November 2018 Round Up of Austin Drink Events

November is popping with wine tastings, beer releases and other boozy celebrations. Here is a round up of events that will keep your calendar busy and spirits up this month. 

Note: This blog post will update throughout the month as new events are released of the month so bookmark and come back often for updated event listings!

Event: Pisco Party – One Year Anniversary @yuyoaustin
When: 11/1, 6 pm – 9 pm 
Where: Yuyo, 1900 Manor Road
What: Guests are invited to join for a complimentary Pisco tasting, live music, $1 signature bites, including cebiche, grilled choclo (corn), and grilled chicken and beef heart anticuchos, and all-night happy hour prices. As part of the anniversary celebration, Yuyo will offer $5 Pisco Punch (frozen or on the rocks) throughout the month of November.
Price: Free Pisco Tasting, $1 select bites, $5 pisco punch please RSVP on Eventbrite
When: 11/1, 6pm – 9pm
Where:  Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden
What: In celebration of Texas Craft Brewery Week, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is partnering with Hops & Grain Brewing for a special event to feature their collaborative beer, the Bangin’ Pale. Additionally, Hops & Grain will be serving their Pale Mosaic three ways: regular, double dry hopped and coffee-infused. Try a flight with all four beers and pair it with Banger’s special Korean-style Grapefruit Chicken & Pork Sausage topped with house-made kimchi, grapefruit chutney, and soy caramel to highlight the sweet hoppy flavor of the brews.
Event: @SektWineConsulting 50 Years of Wine Trends Class
When: 11/3, 2:30 pm – pm
What: If you love history with a side of wine, this class is for you. Come understand how historic events shaped the US wine industry and influenced everything we consumed for the past half century
Of course, there will be 5 delicious wines to supplement your learning!
Price: $37.89

Event: Hooo needs a beer? Hosted by Austin Wildlife Rescue

When: 11/3, 4pm – 7pm
Where: @theABGB, 1305 Oltorf St.
What: Join AWR at The ABGB on November 3rd! They\’ll be raising money for outdoor cages at their new wildlife rehabilitation facility. Have a beer, meet Tito the tortoise, and check out the raffle prizes. The ABGB will also have Tito t-shirts for sale.

Event: @UtopianShiftWine The Domain Wine Taste and Skate Event

When: 11/4, 3pm – 5pm
Where: Utopian Shift: A Wine Experience, 2521 Rutland Drive, Unit 600

What: Come on by and taste some delicious wines before you head on over to the Domain for the \”NORTHSIDE Next Gr8Sk8\” event. They are located 1 mile from the start of the Skate event with plenty of free parking. The wine tasting is complimentary.
Price: Complimentary tastings, all wine bottles for purchase are $15 and under

Event: Election Day Watch Party at @HotelElla

When: 11/65pm – 10pm
Where: Hotel Ella
What: Join them under the tent on the Hotel Ella front lawn for a watch party of the U.S. midterm election, complete with drink specials, bar snacks for purchase, and a free tap beer for anyone wearing an “I Voted” sticker. Headed to the polls before Election Day? Get a free tap beer with an \”I Voted Early\” sticker from October 22nd-November 2nd.
Election Day at Ella
Tuesday, November 6th, 5-10pm
Price: Free to attend, happy hour prices available from 4-7pm. $5 valet parking at Hotel Ella.
Tickets: CAST YOUR RSVP
Event: @3ForksAustin Just Wednesday Wine Tasting

When: 11/7, 5pm – 7pm
Where: III Forks, 111 Lavaca St, Austin, Texas 78701
What: Which is the finest of them all? Sip on 6 top wines from our wine tastings throughout the year and vote to select the crown jewel.
Price: $25 per person. 
Tickets: Reservations are required. (512) 474-1776 or austin@3forks.com
Event: Austin Vino + Vinyasa – 7pm
When: Recurring event, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/28
Where: Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery, 121 Pickle Road #110
What: IMT along with VIVA Austin are pairing their two favorite things: wine & yoga! Join them at 7:00 pm every Wednesday at the ATX taproom for an energizing yet relaxing, beginner-friendly vinyasa yoga class in a unique environment! $12.00 gets you a class, glass of wine, and includes a donation to Austin Wildlife Rescue. First come, first served. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and your friends! Classes taught by Carly Badke, Sophia Mirto, and other yogi friends.
Price: $12, includes 1 glass of wine and 1 hour of yoga
Tickets: Pay by exact cash, card, or Venmo @VIVAaustin 

Event: Wine Down Wednesday at Guild


When: Recurring every Wednesday 
Where: Guild, 3800 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756
What: The Guild is excited to launch a new weekly special to help guests get through the week with \”Wine Down Wednesday.\” Every Wednesday, starting November 7, guests will be able to enjoy 50%-off a special wine list curated by award-winning Sommelier Lindsey Drew. The selection features over 12 bottles, including bubbles, white wine, red wine, and rosé – see the full wine list attached. 
In addition, Guild launched a new fall menu, with raw bar menu items like Mackerel in a cucumber and Thai lime soup with orange and avocado, and Gulf Red Snapper in a jalapeño and ginger emulsion with brined cucumber, and cucamelon. Additionally, Guild recently launched items like Fish Dip with salmon rillettes and celery root confit, served with blue emmer hushpuppies; Bouillabaisse with duck fat potato, clam and rösti; Barley Risotto with royal red shrimp, chanterelle, and rutabaga; and Pumpkin Seed Porridge made with campfire pumpkin, aerated scrambled egg, and griddle prawn. Guild has also added a few additional items to their happy hour menu, including their signature Mac & Cheese with cheddar and gouda, Labranza Farm duck yolk confit, and chive; and Fish Dip with salmon rillettes and celery root confit.

