Important Notice : Due to the absence of our only full time staff member, from May 18 through May 25, we will not open during those dates until 2:00pm each day.
Of much greater import, however, I am exceptionally pleased to announce that our own Vicky Abdallah took the Certified Level Master Sommelier exam this past Wednesday, and not just passed, but scored the most points of all the candidates taking the test. As a result, she was awarded a scholarship of $500 from Chateau St. Michelle Winery to pursue her wine education!!
Our Red Wine Flight includes:
- Margerum 2010 M5 Rhone Blend
- Pyrenees 2009 Meritage Umquaa Valley Oregon
- Happy Canyon 2010 Merlot Happy Canyon
- Sesquipedalian 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino
- Bodegas áster 2008 Ribera del Duero
Our White Wine Flight includes:
- Trenza 2009 Blanco Edna Valley
- Yealands 2011 Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand
- Argilex Vouvray 2011 de Gautier
- Donnafugata Athilia 2012 Sicily
- Errazuriz Don Max Reserve Chardonnay 2011 Chile
Our most popular red wine last week was the Barrel 27 Right Hand Man Syrah Central Coast. The favorite white wine was the Margerum 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Sybarite Happy Canyon.
The cheese cases may look a little thin this week, but that’s because we had to refuse a delivered cheese on a freshness issue last week and our supplier wasn’t very happy. When they didn’t resolve it to our satisfaction, we decided not to order anything from them this week. Our alternate cheese purveyor couldn’t fill the gap on short notice, but they’ll be stepping up to the plate next week. No worries though, we certainly have more than enough cheese in stock.
Noir Food and Wine in Pasadena, will feature their Annual Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Dinner on June 2 and their Annual Burgundy Wine Dinner on July 14. Each of these are four course dinners. Additional details can be found at their web-site, www.noirfoodandwine.com
A word about “Upcoming Events.” CWaC is not a principal or sponsor of events which take place at premises other than our own. I list these activities because they pair wine and food together and I feel they are worth knowing about.
We open at noon Tuesday through Saturday, closing at 8:00pm on Tuesday through Thursday and 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday. We are open Sunday from noon until 6:00PM . Please remember, we stop pouring 30 minutes before closing. Any questions, please call us at 626-358-6500.
Janet & Tom Dugan