Archive for October, 2010

I did my time for MDA-thanks for helping make a difference for Jerry’s kids!

October 27, 2010

                  Doing time for MDA
Come get your dipped strawberries!  Thank you so much for bailing me out.  You were all so generous… and as promised for every $15 you donated to bail me out of the Muscular Dystrophy Association “jail” you get a half dozen Belgian chocolate-covered strawberries from Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates.

Call 614-428-WINE (9463) and tell us when you will redeem!


This Week News chose Sher-Bliss roasted cauliflower with chocolate BBQ sauce as Recipe of the Week

Roasted cauliflower with chocolate barbecue sauce.

Ingredients and procedure

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Take 2 bags of frozen cauliflower and toss them with c olive oil

And 2 tsp toasted cumin seeds. Lay on a flat metal tray.

Place in oven and stir cauliflower occasionally until brown, 5 to 10 minutes.

Heat 1/2 cup of sweet barbecue sauce and 3 tblsp. of melted milk chocolate and drizzle on prepared cauliflower.

Serve with toothpicks.

Enjoy this with a variety of wines-between the bbq and the chocolate try a spicy and full-bodied red perhaps a Zin, or a blend with Malbec.If it is a white you’re after, an aromatic would do this justice, or a sparklingChenin Blanc.

Bail me out, it’s a sweet deal for you!Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Assn and you get 1/2 dozen dipped strawberries for every $15 you donate.

Next Wednesday, October 27th, I am being “Locked Up” by the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help raise funds to find treatments and cures for the 43 neuromuscular diseases MDA covers. My “bail” goal is $1,600 and I could really use your help. It is a sweet deal for you too-For every fifteen dollars you donate you …get a half dozen Chocolate-covered strawberries from Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates.

      For our local members like DJ, Trevor and Cameron your donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association provides help today and hope for tomorrow. MDA IS HELPv MDA Summer Camp – MDA Summer Camp locally is held at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, OH and provides a six day “week of a lifetime” adventure packed with swimming, fishing, climbing, and fun all provided with the help of a 1:1 ratio of volunteer camp counselors, and a full medical staff. v Clinics – Through some 225 hospital-affiliated clinics, MDA offers quality medical care from doctors, nurses and therapists experienced in dealing with neuromuscular diseases. Local clinics are hosted at OSU Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital three times a week.v Equipment – MDA provides assistance with providing and repairing leg braces, wheelchairs, and communications devices to help our members to enhance mobility and independent living both through vendors and a loan closet program. MDA IS HOPE. To help MDA locally please call (614) 841-1014See More                                                                                                                                                                              

Newly released, hard to find, wines available at Sher-Bliss Wine + Chocolates. Almost cult status!

Abstract 2009, from Orin Swift, of Prisoner fame!
This blend of Sonoma fruit is jammy and bright and a bargain from this brilliant winemaker. A delicious Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah blend. We preordered and it won’t last long! $25.99

2009 Abstract California Red Wine, Inaugural Vintage

Abstract is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily




From Molly Dooker comes the 2009 Boxer Syrah and Two Left Feet Bordeaux blend-you want them, we have them $29.99.  Visit for the Molly Dooker shake video!

This is the most impressive vintage we have sampled from this winery!

See what the makers have to say!

Wine find of the week at Sher-Bliss Wine + Chocolates

Blue Franc Lemberger 2008 Photo

Blue Franc Lemberger 2008

A unique wine from Washington, with characteristics of Gamay, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir.

Our find of the week-from Steele Wines is Blue Franc Lemberger 2008. At just $14.99 it’s food-friendly and would be great in the summer paired with bbq and cheeses with its soft tannins and medium body. Delicious served with a slight chill, we are going to mightily suggest it as a Thanksgiving wine! Lemberger is an Austrian varietal whose ancient name, Blau Frankisch, literally meaning “blue grape from France”. Not to be confused with a potent cheese by the same name, this is one beautiful wine!

Wine, Chocolate and Magic at Sher-Bliss

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down syndrome

in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas.  We are having so much fun!

Buddy Up’s mission is to provide our Athletes an enjoyable and supportive experience where they can learn and play tennis as well as engage in other rewarding social activities. Our objective is to obtain sufficient charitable contributions so that all Athletes can participate free of charge.

A beautiful benefit for a wonderful cause filled with french wines and chocolate making – BUDDY UP TENNIS hosted by Rick and Beth Gibson at Sher –  From just 30 people $1,000 was raised for Buddy Up a 501C3 charitable organization. 
Mark Fine captivated us with L’ART DE VIVRE, SOUTH OF FRANCE STYLE thanks to SHER – BLISS!   Scott Sher conducted a chocolate seminar and chocolate-making class.  Attendess (some) left with treats they made! 

One guest who attende states “These wines were elegant at best! The chocolate making was a hit!

I agree with WINE SPECTATOR stating that Gerard Bertrand is the best overall value winery in France.  I felt very lucky to have been exposed to these incredible wines.  I am hoping SHER BLISS will continue to carry this selection.  I am hooked.  French wine -lovers should stop in and check them out.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sher-Bliss along with Hunter Vogel, owner of Treasure Hunter wines, will be contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness Month through
Treasure Hunter’s Hope Cuvee wine.  This special production wine will be available in Sher-Bliss stores & through For each bottle purchased Hunter will be donating $2 to Triple Negative, a foundation established to raise money for breast cancer research. For every bottle purchased at and dipped in fine Belgian chocolate, Sher-Bliss will be donating $5 to the Triple Negative cause. Also partnering in this endeavor is Purple Feet Distributing, Ohio’s distributor of Hunter Vogel’s wines. Purple Feet will be donating $2 for every bottle.
This opportunity to buy a great wine and donate to a great cause at the same time is only available in Ohio.

Treasure Hunter Hope Cuvee – a Pope Valley (Napa) Cabernet. The wine is fruity with chocolate notes.

Through this effort we hope to raise $6,000 for the local chapter of Triple Negative.

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