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Searching for great Passover wine and chocolates? Look no further than Sher Bliss!

Stop into Sher Bliss and check out our great selection of Kosher for Passover wines! Small production wines from all over the world, and case discounts apply.  We are pre-ordering the following Kosher for Passover Pareve Belgian chocolates. Whether you are hosting or need a hostess gift, these are the best!
Pecan Cranberry Roche (Clusters) 4.5 oz ($12.00)
Brickle (honeycomb and chocolate), 4.5 oz ($12.00)
6 Pareve chocolate covered marshmallows, ($12.00)
Matzah Bark, 2-8 oz ( $9.50)
Call 614-428-WINE (9463) to order! Also, these are lactose-free!
Last night I baked 2 Passover desserts, as I felt I should.  The matzah-less chocolate mousse torte smells delicious while the chocolate, date and pecan cake smells like Passover-can you cut out some of the matzah cake flour?  I like the chocolates we order that are Pareve and Kosher for Passover as the ingredients are the finest and simple and even the matzah bark is more chocolate than matzah.
 


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This Easter make a difference to darling bunnies by giving chocolate rather than a live animal

 

This Easter Sher-Bliss has partnered with the Columbus House  Rabbit Society in their http://makeminechocolate.org campaign.  Fill your Easter baskets with delicious items available at http://blissinabottle.com and a portion of sales will go to this special organization.  Choose from:

  • Rabbit Ridge Bunny Cuvee dipped in milk, dark, or white chocolate-$29.99 with $3 from each bottle purchased donated.  The wine is approximately 60% Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc) blended with approximately 40% Petite Sirah.   All of the grapes in this special blend were harvested in 2004 and 2005 and come from our Live Oak Road Vineyard.   The wine was aged in 100% new oak barrels and is totally natural with only yeast added to assist in the fermentation process.  Pairs great with Belgian chocolate,  or
  • a solid 1 lb Belgian chocolate Easter bunny $29.50 with $5.00 from each going to Columbus House Rabbit Society. Prices are before tax, shipping and handling, we ship via UPS thoughout the continental US. Each item will have a tag specifying that a donation was made.

I own 2 bunnies that would have gone to a rescue had my family and I not assumed their care.  They are very cute, but require a lot of work.  I frequently need information on their care and love the work of http://columbusrabbit.org.  All of us at Sher-Bliss hope you enjoy the two special items developed for a sweet Easter.

Oscar Nominees receive Sher Bliss’ http://blissinabottle.com(Choco-Dipped Frappuccino)in baskets at Four Seasons Hotel-c blog on site 4 list

It’s a little piece of  Columbus in the 2010 Oscar bags! Sher-Bliss Wine and Chocolate’s  http://blissinabottle.com  produced in nearby Gahanna made it’s way into gift baskets for Oscar nominees.  We now are able to release the names of the celebrities who received our product.  We are very excited to share this list with you!

1.Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
2. Colin Firth
3. Jeff Bridges
4. Vera Farmiga
5. Anna Kendrick
6. Morgan Freeman
7. Stanley Tucci
8. Zoe Saldana (Avatar)
9. James Cameron
10. Carey Hannah Mulligan ( Nominee “An Education”)
11. Stephen Lang (Actor Avatar)
12. Sandra Bullock
13. Jamie Foxx
14. Mo’Nique
15.  Ryan Seacrest
16.  Jon Landau (Producter Avatar)
17.  Maury Yeston (Song Writer Nominee for “Nine”
18.  Jess Dorman Editor “Entertainment Weekely”
19.  Mendhi Eftakari GM Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills
20.  Erika Hampson  Producer The New Tenants
21. Sam Bisbee Producer The New Tenants
22.  Simon Bax CEO Pixar
23. Maggie Gylanhall
24. Susan Sarandon
25. Oprah Winfrey
26. Our Gift Bag giveaway winner Terri Williams

Bliss in a Bottle in Show and Tell-The Columbus Dispatch

Show & Tell
Friday,  March 5, 2010 3:40 AM

Oscar Gift Bag-going to Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges, Stanley Tucci

A piece of central Ohio will be stashed in the gift bags distributed to presenters Sunday at the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony.

Three dozen chocolate-dipped bottles made by Cheryl Sher, owner of Gahanna confectioner Sher Bliss, are en route to Los Angeles.

The alcohol-free Oscar rules prompted her to use not wine bottles, as she typically does, but bottled Starbucks Frappuccino drinks.

“I’m just thrilled to be a part of it,” said Sher, whose “bliss in a bottle” offerings represent the most popular items at her shop.

Costing from $10 to several hundred dollars, a bottle of wine is covered in a food-safe sleeve, then hand-painted with dark, milk or white chocolate. A ribbon laid underneath allows the recipient to pull and break pieces.

-From Staff Reports

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2010/03/05/1a-showtell05-art-g297o3bd-1.html?sid=101

Columbus Alive publishes article written by Brittany Kress on a few Petite Sirahs chosen from Sher-Bliss.

Vino File: Petite sirah

 

By Brittany Kress

Petite sirah sounds innocent, but it’s far from a pushover.

 It’s massive on the tongue, and it can stand up to serious grilled red meats.

“I love this varietal,” Sher Bliss owner Cheryl Sher said.

 “It has very mysterious origins, and it’s got cultlike status.”

Petite sirah is thought to be derived from the durif grape,

and they’re sometimes indistinguishable.

Durif is a red-wine grape that’s native to France and believed to have come

about when a syrah vine accidentally crossed with some other, unknown vine.

Still, syrah and petite sirah are nothing alike,

and almost all petite sirah now comes from California.

The wine’s robust flavor comes from the size of its grapes –

lots of grape skins transfer their color and flavor to the juice during fermentation.

It’s long been used in red-wine blends, but is appreciated alone, Sher said.

Among the three bottles that follow, two are straight petite sirah and one is a zinfandel blend.

“They’re very pleasing,” Sher said. “It’s nothing you can get too tired of.”
  

 Vinum Cellars PETs (2007)

Region: Clarksburg, California

Cost: $13

Tasting notes: Deep blue-and-red fruity and toasty flavors,

with a slight pepperiness

Pairs well with: Anything off the grill – steak, lamb, short ribs

Cheryl Sher’s advice: “Richard Bruno is the winemaker.

                             He sources fine fruit for this wine. We sell a tremendous amount of this one.”
  

Judd’s Hill Petite Sirah (2004)

Region: Lodi, California

Cost: $27

Tasting notes: Less fruity and tannic, even be a little tobaccoy

Pairs well with: Pork roast with prunes and figs

Cheryl Sher’s advice:

“This one you could age a little more.

A pencil-shaving taste calms it down and gives it a backbone.

                              It’s very easy to drink.”
  

Spann Vineyards Mo Zin (2006)

Region: Sonoma Valley, California

Cost: $21

Tasting notes: Black raspberries with a touch of spice

Pairs well with: Grilled ahi, Italian red-sauce dishes

Cheryl Sher’s advice: “Petite sirah is very zin-like,

and it can be smoky and definitely a little peppery by itself.”

All three of these wines can be purchased at:

Sher-Bliss, 1394 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230

Or at http://blissinabottle.com

If you have tasted these Petite Sirahs in the past, let me know what you thought.

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