Daily Archives: December 20, 2007

Funny Picture

Well at least I think it is funny. I was browsing through the Wine Enthusiast gift catalog that came with some Christmas purchases I made, when I noticed this picture.

Why is this funny you may ask…. Well Arneis, the grape that is on the label is a white variety, and the wine in the bottle is clearly red. Arneis is the fruity, crisp, dry white wine from Piemonte that Megan and I discovered and fell in love with this summer while we were in Italy. Before it gained the popularity of being a great wine all on its own, it was used in the blending process with Barolo in order to soften it up a bit. If you have not yet tried the varietal, it is usually a great value and a great alternative to unoaked Chardonnays, although Arneis can sometimes see some time in oak.

Now back to the picture! Do you think they did it on purpose thinking most people won’t notice, but if a wine geek does it will be funny? Or do you think somebody made a mistake? Either way, Megan and I got a kick out of it.

Cheers!

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Friday and Saturday Night Tastings at The Wine Cellar

This week the Wine Cellar is having two tastings, both with some pretty rocking wines.

The first list is the normal Friday 5:00 – 8:00pm tasting.

1. REGIS MINET POUILLY FUME OLD VINES $22.45

2. BERT SIMON RIESLING KABINETT $18.95

3. GROCHAU CELLARS PINOT NOIR WILLAMETTE $30.45

4. HEDGES FAMILY ESTATE RED MOUNTAIN 3 VINEYARDS $25.45

5. STUHLMULLER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON (ALEXANDER VALLEY) $38.45

This second list is a special tasting that Jeff will be doing on Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

1. SONOMA-CUTRER SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY $28.45

2. ICI/LA-BAS ELKE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 27.95

3. RIDGE INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL ZINFANDEL $33.45

4. UVADA OAKVILLE MERLOT $29.95

5. ELIZABETH SPENCER CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA $33.95

Both tastings are FREE as usual!! 

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