It's dark early again. Make dinner at home for someone you love. Open up a bottle of wine and have an impromptu candlelight meal. Celebrate nothing in particular...everyday, if possible!
But if you are going out, stop by Bottlerocket tomorrow evening, Wednesday, November 1 to meet Christine Vachon, independent film producer, New Yorker and fellow wine lover. Christine has produced dozens of movies including Academy Award winner Boys Don't Cry, just-released Infamous and all of Todd Haynes' pictures (Poison, Safe, Far From Heaven, etc.). She's recently published a page-turning account of life on the front lines of movie making. We'll pour some of the wines Christine likes, hear her tell a few good war stories and celebrate her book, A Killer Life.
We're also excited to welcome Jay McInerney 11/7, and encourage you to learn the secrets of great entertaining on 11/8. Read on.
Renzo and Vania Montesel carry on the family tradition with this beautiful wine made from hand harvested grapes. The Prosecco grape is indigenous to Italy and has been cultivated in the hills of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene since 1800. Montesel has a delicate sparkle and a soft finish. Elegant and tasty. We love it with fried foods (try tempura or spring rolls), and it really sets a mood if you serve it before dinner as an aperitif.
Australia > Barossa Valley. $18
The inaugural release from Jason Woodbridge, producer of the cult wine, Hundred Acre Cabernet from Napa Valley. This Australian is true to its name, the wine version of a big, rich piece of chocolate cake. And considering Jason's heavy-hitter sells for around $300 (if you can find it), we think the price of Layer Cake is pretty good, too.
U.S.A > California >> Napa Valley. $30
Another Jason Woodbridge creation. First released in 2005, Woodbridge bottles and releases Gold twice a year, with the wine released in July made from Southern Hemisphere (Australia) grapes, while the wine released in November comes from Northern Hemisphere (California) grapes. Made of un-oaked Chardonnay, plus a few other aromatic white varietals, the wine has been exposed to subfreezing temperatures to preserve its personality. Pure 24 karat gold is mixed in before going into a clear French glass bottle. Super sexy, a little bit gimmicky, but very cool. Conundrum lovers will enjoy this. Plus, if you turn the bottle upside down, enjoy the dreamy gold flecked, snow globe affect. Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar gave Gold a 90.
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Wednesday, November 1, 6 – 8 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 6 – 8 pm
Wednesday, November 8, 6 – 8 pm
Tuesday, November 14, 6 – 8 pm
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Our first in-store classes occurred earlier this month. Explore Wine, our practical and fun workshop, gave attendees a chance to become familiar with the world's major types and styles of wine. And now this:
Explore Olive Oil and Wine. $40
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