Time for a Change

CHANGE – “to make or become different.”  It has been the motto or creed we have lived by at Carpe Vino the past 16 years.  The list of changes we have made are countless and whether they are small or large, successful or not, it’s the only way to move forward and be relevant as a business in our ever-changing economy.  With a positive plan moving forward and a little bit of luck, these changes will bring new wine club subscribers creating growth for the membership and CV business!

Roughly 10 years ago, Carpe Vino’s wine club started with a membership of under 100.  Now that has blossomed to roughly 1100 memberships and has become the backbone of our business.  What made this club different, was the numerous benefits to our members including: free tastings on Saturday, no corkage fee, no $5 bottle charge and NO BAD VINTAGES.  We have run this club with success but the inevitable fact is that we need to make some “changes” because the wine market has grown at an exponential rate leaving a tiny piece of what once was a large pie!

Currently we offer SIX different club selections:

(Clubs in RED will be changing / Clubs in BLACK no changes)

○  2 bottles of Red, not to exceed $40     ○ Bi-monthly ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of Red, not to exceed $75     ○ Bi-monthly ○ Monthly
○  1 bottle each; Red & White, not to exceed $40  ○ Bi-monthly ○ Monthly
○  1 bottle each; Red & White, not to exceed $75  ○ Bi-monthly ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of White, not to exceed $40     ○ Bi-monthly ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of White, not to exceed $75    ○ Bi-monthly ○ Monthly

Starting November 1st, we will be changing the $75RED and $75W/R memberships to $95 each.  The reasoning behind this is purely based on economics.  When we started in 2002, there were roughly 800 wineries in California, today there is 3,674.  We have never raised prices in our wine club, but due to the high demand of fruit, the cost of domestic wine grapes is at an all-time high and bottle prices have sky-rocketed.

The wines that fit the $75 platform are shrinking and the quality of wine and return for the members dollar will be much greater at the $95 price point.  We’re not saying you can’t find nice $30-$45 bottles, what we are saying is that the options are becoming slimmer for wines of value and/or smaller production.

Another change will be combining the $40 White and $75 White together forming one club – White $50.  It’s been our experience that most people select the RED only or WHITE/RED combo with less of a demand on Whites alone.  Our decision was combining the two would create a stronger club and give us more negotiating power to get our membership the best wine for the price.

Finally, we will be introducing three new club options over a six-month period (one club every two months).  Currently, we are releasing the “Sparkling Wine Club” to be followed by the Imports Only (both available at $40/$95) and a Collectors Club ($300) in future months.

As we continue to evolve we want to expand/diversify our wine selection and one department that needs an upgrade is our sparkling wine section.  We have a great following for many of the domestic/imported sparkling wines and Champagnes…BUT…there is a whole world of options out there waiting to be discovered.  The idea is we will select bubbles from all over the world, things that you wouldn’t probably just pick-off the shelf while perusing a bottle shop.  These selections will be tasted/purchased by your CV sourcing team monthly.  Not only will the bubbles be part of the club selection but they will be available “by-the-glass” that month on Carpe Vino’s wine menu!  To put it simply, the $40 club selection will get you 2 bottles of bubbles that are meant to be consumed now.  These will be outstanding values and/or great weekend poppers to consume and purchase more of right away!  The $95 club will consist of one to drink now and one to lay down or special occasion sparkling wine.  These wines might include an outstanding Champagne that would benefit from a little more time on the rack – to wines we purchased in such volume we were able to score you an unbelievable price (ie. regular price $90 and you pay $60)

With the addition of our new SPARKLING WINE CLUB (both the $40 and $95 option) below is a list of all the current and new clubs being offered.

New Wine Club Options

○  2 bottles of Red, not to exceed $40     ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of Red, not to exceed $95     ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly
○  1 bottle each; Red & White, not to exceed $40  ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly
○  1 bottle each; Red & White, not to exceed $95   ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of White, not to exceed $50    ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of Sparkling Wine, not to exceed $40   ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly
○  2 bottles of Sparkling Wine, not to exceed $95   ○ Bi-monthly  ○ Monthly

(Cost for both bottles, excludes tax, handling and shipping fees when applicable)

THAT WAS ALOT OF INFO—WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

It’s quite simple…if you are currently a RED $40 or WHITE/RED $40 member you don’t have to do a thing.  Your membership will proceed as scheduled and processed during your designated month(s).

