Friday, August 26, 2011

NEW WINE CLASSES! Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Repeat. Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT) Chesterfield, MO

Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Repeat.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)

Chesterfield, MO

Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Repeat.

Ticket Information

Wine TastingSep 10, 2011$25.00$2.37

Event Details

What exactly are you supposed to do with that glass of wine?

Well, drink it is the first answer, right?!

Join STLwinegirl at the St. Louis Wine Market as she takes you through the art of the swirl, sniff and sip. Through wine tasting and Q&A, you will learn the ins and outs of wine terminology and how to identify what it is you smell and taste.
In a fun and interactive environment, we will walk together into the sometimes overwhelming world of wine and make you future wine experiences more approachable and enjoyable!

Topics will include:
  • Wine Tasting 101
  • Identifying Elements in Wine
  • Wine Regions of the World
  • How to Read a Wine Label
  • Ordering Wine in a Restaurant
  • Proper Storage of Wine at Home
  • Glassware, Decanting and Temperatures
  • Food Pairing Tips

The Wine Club Member Tasting- Thursday 8/25

 A Big THANK YOU to all of the Wine Club Members for sharing the evening and wine with us! We had a blast and can't wait until the next one!! (which will be in October)

Monday, August 22, 2011

This Week at the Wine Market! A Special Bury the Bottle and Cabernet Tasting!!

From 5:00 to 7:00 PM, the St. Louis 
Wine Market & Tasting Room 
Welcomes a Special Guest Bartender
Angela Ortmann 
 STL Wine Girl 
See below for more information

!!The bridge at Baxter and Edison is CLOSED! Please take the Hwy to Boones Crossing Exit or Wild Horse Creek Rd to Long Rd to Edison!!
TUESDAY the 23rd
A Special "Bury the Bottle"
5:00 to 7:00pm
THURSDAY the 25th
7:00 to 9:00PM 
A Wine Club Members Only Tasting Event 
There are a few spots available in our 
Market Wine Club! 
Stop by the store for details.
FRIDAY the 26th 
A Fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting 
with Appellations Wines 
5:00 to 7:00 PM
Here is a sampling of the wines we will be tasting-
2007 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon, $63
2008 Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, $45
2006 Fisher Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon, $76

SATURDAY the 27th
Beer Specials ALL DAY LONG!!

 !!The bridge at Baxter and Edison is CLOSED! Please take the Hwy to Boones Crossing Exit or Wild Horse Creek Rd to Long Rd to Edison!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Eric Kent Release Party! Tonight and Tomorrow! 5:00 to 7:00pm

Tonight's the night! Starting at 5:00pm come up and try the wines of Eric Kent! These wines are ONLY at the market and are of very limited quantity- some wines as little as 2.5 cases or 30 bottles! See you soon! PS- the bridge at Baxter and Edison is CLOSED! Please take the Hwy to Boones Crossing Exit or Wild Horse Creek Rd to Long Rd to Edison!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

And the "wine with breakfast" winner is...

We opened up a white and a red.
The 2010 Burgans Albarino (90 Pts Parker) is a lovely wine that was a disaster with the scrambled eggs and home grown tomatoes. The eggs mixed with spinach, ham, onions and mushrooms had an earthiness that made the wine taste tinny and metallic.
Now the 2009 Dom. Cheysson Chiroubles Beaujolais was a different story. The moderate weight of the wine along with the great fruit, low tannins and moderate acidity struck a perfect balance with our breakfast/dinner. I would definitely do this pairing again.

Tom B.

Friday, August 12, 2011

What Tom's drinking with breakfast?

Every now and then, there's nothing like a good hearty breakfast for dinner. Tonight I'm envisioning scrambled eggs with ham, onions, spinach and mushrooms, wonderful home grown tomatoes and some form of starch. Of course the easy answer to "what to drink" is Champagne or a Bloody Mary. But not tonight. We're going with still wine. I'm not sure about this one, but I think heavy oak, tannins and sweetness are all no-no's. So the wines in contention are:
White: dry German Riesling and Spanish Albarino.
Red: a medium bodied Spanish Grenache and a Beaujolais Cru.

I'll let you know what we had in tomorrow's blog.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Tasting Room will be closing at 6:00pm tonight for a Private Tasting. Hope to see everyone for the Friday night tasting, it will be a doozy. :) 


Saturday, August 6, 2011

And the pizza wine is....

2007 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard 92 Points Wine Spectator - Perfect!
Chicago thin crust pizza from Pizzarelli's - excellent!
Ate like a pig and fell asleep on the couch. Another crazy Friday at the Market.

Tom B.

Friday, August 5, 2011

TONIGHT! - Come up and try the 2008 JC Cellars Misc. Stuff

2008 Misc. Stuff

“2008 Misc. Stuff is our first attempt at playing around with Carignan blend. We went for of a Spanish flair with this one coming up with a blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Tempranillo. I love this wine; think Priorat meets Cornas, as it shows the expression of the fruit at its best.
 Each of the components of this wine was aged in large formats (350 to 500 liter barrels), with only 10% new oak involved. Our goal was to have slow maturation and focus on the fruit and vineyards that were blended together. This wine is a mixture of vineyard sites that are cool and warm climate.  With so many interesting components, the name Misc. Stuff, just seemed to fit. This wine is exotic, decadent and truly rustic in its nature.”  - Jeff Cohn
Tasting Notes
Bright black cherry sets the tone both in aromatics and flavor; each going in different directions as it commingles with subtle roasted earth components and smoked meats. Add wild herbs, black and red peppercorns and finish it off with crème bruleé. 

Varietals:44% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 7% Tempranillo
Production:264 cases

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 points
Another innovative blend (44% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 24% Syrah and 7% Tempranillo), the precocious 2008 Miscellaneous Stuff exhibits a dense plum/purple color in addition to a sweet bouquet of blackberry, black currant, cherry, licorice, charcoal and subtle smoke aromas. Round, generous, corpulent and lusty with a heady finish, this is hedonism at its best. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

Pizza Tonight - What To Drink?

Of course beer always works. But tonight, it will be wine. Big tannic reds will clash with the acid in the pizza sauce, so Cabernet and even some Merlot are out. No big Barolos or Brunellos either. Tonight's wine will be a medium bodied fruit driven red.
Here's my short list: Cotes du Rhone, Chianti, Barbera, Cru Beaujolais or Zinfandel.
I'll reveal my choice in tomorrow's blog.

Tom B.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's the difference between a Syrah from a cool climate vs. a Syrah from a warm climate? | Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator

What's the difference between a Syrah from a cool climate vs. a Syrah from a warm climate? | Ask Dr. Vinny | Wine Spectator

Dear Dr. Vinny,
What’s the difference between a Syrah from a cool climate vs. a Syrah from a warm climate?
—Ricky, San Antonio
Dear Ricky,
As you might imagine, Syrah grown in warmer climates ripens more easily, so the wines will typically feature riper fruit flavors, like blackberry and plum, with a lush profile. Cool-climate Syrahs are more likely to showcase red fruit notes, a peppery, spicy side and a leaner frame.
—Dr. Vinny

Don't you wish we aged like wine?

Had a 1970 Palmer at Paul Manno's last night with some good friends. This 2nd growth Bordeaux from Margaux was truly amazing wine - very youthful in appearance with a fragrance that instantly brought smiles to our faces. Beautifully silky and complex on the palate, with cassis, dark cherry, cedar, tobacco leaf and an earthy minerality. This 41 year old wine may not even be at its peak - incredible!
Manno's, as always, was superb!

Tom B.