Village Wine Market (English Village, Mountain Brook) is hosting its Third Annual "25 Wines We Think You Need to Taste" event tonight, Nov. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations and prepayment ($10) are encouraged but not required; call 879-5240.
Wine and Cheese with Vulcan is this Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30-7:30. For a $15 (tax-deductible) donation, enjoy an evening of live music, wine and cheese, spectacular views, and more at Vulcan Park and Museum. Taste seasonal wines and food pairings while discovering ideas for entertaining at your own holiday parties. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 933-1409 ext. 28 to make your reservation.
Bromberg's 2007 Riedel Wine Tasting Event will be held at its Mountain Brook, Summit, and Riverchase Galleria locations on Friday, December 7, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Claus Riedel was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. Sample wines from some of Riedel's most celebrated wine glasses.
Wine'd Down in Patton Creek Shopping Center in Hoover has two special wine events scheduled next month, in addition to its regular Wednesday and Friday wine tastings. The annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting will be December 14, and on December 21 they will showcase Sparkling wines to make your holiday sparkle.
Pleasure is All Wine in Pelham offers free wine tastings every Saturday afternoon (it will be champagnes on the 29th, just in time for New Year's). On Wednesday, Dec. 12, they team up with Art Buzz for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Bubbles and Paint," at 6 p.m.; cost: $25. Call 985-4760 for reservations.
Did you know? A number of studies that indicate that wine consumption is rising in the U.S. Now, a new study reveals that by the end of 2007, Americans will consume more wine than Italians for the first time ever, and will rank second only to France in overall wine consumption. This year, Americans will drink 304 million cases (3.6 billion bottles), according to The U.S. Wine Market report, and will surpass France before 2015.