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Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits Hosts Inaugural Multi-Island Wine Tasting Event

Sharing a selection of Pinot Noir wines from around the world, Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits hosted its monthly in-store wine-tasting event at six of their locations in four islands last week, allowing guests to indulge in a sensory journey of flavours and aromas.

The nationwide Jimmy’s event was a part of its Tasting of Wines from Around the World series. Susan Warren, Wine Specialist and Trainer for Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits described it as “no ordinary tasting”, saying, “It was the first of its kind in The Bahamas – four wines hosted on four islands in six of our stores – all on the same night.”

“Each wine-tasting event features a selection of wines or spirits that will allow guests to sample wines they may have never tried, learn more about them, and be introduced to our ever-expanding selections of premium wines and spirits. The wines we featured were also discounted on the night, they included; La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was a favorite on all islands as was Cono Sur Bicicleta from Chile at an affordable price point.”

Warren added, “This was the first time many of our guests had attended a wine tasting at Jimmy’s, or in some cases, had never been to the new Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits store on Windsor at Lyford Commerce and Storage Park or our newest store in Governor’s Harbour in Eleuthera.”

Jimmy’s knowledgeable wine experts guided guests through the tasting, while offering 35 percent off of all the wines they tried.

Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits, over the past few years, has acquired Pernod Ricard, Remy-Cointreau, Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits, and now directly imports wines from four wineries in France, making its wine portfolio expansion triple in the number of wines the company now represents.

“I was delighted to see so many locals sample the Pinot Noir’s we offered and found them too dry and strong. Then BAM, when they sampled a little Parmigiano/Reggiano Blend and salami they saw the pairing to Pinot Noir brought out all of the fruit and balanced the acids and tannins. Everyone who came to the tasting understood the reason why dry wines are better when paired with food.”

Warren and her team are now working on their next event, scheduled for May, “we have a new and ever-expanding portfolio of both wines and spirits that many of our consumers have never tried. Once they try them, the fall in love and buy them.”