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July 2015 Wine Club Selections

July 2015 Dry Creek Vineyards The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few […]

June 2015 Wine Club Selections

June 2015        Oconee Wine Club Selections Situated between the mountain ranges of Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de L’Altet, and Sierra de la Sima, the vineyards for Tarima Hill grow at an elevation ranging between 1,970 and 2,460 feet. Sierra de Salinas runs NE to SW similar to the ranges of Jumilla to the west; the […]

April 2015 Wine Club Selections

April 2015     Wine Club Selections We chose two wines from the Australian award winning Jacob’s Creek Winery.  As an award winning Californian winemaker, Ehren Jordan’s boutique winemaking style embraces innovative techniques including late harvesting and wild yeast fermentation, offering a complexity of flavor and silky texture. Working together with Bernard Hickin, Jacob’s Creek’s Chief Winemaker […]

March 2015 Wine Club Selections

March 2015                                                  Wine Club Selections Both the red and white wine come from the Minervois region of France.  This Domaine has been family owned since 1826.  They consistently make great wines year after year.  If you have never had wines from this area, you are in for a treat! Domaine Tour Boisee Minervois Red 2011  […]

February 2015 Wine Club Selections

February 2015                 Wine Club Selections Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec 2012  $ 16.99 Finca SOPHENIA is an argentine winery recognized as one of the top quality wine producers from Argentina.  To achieve its goals, Roberto Luka, its founder and conductor, chose Gualtallary, Tupungato, Mendoza, one of the most prestigious regions to produce high quality wines. The result was quite […]

February 2015 Beer of the Month Club

Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Their mission is simple: to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. The Boulevard story begins in 1988, when founder John […]

Menu and Wine Pairing for January Wine Dinner at Corrado’s

Menu & Wine Pairing                                                                                                          Reception                    Price             # of bottles ordered very short term loan                         Scharffenberger Brut Rose                               $ 28.99 1st Course   Fresh Apalachicola Oysters w/ black lump caviar      Wine A           2013 Kruger-Rumph Trocken Riesling             $ 23.99 Wine B           2013 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio                      $ 15.99 2nd Course   Arugula […]

January 2015 Wine Club Selections

January 2015                    The Oconee Wine Club Selections Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011   $ 16.99 Bodega Valentin Bianchi is one of the oldest and most important wineries in South America. It is a symbol of tradition, nobility and quality in Argentine wines. Started in 1928 by Don Valentin Bianchi, they have won world attention and acclaim […]

December 2014 Wine Club Selections

December 2014 personal This month I chose two French wines both rated 92 by Robert Parker! direct payday loan lenders only no credit check Chateau Pesquie Terrasses 2012 $ 13.99 Chateau Pesquie is one of Robert Parker’s all time favorite French wine producers, and the Wine Advocate clearly shows the love with three 90+ ratings […]