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The Wine ConneXtionthe recently renovated store located in North Andover and known for their impressive assortment of quality wines and spirits at exceptional prices and innovative wine-purchasing experience, is once again offering guests an impressive lineup of complimentary wine tastings this fall. Every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. through November, the expert staff will be pouring a variety of wines ranging in price, theme and region while educating guests. All tastings are complimentary and open to the public; guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 


Fall Tasting Series:

September 9, 2017: Grand Re-Opening Featuring Award-Winning Pit Master

Socialize and experience the newly renovated store while enjoying bites from BBQ Champion, Cookbook Author, and Celebrity Chef Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop paired with rustic reds and classic American Bourbons. Purchase a signed copy of the Pit Master’s latest cookbook!


September 16, 2017: Decadent Italian Wines with Celebrity Guest Pourer

Transport to Italy with this once-in-a-lifetime wine tasting with special guest pourer straight from Velegatara, Italy, Bruno Cottini. Experience exclusive wines only available direct from the Agricola Cottini Winery while learning about how the four Cottini siblings seek to produce quality and personalized wines.


September 23, 2017: Staff Picks

Who better to make suggestions than the people who work with wine all day long? The Wine ConneXtion staff will be put to the test during this complimentary tasting as each staff member will recommend his or her favorite bottle of wine, along with a reason why it is just that. Guests will taste an assortment of varietals at varying price points and, as always, staff will be on-hand to discuss the distinguishing features of each bottle.


September 30, 2017: Spain Uncorked

Embark on a journey to Spain exploring the unusual yet distinct flavors of Spanish wines. From robust reds to crisp whites, uncork decadent varietals ranging from Riojas to Tempranillos, all consisting of different flavors and price points for all to savor.


October 7, 2017: Cheers to Merlot Month

The Wine ConneXtion invites guests to raise a glass in honor of Merlot Month while sipping on some of the most outstanding Merlots in the category from notable regions, including Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Australia. Guests will learn about the flavors, aromas and softer characteristics of Merlot wine while learning about the most enjoyable food pairings for the varietal.


October 14, 2017: Stars of the Show

Hear from the expert staff at The Wine ConneXtion as they unveil their favorite finds and releases from the industry tradeshows. This tasting will be a great source of wine education, highlighting the flavor, aroma, and color differences between the crisp new top picks. 


October 21, 2017: 8th Annual Grand Tasting

Celebrate The Wine ConneXtion’s 8th full years in business with a grand tasting featuring over 50 exclusive wines from around the world. Oenophiles can go on a sipping adventure, discovering new favorite wines and sampling unique new varietals.


October 28, 2017: Sam’s Picks

Wine Director Sam Messina will dive into the most unique varietals on the market during this complimentary tasting ranging in theme, region and price. With more than 25years of experience in the industry, learn from the best while uncovering unique yet memorable sips.


November 4, 2017: Viva l’Italia!’

Sip through Italy’s fine wine selection and explore excellent and affordable picks from well-known regions in Italy including Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, and Sicily. From unusual whites, to bold reds, and sparkling varietals, this complimentary tasting will explore all that this great wine producing country has to offer.


November 11, 2017: 90 Points and Above Series One

The first edition of a three-part tasting will give guests an exclusive opportunity to sample some of the most highly rated wines. Wine connoisseurs are invited to sip and swirl some of the industry’s most distinct and highest rated wines from top wine critics including: Wine EnthusiastWine SpectatorWine Advocate and Robert Parker. Only a handful of wines ever earn the 90+ point distinction and the experts at The Wine ConneXtion have hand-selected a wide variety of these fine wines for guests to enjoy.


November 18, 2017: Thanksgiving Picks!

Selecting which wines will best complement the menu and appeal to guests with individual taste preferences can be a bit challenging. Let The Wine ConneXtion do the work and sip through the top seasonal pours to pair with turkey and all the trimmings. 


November 25, 2017: Winter Warmer’s

Discover great wines to enjoy as the weather turns cold. At this tasting, oenophiles and new wine drinkers alike will have an opportunity to sample their favorite red wines while exploring some of the best new wines to hit the market just in time for the holidays.