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Our weekly tastings have become legendary in Tucson. Each week has a new theme with six different wines featured with cheese, crackers and other gourmet goodies. Weekly themed tastings are every Thursday,Friday and Saturday without fail, if you do not see something scheduled below call the shoppe to find out the weekend theme. Look for special events throughout the week as scheduled.

The cost? $10.00 per person.
($8.00 with a take home purchase of over $10.00!
and FREE with a case purchase)
"AUSTRALIAN WINES"
THURSDAY: April 3rd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: April 4th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:  April 35th- 4:00 to 8:00 PM
 
Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00 FREE with case purchase)
 
Let’s explore some wine produced in a country south of the equator which is in their middle of winter. Hard to conceiv,e so we head on over to Australia for this week’s tasting selections. Australia has almost 2000 wine producers, most of who are small winery operations—but there’s nothing small about these wines. They deliver full flavor, body, and powerful finishes.
"PAINTING PARTY"
WINE AND ART
SATURDAY: April 5th - 1:30PM to 3:30 PM

$30.00 includes a glass of wine. Aditional glasses or bottles of wine available.
 

CataVinos and Arte Bella Paining are partnering to provide a fun filled afternoon of painting and wine.

Whether you have never picked up a paint brush in your life or are a seasoned artist looking to have a funa and creative night out with other like minded people, then going to an Arte Bella painting party is for you!

We will supply the instructions, canvas, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons. You will leave that party with your own wine themed original masterpiece in hand!

The price is $30 per person and includes a glass of wine. Please reserve your spot so we can be sure to have enough materials for everybody.

Check out Arte Bella's website at http://www.artebellapainting.com

"WINES THAT DON'T TAX YOU"
THRUSDAY: April 10th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: April 11th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: April 12th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
 
Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00 FREE with case purchase)
 
Pre-tax season is not a time to be a spend thrift, at least until we see the bottom line so time to sip some wine as we wait for the final verdict or as we frantically do our last minute tax preparations. So let’s taste some great wines that are easy on the pocketbook. Whether you’re lucky enough to expect a refund or have to cough up a contribution to Uncle Sam, this week’s tasting will surely pique your spirits!
"PIMA COUNTY NO KILL BENEFIT"
SUNDAY: April 13th - 4:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Six wines for $20.00
($10.00 of the proceeds are donated to the benefit organizatin)
 

No Kill Pima County is a local grassroots organization working to save more savable animals at PACC. For info call 520-477-7401 or visit http://nokillpimacounty.org

No Kill Pima County is working to end the needless killing of shelter animals in Tucson and Pima County, AZ through the rigorous implementation of the No Kill Equation.
 

We strive to create a compassionate community that recognizes the intrinsic value of animals. We agree on the shared principles of accountability, respect, transparency and community collaboration.

Pima County's municipal shelter had a 61% save rate
(2013). Almost 8,000 cats and dogs died. Yet, all across the country communities are proving it is possible to save at least 90% of the animals that enter animal control shelters by employing the No Kill Equation. This model includes 11 essential components which when implemented comprehensively have proven successful in over 200 communities.

We are their voice! We are a small but growing group of concerned citizens with a goal to see Pima County implement the only successful model:
The No Kill Equation.

 
"SPRING FEAST WINES"
 
THRUSDAY: April 17th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: April 18th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: April 19th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
 
Six wines for $20.00
($10.00 donated to PAWSitively Cats No Kill Shelter)
 
It’s that time of year again where we look for the perfect wine to drink and share at the feasts that come in the spring whether it be Passover or Easter. Let’s taste some yummy wines that will make those meals complete whether it be ham, beef brisket, prime rib, chicken and many other delightful main courses. Let’s not forget the desert wines or the aperitif as well, we’ll taste a range of wines that complement each course or have the ability to span the entire meal.