If you are are RED $75, WHITE/RED $75, WHITE $40 or WHITE $75 – we will be contacting you via email and phone to update your account BEFORE we process your next wine club.  We will be starting the new clubs in the month of NOVEMEBER.  All memberships set to process in October will proceed as normal at their current price level.

MEMBER BENEFITS WILL BE CHANGING TOO!

This is long enough, so in a couple of days we will be send a follow-up email with all of the new and exciting member benefits!  Whether you are a long time CVWC member or just starting out as a newbie…these are some excellent perks we know you will love!!!

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 3rd!!!

Best,

THE CV CREW

Get Your Cabernet Sauvignon Fix This Saturday 1-4pm

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During September, we’ve been fortunate here at Carpe Vino to acquire some amazing cabernet sauvignons. This quintessential big red wine in its most prized form comes from world-famous wine regions such as Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. However, here in California, this widely planted grape is arguably KING! This Saturday September 23rd from 1-4pm sample and stock up on a smattering of TASTY gems. All have been staples here over the years and all come with exceptional pricing but we cannot publish the discounts on our website. So, you must be present to take advantage. With a tasting value of almost $200, we’re proud to showcase these wines to our valued Wine Club Members at no charge. Here’s what we are pouring and we’ll see you then: (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests).

 

Obsidian-Ridge-2.1009552015 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Lake County)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Dark aromas of ripe blackberries and black currants mulled with spicy cloves and anise rise from the glass, complemented by hints of cacao beans and dark chocolate nibs. On the palate, the wine is dense and full-bodied, with a core of black fruit compote and hints of licorice. is is a textured wine with medium tannins, nishing with a dusting of light oak tannin. While still youthful, this is quite the impressive rendition of our Estate offering.”


 

 

 

 

 

CAB-GENERIC.1012182014 Buehler “Estate” Cabernet Sauvigon (Napa Valley, CA)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola and spice complement the fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted flavors that only mature hillside vineyards can give. Enjoy for 15- 20 years from the vintage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

napa_cab_nonvint_260x980.1018312014 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points

“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) represents the least expensive wine in the Hall portfolio at $55. The color is a saturated purple, and the wine rich, chewy and unctuously textured, with ripe tannin and a round, juicy mouthfeel. For a generic Napa, it has plenty of upside to it and will actually benefit from several more years of bottle age and keep for 15-20 years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vineyard29.1020182014 Vineyard 29 “CRU” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Wine Advocate Notes: 93 Points

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance other Bordeaux varieties, such as Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Its sees about 50% new French oak and is a relatively large cuvée of just over 5,500 cases, meant to be drunk in its exuberant youth – the first 8-10 years. The 2014 Cru has turned out every bit as strong as their 2013, which says something. Dense, opaque purple color, wonderfully sweet red and back fruits, an enticing fragrance, silky tannins and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, with no heaviness or rusticity, are the kind of characteristics that consumers love and will certainly enjoy in this wine that should age effortlessly for at least a decade or more.”

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t make this Cabernet Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers,

Jay

CARPE VINO IS SERVIN’ CHICAGO DOGS!!!

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Tonight, starting at 5pm, Carpe Vino will be in downtown Auburn, preparing our famous “Chicago-style” Hot Dogs for hundreds of hungry people.  This event, held every third Thursday of the month (May-October) will feature an array of vendors selling everything from handcrafted jewelry, artwork, clothing, pottery, coffee, beer, wine, food and even GIN.   To top it off, the event will have live skateboarding demonstrations presented by MILO Snow & Skate, along with stage performances from DJ King Royal and Zakwathu, performing African Dance Hall music from 7-9 p.m.   Last month we sold over 160 Hot Dogs in 2hrs and tonight we will have 250 to sell!  The streets will be packed and everyone…I mean everyone…will be SMILING – LAUGHING – EATING – SIPPING – SHOPPING AND EVEN DANCING which is what life in Auburn is all about!  Cheers!

