Tasting The Wines of Southern Italy

Southern Italy does not get as much attention as a great wine producing region, as the northern areas of Italy. However, wine is produced everywhere in the south as well, and some are indeed wonderful and worthy of a try. Because they are less well known, they often offer excellent values.


Tasting the Wines of Northern Italy

Northern Italy is a beautiful place, with a rich past and a present where people focus on their quality of life. The top priority for most Italians is great food and wine shared with family and friends.


Tasting the Wines of Southern Spain

The biggest wine producing region in Spain is Castilla-La Mancha, south of Madrid. It is an enormous arid land, known mostly for unremarkable bulk wines until the 1980s.


Northern Spain Wine Dinner

Join this spectacular wine dinner and taste your way through Spain with a specially crafted dinner menu paired with wines from the northern country of Spain. Tickets can be purchased at We hope you will join us for this delicious event! Cheers! Steve Berger – Maynards Market & Kitchen Sommelier  Summer Wine Tour Dinners are… Read more »


Tasting the Wines of South Africa

South Africa is the seventh largest wine producer in the world. It has 1,800 miles of coastline, sandwiched between two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian. It has a more than 300 year old history of winemaking.


Tasting the Wines of New Zealand

Wine Making dates back to the 1800s in New Zealand, but didn’t reach its stride until the 1970s. The two major wine growing regions are Hawk’s Bay on the North Island and Marlborough on the South Island.


Tasting the Wines of Australia

Australia has possibly the most dynamic and cutting edge wine industry in the world. The land down under is known mostly for big, bold, white and red wines that are excellent values, and Shiraz (made from what the French call Syrah).


Argentina Wine Dinner

Our Argentina wine dinner is set to be a spectacular event featuring wines that are stylistically ripe, fresh, and a true reflection of Argentina’s terroir. These wines will be highlighted along side Executive Chef Brian Smith’s extravagant menu that will truly transport you across the 1800 miles of Argentina. Tickets can be purchased at  … Read more »


Tasting the Wines of Chile

Chile has a warm, dry, sunny climate, ideally suited to grape-growing. Though once known for having good wines at reasonable prices, there are now more wines in the mid-price range and some expensive ones as well.


Tasting the Wines of Washington

Washington State is considered one of the best producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the United States. Most of the wineries are located in the dry, warm eastern part of the state.


Arizona Summer Wine Dinner

Fall in love with Arizona produced wines and savor the tastes of the Sonoran desert at this end of summer event. Allow our Sommelier Steve Berger and Executive Chef Brian Smith to remind you just how exquisite the wines and food from our backyard truly are. Tickets can be purchased at We hope you… Read more »