Greetings Wine Club Members
We had a really great time at Stained Glass Pub for the last Wine Event. People came ready to eat and drink and certainly did that! It was truly a fun evening and we thank Jim and Marie and staff for hosting us. Remember to pick up some of your favorite wine from this event at the Shoppe with your 10% discount.
Upcoming Wine Dinner
Our February event will be held at the new LUNA at Journey’s End Resort on Friday, February 25 at 7 PM. We attended the Grand Opening last week and you really won’t believe the change! Luis Tonaca, whom many of you will remember from El Divino, has created a completely new restaurant for this well-known resort and his Chef and staff will treat us to this really imaginative menu.
Mimosas of Concha y Toro Sparkling Brut
and fresh orange juice
Shrimp and Pork, Pot Stickers with Soy Habanero Dipping Sauce
Georges Duboeuf Chardonnay Réserve
Caesar Salad, with Garlic Herb Dressing,
and fresh Parmesan Cheese
Goerges Duboeuf Beaujolais Réserve
Coconut Breaded Chicken Breast with a Mango Citrus Sauce
Almond Crusted Grouper, on Red Bean and Chorizo Ragu
with Balsamic Glaze
Goerges Duboeuf “Jeans” Syrah Réserve
Rich Chocolate Truffle Cake
Guntrum Niersteiner Rehbach Riseling Spatlese
Members $125 Bz Non-members $145 Bz
Leaving Fido’s Dock at 6:30 PM
The price includes transportation on Island Ferry leaving at 6:30 from Fido’s dock and returning after the dinner. Please call the Shoppe for reservations and we ask that you pay or call with your credit card info before the event so that we can accommodate anyone on a wait list.
Wines of the Month
This month we will feature the new Georges Duboeuf Réserve wines in really cool bottles! You will want to buy one just for the bottle – bright colors and designs that are truly tropical. Here’s a little info.
With annual sales of 30 million bottles, Georges Duboeuf is one of France's largest and best-known French wine merchants. The company was founded in 1964 by Georges Duboeuf, the son of a wine-grower. Its policy - tradition and quality - has met with spectacular success built upon its Beaujolais, Maconnais and Rhone Valley wines.
Today, Vins Georges Duboeuf continues to balance respect for tradition and commercial growth with its expanded regional offering of a wide range that includes fine wines from the Beaujolais to the Pays d'Oc, Ardeche and Jardin de la France.
Located South of Burgundy proper, between Mâcon and Lyon, Beaujolais is a prosperous region. Cultivating almost 55,000 acres, more than the other three departments of Burgundy combined, it produces an average of 13 million cases annually. This 34-mile strip along the Saône River, comprises the 4th department, Rhône, of the Burgundy region. Beaujolais is diverse geographically, but it is unified by the Gamay Noir grape. Ninety-eight percent of the area is planted with it. The other 2% is basically planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Beaujolais is comprised of 12 appellations and is divided into Haut- and Bas-Beaujolais. This division is based on distinctions in the soil of each area.
At the Wine Dinner we will be tasting a Beaujolais and also two Varietal Réserves, the Chardonnay and the Syrah. We also have in the Shoppe the Merlot Réserve, in an equally fabulous bottle and with equally great taste. You will want to try them all!
Several of you have sent me this, but for those who haven’t heard…
A new wine for seniors
California vintners in the Napa Valley area, which primarily produces Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic. It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.
The new wine will be marketed as Pino More
Remember, we have wines open for tasting everyday. We just received a new shipment from France and Germany with some really great wines. So stop by soon!
As always, thanks for your time. Enjoy your wine !!
Mary Ellen Stevens
Wine de Vine
San Pedro, Belize
+501.226.3430 Fax +501.226.3429
US Fax 760.281.6078