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- Written by Jeff Binney
Hey, Hey, Hey,
The much anticipated October wine allocation is finally here (it’s been a long time since June). It will be available for pick-up this weekend as soon as your order is processed, and will be shipped Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week.
Wine Club members are typically the first to receive new vintages before they go “public”, and if you’re in the Black Label Club you will get the new ’17 Merlot, and if you’re in the Mixed Club you will enjoy the ’17 Cabernet Trois.
Here are the tasting notes I’ve written for these lovely wines, and when they are released on the tasting bar, I’ll post a more comprehensive story on each.
- Written by Chelsea Scott
“The Celebration of the Grape Harvest”
Join us for an intimate wine and culinary experience.
Two Nights to Choose From:
October 26th and November 2nd
7:00 - 9:30pm
Exquisite culinary offerings from Stout’s paired with truly amazing wines from Grape Creek Vineyards and Heath Sparkling Wines.
Musical Stylings by Willow | Speak
All wines served with pairings (including unreleased and limited access wines) will be available for purchase with a 20% discount.
Magnum Raffle Prizes
This is a ticketed event.
$125 per person
Limit of 4 Tickets per Member
Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Paired with Heath Sparkling Wines 2015 Euphoria
smoked salmon canapé boats, mini mushroom risotto arancini and caprese skewers: feta, watermelon, basil and mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil
Paired with Heath Vineyards 2017 Captivating
corn bisque with lump crab and micro greens
Paired with a flight of Grape Creek Vineyards Estate 2016 Epiphany, Grape Creek Vineyards 2017 Invention and Heath Vineyards 2017 Liberation
petit filet with Grape Creek red wine demi-glace, confit carrots, boursin purple potato puree, fried romanesco, and crispy parsnips
Vegetarian Option of Entrée Available if pre-ordered
Paired with Grape Creek Port
pear tartlet topped with Italian chocolate ice cream and caramel sauce
Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Non-Chocolate Dessert Option Available if pre-ordered
- Written by Jeff Binney
Howdy, Hola, and Hello
I was in the winery not long ago loving the smell of yeast and fermentation and fresh grape juice when I remembered a story about yeast I wrote a few years ago. So here it is again, one more time. The cute fable at the end was a story I told in my very first Jeff’s Corner, sometime in early 2010: