Today’s Deal ~ 2017 “Forty Ounce” Rose (France)

$19.95/btl or $15.95/btl 6 +

ONLY 4 CASES LEFT!  THEN GONE ‘TIL NEXT YEAR!

 

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$0.40/OZ!  Absolute Steal/Deal!!!

“Read me now, believe me later” this is one of the best values on the market and it just hit the floors of CV at 6am this morning!!!  On July 31st of 2017, I was in San Francisco visiting some friends and we happened to stop at “Bi-Rite Market” in the Dolores/Mission district.  For those not familiar with “Bi-Rite Market it’s like the original “Whole Foods” just much quainter (a must visit if in the area).  Scouring for cheese, we stumbled on a display with this unique shaped bottle with a fantastic label/name which instantly sparked my curiosity.  Seeing the price for a true FRENCH Rose, less than $20/bottle for 40oz (1Liter), I turned to my friends and said, “we gotta try one, actually…better make it two!”

The group consensus was we couldn’t believe the “quality-to-price” ratio for this wine!  I’m not going to tell you it competes with the $50/bottle “whose/whose” of French Rose producers, but 40 cents an ounce (on 6+ bottle price)…this just became my new “go-to” wine of the summer.  I liked it so much, I sent an Instagram photo (pic above 7/31/17) to inform our social media followers that this baby was on its way to CV.  UMMM…not so much.

When I returned home to Auburn and reached out to the national distributor (based in NY) I tried to place an order.  To my surprise, the person on the other end of the phone started laughing at me.  Literally, laughing at me.  I told them I was interested in buying at least ½ pallet which they replied, “aw honey, that’s sweet but that wine sold out in two weeks back in April.”  Awww…snap!

Apparently, Forty Ounce Wines only sells in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California and Colorado and their production is a minimal 1200 cases.  Take the quality of the fruit, reputation of the winemaker, packaging, NAME and throw in this article from FOOD & WINE magazine and you just went viral!  Late to the party, yes, but I was determined to get the next vintage!

Recently, we have started working with a boutique wine broker out of the bay-area and in looking through their book (aka wine catalog), low behold, there was the “FORTY OUNCE WINES” brand.  He quickly informed me that last year he sold all that wine, in a two-week period solely in the Bay-area.  It’s now January of 2018 and I wasn’t going to miss the boat, so I figure get the order in before ROSE even crosses the competitions mind.  That day I placed our order for 28 cases which was scheduled to arrive in April.  Every couple of weeks I would ask…is it here yet, is it here yet?  Well…it’s here now and its spectacular!  So like the last sentences of the FOOD & WINE article says“So basically… go. Go now. Seriously, there’s nothing left to read. Go.”

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2017 Forty Ounce Rose (France) – 1 Liter

$19.95/bottle or $15.95/6+ bottles ($0.40/ounce)

Only 4 Cases Available 

53% Gamay, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 4% Pineau d’Aunis 

Grapes from Muscadet and Touraine

The Washington Post says:  ”Forty Ounce Rosé, a French rose from the Loire Valley, set the Internet on fire this spring, thanks to its distinctive packaging: Screw-top bottles that resemble those more often filled with malt liquor. It was originally only released in five states: New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado, adding to its cachet.

Behind the gimmicky, Instagram-ready bottle, though, is some serious cred: Forty Ounce Wines was founded by New York sommelier Patrick Cappiello, the wine director at Rebelle and Walnut Street Cafe, who’s been named “Sommelier of the Year” by Food & Wine and Eater National. In France, the winemaking is handled by Julien Braud, who’s known for working with organic wine.

Incidentally, it’s really delicious, too.”

Cheers,

Drew & The CV Crew!

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ONE NIGHT! 40 TICKETS! RESERVE NOW!

