TONIGHT ONLY – SMOKED CHICKEN & ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO

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CLASSIC SOUTHERN SMOKED CHICKEN
& ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO @ 5PM!

With Mardi Gras just around the corner (March 5th), what better for a “THURSDAY SMOKED SPECIALITY” than CLASSIC SOUTHERN SMOKED CHICKEN & ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO?!?  This southern inspired soulful dish starts with a roux that is perfectly light brown resembling milk chocolate in color.  Incorporating the southern “HOLY TRINITY” of ingredients; onion, celery and bell pepper we blend in our house-made chicken stock okra interlaced with heartwarming spices of paprika, cayenne and thyme.  Finished with Tabasco and gumbo file powder (pronounced “feel-aye,” it’s ground dried sassafras leaves meant to thicken and give flavor).  Finally, it’s served with jasmine rice, green onion and micro cilantro.  YA-YA!

SOUTHERN SMOKED CHICKEN & ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO | jasmine rice, green onion & micro cilantro - $18

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CV Wine & Spirits Open Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

Carpe Vino Auburn

RETAIL WINE & SPIRITS SALES or CLUB/ORDER PICK-UPS – NO BAR SERVICE

Recently, Carpe Vino unveiled CV Wine & Spirits, located at 165 Court Street.  It lies in the newly refurbished white Victorian house on Court Street which is snakes its way between the Historic Court House and Carpe Vino’s restaurant & bar.  This new entity will be our official wine & spirits sales location along with pick-ups for wine club and/or orders placed online or via phone/email.  Even though we are in our infancy (soft opening throughout February) we will have our full hours of operation released in March.

This Saturday, we will be open from 11am-5pm for you to come and check-out this new facility along with pick-up any wine club, WINE THING (now all fulfilled) or phone/online orders you may have here.  It’s also a great time to come by and check out what we are doing now and for the future.  This is a work in progress, but we think you are really going to like what we are doing!  OH, and of course, you can purchase more wine and now SPIRITS that day too!!!

Above is a map showing you exactly where CV WINE & SPIRITS is in relation to Carpe Vino’s original location.  Parking is accessible on the street or any parking space along the side of the white Victorian (spaces are all asphalt and marked 165 Court Street).  CV Wine & Sales parking is NOT PERMITTED within the brick parking lot, those are reserved for our neighbor’s businesses.   Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend from 11am-5pm!

Cheers,
The CV Crew

Today’s Deal ~ 2016 Gundlach Bundschu “Mountain Cuvee” Red Wine (Sonoma County, CA)

SIX CASES LEFT!!!

$20/bottle or $15/bottle on 6+

90 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST

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SAVE 25% OFF RETAIL! 

Gundlach Bundschu, aka “GUN BUN.”  It’s a name we have all heard hundreds of times when talking about California wine and safe to say, many of you have tried and liked the wine.  Those whom have been to the Sonoma winery, rave about their experience and generally end up buying one of their cute t-shirts playing on the name of the winery (think Pictionary).  Fact is, until now, we (CV) never really explored the nitty gritty of how historic and important GUN BUN was to the OVERALL California wine movement.

While researching information on the today’s special, the 2016 Gundlach Bundschu “Mountain Cuvee” Red Wine, we clicked on this link (https://www.gunbun.com/history/) and just started to scroll through the almost 175 year old family history.  Below are a few bullet points, but if you have time and the interest, we highly recommend that you click the link (above) and scroll through for yourself.

 

1858 – Jacob Gundlach purchases 400 acres in Sonoma
1859 – 15000 vines planted
1906 – San Francisco winery destroyed, 1Million gallons of wine lost
1919 – Winery closes doors due to Prohibition
1933 – Carl Bundschu hired to run Inglenook Winery in Napa
1950 – Towel Bundschu contracts grapes to Louis Martini (interesting side note; he was not paid for fruit until wine was sold.  Could be upwards of two-three years).
1976 – Gun Bun Winery Re-Opens to Public.  Also, one of first wineries to plant Merlot in California

There is a bunch more history for you to view, but this gives you a true indication of what we are trying to convey…GUN BUN is the real deal!

