MKE Wine Craze

Located at Clear, in the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel


February is American Heart Month, and we are proud to honor the occasion with a special sample of Daryl Groom premium wines. Among his award-winning selections is the signature Colby Red - a unique blend inspired by Daryl’s son Colby, who leads a happy and healthy life after undergoing back-to-back open heart surgeries before the age of 10.

FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17 & 24

Wine Tasting2014 Colby Red Blend, California, USA

The 2014 Colby Red wine, a unique blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, is a deep crimson color. Aromas of ripe red cherries, raspberries and star anise jump from the glass. The wine is generous on the palate with a rich mouthfeel complemented by well-integrated tannins and bold flavors of red berry and hints of clove spice. The finish is smooth with a slight toasty, vanillin character which lingers and is achieved from oak aging. Easy to drink and enjoy, this wine is a crowd pleaser.


Wine TastingGroom Bush Block Zinfandel, Barossa Valley, Australia

The nose is unmistakably Zinfandel. Spicy aromas along with red fruits and pomegranate predominate, complexed further with slight raisiny notes from the riper Zinfandel grapes. The color is a vibrant red/purple showing nice depth. The wine is medium bodied and structured with bright acidity, finishing with evident but soft tannins.

FEBRUARY 10 & 24

Wine TastingGroom Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, Australia

This wine is made with no oak and no MLF, allowing the zesty varietal characters of the grape to be expressed. The nose is a myriad of fresh ripe tropical fruit aromas which are vibrant, but not overpowering. The palate is fresh and retains medium to high natural mouthwatering acidity.