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Fall Newsletter Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, September 6th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join AWM’s own Eric Steineger for this delicious and informative tasting of Fall Newsletter Selections! 2013 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc; Swartland, S. Africa – Fresh and bright with notes of tropical fruits, melon, and grapefruit. 2013 Domaine Les Grands Bois Rosé; Côtes du Rhône, France – Exhibiting a bright coral pink color this is filled

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Ramey Wine Cellars with George Staikos – Wednesday, September 10th., 2014 – 7pm – AWM Cellar – $25.00 per person

David Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for such wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. With that impressive resume, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. They have been producing critically acclaimed, award-winning wines ever since, committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as their primary

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AWM Video: The Pull of Southern France – Liquid Silk from Languedoc

Some of our favorite wines are from the southern most parts of France, and the subject of this week’s video is no exception. Join Eb as he introduces the 2012 Cuvée Jean Pull from Domaine des Soulanes, a profound value in the under twenty dollar category. This wine will have you scratching your head, wondering

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Coronado Brewing Company- 18th Anniversary Double IPA

After 18 years of innovative brewing, Coronado Brewing Company give themselves a much-deserved pat on the back with their larger-than-life 18th Anniversary Double IPA. Pouring hazy gold with a nice, thick head, citrus and pine aromas practically jump out of the glass. Follow that up on the palate with some toasty malt, some mildly resinous

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2013 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc; Swartland, South Africa

The vineyards of Riebeek Cellars lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate and topography.  Their vineyards are situated at heights that vary from 180 feet above sea level to 900 feet against the slopes of the Kasteelberg mountains. Because of the topography, the soils display the same rich variety, with Oakleaf

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2011 Château Le Bergey; AOC Bordeaux

Le Bergey is the entry level label of Château L’Escart, a Bordeaux Superior winery run by Damien Laurent, who lives on the property with his family. The property is organically farmed and managed for quality throughout every step necessary to make a fine bottle of wine. You’ve got to try this if you are a

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2013 Fontes “Fontesole” Blanc; VDP D’OC, France

Situated in the heart of Languedoc, in the foothills of the southern Cévennes, close to the famous city of Pézenas, the vineyards of Fontès spread over a mosaic of terroirs (schist, basalt,clay-limestone). The vines, cultivated on terraces also benefit from the influence of a Mediterranean micro-climate, which contributes to the production of high-quality wines. Official

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2012 Domaine des Soulanes “Cuvée Jean Pull”; Côtes du Roussillon Villages, France

Cathy and Daniel Laffite use only native Mediterranean grape varieties, matched perfectly to their domaine’s soils, to make superb wines. This is a more Grenache-heavy blend that includes 20% Carignan, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. The 2012 Côtes du Roussillon “Cuvée Jean Pull” is a big, fruit-loaded effort that shows abundant charm and texture. Black

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2013 Hugl Grüner Veltliner; Niederösterreich, Austria

Young winemakers Sylvia and Martin Hugl have produced a surprisingly intense and concentrated Gruner Veltliner, showing zesty citrus notes of grapefruit and gooseberry, with hints of lentil and white pepper—classic GV character. The palate offers exotic tropical fruit and a firm mineral backbone. The Hugls cultivate 50 acres of south-facing hillside vineyards in northeastern Austria;

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AWM Video: The Best of Bordeaux: 2005 Le Dome Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

From our cellar to your palate, we are proud to present the 2005 Le Dome Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux. Carefully aged in perfectly controlled conditions, this wine is just reaching the beginning of its drinking window, with a long life still to come. In this week’s video, Eb explains the provenance of this unique, limited

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