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Cork 'n Cap Press
February 2013
This Issue:          Napa Visit         Upcoming Wine Tastings          Latest Wine Club Sixpack
Kit Makers Think Summer      Winter Beer Fest          Wine Feature of the Month 

Our Next CorkBoard Wine Tasting
At Bella Notte Ristorante
Wednesday  February 20th,7:30PM

Shane Nicholson, Certified Sommelier and State Sales Manager for Eagle Eye Brands, will take us on a guided tour of West Coast wine country, featuring a special selection from their portfolio of estate produced wines from California, Oregon, and Washington.  Among the wines we will be tasting we will be two from upstart California producer I recently visited, Reata, along with Washington's Airfield Estates, and Lange Estate Winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon, just to name a few.  This will be one of our "classic" sit-down tastings, where we will pour through 10 wines at your table.   
Tickets are still available at just $15 per person and available only at Cork 'n Cap, while they last.
Cork 'n Cap Wine Feature of the Month:  
Anciano 5 Year Crianza Reserva 

 This Spanish Crianza Reserva is, without a doubt, my current favorite wine under $10. It is from the 2006 vintage, which is the current release of this wine.  It has been aged for five years in the cellars of Bodegas Navalon in the small DO ValdepeƱas, located in the heart of Spain. Bodegas Navalon has been the passion of the same local family for several generations. Anciano Aged 5 Years is a mellow, smooth wine thanks to the quality of the fruit and long aging in barrel.  This is a great wine to have with heartier winter fare, such as stews, roasts and other red meats, and mature cheeses.  Cork 'n Cap has this wine on sale in February for just $9.49 per bottle or $96.80 per case.  Check our in-house wine tasting schedule for an opportunity to try before you buy.

I Have Completed My Report On Our Recent Visit to Napa
We were hosted by some top wineries up on Howell Mountain & down in the valley, and stopped at a few craft breweries along the way.  Complete details, if you are interested, can be found at the following link: http://corkncap.com/index.php/cork-n-cap-news/jack-and-gwen-s-trip-to-napa/ 
Cork 'n Cap Will Be Brewing At The Fair Grounds On March 9th
The 3rd Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival is scheduled for Saturday March 9th at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  We will again be demonstrating the ease of home brewing by boiling up a batch during the event.  Ticket information available at the following link: http://startickets.com/event.php?event=3450 
MARCH 9TH 2013
 Upcoming In House Tasting Schedule
 Along with our "Classic" CorkBoard Wine Tasting Event at Bella Notte Ristorante on February, we will be hosting some tastings at Cork 'n Cap in the coming weeks:

Anciano 5 Year Crianza Riserva This Friday,  February 8th, All Day, from 10am-7pm @ Cork 'n Cap
New Wines From Argentina's Vina Las Perdices, including a new Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Malbec, Albarino, and 2 new Sparkling Wines, Friday, February 15th from 3pm-6pm @ Cork 'n Cap
Punxsutawney Phil Says It's Time To Start Your Summer Beer & Wine Kits
   An early spring is on the way, according to groundhog and weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil --- He did not see his shadow when he emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler's Knob last Saturday.  He is also telling us that it is time to get your beer and wine kits started for summer.  Most Brewers Best 5 Gallon Beer Kits take approximately 4 weeks from the time you fire up to the time you can pop the cap.  The newly re-formulated Winexpert Vintner's Reserve & World Vineyard 6 gallon Wine kits are also ready in 4 weeks.  Cork 'n Cap has everything you need to get your home-made summer libations rolling.

Sixpack #28 Is Now Available
  Our current selection consists of 1 white and 5 reds comes in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag and contains over $70 worth of wine for a special price of $49.99. When you bring the empty bag back in, you receive a club discount on  six bottles or more of any of our in-stock wines.   Our sixpack club has no rules and no obligations,  just a good value collection of specially selected wine. Visit our Wine Sixpack Club Page for details.

The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation.
The universe is too full of stars."    ~ Benjamin Franklin
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