Spend “One Week Abroad” Each Month at Jet Wine Bar
Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” is launching “One Week Abroad,” a new monthly wine tasting series transporting oenophiles to wine regions all over the world, including a South African Safari, Adriatic Voyage and Island Hopping in the Mediterranean. The series kicks off on Saturday, February 22nd with a Danube River Cruise, featuring wines and small plates from central European countries.
One week per month, Jet Wine Bar will celebrate a different culture featuring region specific wine tastings and food pairings. Each week will start with a Saturday night tasting experience of five wines paired with five small plates. The tastings will be a guided experience courtesy of Jill Weber, Owner of Jet Wine Bar and Wining Archaeologist, where guests will learn about the culture while enjoying wine and food. The Saturday wine tastings are $55/person. Tickets to each tasting can be purchased here.
“This series is for those overwhelmed with wanderlust looking for an all-encompassing wine tasting experience,” said Weber. “Not only will you get to enjoy wine and food native to these different regions, you’ll also get to learn about their culture and history. You’ll be transported to these different regions without leaving the comfort of Jet’s subterranean lounge in Philadelphia!”
The series kicks off on Saturday, February 22nd with a Danube River Cruise. The pairings include:
Brut Zweigelt Rosé Sekt, Weingut Nigl, Niederosterrich Austria
o Paired with wienerschnitzel
Gruner Veltliner, Count Karolyi, Hungary
o Paired with striped bass, celery root
Portuguiser, Agrina Doo, Fruška Gora Serbia
o Paired with valley milkhouse honey bell
Cabernet Blend, Chateau Borguzone, Danube Bulgaria
o Paired with pork and garlic stuffed cabbage
Late Harvest Furmint, Royal Tokaji, Hungary
o Paired with apple strudel
The remaining schedule is as follows:
South African Safari – Saturday, March 21st – Friday, March 27 Featuring wines from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and more. Tasting everything from Chenin Blanc to Pinotage while enjoying the coastal cuisine of South Africa
Adriatic Voyage – Saturday, April 18th – Friday, April 24th-Featuring wines from Fruili, Venice, Croatia, Macedonia and more. Experience the less traveled Italian Coast and beyond as we travel around the coastline of the Adriatic sea.
Birthplace of Wine – Saturday, May 16th – Friday, May 22nd-Featuring wines from Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and more. From ancient techniques to modern winemaking, enjoy wines and food pairings from where it all began thousands of years ago.
Island Hopping in the Mediterranean – Saturday, June 20th – Friday, June 26th Featuring wines from the various islands of Greece, Sicily, Cyprus, Sardinia, and more. Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean from the lesser known island wine regions.
Following each Saturday tasting, Jet Wine Bar will offer a less formal pairing at the bar for the remainder of the week, featuring a three-wine flight with an optional three-small- plate food pairing. Flights vary depending on wines – between $14-18/flight. Optional food pairings are $12.