Monday Night Tasting & Deals Brings Out the Faithful

Monday night isn’t exactly date night, but that didn’t prevent more than 70 of the faithful from coming out to taste two flights of great wines at Carpe Vino on Monday night.  Jeff Pisoni, winemaker for Luli wines (plus Pisoni and Lucia brands), made the trek from Santa Rosa to pour five of his newly released wines in our Wine Mine.  And upfront at the Mary Pickford bar, our very own Jay Johnstone was offering one-ounce pours of four additional wines, all at discounted pricing.

Favorites for the evening can be determined through sales, and here are the crowd pleasers:

2010 Luli Pinot Noir $21.95/bottle — $18.99 on 6+ (Last 5 Cases Left in California)
2011 Luli Sauvignon Blanc $14.99/bottle — $12.99 on 6+ (New Release)
2010 Pruett “Lucky Lauren Red” $29/bottle – standard discounts (93 Points Wine Spectator — 8 Cases Left only 120 Produced)
2010 Terraces Petite Sirah $35/bottle — $25 on 6+ (Discount given when processed/can’t show discounted price online)

We also tasted several other wines from Luli including their 2011 Chardonnay and newly released 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir/Grenache and 2010 Syrah. All three of these wines sold very well at the event too!

If you couldn’t make it to the tasting, rejoice because all of these wines are still available and can be viewed/ordered through our online store.  Getcha some soon, though because supplies are limited and we can’t offer this tasty pricing forever!


If You Want Sum Dat Etouffee, Betta Move It!

Chef Alexander’s New Orleans menu has his fans salivating because choice seating for this week’s prix-fixe is being gobbled up faster than beignets at Café du Monde on Sunday morning.   Tuesday and Wednesday nights still have limited availability remaining; only early/late seating can be had Thursday through Sunday.

If you’d like to join us for this four-course prix-fixe with choices ($49++pp), visit or call the restaurant at 530-308-2698.  Continue to procrastinate, however, and this riverboat is going to pull away from the dock without you!