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Our Thursday, Friday and Saturday tastings have become legendary in Tucson. Each week has a new theme with six different wines featured with cheese, crackers and other gourmet goodies. Weekly themed tastings are only every Thursday,Friday and Saturday only but without fail, if you do not see something scheduled below call the shoppe to find out the weekend theme. Look for special events throughout the week as scheduled.

The cost? $10.00 per person.
($8.00 with a take home purchase of over $10.00!
and FREE with a case purchase unless otherwise noted)
"SCREAMING HOLIDAY DEALS"
 
THURSDAY: Dec 15th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Dec 16th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
Dec 17th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

I’ve collected some great wines at a screaming deal and I’m passing those savings on to you. Come taste some wines that you won’t find anywhere at these prices. These wines are perfect for this time of year when you are in the market for hostess gifts, holiday gifts or simply gift to yourself. What a treat.

Stop by and taste a cabernet sauvignon, carmenere, red blend as well a couple of other interesting wines that I have up my sleeve.

The holidays are right around the corner so don’t miss out. Once these wines are gone, they are gone, so get em while you can.

"HOLIDAY FEAST WINES"
 
THURSDAY: Dec 22nd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Dec 23rd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
Dec 24th - 11:00AM to 8:00 PM Special wine tasting see below

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Let’s work at putting the final touch on that holiday dinner you are planning and pick out just the perfect wine. We will again be tasting wines that will go with whatever you are choosing to serve whether it be a ham, rib roast, duck… You name it we’ve got the perfect wine to pair it with and they are all of the best of the best in the shoppe. Or maybe you just want to enjoy some stellar wines. These are wines that you are going to love with that meal or perhaps drink as you hang out while the meal is finalized and the table is being set.

 
"SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE TASTING"
 
SATURDAY: Dec 24 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM or whenever the last person leaves

Two Glasses of wine for $10.00

I'm going to be open all day Christmas Eve and am throwing a pre party so I have someone to hang out with as we anxiously await the official holiday day.

Let's celebrate Christmas Eve together.

Here’s the scenario, all of your chores are done, you come and have have fun with those that you won’t be spending the day with and you're able to still get home in time to catch jolly ole St. Nick come down that chimney. I love it, come spend the pre holiday with us!

We’ll be utilizing the New Orleans style of running a business, after 6PM if nobody shows up for half an hour we will close. You guys could theoretically keep me here until midnight or even later if I’m lucky.

"SPARKLIES"
THURSDAY: Dec 29th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Dec 30th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
Dec 31st - Special New Year's Eve tasting see below

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

We celebrate the New Year with one of our favorite tastings. Sparklies! I've been collecting some new ones over the last few months to showcae. We've got delightful caves, proseccos, french sparklies, dry roses, domestic sparklies just to name a few. These have been vetted to be great tasting and wonderful values and perfect way to decide which one you want to pop as you usher in the new year. Stop by and see what's new and let's start the new year out right.

"SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVE TASTING"
 
SATURDAY: Dec 31st - 11:00AM to 8:00 PM or when the last person leaves

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

I'm going to be open all day New Years Eve throwing a pre party as we wait for the ball to drop, I can’t wait to see you all. Let’s begin the celebration at CataVinos where I will have bottles of sparklies open (let’s say three, yeah that’s a good number). As we pour through the bottles we’ll open more, you can even help me choose.

This will be fun, let’s end and begin the new year together. Think about it, you come to CataVinos for a Celebration then you're able to still get home in time to watch the ball drop and be off of the roads before the crazies get out there trying to kill you and ruin your whole night.

I don't know, I must be getting older because that sounds like a blast to me. All the fun and no hassle.

We’ll be utilizing the New Orleans style of running a business again, after 6PM when nobody shows up for half an hour we will close. I like it!

"IN THE BEGINNING"
BORDEAUX, BORDEAUX VARIETALS
THURSDAY: Jan 5th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Jan 6th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: Jan 7th
- 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Given it’s the new year why don’t we start at the beginning and where it all began so to speak. Everybody has a favorite whether it be Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, or Malbec. What happens when you blend them? How do they taste as single varietals? Can you identify the specific grapes used in a blend? This tasting we explore the wines that French winemakers gained their reputation with and taste them against those same varietals that other countries have made their own as single varietal wines to also make them famous. Come taste a French Bordeaux blend alongside a domestic meritage or clairet and those same varietals as used in these wines that are produced in other countries.

"RHONE WINES AND THEIR VARIETALS"
THURSDAY: Jan 12th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Jan 13th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: Jan 14th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Who doesn’t like a good syrah, grenache, mouvedre varietal. Put them together and now you have a Cotes Du Rhone. Rhone wines are produced in Southern France along the banks of the Rhone river. They produce numerous wines, such as Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This tasting will excite your palate with France’s finest grapes. Mais oui!

"BLIND TASTING"
 
THURSDAY: Jan 19th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Jan 20th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
Jan 21st - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Let’s start the year out right and set a baseline. The time has come for some added fun and time to test your knowledge of wine and the flavors found in some of our favorite varietals.  Here’s where you put your palate to the test to see if all that wine-tasting is paying off. We’ll pour six wines disguised in brown paper packaging. Your tasting sheet will provide tasting notes; your assignment is to decide which wine is which. There are no secrets, and there are no tricks, simply match each wine with the flavor descriptions given and you win. This tasting is designed to prove to some of you that you know more about wine than you think. I’m betting that you are all going to do very well.

A fun favorite around here, anyone matching all six wines correctly wins a free tasting. No kidding!

"PAWSitively CATS BENEFIT"
SUNDAY: January 22nd, 4-6 PM

Six wines for $20.00
($10.00 of each admission and wine sales is donated to PAWSitively Cats)
 

Pawsitively Cats is a 501(c)3 No Kill shelter for cats rescued in the Tucson area. As of February 1, 2012, Pawsitively Cats has assumed responsibility for the animals from the Casa del los No Kill Cat Sanctuary.

It's time to once again drink some wine in honor of those beloved cats who are homeless and in need of great homes as well as demonstrate support to the wonderful no kill cat shelter that cares for them as they patiently wait for the perfect forever home.

Pawsitively Cats is Arizona's largest no-kill cat shelter. They operate a cage-free sanctuary for special needs cats and a cage-free shelter and foster homes for adoptable cats and kittens. They promote and practice TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) for feral cats and are helping to lead the way to a no-kill Pima County.

Stop by and meet some fellow cat lovers as you sip wine and trade stories while supporting this worth while organization. Obviously organizations such as Pawsitively Cats are always in need of money which helps support the cats as well as helps to provide their much needed medical care. If you cannot make the event donations are accepted and could include cat food, litter, etc.

Check out their website and join us for this fun event. http://pawsitivelycats.org/

"SUPERBOWL PARTY WINES"
THURSDAY: Feb2nd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Feb 3rd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
Feb 4th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Not everybody drinks only beer during the super bowl. Come taste some bold wines that go well with super bowl fare - wines that stand up to even the most offensive and defensive foods that you can serve your guests before, during and after the game. Want to impress your friends? Serve them some championship great wines like a cabernet sauvignon, a shiraz, a red blend you know, wines as big as the game itself. These wines have made it to the short list of 'the best of the best' for both flavor and value in the shoppe.

"WINE TASTING TBD"
THURSDAY: Feb 9th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Feb 10th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
Feb 11th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

TBD

  



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Catavinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room

3063 North Alvernon Way
Tucson Arizona 85712


Phone:  520-323-3063
Fax:  520-795-2276
e-mail:  yvonne@catavinoswines.com

STORE HOURS
Tuesday and Wednesday  -  11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday - 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday