December 8, 2017 – Beer & Wine Tasting Notes Kick-off your weekend the D’Vine way!



Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout (New York), Medium bodied with aromas & flavors well balanced between chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt with a hint of booziness and slight sweetness. The finish resembles baker’s chocolate.






Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016 (Italy), Flavor bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. This wine glides across the palate like silk then finishes brisk, clean, and fresh.  Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip.




Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014 (Oregon)93 points-James Suckling – At first sip bright fruit combines with warm spice, red cherry, plums, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Lovely balance & mouth-feel mid-palate; cocoa finish accented by white pepper, soft spices & vanilla.  Pairs well with salmon and light poultry dishes.





Matchbook Tinto Rey 2011 (California)86 points Wine Enthusiast –  (46% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 8% Cabernet, 7% Graciano, 4% Pt Verdot) Dense, complex and earthy character provides flavors of dried cranberry, black cherry, and vanilla layered over worn leather and baking spices. Enjoy with pizza or pasta dishes.


Evolucio Tokaj Late Harvest 2015 (Hungary), Made from Furmint grapes, this dessert wine is light gold in color with nose of peaches, apricots and white flowers. Fresh and surprisingly light with great acid. This is an elegant and lighter style of Tokaji Late Harvest and will complement spicy dishes, cheeses or tarts.

December 1, 2017 – Cider & Organic Wine Tasting Notes


Winchester Ciderworks 522 “Black Currant” (Virginia)This handcrafted gluten-free hard cider is produced from apples predominantly grown in the Shenandoah Valley with added fruit varieties. Black Currant is the first release of the 522 series and expresses the flavor of fresh apples and the tartness of black currant.

 “All Wine Selections this Evening are Organic”


 “O” Claude Vialade Chardonnay 2015 (France)This bright yellow wine provides a pleasant bouquet of tropical fruit and spices and offers a lively attack on the palate with pear and white peach. Full-bodied and creamy with sweet notes of honey & butter on the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or to complement fish or seafood.



Corsarini Chianti 2014 (Italy)This 100% Sangiovese has an intense fruity and violet bouquet characteristic of the varietal.  Dry and harmonious with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries. Ideal with grilled meat and pasta dishes with rich tomato sauce.




Sin Complejos Tempranillo 2015 (Spain)This splendid dark color wine presents great vivacity and magnificent youth, very clean, deep and intense bright red cherry color. Rich in aromatic notes with hints of ripe, healthy, fresh grapes and a light but very attractive floral touch. Very well-balanced with a strong structure in mouth, tasty, with nerve – high quality tannins and good acidity.




Red Delicious Apple Rose’ (France)French Rose’ wine blended with natural apple flavors is wonderfully delicious and refreshing. Tastes just like Red Delicious apple juice! Mix with Champagne or Prosecco and serve chilled for a wonderful cocktail that will be a hit at your next party or holiday celebration!

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Dutoit Poully-Fuisse’ 2013 (France) – Buttery, subtle toasted oak and spice undertones combine with ripe flavors of peach, apple, citrus and spice that mingle through the lingering finish. The backbone of acidity is covered by ample flesh in this well-defined Chardonnay.  Imagine enjoying this wine with grilled wild halibut, and savory herbs, a favorite poultry dish or that leftover turkey.

Ferrari-Carano Trésor 2013 (California) – 94 points The Tasting Panel (71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc).This award winning Bordeaux-style blend is aptly named Treasure in French; Vibrant aromas and flavors of boysenberry, cassis, anise, black cherry, and caramel come together with lingering plum on a long finish. Its upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15-20 years. Pair it with roasted or braised lamb, beef or duck. Also complements strong-flavored cheeses such as Gorgonzola and sharp Cheddar.

Parkway “For Lovers Only” Imperial Stout (Virginia) – Inky black in color, this stout has aromas of sweet rum, vanilla, and toasted oak. Full flavors of almond and dark chocolate, finished with boozy rum, create a deliciously drinkable treat.

GI Dansk Mjod (Denmark) – This ginger & hops flavored mead delights the nose with notes of ginger.  On the palate, ginger meets honey with a dry-hoppy finish. Very warming. Serve slightly chilled in a wine glass as an aperitif or over ice with fruits, at room temperature in a port wine glass; it is excellent as desert wine or for a winter warmer – heat the liquid without boiling and serve in a mug.

November 17, 2017 Tasting Notes- Enjoy the finish (of the week) with us!

St Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgium)With an earthy aroma of dried fruits, brown sugar, and bread, this beer will entice your palate with spicy malt sweetness, complex flavors of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, molasses and fruit cake without being overwhelmingly heavy.




Mirth Chardonnay 2016 (Washington)Mirth means happiness and this wine is just that!  Exhibiting bright tropical notes and excellent purity of flavor and balance. Fermented and cellared in stainless steel to preserve its freshness and varietal character. Pair this refreshing Chardonnay with a Chanterelle herb frittata, lemon roasted chicken, or a mango avocado and smoked salmon salad.



Mayu Carmenere-Syrah 2014 (Chile)A rare blend that entices the palate with earthy spice and soft tannins.  Flavors of juicy dark fruit and smoky aromas make it a perfect wine for anything off the grill. (55% Carmenere, 45% Syrah)






Omen Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (California), Wine Enthusiast gave this heavy bodied Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points. Entice your palate with its blackberry & cassis and hint of smokey graphite flavors. Great with a hearty meal, steak, or anything from the barbecue!




Charm City “Retire By The Fire” Mead (Maryland)Get that fire started with a refreshing mead that features vanilla, cocoa nibs, and clove. It’s sure to keep you warm all winter long. This is a winter seasonal.

November 11, 2017-Mead & Wine Tasting Notes- Start your weekend the D’Vine way!

Charm City Elderberry Mead (Maryland)Bitter red berry and warm honey comprise this beautifully colored honey draft Mead wine. Cheers to the fruit you’d rather drink than eat!  To learn about the history, making, and consumption of Mead, visit




Les Jamelles Viognier 2015 (France)Highly expressive and well-balanced with intense aromas of apricot, lavender, violet, and citrus fruit. Serve as an aperitif or with salads, vegetables (such as asparagus or artichokes), or with desserts such as fruit tarts.



Les Jamelles Pinot Noir 2015 (France)Displaying aromas of crushed blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries, and jam with hints of floral notes, wood and vanilla. Complex, rich, long and fat on the palate, the tannins are plump and well-integrated. Pair this wine with charcuterie, poultry, and mild cheeses.






Les Jamelles Malbec 2015 (France)This elegant, ruby colored wine boasts a spicy nose with hints of licorice and notes of red and black fruit. It is soft and well-structured on the palate with solid fruity flavors and fine tannins that give this wine its elegant length. It is the ideal match for Mediterranean cuisine (ratatouille), pizza, couscous and Moroccan stew, as well as assorted deli meats, cheeses and grilled red meats. It is also delicious with chocolate.



 Rinaldi “Bug Juice” Moscato D’Asti  2015 (Italy)This delicately sparkling dessert wine opens with scents of yellow stone fruit, citrus and white wild flower. On the softly foaming palate, notes of candied lemon drop, grapefruit and an herbal note accent yellow peach.

November 3, 2017 – Wine & Beer Tasting Notes – Swing by and try something new with us!

Crabbies Original Ginger Beer (United Kingdom)Refreshing, light bodied beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. Serve chilled over ice with a slice of lime or lemon. Download Crabbies new app for your Android or iphone.








Baby Prosecco (Italy)A fresh, young juicy Prosecco featuring subtle aromas of flowers and ripe fruit –crisp, dry, and refreshing with small bubbles. Perfect for toasting and celebrations -also pairs well with seafood, salads, light cheeses and pastas.




Burgo Viejo Rosado 2016 (Spain)100% Grenache demonstrating bright strawberry color and aroma with hints of raspberry, spice and a crisp finish. Enjoy with pasta and poultry dishes.









Le Renard Rouge 2015 (France)Well rounded wine with complex nose of spice, vanilla, and red fruit.  Full body with expressions of leather, tobacco, dark fruit, and raspberry.  Pairs well with cheeses (especially Camembert) and red meat.  (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre)







Conte di Campiano  Negroamaro Appassimento 2015  (Italy), This late harvest wine provides an intoxicating nose packed with powerful bramble fruit, wood spice and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate displays the same bramble fruit, yielding to robust, earthy flavors, before black cherry and plum take centre stage, finishing with a hint of cinnamon. Full bodied and dry, with a moderate acidity and intensity; velvety mouth feel, finely integrated tannins and a persistent finish. Serve with red meat, stews, and cheeses.




Red Delicious Rose’ Sparkling Wine (France), A semi-sweet blend of sparkling Provence rose’ blended with the juice of red delicious apples.  Beautifully refreshing!

October 27, 2017 Wine & Beer Tasting Notes- Finish your week with us!


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (Kentucky)This award-winning ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of well-crafted bourbon- having been aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla, oak, caramel, and toffee- pleasantly smooth and robust. Enjoy with rich spicy foods like barbecued beef, Oaxaca’s mole, or hearty Szechuan dishes. May also be served as an aperitif or after-dinner drink.  





North By Northwest Chardonnay 2014 (Washington)Light citrus and melon aromas lead to butter, lemon and tropical flavors. The mid-palate is balanced between fruit and subtle oak characters with a mineral backbone. Straightforward and clean finish.  Aged using gentle oak.





Penner-Ash Rubeo 2015 (Oregon)Lush aromas of crushed currants, black cherry and a rainy cedar forest. A burst of dark chocolate covered cherries and plum mix with the savory cedar to accentuate the velvety tannins in the mouth. Refined structure and weight on the palate.  (73 % Pinot Noir – 27%Syrah)






Bergevin Lane Linen Red 2014 (Washington)Intense ruby garnet in color, teasing the nose with hints of smoke, baking spices and mouthwatering, juicy aromas leading into enticing flavors of coffee, marionberry & black cherry. This thoughtful blend with balanced acidity dances on the palate and finishes with a “booyah” of ripe, bright fruit. (Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cab Franc)




Villa Jolanda Moscato & Strawberry (Italy)Intense and aromatic strawberry-flavored. Delicate and sweet. Well balanced. Perfect with dessert and especially with pastries.

10th Annual Winter Getaway Wine Dinner @ Bavarian Inn

You are cordially invited to “A Tour of South America”

10th Annual “Winter Get-Away” Wine Dinner

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Place: Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV

Cost: $150.00 / person includes overnight accommodations
(Plus tax/gratuity, double occupancy required)

Limited Seating • Reservation Required • 304-876-2551  

 The Country Vintner & Winebow Imports Present a 6 course gourmet food and wine event, topped off with a room for the night at the inn:

‘Apple-n-Brie’- Slow Roasted Granny Smith Apple, Melted Goat cheese,
Apple Apricot Chutney, Pinot Reduction
Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley, Chile

Butter Poached Lobster with Grits and Leeks
El Enemigo Chardonnay, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Seared Pork Loin (Al Pastor), Pineapple, Cranberry Gastric,
Corn Puree, Jamon Iberico Crisps
Leyda ‘Las Brisas’ Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile

Sliced Tenderloin of Beef, Chimichurri Avocado Emulsion,
Tomato Relish, Fried Garbanzo Beans
Catena ‘Tinto Historico’ Malbec-Petit Verdot, Mendoza, Argentina

Oxtail and Truffle Ragout with Potato Gnocchi
Tarrapaca ‘Etiqueta Azul’ Cabernet Blend, Maipo Valley, Chile

Dark Chocolate Crepe Cake with Cherry Compote and Salted Caramel Drizzle
Bodegas Renacer Milamore Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina

All wines available to order at special pricing & pick-up at

D’Vine Wines & Beer

October 20, 2017 – Wine & Beer Tasting Notes – Tour southwest France with us this week!



