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Friday, February 24, 2012

Open That Bottle Night 2/25/2012

On Saturday, February 25th, whether it’s the only bottle in the house or one bottle among thousands, just about all wine lovers have that very special wine that they always mean to open, but never do. This is why “Tastings” columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher invented Open That Bottle Night, the world-wide celebration of friends, family and memories during which all of us finally drink that wine that is otherwise simply too special to open. We have our special bottle of Belle Glos Meiomi 2008 that is still sitting on our wine bar waiting to be popped open for celebration!
On OTBN, which is celebrated on the last Saturday of February every year, thousands of bottles all over the world are released from prison and enjoyed. With them come memories of great vacations, long-lost loved ones and bittersweet moments. The whole point of the weekly “Tastings” column is that wine is more than the liquid in the bottle. It’s about history, geography, relationships and all of the things that are really important in life.
If you plan to participate in Open That Bottle Night, please let us know on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GrapesandHopsATL

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Winemaker’s Dinner with Ron Dupreez


Make Your Reservation for this amazing night of Wine & Food:
 Tuesday, March 6 from 7-10pm at The Shed at Glenwood
Winemaker’s Dinner with Ron Dupreez.
The Shed at Glenwood
The Jordan Winery
Reception: J Vineyards Brut Sparkling NV
Deviled Quail Egg, Paddlefish Caviar
Washington State Oysters on the Half-Shell, Champagne Mignonette
Chicken Liver Pate, Green Tomatoes, House-Made Lavash
Izzy’s Flash Fried Scamorza, Roasted Poblano Pepper

1st Course: Jordan Chardonnay 2009
Poached Georgia Shrimp, Lump Crab, Avocado and Preserved Lemon over Winter Greens

2nd Course: Jordan Cabernet 2005
Wild Boar Agnolotti, Tomato Marmalade, Crispy Pancetta

3rd Course: Jordan Cabernet 2007
Beef Cheek Wellington, Parsnips, Cauliflower and Salsa Verde

4th Course: Jordan Cabernet 2003
Sweet Grass Dairy Asher Bleu Cheese, Mamie Eisenhower’s Million-Dollar Fudge, Cherry Tart Vanilla Ice Cream, Aged Balsamic


Ron Dupreez
The Shed at Glenwood is located at 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA 30316. The cost of the event will be $95.00.  Please call 404-835-4363 to make your reservation. 

The Jordan family has been dedicated to elegant winemaking, culinary excellence and gracious hospitality since 1972. Jordan Vineyard & Winery lies tucked into the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan chateau, inspired by the great estates of France, overlooks 1,400 acres of rolling hills and vineyards with three quarters of the land dedicated to natural habitat. Today, second-generation vintner John Jordan continues to build upon the legacy of his parents, preserving the timeless winemaking qualities of balance, finesse and food affinity. http://jordanwinery.com


Sunday, February 19, 2012

2012 Smyrna Wine Stroll


Smyrna Market Village
On Saturday, May 19th 2012 from 2pm-5pm, the 7th Annual Smyrna Wine Stroll will take place.  The event allows you to stroll through the Smyrna Market Village shopping center, sampling both red and white wines. Be prepared to enjoy over sixty wine selections from around the world spread over ten to twelve wine stations. Local restaurants: Atkins Park TavernZuccaMoe's and Cabot cheeses will provide food samples.  In 2011, over 400 patrons attended the event. 
Renee Rowe, owner
The cost of event is $35.00 per person in advance & 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity of choice by Renee Rowe, owner of Smyrna Wine Cellars. In 2011, the charity was Must Minstries. In prior year's, the beneficiaries were:
2007 Amir Askarian (CafĂ© Michel) Memorial Fund
**This year, Smyrna Public Safety Foundation will be the 2012 Beneficiary. The SPSF was established to provide support in the community and professional endeavors of the public safety agencies within Smyrna, Georgia.**

For more information on the Smyrna Wine Stroll: The Wine Cellars, Inc. 1295 W. Spring Street Suite 100 Smyrna, GA 30080 Phone: 770-437-1753 www.smyrnawinestroll.com
2011 Smyrna Wine Stroll
2011 Smyrna Wine Stroll
Grapes and Hops sampling wine 

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