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Taking the mystery out of wine one bottle at a time. Friday, September 23, 2011

Don't scroll, click on the headlines! Hand Picked Jewels from South America This Weekend! Livingston Taylor to Perform Next Thursday, Yep! James Taylor's Brother! Mollydooker is Back!!!

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Dear Reader, Pumpkin & other seasonal beers are in! They will not last long! Several new beers came in this week and more are due in this week. We now have over 350 different bees in stock. Stop by and check them out.

Hand Picked Jewels from South America This Weekend! Friday 4:30 to 6:30 & Saturday 2 to 6 PM Around the time of the first Thanksgiving celebration at the Plymouth Colony in 1621, workers were already harvesting grapes in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina; in fact they had been doing so for almost 75 years. In both countries, Spanish missionaries had brought vines over from Europe in the 1500s; the first professionally farmed vineyard in Chile was established in 1554. Nevertheless, South American wines didn't have a major presence in wine shops in the United States until the early 1990s. Chile started the movement and quickly became known for delicious wines at very

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quickly became known for delicious wines at very affordable prices. Lately, it has been Argentina's turn: Measured in dollars, Argentinean wine imports to the U.S. rose 31 percent from the first six months of 2006 to the first six months of 2007. Both countries have their specialties. From Chile, look for crisp, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca and San Antonio valleys, both located close to the Pacific Ocean, and reds made from Carmenère, a distinctively spicy French grape abundant in Chilean vineyards. In Argentina, the Salta province is known for TorrontÊs, a native grape variety with a distinctive, floral aroma that makes some of the country's most interesting whites. But Malbec from Mendoza is unquestionably the country's marquee variety; its rich blueberry and blackberry flavors, light smokiness and soft tannins lead to immensely appealing red wines. Come by and try several of these varietals this weekend. If we run out of one brand, which we will, we will replace it with another to taste. These wines are going to surprise you! Ah! Kisses Sweeter Than Wine!

Livingston Taylor to Perform Next Thursday, Yep! James Taylor's Brother! Click on the BLUE links to hear and read more information! Make sure to make your calendars for each of the new Columbia County Second Saturday Series which will run from June through

October!Always at the Columbia County Amphitheater behind the Library.

Thursday, September 29th, 7:30 PM: An Evening With Livingston Taylor, the Brother of James Taylor! Columbia County Library's Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center conveniently located at 7022 Evans Town Center Boulevard in Evans, Georgia. A limited number of reserved seat tickets ($37.50 and $32.50) for this special "Evening with Livingston Taylor" are available online at The doors open at 6:30, and guests are encouraged to wear a bow tie to this performance in honor of the star performer, a famous bow tie wearer, and walk the red carpet to the entrance of the beautiful Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center. Saturday, October 8th: The Second Saturday Concert! Gates open at 6 PM. Columbia County Amphitheater behind the Library. The Music Starts at 7! This month's band is "The Swingin' Medallions"! Sunday, October 2, 2011 7:30 PM: An Evening With Leon Redbone! Columbia County Library's Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center conveniently located at 7022 Evans Town Center Boulevard in Evans, Georgia. A limited number of reserved seats are available for this very special evening at $32.50 and $27.50 on line at For more information visit Augusta Amusements at and Leon Redbone at or contact Mike Deas at 706726-0366. Tuesday, October 11th: 7 PM; A Spanish Tasting with Jorge Estela! At The Vineyard. Seating limited to 30 people. Tuesday, October 25th: 7 PM; The Montes Tasting with Nicolas Lopez! Great set of wines!!! At The Vineyard. Seating limited to 30 people Friday, October 28th: Lady Antebellum Concert at the New Evans Town Center Amphitheater!!! Awardwinning group Lady Antebellum will take the stage in October as part of the new Evans Town Center Park dedication. The Vineyard will be providing the beverages for this concert! Saturday, November 5, 2011: 6th Annual CoCo Wine Festival also known as the CSRA Wine Festival. Visit this website for more information and to purchase tickets: Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Savannah Rapids Pavilion 3300 Evans to Lock Rd. Martinez, Ga. located east of Augusta,

GA. This year monies above the cost of the event will be donated to support our commitment to provide a Culinary Endowment Fund for the Culinary Program at Augusta Technical Institute. The COST of this years tickets are $35.00 per person if purchased before November 4, 2011. After this date all ticket prices will be $40.00 at the door. Thursday, November 10th: 7 PM; Italian Tasting with Robin Riddell. At The Vineyard. Seating limited to 30 people. Click here for our event calendar

