February 9, 2018 – Sake’ & Wine Tasting Notes – The weekend begins here!

Social Sparkling Sake’ Wine Elderflower Apple” (Illinois), Crisp apple flavors blended together with a refreshing elderflower bouquet that is lightly sweetened. (Organic, gluten-free, sulfite -free, vegan, 88 calories, 1 gram of sugar). Serve chilled or pour over light ice. Want to spice things up? Try mixing with 1.5oz of classic spirits like vodka and gin, or get creative and use in place of soda in your favorite cocktail recipes.






Villa Jolanda “I Love You Prosecco” (Italy)Light straw yellow color with greenish hints. On the nose the wine is aromatic, rich in flowers and fruits scents. The taste is fresh, persistent, and fruity. Two sizes available – enjoy some with the one you love.






Chapelle St Arnoux Ventoux 2015 (France),This blend of 75%Syrah, 10% Carignan, 10% Grenache, and 5% Cinsault provides subtle aromas of red fruits and hint of scrubland and spices. In the mouth it is harmonious, supple and generous with a spicy final taste. Pair with grilled meats, charcuterie, and cheeses.



Oak Cottage Shiraz 2016 (Australia)Aromas of plum, fruitcake, blackcurrant and spice are also reflected in the palate of this medium-bodied, flavorful selection. Enjoy with slow cooked lamb shoulder or hard cheddar cheeses.




Chocolate Shop (USA), The ultimate “chocolate lovers” wine is ruby red wine blended with rich velvety chocolate. Black cherry, dark chocolate, and hints of cocoa powder intermingle with the senses. Nuances of red wine and residual sugar linger on the smooth finish. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.