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Sam Adams Seminar
we will be having a Sam Adams seminar Thursday, May 30th, from 6:30 to 8:00. We will be sampling the Barrel Room Series selections and the one offs from the summer variety pk. The food pairings will be chilli and a chocolate desert. See you then !!!!!
Next Saturday, the 27th, we are having a grand tasting. We will be pouring beer from; Clown Shoes, Berkshire, and Cape Cod. we look forward to seeing you there
beer of the week
This week we are featuring Baxters Stowaway IPA, a refreshing hoppy slap in the face. Stop in this weekend, at Wines and More Wareham, mention this post and recieve $2.00 off a six pk. of Stowaway IPA.
colder and more bitter than an ex
Come on in and check out our cold IPA mix-a-six choices, any selection will provde you a unique hoppy time !!!!
i would like to thank Drew (owner) and Harry for being a large part of our seminar last night. of course kodos goes out to our dedicated craft customers for their enthusiasm at all our events !!!!!!
if you are looking for the KBS and like everyone else unabale to find it, try the Framinghammer from Jacks Abby. Its everything KBS is supposed to be and readily available. Aged in Willet boubon barrels, its a baltic porter that will please the pallet.
we will be pairing home made mac&cheese, hot dogs and beans with the beers we are sampling.
The head brewer from mayflower will be attending Thursday nights seminar 6:30-8:00 at wines and more wareham.
Meet our New Wine Manager!
Wines and More Wareham is very pleased to announce that Kelsey Williams is the store’s new Manager of the Fine Wines Department. While new to our Wine Department, she is a two year veteran of our corporate organization, has five years in the industry, and is moving to Wines and More Wareham from a sister store. Kelsey’s wine career started in her early twenties when she would help her mother...
When to Decant your Wine
Drinking wine has its rituals. There is no doubt about it! First comes the bottle preparation. Chilled or room temperature? Once it is at the proper temperature, it of course must be opened to be enjoyed. Opening a bottle of wine is sort of a ceremony. There is the removal of the label around the neck. Then the question of what cork removal device to use. Some folks like a “winged”...
Building your own Wine Cellar
Many of you have shared with us that you have…or soon will have…a wine cellar of your very own. Some are very simple and consist of a small wine stand in the basement with a dozen or so bottles. Others of you are building very large and elaborate wine cellars complete with wooden cabinets and mirrored walls. Whether small or large, we LOVE seeing the pictures of your cellars that...
Wines of Europe Seminar a Success!
We had our big “Other Wines of Europe” seminar last night. Close to 50 people came out to learn about and taste such unique wines as Tokaji from Hungary, Vouvray from France and Granacha from Spain, to name a few. It is interesting to learn how rivers, mountains and climate can come together to produce really wonderful wines from colder countries like Austria and Hungary where...
End of Summer Celebration!
Now through September 3rd, Wines and More Wareham has many of your favorite wines on sale. Are you planning a big end of the Summer party? Will you be having the family over for a labor day weekend cook out? We have all the wine, beer and spirits that you need to make your event really special! Two perennial favorites: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Apothic Red are on sale for unbelievable...
Why Not Start a Wine Club?
As I have written in the past, I recently moved and am living in a new community. The word has gotten around that I am a wine consultant for Wines and More Wareham. As a matter of fact, I’ll be walking around the neighborhood and someone will yell out to me, “You are the wine lady, right?”. (my mother would be so proud!) I laugh and say yes and introduce myself. Because...
The Special August Sale Continues!
Just a reminder that August is half over…and so is the big Wines and More Wareham sale on fine wine. Remember, for the entire month, you can purchase six (6) bottles of any of our fine wines and save 20%. Our usual discount is 10% off twelve (12) bottles so this August special is huge indeed! The discount applies only to 750 ml bottles and does not include any wines that are already on...
A Riesling for Everyone!
We celebrated Rieslings at our recent Wine Seminar held August 9th. Over thirty people were on hand to learn about and taste a group of Rieslings from Germany, Austria, France and the United States. Ken Mason, a Riesling expert from Classic Wines, was our featured speaker. Ken did a great job sharing his knowledge and passion for this very special grape varietal. Did you know there are dry...
Big August 20% off Sale!
August is a time to really push to get the most out of the dwindling Summer season. It’s time for those last visits to the beach before the “back to school” and “back to work” stresses begin again. Be sure to make your “to do” list for end of Summer activities and get going! Wines and More Wareham wants to be at the top of your end of the Summer “to...
Black Dog Cabernet - a taste review
You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote about the new Black Dog Cabernet that we are proud to sell in our store. I mentioned that the folks at the famous Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog have partnered with a Napa, California wine maker to produce their first Chardonnay and Cabernet wines.We had a chance to taste the Cabernet and, all in all, found it very drinkable. As Scott and I opened the...
