Entries by John Goar

Exclusive SAMsARA Wine Dinner at The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria

SAMsARA Wine Dinner at The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Description Starting on January 23, 2020 6:00 pm Please contact (941) 779-9801 to inquire about reservations for this special, ticketed event only.  The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria is known for its expansive open air patio views of the emerald green waters of Tampa bay, which […]

Our Annual Halloween Spooktacular Tasting Party

Our weekly wine tasting combined with a fantastic costume party. Prizes are awarded for the best and most original costumes and the chef creates some definitely different appetizers. One of our favorite days each year, the costumes keep getting better than ever.

Spanish Wines and Tapas Tasting

This week we will have certified sommelier Michael Green of Stacole Wines with us offering six delicious Spanish wines paired with Chef Bills’ choice tapas. We will sample a Portuguese Vinho Verde (ok, we cheated a little), Spanish Verdejo, and a Muga Blanco from Rioja, and for reds a Tempranillo, Bitch Grenache (highly rated), and a blend […]

Roguetoberfest 2011

Traditionally our most popular tasting of the year, Roguetoberfest is our version of the German holiday using the delicious lagers and ales of Rogue Brewery of Oregon. Each year we select at least six of their dozens of offerings and pair them with traditional Octoberfest foods.

Wine Blending Dinner

A meet and greet starts the evening with Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc and hors-d’oeuvres, followed by a short presentation by Jennifer Hoffman of Constellation Wines describing the wine blending process. Each participant will then blend their own glasses of wine. We then will sit down to a sumptuous four course dinner paired with the delicious wines […]

Wines of Italy

We will offer a sparkling prosecco, two whites – a trebbiano and a pinot grigio – followed by three reds – montepulciano, barbera and a dolcetto – all offered with some of the chefs’ superb appetizers.

Taste of the NFL II

Great wines for a good cause. Taste an Argentine chardonnay, a fantastic New Zealand sauvignon blanc, then compare two Argentine malbecs, one a rich reserva, and lastly a Sonoma Cabernet with a Napa Cabernet. The good cause – sponsored by the NFL – 6 meals for the homeless in the USA with every purchase. All of the […]

Salsa Tasting

Join us for a chance to sample a variety of different salsas paired with an assortment of wines and beers. One of our most popular events last year, this tasting gives us a chance to explore all of the different flavors available to enhance our meals or as dips for hors-d’oeuvres. Guests are welcome to […]


We will not be having a tasting this week as we will be closed so that our staff may enjoy a holiday with their family.