Thief Wine's Spring Grand Tasting

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Reserve Level 3:30 - 5:15 p.m.
General Admission 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Market Palm Garden, 2nd floor

 

 

Thief Wine is thrilled to present our annual Spring Grand Tasting, a fantastic walk-around tasting event that past Grand Tasting attendees called "the best wine event they've ever attended." The details of the event are:

DETAILS
What: A walk-around wine tasting featuring more than 120 delicious and distinctive fine wines from around the world, with almost all wines in the $15-$50 per bottle price range. All wines will be selected by Thief Wine and reflect our focus of artisanal, high-value, terroir-driven selections (i.e., not the mass-production wines you see at most large wine tastings). Light snacks (cheese, bread, crackers, fruit, etc.) will be provided. To ensure attendees have the best possible experience and prevent overcrowding, tickets are limited.

There are two ticket levels, and both are all-inclusive - once you get a glass, you're welcome to sample whatever you'd like. To be quite honest, it's an embarrassment of riches (if we're going to put on a large tasting, we're going to do it right), so you'll want to pace yourself and be smart. Tickets are now on sale - get yours today!

General Admission ($65, tax included) includes admission from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m., with the chance to sample and enjoy the 120+ wines, grouped among roughly 16 tables. Tickets are limited to 125. It's pretty awesome.

Reserve Level ($95, tax included) includes earlier access to the event, with entry at 3:30 p.m., a more intimate experience (tickets are limited to 75), and 15+ additional, higher-end wines - in addition to the wines that will be poured throughout the entire event, each pouring station will have an additional luxury-level wine that they will be pouring for the reserve level only. General Admission event hours are included in the Reserve Level ticket. Even more awesome. (TICKETS FOR THIS LEVEL ARE SOLD OUT; let us know if you'd like to be on the wait list.)

How: Easy. At the door you'll get a Riedel wine glass (that's yours to keep!) and a tasting booklet. The wines are grouped in tables around the venue, and you can sample whatever you'd like! No additional costs or tasting coupons needed. We'll even send out the list of wines sorted by table in advance so you can see what will be where and plan your tasting strategy to maximize the experience. 

When: Saturday, April 29 from 3:30 - 5:15 p.m. (Reserve Level) and 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. (General Admission).

Where: Milwaukee Public Market Palm Garden, Second Floor

TICKETS
To ensure attendees have the best possible experience, tickets are limited. Tickets are $65 inclusive for the General Admission level and $95 inclusive for the Reserve Level
. Each ticket includes a wine glass for you to keep. Tickets can be purchased at either Thief location or by calling 414.277.7707.

THE WINES
Although the format is similar as previous tastings, the wines will be completely different, so if you've been before and loved it you'll want to come again! As always, all wines will be available for purchase at special event-only pricing. 

We're hard at work putting together the list of wines for the event, and we're getting close to a final list - here's what we've got so far, with more still to come!
Updated April 17, 2017; wines subject to change depending on availability.

Sparkling | White | Rosé | Red | Reserve

Sparkling 
Cruzat NV Brut, Mendoza Argentina
Gustave Lorentz NV Brut Rosé, Cremant de Alsace
JJ Vincent NV Cremant de Bourgogne, Burgundy France
Jean-Louis Denois NV Brut Rosé, Languedoc France
Bollinger NV "Special Cuvée Brut, Champagne France
Champagne Dumangin NV "La Cuvée 17" Brut, Champagne France
La Stoppa 2015 Malvasia Frizzante, Italy
Bisol NV "Crede" Prosecco, Italy
Cavicchioli NV "Vigna del Cristo" Lambrusco, Italy
Bellisima NV Brut Prosecco, Italy
Rinaldi 2015 Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont Italy
Tiamo NV Prosecco, Italy
Vinakoper 2015 "Sparkling Red Rex", Istrian Penninsula Slovenia
Cellers de Can Suriol 2012 Brut Rosat, Cava Spain

