Where there is no wine, love perishes, and everything else that is pleasant to man.


Please join us this Saturday, December 6th from the hours of 12-4 PM as we welcome the return of our house favorite, Mr. Ken Loren, representative for Kysela Importers.  Ken is bringing back two of his most popular wines from some of his previous tastings as well as two new wines now available at Grape Expectations.  As those of you that have attended Mr. Loren's tastings in the past, surely know, he always brings absolutely exquisite wines that are always a great buy for the dollar!  This week Mr. Loren will be pouring some sinful samples of the following:

Windmill Viognier
From the central coast Michael David vineyard, this is a classic example of a California Viognier.  It has aromas of honeysuckle and citrus on the nose, followed by Meyer-lemon and soft honey notes.  All woven together into a crisp, refreshing, medium-bodied white wine.

Rinaldi Moscato D'Asti
The Bricco Cardogno is a two hectare vineyard in Ricaldone, a commune placed in a particularly privileged area where the Moscato grapes grow full of fragrances thanks to a favorable microclimate plot conditions. This vineyard was planted in 1965 and has a perfect southwestern exposure. All grapes are hands harvested with extreme care. Quality starts in the vineyard. Very persistent and harmoniously balance. The wine is cold fermented to maintain its particularly flowery scent. Intense, peach and honeysuckle flavors.  In Piedmonte, it's traditional to drink a glass on Christmas.


Castillo Labastida Rioja
"An astounding bargain, this silky, young red could easily pass for Cotes-du-Beaune Village or similar Burgundy (Pinot Noir).  Fresh and fragrant, with sweet cherry flavors, this 100% Temperanillo wine has a finishing sheen of new American oak, and is really quite fine."   Ben Giliberti -- The Washington Post     A Grape Expectations Sell-Out Tasting Wine!

Codirosso Chianti
For many years now (21 to be exact) I have enjoyed the grape Sangiovese. To me the classic expression of Sangiovese can be found in what the trade terms “little Chianti’s”. These wines, if selected properly, can give great value for the dollar. Typical of Chianti, the wines are best with food, or as my father told me growing up “Italian wines cry out for food”. Today I can present to you my vision of a “little Chianti”, it’s called Codirosso. I believe that it is simply a delicious wine that must be tried.

All of the above wines will be sold at a 10% discount (off the already amazingly low price)during the tasting hours of 12-4 PM this Saturday, December 6th.  Mr Loren's tastings are always a success, so show up early for the best selection.   Remember, our tastings are always free and always presented with a delicious cheese and fruit platter. 
------------ATTENTION BEER LOVERS--------------
We just received two new Dogfish Head beers: Festina Lente and Pangaea.  These are sold in the 750ml bottle so look for them to be set up in front of the cooler with the other specialty beers.  We've also received this year's shipment of the World Wide Stout (23%) so come get your bottle while they last!!
Don't forget to check out our website at www.grape-expectations.biz for our newest arrivals, current sale items and a whole slew of alcohol related posters.