You can’t go to many restaurants (in the world), where the star protein has been raised on the Chef’s personal farm!  On June 5th, Carpe Vino will be elevating the “Farm-to-Table” experience with the “Four Tines Farm” Wood-Fired Whole Spring Lamb BBQ!  This three-course (w/ amuse bouche) family-style meal will embody Spanish flavors and traditions, paired excellently with several wine selections.  This will be the 3rd time that Chef’s Eric Alexander and Courtney McDonald have produced a whole lamb dinner at Carpe Vino, but their experience of raising/cooking lamb extends over a decade.

On June 5th, forty ticket holders will arrive to a “sold out,” private, Carpe Vino event at 6pm.  Chilled sparkling wine will be served upon arrival as you locate your seat in either one of the transformed dining rooms!  The Whole Spring Lamb BBQ will commence at 6:30pm and consist of the following courses:

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The past two events “sold out” in less than a couple of hours, so don’t delay and purchase your tickets today!  Starting right now, ONLINE TICKETS are available for $125/person (all-inclusive w/ wine pairings), by clicking the RESERVE NOW button.  Just fill out the information requested and click submit!  All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

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More about Chef’s “Four Tines Farm”

Four Tines Farm is a family-owned small farm, orchard, and ranching operation in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. We are 2.5 miles from Hidden Falls Regional park. Our farm stand is open to the public on Sundays,  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM May – December at 9140 Mt. Vernon Road in Auburn.  For more information click:  https://fourtinesfarm.com/ or follow them on Instagram @fourtinesfarm

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BBQ ONLY!!! – WEEKEND OF MAY 18th – 19th!!!

***Limited Bookings Available!!!***

Last year, Carpe Vino purchased a custom-built smoker (aka Big Burda), so we could introduce our “Smoked Specialties” to the Carpe Vino menu.  Due to the collaboration of Chef Alexander and our talented Pitmaster Spencer Smith, we were able to create countless smoked delicacies over the course of the year.  The highlight of our new “smoked-meat” venture had to be MEMPHIS IN MAY!

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Pitmaster Spencer Smith smoking chicken thighs & ribs!

Every year in late May, Memphis welcomes barbeque fanatics from all over the country for its four-day World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest.  This holy grail of ‘que transforms the 30-acre Tom Lee Park into a magnet for 100,000 visitors in search of all things tangy and chewy.  Some 250 entrants compete for bragging rights and they crank out more than 16 tons of pork for an appreciative horde of fans who will mark the 41st anniversary of this extravaganza.

Previously, this event was served up on a Sunday in May, a night when our restaurant was normally closed.  With so much success we duplicated the event, or “ROUND 2,” which was held on a Sunday night in August.  For this “MEMPHIS IN MAY” we decided to up the ante and celebrate the passion of ‘que for TWO NIGHT -, FRIDAY MAY 18th and SATURDAY MAY 19th.  Below is the menu ($44.95/person (no splitting), plus tax/gratuity) of what we will be offering those two nights and please note that we will only be serving the BBQ PRIX-FIXE.  Our regular dining menu will not be available on May 18th or 19th. To make reservations, please click the button below!

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Save The Date – JUNE 5th – TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW @ NOON – 40 AVAILABLE

Tomorrow at NOON we will be releasing 40 tickets (online only) for our 3rd installment of a “Four Tines Farm” Lamb BBQ.  You always hear about restaurants being “farm-to-table” but once again, it’s no joke here at Carpe Vino.  This three-course (w/ amuse bouche) family-style meal will embody Spanish flavors and traditions, paired excellently with several different wine selections.  This Carpe Vino production is truly one of a kind and we do hope that you will reserve your tickets tomorrow ONLINE @ NOON!  Below is a copy of the menu for June 5th!

All ONLINE TICKETS will be $125/person and are all-inclusive with wine pairings.  All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

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“WIENER WEDNESDAY” NOON – 9PM TODAY!!!!

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Today we will be servin up “Chicago Dogs” from noon-9pm for “Wiener Wednesday.”  Come on in and grab your dags, get a punch or two on your PUNCH CARD and grab a PBR and KOOZIE for a buck!

This week, all “Chicago-Dogs” with your personal bag of good ole fashioned potato chips!!!  Single Dog $7 or double down and do Two Dogs for $12! 

