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Check out our wine list for next's week Icon Wines of the Mediterranean. Most wines are rate 95 points or more.


The Savor the Season event at Brookside Gardens has been cancelled for technical reasons. We hope to reschedule this event in the Spring.


We just added a class on starting your career in the wine industry for those who might be tempted.


 - Tastefully yours!

Last Week's Contest  - Prize was a DVD of Mondovino
Question:  What wine features a big QR code on its front label (covers more than 50% of the label). Answer was: Sacre Bleu Wine.  The winner is Lawrence Clark.  Congratulations! Lawrence, please contact us to claim your gift.

This Week's Contest  - Prize is a DVD of the movie Mondovino
Question:  What is the dominant varietal in a red Bandol?   
Please email your answer to infos@giramondowine.com

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Oct 25: Icon Wine of the Mediterranean ($129)


spainTuesday Oct 25, 2011 - 

Restaurant Petits Plats in Woodsite Park. ($129pp)   

Wine Selection:

  • 2008 Clos Mogador DOQ Priorat (WA 95)
  • 1999 Remelluri DOQ Rioja (WA 96)

  • 2007 Conterno Fantino DOCG Barolo (WA 95)

  • 2006 Clos des Fees, AOC Roussilon (Cult)

  • 2007 Chateau Pibarnon AOC Bandol (Cult)

    • 2006 Mastrojanni DOCG Brunello di Montalcino (W 93+)


For more information or to buy tickets, please visit this link

Dec 5: Jumpstart your career in the wine industry ($29)


wine careerMonday, December 5, 2011

7:00pm to 8:30pm - $29 per person

Wheaton Business Innovation Center

11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 700
Wheaton, MD 20902 

Metro: Wheaton (Red Line). Free parking




Are you a wine enthusiast, aficionado? Ever dreamt of becoming a sommelier, wine shop owner or even winemaker? Do you want your passion to become your career?

This seminar is designed for individuals who are thinking of switching their career to the wine industry and provides a broad and insightful view of the industry including:

  • How most people get started with their wine careers
  • What are the educational options including certificates and diplomas
  • Career paths with wineries
  • Career paths with liquor stores
  • Career paths with wine bars / restaurant / hospitality
  • Career paths at wine importers / distributors
  • Other career path: wine journalism, wine educators, wine tourism, etc...
  • Main trends in the wine industry you should be aware off

Space is limited to 20 people to allow for participants to ask personal questions. Advanced purchase is advised.(click here to purchase ticket)



JULY 20, 2012: GiraMondo Mediterraneo Wine Cruise

Please consider joining Laurent Guinand of GiraMondo Wine for a 2 weeks wine adventure on the Mediterranean Sea. GiraMondo partnered with Cruise Masters Travel to design a unique experience:

  • 12 nights cruise by Celebrity Cruise leaving from and returning to Barcelona (Spain) with stops in Rome, Naples, Mykonos, Ephesus, Athens, Santorini,  Malta and Barcelona (ship has a cellar of 6,000+ bottles of wine) - All inclusive. 
  • 3 wine tastings (Italy, Spain and Middle East) presented by Laurent Guinand during time at-sea as well as private tour of the wine cellar. 
  • 3 unique one-day wine tours in some of the most exciting wine regions of the Mediterranean sea: Priorat in Spain, Taurasi / Lacryma Christi in Italy and Santorini in Greece. Tours conducted by Laurent Guinand.


This exceptional package is priced at only $3,997 per person.  Don't hesitate to contact Cindy Martin-Rolsky at Cindy@CruiseMastersTravel.com  for details and questions. We will soon organize an information session in GiraMondo's office for those who express interest.

We are excited to report that GiraMondo Wine has been featured in: