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Sommelier Tasting-Vineyard-June 16-17

Sommelier Eric Crane will be at the Vineyard this Friday. There are 221 Master Sommeliers in the world. Eric Crane is vying for spots on that exclusive list. Eric, an Advanced Sommelier, is a Georgia native and Director of Training and Business Development for Empire Distributors. He has achieved the title of Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators and the title of Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Eric also serves on the Board of Directors for the Guild of Sommeliers.

As Empire’s Director of Training, Eric regularly teaches classes on wine and spirits to his company as well as to the public. Actually, he’ll talk about this stuff to pretty much anyone who will listen. His spare time finds him enjoying his family and with his nose in either a book or a glass of wine.

Eric will be at The Vineyard the Friday Tasting 5 to 7 to show case a collection of wines from various wineries from Hess.

Visiting the Hess Winery in Napa was one of my favorite experience! The largest private art collection is located there. When we were invited to have a “tasting” at the beautiful mountain winery we were excited! Little did we know, the tasting was not the normal “lean against the counter” style and try what they have. Oh no! Our host lead us into a large beautiful private room and we were seated at white cloth table and treated to a 7 course meal with each paired with estate wines! Simply wonderful!

These wines are all ranked 90 to 94 points!

The lineup:

Colome Torrontes, 92 Points-James Suckling: $15.99

Hess Collection Napa Chardonnay, 90 Points-Wine Enthusiast: $19.99

Colome Estate Malbec, 92 Points-Wine Spectator: $22.99

Hess Select Treo Winemaker’s Blend, 90 Points-Decanter: $16.99

Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 Points-Wine Enthusiast: $29.99

Hess Collection 19 Block Mt Veeder, 93 Points-The Wine Advocate: $39.99

Special Sampling of Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 Points-The Wine Advocate: $59.99

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

When: Friday, June 9, 2017, 5-7 PM and Saturday, Jine 10, 2017, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $12

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