White
Some Young Punks 2015 "Monsters Attack" Riesling, Clare Valley Australia
Joseph Ehmoser 2015 Gruner Veltliner, Von de Terrassen Austria
Stift Goettwig 2016 "Messwein" Gruner Veltliner, Austria
Kracher 2015 Pinot Gris, Austria
De Villaine 2014 Aligoté, Burgundy France
Chateau Puyanché 2015 Blanc, Bordeaux France
Vignerons de Mancey 2014 "Les Classiques" Macon-Villages, Burgundy France
Oliver Leflaive 2014 "Les Sétilles" Blanc, Burgundy France
Domaine Chanson 2014 Vire-Clesse, Burgundy France
Jardine en Fleur 2015 Vouvray, Loire Valley France
Domaine Verdier 2015 Muscadet, Loire Valley France
Langlois 2015 "Chateau Sancerre", Sancerre France
Dr. Loosen 2015 "Blue Slate" Kabinett Riesling, Mosel Germany
Fontanafredda 2015 Gavi di Gavi, Langhe Italy
Ernesto Picollo 2016 "Rovereto" Gavi di Gavi, Langhe Italy
Nals Magreid 2014 Kerner, Alto Adige Italy
Le Monde 2015 Pinot Grigio, Fruili Italy
Feudi di San Gregorio 2015 Falanghina, Campania Italy
Glazebrook 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand
Ferriera 2015 "Planalto" White Blend, Douro Portugal
Vinakoper 2015 "Sladki" Muskat, Istrian Penninsula Slovenia
Zanut 2014 Rebula, Goriska Brda Slovenia
Zanut 2014 Zakaj, Goriska Brda Slovenia
Delaire Graff 2013 Chenin Blanc, Swartland South Africa
Kloof Street 2015 Chenin Blanc, Swartland South Africa
Do Ferreiro 2014 Albariño, Rias Baixas Spain
Senda Verde 2015 Godello, Valdeorras Spain
Bodegas Naia 2015 "Naia" Verdejo, Rueda Spain
Montinore 2015 "Borealis" White Blend, Willamette Valley Oregon
Sans Liege 2014 "Cotes du Coast" white blend, Santa Barbara California
Clos Pegase 2014 "Mitsuko's" Chardonnay, Carneros California
Liquid Farm 2015 "White Hill" Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills California
Lioco 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma County California
Fableist 2016 Chardonnay, Central Coast California
Roark 2015 Chenin Blanc, Santa Ynez California
The Paring 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, California
Cosentino 2014 "The Novelist" Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, Napa County California
Folkway 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara California
Sonoma Coast Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Coast California
Seghesio 2015 Vermentino, Dry Creek Valley California
Vinum 2014 "White Elephant" White Blend, California

Rosé 
Le Pive 2016 Rosé, Sable de Camarge France
Hecht & Bannier 2016 Rosé, Languedoc France
Puech-Haut 2016 "Prestige" Rosé, Saint-Drezery France Domaine de la Fouquette 2016 Rosé, Cotes de Provence France
Love Drunk 2016 Rosé, Oregon
Domaine Laurent Gauthier 2016 Rosé, Beaujolais-Villages France
Mont Gravet 2016 Rosé, France
Clos Cibonne 2015 "Cru Classe" Rosé, Cotes du Provence France
Villa Wolf 2016 Rosé, Pfalz Germany
Tasca d’Almerita 2016 "Le Rosé" Rosé, Sicily Italy
Wairau River 2016 Rosé, Marlborough New Zealand
Casa do Valle 2016 Rosé, Vinho Verde Portugal
Vinakoper 2015 Rosé, Istrian Penninsula Slovenia
Batic 2015 Rosé, Vipava Valley Slovenia
Boschandal 2016 Rosé, Western Cape South Africa
Eric Kent 2016 Rosé, Sonoma Coast California
Copain 2016 "Tous Ensemble" Rosé, Anderson Valley California
Blackbird 2016 "Arriviste" Rosé, Napa Valley California
Para Maria 2016 Rosé, California
Red Car 2016 Rosé, Sonoma County California

