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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 […]

September Wine Club 2012

September 2012                                    The Oconee Wine Club We hope everyone enjoyed the two Portuguese wines from last month.  There was a lot of great response on the red wine so far.  Please comment to this blog with your thoughts on past wines, present, or future selections you would like to receive. This month I chose two […]

August 2012 Wine Club Selections

August 2012 This month I chose two wines from Portugal.  I know what a lot of you are thinking.  I though all they made was Port in Portugal, but believe it or not they make some very nice red and white wines.  The red portuguese wine comes from a producer called Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal.   […]

July 2012 Wine Club Selections

July 2012                                     The Oconee Wine Club Organic and Sustainable is the theme for this months wine club selections! This month I chose two wines from New Zealand that are perfectly suited for the extremely hot weather.  The red for this month is the Yealands Pinot Noir 2010.  Set between the steep foothills of the Marlborough’s […]

Wine Tasting July 16th

Wine Tasting Monday July 16th a da Corrado’s Next wine tasting at da Corrado’s is Monday July 16th!  Sign up early by bringing a check or cash for $25 per person to The Oconee Cellar.  We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa!  The fun starts at 6:00 and is only open to […]

June 2012 Wine Club Selections

June 2012                                     Oconee Wine Club Selections Lyeth Estate, established by Chip Lyeth in 1981, was one of the first wineries in California to pursue the unique complexity and composition achieved by the marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and the other traditional Bordeaux varieties. Wines of this style, known as Meritage, have become some of the world’s […]

May 2012 Wine Club Selections

May 2012                                                               Wine Club Selections The May wines are in!  This month I chose two French wines that are both rated 90 or more by Robert Parker.  Although these wines come from different producers, they are both imported by European Cellars Selection (Eric Solmon).  They are one of the premier importers of Eurpean wines.  Robert […]

April 2012 Wine Club Selections

 April 2012           Wine Club Selections Founded in 1970, with its first release in 1975, Marqués de Cáceres the Rioja bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of […]

March 2012 Wine Club Selections

March 2012                                                  The Oconee Wine Club The red selection comes from the Apaltagua Winery, located in the prestigious Apalta region in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, which specializes in one distinguished, but lesser known, grape varietal – Carmenère. Carmenère is considered the “lost Bordeaux” variety, as it was originally planted in Bordeaux, but was abandoned there because […]

February 2012 Wine Club Selections

February 2012                  The Oconee Wine Club Charles Smith Wines First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation.   Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project  is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a […]