NOW THAT’S A “CHICAGO DOG!”

 

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Final, Final Chance To Score Seats at “La Vie Rustic”

We’re in the last few days before our final “Sunday Evening Series” event of the season:  “La Vie Rustic,” a prix-fixe dinner and book-signing to celebrate publications of James Beard Award winner Georgeanne Brennan’s latest cookbook.

Chef Alexander has created a menu inspired by La Vie Rustic and blessed by Georgeanne.  Cost for the event is $120 per person, and everything is included: three French wine options, tax, tip and a copy of the cookbook (one per couple or single guest; retail price is $35, $22.48 on Amazon).  All reservations must be pre-paid online and because this is an event limited to 65 guests, there will be no refunds. While the countdown online says we have 11 seats available, the actual number is 7.

We’ll start the evening by rallying in the bar with a welcome glass of wine and a conversation with Georgeanne.  We’ll discuss her career, her approach to developing cookbooks and, of course, her process for maintaining life on two continents (Winters and Provence).  We’ll adjourn to the dining room and Georgeanne will circulate through the buildings to sign your books with a personal message.

BrennanPortrait.203902Here’s Chef’s menu, served family style:

Appetizers on table upon arrival:

Selection of artisan and house-made charcuterie served with Pickled Summer Vegetables, Seasonal Fruit, Violet Mustard and Epis Baguette.
• Pork and Pistachio Pate
• Saucisson Sec
• Rabbit Rillettes
• Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Mousse
From the cookbook: Goat Cheese with Lavender-Pepper Honey (Vegetarian)

First Course:

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roquefort, Shaved Celery, Frisée, and Walnut Aillade

Second Course:

• Plum Wood Roasted Pork with Armagnac and Preserved
• Elephant Heart Plums
• Honey Glazed Early Fall Vegetables
• Swiss Chard and Fennel Gratin

Dessert (from the cookbook):

Frozen Meringues with Lemon Verbena Cream, Stone Fruit and Berries

This will be a spectacular evening. . .hope to see you there!

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Cheers,

gary

Lewis Cellars Highlights Saturday Wine Club Tasting

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Here is the ULTIMATE tasting opportunity that you won’t want to miss! This Saturday September 16th from 1pm-4pm, we are featuring AGAIN one of the most prestigious wineries in all of Napa Valley, Lewis Cellars. Just yesterday Lewis Cellars released their fall selection of two AMAZING reds from the vaunted 2015 vintage and a pair of SUCCULENT chardonnays from 2016. Here is the best part: Carpe Vino Wine Club Members get first dibs to TASTE/STOCK UP on these new releases! That’s a $300 tasting value all for FREE! We’re stoked to offer you these awesome wines but tasting samples are LIMITED. Here’s what we are pouring and we’ll see you then: (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests).

 

Bottle-02CHS2.1115272016 Lewis Cellars “Sonoma” Chardonnay

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Our 2016 Sonoma Chardonnay steals the show this year with flashy ripe citrus, pineapple and vanilla orange blossom. Wonderfully broad and rich on entry the wine has great structure and detail, soaring with hi-tone tropical fruit and spices before trailing away with floral and mineral notes. 1,600 cases produced”


 

 

 

 

 

chardnapa_250x374.1118092016 Lewis Cellars “Napa Valley” Chardonnay

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Golden delicious apple, honeysuckle blossom and toasty caramel spice aromas are served up generously in our 2016 Napa Chardonnay. Silky in texture with ripe tree fruit and plenty of drive the wine is athletic and complex with a tail of smoky mineral and lees character. 1,700 cases produced”

 

 

 

 

 

Merlot.1120512015 Lewis Cellars Merlot (Napa Valley)