Meet our Wine Team - Part 1
At Wines and More Wareham, we are very proud of our talented and dedicated staff. Do you have questions about wine, beer or spirits? Whether it is how to make a Bellini, what’s the hottest craft beer, or which wine is best with barbecued ribs, we can answer it for you! Our staff has knowledge and experience that is unparalleled in the beverage industry. In our next two blogs, we want to introduce...
July 19 - South American Wine Seminar
I want to remind you about a terrific wine seminar we are hosting on Thursday, July 19th. It is part of our ongoing wine seminar series. I hope you have been attending them on a regular basis. Our customers just love them and have given them rave reviews. If you haven’t been to one, it is a great way to try new wines and learn a great deal about them and the region from which they come. We...
Reminder - Tomorrow is last day of our Super Sale!
Just a reminder to all of you that the Wines and More Wareham super summer sale ends tomorrow, July 7th. Come in right away to get the best discounted prices on all your favorites like Cupcake, Barefoot, Sea Glass, Cantele Primitivo, Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay and many others. So many of you have flocked to the store especially during this holiday week and we have sure enjoyed helping you with your...
our beer of the week is Laguntas Little Sumpin’ ale, rated at 64 I.B.U.’s and an ABV of 7.5% this IPA has a lemon grass finish that lingers a bit, until your ready for the next taste.
We're Open on July 4th for your Beverage Needs!
We’re open tomorrow, July 4th, from 9am to 9pm for all your beverage needs. So if last minute guests arrive or your party really gets going, don’t panic! Come on over and pick up all the wine, beer, spirits and mixers you require. Don’t forget that our big sale is on until July 7th. You will find many of your favorites like Sea Glass, Barefoot, Cupcake and Chateau St. Michelle...
From Sherry to Sake - We Have it All!
I want to tell you about aisle 6 in the Fine Wine area. The overhead sign for aisle 6 says “Champagne, Ports, Sake” but there are a lot more wines than that! Many of you have picked up your Sparkling Wines here, including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and other types of sparkling wines. But, did you know that this very special aisle also includes dessert wines? We have, for example,...
The Black Dog Days of Summer!
We have an exciting new wine that has come into our store…Black Dog Cabernet Sauvignon! It seems the owners of the famous Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog mega store have teamed up with a winery in Napa, California to produce a signature Cabernet and Chardonnay. The iconic Black Dog brand has expanded into all kinds of new ventures and now wine making is one too. The Company on its...
Our beer of the week is Jack’s Abby’s Hoponius Union, a combination of lager yeast fermentation and west coast IPA hops, creating a huge tropical friut and citrusy hop aroma. A dry finish accentuates the pleasant bitterness and hop profile. See you soon, Thorpe
Summertime Wine Seminar a Success!
Last night we held our very special Summertime Wine Seminar. Our customers who attended were treated to delicious summer food and 12 wonderful wines. Needless to say, a good time was had by all! The program started with a flight of Prosecco, Cava and Champagne wines. We all enjoyed all three wines, especially the 1+1=3 Cava from Spain. These sparkling wines were paired with sushi and we all could...
How About Trying Roscato?
I wanted to tell you about an exciting new wine that we have in our store. It is an Italian Roscato - Rosso Provincia di Pavia 2011. Many of you have tried Roscato at a local restaurant chain and asked us about it. We are pleased to now offer it in our store. Roscato is a sweet red wine from Northern Italy. It has aromatic touches of cherry, blackberry and raspberry. It has a bit of sweetness as...
Let's drink to your health!
There’s so much information out there about diet and your health; it’s hard to know what is real and what is just nonsense. Making it even harder, the “experts” often change their minds every few years. For example, we are told that eggs are good for us…then we are told they are bad…then we hear they are good again. The same is true with chocolate, fish,...
Bigger Wine Bottles for Bigger Fun!
The Wines and More Wareham Summer Sale is in full swing and the savings are incredible. I have blogged about the discounts in the wine department over the past two days. Today I want to let you know about discounts in our 1.5 litter wine bottle collection. All you Barefoot lovers, we have Barefoot wine, all types, on sale for a great price of $9.99. These are the 1.5 litter bottles in all your...
More on the Wines And More Big Sale!
I blogged yesterday about the big sale going on at the Wines and More Wareham store. I hope you have stopped by this weekend to check it out. If not, here are a few more items on sale to entice you. For you Italian wine lovers, we have Antinori Villa Rosso on sale for $19.99. This is a tremendous discount on this special Tuscan wine. The Zaccagnini Montepulciano, with flavors of ripe berries,...
Ommegang’s Art of Darkness is a spellbinding homage to brewing’s dark arts. This ale walks the line between being savored now or cellared to relish later, see you soon, Thorpe
Big Sale Starts Today!
