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Geyser Peak Wine Dinner – July 17

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Please join us Friday, July 17 for our Summer Wine Dinner with Geyser Peak!

Geyser Peak

Enjoy samples of the wonderful Sonoma County wines of Geyser Peak! Founded in 1880, Geyser Peak is perched across from Geyser Peak Mountain.  Today it remains one of the most awarded wineries of the region under the hand of Mick Schroeter, who got his start in Australia working at Penfolds!  In addition to the highly rated current vintages (Walking Tree Cabernet received 91 points in Wine Enthusiast), we are reaching into the cellar for the “93” rated Reserve Chardonnay from the 2003 vintage and the Reserve Merlot from the heralded 1997 vintage.  If you like unique California selections, this is a dinner that you should not miss!

This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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Sparkling WineWhat is the ideal temperature for wine?

Whites: Chilled (45-55 degrees F) for a few hours in the refrigerator

Reds: Slightly cooler than room temperature (about 65 degrees); Younger fruity reds benefit from chilling

Sparkling Wine: Thoroughly chilled; refrigerate several hours or the night before serving

Dessert Wine: Room temperature

Chilling wine may cause it to lose some of its sweetness. If red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.

This Week’s Wine Wisdom

Posted on

Sparkling WineWhat is the ideal temperature for wine?

Whites: Chilled (45-55 degrees F) for a few hours in the refrigerator

Reds: Slightly cooler than room temperature (about 65 degrees); Younger fruity reds benefit from chilling

Sparkling Wine: Thoroughly chilled; refrigerate several hours or the night before serving

Dessert Wine: Room temperature

Chilling wine may cause it to lose some of its sweetness. If red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.