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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)
"ANNIVERSARY PARTY"
WEEK 1
THURSDAY: Sep 15th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Sep 16th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine Tri Tip Man Foodtruck
SATURDAY:
Sep 17th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Meet the Distributor and Music by Sparrow's Arrow

$15.00 (24 wines to choose from)
(All wines in the shoppe are pre ordered this weekend and offered at 10% off)

Every year we celebrate our anniversary with a ginormous party and launch 40+ wines in the shoppe with you, our customers, having the last say on what earns a permanent spot on the rack and in the shoppe. This year we will use the model that we implemented last year that was met with great appeal. We are holding two smaller parties that will run all weekend (this gives you a chance to taste more of the wines being presented).. On Saturday you will have a chance to meet with and discuss the wines with the distributors. This is the first week of our two week anniversary celebration. Once again we’re putting you in charge and letting you in on the action. This weekend we will be tasting wines from the portfolio of Classico Fine Wines, Action Wines, and Quail Distributing during the 4-8 PM tastings. On Saturday, September 17 I have the pleasure of hosting Dario from Classico Fine Wines, Mike from Action Wines and Kerry from Quail Distributing for a special “Meet the distributor” tasting. Each distributor will be showcasing eight wines for your review and enjoyment and as an added bonus all wines in the shoppe will be 10% off during the tastings for the entire weekend. As usual this is our opportunity to put more wines in the shoppe but we don’t want to do that without first gaining your approval. So, at this mini anniversary party we will be tasting 24 new wines that I’ve selected to be evaluated and in competition for a spot on the rack. Last year of the 50 wines we served you approved of 40. Not a bad average eh? This isn’t your average wine tasting around here, this is a special celebration of our 9th anniversary which I am sure you are also going to love.

These tastings are always fun and are an extension of the well known ‘board of advisors’. Let me know what you think, after all, I buy the wines for you! MAY THE BEST WINES WINE!

"ANNIVERSARY PARTY"
WEEK 2
THURSDAY: Sep 22nd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Sep 23rd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine Nhu-Lan Vietnamese Foodtruck
SATURDAY:
Sep 24th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Meet the Distributor and Music by Linda Bilque

$15.00 (24 wines to choose from)
(All wines in the shoppe are pre ordered this weekend and offered at 10% off)

Every year we celebrate our anniversary with a ginormous party and launch 40+ wines in the shoppe with you, our customers, having the last say on what earns a permanent spot on the rack and in the shoppe. This year we will use the model that we implemented last year that was met with great appeal. We are holding two smaller parties that will run all weekend (this gives you a chance to taste more of the wines being presented). On Saturday you will have a chance to meet with and discuss the wines with the distributors. This is the second week of our two week anniversary celebration. Once again we’re putting you in charge and letting you in on the action. This weekend we will be tasting wines from the portfolio of Youngs Market, Vino 750, and Orangewood Fine Wines during the 4-8 PM tastings. On Saturday, September 17 I have the pleasure of hosting Dawn from Youngs Market and David who represents Vino 750 and Orangewood Fine Wines for a special “Meet the distributor” tasting. Each distributor will be showcasing eight wines for your review and enjoyment and as an added bonus all wines in the shoppe will be 10% off during the tastings for the entire weekend. As usual this is our opportunity to put more wines in the shoppe but we don’t want to do that without first gaining your approval. So, at this mini anniversary party we will be tasting 24 new wines that I’ve selected to be evaluated and in competition for a spot on the rack. Last year of the 50 wines we served you approved of 40. Not a bad average eh? This isn’t your average wine tasting around here, this is a special celebration of our 9th anniversary which I am sure you are also going to love.

These tastings are always fun and are an extension of the well known ‘board of advisors’. Let me know what you think, after all, I buy the wines for you! MAY THE BEST WINES WINE!

 
"PAWSitively CATS BENEFIT"
SUNDAY: September 25th, 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/

"WINES THAT OVERDELIVER
YET ARE UNDERRATED"
THURSDAY: Sept 29th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Sept 30th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Oct 1st - 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)

We host a wine tasting every weekend. This weekend just happens to be a bit different than most. This week we will feature wines that have not gotten much exposure by me but not because they are not great. They just didn’t fit into a little theme box. To make it right I am going to give them the honor and respect they deserve. This week we will showcase some wonderful and tasty wines that are looking for a permanent home.

