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.

October 6, 2017 Beer & Wine Tasting Notes

Clown Shoes Erudite Crawfish (Massachusetts)This signature red ale is aged in Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels and dry hopped with premium high alpha hops. Rich malts dominate but still allow room for herbal plumes and boozy coconut notes. Palate is big and chewy and features robust, mouth-filling caramel malts and a strong hop presence to keep things in balance. Sherry barrels impart more subtle wine-like flavors that are most pronounced in the finish.



Le Petit Silex Sancerre 2016 (France)This pale yellow Chenin Blanc from the Sancerre appellation has intense aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits, mixed with a touch of minerality. It is crisp and full of freshness and pairs well with seafood, fish, and cheese.



Chono Pinot Noir 2013 (Chile)A very characteristic Pinot Noir from the well recognized cool Valley of Casablanca. The flavors range from raspberries to rosehip with soft spicy notes!  The influence of the Pacific Ocean provides perfect conditions for a fresh and aromatic Pinot Noir with great character. This wine shows an intense and fresh nose which reminds of red fruits, enriched with spicy notes and chocolate. On the palate it makes a fresh entry and has a long persistent finish.





Lapostolle Carmenère 2013 (Chile)Brilliant red purple color with ripe red fruit aromas such as berries with some notes of sweet spices and fresh black and white pepper.  The palate offers medium structure with very nice texture and juicy tannins and red fruit at the finish. The ideal companion for grilled red meat and medium seasoned dishes.  (Carmenère, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Syrah.)






Avia Sweet Red (Slovenia)Incredibly juicy, very fruity, full bodied taste. Easy drinking – ripe berry and jam, soft and smooth. Great chilled. This wine has a perfect balance of sweetness. Pairs well with lively foods and friends.

September 29, 2017 Beer & Wine Tasting Notes

Erdinger Oktoberfest (Germany)This beer has a hazy deep honey color and raises a fluffy beige head. The aroma shows faint banana, bready malt, a little clove, and a whiff of hop. The bitterness is crisp and light, balancing a clean, lightly fruity center with a nice malt backdrop. The finish is dry with a wheat like tang.




Prime Cuts White Blend 2016 (South Africa)An immediately appealing, bright and fresh blend of classic South African grape varieties. The nose reflects fragrances of jasmine, lemon flowers, and bright, citrus overtones. Packed with tangy fruits and lovely blossom notes that jump out of the glass! The palate is a bright, textural thing of joy that reflects the sandy soils of its terroir.




Prime Cuts Red Blend 2016 (South Africa), Captures an absolute Cape classic. In the glass, this wine even looks juicy! The nose is super bright and appealing – a salad of mixed fruits that makes you want to dive into the glass. There are masses of strawberry, raspberry, red fruit flavors with a slightly creamy finish. Pair this juicy rich wine with grilled roast, pasta and aged cheeses.


Tormentoso Syrah & Mourvèdre 2013 (South Africa), Intensely aromatic, with notes of orange-peel, leather, cigar tobacco, black licorice and dark-plummy fruit.  Medium to full bodied with layers of black fruit and leather notes. It finishes with typical black wine-gum flavors, rounded out by soft, juicy tannins. This wonderfully spicy wine is an excellent accompaniment to South African “braai” (barbecued meat and vegetables), roast beef and beef loin, venison and matured cheese.





Quady Electra Red Moscato 2016 (California)With tastes of succulent cherry, berry, and peach, this garnet red wine has a slight sparkle. Red Electra is made by combining Orange and Black Muscat grapes and fermenting them very slowly at a low temperature so they keep their delicious flavors.  Complements many desserts and cheeses and makes delectable sangria and sorbet.

Giro d’Italia Wine Dinner

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Place: Umberto’s 170-4 Delco Plaza, Rt 50 E, Winchester, VA

Cost: $65 / person (plus tax & grat)


 Limited SeatingReservation Required540.662.WINE (9463)
Fabio Morrone & Bravo Wine Imports Present:

Gamberi e SpinaciGrilled shrimp served over a bed of sautéed spinach
finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze
Avelium Bianco (Bombino/Chardonnay) Masseria Pertuso

Insalata Tricolore
Fresh Arugola and radicchio salad tossed in EVOO and
lemon dressing finished with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Chianti Riserva Duca di Saragnano

Fettuccine Verdi Funghi e Salsiccia
Fresh fettuccine pasta tossed with crumbled Italian sausage, wild mushrooms and truffle paste in a light cream sauce finished with a drizzle of white truffle oil
Sirpasso Super Tuscan (Sangiovese/Cabernet),
Duca di Saragnano

Scaloppina Caprese
Tender veal scaloppini Topped with fresh vine tomatoes and
fresh mozzarella in a light tomato sauce and basil
Opera Super Tuscan (Sangiovese/Syrah),
Duca di Saragnano Marchesi

Profitterol al Cioccolato
Italian style cream puff filled with
whipped cream coated with chocolate sauce
Fior d’Arancio Colli Euganei, Bacco e Arianna

All wines available to order at special pricing
& pick-up at D’Vine Wines & Beer

September 22, 2017 Beer and Wine Tasting Notes


Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby Pumpkin Ale (Stratford, CT)Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin – it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.



