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  • Rosé Champagnes Tasting with Cream Puffs: Valentines Day Special: 2/14/15

    Valentines Day Weekend Special

    Fri. and Sat., Feb. 13 &14, 5-10pm

    3 glasses of French Rosé Champagne  3 Cream Puff Pastries


    Some of the finest in Rosé Champagnes will be served, all with amazing color, concentration, and elegance. Rosé Champagne is produced in much smaller quantities than regular “brut” Champagne, and is often a bit more expensive.  Share some of the prettiest of all wines with a special friend, with a cool intensity that will keep you in a happy and romantic mood all evening!
    The Magnificent Champagnes:
    • 2008 Louis Roederer Rosé
    • 2009 Gratiot  Rosé
    • Veuve Fourny Rosé

  • Special SagrantinoTasting with Giampaolo TABARRINI: 2/27/15

    Tabarrini Sagrantino Wine Tasting
    …with Giampaolo Tabarrini!

    Special engagement
    Tues., Jan. 27 6:30pm-7:30pm

    Special SagrantinoTasting with Giampaolo TABARRINI, Montefalco, Umbria

    Tuesday Jan 27, 6:30PM

    We are very excited to host award-winning Umbrian winemaker Giampaolo Tabarrini for a very exclusive tasting!

    Giampaolo is in town for a nano second and will steal away early from Slow Wine to be at Monopole. Tabarrini wine is absolutely delicious and the charismatic Giampaolo will inform and entertain us with fun anecdotes.

    Line up is as follows

    Tabarrini Bianco dell’Umbria 2012

    Tabarrini Montefalco Rosso  2010

    Tabarrini Sagrantino “Grimaldesco” 2009 (Wine Spectator 92) Tabarrini

    Sagrantino “Alle Macchie” 2004 (RParker 93/Wine Spectator 92)

    Amuse-bouches included, prepared by none other than our very own William Hallstrom.

    $20….reservations required

    This is a casual tasting at the bar. Call the store to sign up. Space is limited.

    626 577-9463

  • Special Sake Tasting with Master Sake Sommelier: 1/23/15

    Special Sake Tasting
    Fri., Jan. 23  5-8pm at the bar
    Certified Sake Master Sommlier Toshio Ueno will be pouring, explaining, and answering all of your Sake questions. Small bites included.

    Taste 4 different levels of Sake by some great producers: From basic to more refined, the levels are:

    -Honjozo (rice kernel milled to 70% or less of rice kernel remaining and slight amount of alcohol added)
    Tasting: Onikoroshi Honjozo

    -Junmai (70% of rice kernel remaining or less)

    Tasting: Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
    -Junmai Ginjo (60% of rice kernel remaining or less)
    Tasting: Nagaragawa Tenkawa Junmai Ginjo
    -Junmai Dai Ginjo (50% of rice kernel remaining or less)
    Tasting: Dassai 39 Junmai Dai Ginjo (39% rice left)
    Call the store to sign up in advance. We will accept walk-ins only if there is space left (cash only at the door). Refrain from wearing strong cologne/perfume. Casual bar tasting, come anytime between 5 and 8pm.
    626 577-9463

  • FRIDAY NIGHT BLIND: Guess the Wines and the tasting’s FREE!

    NEW!!! Weekly BLIND TASTING contest:

    Every Friday


    Yes, come blind taste as many classic wines as you can muster (4 for $20). If you guess the grape correctly in 3 out of 4  your tasting is FREE!

    Get all 4 right and you also win a Monopole TEE-SHIRT, and get your name on our WALL OF FAME! Don’t look anywhere else to taste wine. Come to Monopole and taste BLIND!
    Come by on Fridays and challenge your palate!

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