September 2014 Wine Tasting Calendar

 

 

TASTING BLENDS – “Wines That Are All Mixed Up”

Thursday, September 4 thru Sunday, September 7

2:00pm - 5:00 pm (Thursday 4-7:00pm)    $5.00 per person

Recently, some of the most interesting wines are a result of skillful blending to create a more complex and flavorful flavor. From GSM blends to “kitchen sink” reds, we’ll taste some wines that mix it up.

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WINES OF THE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY – “Sonoma’s Cool Climate Gem

Thursday, September 11 thru Sunday, September 14

2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 till 7:00 on Thursday)   $5.00 per person

While there only a handful of wineries in the region, a number of Northern California wineries take advantage of this cool climate region in western Sonoma, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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EXPLORING MENDOCINO COUNTY – “Flavors of the North Coast”   

Thursday, September 18 thru Sunday, September 21

2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 till 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

The region is very diverse in its offerings, from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines on the coastal side to the warmer inland valleys featuring Cabernets, Zins and Syrahs.

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WINES OF THE RHONE VALLEY – “A Trip to Southern France”

Thursday, September 25 thru Sunday, September 28

2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 till 7:00 on Thursday)    $10.00 per person

We’ll visit one of the oldest grape growing regions in Europe and the robust wines of the Rhone River Valley. We’ll sample the Cote d Rhone appellation along with other regional classics.

                  LOCATIONS
 
O'Brien's - Dale Rd
4120 Dale Rd.
Modesto, CA 95356 
(209) 545-8100 
 
 
O'Brien's - Roseburg
839 W. Roseburg   
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 524-9234


O'Brien's -Riverbank
6331 Oakdale Rd.
Riverbank, CA 
(209) 869-9050

      

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 Joe's Cheese Corner
   Castelinhos of Portugal

     

PARRANO CHEESE

Here is a distinctive cheese that crosses borders, It has a nutty flavor and buttery aroma of an aged Parmigiano Reggiano with the rich creamy textue of of a young Dutch gouda. Aged over 5 months, it is perfect for shredding over summer tomato salads or backing in your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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