“Chicago Dogs” are only available in the Carpe Vino Wine Bar.  PBR & Koozie promotion only valid with purchase of “Chicago Dogs.”

“SMOKED SPECIALTIES” ON ONE WEEK HIATUS

 

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Due to our “Memphis in May” Prix-Fixe happening this Friday and Saturday, we will be taking a one week hiatus from our Thursday Night “Smoked Specialties” offering.  Be back next Thursday to see what Pitmaster Spencer Smith will be smokin up OR better yet…make a reservation for Friday or Saturday night!!!

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Pamper Mom With Some Vino on Mother’s Day

MomsLoveWine.102617This Saturday for the CV Wine Club Member Tasting we are featuring four wines that mom will love on her special day. Whether you have a brunch party planned or a relaxing day of doing nothing, these tasty treats will be just what she needs. Wine Club Tasting starts at 1 p.m. and ends 4 p.m. So, without further delay, here is what we will be pouring (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests).

 

 

 

 

23118-152x362.103748La Marca Prosecco NV (Italy)

$14.99/bottle or $11.99/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:

“This sparkling wine is a pale, golden straw in color. Bubbles are full textured and persistent. On the nose the wine brings fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers. The flavor is fresh and clean, with ripe citrus, lemon, green apple, and touches of grapefruit, minerality, and some toast. The finish is light, refreshing, and crisp.

Always serve La Marca Prosecco chilled between 46-50*F. A versatile Italian Sparkling wine, La Marca Prosecco can be served in sparkling flutes or white wine glasses. A full bottle serves approximately 5-7 glasses. After pouring the first round, seal the opened bottle with a bottle stopper to keep remaining wine fresh and effervescent and keep the wine chilled to 46-50°F. An opened bottle should last about 3-4 hours with the bottle closure.”

ITSYMENVAE.104013Syltbar Il Concerto Sparkling Rose NV (Italy)

$23.25/bottle or Standard WC Discounts

Winery Tasting Notes:

“Celebrations are a little fruitier with our SYLTBAR Sparkling Rose. Housed in a clear glass bottle, the irresistible gorgeous powder rose hue is hard to miss and that’s just a preview to the flirty bubbles inside. The 100% Merlot grapes give this Sparkling Rose a robust, round flavor that is delicious to the last drop.

As with all SYLTBAR products, there is no added sugar, sulfates, or color. It’s all natural, vegan, and best of all, only 63 calories by the glass. Compare SYLTBAR with your favorite Sparkling Rose to decide for yourself, which is better. Produced in Italy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm Chardonnay 2017 (Napa Valley, CA)FARMC.144311.110921

$27.95/bottle or $22.50/bottle on +

Winery Tasting Notes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 26% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot 2% Malbec

“Aromas of honeysuckle mingle with pink grapefruit and zesty key lime on the nose. On the palate, bright notes of baked lemons give way to smooth, rich flavors of lavender honey. In the finish, the vine-to-bottle flavors linger in the rounded mouthfeel of this barrel-fermented wine.”

 

 

 

 

 

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$24.95/bottle or $19.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:


“Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola. Offering an elegant structure, silky tannins and bright acidity, this Pinot Noir is captivating in its youth and makes a wonderful counterpart to a variety of dishes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t make the Saturday Tasting and want to purchase some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers, Jay

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“Mother’s Day” Prix-Fixe – FRIDAY/SATURDAY!

***OPENINGS ON FRIDAY – SATURDAY FULLY COMMITTED***

We may be closed this Sunday for Mother’s Day…BUT…that doesn’t mean we aren’t celebrating Mother’s Day in style!  In fact, we didn’t think one day was good enough, so we are celebrating at Carpe Vino both Friday and Saturday night!  For the first time ever, CV will be offering a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Menu with all Mother’s receiving a complimentary glass of Champagne!  We will be offering our FULL DINNER MENU (click here to view) on these night as well, so don’t feel you are limited to just the prix-fixe selections.  If you would like to make reservations, please click the button below!

