West Palm Beach resident and owner of Pankauski Cellars announces 3 wine tastings. October 30th, November 13th and December 4th, 2019. “I’m bringing Napa Valley to Palm Beach County and I want you to be a part of it !” says John Pankauski. Pankauski was born north of Boston and first got his love for wine when he started cooking during law school on Beacon Hill. He would walk down to Haymarket and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. His next stop was the North End for fresh bread and meats. He knew that he had to learn about wine, so he started reading, tasting and touring.
Flash forward to 2019: Pankauski now owns a wine production company which makes small lot, super premium wine sold at the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault. “Most of my wines are made in 25-150 case lots, so there’s very little to go around” starts Pankauski. He wants to bring the experience of high quality, Napa wine tastings to Palm Beach. “I’ve got the high quality wine covered” jokes Pankauski “Now, I am focused on creating the experience of being on Rt. 29 in Napa, or the Silverado Trail.”
What can you expect at his fall, 2019 wine tastings? “We will be sipping my wines centered around a theme. There will be nibbles from Chef Andrew. And banter, talk of travel, food, and wine, of course.” After all, as Pankauski says: “Wine is the great unifier.” And, he should know, not only as a wine consumer, but also as one who is in the biz. “I’ve made so many great friends in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Walla Walla” says Pankauski. He is in wine country constantly. Pankauski focuses on Napa for his Cabernet Sauvignon and big reds. Pankauski makes his Pinot Noirs, his Rhone varietals and most of his whites with Ken Brown, in Santa Barbara. http://www.KenBrownWines.com
Each of the 3 wine tastings planned for autumn, 2019 at the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault is on a Wednesday night starting at 6:00 p.m. October 30th features his Napa portfolio. A Night in Napa features his Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabs and reds from Oakville, Stag’s Leap District and Howell Mountain.
November 13th will feature his 2018 Palm Beach Sunset Rose’ wine and his white wines. If you have not had his 85 case production of groovy, his Gruner Veltliner, that alone is worth the trip. Finally, Pankauski’s last wine tasting for 2019 will be on December 4th (before he goes to Napa and Santa Barbara) featuring his Rhone varietals. “If you love big Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll enjoy Syrahs, Grenaches and Mourvedres” says Pankauski. He is even bringing his yet-to-be-released 2017 Undue Influence. That’s his Petite Sirah. Pankauski will be joined for his Napa tasting by Advanced Sommelier Richard Paladino, CMS. For ticket information: robert @westpalmbeer.com or Jay@westpalmbeer.com The West Palm Beach Brewery is located one block east of the Go Brightline Train Station http://www.GoBrightline.com and about 5 blocks north of City Place, http://www.CityPlace.comnow Rosemary Square, and the Palm Beach County Convention Center. https://www.pbconventioncenter.com/
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