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Warm Up this Winter with Wine and Join Me on February 4th

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

Do you enjoy wine on a winter day? Want to learn more about the regions, styles, history of quality wines to warm you up this winter? Ready for a wine sampling to excite your pallete and expand your knowledge of quality wines?

bottles of wine from a wine tasting in a bar setting
prepare for a tasting - the next stay luxurious wine journey

Well, I am. This wine journey,the first of three wine tastings for Stay Luxurious Wine Journeys in 2023, is designed to warm you up through the chilly times. Yes, even in the Florida Keys we do appreciate bolder whites and robust reds in our "winter" season. And now after some research and testing (tasting)) let me share some of those details with you on a journey some winter-time wines to warm the soul.

Interested? Well then join me as your wine guide virtually this February 4th at 5pm ET (Key West time) to learn about some global wines to appreciate this winter. Let us travel across the world of wine to enjoy six personally curated wines.

pouring a glass of red wine
4 reds this tasting, it is wineter afterall

Yes, the next Stay Luxurious virtual wine sting is here. Get ready to travel through California with tastes from Paso Robles and Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, prepare for visits to new world Australia and Argentina, and finally returns to both Spain and Italy destinaitons we visited specifically in prior wine journeys. So sign up and prepare for a wonderful evening with the next Stay Luxurious Journeys next virtual wine tasting Saturday February 4th.

The Wines

Below are the hand selected wines for the next tasting. Let's enjoy them together on February 4th.

  1. Felsina I Sistri Berardenga Chardonnay 2019 $26.99 - or find an Italian (Tuscany) Chardonnay

  2. Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019 $39.00 Sonoma, CA (or find a Russian River Chardonnay)

  3. Ancient Peaks Santa Margarita Zinfandel 2018 $17.00 Paso Robles, CA (or find a Paso Robles Zinfadel

  4. Achaval-Ferrer Quimera Red Blend 2018 for $33.20 or find a Malbec Blend from Mendoza

  5. Muga Reserva Rioja 2018 $31.97 (or find a reserve from Rioja

  6. Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2021 $24.99 (or find a Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia *all prices are based on wired for wine, prices can vary.

Download the list below.

List of Wines for February 4th updated
Download PDF • 299KB

You can order all the wines from Wired for Wine through my site (please use a google chrome browser) or find the wines locally in your neighborhood wine stores to join me February 4th. The total cost of the wines are collectively just under $175 (essentially on average ~$29 per bottle), Plus free shipping is also offered on sales over $150 in the US from Wired for Wine. So, the wines are relatively reasonable when shared across a group or even for a date night, plus you’ll have plenty left over (maybe) for Sunday brunch.

What to Expect at a Virtual Wine Tasting

craig zabransky wine guide for stay luxurious wine journies
Ready to guide you on a wine journey from the comforts of your home

The tasting will be similar to the recent Journey through Italy in Wine and will be held via zoom. So feel free to organize an event, a party or a date night in your home and allow me to entertain you and your guests for 90 minutes as we travel and taste six personally curated wines for this event.

Highlights will include to opportunity to:

  • Focus on wines for the winter, wines to drink with a chill in the air

  • Visit 6 regions across 5 countries on 4 continents

  • Share the history and story of the winemakers and unique facts about the wine itself.

  • Taste recommended food pairings through a provided list of tastings shared 5 days prior to the event

  • Taste multiple wines scoring 90+pts, including 94, 95 & 96 from renowned cirtics

  • Enjoy wines priced between $17-$39. Luxury and waulity in wine doesn’t always need to cost a fortune, and the most expensive may not be your favorite

  • But all you need to do is sign up to join me on this virtual wine tasting on zoom and then order the wines that interest you.

Don't let the volume of wine discourage - you do not need all six wines to participate or even the exact wines, you can find a similar wine (ask your local wine store – you have the list and it offers comparable options too. Or some participants order all six and and love to have the notes and decide to open some bottles during the event and save others for different occassions since you will know how to pair them well.

wine decanter
a decanter will be helpful for these wines

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and reserve your spot (remember spots can be shared per household just like the wine) at just $40 per access window (zoom).

Finally, as the date approaches everyone signed up will receive and email with the presentation on the wines, a list of prepared tastings to have on hand to sample with the wines, and other important details for the zoom call. I’ll also remind you of little things to make sure you put a little luxury on your travels through wine this winter.

See you February 4th.

Stay Luxurious, Craig


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