Wine Advocate Notes: 92 Points

“The 2015 is our most massively proportioned Merlot in years; a forest of clove, oak and vanilla spices densely fruited with mountain huckleberry, black plum and a dusting of cocoa powder. Tightly constructed like the rings of a giant sequoia the wine gradually reveals a core of sappy fruit rooted with hefty, polished tannins. 75 cases produced”

 

 

 

 

 

LewisNapa.1121342015 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Like an Aston Martin V-12 our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet is a silky powerhouse of fruit at wide-open-throttle. Black currant, plum and juicy ripe berries rev freely on the palate with seductive oak spice, candle wax and semi-sweet chocolate aromas. Fine-tuned and polished, the wine is deceptively powerful with supple, sweeping tannins. 1,700 cases produced”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t make the Lewis Cellars Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers,

Jay

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Last Call for “La Vie Rustic; 20 Seats Remain

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Yes, we’re hyping our next prix-fixe event yet again.  With 5,000 peeps on our email list, not everyone opens, so pumping out multiple messages helps get the word out and fewer people say:  “I didn’t hear about this. . .aren’t I on your list any more?”  We’re celebrating the publication of Georgeanne Brennan’s latest cookbook, La Vie Rustic, with a prix-fixe dinner and book signing event on September 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. This is our final Sunday Evening Series program of the summer, and only 20 seats remain.

In the world of cookbook authors, Georgeanne is a rock star, with some 30 titles to her credit.  She is a James Beard Award winner and is widely recognized for two works: “A Pig in Provence” and “Potager:  Fresh Garden Cooking in the French Style.”  We are absolutely delighted she is coming to Old Town Auburn.

Chef Alexander has created a menu inspired by La Vie Rustic and blessed by Georgeanne.  Cost for the event is $120 per person, and everything is included: three French wine options, tax, tip and a copy of the cookbook (one per couple or single guest; retail price is $35, $22.48 on Amazon).  All reservations must be pre-paid online and because this is an event limited to 65 guests, there will be no refunds.

We’ll start the evening by rallying in the bar with a welcome glass of wine and a conversation with Georgeanne.  We’ll discuss her career, her approach to developing cookbooks and, of course, her process for maintaining life on two continents (Winters and Provence).  We’ll adjourn to the dining room and Georgeanne will circulate through the buildings to sign your books with a personal message.

BrennanPortrait.203902Here’s Chef’s menu, served family style:

Appetizers on table upon arrival:

Selection of artisan and house-made charcuterie served with Pickled Summer Vegetables, Seasonal Fruit, Violet Mustard and Epis Baguette.
• Pork and Pistachio Pate
• Saucisson Sec
• Rabbit Rillettes
• Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Mousse
• From the cookbook: Goat Cheese with Lavender-Pepper Honey (Vegetarian)

First Course:

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roquefort, Shaved Celery, Frisée, and Walnut Aillade

Second Course:

• Plum Wood Roasted Pork with Armagnac and Preserved
• Elephant Heart Plums
• Honey Glazed Early Fall Vegetables
• Swiss Chard and Fennel Gratin

Dessert (from the cookbook):

Frozen Meringues with Lemon Verbena Cream, Stone Fruit and Berries

Admittedly, my personal kitchen skills are limited, but I was smitten with La Vie Rustic (hardcover, 292 pages, 100+ recipes, profusely illustrated with color photographs).  I was especially intrigued with the way Georgeanne organized her approach to the union of the kitchen garden (potager), barnyard, orchard, field & forest and the sea.  This book is about cooking and living the way the French do (or at least, did) and it is populated with recipes that even mopes like me can replicate.

This will be an evening to remember, and we hope you’ll be able to join us as we welcome Georgeanne to the Friendly Confines!