Now into their sixth generation of winemakers, they are stronger than ever, with their wines continuing to receive excellent scores from the critics.  One of the BEST VALUES we found last year, was the 2016 Gundlach Bundschu “Mountain Cuvee” Red Wine which retails for $20/bottle but discounts to $15/bottle on a 6+ bottle purchase.  Receiving 90 Points from the Wine Enthusiast, this Merlot dominant wine is true to the core of GUN

BUN and delivers an exceptional value for the price.  With only SIX cases left…you know what to do!

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73% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc

TASTING NOTES: “Whether novice or aficionado, the quaffable, affordable, yet seriously crafted and complex Mountain Cuvee always provides drinking pleasure to a wide audience and name-an-experience. Welcoming aromas of cherries, raspberries, warm vanilla, and a little cola lead to a medium bodied wine framed by soft tannins and lively acidity. The silky texture showcases layers of lush cassis and red fruit with savory cocoa powder revealed on the finish. Created for life’s sooner-rather-than-later enjoyments.”

Cheers,
The CV Crew

 

 

 

 

CV WINE CLUB 2ND SATURDAY TASTING ~ PICK-UP IS TOMORROW 2-4PM

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Saturday 2-4PM – Wine Club Tasting & Pick-Up

Tasting wine is what the Carpe Vino Wine Club is all about and this year we upping the ante.  Tomorrow and every 2nd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, Carpe Vino will host a WINE CLUB MEMBER TASTING & PICK-UP from 2-4PM.  These Saturday tastings are exclusively for CV Wine Club Members* and will showcase a different selection of wines for you to taste before you buy!

Tomorrow, February 9th, we will be exploring the “Oceania Region” AKA New Zealand & Australia.  We know someone will let us know that Oceania comprises of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, but we needed to spice this up a bit so “OCEANIA” it will be Saturday!  We will once again be tasting FIVE DIFFERENT WINES, here is the lineup:

Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (New Zealand) $15.95/bottle or
$13.56/bottle on 6+

Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Semillon 2016 (Australia)
 $22.95/bottle or
$19.51/bottle on 6+

Oliverhill “Red Silk” Shiraz 2016 (Australia) $23.95/bottle or
$20.36/bottle on 6+

Tait “The Ball Buster” Red Wine 2015 (Australia) $19.95/bottle or
$16.96/bottle on 6+

Elderton “Estate” Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Australia) $29/bottle or
$24.65/bottle on 6+

All wines will be available at significant discounts (Saturday only) when purchasing a six-pack or more (mix/match).

The Carpe Vino kitchen will be preparing a selection of “BITES” (both stationary and passed) to accompany these delicious wines!  If you were here for January’s “2nd Saturday Tasting,” you know the cheese alone is worth the trip!

DON’T FORGET TO PICK-UP YOUR WINE CLUB!!! For your convenience, there will be easy accessibility for you to pick-up your monthly wine club the day of the event.  Even if you can’t stay to taste, feel free to swing in and grab your vino!

*CV WINE CLUB MEMBERS (2 per people membership).  If sole member or membership, allowed one guest.

Vino Argentina

“TASTE OF ARGENTINA” – CV CLUB MEMBERS, EVERY TUESDAY-THURSDAY 4-8PM in FEBRUARY

Can’t Make Tomorrow?!?  CVWC Members TASTE
Tuesday-Thursday for FREE!

In early January, Carpe Vino introduced a new member-only program called, “2nd Saturday Tasting & Pick-Up.”  While members picked up their wine club shipments, they had the opportunity to taste FIVE different wines from Argentina.  To top it off, we had a huge spread of cheese/meats and passed appetizers and the best part…it’s all included in your membership!

