Upcoming Events

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

Premier Cru Champaigne

Another sparkling wine that we’ll taste on the 7th of December is the Gonet-Medeville  champaigne.  So beautiful!  this wine may be all the reason anyone needs to attend this event!

Imported by Martine’s Wines and a part of their fabulous collection.  If you haven’t heard of it, there’s a fabulous video (available on Netflix) titled “a Year in Burgundy” that features Martine and her wines.  It’s an entertaining way to learn more about French wines.

Hope you can join us for this tasting!

Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille

One of the wines we’ll be pouring at our “Sparkles and Sweets” event is “La Cueille”.    Bugey_Cerdon is the region of France in which this beautiful lightly sparkling wine is produced by Patrick Bottex.   Grapes are 90% Gamay and 10% Poulsard,  harvested by hand, and undergo the “method ancestral” of fermentation in which the wine is bottles half was through fermentation, and after about 2 months is ready to drink.   Full of bright fruit and an amazing shade of purple/pink. The touch of sweetness makes this wine easy to drink and pairs well  with many foods.  It’s one of the favorites at Convivio, and we think everyone needs to try it because they will love it!

Sparkles and Sweets

Join us for “Sparkles and Sweets” on December 7th from 2 until 4 p.m. at the White School 242 N Lexington St.  Convivio will be featuring a selection of delicious sparkling wines to be enjoyed with Grace’s fabulous pastries.  You may remember Grace  from the Riverview Terrace Cafe where she is the pastry chef, or as the girl at the Farmer’s Market with the incredible macaroons each Saturday morning.

Just $28 per person.  Call Convivio to reserve your spot!

608.588.2351

First Friday of October 2014.

The colors and textures of Jane Varda’s paintings and pastels draw you in, and this collection makes you think thoughts of cooling weather and harvest moons.  There are still-life paintings and landscapes, including a few painted on the grounds of Taliesin.  The opening for this exhibit is Friday evening from 5 – 7.  We’ll be sampling 2 wines that are new to Convivio from South America. Please join us!

Riesling Tasting

Matt from L’Eft Bank Wine will join us on Saturday September 20th from 1 – 3 pm.  He’ll have some beautiful Rieslings to sample, very dry, quite sweet, and everything in between.  Please join us! Riesling is one of the best wines to pair with cheeses, and has a bad reputation to overcome… it’s not just simple and sweet, it can be beautiful and complex.  Here’s your chance to sample.

Trunk Show!

We’re having an Accessories Trunk Show in conjunction with

Bali & Soul.  Janice will join us with her imports from Bali, Thailand, and India and will have scarves, shawls and jewelry for sale.  Of course we will choose a wine to pair with such an evening and have it available for sampling.

Please spread the word!  and be sure to join us!

Friday September 5th. From 5 – 8 pm

First Friday of August

The ballerina dog portraits by Susan Colby.  Creative, imaginative images that take dog portraits to a whole new level.  Please join us. Friday August 1st from 5 to 8 p.m.  We’re still deciding what wine pairs well with canines in tutus.

Tapas and Wine Pairing, the first of a series.

On Sunday July 27th, in conjunction with the Riverview Terrace Cafe, Convivio will be pouring delicious wines, and chef  Jerry Kohls will be featuring the “small plates” menu that was recently added to the offerings at the Cafe . The event will be held at the Taliesin Visitor’s Center at 4:30.  Tickets are $30 per person.  Call Convivio to reserve your place.

7/12 Tasting with Doug from Purple Feet Wine

This is your chance to sample the delicious low-alcohol cocktail that’s served in Portugal as an aperitif.  White Port and tonic.  Our friend Doug from Purple Feet Wines will be on site to answer questions about Port, wine, and the amazing Tonic Concentrate from Jack Ruby Cocktail Company.  Please join us!  2 p.m.  Saturday July 12th.