Paramour’s monthly guided wine tastings will provide a new-found appreciation for wine whether you’re a novice, a connoisseur or somewhere in between. Let Paramour’s Sommelier, Steven Gullo, inspire you with his expert knowledge and passion for wine during each tasting session.
You’ll learn the tasting techniques used by the pros, explore important grapes, identify key wine styles and determine your own wine preferences. As always, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and ask questions during the tasting.
$40 per person.
Tax & Service Charge not included.
Seats are limited.
Reservations are required.
Please call 610–977–0600
to make your reservation.
Wine Tastings Schedule
“Wines of South Africa”
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 6–7pm
The growing popularity of South African wine has been clearly evident over the past decade. South African winemakers are experiencing a fine wine renaissance because of the reputation of distinct varieties such as Steen Chenin Blanc, Cap Classique sparklings, and Bush Vine Pinotage that are exclusive to the region. During this class, attendees will learn all about South Africa’s emerging wine identity by sampling all of these unique styles. The scenic, natural beauty of South African wine country will also be explored, as guests discover the regions of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swartland. All wines will be expertly paired with hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Executive Chef.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6–7pm
The month of June is the perfect time for barbecues and block parties, and there is such a wide variety of wines to complement these summertime occasions! This class will feature wines of all styles and colors that are best suited for warm weather and the great outdoors. Whether sipping a crisp white on the backyard patio or savoring a fruit-forward California Zinfandel with grilled items, Steven will have plenty of fun Summertime wines to taste and discuss. Guests will also sample some of Paramour’s Summer-inspired appetizers perfectly matched to the wine selections.
“Wines of Austria”
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6–7pm
Since the late Middle Ages, Vienna has been the major wine trading hub of Central Europe. With its unique vineyard sites along the Danube River, and even more unique grapes such as Grüner Veltliner, Blaufränkisch, and Zweigelt, the variety of Austria can appeal to all wine enthusiasts. Our sommelier, Steven Gullo will detail the rich winemaking culture and history of this country as you sample appetizers that our chef has matched to these versatile wine selections. You’ll discover why the quality of Austrian viticulture has brought worldwide attention to the region.
“Greek Symposium Tasting”
Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6–7pm
Ancient texts reference winemaking in Greece as far back as 7,000 BC, when the Greeks would participate in lavish feasts, called symposiums. Join Sommelier Steven Gullo at Paramour’s very own Greek Symposium and discover little known white and red grape varieties such as Assyrtiko and Xinomavro (You will learn how to pronounce them too!). All wines will be paired with traditional Greek mezze, and homage will be paid to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine!
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6–7pm
With over three hundred indigenous grape varieties, it is no wonder that Italy is literally a nation of vineyards! During this tasting, Steven will provide an overview of Italy’s many wine-producing regions from the northern Alps to the southern reaches of Sicily. Guests will also explore the fine wine epicenters of Tuscany and the Langhe Hills of Piedmont. Discover why food and wine are synonymous at the Italian table, as Steven discusses the dynamics of wine pairing with Italian delicacies, all expertly crafted by our culinary team.
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