Saucony Creek Maple Mistress Imperial Ale (Kutztown, PA)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.






Il Donato Pinot Grigio 2014 (Italy)This popular white varietal reveals flavors of key lime with hints of tea leaf on the palate, with nice minerality and a lightweight, silky body.









Prova Cega Douro 2015 (Portugal)Complex aroma with notes of ripe red fruit and a touch of spice. In the mouth it is structured and soft with long and supple tannins.  Serve with traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, dishes rich in red meats, sausages and cheeses.









Chiarle Moscato 2015 (Italy), This straw-yellow Moscato has a rich aroma that matches the varietal, mixed with a slight scent of sage and wisteria. A lovely, sweet flavor harmoniously balanced with acidity and a moderate percentage of alcohol.  Serve chilled with fruits, desserts, pastries or as an aperitif.  Great to drink any time of day or for special occasions!


Wine and Beer Samples 9-15-2017

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn  (Germany), Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Wiesn is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops. At 6% ABV, it is stronger and bolder that the usual lager.






Finca Rio Negro Gewurztraminer 2015 (Spain), An extremely intense, exuberant, complex bouquet of floral notes, blended with peach, pineapple, green apple, pear, and hints of citrus fruits. It is dry and complex, with lively acidity on entering the mouth that becomes pleasing on the palate, where it is very creamy with a very full body, silky, long-lasting finish. The aftertaste is fresh, very intense and lingering.






Santa Carolina Pinot Noir 2016 (Chile), Hues of garnet in the glass with aromas of strawberries and red currants with notes of licorice. Medium body and balanced structure of smooth acidity and light tannins. Great on its own or try it with roast turkey, salmon, or seared tuna.




Pacheco Monastrell/Syrah 2015 (Spain), Very well-colored and bright.  Monastrell brings smooth warm flavors and Syrah provides aroma and silky finesse.  Characteristically smooth, fruit- driven wine which is exceptionally easy to drink. Pairs well with aged cheeses or hearty meats.







Ca Bea Sangue Di Giuda (Italy), This is a rare, sweet red wine with an intense fruity bouquet. It pairs wonderfully with desserts such as dry pastries, cookies and cakes. Serve slightly chilled and try it with dark chocolates.

September 8, 2017 Wine & Beer Tasting Notes


Southern Tier Unearthly IPA  (New York), UnEarthly is a manifestation of the brewer’s craft; skillfully balancing art and the forces of nature to produce a divine liquid with aromas of sweet malts, piney hops, and a bit grassy. On the tongue, this medium bodied, but dense and resinous brew is lightly sweet, with caramel notes, big lingering hops, and a peppery finish.





Avia Chardonnay 2016 (Slovenia), Wonderful crisp varietal flavors. Flowery nose of apple, pear and peach. Nice fruit with balanced acidity. This is a very clean, refreshing wine that pairs well with Mediterranean style foods.






Avia Pinot Noir 2015 (Slovenia), Pleasing ruby red color with a bright flowery nose with hints of strawberry, cherry and other berry flavors. This wine is distinctly fruity, lightly acidic with a nice harmonious character. Medium bodied with a light finish in traditional Burgundian style.






Avia Merlot 2015 (Slovenia), This 100% varietal wine is a beautiful dark ruby red color with violet hues. This smooth wine has nice pleasant tannins giving the wine a softer pleasant mouth feel and finish. The black cherry and raspberry notes are enjoyable nuances.






Avia Sweet Red (Slovenia), Incredibly juicy, very fruity, full bodied taste. Easy drinking – ripe berry and jam, soft and smooth. Great chilled. This new wine has a perfect balance of sweetness. Pairs well with lively foods and friends.


Wine & Beer Samples 9-1-2017

Weihenstephaner Festbier  (Germany)

A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!



St. Urbans-Hof Riesling 2014 (Germany)

A brisk mineral edge adds elegance to buoyant tropical mango and pineapple flavors in this densely concentrated off-dry Riesling. It’s lip-smackingly honeyed, but sharp citrus acidity keeps the palate vivacious and fresh. Effortlessly enjoyable with a long finish.


Domaine Naturaliste 2015 Chardonnay (Australia)

A verve expression of cool climate Chardonnay from the south of Margaret River. Chardonnay is harvested at moderate ripeness to retain freshness and natural balance. Fermentation in seasoned French oak adds complexity and generosity of texture without compromising the purity of the aromatics. The embodiment of spring -perfume, texture, delicacy. Approachable and rewarding.


Domaine Naturaliste 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Australia)

A classic and unhindered expression of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, sculpted tannins and lifted red berry perfumes. A paragon of personality, purpose, and approachability for those who enjoy soft tannins, succulent red fruits and simply love wine. Aromas of cassis, red cherries and bright red fruit underpinned by a seamless of palate of raspberries, plum skin, bright red fruits and silky, textured tannin on the finish.


Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2016 (Italy)

A slightly effervescent red wine, light and refreshingly sweet.  Made in Northwestern Italy’s Piedmont region of 100% Malvasia . Aromas of rose petals, juicy grapes, and soft raspberry flavors balance beautifully with bright acidity. Serve chilled.