Riverside Wine Tasting 
Summer of Wine 
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 
Stop by anytime 3-5 PM, 
only $10 per person, light appetizers

Beer Tasting:
Thursday June 23
stop in anytime 6-8pm
Kentucky Ale Tasting
Only $10 at the door, Keep the Glass!
Snacks provided
Meet Master Brewer Mark Phipps

1. Kentucky Kolsch
Available in a 6 pack
2. Kentucky IPA
Available at the bar on draft and in a 6 pack
3. Award Winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Available at the bar on draft and in a 4 pack
4. Old Fashioned
available at the bar on draft and in a 4 pack
5. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
Available in a 4 pack


stop in anytime: 3-5PM
only $10 per person

  1. 1. Alamos Torrontes $10.99

Salta, Argentina

Considered the white grape of Argentina, this torrontes offers striking floral aromas of orange and jasmine blossom. On the palate, vibrant notes of white peach, ripe pineapple and fresh herbs lead to a refreshing zing of acidity at the finish.

  1. 2. Storypoint Chardonnay $13.99

48% Sonoma County, 37% Mendocino County, 10% Lake County, 5% Lodi/Clarksburg/Napa

Flavors and aromas of ripe green apple, pear and white peach are enriched on a plush palate by notes of citrus, honeysuckle and tropical melon, while subtle hints of vanilla, caramel and toasted oak linger on the silky and refreshing finish.

  1. 3. Seaglass Riesling $10.99

Monterey & Santa Barbara County

The aromatic nose of this riesling shows ripe apricot, sweet peaches, tropical fruit with floral undertones. Concentrated, rich flavors of perfumed white flowers are supported by juicy apricots, peaches and melon with a hint of honeysuckle. A balanced acidity leads to a lingering finish in an off-dry style.

  1. 4. Jargon Pinot Noir $10.99

St. Helena

Jargon offers bright and seductive flavors of black cherry with a hint of strawberries, cola and dark tobacco. On the palate, our Pinot Noir has a smooth silky texture, followed by mild tannins that deliver structure and complexity. This is a generously fruit-driven wine with a great balance of harmony and astringency.

  1. 5. The Specialyst $15.99

46% Napa Valley 40% Amador County 12% Mendocino 2% Central Coast

Deep, dark, and brooding, Specialyst opens with ripe berry and spice aromas that lead to blackberry, blueberry and berry jam flavors punctuated by hints of black pepper and licorice. This blend is big and powerful, but exquisitely balanced — a wine so precise and perfect that it may very well become an obsession.


  1. 6.  Story Point Cabernet Sauvignon $13.99

54% Lake County, 28% San Luis Obispo County, 18% San Joaquin

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is composed with fruit from our vineyards in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County, the Paso Robles AVA in San Luis Obispo County and the Lodi AVA in San Joaquin County. Rich and intense, this complex and highly aromatic Cabernet features subtle spice characters and layers of dark fruit flavors and toffee notes.


Beer Tasting
North Coast Brewing
Thursday May 19, 
stop in anytime 6-8pm
only $10 per person
take home a pint glass!


Italian Wine Tasting

Saturday April 16th
Stop in anytime 3-5pm
taste 6 wines
all from Italy
from limited production wineries
only $10 per person
includes light appetizers

Riverside Tasting of John Bee & Famiglia Wines

1.Bergaglio Cinzia  “Grifone delle Roveri “ Gavi   $15.99

This version of Gavi, a wine from south of Asti, is a pale brassy white with brassy reflections.  The bouquet is fairly intense, with minerality and some heather, laced with hints of gunflint.    On the palate it is fairly rich, with honeydew melon supported by moderate acidity.  It will work well with cheese or egg based dishes and with white meats in creamy sauces.

2.Porello Roero Arneis $17.99

Just across the river Tanaro from the Barolo and Barbaresco DOCG’s, on the sandy hills of the Roero grows  the Arneis grape, which produces the flagship white wine of the Piedmont.  Clean and bright, with a touch of citrus and complex minerals, it pairs well with seafood and summer salads, and with the other signature product of the Langhe, hazelnuts. 

