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Wine Tasting: Twain’s Innocents Abroad

Travels with Twain!

in 1867 Mark Twain traveled by ship, with a motely group of Americans, around Europe and the Middle East.  His impressions of the months-long journey to famous and historic places first appeared in newspaper columns, and were immortalized in his travelogue, Innocents Abroad – one of the best-selling travel books of all time.

We’ll travel along with Twain and his companions, making some of the same stops they did and drinking the local wine.

Want to read along? The complete book is available, free of charge, from Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3176

What will we taste?

  • Domaine Papagiannakos, Attiki Assyrtiko (2018)
  • Poggio dei Gorleri, Pigato Cycnus (2018)
  • Argiolas, Isola dei Nuraghi Serralori Rosato (2018)
  • Chateau Musar Cuvee Jeune Red (2016)
  • Fattoria Alois, Campania Aglianico Campole (2017)

Our tastings will transport you to a different place and time as we delve into the history of the wine, the region, and the people who make it. Each class features 5 wines that we taste while discovering the fun facts and peculiar histories of each wine’s locale.

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

Your 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). Seating is limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, August 27th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $40

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

Wine Tasting: Field Blends!

Grown Together, Harvested Together, Fermented Together

Field blends aren’t just ordinary blends of multiple grapes; they are made from multiple grape varieties grown in the same vineyard, harvested and fermented together!

This technique has a long history in both the Old and New Worlds. Fields might be planted deliberately with mixed grapes – to see which thrive, to mix comlementary characteristics, or simply for diversification. Or, they might have been mistakenly mixed. By whatever way, field-blend wines can be delightful drinks that are far more than just the sum of their parts.

We’ll taste wines from Vienna – where the technique is tradional – and also from Pennsylvania – where it is not. We’ll also taste field blends and co-fermentations from Alsace, California, and Spain.

What are we drinking?

  • Weingut Wieninger, Wiener Gemischter Satz (2017)
  • Agathe Bursin, L’As de B (2016)
  • Va La Zafferano (2016)
  • Marc Isart La Maldicion (2015)
  • Frey Biodynamic Field Blend (2017)

Our tastings will transport you to a different place and time as we delve into the history of the wine, the region, and the people who make it. Each class features 5 wines that we taste while discovering the fun facts and peculiar histories of each wine’s locale.

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

Your 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). Seating is limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, August 6th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $35

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

Wine Tasting: Adventures of Odysseus

Odysseus’ Journey 

Favored by Athena and friend of Achilles, Odysseus helped gain victory in the Trojan War. But instead of immediate fame and fortune, he battled monsters (and the wrath of the Gods) on a ten year journey to return home to Ithaka. Along the way he battled the Cyclops, encountered Sirens, escaped cannibals, lived with the nymph Calypso, and ate and drank his way around the Mediterranean.

We’ll explore with him, also drinking our way around the Mediterranean!

We’ll taste:

  • Robola Cooperative Robola Of Cephalonia PDO (2018)
  • Domaine Maestracci E Prove Blanc Corsica (2015)
  • Pietro Caciorgna Nerello Mascalese Ciauri’A Etna Rosso Sicily (2017)
  • Librandi Duca San Felice Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore Riserva DOC Calabria (2014)
  • Pasaeli Karasakiz 6N Aegean (2017)

Join us for this installment of our Time-Traveler Tastings! Our tastings will transport you to a different place and time as we dig deep into the history of the wine, the region, and the people who make it. Each class features 5 wines that we taste while discovering the fun facts and peculiar histories of each wine’s locale.

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

Your 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). Seating is limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, March 26th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $35

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

Wine Tasting: Adventurous Women I Love

Celebrating Adventurous, Pioneering, and Just-Plain-Awesome Women

It is almost International Women’s Day (March 8th), so let’s toast to the fascinating lives of five women – some famous, some not.

We’ll go back to the 3rd Millennium BC and meet poet and priestess Enheduanna, jump to the Roman era and discover the warrior Queen Zenobia, travel to the 17th c AD for feminist, scholar, and saint Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, visit the 18th/19th c AD explorer Flora Sass, and catch up to 20th c AD American sprint legend, Wilma Rudolph.