How can it get better you ask?  Starting tonight, along with Wednesday & Thursday nights (4-8PM, CV Club Members can enjoy a 3oz flight (1oz of 3 wines) as they enjoy appetizers or dinner in the CV bar or dining room!  That’s right…any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night from 4-8PM CV members can try the TOP 3 selling wines from the previous months “2nd Saturday Tasting  & Pick-UP!”  We’ve even created a tasting placemat with all the pertinent information regarding each wine.  Discounted pricing will be available on purchases of 6+ bottles too!!!

So, every Tuesday-Thursday night from 4-8pm throughout the month of February come on down and try the following three wines:

mendel | cabernet sauvignon 2016 (lujan de cuyo, argentina) $26/bottle

tikal | “patriota” (bonarda/malbec) red wine 2015 (mendoza, argentina)$22/bottle

luca | “old vine” malbec 2015 (valle de uco, argentina) $35/bottle

Complimentary to Wine Club Members
Non-Wine Club Members $7/flight
Available in Dining Room or Bar, Tuesday – Thursday 4-8pm throughout February
One ounce of each wine, no substitutions

Wine Club Events 2019

Mark Your Calendars Now For Future WC Member Events!
More Details To Come!

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Today’s Deal ~ 2014 Shiner Wine Co. “Release 15.2″ Zinfandel (Paso Robles, CA)

$20/bottle or $9.95/bottle on 6+

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SAVE 50% OFF RETAIL!

If you have followed us over the years, you know that we created our own wine label named “SHINER WINE COMPANY.”  The label was simple and aptly named after a “Shiner,” a finished or bottled wine that doesn’t have a label or typically any other identifying feature until a vintner purchases them and then places a label on the bottles.  (James Laube – Wine Spectator 5/27/08)  Having created six different wines over a three-year period, we decided to check this label-owning ventureoff our list and move on.

Late last week, when we received a phone call from our “SUPPLIER” who made/sold us our 2014 Paso Robles Zinfandel.  SHINER WINE COMPANY – RELEASE 15.2, was a stunning zinfandel with ripe red raspberry, strawberry, cedar and cocoa overtones with a lengthy spice finish.  We had originally produced 220 cases of this gem and (thought)we had “SOLD OUT” just a couple of months of after releasing.  Asking price was $20/bottle, but when you purchased a 6pk (or more) the wine dropped to $14.99/bottle.  A no brainer for zin-freaks! 

WELL, back to the phone call.  Our supplier had recently completed a whole warehouse inventory audit and to his surprise (ours too) he had one more pallet (56 cases) of the Shiner 15.2 As I said, we had recently decided to abandon the SWC program, but when CV makes a deal, we follow it through to the end.

Yesterday, we received a pallet (56 cases) of the 2014 SHINER Release 15.2 and it arrived right on the heels of all the wine arriving to fulfill Wine Thing and Wine Club, so THIS ZIN HAS TO MOVE!  Here is the BEST OFFER OF THE YEAR:

2014 Shiner Wine Company, Release 15.2, Zinfandel (Paso Robles, CA)

$20/bottle 

$14.99/bottle on 6+ previous best price

NOW $9.99/bottle on 6+!!!!

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TASTING NOTES: On the nose a perky hit of just-picked strawberries spanked with white pepper.  Remarkably elegant for a zinfandel, fruit forward, but not sweet and has beautiful acidity.  In fact, this wine is unexpectedly dry.  Flavor profile is dominated again by raspberry/strawberry, with a hint of cranberry tartness and spicy finish.  Eminently quaffable.

Cheers,
The CV Crew

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PULLED PORK SANDWICH W/ STEAK FRIES ~ THURSDAY NIGHT “SMOKED SPECIALITY”

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“PULLED PORK SANDWICH” – TONIGHT @ 5PM!

