May-June 2017 Wine Tasting Calendar

   

BBQ WINES FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND – “Getting Ready for Summer” Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

We’ll celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with some favorite whites and reds as we kick off the warm weather season and holiday BBQs. *********************************** WINE TYPES LESS TRAVELED – “New and Interesting Grapes” Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4 2:00pm -5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

Here is a chance to taste new, and up and coming California grape types such as Vermentino, Albarino, Petite Verdot, and Tannat.

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KERMIT LYNCH IMPORTS – “Adventures on the Wine Route” Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person.

One of America’s most highly regarded importers, Kermit Lynch’s efforts to seek out hidden European wine treasures has made him a symbol of wine purity. We’ll pour wines from France and Italy, imaging ourselves having a picnic in a quaint wine village.

“Craft Brew Night with Anchor Steam Brewing!”

Thursday Evening, June 15 @ 4:00 – 7:00PM   $5.00 per person

Join us at the wine bar with California’s first craft brewer who started in San Francisco and set the stage for others to follow. An Anchor rep will take us on a tasting of new brews and more. Just in time for Father’s Day!

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WINES FOR FATHER’S DAY – “Uncorking for Dad” Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 2:00pm -5:00pm $5.00 per person

Bring Dad to the tasting bar for reds and whites with character and muscle. Bold flavored wines that are ideal for his BBQ. From Gnarly Dude Shiraz to Earthquake Zin we’ll taste full flavored wines.

NOTE: No tasting on Fathers Day, Sunday June 18

“OB’s Annual Rose Tasting!”

Thursday Evening, June 22nd   @ 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!

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CHARDONNAY SHOOTOUT – “Blind Tasting of Napa, Sonoma, and Central Coast” Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25 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.

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SUMMER REDS – Lighter Styles for Warmer Weather Thursday, June 29 thru Sunday, July 2 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.

                 

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


 

Vermont Creamery St. Albans

A uniquely American take on the French St. Marcellin, St. Albans takes its name from the town of St. Albans, Vermont and this aged cow’s milk cheese is non-GMO Certified cheese that is hand-shaped and aged for eleven days and packaged in sturdy ceramic crocks. St. Albans unique, wrinkled rinds continue to develop with cheese becoming soft and spreadable, and the flavor more robust. The crock serves as an ideal vessel for baking; warm St. Albans in the oven for a decadent, silky fondue and serve with sliced baguette or roasted fingerling potatoes.

 
       
  TIPS FROM TOM
            "The Wine Guy"

 Dry Rose Season is Here!

 

With the temperatures rising and more time on your porch and in the pool, it is the perfect time for a dry rose. With roses growing in enormous popularity, it is easy to see why. These wonderfully refreshing wines can be made from any of a number of grape types and hail from a number of California regions and other countries. Pinot Noir Roses seem to gain the most respect , but it is more fun to experiment with a number of styles. Give them a good chill and pour away this summer!

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