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Wednesday, February 22nd
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5:30-7:30

Lang & Reed vs. France

At Perrine’s, we’ve always loved the noble Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc grapes from France’s Loire Valley.  These varietals are not flashy or “fruit-bombs;” they are elegant, understated, and always reflect the terroir from which they are grown.  Just as important, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, with their mouthwatering acidity and taut fruit, are ideal food wines.
Although France justifiably gets much of the attention when it comes to these grapes, there is an idiosyncratic winery in California’s Napa Valley dedicated (with near-religious zeal) to producing Loire-inspired reds and whites.  Lang & Reed, established in 1996, produces some of the finest examples of these wines in the New World.  We’ve been big fans for years!
We decided it would be a lot of fun to taste the amazing wines of Lang & Reed together with the Loire Valley reds and whites that inspired them!  
We’ll delve into the differences and similarities of these cousins in a friendly “competition.”
A Cabernet Franc vineyard in Lake County where Lang & Reed sources some of their fruit
Please help us welcome Megan Skupny of Lang & Reed
$25 per person*
(*tasting fee refunded with purchase of 6 wines from the tasting)
Vineyards in Loire Valley’s Chinon appellation
We will taste 8 wines, with cheese and charcuterie:
Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc 2015, Mendocino, California – $30.99
Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc 2013, North Coast, California – $28.99
Lang & Reed Two-Fourteen Cabernet Franc 2007, Napa Valley, California – $54.99
Lang & Reed Two-Fourteen Cabernet Franc 2013, Napa Valley, California – $49.99
Domaine de la Guilloterie ‘Elegance’ 2015, Saumur, Loire Valley – $21.99
Regnier-David ‘Cuvee de la Guichardeire’ 2014, Saumur, Loire Valley – $21.99
La Varenne Rouge 2014, Chinon, Loire Valley – $23.99
Domaine Damien Lorieux ‘Tuffeaux’ Rouge 2014, Bourgueil, Loire Valley – $17.99

**IMPORTANT PARKING NOTIFICATION**

Parking in our front lot is extremely limited!  Please park in the free, 5 level parking deck located directly behind the shop.

Thursday, February 23rd
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7pm

Eyrie Wine Dinner at Empire State South

Welcome Amy McCandish assistant winemaker of David Lett owner and winemaker of Eyrie Vineyards

Lett was convinced that the climate of the Willamette Valley was potentially perfect for growing Pinot noir. But exactly where was the best place to put down roots? The Valley holds a wide range of microclimates and soils, and in 1965, David had the whole valley to choose from.

In February 1965, David rented a temporary nursery plot near Corvallis, and planted the 3000 vinifera grape cuttings he gathered from UC Davis and selected growers and brought with him to Oregon. This was the first planting of Pinot noir and Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley, and the first “New World” Pinot gris.

Over the following year, David went looking for his perfect vineyard site. He made an exhaustive review of regional climate and soil, studied historical climate records and soil maps, and criss-crossed the valley from side to side and top to bottom.

We are excited to be part of this Wine dinner at Empire State South. Wine pairings are made by Steven Grubbs, wine director

Amuse

Fried Chicken Rillette

pickles  

Rosé of Pinot Noir, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015

Clam & Crab ‘Chowder’

Pinot Blanc, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014

 

Butter-poached Catfish

turnip & leek vinaigrette   

Pinot Gris, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014

 

Mushroom Pot Pie

celery root, potato

Pinot Noir, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014

 

Duck Breast

hibiscus, anise, roasted broccoli  

Pinot Noir, Eyrie Vineyards, ‘Original Vines’, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014

 

Honey Crème Brulee

orange gel, pistachio cookie  

 $125 per person plus tax and gratuity

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION DIRECTLY WITH THE RESTAURANT

Thursday March 2nd
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5:30-7:30pm

Avignonesi Wine Tasting

Join us to taste the singular Tuscan reds of the Avignonesi winery.  

Avignonesi represents the very best in fine red wines from the beautiful and ancient hillside vineyards of Montepulciano.  These wines, made primarily from Sangiovese, offer a softer, more approachable side of fine Tuscan wine.  And–somewhat rare for Tuscany–the estate has practiced organic and biodynamic viticulture and winemaking since 2009, so the wines are as clean and sustainable as they are delicious!

