Event Calendar

Free Friday Night Wine Tastings!

  • Friday, May 18 - Anissa will be here from Grape Beginnings sampling some crowd pelasing wines from California and Argentina.  
  • Friday, May 18 - Jason will be here from Vinocopia sampling some of our favorites from South America! 

Midwest Spirits Showcase - Saturday May 19, 2018 from 1PM to 5PM

Dolce Vita is proud to host our first annual Midwest Spirits Showcase. This free, open house style event will feature the most innovative and exciting distillers and products from the Upper Midwest! Featured distillers will include:

  • J. Carver Distillery in Waconia
  • Skaalvenn Distillery in Brooklyn Park
  • Cedar Ridge Distillery in Iowa
  • 45th Parallel in Wisconsin
  • Isanti Spirits in Istani, Minnesota
  • 5 Infused in Winsted, Minnesota
  • Bittercube Bitters in Milwaukee

Learn about and sample their latest innovations, ranging from Absinthe and Limoncello to bourbon, bitters and gin! Each distillery featured will have picked out their favorite cocktail recipe for you to sample and learn how to make. Don't miss this highly educational, fun and free event!

Wine Class - Judgement of Paris - You be the Judge! - Thursday May 24, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8PM

May 24th will be the 42nd anniversary of the famous Judgement of Paris - the blind wine tasting of California and French wines that shocked the wine world when California took best in show for both the Red and Chardonnay categories.

We will recreate the competition where you get to be the judge! We will be blind tasting premium Red and White wines from France and California with a slight twist! Do you have the pallet to distinguish the old world wines from France from the new world styles of California? Which wines will you love the most? Who will win the Judgement of Chaska?

Come join in the fun as we guide you through an evening of stories and wine. All levels of wine experience are welcomed to attend!

Summer Spirits Seminar - Tequila and Gin - Thursday June 28, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Learn about (and sample!) the many expressions of two of the top selling summer spirits - Tequila and Gin!

Sample and learn about the full range of Tequila expression, from Blanco to Anejo to Mezcal. Plus learn the key to making a perfect Margarita! And while it must contain Juniper to be Gin, you will be amazed at what other botanicals can do for this tried and true spirit. Plus learn to make gin cocktails that don't have to taste like a pine tree! Cost is $10 (which may be applied to purchases of $25 or more at the conclusion of the seminar).