Vin48’s wine tasting series continues in Avon Wednesday |

Vin48’s wine tasting series continues in Avon Wednesday

Local sommelier/winemaker Kevin Furtado will pour

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What: Vin 48 wine tasting with Kevin Furtado.

Where: Vin 48, Avon.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: $25, includes wine and appetizers.

More information: Call 970-748-WINE.

AVON — Local Sommelier/Winemaker Kevin Furtado will pour wines from top importer Peter Weygnadt from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at vin48 in Avon as part of the restaurant and wine bar’s summer tasting series.

“The Peter Weygant portfolio is pretty much a sure thing so I would like to get consumers to look at the back of the bottle and feel confident if they see Peter’s name on it. Finding a good importer is a great way for consumers to branch out into areas of the world they may not otherwise consider,” said Kevin Furtado

Since 1987, Weygandt has imported French wines and gained a national and international reputation for the quality of his selections and his portfolio of top “boutique” French wines. Peter Weygandt Selections are a near constant feature of top wine journals including Robert M. Parker, Jr.’s The Wine Advocate, The Wine Spectator, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, and Burghound.

Weygandt has been mentioned in articles in Time Magazine, The New York Times, and featured in Business Monthly and numerous times in various wine publications, most recently Food & Wine Magazine. In recent years he expanded his portfolio to include Italian, German, Austrian, Australian, Slovenian and Spanish wines, more than 120 producers in all.

“Wines with an extra dimension of character come from special winemakers – people of talent who work hard, but also have that extra feeling about what they do that comes through in their wines,” Weygandt said. “Our main objective is finding these people from all around France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.”Weygandt focuses on bringing European wines to the market that are committed to sustainable, organic and biodynamic winemaking practices.”The goal of all great winemaking is to, through the vine, express a wine’s individual terroir, (the particulars of its geography) as unique characteristics of color, fruit and minerality, with purity and clarity, and in doing so provide pleasure,” said Weygandt. “In this pursuit, many of our winegrowers employ organic or biodynamic farming systems that respect both the integrity of the land and the character of wines they produce.”

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Charles Hays, vin48’s chef and owner, will pair the wines with appetizers on the restaurant’s patio. The event is part of vin48’s summer tasting series, which takes place every Wednesday and pairs wine or beer with Hays’ cuisine. All wines served are available at discounted prices from Beaver Liquors in Avon.

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