Beer Tasting 2/3/12

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012
7:00-9:00 pm
No charge for tastings

Magic Hat Vinyl Lager
A Vienna Style beer with an amber hue, sweet malt taste and a slight balancing touch of hops. This beer is produced using a lager strain of yeast and is fermented at the lowest temperature allowed for a lager to keep its easy drinking lager characteristics.
Retail $2.75

Shiner Spring Ale Dortmunder
Dortmunder is a full-bodied, moderately hopped beer of at least 5% alcohol by volume; Dortmunder is the answer to the elegant, aromatic deep golden Pilsner from Bohemia and the straw-blond brilliant malty Munich Helles, it outshines all its blond lager contemporaries, with a hefty mouth feel and an alcohol in the middle. The Shiner Spring Ale has a distinct taste of the smell Texas pasture herbage on a wet spring day and a hint of mesquite.
Retail $2.75

Breckenridge Regal Double Pilsner
Also called Imperial Pilsner is similar to a Pilsner in appearance, but expect a more pronounced malty backbone and an intense bitterness. The Regal is part of Breckenridge’s Small Batch Series. Bright, rich golden in color, crowned with a creamy white foam head with legs. Big hop nose that’s a bit resin and dank. Some grass and hay too. Super smooth and creamy with a slightly viscous and chewy body.
Retail $5.00

Red Brick’s Old Stock Ale
Old Stock Ale is a blend of three copper ales. One aged in oak barrels for 60 days. Another brewed with LOTS of dark caramel roasted malts, and one brewed with a blend of sweet and bitter orange peels and star anise.
Retail $5.25

Stone Collaborations More Brown than Black IPA
Proceeds from the beer will go directly to the Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund, a non-profit organization aiding families affected by the hurricane.
This beer is the result of three brewers coming together and doing what they love. Therefore, they include ridiculous amounts of decadent ingredients without regard for shelf price. And because our collaborations are usually only brewed once, they can be rather difficult to find, and once they run out—they run out.
Retail $6.00

20% off on 1-5 bottle take out
35% off on a six-pack mix and match take out

Wine Tasting 1/31/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 26, 2012 No Comments yet

We have expanded our beer selection to more than 80 selections come and check them out; mark your calendar Friday, February 3rd from 7 to 9 PM!!!
Beer Tasting

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Hanna Russian River Sauvignon Blanc, 2010
The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant straw coloring with a tinge of green and aromatic elements of grapefruit, tangelo, quince flower mint, basil and pear with a mineral note. You’ll find flavors of kiwi, lime zest, with an explosive mid palate of lemon, peach, honey and grass. All with a bright, clean finish.
BTG $ 6.50 Retail $15.99

Hanna Russian River Chardonnay, 2010
Brilliant, limpid straw-gold color. Flavor is juicy fresh pear and apple with white peach, and lemon. Texture is juicy, structured mouth feel with a long, vibrant finish. Aroma of white peach, lemon apple blossom, spice, and light butter.
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99

Bodega Tamarí Reserva Malbec, 2010
Tamarí means doing things with passion and emotion. The 2010 Tamarí Malbec comes from the Uco Valley and high zones of the Mendoza River in Argentina. Intense red garnet; flowery notes of violets and jasmine, ripe red fruits, like plums, cherries and chocolate. Aging in oak barrels adds complexity, and notes of hazelnuts, almonds and cinnamon. A ripe fruit aftertaste and a very good persistence.
BTG $ 5.00 Retail $11..99

Rust en Vrede Merlot, 2010
Founded in 1694 Rust en Vrede was nominated as the first South African red wine in the Top 100 Wines of the World and repeated this achieved for four consecutive years.
The Rust en Vrede Merlot has liquorice and blueberry aromas with subtle hints of cedar wood and cigar box on the nose. Elegant red fruit flavors are backed with vibrant juicy tannins, typical of a youthful Merlot.
BTG $ 7.00 Retail $17.99

The Federalist Dueling Pistols, 2009
50% Zinfandel; 50% Syrah
Big and Bold! This wine exhibits bright cherry jam aromas, with big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity.
BTG $ 12.00 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 1/24/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 19, 2012 No Comments yet

Our next tasting will take us on a tour around the world: Spanish Cava, French Chardonnay, an Italian Barbera; a Pinot from Sonoma and a Shiraz from Australia.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Mercat Brut Cava, NV
Macabeo, Xarel.lo & Parellada
Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Penedes
A delicate bead in the glass of soft golden color. The nose bursts with rich pear, green apple and hints of cream. On the palate the wine shows great finesse and balance with notes of papaya and pear rounded out with hints of hazelnuts, finishing with crisp acidity and freshness.
88 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99

Milou Chardonnay, 2010
100% Chardonnay
Vineyards are located in the Languedoc, surrounding the village of Sommières
Its zesty lemony finish perfectly illuminates rich flavors of white peach and fresh pineapple on the mid-palate, everything is gracefully in balance.
BTG $ 5.50 Retail $12.99

Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir, 2010
The initial aromas have a certain lift and definition highlighted by small wild strawberries, cranberry, and rooibos tea. On the palate one finds Ranier cherries, jasmine, plum, cranberry and again that wild strawberry note floating on a silky structure. It’s lines are cut like a Varvatos suit. The bass note is provided by a subtle framing touch of brown baking spice.
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $24.99

Cantina Valpane Barbera del Monferrato, 2010
The suggestions of spice from the interaction between the wine and the wood add to the depth of Barbera, Deep ruby red; vinous, fruity aroma with hints of spices and black cherry; dry, frank, slightly salty taste to give a great wine with a harmoniously balanced structure and a long, complex finish.
BTG $ 6.50 Retail $15.99

Shinas Estate the Guilty Shiraz, 2008
Ripe shiny blackberry red. Voluptuous cherry, vanilla and peppery spice aromas and full-bodied flavors packed with smoky vanillin oak, cherry and strawberry fruits, chocolate and mocha all wrapped up in a big, rich, velvety smooth package. A juicy wine with fine tannins, the pepper detected on the nose kicks in again to make a welcome re-appearance on the powerful finish.
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 1/17/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 12, 2012 No Comments yet

Mendoza, Languedoc, Tuscany and Priorat wines that are drinking great and all under $20; come and join us for a great value tasting.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris, 2011
A golden yellow with green tones and aromatic intensity that remains you of roses, jasmine and white peaches a nice feel in the mouth fresh and persistent and a long delicate finish.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99

Moulin d’ Gassac Guilhem White, 2011
40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Clairette.
Bright pale gold in color with a strong floral nose. Splendidly lively in the mouth with an excellent acid/fruit balance.
BTG $ 4.75 Retail $9.99

Pertimali Sassetti La Querciolina Montecucco Sangiovese, 2009
A deep ruby red color; the perfume is fruity, vinous and typical; the flavor is dry, balanced and slightly tannic.

BTG $ 6.50 Retail $16.99

Altos Las Hormigas Valle de Uco Malbec, 2009
Nose of crushed red berries and black fruit, hints of violet and dried fennel, balanced, mouth feel, with smooth entrance, firm mid palate, and long, vibrant finish. Overall clean and focused profile.
88 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
BTG $ 6.50 Retail $16.99

Bodegas la Cartuja Priorat, 2010
50% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah.
Sweet, ripe wild berry fruits, a dusting of pepper and pie spice, a kiss of vanilla from a little oak-time, lower acidity and soft tannins while keeping its structure.
90 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Sep/ Oct 2011
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99

Wine Tasting 1/10/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 5, 2012 No Comments yet

This Tuesday we travel to Spain, The North Coast of California, back to Spain then on to Argentina and finish in Northern Italy
Please join us for some great wine and tons of fun!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Bodegas Nora “Peitan” Albarino 2010
“Bright gold. High-pitched citrus fruits and flowers on the nose, with hints of anise and juniper. Racy but packs a punch, offering zesty orange pith, peach pit and lemongrass flavors, with a strong note of white pepper. Very clean and spicy on the finish, which leaves notes of fresh herbs and honey. This wine’s mix of depth and energy make it very flexible with food.” -Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 90pts
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99

La Follette North Coast Pinot Noir 2010
The North Coast Pinot Noir offers a symphony of red fruits in the glass, joined by earthy forest floor elements and notes of rose petal, rosemary and sage. A bright entry of red cherry transitions midpalate to charcuterie and cranberry, offering a lovely acid/tannin balance. The late palate displays intriguing notes of quince and lavender, wrapped in a long, spicy finish. Overall, a multi-layered and palate-pleasing rendition of coastal Pinot Noir.
BTG $ 8.00 Retail $20.99

Marques de Vargas Rioja Reserva 2005
The 2005 Reserva is a blend of 75% Tempranillo with the balance Garnacha, Mazuelo, and other varieties. It spent 23 months in French, Russian, and American oak. The wine has a fragrant nose of balsam wood, violets, mineral, and black cherry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied, firm wine with layers of fruit, savory, spicy flavors and excellent balance. 90pts Robert Parker
BTG $ 12.00 Retail $29.99

Lamadrid “Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (100%) spent 14 months in 60% new French oak. Aromas of balsam wood, smoke, floral notes, cassis, and blackberry lead to a racy, elegant Cabernet that reveals enough structure to evolve for another 1-2 years. This tasty, nicely proportioned wine will be at its best from 2012 to 2019. 91 pts Robert parker
BTG $ 7.25 Retail $17.99

Grasso Nebbiolo Langhe 2008
Good full red. Cool, primary aromas of red fruits, menthol, dried rose and fresh herbs. Fruitier today than the dolcetto, offering a finer-grained texture and more pliancy. Ripe and attractive but dry and juicy too: very nebbiolo. A very fresh wine from young vines facing southeast and southwest. Finishes with suave, fine tannins and lovely persistence. This, too, is very easy to drink. Grasso recommends consuming it within the next four years.89 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99