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Be sure to check out the wine pairing ar

Most people have heard that you should drink white wine with Asian food, said Cheryl Sher, owner of Sher Bliss wine shop. They’re under the impression that red wine wouldn’t complement the cuisine’s sometimes hot and tangy flavors.

Like most wine “rules,” this one is open to interpretation. And Sher was happy to suggest some exceptionally great reds suited for such a pairing.

Of course, if it’s white you want, she’s got a suggestion for that too.

Cederber g Bukettraube (2010)

Floral, with dried stone fruits and a bit of honey. “There’s very little Bukettraube planted in the world,” Sher said. “And anything with some heat, it would cut through that.”

Region: South Africa

Cost: $19

Pairs well with: Curry dishes or sushi with wasabi

Hook & Ladder The Tillerman (2007)

A red blend of cabernet, cabernet franc, merlot and sangiovese. “It’s a very famed vintage,” Sher said. “The ’07 vintage in California, everything was good that year.”

Region: Sonoma, California

Cost: $16

Pairs well with: Dishes with beef or soy sauce, or richer foods

Green Valley Cellars Dolcett o (2006)

Soft and fruit-driven. “Dolcetto is originally a Piedmont grape,” Sher said. “There aren’t many producers in California who do it. It’s definitely a new-world interpretation of an old-world grape.”

Region: Solano County, California

Cost: $11

Pairs well with: Pad Thai, orange chicken, salmon rolls, stir fry


Fabulous lunch at Rigsby w/Bonny Doon wi

Fabulous lunch at Rigsby w/Bonny Doon winemaker Randall Grahm. Many favorites, the beignets and pine nut brittle with the 2 dessert wines Vinferno and Le Vol des Anges had us all sighing with contentment!

Just in! Kinkead Ridge 2008 Cabernet Sau

Just in! Kinkead Ridge 2008 Cabernet Sauvingnon. Only 347 cases produced, this local, Ohio grown and sold wine is sure to go fast.

Greetings, Ohio Zinners! Carol is on the

Greetings, Ohio Zinners!

Carol is on the road again, this time headed for the great state of Ohio! She loves meeting new people and greeting old friends and Zin fans wherever she goes. Check out these events, see where you can meet up with her and taste her award-winning Carol Shelton Wines!

March 11-12 ~
Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, 45202
Click here for more information

March 15 ~
Sher Bliss Wine and Chocolate Shop
1394 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, 43230
614-428-WINE (9463)

March 16 ~
The Beer & Wine Cave
4400 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Toledo, 43614

So if you love Zinfandel, get to one of these events. All I can say is YUM, and where’s my designated driver?

If your travels bring you to the Wine Country in California, please visit our tasting room in Santa Rosa. We are open daily 11-4 by appointment and would love to see you here. Please call 707-575-3441 to schedule your tasting.



PS. Barrel Tasting begins this Friday at Carol Shelton Wines. This six-day event runs March 4-6 and 11-13. Come and try our 2009 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah and 2009 King’s Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon from the barrel and taste the future in your glass!

Chef Brooke@Bleu&Fig baking this cold da

Chef Brooke@Bleu&Fig baking this cold damp pm.Think wht cheddar+a gr8t wine, rich+fruit-driven @Kenneth Volk Chard+warm caraway-raisin brd

Join us on Tuesday March 15th for the Ca

Join us on Tuesday March 15th for the Carol Shelton-Wine Maker & Queen of Zinfandel Wine Tasting. Starts at 6:30pm-8:30pm $25/per person (prepaid reservations please)

Sher Bliss-1394 Cherry Bottom Rd (Corner of Morse & Cherry Bottom Roads in Gahanna) 614-428-9463

#Orin Swift tasting is more than complet

#Orin Swift tasting is more than complete. Along with the great line-up of Abstract, Saldo + Prisoner $15 per person Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates scored a case of the coveted Machete. It’s going fast, sampling until 9PM!

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