June-July 2016 Wine Tasting Calendar


“OB’s Annual Rose Tasting!” Thursday Evening, June 23rd @ 4:00 – 7:00PM $5.00 Per Person

Dry Roses have become increasingly popular and we’ll sample 8 from around the globe including several CA regional favorites and selections from Europe. Summer has officially started and we’ll kick it off with wines that are refreshing and easy to drink! ******************************** CHARDONNAY SHOOTOUT – “Blind Tasting of Napa, Sonoma, and Central Coast” Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26 2:00pm – 5:00pm $10.00 per person

Here is a chance to determine your favorite regional style Chardonnay as we conduct a fun blind tasting of six whites from California’s top locations and producers. Our annual event is a perfect summer primer. ******************************* WINES OF AMADOR COUNTY- “A Taste of the Gold Country” Thursday, June 30 thru Sunday, July 3 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

The Foothills Amador County is home to some of the oldest vineyards in California. 150 years ago miners searched for gold and planted grapes. Zinfandel is king there, but a number of wines are making a name for themselves and we’ll taste several this holiday weekend. ******************************* GOLD MEDAL WINNERS - California State Fair Wine Competition Thursday, July 7 thru Sunday, July 10 2:00pm - 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

The California State Fair Wine Competition is the oldest wine judging in the Country, going back over 125 years. In 2016 over 2700 wine entries were received from over 600 wineries. The 2016 results from last month’s judging are out and we’ll taste Double Gold and Gold medal winners. ******************************** “Craft Brew Night with Mammoth Brewery!” Thursday Evening, July 14 @ 4:00 – 7:00PM $5.00 per person Join us at the wine bar with one of California’s most exciting craft beer producers from the other side of the Sierras. A rep will take us on a tasting of seasonal brews and more. ******************************** SUMMER REDS – Lighter Styles for Warmer Weather Friday, July 15 thru Sunday, July 17 2:00pm - 5:00pm $5.00 per person

We tend to drift away from heavier reds in the summer so it is time to lighten up! We’ll check on some Pinot Noirs, Sangioveses, and even a red that can even take a chill.



















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



Cheese from Joe

St. Angel Triple Crème Brie

 Here is a luxurious special occasion cheese that screams for pairing with your favorite bottle of sparkling wine! This French triple-crème made from pasteurized cow’s milk is pillow-like and covered with a fluffy, white rind. With the texture of chilled, whipped butter, its flavor is buttery, with the right amount of salt and a hint of white mushroom. Enjoy this French masterpiece with champagne or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and a French baguette!




"The Wine Guy"

Rediscover Sunday Brunch

Weekend brunch at home is very special indulgence. Especially if you include one of the growing number of sparkling wines available to enhance your culinary possibilities. Keep your kitchen endeavors simple, but flavorful and creative. Sear a fresh salmon fillet and serve it on a spicy French toast that has been dipped in a chili sauce infused egg mixture. Or saute oysters with bacon bits, scrambled egg and a topping of a fried onion or leek and sweet pepper combination. And be sure to have a glass of sparkling California Blanc Noir or Italian Prossecco to compliment flavors on your plate. If you decide to make mimosas, use fresh squeezed OJ and a drier brut sparkling wine.












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