Attention Winos Philly Wine Week is Coming With Over 70 Vendors and 100 Events!
With only a few weeks left until corks will pop city-wide, Philly Wine Week (PWW) co-founders Kate Moroney Miller and Bill Eccleston announce over 70 participants who are currently planning over 100 exciting events for the weeklong celebration of wine from Sunday, March 19 through Sunday, March 26. Now in its fourth year, this is the highest number of participants yet, and to make the search for these special events simpler than ever, PWW launched a new website where visitors can search by day, type of event, venue, and even explore suggested events based on their past searches.
“We’re always working to show that wine doesn’t have to be complicated, it can just simply be enjoyed. We are excited to introduce our new fun and attractive website, and the user-friendly features that make finding your favorite events easier than ever,” says Moroney Miller.
Upon visiting the site, users will be able to search for events based on various categories including “day,” “participating venue,” or “type of event.” For “type of event,” events are categorized in a few ways including: Fun/Crazy; Late Night; Happy Hour; Educational; and Sparkling. The full list of events continues to grow as PWW approaches, so enthusiasts are encouraged to frequent the website for updates.
A few exciting events confirmed so far include:
Sunday, March 19
o Opening Corks at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Monday, March 20
o Lambrusco Festival at Kensington Quarters, featuring various pours of Lambrusco and foods from visiting guest chefs to playlist of local music
o Bar-Somm Smackdown at Panorama, a wine-based cocktail competition where guests are the judges
o Made in PA Wine Land at Martha, a tasting of Allegro Winery (Brogue, PA) and Waltz Vineyards (Lancaster, PA)
Tuesday, March 21
o Think Inside the Box at Vintage, a blind tasting to test your taste buds on boxed and bottled wines
o Mystery Blind Wine Tasting at The Rittenhouse, where guests are encouraged to guess the grape and will be rewarded with a full bottle if they are correct
Wednesday, March 22
o Healthy Food and Wine Pairings at Pinot Boutique, featuring grab-n-go healthy foods from Snap Kitchen to pair with bottles for sale
o Orange is the New Black at The Good King Tavern, featuring orange wines by-the-glass and a live cheese & charcuterie bar “cave à manger” style, and showing “orange” wine, while adventurous, is timeless and versatile – just like the color black.
Thursday, March 23
o Women in Wine at Tredici Enoteca, featuring the best female wine makers from around the world and a dedicated wine and cheese flight for $22 (all week long)
o A Day in the Life of a Sommelier at Osteria, when guests may step into the shoes of a sommelier for a reception-style “trade tasting” of Italian wines from top distributors and ambassadors along with Osteria light bites
Friday, March 24
o Aperitivo at Jet Wine Bar, featuring cocktail specials focused on aperitivos such as vermouth, aperol and amaro
o Cheese and Cider Happy Hour at Alla Spina, an unlikely but perfect pairing featuring The Farm at Doe Run cheeses and local cider
Saturday, March 25
o Afternoon Delights at Jet Wine Bar, featuring wines that are perfect for day-drinking and an assortment of delicious pastries from Nook
Sunday, March 26
o Mediterranean Brunch pop-up at Barbuzzo Upstairs, a first-ever brunch at Barbuzzo featuring wine-based cocktails, Calabrian and Sicilian wines, and Italian sparkling wines by the glass to pair with Chef Marcie Turney’s Italian-inspired brunch dishes
o Taproom Takeover: Sangria Sunday at Tria Taproom, a new twist on ‘kegs and eggs’ with draft sangrias and a delicious brunch menu
As noted above, on Sunday, March 19 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Philly Wine Week will kick off with its signature annual event, Opening Corks, where over 100 sought-after, interesting varieties will be flowing, delicious bites will be enjoyed from the city’s best chefs and guests will have the chance to mingle throughout this year’s host venue, the Academy of Natural Sciences. Tickets to Opening Corksare now on sale now for $65/person for general admission and may be purchased here.