"SPARKLIES"
THURSDAY: Oct 6th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Oct 7th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Oct 1st - Open for retail sales but no tasting

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

Seems everybody I know is itchin to get married and then going ahead and doin it. I went to a wedding last weekend in Iowa, Linda and Jacki are getting married here at the shoppe on Saturday October 8 and well there’s more to this story than I can go into here. So, how about we celebrate all the love going around and drink some sparklies? I’ve picked up a few new ones and am anxious to share them with you. They say that a good sparklie cleans your palate for the next course. Next week we begin tasting the Anniversary Party winners so this should prove to be the perfect segue and perfect end of summer wine tasting.

"ANNIVERSARY PARTY WINNERS"
THURSDAY: Oct 13th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Oct 14th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Oct 15th - 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)

Week 1 of Party Picks. Did you think that all that tasting at the anniversary was just for funsies? No way! You were working, I’ve told you it’s work to choose from the so many wines to see what you enjoy the most. For months before the event, I work with my distributors in selecting the perfect wines to put before you. We hold the anniversary party where you vote which ones earn a space on the rack then have tastings to present the best of the best at the party. The time has come to reveal those winners to you. So, if you want to see what the best of the best was, stop by for this tasting. All of the attendees had a part in this decision! Maybe you’ve tasted them all, maybe not, see how your notes compare.

"ANNIVERSARY PARTY WINNERS"
WEEK 2
THURSDAY: Oct 20th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Oct 21st - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Oct 22nd - 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)

This is the second tasting where we re-introduce the new wines that were the winners at the anniversary party. There were so many good ones and it is always very difficult to narrow them down to which ones actually gain a spot on the racks in the shoppe so I was grateful that you made that decision for me. All of these wines passed customer muster and have proven to be choices that you will enjoy. These wines are the ‘best of the best’. There is a little of everything, fruity, dry, red, white, you name it and one way or another you have chosen these wines as award winning. Don’t miss this tasting of stellar new wines here at CataVinos.

"HALLOWEEN PARTY WINES"
THURSDAY: Oct 27th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Oct 28th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY: Oct 29th - 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)

Halloween is such a fun holiday and the party continues here at CataVinos. I don’t want to scare you but the trick is that some of these wines are so good that they will haunt you until you buy a bottle to share with your friends. And the treat? Well, come dressed in a Halloween costume and you get your tasting for 50% off. Stop by the shoppe, try some wines then head out to your next party with a wonderful wine in hand to share with the other goblins in town.

"ANNIVERSARY PARTY WINNERS"
WEEK 3
THURSDAY: Nov 3rd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Nov 4th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Nov 5th - 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)

This is the third and final tasting where we re-introduce the new wines that were the winners at the anniversary party. There were so many good ones and it is always very difficult to narrow them down to which ones actually gain a spot on the racks in the shoppe so I was grateful that you made that decision for me. All of these wines passed customer muster and have proven to be choices that you will enjoy. These wines are the ‘best of the best’. There is a little of everything, fruity, dry, red, white, you name it and one way or another you have chosen these wines as award winning. Don’t miss this tasting of stellar new wines here at CataVinos.

"BENEVOLANT WINES"
THURSDAY: Nov 10th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Nov 11th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Nov 12th - 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)

Once again we are focusing on wines that give back. As many of you know CataVinos hosts many benefits here at the Shoppe and Tasting Room in our effort to reinforce our commitment to community. We’re also a big fan of wines that give back—those that donate a portion of their proceeds to deserving organizations and causes. So this week we once again showcase the wonderful wines produced by these wineries with a heart, a mission and a talent for excellent wine making. This is one of our favorite tastings, come enjoy some awesome wines who have selected not only because they taste great but because they contribute to deserving beneficiaries like autism, breast cancer and AIDS research, greening the planet or childhood hunger. This tasting is designed to help us remember as we approach Thanksgiving that we are lucky enough to be in a position to help others.

"THANKSGIVING FEAST WINES"
THURSDAY: Nov 17th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: Nov 18th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wine and Dine, Food Truck Fridays 5-8 PM
SATURDAY:
Nov 19th - 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)

Now here’s something to give thanks for. Wines that pair well with Thanksgiving Day dinner are more than just the old stereotype of white wine with poultry. Even if you plan on pardoning the turkey these wines are just all out good drinking wines that can go with many menu’s. This week we help you decide which varietal you think that you would like to accompany this most popular holiday. We’ll have several varietals that are proven winners with that meal. So come taste some great whites and reds that will truly compliment your dinner and full fill your specific palate needs.

  



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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