spicy mixed-nuts, house made chocolate-covered pretzels and a $10 gift card to Jet!
Festive Basket $49

 

Our “Champagne” Basket includes 1 bottle of Champagne, 1 bottle of premium red wine, house made, spicy mixed-nuts, house made chocolate-covered pretzels, a jar of artisan olives, and a $25 gift card to Jet!
Champagne Basket $99

 

Both gifts come festively wrapped and ready to give!

 

Please note baskets must be purchased at Jet Wine Bar.
For more information, contact Nick@jetwinebar.com

Book Your Holiday Party!

Are you ready for the holiday season?
Let us help!

We offer:

  • Private Room
  • Wine-tasting packages starting at $35/person
  • Food and/or Drink Packages

Want to stay closer to home?
Let us come to you with:

  • Wine Tastings
  • Catering
  • Wine-to-go

Don’t forget gift cards from Jet Wine Bar, or from our sister restaurants, Rex 1516 and Cafe Ynez!

For more information and to book *your* party, contact Qamara@jetwinebar.com


Philly Wine Week – at Jet and beyond!

It’s here! The 5th annual Philly Wine Week is happening March 22nd – 29th!

So much wine to be had and a whole 8 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.

Jet has events every day of PWW – except the first Thursday. Why? Because that is the official Opening Corks wine event at the 23rd Street Armory. Get your ticket, throw on something festive, grab a glass, and start tasting! There’ll be hundreds of wines, plus foods from Philly restaurants – including Jet. Come ask Chef Yasi what she is making!

Back to the wine… let us break down the week for you – Jet style.

Thursday 22nd 6-9pm (VIP from 5), 23st Armory – Opening Corks

Wine, Wine, Food, Wine

Tickets here

Friday 23rd, Happy Hour 5-7pm What’s Next? Happy Hour

Ease into #PWW2018 with our What’s Next? Happy Hour. Nick will open “cellar” bottles, one-offs, bottles from our sit-down tastings, and those normally only available to-go – all for $10/glass. Take a seat at the bar, let Nick pour you a glass (and another), and enjoy.  Who knows what he’ll open next!

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Saturday 24th, 5-7pm, in the Lounge Wine Tasting: Old World v New World

Join us for a classic wine-tasting highlighting the diff erences between Old World and New World wines!  In other words, “classic” wine regions of Europe (France, Spain, Italy) vs those New World upstarts (United States, South America, South Africa, Australia. Also, meet Nick! He’ll have six wines (3 Old World, 3 New World) for you to taste side by side! The Olympics may be over, but you can still judge the winner of the Worlds.

Tickets here

Sunday 25th, 11am-4pm Bubbles and Brunch

Ahhhhh, Bubbles and Brunch– just rolls right off the tongue. Join us for a special, sparkling Sunday full of your (new) favorite foods (Moroccan Baked Eggs, Deviled-Egg Breakfast Sandwich, Brisket Hash on Polenta Cakes,…!) and that classic brunch pairing: bubbly. We’ll have flights of 3 sparkling wines for $12, for your brunching pleasure. What? You want a mimosa? Of course we’ll have $5 Mimosas.

#daydrinkingrules!

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Monday 26th, 4pm-close Wine and Jerky

We love wine. We love jerky. We want you to love wine and jerky! So, with a little help from our friends at Side Project Jerky, we’ll have different types of jerky to eat and wines that taste great with them. Don’t take our word for this pairing perfection, come try for yourself. Try one, try them all. Its wine and jerky night!

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Tuesday 27th, 6:30-8:30pm, in the Lounge Wine Tasting: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

What? That’s right, Jill will find 5 wines for your drinking pleasure that are separated from Kevin Bacon by 6 degrees or fewer. We don’t know what she’ll be pouring… but promise it will be delicious! She reserves the right to be circuitous.

Tickets here.

 

Wednesday 28th, 4pm-close Rainbow Wine Night

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

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Thursday 29th, 4pm-close Layover: Pompeii and Naples

End #PWW2018 with a few hours in Campania. We are exiting I-76 and taking the Appian way to Naples and Pompeii! We’ll have food and wine from the foot of Mt Vesuvius. Finish the evening with our house-made limoncello and dream of the Amalfi Coast. Wines and food will be available for purchase, a la carte, from Happy Hour until they are gone!

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October is PA Wine Month!

come to Jet to take a drive through the PA countryside

October is PA (as in Pennsylvania) Wine Month and we are joining the fun by featuring 3 of our very favorite wineries: Galen Glen, Stargazers, and Va La. Never tried PA wines? You are in for treat!

