Tasting Events at
Premier Wine & Spirits
(Maple Road - Amherst, NY)

Premier Wine & Spirits

There's always wine to be tasted at Premier Wine & Spirits on Maple Road in Amherst. We have four state-of-the-art wine dispensers in the store that are always filled with great selections from our staff! Our free tasting classes, held in our beautiful and spacious classroom, are a fun way to experience and learn about new wines.

April 2018


Event Types

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Wine Mind Tasting Classes
An in-depth exploration of a theme with tasting in our in-store Education Center.
Producer Samplings
Our vendor partners sample their wines and spirits in-store.
Reserve Room Tastings
Special high-end wine or spirit tastings in our Reserve Room.
Premier Flights
Our Wine Guides pour a flight of wines illustrating a particular theme; at our in-store tasting center.
On the Town
Wine-related events held by community groups and recommended by Premier.

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Upcoming Events

at Premier Wine and Spirits, 3900 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226

  • Apr 24 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Fine Wines from Chile & Argentina »

    The South American wine industry is booming… and it’s because the region has some very unique benefits. Chile is a country which made its name on producing easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Seducing everyone with their consistency but most importantly their price. Meanwhile on the other side of the Andes the winemakers of Argentina blitzed the international market with fruity, oak aged Malbec. Find out what makes South American wine unique and what you should be seeking. Matt Hollis, presenter.

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  • Apr 26 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Organic Wines for Spring »

    Spring: It’s a word that traditionally invokes images of flowers blossoming, birds chirping and many glasses of wine being enjoyed outdoors. It’s also a season associated with fresh, vibrant foods that some of us have gone without for months; a time to say “goodbye” to hearty soups and “hello” to energizing dishes and the refreshing wines that go with them. Join the revival this spring by discovering organic wines. As the number of organic wines in our stores increases, so does the choice, ranging from topnotch labels to affordable quaffers. Mark Strassel, presenter.

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  • May 01 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Unique Spring Varietals »

    Around the start of spring, bottles of rosé start appearing in wine retailers. Fortunately, rosé is far from your only choice for light, refreshing, interesting wine in the springtime. You could try crisp, aromatic white wines, like assyrtiko from Greece or light red Pinot Noirs which seem to match the season’s warmth and cheer. Get to know some of these wines and try them next time you’re lusting after just the right bottle for these sunny days and breezy nights. Abel Gonzales, presenter.

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  • May 03 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Intriguing and Awesome Wine Regions »

    With a blossoming number of people interested in alternative vino across the globe, many boutique wine regions are sprouting up in some very unexpected places. While a few of these regions are growing wine grapes for the first time, many others already have a rich history of traditional winemaking that’s only now gaining the respect of international wine drinkers. There are a whole host of other lesser-known wine regions bottling some great varieties! Featured regions: Patagonia, Argentina; Montlouis, Loire Valley, France; Costieres de Nimes, France; Santa Ynez, California.

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  • May 08 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    May 8th – Meet the Winemaker from Red Tail Ridge Winery »

    Red Tail Ridge is a vineyard and winery located on the western shore of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region. At Red Tail Ridge Winery they specialize in limited production wines because they believe that quality is more important than quantity. Keeping their production down allows them to better monitor the details of the wine making process. They produce small-lots to further preserve and enhance the varietal characteristics that we generate in the vineyard. Winemaker, Nancy Irelan arrived in the Finger Lakes after leaving her position as Vice President of Viticulture and Enology R&D at a large corporate California winery to start a new life with her husband. Come to sample some wonderful New York State wines!

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  • May 10 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Special Wines for Mother's Day »

    It's the one official day of the year dedicated to pampering moms everywhere — and the pressure is on. However, choosing a wine for Mother's Day doesn't have to mean buying the bottle with the heftiest price tag (though we do encourage spoiling her!). Buying wine for mom can be as simple as putting yourself in her shoes and picking accordingly. From crisp sparkling wines and aromatic whites to refreshing rosés and silky reds, we have chosen wines for Mother's Day are sure to please the woman who deserves the best.

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  • May 15 6:30PM

    Wine Mind

    Fine Wines from Importer, Kermit Lynch »

    Attracted by the Old World wine cultures of Europe, Kermit became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. Much like his close friends, the late food writer Richard Olney and Chez Panisse’s founder Alice Waters, Kermit’s influence has been enduring. He has had so much success shining the spotlight on small, artisan producers that he has won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious “Legion d’Honneur.” Kermit Lynch chose to sell only French and Italian wines made in the unadulterated, old-school traditional style aimed at accentuating terroir — each vineyard’s unique combination of weather, soil and geography.

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