• January 17, 2020
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Zinfandel is widely regarded as the quintessential American variety. It is a versatile grape, thriving in diverse climates while readily expressing the local terroir and the climate in which it is grown. Also, while the grapes exist in other parts of the world, it took extensive cultivation in the U.S. to lead Zinfandel to its (more…)

  • December 18, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

José Pastor and his team have long championed fine and authentic wines from both established and emerging areas of Spain and its surrounding islands. Working with growers committed to highlighting native Iberian grape varieties and minimalist practices in the vineyard and cellar, these natural wines offer an authentic sense of terroir. Forget for a moment (more…)

  • December 13, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Our good friend and associate, Selena (Gothic) Abbott from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits will be showcasing a number of unusual wines for the holidays in “The City Different.” This special tasting event is free to members of Susan’s Wine Club and $5 to non-members, credited toward any purchase of $20 or more during the (more…)

  • November 22, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The wines from Beaujolais provide an interesting contrast. Like most wines, many Beaujolais wines are designed to cellar well for at least a couple years. However, breaking with tradition in wine making, Beaujolais Nouveau is designed to be enjoyed immediately. This year Beaujolais Nouveau Day, marking the official release of the year’s wines, is November (more…)

  • November 8, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Many of our wine club members have expressed a desire for a second, up-scale, tier for their monthly wines. This month we’re introducing that concept to wine club members and non-members alike. This month’s regular offerings are from Hahn Family Wines—the Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In addition, however, we’ve also acquired some (more…)

  • January 25, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Punctiliously Brewed in ABQ NM USA is a tag line that Marble Brewery uses to describe their products. Founded in 2008 in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, Marble Brewery is devoted to brewing premium craft beer that satisfies the thirst and discriminating taste of a diverse, loyal, and growing customer base. Marble Brewing’s Tammy Lovato (more…)

  • January 24, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Since their modest beginning in 1996, Second Street Brewing has steadily grown in popularity and in size. Today they enjoy a loyal following and you can find their brews in many stores, restaurants, and taps (like Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits!). At this free tasting, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Rod Tweet (MasterBrewer) and (more…)

  • January 20, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Here’s an opportunity to taste “The holy grail for hopheads.” Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundantly hoppy, this brew ages well (should you be so inclined). (more…)

  • December 6, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This free tasting will feature Paul Mallory, head brewer at Santa Fe’s own award-winning Blue Corn Brewery. Paul began brewing in Albuquerque more than ten years ago. Since then, he continued to follow his curiosity and attended the Master Brewers Program at UC Davis. Paul gained valuable experience and won multiple awards for breweries like (more…)

  • November 21, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

John Rowley, owner and master brewer from Rowley Farmhouse Ales, along with Wes Burbank, head brewer, will visit Susan’s for a “Meet the Brewer” and “Tap Takeover” special tasting. Rowley is an independently-owned farmhouse-style brewery with a focus on mixed-culture fermentation. Their inspiration comes from American and European wild and mixed-culture fermented ales. In the (more…)

  • January 31, 2020
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Does the weight of 2019 have you down? The good news is you don’t have to join a gym and give up cocktails to slim down! Our good friend, Laura Reich, former geophysicist-turned-mixologist, will demonstrate how to save on calories without sacrificing taste. Laura has spent countless hours at the bar experimenting and testing various (more…)

  • January 10, 2020
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Due to a death in the presenter’s family, the “New Year’s Resolution: Skinny Cocktails” event has been rescheduled. Please join us in expressing our sympathies to Laura. (more…)

  • December 20, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Oh, the weather outside may be frightful, but the drinks at Susan’s are delightful! Celebrate this season with spirit-lifting winter concoctions hosted by Linda Tetrault from Floating World and showcasing the portfolio of Haus Alpenz, House of European Imports. This tasting is free for members of Susan’s Wine Club and $5 to non-members, credited toward (more…)

  • December 16, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Groundbreaking coffee spirit created by Santa Fe locals Ever had a coffee spirit? Not a sweet liqueur, but a clear, 80 proof coffee spirit? Naw, we hadn’t either. Wayward Sons Coffee Claro Que Sim is the first commercially produced distilled coffee spirit made and it just debuted this month. Wayward Sons, co-founded by Santa Fe (more…)

  • December 8, 2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Note that this event was originally scheduled for December 1, but has been rescheduled due to owners’ family health issues.) The Problem It wasn’t but about 20 years ago that you could walk into any good liquor store and buy most any bourbon you wanted, right off the shelf. Well, bourbon has become immensely popular (more…)