Come join us to hear about these women, and taste wine along the way.

We’ll taste:

  • Falesco, Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone Le Pòggere (2017)
  • Finca Antigua, La Mancha Viura El Palomar (2015)
  • Csetvei Pincészet, Mór Juhfark (2015)
  • Jamsheed, Illaj Pinot Noir Victoria (2017)
  • Vinkara, Kalecik Karasi (2014)

Join us for this installment of our Time-Traveler Tastings! Our tastings will transport you to a different place and time as we dig deep into the history of the wine, the region, and the people who make it. Each class features 5 wines that we taste while discovering the fun facts and peculiar histories of each wine’s locale.

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

Your 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). Seating is limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, March 5th AND Wednesday, March 6th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $40

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

Wine Tasting: Adventurous Women I Love

Celebrating Adventurous, Pioneering, and Just-Plain-Awesome Women

It is almost International Women’s Day (March 8th), so let’s toast to the fascinating lives of five women – some famous, some not.

We’ll go back to the 3rd Millennium BC and meet poet and priestess Enheduanna, jump to the Roman era and discover the warrior Queen Zenobia, travel to the 17th c AD for feminist, scholar, and saint Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, visit the 18th/19th c AD explorer Flora Sass, and catch up to 20th c AD American sprint legend, Wilma Rudolph.

Come join us to hear about these women, and taste wine along the way.

We’ll taste:

  • Falesco, Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone Le Pòggere (2017)
  • Finca Antigua, La Mancha Viura El Palomar (2015)
  • Csetvei Pincészet, Mór Juhfark (2015)
  • Jamsheed, Illaj Pinot Noir Victoria (2017)
  • Vinkara, Kalecik Karasi (2014)

Join us for this installment of our Time-Traveler Tastings! Our tastings will transport you to a different place and time as we dig deep into the history of the wine, the region, and the people who make it. Each class features 5 wines that we taste while discovering the fun facts and peculiar histories of each wine’s locale.

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

Your 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). Seating is limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, March 5th AND Wednesday, March 6th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $40

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

Wine Tasting: On This Day…

What happened on other April 3rds? Let’s find out.

April 3rd – is it infamous? How does it relate to wine? Well, first, everything relates to wine…

Marlon Brando, Doris Day, and “Boss” Tweed were all born on April 3rd. Also, the Pony Express was started and the Falklands War begun. Is that what we’ll talk about? No. But those things did all occur on April 3rd. Find out more when you come out to Jet!

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.  This is a new year, so we have a new tasting series: Time-Traveler Tastings! Our tastings will transport you to the past as we dig deep into the history of the wine, the region, and the people who make it. Each class features 5 wines that we taste while discovering the fun facts and peculiar histories of each wine’s locale.

Ticket sales start 2 weeks prior to the event, check back to see what we’ll be pouring and to purchase tickets.

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

Your 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). Seating is limited.

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, April 3rd
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  TBA ($35-$50)

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

Rainbow Wine Night

Our Rainbow Wine Night is 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!

By the glass and in flights.

Wine and Jerky

Just like it sounds…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!

Wine Tasting: Old World vs New World

Start your evening with some wine edutainment: Drink and Learn!

Join us for this wine tasting that highlights the differences between Old World and New World wines. “Old World” doesnt’ mean stuffy, but refers to the classic wine-growing regions of Europe, like France, Spain, and Italy. “New World” refers to younger wine-growing regions outside Europe, including the United States, South America, South Africa, and Australia.

What really makes these wines different from each other – even when the same grapes varieties are used – are their varying climates and production styles.  The best way to understand this difference is to taste them side by side, and that’s just what we’ll do!

We will be tasting 6 wines in total, side by side and you get to be the judge as we decide the winner of Old World v. New World.

Seating is limited

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Saturday, March 24th
What Time?  5pm-7pm
How Much?  $50

**We regret that tickets will not be refunded within 72 hours of the event, or once the event has sold out.