August 2017 Wine Tasting Calendar

   

OLD VINE REDS – “Tasting Wines with a History” Thursday, August 3 thru Sunday, August 6 2:00pm -5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

We’ll focus on Zinfandels but will include others reds that are from vineyards that can be over 50 years old. We’ll also include reds from heritage clones.

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CAL-ITALIA TASTING – “Italian Grapes in Northern California” Thursday, August 10 thru Sunday, August 13 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 till 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

California countryside reminds many of wine regions in Italy. Not surprisingly, there has been an increase in Italian varieties planted here, especially in the Sierra Foothills. Samples might include Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Barbera, or Primitivo with some fun foods to match.

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SPECIAL ROSE TASTING

4:00 -7:00 PM      Thursday Evening, August 17th     

$5.00 Per Person

It was so much fun when we did it in June we are pouring them again with a whole new lineup. We’ll sample 7 dry roses from around the globe including local finds and selections from Europe. There is still plenty of summertime to enjoy these refreshing and easy to drink wines!

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TASTING BLENDS – “Wines That Are All Mixed Up” Friday, August 18 thru Sunday, August 20 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. We’ll feature several unfamiliar grape types and combinations from around the globe.

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SIERRA FOOTHILL SAMPLER – “Exploring Other Gold Country Counties” Thursday, August 24 thru Sunday, August 27 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (Thursday 4-7:00pm) $5.00 per person.

We’ll visit wineries in the undiscovered grape growing regions of Tuolumne, El Dorado, and Mariposa Counties.

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WINES OF OREGON – “A Northwest Sampler” Thursday, August 31 thru Sunday, September 3 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 till 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person.

Over Labor Day Weekend we’ll visit our neighbors to the north. They excel in producing Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

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


 

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company Goat Cheese

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company was founded in 1997 by two friends, Ben Gregersen and John Dundon. The company is located in Willows, California, near the town of Chico. Their mission is to provide customers with hand-crafted dairy products using the highest quality milk, free of preservatives, stabilizers and gums. They produce a number of styles of cheeses as well as butter and yogarts. Specializing in goat cheeses, two of our favorites are their Traditional and Garlic and Herb Cheese Wedge under their Bella Capra label. Both are bold creamy handmade cheeses that are a perfect match with a cold session ale or a dry crisp rose wine.

 
       
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            "The Wine Guy"

 Old Vine Wines

Lately we have been featuring a number of wines from areas featuring vineyards with a history and considered “old vine”. Unfortunately this term is not regulated and use of the term can be exaggerated by wineries. But many dependable wineries will state the actual age of their source. Zinfandel tends to be the most common old vine example with Amador County, Sonoma and Lodi fruit as great examples displaying ample spice and more depth of flavors. Some of the oldest vineyards are in Spain and produced wonderful Grenache and Tempranillo. Match with Mediterranean flavors, grilled sausages, or summer garden fresh tomatoes.

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