This is a spectacular event every year – and after you first experience at the Grande Marque, you will be hooked for life! The tradition continues as Wally’s stages the 21st edition of its annual Grande Marque Champagne Tasting on Sunday, June 2nd from 5-8pm at Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica. Once again over 50 Grande Marque Champagnes will be poured, including Dom Perignon, Krug and Cristal, alongside signature dishes offered from over fifteen leading restaurants. Among those set to return this year: Café del Rey sporting a sumptuous raw bar, complete with oysters, along with Enoteca Drago, Angelini Osteria, Mélisse, Michael’s, Brentwood, Maru, Locanda del Lago, Pastina, Cézanne at Le Merigot, Sweet Butter Kitchen, Tin Roof Bistro and others. Additional taste-treats will include Petrossian Caviar, delicacies from Wally’s Cheese Box, Weaver’s Coffee…plus other surprises. The David Arana Quartet will again provide its unique, energizing array of wonderful live music.
A majority of the proceeds raised for this event benefit the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, and Food on Foot. Last year $35,000 was donated to our beneficiaries. bringing to nearly $1 million the grand total raised since our inaugural Grande Marque Champagne Tasting in 1992. Sign up for this fantastic event today!
Scheduled to pour:
Armand de Brignac
Moët & Chandon
Special Grande Marque Room Rates Available at Le Merigot — Phone 888-228-9290 and request Wally’s Champagne Tasting rate of $259 for a superior room.
Wally’s once again assembles nearly 100 proven All-Star wineries this spring, with each fielding a pair of its finest offerings. Wally’s All-Stars Tasting offers you the rare opportunity to selectively taste from nearly 200 of Napa’s and Sonoma’s finest wines poured, in many instances, personally by the winemaker or winery principal. In addition, All-Stars event special pricing on these wines will be extended exclusively to those in attendance. This is the ideal atmosphere to buy the exact wines that appeal to you!
Cheeses and bread from the Wally’s Cheese Box are included in the price of admission, highlighted by samples from the famed Cowgirl Creamery. Sweetening things up this year will be a Terry’s Toffee station, where owner’s Terry Opalek and Michael Frontier will demonstrate how well their delectably-flavored toffees pair with wines! The popular duo of “Let’s Be Frank” (amazing hot dogs) and “T’s California BBQ” (one of Los Angeles’ best BBQ caterers) will be cooking to order as well, so the very best hot dogs, sliders, ribs and skewers will also be available for purchase as a perfect accompaniment to the sensational wines being poured.
A perfect Sunday event – great wine, great food, all for one low price!
Here’s just a partial list of the wineries who will be in attendance:
Entre Nous Wines
Hill Family Estate
Morlet Family Vineyards
Wally’s Wine Winter Tent Sale is almost here, and it will be our Biggest Sale Ever! Our entire inventory will be on sale, with discounts beginning at 20% off, and ranging up to 80% off. This includes all the famous names in domestic and imported wines, spirits and beers that you can imagine, plus other Wally’s specialty items such as cheese, specialty foods, glassware and accessories. Just a few of the great deals in store for you:
Ketel One Vodka, reg. $30/ sale $18.45 –
2006 Chateau Frontenac, reg. $15/ sale $8.49 –
2011 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay, reg. $30/ sale $19.99 –
2008 Reposo Spanish White, reg. $13 / sale $3.49 —
Bertozzi Aged Parmigiano Reggiano, reg. $25 / sale $11.99 lb.
If you can’t make it to Wally’s, shop online at www.wallywine.com. The sale begins Thursday, Feb. 14 and runs through Sunday the 17th. Hours each day are 9am to 5pm. Food trucks will be here also!
Don’t miss it!