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Announcing the Grand Opening Celebration and Costume Party!

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Oct - 18 - 2012

Announcing the Grand Opening of the

Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge!

We’re holding grand opening celebrations October 25th, 26th and 27th. We hope you will be able to find some time during the grand opening weekend to come say hi and check it out.  See the event calendar below, we’ll keep this page updated and post updates and additions to our Facebook page – go “Like” it now!

Who, what, when, where, why?

Who: You, anyone 21 or over who loves delicious drinks with great people.  Bring a friend!

What: Grand Opening of the Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge!  A far more detailed “what” can be found below, including an event calendar and a very cool spiff for joining the Wine & Beer of the Month Club.

When: We’re celebrating for 3 days, October 25th, 26th, and 27th, with special events and special beverages on each day.  Complete daily details are below.

Where: The Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge is located at 112 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls.  1 Block north of Exit 5, next to the White House Grill.

Why?:  The Enoteca store had a tasting room, but now we’ve expanded and have a full Drinkery, including a fine wine list, great craft beer, superb scotch list, and hand crafted cocktails.

Updates: This message contains all of our currently known promotions, but things will certainly change.  We will update this page as changes are known. For instance, we will be tapping other special beer kegs, but not on a schedule.  Any additional promotions or special Grand Opening events will be announced on our Facebook page.  Head over to “Like” us now so you can stay in the know!

Special Tappings: We have some very special beer kegs ready to tap, but we don’t know when we’ll have the space for them.  Therefore you should sign up for the Keg Tap Text service to get a text message when we tap a keg!

Grand Opening Thursday, October 25th

All day. Draft Specials on growler fills and pints.

All day. Featuring Fresh Hop beers on tap, incredible tasting/sampling opportunity.  Get a tasting paddle full of Fresh Hops!

All day. Unleashing the Crazy Awesome Bottled Beer list.  Opportunities to buy and drink Bourbon County 2009, World Wide Stout 2010, Vertical Epic 2009, and more…

3-5 pm: Free beer tasting with Laughing Dog and Mike Deprez!

4-6 pm. Free Adelsheim Oregon Pinot Noir wine tasting with Chris Oatman.

5 pm.  Tapping unicorn keg of Dogfish Head Bitches Brew.

5-7 pm. Free Robert Karl wine tasting with Rebecca Gunselman, including their big Gunselman bench Cabernet!

6-8 pm. Free beer tasting with David Bridges from No-Li of Spokane.  Come taste their GABF Gold Medal winning Crystal Bitter, and more.  Give-aways too.

6-8pm. Free wine tasting with Dustin Lewis.  Opening Terra Valentine Spring Mountain Cabernet, a delicious high end Napa Cab, and sharing tastes of the Quady Cocktails, among others!


Grand Opening Friday, October 26th

All Day: Specials on Malibu Red and Malibu Black drinks.

4-6 pm: Free wine tasting with Victoria Peterson and Maria Marmon.  Includes the popular Cimmaron Red and more…

4-6pm: New Belgium beer tasting with Ely Johnson!  Tapping New Belgium + Lost Abbey Collaboration, free New Belgium globe glass with pint purchase.  New Belgium + Alpine Collaboration available too!

7pm: Bonafide Champagne Saberer Dean Opsal will be on hand to christen the Drinkery & Refuge with a demonstration of his Sabering skills!

6-8 pm. Free wine tasting with Lynne Moyer.

Have you had drinks made with  Black Vodka? Check out this Black Widow Screwdriver

All Day: Opportunity to enter to win Glenlivet Golf Bag!


Grand Opening Saturday, October 27th

1-3 pm: Free beer tasting with Alison Atkins, featuring several breweries!  Opportunity to enter to win very cool brewery items!

3-5pm: Free beer & wine tasting with Debbie Keller.  Including Bison Honey Basil beer, order a beer cocktail made with it too!  Try Epic Imperial Pumpkin porter.  Wines coming too!

3 pm: Opening Charles Smith Royal City Syrah – free small tastes of this 99 point wine!

4 pm: Opening Leonetti Merlot – free small tastes of this Washington classic wine!

