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Win a Trip for 2 to Pelee Island’s Winery!

Register to win a trip to Pelee Island for 2 adults!
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Want to visit the winery on Pelee Island? Take a chance and register to win a trip for 2 adults on July 10-12, 2013. The drawing is May 15 so be sure to register before then! Come by between May 1-3 for a preview – sample some Pelee Island wines!

You must have a valid US Passport. Includes accommodations and ferry ride. More details in store. This is one of our favorite wineries; every ecosystem in Canada is represented in this, Canada’s most southern land mass. Pelee Island has one of the longest growing seasons and is one of Canada’s oldest grape-growing regions and is a most unique microclimate. Two German winemakers employ their skilled training and modern technology and get credit for the award-winning, high quality wines produced at the winery today. For more info about Pelee Island, visit their site here.

At Sher Bliss, we stock many of the Pelee wines.  The extremely popular Sweet Merlot and Pinot Grigio belie their names as neither is truly sweet and the Merlot actually finishes dry. The Pinot Grigio is not dull and watery, but light and crisp. For the true wine enthusiast there is a Gamay Noir Zweigelt, an unusual juicy wine with a spicy finish, and two distinctly different Pinot Noirs and a Cab Franc.

Wed, May 1 – Fri, May 3

Come in and sample these wines during regular store hours. Samples priced from $2.50 per two ounce pour.

Call 614-428-9463 for more info.

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Triple Bliss – Wine, Wine-infused Fudge, Wine Biscuits

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Sher Bliss is proud to introduce our newest creations! We discovered a new superfruit, Baobob pulp, strawberry shown here, a new superfruit, is macerated in the red wine and infused into our creamy fudge recipe.  The fruit brings out the roundness and dark fruit and cherry in ths silky, rich wine. Wine biscuits are hand-crafted, baked right here in the store using a unique Italian recipe,  The biscuits are made with the Mouton Cadet Bordeaux, seen in the gift pictured above.  The Rose is dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with boysenberry crushed candies, bringing out the fruit aromas. The combination of three bottles of Mouton Cadet wine, wine biscuits and unique fudge create a fantastic gift for the fine wine and chocolate enthusiast on your gift list. Stop by the store to pick up this delicious and creative present at just $79.95, or add individually wrapped chocolates with “Happy Holidays”, or “Thank You” message printed on the foil. for an additional $9.50. Call 614 428-9463 for orders, questions or more information.

Vist our new website for more great products. http://sher-bliss-wine-and-chocolate.com/

Like us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sher-Bliss-Wine-and-Chocolate/234341912057 for store events and information. Our bliss in a bottle page on facebook shows the latest creations in dipped bottles. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bliss-in-a-Bottle/151491664623

Wine Tasting Schedule #SherBlissWineAndChocolate

Friday, August 24: 6:30-8:00 PM 

$20 per person.

We have paired up with Dill’s Greenhouse for this one! From our two favorites  vines, sample the lovely tomato paired with wines.  The tomato crops promise to be fabulous this year, you won’t want miss this.  Gazpacho, paninis and other tomatoe-y treats will be served!

Thursday, September 6: 7:00-8:30 PM 

$15 per person

Cute Labels, Great Wines 

Sample these great gift ideas, wine for many hobbies and personalities.

Saturday, September 15: 5:30-7:00 PM

$20 per person.

Food and Wine 101

One of our favorite tastings!  Taste to understand why certain food and wine combinations are so perfect.

Saturday, September 29: 6:00-8:00 PM

$25 per person

Tailgate Fun

In this cooking class we will cook with beer, show you how to make a few different eye-catching and delicious tailgate treats that naturally pair with beer and of course, sample new seasonal brews with the apps you prepare.

Saturday, October 6: 6:00-8:00 PM

$25 per person

Vegetarian Cooking Class/Beer and Wine Tasting 

Fall’s bounty presented in a healthy and intriguing new menu. Includes dinner paired with beer or wine flight.

Saturday, October 13: 6:00-9:00 PM

$30 per person

Rediscover Germany at this one of a kind Rieling tasting and cooking class.  Our importer from Rudi Weist will conduct this unprecedented event while sampling the fabulous port. Makes a great date night, or gift.

Saturday, October 20: 2:00-4:00 PM

$15 per person

New Moon Wine Tasting and Fortune Telling

Celebrate the New Moon in Scorpio with your friends at Zodiac & Sher Bliss! There’s nothing like wine tastings and tarot card readings under a magic new moon to kick off Halloween weekend! With Halloween themed flights $15 per person.

My Trip to Italy and New Italian Wines!

The ancient Greeks called Italy Oenotria, the land of wine.

