Cool Springs Wines & Spirits hosted another is our series of regional wine tour tasting events on Wednesday April 25, 2012, in the Overlook tasting room. A great group of wine drinkers from all walks of life showed up to have fun, taste some great wines and learn something about Oceania (Australia and New Zealand wines). It’s not just about sitting around drinking wine, but so much more.
CSWS created our “Tour Series” of wine tastings to introduce our customers and friends to new wines and new wine producing regions of the world. So far this year we
have “travelled” through France, Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina and finally Australia and New Zealand. In structuring wine tasting events in this manner, we introduce cool wines from regions that a number of our customers have not yet visited. Instead of making a large group of adults sit down and work their way through wines like in a classroom, we employee a relaxed in-direct learning method with a number of one on ones or small group discussions about the wines and where they come from. Response to these tastings has been overwhelming and our team at CSWS has had a wonderful time with them. The Tour of Oceania was no exception. The wines were supplied by Athens Distributing Company of Nashville and Mr. Rick Reilly, Wine Sales Manager, was on hand to talk with our customers about the wines along with members of the CSWS team.
Wines from New Zealand included The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc and Oyster Bay Pinot Noir. From Australia CSWS featured three cool wines from the niche producer
d’Arenberg. These included the white blend Hermit Crab that contains Viognier and Marsanne. Also poured was the d’Arenberg Laughing Magpie. This is a unqiue wine as
it is a blend of red wine (Shiraz) and a very small amount of white wine (Viognier). Both of these wines are an homage to wines from France’s Rhone valley. Finally,
we poured the d’Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon and Fetish “The Watcher” Barossa Shiraz. We concluded the night by pouring at our in-store tasting bar a lovely sparkingling Spanish Cava, Segura Aria Pinot Noir.
Between the great wines, tasty finger foods and the wonderfully curious learning atmosphere, everyone had a great time. The most rewarding aspect of these events is
that the CSWS team gets to spend a lot of time with our customers talking about wines and wine regions. We incorporated some maps to talk about wines as well as spoke
about the history of wine varietals and their respective travels around the globe.
If you haven’t attended a Cool Springs Wines & Spirits tasting in our Overlook tasting room, you are missing out on a lot of fun and cool information. CSWS will
resume our “Tour Series” in September. However, don’t forget about our Cinco de Mayo Tequila tasting on Wednesday May 2. Reservations are required. Also coming
before the end of May is our Empire Day Celebration featuring a Single Malt Scotch Whiskey tasting. Check out of our web site for forthcoming details.