3.Pace Rosanebbia.  $14.99

This wine comes from the same nebbiolo grape as the big red wines of the Piedmont, and  thus, it differs from other, sweeter styles of rose.    It is well-structured, with  understated tannins supporting a pleasant, light fruit palate and finish. You can enjoy this wine as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to lighter summer fare.

4.Viberti Barbera  $15.99

Osvaldo Viberti produces a voluptuous barbera that brings a full palate of dark fruit overlayed with the classic signature acidity of the barbera grape.  The nose, palate and finish on this wine are all full and generous.  This  wine needs food and will pair well with hearty flavors and seasonings.

5.Reverdito Langhe Nebbiolo “Simane" $15.99

 Nebbiolo is the most important grape grown in the Piedmont and is most famously expressed in the barolos and barbaresco wines.  The “Nebbiolo” wine is made for drinking with every meal and the combination of tannins from the grape and the notes of spice and earthy aromatics lend to pairings with sturdy flavors.

6.  Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema Carema Riserva $24.99

Carema is a small town north of Torino on the border between the Piedmont and Val d’Aosta, where the vineyards are terraced on mountainsides and grow on pergolas supported by stone columns.  The soil is thin, resting on a base of rocky slate and moraine schist.  The exposure is southeast and the cooler mountain climate produces later ripening grapes resulting in wines of a somewhat lighter character than their southerly cousins.   This distinctive expression of the nebbiolo grape has earned the top award, “Tre Bicchieri”, in Italy’s most important guide to Italian wine, for three consecutive years


Spring Wine Tasting

Saturday March 26th
stop in anytime 3-5pm
Taste 6 delicious wines
2 whites, 1 rose, 3 reds

Only $10 per person




Beer Tasting


Beverage Distributing Company
Rivertowne Brewing Company

Wednesday March 23, 2016           
 Stop in anytime 6-8pm

Taste 5 beers (5 oz. tastes)         
Plenty of snacks will be available

Take home a Rivertowne Brewing Company Pint Glass

All for only $10 per person

List of beers:

Hala Kahiki Pineapple Ale, 4.8% abv Draft

Grateful White Belgium Wit, 6.1% abv Cans

Old Wylie’s IPA, 6.2% abv Cans

Schloppy Monster Double IPA, 8.2% abv Cans

All Aboard Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Barrel Aged, 7.1% abv Cans

Meet Jen from Rivertowne Brewery
Bob from Beverage Dist. Co.

Walkaround Event
Sunday December 13
TASTE 25 wines for $25
enjoy appetizers and an array of food that will enhance your experience!
To Prepay reservations - call 330-677-4400 or stop in

Thursday October 1
Stop in anytime 6-9pm
only $10 per person
Taste 6 Octoberfest beers
and take home a Leinenkugels Beer Glass!

Southern Tier
Beer Tasting
Stop in anytime 6-9pm
Thursday Aug 20th.
Only $10 per person
Snacks Provided
Taste 6 Southern Tier Beers
and take home a Southern Tier Glass

Bell's 30th Birthday Bash
Celebrate at Riverside
with a 5 Bell's Draft Beer
tap Takeover
We started early - now on draft!

Past Beer tasting:
Beer Tasting

Thursday July 2
stop in anytime 6-9pm

only $10 per person
taste 6 samples of beer - 5 ounces each
snacks, take a glass home

1. Abbey's Single
2. Hoperation Overload Double IPA
3. Vertex IPA
4. Here goes nothin' sour
5. Counterclockwise Sour
6. Black Angel Stout

Past wine tasting:



SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2015 - no reservations needed - just stop in anytime 3-5pm
ONLY $10 per person


Appellation: Vin de Pays d'Oc

(100% Cinsault, sourced from old vines 35-40 years old)  The Espitalet des Anges domaine is in Capestang situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. A light-bodied wine, intensely crisp and vividly fresh, it offers complex aromas of strawberries and red currants, with a hint of quince.

As an aperitif it is the perfect warm weather gulper and also pairs well with a wide range of salads, seafood, lighter dishes and grilled white meats and poultry.


ELICIO ROSÉ $9.99/bottle

Appellation: Vin De Pays De Mediterranee

(80% Grenache, 20% Cinsault) Aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. Bright pink color and a nose packed with fresh red fruit notes - currant and raspberry - for this wine, whose palate confirms the aromas revealed by the nose. Very fruit forward, this extreme value wine can be enjoyed with your everyday meals or by itself.


