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June Wine Club Selections

June 2013                                                    Oconee Wine Club Selections Summer has finally arrived at Lake Oconee!  Lots of new and exciting products are coming in daily to help you beat the heat.  Last month’s H3 wines by Columbia Crest where very well received by wine club members.  We do have extra stock in case you want to purchase […]

Wine Club Selections May 2013

This month I chose two wines from Washington State’s Columbia Crest.  The more wines I taste from Washington, the more I am a true believer that they are some of the best in the U.S.  Wine Spectator named Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet “Wine of the Year” in 2009.  This was the first time a Washington State […]

April 2013 Wine Club Selections

April 2013                                                                 Wine Club Selections This month I chose two wines for The Oconee Wine Club from one of the fastest growing wine growing countries in the world, Argentina.  The popularity of these wines have taken the world by storm.  When The Oconee Cellar opened in 1998, we did not have a section dedicated to […]

March 2013

March 2013                                             The Oconee Wine Club Spring is finally in the air!  The time changes soon, so don’t forget to Spring forward.  This month I chose two wines from one of my favorite European countries, Italy!  The red, Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2009, is from the Veronese  area of Italy.  For centuries, the Allegrini family […]

February 2013 Wine Club Selections

February 2013                             The Oconee Wine Club This month I went back to one of my favorite wine making countries, Spain.  I believe Spain has some of the best values in the world!  Just to prove my point, I have chosen two Spanish wines that retail for $14.99 and rate 91 respectively by Robert Parker!  You […]

Wine Tastings February 2013!

Valentine Wine Tasting    Monday  2/11/2013       Da Corrado’s Italian Ristorante You and your loved one are invited to a Valentine Wine Tasting at Da Corrado’s Italian Ristorante on Monday February 11, 2013 starting at 6:00 pm.  We will have rose’s for the ladies along with some live music playing after the wine tasting.  We will taste […]

January 2013 Wine Club Selections

January 2013                                                                     Oconee Wine Club Selections Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a happy and safe Holiday Season and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!  We are going to start this year out with two wonderful new wines by a French producer Michel Chapoutier.  If the Chapoutier name looks familiar […]

December 2012 Wine Club Selections

December 2012 Oconee Wine Club Selections [blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”left” ]The most obvious question with respect to X Winery and proprietor Reed Renaudin is how can these wines be this good at these prices? Everyone is looking for good values today, and here are some exceptional bargains” – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate [/blockquote] X Winery’s […]

November Wine Club Selections are in!

November 2012 Wine Club Selections Oconee Wine Club This month I chose two wines from a winery called Simple Life.  What a a perfect name for living here at Lake Oconee.  Simple life is a brand owned by Don Sebastiani & Sons.  The top quality of these wines really surprised me.  They are both very well […]

October Wine Club Selections 2012

The Oconee Wine Club Selections            October 2012 This month I chose two wines from one of my favorite French wineries located in the Rhone Valley.  Since 1808, the name Chapoutier exists in the Rhone Valley.  The distant ancestor Polydor Chapoutier started the first vineyards to buy from and the status of a vineyard area than […]