Now you can enjoy your favorite, savory Southern dishes with your favorite wines!
Every Sunday and Monday after 5pm, the Rex 1516 menu is available to guests at Jet Wine Bar.
Want to have “Philly’s Best” burger with your blaukrankisch? Now you can!
Want to taste Finke’s Widow sparkling wine together with pimento cheese? Do it.
Escargot and Yapincak? Give it a try!
The entire Rex 1516 menu can be viewed here.
Did I mention a Gluten-Free menu is available? Well, it’s true.
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.
Are you ready for the holiday season?
Let us help!
- 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
For more information and to book *your* party, contact Qamara@jetwinebar.com
It’s Coming! The 6th annual Philly Wine Week is happening April 1st-7th!
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. Announcing our special-guest host, Miss Karen VonSay!
Let’s talk about sex, baby!
Price $50 – BUY TICKETS
These wines will also be available at the bar.
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
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.
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. Food prepared by our Executive Chef, Justin Swain.
Jill and Heather will lead this seated tasting in Jet’s lounge. Learn about foraging, and the food and wine in your backyard!
$75 – BUY TICKETS
There will also be a limited number of paired plates/wines at the bar, 4-close, PAYG
Friday 5th, Bubbles 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.
$60 in advance BUY TICKETS / $65 at door
Sparkling-wine flights and food specials are to be had at the bar all night.
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 BUY TICKETS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Winery, Blair Vineyards, Briar Valley Winery, Crossings Vineyard, Fero Vineyards, Galer Estate, Grace Winery, Karamoor Estate, Penns Woods, Pinnacle Ridge, Presque Isle, Waltz, Wycombe Vineyards. Try one or try them all!
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
**We regret that tickets will not be refunded within 48 hours of the event, or if the event has sold out.
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).
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/