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February 2019 Cellar Club

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February 2019 Cellar Club Fondue February Wines This month's Cellar Club picks are very Fondue-friendly and we hope you put them to use with our cheese pairing, but be careful when dipping, tradition has it that to lose one's bread in the pot obliges the purchase of the next round! Thank you for being a member of  The Cellar Club! HAPPY NEW YEAR Wine Pick #1: 2016 Onward Malvasia Bianca Made for our friends at Hen of the Wood Suisun Valley, CA Winemaker Faith Armstrong-Foster's interest in wine began at her family home on an island off British Columbia where...

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January 2019 Cellar Club

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Our focus this month, as we begin 2019, is wines of character produced under the protocols of Biodynamic farming. Rudolf Steiner's concept from the 1920's sees the farm as one living organism in harmony with the sun, moon and stars. Chemicals are eschewed in favor of natural materials and composts. Cultivation and harvest follow a calendar in accord with nature.Thank you for being a member of The Cellar Club!HAPPY NEW YEARWine Pick #1:Les Deux Moulins Sauvignon BlancLoire Valley, FranceBiodynamic, no sulfites added, sustainable.This wonderful Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from vineyards located between Anjou and Tours in the Loire Valley rich...

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December 2018 Cellar Club

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Cellar Club December 2018  WINES FOR THE TOAST Two of our favorite wine picks of the year are included in this month's selections as a way to celebrate you this holiday season.  So, a toast to you, to your family and special ones. Cheers. We will see you in 2019. Thank you for being a member of  The Cellar Club! HAPPY HOLIDAYS   Wine Pick #1: Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut NV Orschwihr, Alsace, France Maison Albrecht's origins can be traced back to 1698, when Balthazar Albrecht arrived in Orschwihr, Alsace.  This region has been renowned for centuries for its unique...

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November 2018 Cellar Club

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Cellar Club November 2018 EEE - Exciting Eastern EuropeGiven a map of Central and Eastern Europe- once the heart of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War era-the average American wine consumer would struggle to pinpoint countries like Slovenia, Hungary, Romania or Georgia. But in terms of global wine production, the region is actually a substantial contributor. As of 2010, Romania ranked sixth in the European Union for wine production, sandwiched between Germany and Greece. Hungary trails just after Greece in eighth place. Labeled with tongue-tying grape varieties and appellations, it's not surprising that U.S. imports from these regions have...

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October 2018 Cellar Club

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October 2018 Cellar Club Washington Wines An important winegrowing state increasingly recognized for its high-quality reds and whites, Washington ranks second in production in the U.S. after California. Washington wines continue to gain well-deserved popularity as they garner higher and higher praise from critics and consumers alike.Washington winemakers draw inspiration mainly from Napa Valley, Bordeaux and the Rhône as well as increasingly from other regions like Spain and Italy. Most viticulture takes place on the eastern side of the state-an arid desert in the rain shadow of the Cascade mountains. Temperatures are extreme, with hot and dry summers and cold...

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