UMM…yeah…that looks pretty, pretty, pretty, ridiculous and they aren’t gonna last long!  Starting at 5pm and while they last, we will be serving “Pulled Pork Sando’s” both in the bar and restaurant for $15.  Pitmaster Spencer Smith’s smoked hog is delicious on its own but add some “shred sauce,” house-made slaw, spicy pickles and healthy dose of steak fries…again, ridiculous!

Wood-Smoked Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich  | housemade slaw, spicy bread & butter pickles, steak fries- $15 

Drop by Carpe Vino or submit your booking for tonight (or an up-coming night) simply by clicking the button below.

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CARPE VINO “DINNER FOR TWO” ~E-GIFT CARDS ~ PERFECT GIFT FOR V-DAY

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Even though Carpe Vino is fully committed for Valentine’s Day Dinner, it doesn’t mean you can’t send a treat to that special someone today!!!  This is just a friendly reminder of two outstanding ways to give the gift of Carpe Vino – easily and quickly! 

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OR…VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

The perfect venue for a four-star celebration, this “Dinner for Two” package includes an appetizer to share, two soups or salads, two entrees and dessert to share. This “Dinner for Two” ($150 value) includes the cost of dinner, tax and gratuity – everything except the wine. Just fill out the required information and Carpe Vino will mail a personalized “Dinner for Two” gift certificate (as shown in the banner) directly to the recipient. Once the gift certificate has been processed Carpe Vino will send you an email with a PDF copy of your receipt.

To redeem the “Dinner for Two” gift certificate is simple. Your recipient chooses their day to celebrate their special occasion. Next, your recipient calls the restaurant at 530-823-0320 and let us know the date chosen and that they have a pre-paid “Dinner for Two” gift certificate. From there, we will take care of the rest!!!

(“Dinner for Two” gift certificates are not applicable for special events, to be used during regular dinner service hours only.)

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E-Gift Cards


Delivered to Phone via Email OR Text Instantly!
Can Even Schedule for a Future Date!

***E-GIFT Cards Available For Restaurant Only***

One of the best new features of our new restaurant point-of-sale system is the easy accessibility for customers to order E-GIFT cards.  With just a couple clicks (or taps) you can INSTANTLY send someone an electronic gift card for any domination directly to their phone via email or text.  Best part…they (or you) can re-load the E-GIFT card at any time!  SWEETNESS!!!

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NEW CV CLUB MEMBER TASTING FORMAT…STARTS TONIGHT!

Vino Argentina

“TASTE OF ARGENTINA” – CV CLUB MEMBERS, EVERY TUESDAY-THURSDAY 4-8PM in FEBRUARY

In early January, Carpe Vino introduced a new member-only program called, “2nd Saturday Tasting & Pick-Up.”  While members picked up their wine club shipments, they had the opportunity to taste FIVE different wines from Argentina.  To top it off, we had a huge spread of cheese/meats and passed appetizers and the best part…it’s all included in your membership!

How can it get better you ask?  Starting tonight, along with Wednesday & Thursday nights (4-8PM, CV Club Members can enjoy a 3oz flight (1oz of 3 wines) as they enjoy appetizers or dinner in the CV bar or dining room!  That’s right…any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night from 4-8PM CV members can try the TOP 3 selling wines from the previous months “2nd Saturday Tasting  & Pick-UP!”  We’ve even created a tasting placemat with all the pertinent information regarding each wine. Discounted pricing will be available on purchases of 6+ bottles too!!!