LA CUVEE DES ANNIBALS “DEPUIS 1792”  $14.99/bottle

Appellation: Vin De Pays Du Var

(20% Cinsault, 20% Grenache, 20% Rolle, 20% Ugni Blanc, 20% Syrah) Aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Eco-friendly, this hand crafted rosé from Provence, has a bright and elegant pink hue. Dry and fruity, this wine offers aromas of peach with notes of fresh white fruits and pineapple. Very clear, refreshing and mineral; enjoy this wine by itself or with an assortment of light fare.


PENYA ROSÉ $11.99/bottle

Appellation: Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

(96% Grenache Noir, 4% Syrah) Cases de Pene is a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France, just 30 miles north of Spain. Ceded to France in the mid 17th century, the area is still known as “French Catalonia”. This rosé offers fresh aromas of Rainier cherries, garrigue, and hints of red raspberry and melon. Rich, full-bodied, yet bright on the palate. Great as an aperitif or an accompaniment to hearty salads, fish and shellfish, charcuterie, frittata, and more.



Appellation: Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup

(50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault)  The Château was originally built in the 1500's, on the ruins of a 12th century fort. Records of winemaking date back to 1550! A big rosé! Raspberry and pear aromas on the nose, with distinctive spicy, minty garrigue notes. Big, bold and firm on the palate, ending with a long, clean finish. A rosé for year round drinking! Excellent on its own, it is also a great food wine…pair with hearty salads, grilled vegetables, kebabs, stuffed tomatoes or charcuterie.



Appellation: Roero, Piedmont, Italy

(100% Brachetto del Roero)  Hand picked grapes are cold fermented, followed by natural secondary fermentation in a pressurized tank. The result is a fine, persistent effervescence.

A brilliant ruby red color, naturally sweet, lively and refreshing. This Birbet has fresh flavors of red currants, raspberries, and wild strawberries with hints of roses and peach flowers. An excellent dessert wine. Ideal with fruit pies and pastries. 





Only $10 per person,
taste 6 wines!

Stop in anytime 3-5pm- reservatons not required

  1. PERLAGE “RIVA MORETTA” PROSECCO Valdobbiadene Frizzante $14.99/bottle

DOCG Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Italy

100% Glera . Certified Organic.  Prosecco from Conegliano Valdobbiadene is one of the most famous Italian wines.  Perlage “Riva Moretta”, made in the Frizzante style, is named for the single vineyard site from which this Prosecco is made. It is the oldest vineyard owned by the Nardi family, with vines up to 55 yrs old. Soft fruit flavors of lemon, pear, and green apple with a backbone of mineral complexity. The wine is distinctively fruity and light with a medium sweet taste.

  1. FRANCO SERRA ROERO ARNEIS $13.99/bottle

DOCG Roero, Arneis, Italy

(100% Arneis) Soft pressed and fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. Pale yellow-green color. Aromatic and fresh. Soft pear & apple aromas with clean minerality.

  1. FRANCO SERRA BARBERA D’ALBA  $11.99/bottle

DOC Barbera d’Alba, Italy

(100% Barbera, 25 yr. old vines) Hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Aged 6 months in oak (20% new) then 3 months in bottle before release. Ruby red color. Sweet spice, chocolate and red fruit aromas with hints of tobacco. Raspberry, strawberry flavors, medium bodied, light tannins and well balanced acidity.


DOC Abruzzo, Italy

(100% Montepulciano) Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Masciarelli is the largest organically farmed Estate in Italy, 1000 prime acres of Abruzzo vineyards. It has a slightly smoky and dusty nose with dark berries and leather. Sweet red berries, spices, leather and licorice linger on the harmonious finish.

  1. GINI TOSCANO SANGIOVESE $10.99/bottle

IGT  Tuscany, Italy

(80% Sangiovese/10% Merlot)  Vibrant and intense ruby red color; A tasty Sangiovese displaying red fruit backed by earth, nice acidity and roundness. This Gini Toscana incorporates just a small percentage of Merlot to add body, flavor and concentration while the Sangiovese brings forth delicate cherry flavors backed by a dusty earthiness.


