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Post-Valentine’s Day Blind Tasting

Friday, February 15th7:00- 8:30 PM

How good is your palate? Think you’re an expert wine taster?
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Come test your taste buds and knowledge of wine at our blind wine tasting.
Learn to identify basic components of wine (aromas, flavors, acid, tannin, etc.) and increase your enjoyment of wine in general.

Brought to you buy Sher Bliss Wine & Chocolate and

Chris Hutchison,Portfolio Manager for Vanguard, Certified Specialist of Wine.

Syllabus and Scoring…

Everyone has a score card:

White or red? Each correct earns 1 pt
Varietal correct, 3pts
Bonuses for correctly identifying aroma/flavors.
Chocolate prizes for the winners!

Just $15 per person and it’s fun and educational!

This Week: New French Wines, Just In!

This past January, I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic, exclusive barrel wine tasting in Cincinnati, Ohio. This tasting offered a selection of very “Chateauneuf” wines from various villages in the Southern Rhone region of France. I have chosen a few of my favorite wines from this tasting to share with you. This is a very exclusive buy with limited quantities to which I committed. Let us know if you would like us to put a special bottle aside for you!

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  • Domaine Boisson Cotes du Rhone Cairanne Villages Blanc 2010: “Always rich and full-bodied, this wine from the South has mineral undertones.”- winemaker notes. $21.99/bottle.
  • Domaine Boisson Cotes du Rhone 2010: “Identified by pure fruit and a lovely equilibrium. This is a fruity wine, which goes down easily, revealing ripe red fruit flavours of strawberry and cherry, heightened by a touch of liquorice.”- winemakers notes. $14.99/bottle.
  • Domaine Boisson Cotes du  Rhone Cairanne Villages 2010: “Offers copious amounts of strawberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with underbrush/foresty/earthy notes, pepper and spice box.”-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate. $21.99/bottle.
  • Domain Olivier Hillaire Cotes-du-Rhone Veilles Vignes 2010: “A pleasant, straightforward, Grenache-dominated wine that is best drunk over the next 2-3 years.”- Robert Parker. $17.99/bottle.
  • Mas de Boislauzon Cotes-du-Rhone Villages 2010: “One of the finest of the area. Lots of plum, balsamic, cassis, and black cherry jam aromas,  followed by a lavishly fruity, silky texture. A winner!”- Robert Parker. $19.99/bottle.
  • Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Cotes du Rhone 2010: “2010 appears to be this domaine’s strongest vintage since the brillian 2007s!”-Robert Parker. $19.99/bottle.
  • Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Chatueauneuf-du-Pape 2010: “Exhibits a dark/ruby/purple color as well as deep, dark raspberry fruit intermixed with lavender, incense and camphor notes.”- Robert Parker.  $46.99/bottle.
  • Bosquet des Papes Cotes du Rhone 2010: “80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault- a lovely smooth soft wine for drinking now. “-winemaker notes. $19.99 per bottle.
  • Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Cotes du Rhone 2010: “A real pleasure bomb, with loads of fruit (black cherries and raspberries), the delicious, mid-weight 2010 is everything a wine from the generic appellation should be.”- Robert Parker. $15.99 per bottle.

Call (614) 428- WINE(9463) to place your order today!

Oh, The Things You Can Do in A Weekend…

Looking for the perfect place to hold a private event? Here, at Sher-Bliss we offer customers with a variety of requests just that! This past weekend, we were host to an exciting 7th birthday chocolate-inspired celebration, a Pelotonia wine-tasting and chocolate-making fundraiser, a little Girlfriends Inc. get together, and a 50-person Triple A member chocolate-making event. 

 

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 Here we have the birthday girl and some her best friends enjoying a fun chocolate-filled afternoon. We offer customers with similar requests anything from pizza parties to chocolate-making, along with a cake presentation. Fun in the Sher-Bliss shop is not only for adults! Call or come into the store to learn more about details and prices . 

 

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Triple A members gather around the table, dipping an assortment of marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, and graham crackers into all kinds of our decadent chocolate. Call us to help plan your next big event!

