MKE Wine Craze

Located at Clear, in the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel

The Summer of Sangria 

Wednesdays | 5:30- 8:30PM | $5 Per Tasting

Join us on a global journey as we craft a unique version of this refreshing favorite every Wednesday in August. Selections from Spain, Italy and France will grace your glass with vibrant fruits and vigorous flavor.

July 27th - Oceania

Wine TastingOyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Pale straw green in color with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical and gooseberry flavors with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.

Wine TastingDomaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz, Pyrenees, Australia

A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in France’s most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhône Valley, Côte Rôtie. The grapes grown in this Australian vineyard were planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition and influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhône Valley in France, and the Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.

August 3

Wine TastingTraditional Spanish Sangria ft. Bodegas Hermanos Perez Pascuas 'El Pedrosal' Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain

We created our sangria with a stylish and sophisticated Spaniard. El Pedrosal is pure Tinto Fino from the youngest vines and is aged for 12 months; six months in American and six months in French barrels. It has an attractive bouquet with bright red fruit: maraschino and fresh strawberry infused by a touch of orange sorbet.

August 10

Wine TastingCava Sangria ft. Mestres 1312 Brut Nature Cupatge Cava, Catalonia, Spain

Who says sangria is only red? Here is our amazing Cava Sangria made with this truly refined sparkling wine. Mestres 1312 is fresh on the palate, revealing a great balance of sweetness and acidity. Our house recipe sangria delivers a delicate finesse with intense aromas of citrus and flowers.

August 17

Wine TastingRose Berry Sangria ft. Champs de Provence Cotes de Provence Rose, France

A great way to cool off this summer, our refreshing sangria combines flavors of lime, strawberries and raspberries. Made with a classic dry rosé wine with notes of red berries, citrus and orange blossom. Champs de Provence comes from Cotes de Provence, the world’s top region for rosé.

August 24

Wine TastingGinger’s Prunus Persica Sangria ft. Feudo Arancio Stemmari Moscato Terre Siciliane IGT, Sicily, Italy

Be a peach bum this summer and say hi to Ginger, the girl who serves your wine. She's a big fan of this recipe, named for the Latin word for peach. It starts with Stemmari, a vibrant Moscato with perfumes of white flowers and smooth citrus notes. Every sip conveys extreme fruitiness balanced by a pleasant crispness. We combined this great taste with peaches and pineapples to create Ginger’s Prunus Persica.

August 31

Wine TastingStrawberry-Mint Sangria ft. Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy

This wine has a clear, straw yellow color, with light golden reflections. It possesses pleasant floral and tropical fruit aromas, and has a light, crisp, clean and refreshing flavor, with fruit character and refined elegance. We used this Pinot Grigio to create the last sangria of our series, which is refreshing and crisp with a little tang.