An Evening of South African Wines @ Hicks Fine Wines
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

South Africa is a wine region caught on the edge of being between both Old World and New World in style. It’s a forgotten category, but there are some amazing producers and wines from the category, and if you’ve ever been curious as to the quality, come and join Tara of Lanigan and Edwards as she brings us a vast array of grapes and styles from the Cape wine growing area of South Africa. You’ll be amazed and delighted, and we’re sure you will not be disappointed with this tasting! Seats are limited, so call or email the store to book your spot in this tasting!

Learning About Sherry – Tasting Event with Maria Alvear @ Hicks Fine Wines
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ever really wondered what Sherry is all about? For some of us, it can only be Harvey’s Bristol Cream – something our grandmother’s used to drink as their nightcap! But it’s so much more than that, and a category that has been steadily on the incline!

Maria AlvearJoin Hicks Fine Wines, Pacific Wine and Spirits and special guest Maria Alvear, of Alvear Sherry as she walks us through how sherry is made, the different styles and grapes used, along with six different sherries for you to taste and learn about! This is a rare opportunity to learn about the sherry category and you won’t want to miss it! Only 16 spots available at $30 per person, this will be an incredible experience! Call or email the store to book your spot! You won’t be disappointed!

About Maria Alvear:


Executive Master in Marketing and Sales, ESADE, Madrid, 2014

Advance Certificate in Wine & Spirits, WSET School, London, 2002

International Trade and Commerce, Berkeley University, California, 2000

Bachelor of Business Administration; University of Seville, 1999

Professional Experience

2004-Present: BODEGAS ALVEAR, Export and Marketing Manager

2003-2004: GONZÁLEZ BYASS DE MEXICO SA DE CV. Brand Manager

2002-2003: WINES FROM SPAIN DEPARTMENT, Spanish Commercial Office, London.

I Enjoy travelling, getting to know different people and different cultures, food and wine in good company, being with my family in our house in the country fields in Extremadura, riding, reading, photography and art.

Wines to Warm From the Inside Out @ Hicks Fine Wines
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Now that the cold weather is starting to come, it’s time to switch from those light, fresh patio whites to some rich, bold reds that are perfect for sipping in front of the fireplace when the wind is howling outside! Join Marcia J. Hamm, Hicks Fine Wines General Manager as she guides you through a tasting of wines that will warm you from the inside out! Many countries will be involved, but the main theme will be BIG and BOLD! More details as time gets closer but if you are interested in this tasting, please call or email the store to book your spot today!