More tastings at Martin Wine Cellar

A RECEPTION & TASTING WITH WINEMAKER PAUL DRAPER OF RIDGE VINEYARDS

Tuesday, April 21st • 6:30-8:00 PM • 3827 Baronne St, New Orleans • $20 per person

Join Martin Wine Cellar as we host Paul Draper, America’s iconic wine figure, for a reception style tasting of over 10 different Ridge Vineyard Wines.

Paul lived for two years in northern Italy before attending the University of Paris and traveled extensively in France, gaining practical experience in traditional winemaking. In the mid-sixties, with a close friend, he set up a small winery in the coast range of Chile and produced several vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon.

In 1969, he was hired as winemaker by the four Stanford engineers, who had bought the old Monte Bello winery and founded Ridge Vineyards.  He is known for his crafting of fine Cabernets and Chardonnays from the Monte Bello estate vineyards, and as a pioneer in the production of long-lived, complex Zinfandels. In 2013, Paul was named as the recipient of the prestigious “Winemakers’ Winemaker” award, presented by the Institute of Masters of Wine.

 

HEAVEN HILLS BOURBON TASTING

Thursday, April 23 • 6:30-8:00 PM • 714 Elmeer Avenue, Metairie • $30 per person

Join us as we explore the origins, components and, of course, taste of Heaven Hills Bourbon. Art Riley of Heaven Hill Distillery will answer your questions while expanding  in depth on the “Bottled-In-Bond” category. Enjoy delicious appetizers and cheese paired with each whiskey.

 

BORDEAUX WALKABOUT

Friday, May 8th • 6:30-8:00 PM • 714 Elmeer Avenue, Metairie • $40 per person

Bordeaux is the largest wine region in France, producing over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine each year. Now that is a lot of wine to try, so let us help. Join us for this Tour De Bordeaux tasting and sample 18 different Red and White Bordeaux wines from all over the region. The extensive wine selection will be accompanied by light bites and, of course, cheese.

 

BRUICHLADDICH TASTING

Wednesday, May 13th • 6:30-8:00 PM • 3827 Baronne St, New Orleans • $25 a person

Join us and sample amazing scotches and gin from Scotland, including the rare Octomore Single Malt Scotch, All these small production spirits will be paired with cheeses and appetizers from the Baronne deli.

The GIN:Foraged island botanicals, the FIRST AND ONLY islay dry gin. The spirit is satin smooth gliding over the palate like no gin you have ever tried before. A TOTALLY SEDUCTIVE EXPERIENCE.

THE WHISKY:From the CLASSIC BRUICHLADDICH to THE LEGENDARY OCTOMORE, their islay whiskys never disappoint. With authenticity derived from where it is distilled.

 

CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE

Friday, May 22nd • 6:30-8:00 PM • 714 Elmeer Avenue, Metairie • $35 per person

Enjoy a grand selection of over twenty Champagne and Sparkling Wines, and of course, accompanied by cheese and light bites.

 

About Martin Wine Cellar

Martin Wine Cellar is a family-owned and operated local retail business that provides an extensive collection of American and imported wines, spirits and beer along with a full-service Bistro/Deli, catering, cheese, gourmet food, gift baskets and wine merchandise. Martin’s, as it is commonly referred to, was founded by David Young Martin, Jr. in 1946, and now has four retail stores under his son and current president, Cedric Martin.