Upcoming Events

First Friday of November 2015

“Driftless Mama” is a new business based in Dodgeville Wisconsin that produces organic body care products, lightly scented with local flowers and herbs.  Join us on Friday evening, the 6th of November to meet the owners of this new venture and try their products.  Their high quality products impressed everyone at Convivio, and we believe they will inspire you to begin your holiday gift shopping!

We’ll also be sampling Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese, and wines that pair well with it, to help you plan your holiday gatherings.

Please join us!driftlessmama

First Friday of August

Join us on August 7 from 5 to 8 pm as we welcome Wilson Creek Pottery to show their work!  There will be wine to sample (New Zealand Sauvignon blanc) and beautiful pottery for sale!

First Friday of June

Please join us on June 5th from 5 – 8 pm for a chocolate and wine sampling with Lisa Nelson the owner of Roots Chocolates in the Wisconsin Dells.

c. Cal at Convivio for the First Friday of July

We’re looking forward to hosting Craig Grabhorn one the First Friday of July.  His silk screened images will enchant you.  Please put the 3th of July (yes, I said 3th) on your calendar so you can join us for some summer wine and beautiful art.

Wine 101 Summer School

We’re happy to report that our Wine 101 classes have been popular enough that we’re adding a summer school session.

August 22nd at 6 pm

Class topics to be announced soon.  Check back here!

 

Sauvignon Blanc wine 101

Once again we’ll be at the White School on the afternoon of April 18th tasting Sauv blanc paired with foods prepared by Jacki at the Kitchen at Arcadia.  We have 2 French wines in the lineup, both from the Loire Valley, one wine from the Casablanca Valley in Chile, and the final one from Marlborough, New Zealand.  Please join us! reservations available through Convivio –  608.588.2351.

Pinot Noir – Wine 101

Pinot Noir is one of the most complicated wines out there.   The grapes, as well as the wines, are very sensitive to choices made by those tending them.   Winemakers say that Pinot Noir can be very challenging and making wine from it can be unpredictable.  The wines themselves taste dramatically different from each other as they are so very influenced by the soil, the weather, and the winemaker.   On Saturday March 21st we’ll be sampling 4 of them: 2 from the Burgundy region of France along with 2 domestics from Oregon.  Come taste the differences, and enjoy pairing them with small plates prepared by Jacki at The Kitchen at Arcadia Books.

$35 per person.  4 pm Saturday March 21st. at the White School.

Wine 101 – Malbec

On Saturday February 28th we’ll be hosting our 2nd Wine 101 class, featuring the grape Malbec.  Two wines from the grapes home territory of France, and two from it’s adopted home, Argentina, will be featured and paired with small plates from the Kitchen at Arcadia.

$35 per person, please call to make your reservation 608.588.2351 or send an email to mary@convivioshop.com

Cabernet Sauvignon

We’re preparing for our first Wine 101 on Saturday January 31st.

We’ll be pouring cabs from Chile, Argentina, California, and France. Paired with the wines will be: roasted mushrooms in phyllo, chorizo tortilla espanola, braised short ribs over polenta, and blue cheese and balsamic onion jam crostini.

Delicious!  $35 per person. call Convivio for reservations. 608.588.2351

Wine 101

WiNE 101  at the White School!  Mark your calendars!

Convivio and the Kitchen at Arcadia are teaming up to explore wine and food.  You’ll sample 4 wines from different producers and regions that will be paired with delicious small plates.

4 sessions – $35 per class.   No prerequisites!

Class starts at 4 pm

Saturday January 31st.  Cabernet

Saturday February 28th  Malbec

Saturday  March 21st,  Pinot Noir

Saturday April 18th.  Sauvignon Blanc