Red 
Catena 2014 "Lunlunta" Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
Zuccardi 2013 "Serie A" Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
Leyda 2013 "Las Brisas" Pinot Noir, Leyda Argentina
Glaetzer 2013 "Wallace" Shiraz / Grenache, Barossa Valley Australia
Evolucio 2014 Blaufrankisch, Weinland Austria
Tarapaca 2014 Gran Reserva Red Blend, Maipo Valley Chile
Tabali 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Limari Valley Chile
Tabali 2013 "Talinay" Pinot Noir, Limari Valley Chile
Tarapaca 2014 Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maipo Valley Chile
Lynch-Bages 2012 "Pauillac de Lynch Bages", Bordeaux France
Segries 2014 Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley France
Domaine Filliatreau 2015 "Chateau Fouquet", Saumur France
Chateau la Chaize 2013 Brouilly, Beaujolais France
Domaine Faiveley 2014 Rouge, Burgundy France
Becker 2013 Pinot Noir, Pfalz Germany
Dr Heyden 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Rheinhessen Germany
Skouras 2013 "Megas Oenas", Peloponnese Greece
La Spinetta 2011 "Ca di Pian" Barbera di Asti, Piedmont Italy
Marchesi di Barolo 2014 "Maraia" Barbera, Piedmont Italy
Centonze 2015 Frappato, Sicily Italy
Rivetto 2013 Nebbiolo, Langhe Italy
Mamete Prevostini 2013 Valtellina Superiore, Lombardy Italy
Il Poggione 2013 Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany Italy
Tommasi 2014 Poggio al Tufo "Rompicollo", Tuscany Italy
Obalo 2013 Crianza, Rioja Spain
Vinakoper 2012 "Capris" Refosk, Istrian Penninsula Slovenia
Portal del Priorat 2014 "Negre de Negres", Priorat Spain
Senda Verde 2015 Mencia, Bierzo Spain
Bodega Franco Espanolas 2005 Gran Reserva, Rioja Spain
Cenit 2011 Tempranillo, Zamora Spain
Carlos Serres 2012 Crianza, Rioja Spain
Giornata 2016 Barbera, Paso Robles California
Hedges 2014 "Red Mountain" Red Blend, Walla Walla Washington
Desparada 2014 "Borderlands" Red Blend, California
Cosentino 2014 Cabernet Franc, California
Clos Pegase 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
Resolute 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills California
L’Oliveto 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 "Bunkhouse" Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles California
Notary Public 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez California
Swanson 2012 "Cygnet" Merlot, Napa Valley California
Barter & Trade 2014 Merlot, Red Mountain Washington
Fontanafredda 2012 Barolo, Langhe Italy
Clayhouse Estate 2013 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles California
Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 "The Pergola" Petite Sirah, Paso Robles California
Wind Racer 2012 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley California
Van Duzer 2012 "Saffron Fields" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Oregon
Sonoma Coast Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast California
Salem Wine Co. 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley California
Funk Zone 2014 Syrah, Santa Barbara California
Qupe 2013 Syrah, Central Coast California
Rubus 2014 "Old Vine" Zinfandel, California


Reserve 
Champagne Dumangin 2004 "Le Vintage" Premier Cru Extra Brut, Champagne France
Olivier Leflaive 2014 Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy France
Bruno Colin 2013 "La Maltroie" Chassagne Montrachet, Burgundy France
Arietta 2014 "On the White Keys" Sauv. Blanc / Semillon, Sonoma / Napa California
Paul Lato 2014 "Le Souvenir" Chardonnay, Santa Barbara California
Zuccardi 2011 "Aluvional Altamira" Malbec, Uco Valley Argentina
Harmand-Geoffroy 2013 Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy France
E. Pira 2012 "Mosconi" Barolo, Piedmont Italy
Arnaldo Caprai 2010 Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria Italy
Zenato 2012 Amarone, Veneto Italy
M. Marengo 2012 "Brunate" Barolo, Piedmont Italy
Pertimali Sasseti 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany Italy
Batic 2015 Cabernet Franc, Vipava Valley Slovenia
Cune 2009 "Imperial" Gran Reserva, Rioja Spain
Hourglass 2014 "Blueline" Merlot, Napa Valley California
Cosentino 2012 "The Poet" Red Bland, Napa Valley California
Renteria Family 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
Domaine Drouhin 2013 "Laurine" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Oregon

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