Week of 12/15/2019

This week at The Tasting Room

Here's what's happening........ keep reading to know about the Oyster & Champagne Tasting!

Wednesday, December 18th 5pm to 9pm  $5

SING ALONG WITH JEFF!  IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME FOR A BEER!

MODERN (LOVE) TIMES HAZY MOSAIC IPA (DAVID BOWIE'S FAVORITE)

FRESH (PRINCE OF BEL AIR) HAZE IPA (WILL SMITH'S FAVE)

SANTA MONICA (BOULEVARD) INCLINED IPA (SHERYL CROW'S FAVORITO)

ELYSIAN SALUTE (HERE COMES) THE SUN (YOU KNOW WHO'S FAVORITE)

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G-RATED WINES ADVENT CALENDAR TASTING!

24 WINES IN 6 DAYS

Before my son could walk, he would commando crawl all around the house.  At Christmas time he loved this special advent calendar that we had (and still have) and he would commando crawl to it when I put it on the ground at one end of the room.  When he would reach the calendar, I would pick it up and take it to the other side of the room and he would commando crawl to it again.  After about 25 times of doing this, his mom would be annoyed with me (go figure) but Joaquin would keep commando crawling to the calendar. 

So, to commemorate his commando crawling to the advent calendar, I am featuring 24 wines in the remaining 6 tasting days before Christmas.  All of these wines are favorites of mine, some you've tasted before, some you haven't.  They're all incredible wines.  All great gift ideas. None are the run of the mill wines you see everywhere else (yes I'm talking to you Santa Margie, and you Kim Crawfish, and you Voov Clickout, and you Meohmy what a terrible wine!) What I'm pouring are wines of quality, made with passion, and simply terrific tasting!

Join me Thursday night for wines 17 through 20 and then Friday  for wines 21 through 24. Come by car, train, plane, or commando crawl if you have to, just get here and have fun!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH  5PM TO 9PM  $15  PURCHASE ANY FEATURED BOTTLE AND YOUR TASTING IS FREE!

Here comes Zinfandel, here comes Zinfandel right down Limerick Lane
Outpost and Bedrock and Wild Thing pullin' on the reins
Corks are poppin', winos singin', all is merry and bright
So hang your stockings and say your prayers 'cause Zinfandel comes tonight

WILD THING OLD VINE ZINFANDEL, MENDOCINO COUNTY 2016  $18.99  
92 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR

BEDROCK OLD VINE ZINFANDEL, CALIFORNIA 2018  $24.99   
90 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR

LIMERICK LANE ZINFANDEL, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2017  $39.99   
94 POINTS JEB DUNNUCK; 93 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR

OUTPOST ZINFANDEL, HOWELL MOUNTAIN NAPA VALLEY 2017  $54.99 
94 POINTS JEB DUNNUCK


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH  5PM TO 9PM  $15   PURCHASE ANY FEATURED BOTTLE AND YOUR TASTING IS FREE!


S anta baby, slip a sparklin' under the tree for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, hurry and pop that bottle tonight
Santa baby, a 2013 Cobblestone too, thank you
I'll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, so hurry and pop that bottle tonight
Think of all the tastings I've missed
Think of all the wines  I haven't kissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you'll check off my Christmas list
Santa baby, I want a Copinet that's all I'll say
Been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down and pop that bottle tonight
Santa honey one thing I really do need, some sekt
Dr Loosen, extra dry
Santa baby, so hurry down and pop that bottle tonight
Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a Cava and checks
Sign your 'x' on the line
Santa cutie, and hurry down and pop that bottle tonight!


NAVERAN BRUT NATURE CAVA 2017   $16.99   ORGANIC!

DR LOOSEN EXTRA DRY SPARKLING SEKT, MOSEL NV  
91 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST

COBBLESTONE BLANC DE BLANCS, MONTEREY 2013  $24.99

MARIE COPINET BLANC DE BLANCS ALEXANDRINE, CHAMPAGNE NV  $44.99
93 POINTS WINE ADVOCATE   ORGANIC AND VEGAN!


SATURDAY DECEMBER 21ST 1PM TO 4PM NO TASTING BUT I'LL BE IN THE TASTING ROOM TO HELP YOU FIND THAT PERFECT GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS. 

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Upcoming Events

January 18th 2020  - Oyster and Champagne Tasting! Check your email this Saturday to reserve your spot and for more details on this much anticipated event. Spots will be limited so be sure to reserve asap!  This will make a wonderful Christmas gift for your special someone! Especially someone who loves champagne and oysters!

Adam Parry my fabulous wine rep from Chambers and Chambers will join me and we'll be pouring the cult champagne house Billecart-Salmon!  

February 2020 - Sip & Stroke A Wine & Art Event!

TBA - Gelato and Wine Pairing

TBA - 15th Anniversary "Sideways" screening

TBA - Whad'Ya Know Bout Wine?  Wine Class and Trivia Party


Salud!

Gustavo

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