Beer Tasting 7/2

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HOLLYWOOD VINE BEER TASTING!

Friday July 2nd , 2010

7:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

WAILUA WHEAT PALE ALE

From Kona Brewing Co. in Hawaii we bring the Limited Release Wailua Wheat Ale. This golden, sun colored ale has a bright, citrusy flavor that comes from the tropical passion fruit is brewed into each batch. Sit back, relax and enjoy paradise anytime.

2009 Gold Medal: Wheat Beer category

Portland Spring Beer & Wine Festival, Oregon

Retail $2.75

 

STARR HILL THE LOVE HEFEWEISEN

Charlottesville, VA – a historic storefront on Main Street that was once home to the state of Virginia’s first craft brewing operation is also the home of Starr Hill Brewery Co. The Love is distinguished by its extremely light body and flavored with hints of banana and clove.

“A friend of mine would smuggle wheat-beer yeast back from a brewery in Germany, and he won the National Home Brewers’ Competition one year with this yeast that he’d smuggled. I asked him if he would ‘share the love’ and let us borrow the yeast, and 10 years later he finally did.” –Mark Thompson; Master Brewer

2008 Silver Medal, Great American Beer Festival

Retail $2.75

 

ESTRELLA DAMM INEDIT

Inedit is the first beer specifically created to accompany food. It is born from the conviction that a beer that could be paired with the utmost respect to the best cuisine was necessary. That is its aim and its virtue, and that is what makes Inedit different, special and unique. Has been created by Damm brewmasters in Barcelona, Spain, heirs to a century-old tradition, and developers of highly appreciated beers, and by Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler and El Bulli’s sommeliers’ team.

High intensity and aromatic complexity. Its appearance is slightly cloudy. Fruity and floral to the nose, with a yeasty sensation and sweet spices reminiscences. Creamy and fresh texture, soft volume and delicate carbonic. Long aftertaste and pleasant memory.

Retail $15.99

 

KELLY’S IRISH HARD CIDER

Kelly’s Cider is bottled at the Florida Beer Company in Melbourne, Florida. It is fermented from the juice of 4 different traditional apple varieties. Unlike other Irish ciders it does not use fake orange coloring.

Winer of Four Gold Medals by The National Brewers Association

2002, 2003,2004 & 2007 Best Cider in America

Retail $2.75

 

STARR HILL DARK STARR STOUT

Starr Hill’s Dark Starr Stout is the most awarded Dry Irish Stout in the country. Brewed with roasted barley, and with hints of coffee and dark chocolate, it packs a robust taste into a surprisingly light body. This signature brew pours like velvet and drinks like a slice of grandma’s pumpernickel bread

2009 Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival
2008 Silver Medal, World Beer Cup

Retail $2.75

20% off  on 1 bottle take out

35% off on a six-pack mix and match take out

Wine Tasting 6/29

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 26, 2010 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday June 29th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

NEW AGE WHITE, NV

Picked by hand from the Valentin Bianchi Estate vineyards (Mendoza, Argentina) the grapes (50% Malvasia,  50%  Sauvignon Blanc) are crushed and cooled, followed by 12 hours of cold maceration  and pressing. New Age  white is a light yellow/green colored wine, with fruity and floral aromas of great intensity. Balanced acidity leads to soft, semi-sweet and slightly effervescent flavors and mouth feel. It is an extremely refreshing, vivacious and sensual wine.

BTG $ 4.00                                  Retail $8.99

 

Henry’s Drive Vignerons is the winery of the Longbottom family of Padthaway, South Australia. PILLAR BOX’S LINE which was unveiled in the 2004 vintage, is named for the ubiquitous red Pillar Boxes (mailboxes) that first appeared in the Padthaway region in the 1850s when the modern postal service was brought to australia with the introduction of the postage stamp. The Longbottoms brought in the consulting winemaker Chris Ringland to help in the creation of this highly praised, value-priced line.

PILLAR BOX WHITE, 2008

67% Sauv Blanc, 28% Verdelho, 5% Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc from the Henry’s Drive vineyards was of extremely high quality in 2008 – it greatly contributes to the fresh lively aromas of limes, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, spicy fennel and a touch of grassiness. The Verdelho expresses itself through a little pineapple and lychee fruit, as well as textural complexity on the palate, while the Chardonnay impacts on palate weight and the overall smoothness of the wine. The palate displays characteristic Sauvignon Blanc crispness and flinty mineral acidity, an attractive depth of fruit flavor and a persistent finish.