So, tonight, tomorrow or Thursday night from 4-8pm throughout the month of February come on down and try the following three wines:

mendel | cabernet sauvignon 2016 (lujan de cuyo, argentina) $26/bottle

tikal | “patriota” (bonarda/malbec) red wine 2015 (mendoza, argentina)$22/bottle

luca | “old vine” malbec 2015 (valle de uco, argentina) $35/bottle

Complimentary to Wine Club Members
Non-Wine Club Members $7/flight
Available in Dining Room or Bar, Tuesday – Thursday 4-8pm throughout February
One ounce of each wine, no substitutions

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Saturday 2-4PM – Wine Club Tasting & Pick-Up

Tasting wine is what the Carpe Vino Wine Club is all about and this year we upping the ante.  Starting tomorrow and every 2nd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, Carpe Vino will host a WINE CLUB MEMBER TASTING & PICK-UP from 2-4PM.  These Saturday tastings are exclusively for CV Wine Club Members* and will showcase a different selection of wines for you to taste before you buy!

As you read above, last month we had huge success introducing some new Argentinian wines to the Carpe Vino Club Members.  This Saturday, February 9th, we will be exploring the “Oceania Region” AKA New Zealand & Australia.  We know someone will let us know that Oceania comprises of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, but we needed to spice this up a bit so “OCEANIA” it will be Saturday!  We will once again be tasting FIVE DIFFERENT WINES, a full list to be revealed Thursday, but it will include; Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz!  All wines will be available at significant discounts (Saturday only) when purchasing a six-pack or more (mix/match).

The Carpe Vino kitchen will be preparing a selection of “BITES” (both stationary and passed) to accompany these delicious wines!  If you were here for January’s “2nd Saturday Tasting,” you know the cheese alone is worth the trip!

DON’T FORGET TO PICK-UP YOUR WINE CLUB!!! For your convenience, there will be easy accessibility for you to pick-up your monthly wine club the day of the event.  Even if you can’t stay to taste, feel free to swing in and grab your vino!

*CV WINE CLUB MEMBERS (2 per people membership).  If sole member or membership, allowed one guest.

Wine Club Events 2019

Mark Your Calendars Now For Future WC Member Events!

More Details To Come!

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Cheers!

THE CV CREW

 

TOMORROW NIGHT ~ FRENCH ONION SOUP

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50LBS OF ONIONS TODAY MEANS…

“French Onion Soup” 

TOMORROW (Thursday) Starting @ 5pm!!!

Tomorrow, we will be offering two versions of Chef Alexander’s “FRENCH ONION SOUP!”  If the picture (below) doesn’t look good enough, one taste of this caramelized onion masterpiece with Baguette Crouton and gooey-molten Comte Cheese all basking in Chef Alexander’s house-made beef broth.

“French Onion Soup” will be available both in the CV Wine Bar & Restaurant @5pm!

French Onion Soup – $15

Drop by Carpe Vino or submit your booking simply by clicking the button below.

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CARPE VINO “WINE THING” STARTS IN 4 HOURS ~ JOIN TODAY

NOT A MEMBER?  JOIN TODAY – TASTE TODAY!  CLICK THIS LINK

Our signature wine sale and tasting –Wine Thing– STARTS IN 4 HOURS.  WE’LL BE OPENING 90+ WINES in all styles, varieties and price ranges for the exclusive enjoyment of our beloved Wine Clubbers.

And the best part is, there is no charge for entry.

To sweeten the day, we’ll pile on our best wine pricing of the entire year.  Discounts start at 5% on any purchase, with another 1% added for each additional purchase, maxing out at 24% (or best price) when you buy 24 bottles (two cases) mix & match.  This is hands down one of the best retail tastings in California, maybe the US.

This is a exclusively for WINE CLUB MEMBERS ONLY, NO GUESTS.  Most importantly, remember that this is a tasting, not a competition.  Drink responsibly and arrange for transportation; both Uber and Lyft are readily available.

Mark Your Calendars Now For Future WC Member Events!  More Details To Come!

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More information
Carpe Vino (Find Us) 1568 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603
Phone Number: 530-823-0320
Get Directions to Carpe Vino
Bar & Restaurant Hours Tuesday - Saturday
4:00pm - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Dining Room Hours Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Make A Reservation Guests must be 10 years of age or older.
Reservations are suggested for preferred seating, especially on weekends.