gloria-ferrer-sonoma-brutTuesday, November 22nd        &                 Wednesday, November 23rd
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                                   2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
FREE EVENT                                                     FREE EVENT

Join us this Tuesday and Wednesday in sampling a variety of beers, liquors and wines on both days. Let’s start off with Tuesday where we’ll be tasting a number of beers from FIRESTONE WALKER including their new Fall seasonal beers.

Along with those, our wonderful rep from Major Brands will be bringing these five wines for you to try:

JUSTIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON – this classic Paso Robles cabernet  features blackcurrant and cherry fruit and baking spice flavors on the entry. Sweet tobacco and savory herbal notes arrive on the mid palate, along with beautifully balanced tannins that provide a structure that supports the wine through its perfectly balanced, clean finish.

GLORIA FERRER SONOMA BRUT – with a score of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast and Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, this Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine is sultry in raspberry cream and crème brûlée, with enough acidity to keep it fresh in the glass. The finish offers a taste of toast with ginger jam.

ARGYLE PINOT NOIR – with a score of 90 points from Wine Spectator, this Willamette Valley pinot toes the line between red and dark cherry, while offering spicy forest floor and hints of black tea. The palate is lively and graceful, building density and focus as the silky tannins build into the long, energetic finish.

boulevard-logoEMMOLO SAUVIGNON BLANC – opening with the soft aromas of melon and white peach, the initial tartness yields to a lean minerality with a fleshy fruit body, and a lingering lime citrus finish.

CLOS PEGASE “MITSUKOS VINEYARD” CHARDONNAY – with a score of 91 points from Wine Enthusiast, this wine possesses intriguing complex aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple, tangerine, tarte tatin, white narcissus and beeswax, framed by subtly spicy toasty oak, and  finishing with a fascinating tension between opulence and minerality.

ON WEDNESDAY, we’ll start off the afternoon from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a line-up of BOULEVARD smokestack beers.

titos-vodkaFollowing that from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM we’ll be hosting liquors and wines.

For one of the liquors, we’ll be bringing back TITO’s AMERICAN VODKA – Famed Austin, TX distiller of fine vodka will be here to let you taste Tito’s straight or in a refreshing Moscow Mule.

For the other liquor, we’ll have our historic local distillery J. RIEGER & CO., who re-opened in 2010 and rapidly became a favorite with these fine products, tasting:

Kansas City Whiskey – bottled at 92 Proof from a corn & malt light whiskey and a straight rye, both aged for a minimum of 7 years.  To this is added  15 year old Oloroso sherry (not exceeding 2.5% of the volume) from the Williams & Humbert Bodega in Jerez, Spain that makes the whiskey balanced, smooth and slightly sweet.

rieger-whiskey-awardAnd for the wines our great rep from Vintegrity will be bringing these four for you to try:

CHARLES BOVE BRUT ROSE – Charles Bove Winery is located in the Loire Valley in central France, with their sparkling wines being fermented underground beneath the main Bove chateau. The Bove Touraine Rose is made mostly from Cabernet Franc and Gamay grapes. Dry, light, easy-drinking and finishes with a touch of red fruit sweetness.

AUNTSFIELD ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC – A single vineyard New Zealand Marlborough, this wine displays intense ripe fruit flavours of passionfruit and white peach, with citrus notes of lime and mandarin pith. The palate has intense concentration and generous weight, balanced by an underlying minerality.

BUTTERNUT PINOT NOIR – Combining the grapes from the Napa Valley, Monterey and Sonoma appellations as well as within the sub-appellations of the Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia, Butternut’s array of red and dark berry flavors are met with a medium bodied, silky finish. Perfect  with grilled salmon, pork roast or a light pasta.

auntsfield-sauv-blancSEAN MINOR’S ‘FOUR BEARS’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON – this Paso Robles Cabernet offers ripe flavors of raspberries and blue fruit nuances that combine to create a rich mouthfeel. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.