IGT Scandiano – Emilia-Romagna

(100% Malbo Gentile)  Rosa di Rosa is from a tiny appellation in northern Italy’s Appenine Mountain foothills calls Colli di Scandiano e Canossa. Frizzante in style, with less bubbles than Champagne. Reminiscent of red raspberries. Great partner to Dark Chocolate or any rich, intense foods which require a little sweetness

Third Annual Valentine's Day

Wine Tasting
stop in anytime 3-5pm
Saturday February 14th
enjoy plenty of food and your choice of dessert
while tasting 6 wines:
1. Perlage Pinot Grigio Italy $13.99/btl retail
2.Camomi Chardonnay $13.99/btl retail
3. Luzon Crianza 91 pts Wine Spectator $12.99/btl retail
4. Estampa Malbec/Petite  Syrah $13.99/btl retail
5. Fitch Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $18.99/btl retail
6. Primobacia Moscato d'asti
$16.99/btl retail

Italian Wine Tasting

Saturday Oct. 25. 2014  
Stop in anytime 3-5pm

Only $10 per person-taste 5 wines + appetizers

Tasting of John Bee & Famiglia Wines

1.Porello Favorita                     $14.99/bottle retail

Variously known as Pigato, Vermentino and Favorita, the Favorita grape does particularly well in proximity to the ocean and, in the case of this bottle, in the sandy soils of the Roero.  It  yields medium-to-light bodied wines that  present  a pleasant profile of floral aromatics and light acidity.  The wine works well as an aperitif and pairs well with light antipasti featuring frutti di mare.

2.Porello Roero Arneis                           $17.99/bottle retail

Just across the river Tanaro from the Barolo and Barbaresco DOCG’s, on the sandy hills of the Roero grows  the Arneis grape, which produces the flagship white wine of the Piedmont.  It pairs well with seafood and summer salads, and with the other signature product of the Langhe, hazelnuts.  Its slight touch of citrus makes it an excellent pairing with the baked brie with orange marmalade.

3.Conterno Barbera d’Alba Sciulun      $15.99/bottle retail

Barbera is the most abundant grape in the Piedmont and produces the most abundant wine.  The grape is naturally high in acidity, making it an excellent wine to pair with a wide range of foods.  The wine often spends some time in oak barrels to infuse some tannin to soften the acidity.  There is an extensive range of approaches to making barberas, resulting in wines showing many different profiles.  The Conterno Barbera is the result of traditional methods of vinting and offers a wine with a generous body, full fruit on the palate and a smooth finish.

4.Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema—Carema Classico 2010 $19.99/btl retail

The small village of Carema lies on the northern border of the Piedmont next to Valle d’ Aosta, at some distance from the central wine area farther south in the Langhe.  The wine is 100% nebbiolo grapes grown on terraces up the side of Alpine peaks and growing in a thin layer of soil over the slate and schist underlayment of the mountainside.  The climate is temperate, the grapes ripen later and the resulting wine is  smooth, elegant  and full-bodied with tannins that are reserved and approachable.

5.Settimo  Barolo 2008 $39.99/btl retail  
95 Points Wine Spectator!

This is really singing today, packed with licorice, leather, cherry, tobacco and menthol aromas and flavors.  The tannins are rounding out, and though not a powerhouse, this still shows persistence and an aftertaste of spice and licorice.  Approachable now, but should evolve even more with time.

Riverside Wine – Wine & Beer Bar – Retail – Deck – 911 N. Mantua St, Kent, Oh


We carry Retail Wines from John Bee & Famiglia

who imports wines exclusively from the Piedmont region of Italy.  The Piedmont is widely recognized as home to the finest wines in Italy, winning more prestigous awards than more highly publicized Tuscany.  It is a very small territory with hundreds of small producers concentrated in an even smaller area called the Langhe and Roero, where they farm vineyards and make wine in cascinas that often have been in the family for hundreds of years.  Although use of modern equipment and methods is the norm, many of these producers still craft wines of a style that echoes their history and traditions.

Every wine expresses the place - the soil, the climate, the traditions - that is its home.  John and Leonora own a small house in the Langhe region of the Piedmont, where they spend time enjoying not only the wines, but the food, hospitality and friendship of these small producers.  They know personally all of their producers.


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