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Operator of The Island Store on Captiva, Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel will host The Calling Wine Tasting on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center, 11550 Chaplin Lane, Captiva.

Guest speakers Pablo Pelaez, South Florida Sales Manager, and Eric Narvaez, District Manager, both of Brittany Sales Company, will join Bailey Sommelier Calli Johnson to introduce The Calling line. Wines featured are: 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2019 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, 2016 Sullivan Vineyard Chardonnay, 2019 Russian River Pinot Noir, 2019 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2018 “Our Tribute” Cabernet Sauvignon.

They will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres by chef Karl Hamme, with the Sanibel Catering Company.

James MacPhail pursued his dream of becoming a winemaker in the mid-1990s, mentored by some of Sonoma Country’s most respected winemakers and winemakers. Through this experience, MacPhail honed his craft, focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley.

“I love that their winemaker prefers to let the grapes speak for themselves,” says Johnson. “James’ mandate is to work with the best fruit the region has to offer and treat it honorably, with classic and exacting winemaking.”

BAILEY’S GENERAL STORE Winemaker calling James MacPhail.

Pelaez’s career spans over 30 years in the food and beverage industry. It all started in Miami when he worked in restaurants while attending college at Florida International University. Pelaez has held various sales and marketing positions at Miller Brewing, Seagram Americas and Osborne.

Narvaez is in its 10th year in the wine and spirits industry. During this period, he acquired several wine and spirits certifications, including Level I Intro to Sommelier, WSET Level II wine and WSET Level II Sprits.

Cost is $49.99 per person and seating is limited.

Registration required before July 14.

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