February 25, 2009

Wine Styles Puyallup location:
4009 S. Meridian  Puyallup, WA 98373
Phone: (253) 840-1131

Did you know that there was a Puyallup wine scene?  Wine Style’s is all about helping people find quality product at a great value.  I’ve gone to Wine Styles a few times in the past and I’ve always been impressed.  You don’t have to know anything about wine to get a great bottle and almost everything in the store is under $25 – with many fantastic wines to choose from at around the $10 mark.   I talked a little bit with Janet Stewart, the owner of the Puyallup location, for a while yesterday and she is a great help if you are looking for wine and don’t know exactly what you are looking for.  They divide their wines into “styles”, fruity, bold, dry, etc., so you just let them know what flavor you are looking for and they’ll help guide you from there.  I like sweeter wines, which I had thought meant you had to drink white wines, but Janet proved me wrong and pulled out a bottle of a really great sweet red wine.  I got exactly the flavor I was looking for in a red wine with some health benefits to boot.

VinturiBesides showing me some great wines and her selection of great beers, she also showed me a really cool wind gadget, the Vinturi Wine Aerator.  With the Vinturi you get all the taste benefits associated with decanting wine without all the fuss.  All you do is pour the wine through the Vinturi and into your glass and it draws just the right amount of air into the wine to allow it to instantly breathe for a much smoother finish.  We did a blind taste test and it was very obvious which glass had the Vinuri wine in it!

Wine styles also offers a great wine club – kind of like a book club but with wine.  This will help expose you to wines you might not have tried otherwise and with membership you get discounts on other items.

The Other - Wine of the Month


Here is a list of some upcoming events.

·      Wednesday Feb. 25th 6p-8p Ladies night wine tasting.  Food provided by Pampered Chef.

·      Friday Feb. 27th 6p-9p a tasting of New Zealand “Oyster Bay” wines.

·      Saturday Feb 28th 6p-9p Live music with Emerald City Player, smooth jazz. We’ll have wine by the glass and appetizers available. No reservations needed & no entry fee.

·      Friday March 6th 6p-9p Wines without Borders: A global pairing night. Looking for wine to pair with Thai food or Russian food? We’ll give you the 5 perfect global food pairings.

·      Wednesday March 11th 6p-8p Wine Education. Washington Wine Month brings the best Washington wines this evening. This education evening includes cheese pairings with each wine.

·      Friday March 13th 6p-9p Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Tasting

·      Friday March 20th 6p-9p Special 3-tier wine tasting. You’ll be able to choose from 3 different levels of wine. From Everyday wines to Grand Reserve.

·      Wednesday March 25th 6p-8p Ladies Night wine Tasting. Learn how to entertain your guests With great ideas  & products from “Entertaining at Home.”

·      Friday March 27th 6p-9p Rock Point Wine Maker Event.

·      April 19, Mark your calendars for an evening of Wine and Food. WineStyles & Toscano’s partner together for a Dinner Event. Details coming soon.