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September 2016

Pop-Up Tasting: Bubbles for the Holiday!

Friday, September 2, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We are kicking off this holiday weekend with a gorgeous and affordable bubbly from Southern France. Founded in 1890 by Joseph the grandfather and passed down the generations to René Salasar today, this family business makes Blanquette and Crémant de Limoux, whose reputation has spread far and wide. Limoux was the area where sparkling wine originated...in 1531, the monks of Saint Hilaire discovered the first wine with bubbles. You've been asking us for a Cremant and we are delivering in a big way. Stop by and stock up on this delicious sparkler for the weekend and beyond!

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Labor Day Libations!

Saturday, September 3, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Even though we are celebrating a three-day weekend, the wine industry is busy with the beginning of their harvest and crush - what ends up in your glass always starts as a labor of love. Come out this weekend in honor of the winemakers, vineyard attendants, harvest staff, and many others who work tirelessly so that we can relax at the end of the day with a great glass of wine! Cheers!

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Pop-Up Tasting: Meet Winemaker Dena Drews of Amalie Robert Estate

Friday, September 9, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wine Cellars is extremely excited to welcome the founder, owner and winemaker for Amalie Robert Estate, Dena Drews. Dena, along with Ernie Pink, started their estate in 1999 and have been quietly producing some of Oregon’s most elegant and perfumed Pinot Noirs ever since. How have they been producing such magnificent Pinot? Stop by and ask Dena herself! Although she may just use her trademark phrase – they want to produce Pinot Noir that is “true to the soil and true to the vintage." ® - she may also let you in on a few other tips and hints behind the Estate. Either way, don’t miss the chance to meet Dena, try some of her very limited wines, get a bottle signed, and learn a secret or two behind the delicious Pinots from Amalie Robert.

    

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Grapes of Spain with importer Aurelio Cabestrero

Saturday, September 10, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

It's that time of year again when importer Aurelio Cabestrero makes a speical visit to WCA to show off some of his new finds.  Aurelio has a knack for discovering winemakers who are young and talented, representing the new face of Spanish winemaking. The wines he represents are modern with a balance between fruit and oak, where oak frames the fruit flavors. With their easy drinkability and easy price tags, it's no wonder Spanish wines are so hot right now. Stop by, say hi to Aurelio and discover a new favorite Spanish wine!

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Gilles Noblet Pouilly-Loché; A Burgundy "Tour de Force"

Friday, September 16, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 The Wine Cellars staff just re-tasted the newest vintage of Gilles Noblet Pouilly-Loché with Patrick and we were all blown away by its gorgeous elegance, freshness and concentration and agreed that this is a wine that simply must be tasted!
Don’t miss this tasting of the best-of-the-best from one of Burgundy’s little known wine regions!

The tiny appellation of Pouilly-Loché located near the famous village of Pouilly-Fuisse produces wines considered to be among the finest in the Mâconnais region of Burgundy and the estate of Gilles Noblet is producing the highest quality artisan wines in the region. 

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Italian "Tour del Vino" PLUS FIVE Bellefon Champagnes!!!!!

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Italy's wine production is nothing short of epic. Diverse, original and historic, for hundreds of years Italy has been producing some of the most sought after wines in the world. Unfortunately, with all their delicious wines, some of the best values to come from the boot get lost in the woodwork. This week, discover some of the most interesting, new and exciting wines from several of Italy's best wine regions. Let us be your guide on an Italian wine tour to taste the essence of Piedmont, Valpolicella and beyond.

We also have not one but 5......yes 5......Champanges  from Besserat de Bellefon, well-known for their exceptional cuvées designed with a signature house style that encourages their wines to be enjoyed not only as an aperitif before a meal, but throughout an entire meal! And who better to pour them than Matthieu Luneau, Export Manager and trained Winemaker from Besserat de Bellefon Champagne House! 

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Pop-up Tasting: The Baron's Bubbles

Friday, September 23, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Champagne seems to always go hand-in-hand with high spirits. However it usually comes along with high price tags as well. This Friday we are going to work to break down this presumption and feature a trio of Champagnes that are fun, tasty and affordable! The Baron-Fuente family has been making champagne for nearly 50 years and their estate has only grown since their humble beginnings. Today the label is still family owned and operated and producing bubbles that have it all, so we want to show it all – the Grand Reserve, the Vintage and yes, the Rosé. Between the variety of champagnes and the low prices on them, you can’t help but be bubbly!

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Affordable California Classics

Saturday, September 24, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This week we’re celebrating California’s signature style. Deliciously ripe and juicy, California wines offer rich aromas, bold flavors and a silky crowd-pleasing style. Don't be misled by these eye-catching labels; the wines reveal a winning selection of classic styles at great prices, making them perfect to stock up on for the chilly days of Autumn and the holiday season just ahead! 

 

 

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