Wines and More Wareham is starting a super sale today. You can find incredible savings throughout the store on many of your favorite brands of beer and wine. On the wine side of the store, we have “can’t miss” sales on Cupcake, Ed Hardy Sangria, Beringer California Collections, Cantele Primitivo, Chateau St. Michelle and Menage-A-Trois to name just a few. Look at the platform...
beer of the week
Ballast Point’s Scalpin IPA in a 22oz format is the beer of the week, a much sought after micro by all you hop-heads. Deceptively light bodied,a very hoppy IPA that is a wash in lemon, mango, peach, and apricot flavors. Great for the summertime heat, but be careful she comes in at 7% ABV. See ya soon, Thorpe
We recieved a full case of Alesmith Speedway Stout, a very hard to aquire full and rich beer, great for after a night time BBQ. Also on hand is the ever popular Dogfishhead 120 min. IPA, awsome for those summertime grilled meats and spicy foods. As always supplies are limited so get them while you can, see ya soon. Thorpe
A Must Read Book for Wine Enthusiasts!
I am reading an excellent book about wine that I want to tell you about. It’s called,Educating Peter - How anybody can become an (almost) instant wine expert,(Scribner, 2007) by Lettie Teague. Ms. Teague is an executive wine editor of Food & Wine magazine. She also writes a monthly column for Wine Matters magazine. The book chronicles the lessons she gave to her good friend, Peter...
ITS OFFICIAL !!!! Craft Beer Grand Tasting Friday July 27th 3pm-7pm. A dozen tables with a large selection of micros to choose from with foods to pair with. Stay tuned for a listing of the breweries that will be participating.
More on our Summertime Wines Seminar
At 7:09 pm this evening, Summer officially begins! The warm and long days that we here in New England look forward to are finally back. They seem to last for such a short period of time. Before we know it, we are putting on sweaters and raking leaves. How about doing something very special this Summer! Trying out some new Summer wines is a great way to get the most out of this wonderful...
Wine Seminar - Summertime Wines
Summertime Wine Seminar - Thursday, 6/28 6:30pm In this seminar, we will take a whimsical tour of the wine world’s lighter side as we taste everything from bubbly Prosecco and Champagne, to complex dry Roses. Discussions of summertime food pairings will lace this seminar with practicality and illustrate how we can get the best from our warm weather drinking experiences. Brian Cardoza ...
Brewdog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin is in, 32% alcohol. After maturation this brew is frozen, and then frozen again, and then frozen again. Enjoy in small amounts.
The beer of the week is White Birch’s Tavern Ale, named after Butter’s Tavern in Concord ,NH. Its a smoked imperial brown ale, hearty malts, with hints of smoke and a fine finish.
Bill Herlicka, from White Birch, will be at the store to give us lesson in fine brewing Thursday 6/21 at 6:30. We hope to see you there. We will be serving Portuguesse stew as a pairing.
GERMANY vs. RIESLING
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Germany vs. Riesling By: Brian Cardoza, Wine Manager, Wines and More In recent years, I have been hearing chatter that German wines are becoming “all the rage” in the USA. Statistically, this may be true… But what is driving this trend? Do we really love German wines...
come join for a father’s day pre event grand tasting today 3 to 7
Wine Makes a Great Father's Day Gift
I got my Dad some nice wine for Father’s Day. He has expressed an interest in learning more about and trying some of the wines from the state of Washington. I am bringing some special varietals from Chateau St. Michele and Columbia -Crest. I also tossed in a wine called Rook which is a very tasty red blend from Washington. Finally, I’m bringing him a bottle of my favorite Cabernet,...
Break the Ice with Wine!
I moved recently and am slowly getting to know my new neighbors. Invariably, I get asked what I do and I tell them that I am a wine consultant for Wines and More in Wareham. I see their eyes light up (even if before they found me uninteresting), a big smile comes across their faces and they tell me about their favorite wines. Wine has that effect on people. Whether it is the enjoyable taste,...
Grand Teton Brewing Co. presents The Grand Saison, a farmhouse ale just in time for the summer. This saison uses a variety of European hops; Hallertauer Magnum, Styrian Goldings, and Strisselspalt. A centuries long tradition.
2010 Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel and Mourvedre
We had a chance recently to taste the 2010 Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel and the 2010 Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre. The Cline Cellars are located in Sonoma, California. What a treat! It’s always a pleasure to try such well made and delicious wines. The Zin is produced from vines that are 80-100 years old…hence the name “ancient vines”. The wine has black cherry and...
I don't drink (fill in the blank)
At least a couple of times a week, we have a customer who tells us that he or she “does not drink..(blank)”. You can fill in the blank in many ways. I don’t drink dry wines, I don’t drink sweet wines, I don’t drink wines with tannins, etc. The one that pains me the most is…I don’t drink red wines. As a matter of fact, sometimes when I hear this I will put...