89 Points Wine Advocate Issue #181 Feb. 2009

Pale, cloudy yellow. Pungently fruity aromas of pink grapefruit, peach and pear. Juicy, pure and brisk, with very good density of fruit for village wine. Finishes with pineapple and grapefruit notes and enticing lingering perfumeBTG $ 4.50                                 Retail $10.99

 

PILLAR BOX RED, 2007

65% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and10% Merlot

Displaying a dark color and a vibrant purple hue, the 2007 Pillar Box Red has bright aromas of blue and dark berry fruit entwined with licorice, spearmint and cigar box complexity. The palate is rich and fleshy, with flavors of fresh blackcurrant and blueberry fruit combined with orange rind, dark chocolate and spicy smoky oak characters. Whilst the tannins are full, the palate is round, soft and well balanced, leading into a lingering harmonious finish.

BTG $ 5.00                                  Retail $11.99

90 Points Wine Advocate Issue #181 Feb. 2009

 

VALENTIN BIANCHI FAMIGLIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2006

The grapes come primarily from the Asti and Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Rama Caíida, San Rafael, Mendoza, around 760 meters above sea level. This wine has an intense red/purple color and an enjoyable, complex nose that is reminiscent of berries, spice, cedar, chocolate and much more. The nose carries through to the palate, delivering rich, full texture and berry-spicy-cedar flavors; a well-balanced wine with a lingering, pleasing finish.

BTG $ 6.50                                        Retail $16.99

 

 

ANGEL’S SECRET ZINFANDEL, 2008

The grapes for Angel’s Secret Zinfandel come from a rocky hillside vineyard at approximately 1,500 feet and are slightly east of Clear Lake, California’s largest natural lake. Pleasing aroma with hints of red berries and black pepper. A touch of spice and vanilla on the palate add to the aromas that carry across to the flavors. This nicely balanced wine has a rich body and very good structure.

BTG $ 6.75                                        Retail $17.99

Wine Tasting 6/8

Reminder!

HOLLYWOOD VINE BEER TASTING

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH . 7 TO 9 PM

DON’T MISS NEXT WEEKS TASTING! SOME DIFFERENT VARIETALS, ALL EXCECPTIONAL WINES.

Excellence is one word to describe this next tasting. All 90+ reviews by the thoughest critics and all priced under $28. 

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday June 8th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 BODEGAS BOTANI MOSCATEL, 2009

The 2009 Botani was sourced from organically farmed 70-year-old Moscatel de Alejandria vines producing tiny yields. Thirty percent of the wine was barrel-fermented in neutral French oak, the rest in stainless steel. Medium straw-colored with a green tint, it displays a nose of mineral, spring flowers, acacia, and a hint of tropical aromas. The 2009 vintage has produced a wine with extra density and concentration. Although the aromatics suggest sweetness, the wine is dry but very fruity, refreshing, and exceptionally long. It is an outstanding value that over-delivers in a big way.  

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 188: 91 points -April, 2010

BTG $ 6.00                                  Retail $15.99

 

BODEGAS SHAYA VERDEJO, 2009

The Verdejo grapes for the 2009 Shaya are sourced from both estate vineyards and local growers with vine age ranging from 75-112 years. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged on its lees. Medium straw-colored, if offers up an alluring aroma of baking spices, spring flowers, and peach. On the palate it has a creamy texture, vibrant acidity, and intense flavors leading to a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It is a great value in dry, aromatic white wine.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 188: 91 points -April, 2010

Pale, cloudy yellow. Pungently fruity aromas of pink grapefruit, peach and pear. Juicy, pure and brisk, with very good density of fruit for village wine. Finishes with pineapple and grapefruit notes and enticing lingering perfumeBTG $ 5.75                                 Retail $14.99

 

LA POSTA DEL VIÑATERO MALBEC PIZZELLA VINEYARD, 2008

Ripe and polished, with lush layers of raspberry, blueberry and fig fruit that glide over alluring spice notes, with well-integrated grip. The long, creamy finish shows a floral hint that helps add length.

 Wine Spectator 90 Points – Issue Nov. 30, 2009

BTG $ 8.75                                  Retail $22.99

 

BODEGAS TESO TINTA DE TORO MONJA ALMIREZ  VIÑA, 2007

The grapes for the 2007 Almirez came from 30-year-old ungrafted head pruned vines. The wine was aged for 12 months in one-year-old French oak. Deep crimson-colored, it displays an expressive nose of spice box, espresso, plum, and blackberry compote. Full-bodied on the palate with layers of savory black fruits, lots of spice, and enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for years.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 188: 91 points -April, 2010

BTG $ 9.25                                        Retail $24.99

 

I GREPPI BOLGHIERI GREPPICANTE, 2007

The estate’s 2007 Greppicante (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) is a much more serious wine, yet it too offers terrific value. A fragrant, seamless wine, the 2007 Greppicante captures the essence of Bolgheri in its dark fruit, spices, minerals and herbs, showing outstanding balance and tons of style. The finish is long, sweet and harmonious. 92pts Wine Spectator

BTG $ 10.00                                      Retail $27.99