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Taking the mystery out of wine one bottle at a time. Thursday, Feb.24th, 2011

Don't scroll, click on the headlines! Famous Duckhorn Wines With Event 20/20 Catering This Weekend! Paul Hobbs Seminar Next Week! Upcoming Wine Seminars at The Vineyard Italian-American Club 27th Annual Pasta Festival! Wine Club: A Year Around Gift!

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Famous Duckhorn Wines With Event 20/20 Catering This Weekend! Friday 4:30-6:30 & Saturday 1-6 PM Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today. Since the inaugural vintage of Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine more than 20 years ago, Decoy has taken an important place in the Duckhorn Wine Company family of wines. With a reputation for delivering great quality at a remarkable price, Decoy has established a loyal following for its distinctive style, which emphasizes ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full charm and complexity in their youth. This weekend we will be tasting the full line of Duckhorn Decoy Wines! On Saturday only, Events 20 20 will be catering with tapas and appetizers made with Duck in their recipe and


ingredients. Here is our line-up for the weekend: Duckhorn Decoy Sauvignon Blanc Duckhorn Decoy Chardonnay Duckhorn Decoy Pinot Noir Duckhorn Decoy Red Blend Duckhorn Decoy Merlot Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon And maybe, just maybe, Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot! Come by and check these wonderful wines out and bring a friend and introduce them to The Vineyard! Click here to learn more about Napa's Duckhorn Winery.

Paul Hobbs Seminar Next Week! Thursday, March 3rd at 7 PM $25 Paul Hobbs' résumé makes you wonder why he isn't on the tip of wine drinkers' tongues along with Helen Turley of Marcassin, Steve Kistler of Kistler Vineyards and other innovative California winemakers. Paul Hobbs, the second oldest of 11 children, Hobbs grew up on a farm near Lake Ontario, in western New York, but moved west to study winemaking at the University of California, Davis. After working at and consulting for a number of prominent California producers, he started his own label with the 1991 vintage, eventually adding his own winery and vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Hobbs also works extensively in South America, where he is a partner in Argentina's Viña Cobos, and consults for other wineries, including Chile's Odfjell, MontGras, Viña San Pedro and Viña Tarapacá. Working as winemaker at Robert Mondavi and Opus One for seven years, and then six years as winemaker at Simi, Paul Hobbs started his own winery in 1991 and actively consults for many more. Ransom Rabun will introduce you to several Paul


Hobbs Wines on Thursday, March 3rd. Here is the line-up: Paul Hobbs Pulenta Pinot Gris: $18.99 Paul Hobbs Pulenta Sauvignon Blanc: $18.99 Paul Hobbs Bramare Marchiori Chardonnay: $32.99 Paul Hobbs Cross Barn Pinot Noir: $39.99 Paul Hobbs La Flor Malbec: $18.99 Paul Hobbs La Flor Cabernet Sauvignon: $18.99 Paul Hobbs Cross Barn Cabernet Sauvignon: $39.99 Paul Hobbs Kick Ranch Syrah: $52.99 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: $77.99 March 3rd, Thursday at 7 PM: Paul Hobbs Tasting:$25 Reservations needed, limited to 30 people. Venue at The Vineyard. To learn more about Paul Hobbs click here.

Upcoming Wine Seminars at The Vineyard All Seminars Start at 7 PM, Limited to 30 People Next Saturday!! March 5th 1 to 6; Rhineharts will be back with a vengeance!!! Even more morsels to try! March 3rd, Thursday at 7 PM: Paul Hobbs Tasting:$25 Reservations needed, limited to 30 people. Venue at The Vineyard. March 10th, Thursday at 7 PM: Orin Swift and Kuleto Wine Tasting: Saldo Zinfandel, Prisoner, Veladora, Machette Papillon, Kuleto Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah and more to follow! $25 Reservations needed, limited to 30 people. Venue at The Vineyard. Wednesday, March 23rd, 5 to 6:30 PM. Winemaker Mark Herold will visit The Vineyard to show his new wines that will be entering the state! After the initial success of Merus, Herold became one of


the initial success of Merus, Herold became one of Napa Valley's best-known Cabernet winemaking consultants, at one point overseeing winemaking for six Napa Cabernet brands in addition to Merus. Today, Herold consults for Kobalt, Kamen, Celani Family and Hestan. Saturday, April 9th: Gary Player Meet & Greet! Bottles will be available and signed. 3 to 5 PM! Here at The Vineyard! We will have both the Muirfield (1959) & the newly released Master's Label (1961) celebrating Mr. Player's 50th anniversary of winning his first Master's Championship! Bottles will be signed! Date and time for Michael David Wine Tasting to be arranged!!!! It will be May before this tasting! Earthquake, Petite Petite, Windmill, and many more!!! Click here for our event calendar

Italian-American Club 27th Annual Pasta Festival! Friday, February 25, 2011 The Italian-American Club of the CSRA will have their 27th Annual Pasta Festival on Friday, February 25 at the Hellenic Center of the Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 10th and Telfair St in Augusta. The Italian-American Club supports many local charities with the funds raised by this festival. They will have two times available that day plus takeout. Tickets are $8 and the menu will be Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, tossed salad, rolls and tea. Various Italian pastries and cookies will also be available too. Lunch will be 11:00 - 2:00 Dinner will be 4:30 - 8:00 Call 706-228-5471 for tickets.

Wine Club: A Year Around Gift! The wines for February are ready for pickup! Give a unique gift that can be enjoyed


throughout the year. Stay in front of your corporate clientele, reminding them of you monthly with our wine of the month selection, or tell a friend or family member you care, each and every month. Our memorable selections include hand- selected, unique wines from top quality wineries. Every month we review hundreds of selections and choose the very best in quality wine. Our selections are guaranteed to impress even the most discriminating connoisseur. Click here for sign-up form & details. Copy off the form and bring it to the store.

Stop in the CSRA's largest wine shop. The selection will shock and surprise you. With over 2300 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: info@vineyardwinemarket.com Phone: (706) 922-9463 Web: http://www.vineyardwinemarket.com

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