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Pet Benefit Weekend Tasting-Cork & Flame-Mar. 2-3

Roger this week said “Tired of sending your donations to organizations that are well meaning but you never exactly know if your money is really going for what you intended? On Saturday, March 3, 5 to 7 pm. join us for a lively evening to benefit local rescues. The art show & sales proceeds go to benefit local pet rescues with no administrative fees.In conjuction with Cork & Flame will be PawPrint Foundation. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, art sale, great company!”

Average cost of these wines was over $22.

Where: Vineyard Wine Market , 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, March. 2, 2018, 5-7 PM and Saturday, March. 3, 2018, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $10 on Friday, $20 on Saturday. For more information, call 706-863-2067 or email

Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Mosel Cat Riesling
  2. Dachshund German White
  3. Aviary Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Anderson Conn Valley “Prologue”
  5. Alexander Valley Red
  6. Hess Lion Tamer Red

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Mosel Cat Riesling | Rheinhessen, Germany
The wine is full flavored with pear and citrus aromas. Stimulating on the palate, as well as fresh and fruity. It has a nice sweetness balanced with the typical crisp Riesling acidity. It ideally pairs with lighter or spicy cuisine or simply on its own. Website
Cost: $14.99

Dachshund German White | Germany
The wine is full flavored with both pear and citrus fruit aromas. Stimulating on the palate, as well fresh and fruity it has a nice sweetness balanced with the typical crisp Riesling acidity and a long- lasting finish. Website
Cost: $12.99

Aviary Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley, California
This decadent Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich notes of ripe cassis and black cherry, with softer tones of sweet oak and almond. Silky smooth on the palate, these rich flavors are balanced beautifully with a lively acidity. It’s perfect to enjoy now, and will age beautifully for many years to come. Website
Cost: $19.99

Anderson Conn Valley “Prologue” | Napa California
Color: Dark ruby. Aroma: Violets, cassis, coffee with cream, roasted pepper. Taste: Black Cherry, toasted bread, blackberries. medium mouth feel with a long finish. Website
Cost: $19.99

Alexander Valley Red | California
The 2015 is a blend of six of our favorite grapes. Each varietal adds a different flavor profile to this well balanced wine. Winemaker Kevin Hall selected Merlot with rich concentration to anchor the blend, then added Zinfandel for spicy notes, Grenache for berry flavors, Mourvedre for additional texture, Cabernet Sauvignon for elegant structure, and then rounded out the blend with Syrah for bright berry flavors and floral aromatics..
The western drought continued in 2015 and was once again the topic of much discussion. A cool spring, rain at bloom and a hot July along with the continued effects from the lack of rain contributed to lower yields and one of our earliest harvest dates. As a result the grapes had terrific balance and concentration, and superb fruit flavors at harvest. The individual lots for Homestead Red Blend were picked, fermented and barrel aged separately in order to maximize complexity and broaden the flavors in the glass.
This dark purple wine has complex aromas of dark cherry, black pepper, plum, oak, vanilla and spice. In the glass there are spicy flavors of red fruits, berry, plum, cherry, oak and vanilla. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and a long structured finish. Merlot 44%, Zinfandel 35%, Grenache 7%, Mourvedre 7%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Syrah 2%. Website
Cost: $29.99

Hess Lion Tamer Red | Napa, California
“We affectionately call this wine ‘Tamer’ because blending Lion Tamer is both challenging and rewarding especially when you start with Malbec as the core. Malbec on its own brings heady, floral aromas of violets and can be what I call the wild child. Big, bold and juicy upon entry, Malbec is virtually loaded with flavor. When you layer in Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon, you get complex layers of blackberries, milk chocolate, black plums and exotic perfume that carry throughout a plush texture and a ripe juicy core of black fruits. The signature of Lion Tamer is a generous palate of black raspberry and surprisingly lush tannins.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking. Website
Cost: $39.99

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