Mollydooker is Back!!! Reserve your Mollydooker Now! We sell out of this as soon as it comes in! We are taking advance reservations for Mollydooker before it hits the floor. They are due in mid September. We are limited in some of the wines especially the Velvet Glove Shiraz as Mollydooker lost 1/3 of their Velvet Glove wine in a freak accident at their warehouse. Call and get on the list to reserve your Mollydooker this year. We will let you know when it arrives and give you a call to let you know it has hit the state! You pay when you pick up; no advance payment. Here the line up for this year's vintage: 2010 Mollydooker - The Scooter Merlot South Australia: $24.99; Deep violet in colour, The Scooter offers a perfumed nose, intense with red fruits, cherries and plum. The rich fruit is followed by layers of spice, chocolate and wonderful fragrant oak. This wine is well balanced, round and giving, showing generous ripe fruit and soft tannins producing an outstanding Australian Merlot. 2010 Mollydooker - The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon: $24.99; Dark cherry red, with a deep violet hue, this is an incredibly aromatic varietal cabernet. Showing great intensity with bright berry fruits and mashed raspberry, together with licorice spice and espresso coffee. The palate

is vibrant and fresh, building with layers of fruit, toasty oak and fine Cabernet tannins. It finishes with hints of anise spice, dark cocoa and cassis fruit. 2010 Mollydooker - Two Left Feet South Australia: $24.99; Incredible Blend of Shiraz/ Cabernet/ Merlot. Deep crimson-purple, this wine brings together the best of these varieties %u2013 a big fruit impact, fine tannin structure, fresh acidity and silky texture this is a seamless wine showing incredible depth and amazing length. With an array of fruit, black current, berries and plum accompanied by lifted oak, vanilla and warm spice this wine is a journey not to be missed. Two Left Feet is rich and generous, a harmonious blend with a persistent finish. 2010 Mollydooker - Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon: $49.99; Dark garnet-purple in colour, Gigglepot is distinctly Cabernet with serious intensity. The nose displays black current, fresh plum and blackberry fruits, with hints of dried bay leaf, clove and loads of spice. Greatly concentrated, with fine integrated tannins and lively acidity it finishes with lingering cassis, soft vanilla and cedar oak. 2010 Mollydooker - Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz: $49.99; Black crimson in colour, this wine leaps from the glass with powerful aromatics of blueberries, ripe sweet fruit, licorice and undertones of chocolate biscuit. The seductive texture is laced with fresh fruit flavours, coffee and warm spice, a full bodied Shiraz with an endless depth of fruit. 2010 Mollydooker - Enchanted Path Shiraz/ Cabernet: $89.99; Dark opaque purple with ruby hue, this is a very powerful blend combining Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon creating a wine with immense fruit weight and uninhibited length. Varietal Cabernet notes dance among the vibrant fruit profile of the Shiraz presenting blackberry fruit, cassis, lifted anise spice with underlying plum jam and tar. The palate offers a rich explosion of fruit, toasty oak, cedar notes, and layers of spice, with fine grain tannins and endless length. 2010 Mollydooker - Carnival of Love Shiraz: $89.99; Dark opaque violet with deep crimson hue, this wine bursts from the glass a dense melange of berry fruits, dark plum, licorice, and fragrant spice. The palate displays layers of sweet fruit with creamy mocha oak, black pepper hints and superbly balanced tannins, seeming to

last for an eternity. 2010 Mollydooker - Velvet Glove Shiraz South Australia: $179.99; COLLECTORS WINE, Last 4 Years this Wine has Received between 96-99 points from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. This Year will be no Different but there is 1/3 less quantity because of a Freak Accident. I would recommend getting this wine while you can. This amazing Shiraz is complete and complex, with stuning beauty and power. It wraps your entire palate in a velvet glove of amazing fruit flavours that last forever. To honour the beauty and power of the Velvet Glove Shiraz, it is bottled in a unique gorgeous bottle with a soft velvet label and seal printed with silver foil. Last but not least; 2010 Mollydooker - The Boxer Shiraz!!!: $24.99; Wow! Very deep black-crimson, The Boxer shows a full spectrum of flavours from fresh berries and plum, to fig and blackberry jam, surrounded by cinnamon spice, licorice, and lovely warm oak with hints of cigar box and tobacco. Soft luscious palate-coating fruit with incredible depth, combined with creamy chocolate oak layers producing a complex wine with amazing power. Learn More about Mollydooker, click here.

Stop in the CSRA's largest wine shop. The selection will shock and surprise you. With over 2100 brands in stock, you are sure to find a wine you have been looking for. If you can't find it here we will tell you where to find it or order it for you. No one in the CSRA has a larger selection of wine! We beat our competitors by having twice the brands to pick from. And pricing, well shop around and compare. We buy most of our wine in stock and pass the savings on to you. If you can get it less some where else, we will tell you where. On top of all this we take the mystery out of wine by having weekend tastings that you will not find in liquor stores. often our tastings are catered by local businesses and restaurants. We also have special in-house tastings with winemakers and vineyard owners plus wine dinners at local restaurants. So bring in a friend and visit the best wine store in the CSRA. You will not be disappointed. Cheers! Roger Strohl Vineyard Wine Market Email: Phone: (706) 922-9463 Web:

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