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August 2014 The Oconee Beer Club

August 2014     The Oconee Beer Club For the inaugural month of The Oconee Beer Club we chose The Dogfish Head Namaste. The Story of Dogfish Head The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, the first state’s first brewpub opened in the resort beach community […]

July 2014 Wine Club Selections

July 2014                      The Oconee Wine Club This month’s white wine comes from a very well known winery located in Adelaide Hills, Australia called Jacob’s Creek.  In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing […]

How to: Selecting the perfect wine

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The Oconee Beer Club

The Oconee Beer Club The Oconee Cellar will pick out a different specialty micro-brew each month The price each month for your allotted beer will vary (between $ 7.99 and $ 14.99) Some beers may come in 32 oz. bottles, 4 packs, 6 packs, cans or bottles, etc… By signing up for The Oconee Beer […]

Mollydooker Carnival of Love 2012 Pre-Sale

We are getting the Mollydooker Carnival of Love 2012 Shiraz in at the end of the month. This wine is rated 95 points by both Robert Parker and Wine Spectator! Sine 2005 it has been rated between 93 and 98 by Parker and 94-96 by Wine Spectator. Pre-sale price is $ 69.99 per bottle. Save […]

June 2014 Wine Club Selections

June 2014         Wine Cub Selections The white for this month is the Chateau Vrai Caillou 2012 ( $ 12.99).  The chateau’s name literally translated means ‘The True Chateau of Rock’. Firstly ‘caillou’ means ‘pebble, stones or rock’ and you can find examples of chateaux named after pebbles dotted across Bordeaux – an example of a […]

April Wine Club Selections 2014

April 2014 Oconee Wine Club The red wine this month comes from a winery located in Lodi California called Klinker Brick Winery.  Great wine begins with a suitable climate and soil, both of which are found in Lodi.  Sandy Loam soil coupled with the hot, cold exchange  that graces Lodi from day to night creates a […]

March Wine Club Selections 2014

The Oconee Wine Club March 2014 The red wine for this month is the Veramonte El Caballero Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from Chile.  Veramonte was founded in 1990 as a vineyard-based winery whose mission is to produce high quality wines that accurately, authentically express varietal characteristics via Chile’s unique terroirs — the combined environment of soil, […]

February 2014 Wine Club Selections

February 2014                                     Oconee Wine Club Norton was founded by Edmund James Palmer Norton, an English engineer, in 1895. Norton bought the estate and land in Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, and planted vines creating a winery soon thereafter. Bodega Norton is the first winery in Argentina south of the Mendoza River.  In 1989, Austrian businessman Gernot […]