May 2016 Wine Tasting Calendar


LOCAL WINE TASTING – “Winemakers of Stanislaus and San Joaquin County” Thursday, May 19 thru Sunday, May 22 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

It’s time to sample wines close to home. Local winemakers continue to receive more and more recognition for their excellent locally grown grapes and wines, as we explore our own backyard.


BBQ WINES FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND – “Getting Ready for Summer” Thursday, May 26 - Sunday, May 29 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.


KERMIT LYNCH IMPORTS – “Adventures on the Wine Route” Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5 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.


WINE TYPES LESS TRAVELED – “New and Interesting Grapes” Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12 2:00pm -5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

Here is a chance to taste California grape types that are limited production and starting to get attention, such as Verdelho, Teraldego, Petite Verdot, Montepulciano and others.























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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