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Taking the mystery out of wine one bottle at a time. Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2012

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Dear Reader, Presidents Day Beer & Wine Tasting! Friday 4:30 to 6:30 PM & Saturday 1 to 6 PM Washington's Birthday is the official name designated to what many of us know as President's Day. During the month of February the birthday of two of our greatest President's takes place. Both George Washington who was born on Feb. 22nd and Abraham Lincoln born on Feb. 12th. However, Washington's birthday has been publicly celebrated since he was in office, before Abraham Lincoln was even born. Much of the debate over the name of the holiday springs from the fact that state's can follow their own holidays how they see fit and many of them chose to also honor Lincoln, calling the celebration President's Day. It was in 1968 that the term President's Day came up for legal consideration in the Congress but was shot down, though the holiday was moved to fall between the two President's birthdays. Again in the 1980's there was

a resurgence of the term with advertisers which solidified the holiday name in American culture. Today, few Americans prefer to call the holiday Washington's Birthday in lieu of President's Day. Come join us for an All American Tasting! Here is our line up: Independent Vineyard "La Bourgeoisie" Chardonnay Charles & Charles Rose Liberty School Red Cuvee Independent Vineyard "La Bourgeoisie" Merlot Freedom Cellars Revolution Red The Federalist Visionary Red Zinfandel The beer line up will be: 21st Amendment "Bitter American Ale" Sam Adams Cherry Wheat Sam Adams Alpine Spring R.J. Rockers Bald Eagle Brown Come on in and enjoy!

Coming Events!!! Click on the BLUE words to follow the link for the event. French Wine Tasting: Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25 The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra! Saturday, March 17th at 7:30 pm.The Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans, Georgia. Click here for more information. "Tasting at the Rapids!", Thursday, March 22; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Food Network's Chef Marc Weiss! Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez Georgia 30907. $5.00 per person. Click here for more information. Guitarist Earl Klugh! Saturday, May 5th at 7:30 pm. Concert will be at The Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans, Georgia.

"Mandy Barnett" Featuring A Tribute to Patsy Cline. Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:30 pm: Click here for more information.

Delicious Facts About Wine! Just for the fun of it! In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase "drinking to one's health." "Toasting" started in ancient Rome when the Romans continued the Greek tradition but started dropping a piece of toasted bread into each wine glass to temper undesirable tastes or excessive acidity. Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C. An Italian study argues that women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don't drink at all. Romans discovered that mixing lead with wine not only helped preserve wine, but also gave it a sweet taste and succulent texture. Chronic lead poisoning has often been cited as one of the causes of the decline of Rome. Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men. California, New York, and Florida lead the United States in wine consumption.

California is the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, after France, Italy, and Spain. The prohibitionists, or the "drys," in the early twentieth century fought to remove any mention of wine from school and college texts, including Greek and Roman literature. They also sought to remove medicinal wines from the United States Pharmacopoeia and to prove that Biblical praises of wine were for unfermented grape juice. At the center of Greek social and intellectual life was the symposium, which literally means, "drinking together." Indeed, the symposium reflects Greek fondness for mixing wine and intellectual discussion. When Tutankhamen's tomb was opened in 1922, the wine jars buried with him were labeled with the year, the name of the winemaker, and comments such as "very good wine." The labels were so specific that they could actually meet modern wine label laws of several countries. One ton of grapes makes about 60 cases of wine, or 720 bottles. One bottle of wine contains about 2.8 pounds of grapes. Archaeologists found grape pips (seeds), usually considered evidence of winemaking, dating from 8000 B.C. in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. The oldest pips of cultivated vines were found in (then Soviet) Georgia from 7000-5000 B.C.

Check out our website! You can look at the list of wines and beers we have on hand, past events, area restaurants, past Grapevine Newsletters, gift registry, daily updated news about happenings in the wine world and much more. Request for special orders for wines, beers and request for donations may be made through the new website. for all you wine emergency needs! Easy to remember and easy to navigate. Cheers!

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February 16, 2012 Newsletter for Vineyard Wine Market  
February 16, 2012 Newsletter for Vineyard Wine Market  

The February 16, 2012 Newsletter for Vineyard Wine Market (Evans, GA) lists upcoming events including details about the weekend wine tasting...