Tag: Wine Tasting Philly

Wine Tasting: Frida Kahlo

October 9th is sold out, tickets available for October 16th

Frida, her Friends, and her Lovers

Join us for a wine tour through the life of acclaimed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo!

Her artistic talent – as well as her family, health, politics, romances, and friendships – all figure prominently in her fame as an artist and cultural icon. We will travel her native Mexico and around the world to discover the people and places inextricably linked to the celebrated artist, from Andre Breton to Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and more!

Come taste 5 wines from the life of Frida Kahlo

  • Weinhaus Heger, Pinot Gris (2013)
  • The Grapes of Roth, Long Island Chardonnay Wolffer Estate (2017)
  • Bichi, No Sapiens (2017)
  • Domaine des Pothiers, Référence (2017)
  • Alvaro Palacios, Camins del Priorat Priorat (2016)

(wines are subject to change due to PLCB availability)

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, October 9th and 16th
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: Border Crossings

Wines and Changing Borders

Are the people, themselves, the true terroir?

Borders can be pretty arbitrary, as the changing geopolitial-world is constantly demonstrating.

But, while the name, politicians, and language may change, “place” does not. People are the constant tie to the land, maintaining and preserving underlying traditions and cultures – and sense of place.

Come taste 5 wines from lands with historically-contested borders:

  • Marjan Simčič, Goriška Brda Pinot Grigio (2015)
  • Meinklang Somlo Foam Pet Nat Biodynamic (2016)
  • Kuentz-Bas, Alsace Pinot Noir (2013)
  • Alpha Estate, Xinomavro (2015)
  • Jean Louis Tribouley Cotes Catalanes Orchis Vieilles Vignes (2014)

(wines are subject to change due to PLCB availability)

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, September 11th
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.

Old World Vs. New World Wine Tasting Series: Italy Vs. United States

Join Nick in the lounge for this series that highlights the differences between Old World and New World wines. “Old World” doesn’t 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.

This tasting will compare wines from Italy (Old World) with counterparts from the States (New World)

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! As a bonus, we’ll have a light food-pairing for each set.

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

Wine Tasting: the “other” Tuscany

Tuscany – from Scansano to San Gimignano

Well, I like Chianti, but there is a whole other world of wines inside of Tuscany!

We’ll travel from San Gimignano (which lets me talk about the Guelphs! and the Ghibellines!), to Grosetto and the Maremma. What is there? Great wine, to be sure (Morellino di Scansano! Montecucco!), but also Etruscans, Romans, and Medici – oh my!

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.

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, May 29th
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: Unusual Grapes

All the Weird Ones – unusual grapes of the world!

Ready for something different? Me too!

You may know and enjoy Chardonnay, Grenache, Tempranillo, Riesling… but what else is out there? We will scour the globe for the rarest grapes we can find!  How do they taste? YOU be the judge…

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 24th
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.

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.

Wine Tasting: Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March – prepare yourself with wine and our annual “Ides” tasting!

Ah, that fateful day in 44 BC- March 15th – when Julius Caesar was betrayed by Brutus and stabbed to death. History repeats itself, so we’ll prepare ourselves by following Caesar through Gaul and over the Rubicon, to his assumption of power and eventual appointment with his assassins.

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.

We’ll taste 5 wines from the heart of Rome, Pannonia, and its province in Gaul!

  • Hannes Reeh, Chardonnay Rohstoff (2015) Austria
  • Donna Paolina, Greco di Tufo (2016) Italy
  • Montalbera, Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato La Tradizione (2016) Italy
  • Château St. Martin de la Garrigue, Coteaux du Languedoc Gres de Montpelier (2013) France
  • Baglio di Pianetto BDPY Frapatto (2015) Italy

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 13th
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.

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!

PAYG

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!

PAYG

 

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!

PAYG

 

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!

PAYG

 

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!

PAYG