Thursday, February 24, 2011

Village Kitchen Hosts "A Taste of France" Wine Dinner

Hot off the Press!

Village Kitchen hosts "A Taste of France" Tuesday, March 1st, featuring wines from the famous importer Kermit Lynch and will be hosted by David Holt of International Wines.

Come enjoy a 4-course Tasting Dinner from Chef Calvin paired with the fantastic wine options.

$40 per person - Limited to 16 People.

For reservations call 356-3814 or email today!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What Wine Do You Drink to Relax?

Heard It Through the Grapevine asked Facebook fans:

Adrienne says "I enjoy classic White Zinfandel by Southern Home. It is simple and always hits the spot. Then I hit my bed."

Kim says "Rose' all day!"

Amy says "I LOVE Reisling- the regular one and Relax. Yum! Have to be near my bed though because it wine makes me sleeepy."

What about you?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shelby Blanc Wine of Ozan Vineyards

I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day and dinner as much I did. I would assume that you had a nice bottle of wine to go along with dinner. Wine always seems to add a bit of romance to dinner don't you think? Well, last night my family and I enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day T-Bone steak dinner with baked potatoes and tossed salad. My mom suggested that I stop by the store on my way home and grab a bottle of wine. I then reminded her that I had one bottle of wine left (I know, tsk, tsk, I'm low on my stash of wine), which happened to be a bottle of Shelby Blanc 2007 that I purchased on my first visit to Ozan Winery on my birthday of last year. Of course, I wanted to save it for a special occassion, and what other occassion could be best than for Valentine's Day dinner with my family?! Needless to say, I was running late for dinner and when I arrived home, most of the bottle was gone. But they did save me one glass, which is what everyone else got as well. Can you say MMMMMMM? This wine is absolutely delicious! And we couldn't help but emphasis the muscadine taste of this wine. It tasted absolutely wonderful with our meal and was smooth going down. My family raved about it and now I've planned to make a visit to Ozan very soon to purchase another bottle. On second thought, maybe I'll buy it by the case this time since my family enjoyed it so much.(smile) Also, if I remember correctly, the bottle was $11.99 or $12.99. You can't beat that price and trust me it's worth every drop. So if you're traveling to North Alabama anytime soon, you may want to stop by Ozan Winery in Calera and pick up a bottle of Shelby Blanc. It has such a different taste and you'll be sure to add it as a new wine favorite.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Wine Tasting with Pinnacle Imports

Valentine's Day Wine Tasting with Pinnacle Imports at PepperTree Steaks N' Wines

Thursday, February 10th

5:30 until 7:00

Featured Wines:

Frisk (Australia)
“Frisky Prickly Riesling”

Tercos Torrontes (Argentina)

Husch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (California)

Altovinum Evodia Garnacha (Spain)
“Sexy…” IWC
Greek for “Aroma”

D’renberg “Love Grass” Shiraz (Australia)

Tikal Amorio Malbec (Argentina)
“Love Affair”

PepperTree Steaks N' Wines
Your Neighborhood Market
8101 A Vaughn Rd.
Montgomery, AL. 36116
ph (334) 271-6328
fax (334) 271-6390

Friday, February 4, 2011

All Aboard the Ozan Vineyard Train!

Join Ozan Vineyard on Saturday afternoons for the South’s wine and train excursion. This 3 hour event includes a Souvenir Wine Tasting, Gourmet Box Lunch, and Heart of Dixie Railroad train excursion.

For more information and to make reservations go to

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Check out these Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Wills Creeks Vineyards!

If you're looking for a special gift for your favorite Valentine, here are some ideas to get your (grape) juices flowing. Maybe one will do the trick, or perhaps a combination of these will have your sweetheart singing your praises for months to come (wink!).

The gift of wine. A simple way to give wine as a gift is to pick a theme, such as sweet wines (for your sweetheart) or red wines (red representing love), or wines that pair best with your Valentine's favorite meal and dessert. HINT: The Wills Creek Vineyards Cupid's Nectar and White Chocolate Port dessert wines are a delicious pair. Put them in a pretty burlap wine tote and voila, instant gift!

Wine accessories mix it up. Every wine lover will always appreciate those extra little accessories that make sharing a bottle of wine more enjoyable. Think bottle savers, decanters, aerators, wine-themed T-shirts and hats, napkins, coasters, wine glass charms, serving platters and trays, even some new wine glasses. We have lots of accessories to choose from in the Wills Creek Vineyards tasting room, and we are happy to help you arrange them in a unique basket of your choosing.

Wine country overnight get-away. Wills Creek Vineyards is situated in beautiful countryside away from the hustle and bustle. Get an early start on your Valentine's Day weekend with a Saturday visit to the vineyard and tasting room, and an overnight stay at one of the nearby hotels or B&Bs. What could be more romantic?

Tour Alabama wineries. For adventurous wine lovers, take your Valentine out along the Alabama wine trail on Saturday. Pick up some favorites along the way to enjoy with your Valentine's Day dinner.

Elegant wine gift baskets. For a unique and memorable gift, select a pre-made gift basket, or customize one with any of the the other ideas on this list. We have gift baskets at all price levels.

Personalized passion. Let your sweetheart know your most heartfelt wishes by printing them on your own custom wine label. Choose from a variety of label designs on our website and label your favorite wine from our selections available for customization. $4 setup + $0.25 per label.Allow 24 hours for them to be ready for pick up.

Gift certificates keep on giving. If you're not sure what your wine-loving Valentine would like most, gift certificates are a simple and fun way to let him or her pick out her favorite treat.

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