Saucony Creek Maple Mistress (Pennsylvania), Enjoy this hazel/brown ale with pronounced and inviting aromas of warm spice, rum, pumpkin, and brown sugar while you watch the leaves fall. The palate is full of maple, rum, autumn spices, butternut squash and rich malt.





Domaine Chanade Les Rials 2016 (France), Loin de L’ Oeil” (Far from the Eyes) is a thousand-year-old white varietal that has been almost abandoned. Thankfully two young winemakers in the Gaillac region of southwestern France decided to resurrect the grape. The result is Les Rials, a perennial favorite – dry yet fruity, with floral and citrus aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, medium weight and always refreshing.


Domaine Courtal Fitou 2015 (France), This red blend (Carignan, Grenache, Syrah) offers aromas of intense red fruit, vanilla and spice. On the palate, it is delicate and complex with soft tannins, followed by a long finish. Enjoy with roasted meats, poultry and strong cheeses.





Domaine L’Oustalnau Corbieres 2014 (France), Grenache and Mourvèdre provide earthy aromas and intense notes of blackcurrant, blackberries and pepper. The mouth will sense beautiful structure and roundness with silky tannins, followed by a persistent finish. 





Chateau Seigneurie De Murviel 2014 (France), This Grenache displays fine and elegant aromas of black currant and blackberry. The palate is supple and well-balanced with a long finish. Ideal partner of cold cuts, red meats, game, or cheese.





Domaine Les Combes Muscat Petit Grain 2015 (France), Liquid sunshine in a bottle! Impressive finesse and complex floral notes of rose, thyme, lime flower and may blossom. Performs as an elegant aperitif, and can also be served with cheeses or dessert.

October 13, 2017 Tasting Notes – Cheers to the 20%! Come join us!



Southern Tier Warlock (New York)Dark brown Imperial Stout with aromas reminiscent of caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg & honey. Toasted malt, hints of pumpkin and spice combine for a mouth pleasing experience. Lightly carbonated. Very drinkable.




19 Crimes “Hard Chard” Chardonnay 2016 (Australia)Bold and strong in character, this deep rich and golden Chardonnay is filled with stone fruit aromas and a sweet textured palate. The criminally intense toasty oak notes have hints of butterscotch and honey balanced with layers of ripe fruit. This full bodied, powerful wine finishes with rich notes of butter and vanilla. Make a connection with the app on your Iphone.






Pareto’s Estate Eighty20 Pinot Noir 2014 (California)In the world of wine, where 80% of wine is consumed by 20% of the people – let’s raise our glasses to those of us that take up the slack of others. Cheers to the 20%! Enjoy the subtle notes of this classic Pinot Noir with its berry fruit, pepper and spice.




Taft Street Merlot 2013 (California)Dark purple with hints of rouge, this  has a plum nose mixed with currant, blueberry, and Bing cherry. Velvety tannins pair exceptionally well with the dark fruit, resulting in a rich, lingering finish. Small doses of Cabernet Franc and Malbec were added for complexity. The result is a wine that drinks well at the moment and can appreciate further aging.




Lodali Moscato 2016 (Italy)A delightfully aromatic wine, with loads of fresh fruit flavors bursting from the glass. It is sweet, but beautifully balanced by the wine’s effervescence and acidity. Being Frizzante, it has only about half the effervescence of a sparkling wine, and is hard to resist. This wine makes a wonderful accompaniment to many desserts, especially those made with fruit such as peach, pear, apple and berries.