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October 8, 2015

The wines of the Rhone Valley in France are amongst the most overlooked and diverse wines of Europe.
Starting around Avignon, we will travel northward , hitting the small villages, each producing a world class and highly acclaimed wine.

 A white Roussane, St. Joseph, Vacqueyras,, Cotes du Rhone,(white and red) Croze Hermitages,  a  2006 Chateau Neuf du Pape and culminating with a Muscat de Beaunes de Venise.

Our food which will complement this vinous offering will consist of simple Provencal fare…roasted pork tenderloin, Ratatouille, salad and dessert.  

Seating Limited to 30 clients.

Date: Tuesday, October 27   7 pm -9 pm

Cost: $40.00 per person  Couple $75.00 (boyfriends and girl friends count..unless you are married to someone else….then we charge extra !!!)

                    Prepaid reservations  only.

Call 216 283 6300 or email Gene at to assure your place .

September 24, 2015


This month’s Connoisseur Club offers the 10th anniversary Library Selection for Silver Oak.  Six  6 packs were released two weeks ago and we purchased, I believe, 5 of them.  The Alexander Valley Silver Oak tends to be a softer variety, very approachable now and in the years to come.

I am trying to get more, and some older vintages and possible offer a vertical tasting of the cabernet sauvignon.

But, for the moment, you have the 2006 to enjoy.

August 31, 2015

We skipped August as a tasting month for several reasons.  Very warm, many of our customers were coming or going on vacation, or taking kids back to school, or, like some whom we will not mention, were returning from Burgundy or Italy after several weeks of well deserved repose.
We are sliding smoothly into Fall, but that’s going to be maybe 6 weeks away.  But we should prepare.
Thus our next tasting on TUESDAY September  15 ,  7 PM  will be Comfort Foods and Smooth Wines to prepare us for Fall’s varied cuisine.
What I am looking for are wines, mostly red, with a low tannin base, wines you can enjoy without checking the vintage charts, or the checkbook.  Just daily wines which pair well with hearty foods, Cioppino (Italian Fish stew), meatloaf, pot roast, hearty soups, vegetarian fare.…that kind of cuisine.  Flannel shirts, comfort food and wine pairings.
We will be tasting 6 reds and two whites.  I will include recipes to complement these wines, and we will be serving some of these dishes to complement our wines.
It will be loads of fun, a great learning experience, and will increase  your culinary skills as well as oenological prowess.
Place  Shaker Wines and Spirits, 20100 VAN AKEN BLVD, in GLORIOUS Shaker Heights Ohio…a lot of the construction on the roads are complete so its easier to get to us.
Charges:  $30 per person, $50.00 a couple
Reservations a must prior to the tasting.  Limit 24-26 patrons. SIGN UP TODAY: reply to my  EMAIL OR CALL 216  283 6300.    Gene Veronesi

Wine of the Day

2006Alexander Valley LIBRARY RELEASE  100% Cabernet Sauvignon  The 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines full body and richness with moderate alcohol. It has a garnet color and a nose of cassis liqueur, nutmeg and dark chocolate. On the palate, it has a rich, mouth-coating attack, great expression of fruit, a full-body and beautifully integrated tannins that lead to a long, spicy finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine will give drinking pleasure through 2026.   The 2006 winter and spring were marked by heavy rains: March had the most rain days on record. Indeed the early season was quite wet and the rains extended well into April. The weather became dry and warm by late spring and bloom conditions were ideal. The early summer will be remembered for a searing 10-day heat wave in July, but August and September were mild, which coupled with normal yields led to a slow prolonged ripening.   We began picking in Alexander Valley on September 12 and concluded harvest on October 17   Our 2006 Alexander Valley, a blend of wine from several different vineyards, is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. We blended the vineyard lots in early 2007 and transferred the wine to 50% new and 50% once-used American oak barrels for aging. Blending prior to barreling allows us to achieve a balance of the wine’s natural elements, such as fruit and tannin, before they are influenced by oak. The wine was then aged in barrel for approximately 25 months and another 15 months in bottle to harmonize its components before release.  The wine is drinking well now but will improve over the next decade.

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