All month long we’ll have a wine from each winery, available by-the-glass or – at Happy Hour (5-7 daily) – in a flight of 3 for $15.

We’ll start the month with three,exceptional rosés, move to cool-weather whites, and finish with 3, outstanding reds.

The Wineries

Stargazers Winery

We’ve been big fans of Stargazers for a while now. Jet’s very first menu – in November of 2010 – featured their magical, 2008 Cabernet Franc. It was a customer favorite then, and our appreciation for John’s wines has only grown since.

IMG_20170930_144421931_HDR (694x1024)Stargazers is found in the rolling hills of Chester County, an hours drive out of Philly to Coatesville. John Weygandt – with his late-wife Alice – planted the first vines in 1979 before creating wines under the Stargazers’ label in 1996. John and Alice were pioneers in many ways, by championing solar energy and sustainable agriculture, coordinating the efforts of the growing, PA wine-community and, above all, visualizing the potential for high-quality wines from grapes grown in the local soils.

The name, Stargazers, is a nod to the Mason-Dixon line, and the observation tower that was used to survey the land and create the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.  The location of the tower – the Star Gazers tower – is today marked by a stone.

This month at Jet you can look forward to:

  • Rose Gold – an approachable rosé of Pinot Noir, with minty/nutty start and a soft cherry and white-pepper finish
  • Arneis – The piemontese grape does very well here, and this Arneis is creamy (it spends ample time sur lies) fruity, and well-balanced with acid. 
  • Warp Drive – Petit Verdot is one of our favorite grapes, and this PV blend has all of its dusty, lavender, white-flower charms.

Galen Glen

photo: Lenn Thompson, thecorkreport.us
photo: Sarah and Clemens, the wine Lab

Sarah and Galen Troxell own and operate Galen Glen. The vineyards are ideally situated on glacially deposited, fosilliferous shale at cooler, higher altitude amidst mountains.  This land used to be underwater, as evidenced by the Crinoid (sea creatures) fossils that litter the ground. According to Sarah, “no one noticed (them) until I started pointing them out. It’s overwhelming to touch something 360 million years old and think about the vastness of time.” The couple took over Galen’s family estate in 1995, and started planting vines. Sarah’s wine-making skills have been well-recognized, and are especially apparent in her structured, mineral driven, German-influenced offerings. Experimentation with german grapes has paid off for the couple. Sarah famously planted Grüner Veltliner in the vineyards not after tasting the grape, but after reading about it and the food with which it pairs well; Galen Glen’s Grüner now garners numerous awards.

  • Vinology Rosé – this easy drinker is off-dry, fruity, and zippy, with a looong finish.
  • Stone Cellar Gewurztraminer – a beautiful, minerally wine with tropical fruit undertones and good citrus-y zest.
  • Stone Cellar Zweigelt – a little spice, earth, and bright berries.

Va La Vineyards

IMG_20170930_163513401_HDR (742x1024)Va La is the youngest of our featured wineries; the first vines were planted in 1999 and the winery doors opened in 2002. Anthony and Karen Vietri own the small – but storied – Avondale vineyard on land that has been in Anthony’s family since 1928. Growing up, his family bought wine grapes from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, not realizing the land’s grape potential. Coincidentally, while on a trip to California, Anthony and Karen stumbled upon the very-same vineyard that supplied grapes to Anthony’s parents and grandparents; the couple subsequently used grapes from that vineyard to make wine for their wedding.

Today, the Vietris no longer need to purchase grapes. They grow numerous – mainly Italian – grapes on their small property (under 10 acres), which they craft into field blends. For their efforts, Va La has been named among the 101 Best Wineries in America for 4 years running.

Try these wines during October at Jet:

  • Silk – a juicy, fruit forward, lightly-spiced dry rosato. Pleasing to the palate.
  • La Prima Donna – a field-blend “orange” wine (extended skin-contact) that is mead-y, fruity, nutty, complex, and wholly delicious.
  • Castana – Only made occasionally, the name is an homage to the “chestnut” treasure of Vietri family-lore. Dark, rich, and complex.

While we are featuring wine from these three wineries, there are many more to try among Pennsylvania’s xx. Over the years, Jet has featured wines – in one form or other – from these additional wineries:  Allegro Winery, Black Walnut WineryBlair Vineyards, Briar Valley WineryCrossings Vineyard, Fero VineyardsGaler Estate, Grace Winery, Karamoor Estate, Penns Woods, Pinnacle Ridge, Presque Isle, Waltz, Wycombe Vineyards. Try one or try them all!

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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