This past May I did something a little different and traveled solo to Italy for a friend’s birthday. After a long trip I was happy to find a cool cafe just a couple blocks away from the train station in Rome and treated myself to a great arugula, speck, and cheese pizza along with some espresso! I read, recharged my electronics and took in the sights.   After a couple of days of sightseeing locally in Pisa and Lucca the wine travels began in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.   First stop was Felsina.  Maybe two hours away.  I did miss much of the landscape as I had no coffee and took my catnaps every time we ugly Americans were on tbe bus.  I told everyone I am spoiled as Tuscany and Columbus look exactly alike.  I carry Felsina wines  and love them.  The  winery is really magnificent and  state of the art.  Closest with such sleek modern architecture to Quintessa.  The wines are very elegant and a great representation of the land.  Of course the reds are stellar and the Chardonnay is one of my favorites ever.  The main house has been undergoing a redo to keep it authentic, this is what the owners use, all else is new.  There is a still a consecrated church where weddings, owners niece, etc occur.  Great spot for a destination wedding!

The tour guide and I, Elena, talked about combining our resources and doing something tour-related.   She is a bit younger, has an art history degree and used to own an art gallery in Florence but with two young girls said the travel was too much.   Always thinking…
We then went to Montepulciano, had a tour and lunch, lovely but bigger production than I carry.  I had the pasta with  hare as I figured I should.   Bit gamey, but when in Rome…
I would really like to return there and to Montalcino, an hour away, with my family.  First stop in Montalcino was amazing, Il Palazzone.  The  Ex CEO of Time Warner owns it .  A Scottish woman, Laura Gray, is the winemaker.  She hired an agriculture expert to run the property and married him!  She has been there sixteen years, and has three red haired, Italian children!    Her wines were incredible and I can get them in Ohio without preordering!   Her olive oil too, awesome.  Gorgeous infinity pool by owners little place, he has no wifi in his!
Mostly sends his most inner helpers, driver, assistant, etc to use it!
Last place in Brunello was huge production.  Again state of the art and Grandma gave the tour. Her kids are younger and there were very little ones running around.  Saw a lot of that in Italy, young working Moms and Grandma as the daily caretaker.  She made a cookie type biscuit only mildly sweet which I am working on figuring amounts for each ingredient.  Red wine, sugar, flour and olive oil.  Stracchettelli maybe? I remember a store made version by stella doro, no comparison,  but similar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A  highlight of my trip was going to Greve in Chianti to Villa Calcinaia.  I have been carrying their wines since their first days in Ohio. Before I went on the trip my distributor contacted Sebastiono, whom I had met here in the states and knew as “The Count”.  After some interesting travels to get to  Greve in Chianti, I met Melanie who runs the wine tasting room and sampled their lovely wines, both those I carry, some new to the states and sadly, some we cannot get here.  Then, I was taken to see the estate and meet up with the Count.  The property is breathtaking with 22 acres planted with more than 50 year old vines.  I think there are thirty other acres planted.  I still do not know what this flower is the Count called it fake Verbena.

I stayed in the cutest hotel, had a phenomenol meal, the pasta was called Pici? Clean plate for me!  The next day, I purchased several different salamis and cheeses before setting out for Florence.  That night, back at Casa Bini we chilled the wine from Villa Calcinaia, both a rose and a red done in an open fermentor and unfiltered.  I never had anything like it! We enjoyed them with the salami and cheese from the heart of Tuscany.  Others made the rest and one of the best dinners of the trip, crespelles with spinach and prosciutto and a big pasta with meatballs and…Tiramisu.   It was a great way to end my memorable trip in Italy. I cannot wait to go back!

Pelotonia & Sher-Bliss collaborate

Sher-Bliss will be at Team Bexley’s annual kick-off event with chocolate dipped Gatorade sports drinks. Purchase one for yourself or your rider and 66% of the proceeds will be donated to Pelotonia and funding cancer research.

The event will be held at the Drexel Theather on Main Street – April 1st at 4 PM.

If you are unable to participate in Pelotonia’s bike race, here is another chance to donate! Chocolate-covered bottles will be $12 each, so don’t hesitate to get a refreshingly sweet drink to support the efforts against cancer.

“Make Mine Chocolate”

Sher-Bliss and the Columbus House Rabbit Society are pairing together again to bring you Easter bunnies that are chocolate and, more importantly, edible! Indulge this Easter with a tasty chocolate bunny for yourself, friends or family!

 

Click here for more information on the Columbus House Rabbit Society.

#Rockmill Brewery Tasting at Sher Bliss Wine & Chocolate

Matt Barbee of Rockmill BreweryRockmill Brewery tasting with Matt Barbee

Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates was so happy to welcome Matthew Barbee of Rockmill Brewery for a sampling of his Belgian-style, Organic ales produced in nearby Lancaster, Ohio.  Guests were charmed by Matt’s undeniable pride and expertise in what he has

accomplished.  Everyone greatly enjoyed the chocolate and cheese paired to each of the four beers.  The combinations were all great, but the standouts were the Italian glaceed lemon peel dipped in white chocolate and a liberal smattering of Himalayan sea salt with the Witbier, the Dubbel paired to white cheddar with milk chocolate shavings and dark almond bark were not surprisingly delicious, and the Tripel with a triple crème bleu was one of those “what’s not to like dah-ling?”

We will do this again, but the suitcase box from Rockmill beautifully displays all four beers and the chocolates can be made and packaged

Chocolate and cheese pairings

Chocolate and cheese pairings

for your at-home pleasure, or gift-giving.


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