"SPRING WINES"
 
THURSDAY: March 20th - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: March 21st - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: March 22nd - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Flight of Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)
 
Spring has sprung and we’re breaking out from the post-winter blues with screaming spring wines—for this tasting, expect lighter, crisper, wines, just in time for warmer weather fare. Palate pleasing and refreshing, Just perfect to drink as the weather begins to warm up.
"ST. PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION"
GREEN WINES
THURSDAY: March 13th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: March 14th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY:
March 15th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00. FREE with case purchase)
 
Come get your green on and reduce your carbon footprint with wines that are produced using sustainable, organic, and/or biodynamic methods. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll serve six wines that are considered green (not green in color, of course). These wines were made from grapes raised without chemicals in the soil or pesticides; some packaged in sustainable manner, all in the  name of responsible stewardship of our land.
"PAWSitively CATS BENEFIT WINE TASTING"
SUNDAY: March 16th - 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Six wines for $20.00 ($10.OO of proceeds is donated to PAWSitively Cats)
 
Pawsitively Cats is a 501(c)3 No Kill shelter for cats rescued in the Tucson area. 

It's time to once again drink some wine in honor of those beloved cats who are homeless and in need of great homes as well as demonstrate support to the wonderful no kill cat shelter that cares for them as they patiently wait for the perfect forever home.

 Pawsitively Cats is Arizona's largest no-kill cat shelter. They operate a cage-free sanctuary for special needs cats and a cage-free shelter and foster homes for adoptable cats and kittens. They promote and practice TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) for feral cats and are helping to lead the way to a no-kill Pima County.

Stop by and meet some fellow cat lovers as you sip wine and trade stories while supporting this worth while organization. Obviously organizations such as Pawsitively Cats are always in need of money which helps support the cats as well as helps to provide their much needed medical care. If you cannot make the event donations are accepted and could include cat food, litter, etc.

Check out their website and join us for this fun event. http://pawsitivelycats.org/

"BLIND TASTING"
THIS AIN'T NO APRIL FOOLS
 
THURSDAY: MARCH 27th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: MARCH 28th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: MARCH 29th
- 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00. FREE with case purchase)
 

With April Fool's Day right around the corner we're here to prove that no fools attend wine tastings at CataVinos. Here's where you put your palate to the test to see if all that wine-tasting is paying off. We'll pour six wines disguised in packaging. Your tasting sheet will provide tasting notes; your assignment is to decide which wine is which. A fun favorite around here, anyone matching all six wines correctly tastes for free. No kidding! I give away more and more tastings with each blind tasting that we do. So who’s the fool anyway?

"ABILITIES OPTIMIST  BENEFIT"

SUNDAY: MARCH 30th - 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Six wines for $20.00
($10.00 of the proceeds are donated to Abilities Optimist Club)
 
CataVinos has partnered with the Abilities Optimist Club of Tucson for a Wine Tasting Benefit. For those of you not familiar with the Abilities Optimist Club below is a synopsis of who they are and what they stand for.
 
Abilities Optimist is one of fifty Arizona Optimist clubs. Our motto is "Bringing Out the best in Kids", and the Abilities club focuses on working and supporting children who are blind or have visual impairments. Our club membership is thirty one, and most of us are related to or involved with a visually impaired relative or friend.
 
Each month we honor a visually impaired student. They are either nominated from the Arizona State School for the Blind (ASB), or a visually impaired student in a public or charter school. We financially support the ASB Alumni Association, various ASB projects and programs, the statewide Braille Challenge competition, the Junior Blind Olympics, the annual Camp Abilities of Tucson (week long sports camp for visually impaired children), and various ad hoc projects and programs that support local visually impaired children.
 
We privately fund ourselves through various fundraising events, including golf tournaments, rummage and bake sales, holiday gift wrapping, volunteering at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair and Great Tucson Beer Festival, and just about any other legal way in which we can raise funds. We are enthused and optimistic about our upcoming Wine Tasting event at CataVinos Wine Shoppe.

  
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Catavinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room

3063 North Alvernon Way
Tucson Arizona 85712

Phone:  520-323-3063
Fax:  520-795-2276
e-mail:  yvonne@catavinoswines.com

STORE HOURS
Tuesday and Wednesday  -  11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday - 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday