Tag: History and Wine

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: 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.