WINE SEMINARS AND TASTINGS

Wine seminars: from the Basics to how to taste like a Pro. Learning about Wine is one of life’s great adventures and will make it easy and fun to learn about it.
In a more casual setting, join us every Saturday from 5-7 pm for our Complimentary Wine Tastings.

Private Tastings: We can be your “Sommelier for the Evening” and help you host a wine tasting party either in the comfort of your home, your office or at the store.

 

Please contact us for details.

 

Solera is very excited to present the wines from Taybeh Winery from Palestine

How did we end up tasting these wines?

We recently celebrated VALENTINE’s DAY with a wonderful four course Mediterranean dinner at one of West Roxbury’s newest dining establishments Eat at Jack O’Neill’s. We were pleasantly surprised not only by the extraordinary food but also by the interesting and delicious selection of wines from TAYBEH WINERY. It was the first time, we tasted Palestinian wines and we loved them.
The night started with smoked salmon and cream cheese in a wafer cone, paired with their Merlot. What a fantastic start to the night! There were lamb and duck courses that paired perfectly with the full body reds. The founders of the winery were present and spoke about their wines at length.

Taybeh Winery is a family owned business founded in July 2013 by the Khoury brothers, Nadim and David, and Nadim’s son Canaan Khoury. Following the success of the Khoury family in opening the only brewery in Palestine, Taybeh Brewing Company, Canaan was inspired to return to Palestine after finishing his studies in the United States to open the only boutique winery in Palestine. Winemaking in Palestine can be traced back thousands of years. The ancient land of Canaan was one of the earliest regions to cultivate grapes for wine. Palestine was described as having a copious supply of wine such that “wine is more abundant than water”.

This is a Complimentary Wine Tasting! It should not be missed!

Solera, your place for geeky, offbeat wines!!!!

 

 

Learning about wine is important because while we learn about wine, we also learn about ourselves and each other. How to Taste Wine and Why! is an ideal class for all levels – experienced wine adventurers and wine lovers just starting their journeys. The goal of this two-hour one-night class is to help everyone understand and communicate what you taste and feel when you enjoy a glass of wine.
This interactive tasting class will experience and understand The Big Four: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll learn and practice our Seven S Wine Tasting System to put into focus the fundamentals of The Wine Spectrum.
Hors d’oeuvres, bread, cheese & olives served while we taste.
TASTING MENU (tentative – subject to change)
  • NV Le Berceau Blanquette de Limoux (Saint Hilaire, Languedoc, southern France)
  • 2015 Altùris Sauvignon Blanc (Venezia Giulia, northeast Italy)
  • 2014 Raymond “R|Collection Lot No. 3” Chardonnay (Napa Valley, northern California, USA)
  • 2015 MIMI en Provence Rosé (Côtes de Provence, Provence, southeast France)
  • 2014 Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir (California, USA)
  • 2013 Don Segundo Cabernet Sauvignon (Valle Central, central Chile)
See you in class!

Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard of @ Roslindale

Solera Wines, 16 Birch St., Roslindale MA USA 02131
Wednesday | October 18 | 6:30-8:30pm | $69
 
One of the greatest things about wine is that there’s always something new to discover – grapes you’ve never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, etc. These are often the areas where you will find the best values.
The Best New Wines You’ve Never Heard Of class will explore some wine regions which are relatively new to the global wine market. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.
Class is limited to 14 students. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some fundamentals of pairing wine and food.
WINE MENU (tentative – subject to change)
  • New Mexico Sparkler (USA)
  • Gruner Veltliner (Austria)
  • Torrontes (Argentina)
  • Bobal (Spain)
  • Saperavi (Georgia)
  • Carmenere (Chile)
See you in class!


WINE & CHOCOLATE

Solera Wines, 16 Birch St., Roslindale MA USA 02131
Wednesday | October 4 | 6:30-8:30pm | $69
 
Who could resist wine or chocolate, and even if you could, why would you?
Put them together, and you’ve got one of the world’s most delicious food and wine pairings. We will explore the spectrums of both wine and chocolate in this 2 hour class. Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develop their unique styles. Taste through a variety of wines and chocolates in search of the most perfect match.
At the end of this class, you’ll have a good understanding of your taste in chocolate and your favorite pairings too. Register soon, class is limited to 14 students.

TASTING MENU (tentative – subject to change)

  • NV Boston Winery Brachetto (Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA) + Valrhona Dark Chocolate Pearls
  • 2014 Josef Friederich Piesporter Goldtröpchen Riesling Spätlese (Mosel, central Rhine, western Germany) + Callebaut Milk Chocolate
  • 2014 Falernia Carmenere Reserva (Valle de Elqui, Chile) + Valrhona “Caramélia”
  • 2014 La Bouvaude “Fruiandise” Côtes-du-Rhône (Rhône Valley, southern France) + Lindt Excellence “Intense Orange” Dark Chocolate
  • 2013 Victor Hugo Petite Sirah (Paso Robles, southern California, USA) + Taza “Guajillo Chili” Dark Chocolate
  • NV Conte Vistarino “Costiolo” Sangue di Giuda Dolce (Oltrepo Pavese, Pavia, Lombardy, north-central Italy) + El Rey “Gran Saman”
See you in class!