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Chesapeake Wine Company News
11 June 2010
In This Issue
Wine of the Week
The $100 Case
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Event Calendar


Tuesday, 6/15
Tasting: Bubbles
(7pm, $25 per person)
Tuesday, 6/22
Tasting: tba
(7pm, $25 per person)

Tuesday, 6/29
Tasting: tba
(7pm, $25 per person)

Friday, 7/2
Live Music:
The House Band

CWC will donate $5 of each $25 Tuesday Tasting fee to
Partners In Health.
I wear my emotions on my sleeve, so I feel I should tell you why I have been distracted (at the least) the past couple of weeks. Doris Shapiro Pressman, my mom, died last Saturday, June 5th. Being very much a product of both my parents (My dad, Charles, died within four days and at the same hour 18 years ago.) I want to tell you how fortunate, how spoiled, I have been in my life. To have two extraordinary parents who loved me and gave me so much, well, I will never take that for granted. I'm not much of a believer in the concept of an afterlife, but I do hope they have reunited in some way - they had such a great time in their 45 years together!

Doris and Charles Pressman, 1947
Doris and Charles Pressman, 1947

Save the date: Sunday, October 17, 2010!

Chesapeake Wine Company will be joining Victoria's Fancy Foods (Severna Park, Maryland) for a special field trip to Black Ankle Vineyards, in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Victoria Stagmer is preparing the movable feast; CWC is arranging the transportation and refreshments. Stay tuned for details like departure times, pricing, etc.
Wine of the Week
aviinyo vi d'agulla Avinyo - Penedes, Spain
Vi d'Agulla '09

Here's one of the beverages we'll be drinking around my place this summer. I am reluctant to tell you the grape variety - ok, it's Petit Gran Muscat - because you might jump to the conclusion that this wine is sweet. Actually, it's dry and frizzante, and refreshingly low in alcohol (10.5%).

Tasting notes: Ooh, bubbles! Faintly floral/mineral/citrus smells and fizzy, dry, refreshing flavors. Easy to gulp.

Serving suggestion: Pop a few of bottles of this in ice, grab a blanket, find a spot on the hill in Patterson Park this Sunday (6/13), sit back and relax while listening to Marianne Metheny-Katz (6:30-8:30pm) sing some jazz.
The $100 Case - June Edition

The basic parameters - twelve different bottles; more reds than whites; at least twelve different grape varieties; and of course, great quality and value, because that is the house rule for every selection in the store, regardless of price.

The June lineup:
 Baron de Breban Brut NV - France
 Casal Garcia Branco '09 - Vinho Verde, Portugal
 Arroyo de la Vega Verdejo/Viura '08 - Castilla y Leon, Spain
 Vieille Ferme Grenache/Bourboulenc/Ugni Blanc/Roussanne '09 - Luberon, France
 Laplace Gros Manseng '06 Sec - Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, France

 Casal Garcia Rosť '09 - Vinho Verde, Portugal

 Le Roc Blanc Carignan/Syrah/Mourvedre/Grenache '07 - Languedoc, France
 Collado Garnacha '08 - Campo de Borja, Spain
 Mas Delmera Tempranillo '08 - Tarragona, Spain
 Goats do Roam Shiraz/Cinsault/Mourvedre etc. '08 - South Africa
 Los Cardos Malbec '09 - Mendoza, Argentina
 De Angelis Montepulciano/Sangiovese '08 - Rosso Piceno, Italy
Thanks as always,

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