Cheers,

gary

WINE CLUB GETS FIRST DIBS ON NEW TD-9 Red Blend

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Carpe Vino Wine Club Members get an EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY this weekend on some of the most sought-after wines in the world! That’s right, Saturday September 9th from 1pm-4pm Shafer Vineyards Wines will be available to TASTE/STOCK UP for this limited time only where pricing and wine club member specials will be revealed at the tasting. That’s a $300 value and you get to taste for FREE! Here’s the KICKER…Shafer has terminated their Merlot program and this may be one of the last opportunities to secure this tasty gem! In lieu of that, the all-new 2015 TD-9 Proprietary Red is on its maiden voyage, and CV Wine Clubbers get first dibs! We’re pumped to offer these “Legends of Napa” this weekend but supplies are limited. So, here’s what we are pouring: (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests).

 

side-wine-bottle-RSR.1009022015 Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The 2015 vintage endowed this Chardonnay with a profusion of exotic, fresh aromas and flavors – honeydew melon, pineapple, plantains, honey, crème brulee, and mandarin peel – all made more enticing with bright acidity and a long, rich finish.”
Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Wine Spectator Notes: 93 Points
“Rich and spicy, featuring an elegant mix of baked apple, honeydew melon, pear and light minerally notes. Ends full and persistent, with a long, layered aftertaste. Drink now through 2021. 6,700 cases” made.
JL

 

 

 

 

 

side-wine-bottle-TD-9.1014562015 Shafer “TD-9″ Proprietary Red (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage”
Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Wine Spectator Notes: 92 Points
“Powerful and finely textured, with concentrated dried cherry, dark currant and roasted plum flavors that are filled with lively minerality. Richly spiced, showing dried herbal notes on the chiseled finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2022. 5,600 cases made.”
KM

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Shafer Merlot (Napa Valley)

Wine Advocate Notes: 92 Points

“Shafer also makes one of the better Merlots. The 2014 Merlot includes 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and is a beauty. Mocha and chocolaty notes intermixed with red cherry, plum and blacker fruits jump from the glass of this perfumed and fragrant style of Merlot. It is medium to full-bodied, exceptionally pure and rich and should drink beautifully over the next 10-12 years of life.” -Robert Parker, Jr.

Wine Ethusiast Notes: 93 Points
“Tart black cherry meets plum, strawberry and clove, while softened tannins belie the wine’s overall density and sense of generosity. A smoky waft of cigar amplifies the power and sinewy nature of the fullbodied wine, which is ready to lie down for a rest. Enjoy best 2020 through 2024. *Cellar Selection*” – (VB)

 

 

 

 

 

side-wine-bottle-One-Point-Five.1025502014 Shafer “One Point Five” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Winery Tasting Notes:
“From the moment you pull the cork on this vintage rich, tantalizing aromas fill the air with blackberry, black licorice, spice, rose petal, and cinnamon, leading to a lush, full-bodied wine offering juicy flavors of black and red plum, summer berries, pie crust, baked rhubarb, cinnamon, and warm briar jam in a seamless package of ripe, welcoming tannins and a long, vibrant finish.”
— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points
“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic example of the Stags Leap appellation. Drink it over the next 15+ years.” – Robert Parker, Jr.

 

If you can’t make the Shafer Vineyards Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers,

Jay

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“La Vie Rustic” Prix-fixe is Now 50% Sold Out

A week ago we announced the last in our summer “Sunday Evening Series” of special events:  A prix-fixe dinner and book signing celebrating the publication of Georgeanne Brennan’s latest cookbook, “La Vie Rustic,” set for September 24 starting at 5:30 p.m.  Without announcing the menu, only 34 seats remain out of 65 available. RESERVE NOW!

In the world of cookbook authors, Georgeanne is a rock star, with some 30 titles to her credit.  She is a James Beard Award winner and is widely recognized for two works: “A Pig in Provence” and “Potager:  Fresh Garden Cooking in the French Style.”  We are absolutely delighted she is coming to Old Town Auburn.

Chef Alexander has created a menu inspired by La Vie Rustic and blessed by Georgeanne.  Cost for the event is $120 per person, and everything is included: three French wine options, tax, tip and a copy of the cookbook (one per couple or single guest; retail price is $35, $22.48 on Amazon).  All reservations must be pre-paid online and because this is an event limited to 65 guests, there will be no refunds.

