Thursday, May 17, 2007

Vinea Wine Tasting- Saturday May 19

Now a word from the Operatic Sommelier...

Hello My Fellow Lovers of Great Wine

Just a few quick things this week...

I am starting a full ten weeks of wine classes for the summer. The schedule is posted at the bottom of this email. For anyone who hasn't taken one of my classes in the past they are easy, informative and fun, plus there is some really great juice here.

This Saturday's tasting is at the Formaggeria and is a blend of California and France. We have Jacuzzi Wines from the Central Coast, and they started making wine long before they started making bathtubs. And, because we think this weekend will be beautiful, we are popping open a couple of 90 point and up Champagnes from Montaudon, a treat you will not want to miss.

Drink Great Wine
MJ the Sommelier


~~Montaudon Brut 1999~~
$39.99 a bottle, $431.88 a case
The only true vintage Champagne at this price!
Very forward and accessible, with modest candied fruit, almond and honey flavors. Pleasant, Drink now. –BS

~~Montaudon Grand Rose M.V.~~
$40.99 a bottle, $4462.69 a case
Delicious. Red fruit, cinnamon and ginger aromas and flavors highlight this lively, medium-bodied rosé. Balanced and smooth, it ends with a lingering note of candied cherry. Drink now. –BS

90 points W.S.

~~Jacuzzi Pinot Grigio '05 ~~
$15.99 a bottle $172.68 a case
This wine shows a wonderful light orange color. On the nose it displays a strong sense of tropical fruits and just ripened peach. Would pair up nicely with pasta and seafood dishes. - MJ

~~Jacuzzi Primitivo '05 ~~
$21.99 a bottle, $237.48 a case
Here we are looking a deep garnet hue. the aromas explode out of the glass with homemade cranberry sauce and ripe strawberries. With a hint of vanilla it is pure velvet on the palate. - MJ
Here is your schedule for the summer series of wine classes at MAFIAoZA'S

Class will start at 6 pm on Wednesdays and cost $15 for five wines and a little taste of something special to bring out the best in the wines.

Also receive 10% off dinner at MAFIAoZA'S if you decide to stick around for some pasta and pizza.
For reservations call 269-6880.

May 23rd
Wine Tasting Basics (Learn the secrets of the sommeliers to exploring wines)

May 30th
Sparkling Wines (The perfect beginning to any occasion)

June 7th
Lighter Mood Swings (A collection of the perfect patio wines)

June 14th
Pinot Grigio (Soft tropical whites from Northern Italy)

June 21st
Chardonnay (Come see why she has been dubbed the queen of grapes)

June 28th
Soft Reds (Rich, rewarding and romantic)

July 12th
Tuscany's Reds (We discover why it is Italy's most famous wine region)

July 26th
Italy's Big Bruisers (Our pride and joy, only the boldest of reds from the homeland)

August 1st
Spirits and Cocktails (Learn how to be the perfect host with these cocktails, aperitifs and digestives)

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