Mezcales de Leyenda
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Mezcales de Leyenda

Join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 6pm as we welcome Danny Mena of Mezcales de Leyenda for a crash course on Mezcal. We will taste through his lineup and offer Mezcal flights and custom cocktails. This is a can’t-miss event.

Danny Mena’s Biography

Danny Mena is a Mexican-born, New York City-educated alum of fine dining restaurants like Blue Hill and The Modern. He is the proprietor of a Mexican luncheonette in Bushwick, Brooklyn called La Loncheria, as well as a co-owner of Mezcal de Leyendas’ family of brands.

While running Mexican kitchens in NYC, Danny found a new fascination with mezcal. In 2007 when he opened Hecho en Dumbo, there were only 3 or 4 brands on the market of any quality.  And though he did not grow up drinking mezcal, like most Mexicans, he immediately took to the drink.  In 2008, two years after Mezcales de Leyenda opened the first mezcal bar in Mexico City called La Botica, they introduced a line of mezcales showcasing traditional mezcals from different regions across the country.  In 2009 they reached out to Mena to begin distribution in the United States.  Since then, Mena has melded his focus on his original passion of cooking and with his new passion of mezcal.   Over the past 12 years the brand has become one of the top 5 brands of the world, growing in double digits year on year.  Spreading from NYC, Mezcales de Leyenda is now in the vast majority of states in the United States, as well as Canada, the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Singapour and, of course, maintains a major footprint in Mexico.

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Caymus Winery
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Caymus Winery

Join us Thursday, October 17th at 6pm as we welcome the Iconic California Winery in Caymus. Rich Bowman will be in the house to walk us through a very special tasting, followed by an amazing opportunity to purchase these hard-to-find wines at a discounted rate for members.

Rich Bowman’s Biography

Rich Bowman is the Southeast Region Manager representing Caymus Vineyards and the Wagner Family. A Certified Specialist of Wine with 30 years of industry experience in Retail Sales, 10 years in Distributor Sales & Management, and 16 years as a Supplier Representative. Rich is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business-Finance, and currently resides in Atlanta and manages six states for the Wagner Family.

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Perrin Family Estates
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Perrin Family Estates

Please join us on Thursday, November 7th from 6pm to 9pm for a very special evening of wine, fun, and education with celebrity guest, Emmanuel Lemoine, Export Director of Perrin Family Estates. Emmanuel will take guests on a tour & tasting of the top wines in Rhone. This stellar lineup will be paired with food by our Executive Chef Jonathan McDowell of 9 Mile Station. We will have wines available both by the glass and bottle during the event. As always, members will have the opportunity to purchase a selection of Perrin Family Estate Wines at a discounted rate.

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Paradigm Winery
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Paradigm Winery

Paradigm Winery will be gracing 12 with their presence on Thursday, September 12th from 6pm to 9pm. This special event is hosted by Lara Attia, National Sales Director of Paradigm Winery, as well as our very own Randy Hayden, Beverage Director of The Roof at Ponce City Market. As always, members will have the opportunity to purchase Paradigm Wines at a discounted rate. Please join us on 12 as we taste amazing wines, enjoy some quality fellowship and raise a glass.

Lara Attia's Biography

Lara grew up on the Sonoma Coast, and fell into and for the wine industry during her first "official" job at a neighboring Russian River Winery. She comes from a food and wine background – Her mother ran the kitchen at the local vegetarian co-op restaurant in their very small town, then founded a successful catering company (that her sister now runs); Her father is a corporate pilot, flying for local wine families. Lara graduated from SSU with a Business Degree and has spent 25+ years working for smaller (mostly), family-owned (always) California wineries and distributors. She landed her dream job at Paradigm in April of 2018, having distributed their wines in Napa Valley for 8 years prior. She's been lucky enough to live and work all around the SF Bay Area, currently in the town of Napa with her brilliant husband and their devastatingly handsome baby boy. They love traveling, reading, and heading out to the beach on the weekends.

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Coup de Foudre Wines
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Coup de Foudre Wines

Please join us Thursday August 1st as we welcome Kent Jarman, partner and Master Winemaker for Coupe de Foudre Wines. This is our first event where you can actually purchase the extremely limited wines that we will taste at a deep discounted price.

Sincerely

Randy Hayden

Below is a note from the owner….

One score and three years ago, I met my wife, who was living abroad in France. She was not yet my wife nor did she know she would be. While at a soiree in the French Alps, and with matters seemingly in hand, I sauntered off to the bar to work my French for a refill of Malibu and fruit juice. It was then that I noticed a Frenchman awfully close to my gal, making her eyes flutter and her beret tipsy.

He must have the greatest one liner in the world, I thought as I yelled “FEU!” (‘fire’ in French). Once the room cleared out, I ask my sweetheart what he could possibly have said to make her fall into his arms. Her answer? "He held my hands and asked if I believed in the Coup de Foudre."