Wines selected for reasons that make them a perfect pairing with foods where chocolate takes a lead role! Call 614-428-WINE (9463) to reserve your spot for Valentine’s Day, or Monday 2/13. Available from 6-9PM.

For many years Sher-Bliss has been adding chocolates to savory foods and pairing them with wines.  This Valentine’s weekend it gets even better.  Our Cupid’s arrow aims to hit your palate just right in the form of twenty six different pairings in a create your own flight.  Choose 4, prices range from $2.50 on the Rhiannon red combo to $7.50 for the Alto Moncayo and cookie dough duo. 

 

A perfect 10 for the REDS:

Alto Moncayo 2009 Old Vines Grenache paired with toasted pine nut chocolate chip cookie dough drizzled with milk chocolate

 

Carpe Diem 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Dark Espresso Bark

 

Armador 2010 Maipo Valley Carmenere and toasted pine nut studded dark chocolate clusters

 

Troublemaker Paso Robles blend’s richness sets off mascarpone stuffed-figs and warm milk chocolate

 

Meiomi 2010 Monterey Pinot Noir dark chocolate fondue dipped strawberries, raspberries and grapes

 

Rhiannon Red 2009 luscious and spicy red blend fromCalifornia matches up to milk chocolate with cayenne pepper infusion

 

Buehler 2010 Napa Valley Zinfandel, extremely limited so enjoy it while you can with dark espresso crunch bark

 

Senda 66 Tempranillo dusty cocoa yumminess goes and an old favorite, white chocolate and oreos

 

Spann Vineyards 2008 The Classic Four’s velvety elegance that pops with white Cheddar cheese and dark chocolate shavings

 

Amaris 2009 Tempranillo a smooth and a bit sweet little wine perfect with chocolate black bean burgers and chocolate bbq’ed cauliflower

 

It’s Fab 4 for the WHITES:

Monchof 2010 Mosel Riesling, QBA-type sweetness lush with milk chocolates and dried pear fondue

 

Maui Blanc pineapple wine is oh-so tropical with dark chocolate, key lime crunch s’mores

 

Stump Jump 2008 Sticky Chardonnay sauternes-like, very rich and fun with cinnamon-spiced white chocolate

 

Conundrum  2010 California White blend, one of our most popular fruity whites and so easy to sip with dried pears and milk chocolates

 

Wink, Wink, bring on the PINK:

Innocent Bystander 2010 Moscato fromAustralia…so soft and sweet, sweet, and almost cuddly with white chocolate fondue and raspberries

 

Del Rio Vineyards Rose Jolee, Rogue Valley a fun, aromatic and explosively fruity wine  paired with chocolate-laced black bean burgers

 

Secco Italian Bubbles Pinot Noir and Prosecco with warm dark chocolate and strawberries

 

Gerard Bertrand 2009 Cremant Brut Rose milk chocolate fondue raspberries and strawberries

 

DESSERT WINES in a line-up that cannot be beat

Six Grapes Reserve Porto, classic port grapes in a wine style served with mascarpone-filled figs with dark chocolate drizzle

 

Elysium 2008 Black Muscat, the name means paradise and what better way to enjoy paradise than with a cream cheese fondant layer and milk chocolate

 

Noval Ruby Port delicate aromas and delicious with white chocolate, pecan and caramel turtles

 

Feist Vintage Character Port-full-bodied and intense with dark chocolate cheesecake strawberries; a remarkable and memorable treat

 

Jorge Ordonez 2006 Victoria, Malaga fresh fruit flavors from theMuscat grape and the elegance of this wine make it a perfect match to glaceed orange peel fromItaly in dark chocolate

 

McNab Ridge Allure, a special red wine with natural chocolate flavor.  It’s a tootsie roll in a glass served alongside tootsie roll s’mores

 

Cocoa DiVine espresso flavors and cream unite in this velvety smooth wine sinfully married to a plate of milk chocolate espresso bark

 

Tessora Limone Liqueur locally made to an old family recipe, lemony, lush and creamy served in a dark chocolate cupImage


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