5 pm: Opening Col Solare 2005 – free small tastes of an Italian/Washington collaboration wine!

7 pm.  Halloween Party! Time to dress up and go out on the town. The theme for our party is “Classic Hollywood” with all it’s glitz and glamor. No matter what your costume is, come on down and show off!  Come walk the red carpet and get your photograph professionally taken by the Paparazzi!

9 pm. Costume contest!  Oscar nominating categories are Best Hollywood Couple, Funniest Costume, Best “Actor” Costume, Best “Actress” Costume.  Prizes for all winners!


Grand Opening All Weekend

Wine & Beer of the Month Club Promotion

Get a FREE  wine glass:  Sign up for wine of the month club, or add a bottle to your existing subscription, and receive a free Riedel wine glass!

Get two FREE beer glasses:  Sign up for beer of the month club, or add one of the beer club’s to your existing subscription, and receive two free beer glasses.  Choose from the brewery glasses available!

Introducing the Rare Beer Club:  We’re introducing the Rare Beer Club for the grand opening!  There will now be two beer of the month club options.  Want it all?  Sign up for both!

During the Grand Opening Weekend (all three days) you can get a special gift for joining the wine and/or beer club.  We’re giving away one Riedel wine glass with sign ups for each Vintage & Reserve Club level, and 2 Riedel wine glasses for each Premier & Anniversary Club level.  We’re giving away 2 beer glasses with each Beer Club you sign up for.  Current members can get the free gift by adding a Club Level to their current membership.  This is a “while supplies last” and “choose from the glasses available” sort of deal.  We will put your glasses in your Bin with your first Club delivery, which is next week.

Learn more about Wine & Beer Club subscriptions here.

Additional specials, promotions, and give-aways will be available during the Grand Opening weekend.  Stop by during the celebration to participate!


What is this Drinkery & Refuge about?

We’ve been described as the only “grown ups non-smoking bar” in Post Falls. (Hat Tip: Jon W.) We don’t serve food so you won’t see any kids around, though you can order your own food from any of the 5 restaurants that are a stones throw from here. We feature very good premium wells, as well as excellent higher end options across the board. Perfect for conducting business, a classy date night, relaxing with friends or exploring new flavors.

What about wine tasting?

Wine tasting used to be a fixed menu on Friday & Saturday only. Now we’ve expanded it to every day we’re open (Tuesday-Saturday now, Monday-Saturday after the grand opening). Besides expanded wine tasting times, we have now put together a constantly rotating wine tasting list that you can pick and choose from. Get a sample size pour of just the ones you want, and of course glass pours are available for everything too! You can see our current wine menu here, any time. Create your own wine flight!

Additionally, we will continue to bring in wine vendors to show off their wines, keep an eye on the newsletter for announcements of upcoming wine events!

What about beer tasting?

We are still holding beer tasting events, but you can also come in any time we’re open to create your own beer flight! We have sampler paddles and glasses, pick and choose from What’s On Tap to create your own flavor adventure! You can always see what we have on tap currently here. We rotate constantly, so when something gets tapped, hurry up and come try some. We offer a service where we send you a Text Message when something new is tapped, so you can be sure to know right away.

Who is behind the bar?

We have put together a fantastic team of people to serve you and your fine beverage needs. Jake, Dustin, Zach, Ryan and Hannah are people you will meet serving here. Come on by to meet and welcome them to the Enoteca family!

When are you open?

We’re soft starting the rest of this month until the Grand Opening. For now we’re open 4pm-Close Tuesday-Saturday, which means we stay open as long as you’re here. We’re always here until at least 7pm, after that in the early part of the week don’t hesitate to call ahead to see if we’re still here. Thursday-Saturday we’ve been here until 9-10pm at least. You can call 208-457-9885, the phone rings for the Liquor Chef on duty.

After the Grand Opening, we will open Mondays, and depending on what Post Falls needs we will be setting some regular closing hours. For now it’s too soon to tell.

I have some feedback…

We would love to hear your thoughts, any time. You can email management and let us know what you think via our website here. Our goal is to provide a great experience, so let us know how we’re doing.

We appreciate your business and support!

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