January 2015 Wine Tasting Calendar

   

WINES OF BURGUNDY – “France’s Most Famous Wine Region”

Friday, January 2 thru Sunday, January 4 2:00pm – 5:00 pm $10.00 per person


For centuries the region of Burgundy has been celebrated as one of the most heralded wine regions in the world as well as the most expensive. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the players here and we will feature several distinctive but moderately priced finds from the region

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TASTING BLENDS – “Wines That Are All Mixed Up”

Thursday, January 8 thru Sunday, January 11 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (Thursday 4-7:00pm) $5.00 per person


Some of the most interesting wines are a result of skillful blending to create a more complex and flavorful flavor. Some wineries have no choice because their old vineyards were planted to create a “field blend”. We’ll taste some wines that mix it up.

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WINES OF CHILE – “The South American Star”

Thursday, January 15 thru Sunday, January 18 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (Thursday 4-7:00pm) $5.00 per person

Chile has been producing wine for over 150 years, but has really made a name for it’s self in the past decade. We’ll taste wines that are good values as well as some excellent collectables for your cellar.

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RUTHERFORD DUST- “Tasting One of Napa’s Most Heralded Regions”

Thursday, January 22, thru Sunday, January 25 2:00pm – 5:00 pm (Thursday 4-7:00pm) $10.00 per person


Much is made of the dusty characteristics of this Napa area famous for its bold Cabernets. In addition to Cabernet we’ll explore a few others great wines from the heart of Napa Valley.

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE COMPETITION – “Tasting Gold Medal Winners”

Thursday, January 29 thru Saturday, January 31 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person


The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Judging has become the largest competition of American wines in the World. Over 5000 wines from 1500 producers were judged in early January and the results are in. We’ll pour Gold Medal winners including some Best of Class and Double Gold Medal wines.

******Please Note ---No Tasting on February 1, Super Bowl Sunday*****

                  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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TOM’S WINE NOTES

Fall means Oktoberfest but your celebration needs not to be centered on beer. Rieslings, German or domestic are also important to autumn harvests and cultural celebration. They come in a variety of styles and regional differences with varying levels of sweetness. Look for Rieslings from Germany’s Mosel Valley or Washington State‘s Columbia Valley. Rieslings tend to be tangy with flavors ranging from peach and tropical fruit off set by good acidity. Foods you would normally pair with the Fest beers work for Rieslings as well. Grilled bratwurst, soft pretzels with mustard, or roasted pork loin.

 Joe's Cheese Corner
   Castelinhos of Portugal

 

Yancy’s Fancy Cheddars
Roasted Garlic Cheddar Cheese Curds
Buffalo Wing Cheddar Chesse Curds

This New York State producer has become famous for their naturally made cheese. What is a Cheddar Cheese Curd? Cheese Curds are simply fresh cheddar cheese before it has been pressed into a block to age and thus become "aged cheddar." Pure, simple and wholesome, cheese curds are high in calcium and make a great nutritious snack for kids and adults alike! Perfect for your Ocktoberfest celebrating too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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