All the below are FREE!
Tonight Friday June 27th
The Wine Cellar in Midlothian from 5:00 – 8:00
New wines from California and Washington that will feature a bright crisp white and 4 big full-bodied reds, all at great prices.
1. VALLEY OF THE MOON PINOT GRIGIO
2. HORSE PLAY ROLLICKING RED
3. HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET
4. HORSE HEAVEN HILLS MERLOT
5. LAKE SONOMA CABERNET
River City Cellars in Carytown from 5:00 – 7:00
Josef Bauer 2007 Gruner Veltliner:
Made with Austria’s national grape, Gruner Veltliner, this tangy, dry white wine has zippy flavors that remind one of citrus zest and white pepper. Fabulous as an apertif especially during the torpid days of summer.
Bodegas Muga 2007 Rioja Blanco:
Floral and hay like scents intertwine with peach and apple like notes in this barrel-fermented white wine from the highly esteemed Bodegas Muga in northern Spain.
Renzo Masi 2007 Rosato di Toscana IGT:
Fresh and fruity, this dry yet fruity rose is made from pure Sangiovese grapes in the Chianti area of Tuscany.
Coto de Hayas 2006 Campo de Borja Tinto:
Vinified from an assemblage of Grenache, Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied red from northcentral Spain offers lots of spicy red fruits flavors. Bargain!
Related to the Zinfandel grape of California, this deep-toned red has lots of blackberry and tarry notes. A superb wine for cookouts!
Tomorrow Saturday June 28th
Bella Vino at the Stony Point Fashion Park from 3:00 – 9:00
Unfortunately I accidentally deleted my email from Brad (the store manager) so I don’t have the up to date list of the 5 wines they will be pouring tomorrow. As always the tasting will be free, and if you buy any 3 of the wines on the tasting you will receive $5 off. So make sure to stop by and get your Saturday evening started right.
Just a side note: I attended the Riesling Revelation Tasting last night at the shop and both Megan and I had a great time. The wines were fabulous! I have had some great Rieslings in the past but all of these were new to me and showed so much depth and character it was truly delightful. And to have the ability to taste a 29 year old wine, which was a first for me, was amazing. Check back soon for a review of the event and all the wines.
New Richmond wine website
Richmond Food and Wine blogger Genevelyn Steele has a new column on Richmond.com (Richmond Wine Stock) and is focused on wine, more specifically local and regional wine news, events and regular banter about the magical juice. Make sure to check out this weeks edition for a complete list of all the tastings that go on around Richmond during the week.