Please help us welcome Giuseppe Santarelli of Avignonesi
$25 per person*
(*tasting fee refunded with purchase of 6 wines from the tasting)
We will taste 8 Avignonesi and other Tuscan wines (and 1 Franciacorta!), with cheese and charcuterie:
NV Barone Pizzini, “Animante” Franciacorta DOCG  $35.99
2015 Fontaleoni, Vernaccia di san Gimignano  $14.99
2015 La Spinetta, Vermentino  $19.99
2014 Avignonesi, Rosso di Toscana “Cantaloro”  $18.99
2014 Avignonesi, Rosso di Montepulciano  $20.99
2013 Avignonesi, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano  $31.99
2013 Avignonesi, “Desiderio” Merlot, Toscana IGT  $59.99
2011 Avignonesi, “Griffi,” Toscana IGT  $59.99

Monday March 6th
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5:30-7:30pm

Ceretto & Tramin Tasting

  WOLFGANG KLOTZ ( Representing Tramin)

Wolfgang is a native of Alto Adige. He became truly interested in wine while still in high school, as a “weekend winegrower,” producing small quantities of wine at home just for the fun of it. After completing his commercial studies in high school, he took a course on wine marketing and then worked for two years as an assistant sales manager for a large Italian bottler, Schenk Spa. In 2000, he joined a small, quality-oriented Alto Adige winery, H. LUN -managing its operations until the end of 2006. While working at H. Lun, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management at the tri-lingual (English, German and Italian) Free University of Bolzano. He completed his thesis on “Market potential and market entry strategies for Italian organic wine in the USA.” In 2007 Wolfgang joined Tramin winery as Marketing and Sales Director. Tramin is a dynamic winery in Alto Adige, noted for its aromatic and elegant wines which have garnered numerous awards particularly using the Gewürztraminer grape variety (including 25 Tre Bicchieri wins from Gambero Rosso).

ANDREA PACE (Representing Ceretto)

After graduating from the oenological school in Alba (Piedmont, Italy), Andrea started working in wineries around the world. Starting in McLaren Vale, South Australia and then to directly in Napa Valley, California. After working the cellars for two years, his interest shifted to the commercial sector. Andrea moved to New York to represent two small wineries from northern Italy. In 2012 he returned to his home town of Alba in order to start a collaboration with Ceretto, one of the most prestigious Italian wineries, famous for high quality Barolo and Barbaresco. Andrea is currently working for Ceretto as Export Sales Manager for North America, Russia and Japan.

We will be tasting:
TRAMIN
2014 Pinot Bianco “Moritz”  $21.99
2015 Pinot Grigio “Unterebner”  $25.99
 2015 Sauvignon  $19.99
2014 Lagrein  $19.99
CERETTO
2015 Arneis “Blange”  $22.99
2015 Moscato  $21.99
2012 Barolo  $54.99
2011 Barbaresco “Asili”  $144.99
$25 per person*
(*tasting fee refunded with purchase of 6 wines from the tasting!)
**IMPORTANT PARKING NOTIFICATION**
Parking in our front lot is extremely limited!  Please park in the free, 5 level parking deck located directly behind the shop.

Thursday, March 9th
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5:30-7:30pm

Castello Di Ama

Join us to taste a selection of wines from our absolute favorite Chianti producer–Castello di Ama!  Perrine fell in love with this estate when she visited Tuscany a few years ago.  In addition to being one of the most beautiful and hospitable properties in all of Italy, Castello di Ama produces what we feel to be some of the finest Chianti we’ve tasted, in addition to crazy-delicious olive oils.
“Every single drop of our wine is made from grapes grown exclusively in our own vineyards. We see wine as a distillation, more powerful than words, of the traditions, history and beauty of this magical place. Making wine at CASTELLO DI AMA means respecting the grapes that have been nurtured here every step of the way, from the harvest to the bottle. It’s by serving the grapes and by honoring their character that we are able to produce wines that seem to have gushed straight out of the generous rocky soil.”

Please help us welcome Janice Verrecchia of Castello di Ama
$25 per person*
(*tasting fee refunded with purchase of 6 wines from the tasting!)
We will taste 6 Castello di Ama wines:

   2012 Castello di Ama Bianco – $39.99

2014 Castello di Ama Il Chiuso , Tuscany, Italy – $30.99
2014 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico , Tuscany, Italy – $26.99
2011 Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione , Tuscany, Italy – $54.99
2013 Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy – $54.99
2013 Castello di Ama Haiku , Tuscany, Italy -$59.99
**IMPORTANT PARKING NOTIFICATION**
Parking in our front lot is extremely limited!  Please park in the free, 5 level parking deck located directly behind the shop.

Wednesday, March 15th
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5:30-7:30pm

Willful Winery

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Wednesday, March 22
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5:30-7:30pm

Peay Vineyard

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Thursday, March 30th
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5:30-7:30pm

Pascal Schildt

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Thursday, April 27th
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5:30-7:30

Wind Gap Winery Tasting

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