After years of thinking he’d called her a cute cauliflower, I consulted a French friend who defined Coup de Foudre

as a lightning strike, something unforgettable-"love at first sight"-be it food, wine or someone incredible.

For the past 20 years, we have had the great fortune and honor to work with wine, savor it, and witness its impact on consumers as they navigate the wonders of wine and the sheer pleasure that it brings. We have watched many people commemorate special times in their lives with wine. A few years ago, we embarked on our path to create a unique wine with elements worthy of a Coup de Foudre.

Now that you know our story, we hope that you will share Coup de Foudre wines with the special people in your lives—and that Coup de Foudre will be part of the stories you are inspired to share with us in the future.

Capture the moment! —John Schwartz

(winemaker Kent Jarman)

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Splinter Group Whiskies
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Splinter Group Whiskies

Special Guest- Briley Tomlinson- Sales Manager

Join us for a tasting and brand education with Briley Tomlinson from Splinter Group Whiskies. Briley will walk us through and taste us on his amazing Bourbons , Whiskeys and Ryes. The bar team will feature specialty cocktails that highlight the amazing whiskies. Join us in welcoming Briley and we look forward to seeing everyone there .

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Preiss Imports with Nikki Preiss
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Preiss Imports with Nikki Preiss

Special Guest- Nikki Preiss- Owner

Join us on 12 for a night of education and excitement as Nikki Preiss walks us through her eclectic portfolio of spirits and shares us on the history of her company. We will taste through some of the most interesting libations that you can find anywhere and the bar team will feature a special drink menu for the evening highlighting the Preiss portfolio. Do not miss this evening.

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An Evening with Belle Meade
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Belle Meade

Special Guest- Liz Espy- Sales Manager Belle Meade, Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery

Please join us for a very special evening of whiskey, fun and education. The ultra knowledgeable Liz Espy, of Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, will taste is through the lineup of Belle Meade Bourbons as well as share with us the history of the distillery. The 12 team will feature specialty cocktails made with Belle Meade Bourbon throughout the night. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

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Destination Rose' with Whispering Angel
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Destination Rose' with Whispering Angel

Celebrity Guest- Christin Rutz

Join us for a run filled evening with both libations and education as we welcome Christin Rutz of Whispering Angel. Christin will be tasting you on her Roses and we will also offer the wines for purchase by the glass and bottle. In addition to the wines, we will also be featuring some fun Rose’ cocktails a well. Please join us for a TRUE kick off to the season.

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Tablas Creek Winery
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Tablas Creek Winery

Tablas Creek Winery 6-9pm

Celebrity Guest- Darren Delmore- Winemaker

Darren will taste through Tablas Creek wines with members as well as provide an education piece. We will have wines by the glass and bottle for on premise consumption as well as offer wines to purchase to take home at a discounted rate.


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Craft Cellars Importers
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Cellars Importers

Craft Cellars Importers 6-9pm

Celebrity Guests- Paul Dietz- Sales Manager- Jesse Becker- Master Sommelier

Paul Dietz and Jesse Becker will walk members through a tasting and education of their Bordeaux and Burgundies. We will have a selection of featured wines by the glass and bottle for on premise consumption as well as an opportunity for members to purchase to go at a discounted rate.


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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Night of Scotch With Balvenie Distillery

Celebrity Guest- Naomi Leslie

Join us from 6-9pm Thursday 3/28 as we will have special guest Naomi Leslie , Ambassador for Balvenie Distillery out of Scotland. Naomi will sample us through the lineup as well as educate us on the brand. We will have a special Balvenie cocktail for the evening as well as the entire Balvenie lineup for purchase.

See you all there!

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Treaty Oak Distillery
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Treaty Oak Distillery

Celebrity Guest- Daniel Barnes- Owner of Treaty Oak Distillery

Following our meet and greet event at 9 Mile Station(which 12 members are invited to) Daniel Barnes and his team will be on 12 tasting his amazing gins and whiskies as well as have the opportunity to enjoy custom cocktails featuring Treaty Oak products. After the 9 Mile Station Event, Daniel and his team will head to 12 for an after party with tastings and cocktails as well as 1 on 1 time with the owner.


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Robert Sinskey Gathering
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Robert Sinskey Gathering

Celebrity Guest- Phil Abram-General Manager of Robert Sinskey Winery

Phil Abram and Lee McDaniel(Fine Wine Specialist Empire Distributors) will lead guests through a tasting of the Sinskey portfolio as well as educate members on the brand. There will be specific foods(heavy hor d’oeuvres ) paired with the wines. Aside from the tasting there will be wines available to purchase by the glass and bottle. We will also offer special pricing on these wines for guests to purchase and take home as well.

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