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Taking the mystery out of wine one bottle at a time. Friday, June 8, 2012

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Pick Your Mood this Weekend's Tasting! Coming Events!!! Music! Tastings! Does Size Count? Quick Links Visit The Vineyard Website Related Wine Topics The Vineyard Wine List (Changes Daily) The Vineyard Beer List (Changes Daily) More About Us

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Pick Your Mood this Weekend's Tasting! Friday 4:30 to 6:30 & Saturday 2 to 6 PM Welcome to the World of Be. Correction: Your world of Be. That's right. Be. Wines which are the first, and only wines that cater to your everchanging world with four stylish offerings to suit your moods. (Finally, an excuse for being moody!) Every day's a new opportunity to mix, match or venture beyond your norm. Love it, live it, cheers to it! Feel the fervor and taste the fun of letting your fabulous self just be you. Be, a new line of wines! Come by and give them a try this weekend. These will make great summer sippers! Here is the line-up: Be Radiant! Riesling Be Flirty! Pink Moscato Be Bright! Pinot Grigio Be Fresh! Chardonnay Natura Carmenere McWilliam's Shiraz *New Vintage*

Coming Events!!! Music! Tastings! Click on the BLUE words to follow the link for the event. Friday, June 8th: Rick Springfield Concert at Evans Town Center Park! Wednesday, June 27. 2012 at 7 PM: Frank Family Tasting! One of our favorite wineries in Napa. We will be tasting several wines with Ransom Raburn leading us though the evening. These are excellent wines and this will be a sell out . Reservations only! Limited to 25 people. Call The Vineyard to save a seat. 706-922-9463. Frank Family Lewis Chardonnay Frank Family Napa Chardonnay Frank Family Pinot Noir Frank Family Red Zinfandel Frank Family Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Frank Family Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Frank Family Winston Cabernet Sauvignon Candlelight Jazz a series concerts featuring the best in live, local music. Click here for the Summer Jazz Series. They begin at 8:00pm, and feature multiple performances. This series begins in May and continues through August. Sunday night jazz at the river! Venue: River Stage at 8th Street (8th & Riverwalk), downtown Augusta. $6 Admission. Rain or shine. May 6: ASU Conservatory Jazz Band (JCruz, interim director) May 13: Lakeside High School (JTau, director) + Lunar Octopus May 20: Davidson Fine Arts (ECannady, director) May 27: London Arrington's Dirty Jazz Jun 03: Chris Crenshaw Jun 10: Edwin G Hamilton Trio (Charleston) Jun 17: Glenn Hlls High School + The Decibels - - - FREE CONCERT!

Jun 24: Courtland Saxon Jul 01: Calvin "Big Bopper" Edwards (Charlotte) Jul 08: 3 Sides of Jazz + Doc Easton Smooth Jazz Jul 15: TBA Jul 22: Chris Andrews (Columbia) Jul 29: Mike Frost Jazz Aug 05: TBA Aug 12: Rob Foster & Pulsar Aug 19: Hyland Brooks Aug 26: quietSTORM Grab a bottle or two of wine and a couple of friends and enjoy the evening!!

Does Size Count? Click on the Bottles for more Information. Back in the days of

Mesopotamia and Egyptian winemaking, the winemakers saved their wares in amphorae clay flasks. These were stamped with the vineyard's name, the vintage of the wine, type of wine, and so on. This went on for thousands of years, through the Grecian days of wine trade, until the Romans grew to power. The Romans, amongst other things, developed glass blowing. Glass was quickly found to be a good medium for storing wine. It did not affect the wine's flavor, you could easily see what wine was inside the bottle, and so on. The trouble was with the method of manufacture. Glass at the time was hand blown, and bottles therefore varied wildly in size. Consumers never knew exactly how much wine they were getting. For a while, wine was illegal to sell in bottles because of these problems. Instead, consumers would bring in their own containers, and a measured amount of wine would be put into that container. Think of it as buying meat at a meat counter; you watch it get weighed and measured, and then you take it home in your own bag. Time went on, and colored glass and various sizes and

shapes were experimented with. Bottles originally were onion shaped, as this was easy to blow, but it was found that a longer, flatter shape was better for storing wine on its side, which helped it age properly and keep the cork wet. Bottles ended up being around 700ml to 800ml as an easy to carry size that was also able to be made easily. In the 1800s the industry found ways of making standard sized bottles, and regions began to settle on what they found was the ideal bottle size for their wines. Some chose 700ml, others 750ml, and so on. The maximum "standard" bottle size was around 800ml, although magnums and other special sizes did exist. In 1979 the US set a requirement that all bottles be exactly 750ml as part of the push to become Metric. That is almost exactly the same amount of alcohol as an "American Fifth". Around the same time the European Union also asked winemakers to settle on one size to help with standardization. The 750ml size has become adopted by many countries, so the winemakers could ship to the US with ease.

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! Roger Strohl "The Vineyard" at Evans Email: Phone: (706) 922-9463 Web:

Vineyard Wine Market Newsletter for June 8, 2012  

Vineyard Wine Market Newsletter, Evans, GA, for June 8, 2012.

Vineyard Wine Market Newsletter for June 8, 2012  

Vineyard Wine Market Newsletter, Evans, GA, for June 8, 2012.