Event: @winefoodfdn 16th Annual Big Reds & Bubbles 

When: 11/9, VIP Reception 6 pm – 7pm; GA 7pm – 9:30pm 

Where: Brazos Hall

What: Enjoy an assortment of recent vintage and non-vintage “Bubbles\” and sample a complete range of \”Big Reds\” from all corners of the globe. Savory bites and sweet treats are whipped up on site by nearly two dozen of Austin’s top restaurants. While enjoying the delicious wine and fare, guests can dance to live local music and peruse the display of silent auction items. 
Price: Member Tickets $125 | Non-Member Tickets $150; VIP Upgrade $50 (Available to upper-level members only)

Ticketshttps://winefoodfoundation.org

Event: CHEESE-Y BUS TOUR to Pure Luck Farm & Dairy and Jester King Brewery

Event: The Bloody Mary Festival

When: 11/11, 12pm 3:30pm
Where: Fair Market
What: Ticket includes 2.5 hours enjoying Austin\’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants and bars in Austin. In addition there will be delicious food and drink tastings from local companies, food trucks, live music and more.
Price: $45 GA, $55 VIP
Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/577442002626844/

Event: @yogaunwined Yoga + Sangiovese at Fall Creek Vineyard 

When: 11/11, 1pm – 2:30pm

Where: Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood

What: Come flow at the Fall Creek Vineyard Barrel Room in Driftwood (right across from The Salt Lick). After yoga, we invite you to stroll the vineyard (where we will be taking yoga photos) and stay for more wine!

Event: @WineForthePeople Monthly Wine Tasting
When: 11/11, 4pm – 6pm
Where: Brew & Brew Event Space (908 E. 5th St.)
What: A tasting of wines selected by sommelier and winemaker Rae Wilson. Enjoy direct access to unique wines with tapas and great community.

Price: $25

Event: @winefoodfdn The Blend: Happy Hour at Aviary Wine & Kitchen!

When: 11/13, 5pm-7pm

Where: Aviary Wine & Kitchen

What: Join the WFFT community as we come together for happy hour on the patio at Aviary Wine + Kitchen! This event is free to attend, and is open to everyone who RSVPs. Non-members can learn more about membership, and meet our attending members. Aviary is also offering all attendees discounted wine and beer pricing, plus $10 off select bottles of wine. A raffle will also be held, where one lucky attendee will walk away with a prize, donated by Aviary Wine + Kitchen!

Price: Free, please RSVP

Event: @winefoodfdn Bordeaux: A 10 Year Retrospective

When: 11/14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm or 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: WFFT Tasting Room, 2121 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
What: WFFT excited to learn more about Bordeaux in our November educational class with Mark Rashap! Note: These classes start promptly at 4pm and 6pm.
Price: $50 for Members, $65 for Non-Member 

Event: El Gaucho Winery Holiday Bubbles
When: 11/16, 7pm – 9pm
Where: El Gaucho Winery
What: For wine lovers who can’t decide what type of bubbles to serve during the holidays…Champagne, Cava, Prosseco or Sparkling Wine? Learn the differences in how each wine is made, what grape varietals are used and why there is such a wide range in flavors, aromas, quality and prices, all while sipping on some El Gaucho favorites and indulging in Argentine h’ordeuvres. 
Price: $115 per person
Tickets: Call the winery at 512-382-0620 or  email info@elgauchowinery.com.

Photo Credit Still Whiskey Co.

Event: Still Austin Whiskey Co. Releases Delevante Coffee Liqueur this Saturday

When:  11/17, 2pm to 7 pm
Where: Still Austin Whiskey Co., 440 East St. Elmo Road Austin, Texas 78745
What: Delevante Coffee Liqueur is a silky and rich whiskey liqueur with chocolate and cherry notes making it the perfect festive cocktail ingredient or it can be enjoyed sipped chilled. StillAustin Whiskey Co. is hosting the launch of the new spirit on November 17. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy tastings and specialty cocktails. I will be sure to purchase a few for the upcoming holiday parties. *In true Austin spirit, a portion of cocktail sales will benefit the distillery’s charity of the month, Emancipet, a local non-profit organization making high-quality spray/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners.
Price:  Event entry and tastings are complimentary, Delevante Coffee Liqueur is $32 per 375ml bottle


Event: @TexasRnW Lost Draw Wine Tasting

When: 11/18, 2pm – 4pm
Where: 407 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701
What: Join Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room for a tasting with Lost Draw Wine.
Price: $20
Tickets: Contact Martha Fischer 737-703-5540, martha@texasredsandwhites.com

Event: @TexasRnW Austin Visitor Center – Free Wine Tasting
When: 11/24, 1pm – 3pm 
Where: Austin Visitor Center, 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
What: Come try 3 Texas wines at the Austin Visitor Center
Price: Free
Tickets: Contact Martha Fischer 737-703-5540, martha@texasredsandwhites.com
Event: TexasRnW Downtown Pour Party
When: 11/27, 6pm – 8pm
Where: 407 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701
What: Come pour Texas candles and Texas wines at Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room! 
Price: $35
*Did I miss one of your favorite spirit centric events happening this November? Please comment or email amy dot drohen@gmail.com.

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