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Chef Alexander and his team have prepared an excellent menu to satisfy the craving for all deserving Mom’s!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by calling 530-823-0320 (x102).

 

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BBQ ONLY!!! – WEEKEND OF MAY 18th – 19th!!!

 

***BOTH NIGHTS OVER 50% BOOKED***

Last year, Carpe Vino purchased a custom-built smoker (aka Big Burda), so we could introduce our “Smoked Specialties” to the Carpe Vino menu.  Due to the collaboration of Chef Alexander and our talented Pitmaster Spencer Smith, we were able to create countless smoked delicacies over the course of the year.  The highlight of our new “smoked-meat” venture had to be MEMPHIS IN MAY!

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Pitmaster Spencer Smith smoking chicken thighs & ribs!

Every year in late May, Memphis welcomes barbeque fanatics from all over the country for its four-day World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest.  This holy grail of ‘que transforms the 30-acre Tom Lee Park into a magnet for 100,000 visitors in search of all things tangy and chewy.  Some 250 entrants compete for bragging rights and they crank out more than 16 tons of pork for an appreciative horde of fans who will mark the 41st anniversary of this extravaganza.

Previously, this event was served up on a Sunday in May, a night when our restaurant was normally closed.  With so much success we duplicated the event, or “ROUND 2,” which was held on a Sunday night in August.  For this “MEMPHIS IN MAY” we decided to up the ante and celebrate the passion of ‘que for TWO NIGHT -, FRIDAY MAY 18th and SATURDAY MAY 19th.  We will have a menu ($44.95/person, plus tax/gratuity) released in the next email (online tonight), but please note that we will only be serving the BBQ PRIX-FIXE.  Our regular dining menu will not be available on May 18th or 19th.  To make reservations, please click the button below!

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Today’s Deal ~ 2013 Poggerino Chianti Classico (Tuscany, IT)

$26.95/btl or $19.95/btl on 6+!

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 for a 90 Point ”Wine Spectator Rated Chianti Classico?  Is this a misprint?  NOPE!!!  If you’re nostalgic for a classic 100% Sangiovese, then look no further because the 2013 Poggerino Chianti Classico is YOUR wine!  Being a 2013, this SENSATIONAL, UNDER VALUED, PALATE PLEASING jewel is ready to be consumed “IMMEDIATEMENTE!” (right now)! We have only 60 BOTTLES in stock which is sure to FLY because at over 25% OFF it’s just “pazzo” not to!  Pair it with your favorite pasta Bolognese or a slice of (pizza) pie and you’re set!

About Poggerino:

Poggerino is a legit old-school winery that produces wines exclusively from their own grapes.  At every phase of production, the owners are hands-on!  Poggerino’s vineyards are located roughly 1300 feet – 1600 feet above sea level in very rocky soil providing optimal conditions for producing killer Sangiovese.  All farming practices are organic and sustainable allowing these wines to express all the enhanced qualities of the terroir.

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Wine Spectator” Notes: 90 Points

“There’s purity to the cherry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors in this lean, firm red, with accents of leather and earth. The structure and grainy tannins lend support. Fine length. Best from 2017 through 2024. 3,900 cases made.” - BS

Cheers,

Jay

What Is Chianti Classico?

Chianti Classico became a distinguished appellation in Tuscany when a public decree was signed by Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosmo III de’ Medici in 1716.  This decree established the first geographic area that would become to represent the definition of quality wine.  Essentially, it created the pathway to the Italian Wine Laws we know today, the DOCG.  Which, Chianti Classico achieved such distinction in 1984.  The wine must contain a minimum of 80% sangiovese and may include 20% of other varietals such as canaiolo, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.  Also, to be classified “Classico” the wine must be aged no less than one year!

More information
Carpe Vino (Find Us) 1568 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603
Phone Number: 530-823-0320
Get Directions to Carpe Vino
Retail/Wine Bar Hours Tuesday - Saturday
Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Dining Hours Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Make A Reservation Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Reservations are suggested for preferred seating, especially on weekends.