We’ll start the evening by rallying in the bar with a welcome glass of wine and a conversation with Georgeanne.  We’ll discuss her career, her approach to developing cookbooks and, of course, her process for maintaining life on two continents (Winters and Provence).  We’ll adjourn to the dining room and Georgeanne will circulate through the buildings to sign your books with a personal message.

BrennanPortrait.203902Here’s Chef’s menu, served family style:

Appetizers on table upon arrival:

Selection of artisan and house-made charcuterie served with Pickled Summer Vegetables, Seasonal Fruit, Violet Mustard and Epis Baguette.
• Pork and Pistachio Pate
• Saucisson Sec
• Rabbit Rillettes
• Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Mousse
From the cookbook: Goat Cheese with Lavender-Pepper Honey (Vegetarian)

First Course:

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roquefort, Shaved Celery, Frisée, and Walnut Aillade

Second Course:

• Plum Wood Roasted Pork with Armagnac and Preserved
• Elephant Heart Plums
• Honey Glazed Early Fall Vegetables
• Swiss Chard and Fennel Gratin

Dessert (from the cookbook):

Frozen Meringues with Lemon Verbena Cream, Stone Fruit and Berries

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Hurricane Harvey Relief “Que” Sells out at 300

Our thanks to everyone who responded so enthusiastically to spur-of-the-moment Texas Barbecue event to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey survivors. We were inundated and overwhelmed with orders, forcing us to cap the program at 300 dinners.

Please note:  All orders must be picked up at Carpe Vino on Sunday, September 3, between 3 and 6 p.m.  We’ll have drive-by, pick up service at our front door at 1568 Lincoln Way to help speed service.

Proceeds of the event will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Thanks again for pitching in!

Cheers,

gary

Beat The Heat…Drink PINK!

With the heat of summer peaking again this weekend, we knew we had to bring back the PINK STUNNERS! Saturday September 2nd from 1pm-4pm Wine Club Members will be treated to FOUR excellent rosé wines that are “thirst-quenchingly” DELICIOUS!!! With 110-degree temps on the horizon, nothing will taste better than a nice cool rosé! Want to invite a friend? Bring up to 2 guests per membership (i.e. ONE other couple) and they can taste for a nominal fee. Here is a sneak peek at what we will be pouring and we’ll see you then!

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$18.75/bottle or $14.99/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:
85% Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro & 15% Pinot Nero
“Lively froth, red currant colour, fine and abundant perlage. Intense and fruity scent, neat taste with feelings of wild berries.”

 

 

 

 

 

Bieler.111733Bieler Pere et Fils Bandol Rose 2016 (France)

$19.95/bottle or $16.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The aromas and flavors are all so finely knit together that it’s almost hard to write a tasting note at times: from the more savory lavender and rosemary to rose petal notes to citrus, wild raspberry, and tart cherry. There’s acidity on the tongue yet a hug of richness.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ch.112323Chene Bleu Rose 2016 (France)

$29.95/bottle or $24.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Crystal-clear pale rose pink color. On the nose are aromas of strawberries and citrus with hints of jasmine and passion fruit. On the palate are expressive summer fruits; fresh full-bodied and fruity with a crisp, elegant finish.

Pairs well with grilled seafood, shellfish, fresh lobster, lightly spiced dishes, summer salads or tender lamb.”

 

 

 

 

Flaneur-2015-Rose-Front-Large11.110112Flaneur Rose of Pinot Noir 2015 (Oregon)

$24.95/bottle or $18.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The 2015 rosé was hand harvested from the Flanerie vineyard brought back to the winery and whole cluster pressed to stainless steel tank. Fermentation of this 100% Pommard clone was long and slow, finishing in late March of 2016. Aged for an additional 1.5 months sur lie our rosé gained body and richness that are atypical to most from the Willamette Valley. We wanted to show the ample fruit of the 2015 vintage and created a wine that stands out with a lush palate and high tone strawberry and guava aromatics. Because of it’s unique nature we think this wine will become more complex with a extended cellaring.”

 

If you can’t make the Saturday Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to respond to this email, or contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers,

Jay

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