AAA Travel presents…California Wineries, Trains & Treasures – at Grapes and Tastes – Monday, March 23rd

napa wineriesAAA Travel presents…California Wineries, Trains & Treasures – Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm at Grapes and Tastes – W63 N140 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI  53012

Learn more about our unique California Rail & Winery Tours and our exclusive departures and benefits for AAA members.  Space is limited!  To RSVP Call Sally at 262-204-1009

Optional tasting of California wines is available through Grapes & Tastes for a $10.00 fee per person – payable that evening.

FREE Third Thursday Beer Tasting – St. Francis Brewing – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

saint francis brewingPlease Join Us for a FREE Beer Tasting at Grapes and Tastes on the Third Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm with St. Francis Brewing Co. to try many of their beers including some brand new brews!  We will offer discounts on 6 packs of the St. Francis beers along with snacks for the tasting.

FREE 2nd Saturday Wine Tasting – “Think Spring” Saturday, March 14th 3 – 5 pm

springThink Spring – Join us at Grapes and Tastes for our 2nd Saturday FREE Wine Tasting Saturday, March 14th 3 – 5 pm.  This will be Brian’s last 2nd Saturday — We will miss him tremendously!  So, come join us to get as much information as you need before he leaves at the end of the month.  We will have wines that will make us “Think Spring”.  We will as always have discounts on the wines tasted and a variety of snacks.

Jamberry Open House, Tue., March 10th 6-8pm – Eernisse Funeral Home Advance Funeral Planning Wine & Cheese, Wed., March 11th 6:30pm

jamberry marchEernisse Funeral HomesStop by Grapes & Tastes for a Jamberry Nails Open House on Tuesday, March 10th from 6-8pm. Bring a friend, have a glass of wine, and check out the 300+ designs in the new Spring catalog!  You’ll be able to try some accent nail wrap samples, shop from the catalog and cash n’ carry items, and enter to win a $25 Jamberry Nails gift certificate!

Be our guest for Wine & Cheese – Enjoy wine and cheese while learning about the benefits of Advance Funeral Planning, followed by informal questions and answers.  Wednesday, March 11th 6:30 pm at Grapes and Tastes – Please call Eernisse Funeral Home to reserve a seat for you and a friend, space is limited – 262-284-2601

 

FREE Third Thursday Beer Tasting – St. Francis Brewing – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

saint francis brewingPlease Join Us for a FREE Beer Tasting at Grapes and Tastes on the Third Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm with St. Francis Brewing Co. to try many of their beers including some brand new brews!  We will offer discounts on 6 packs of the St. Francis beers along with snacks for the tasting.

2nd Saturday Postponed until Saturday, Jan. 17th – In Memory of Harley Pals (Dan’s Pa)

Pa Honor FlightHarley Pals (Dan’s Pa and Sherrie’s Father-in-law) passed away peacefully Saturday, January 3rd.  We all celebrated his 90th Birthday this past May and what a blessing it was to have had that time with him.  This is a picture of Pa when he was able to go on the Honor Flight on May 2nd, 2010 with Dan.  Funeral plans are tentative, but it may be next Saturday, so we are postponing our Second Saturday wine tasting and we will hold it on Saturday, January 17th instead.  More details on that tasting to follow.

Great Grapes Club – Wine of the Month – Consumer Choices

wom 3It’s time for the consumer!  I’ve been proposing to make it personal.  Drink what you like.  Now it’s time for Great Grapes Wine Club members to get what you want.  Everyone else may wish to reconsider what’s been holding you back from joining our Great Grapes Wine Club.  Do you only drink red wine?  Are you tired of friends waiting for you to develop a “serious” palate and “grow out of” those silly sweet wines?  Forget that stuff!  Drink what you like.

Our thoughts on Wine Club, while we languish in our well kept secret “Wine Cellar”, had been leaning toward offering more choices once we grew enough in size to at least be ordering a case(s) of a particular wine.  That rationale was based on the economics of buying in bulk and getting the best value for our members.  Well, maybe we’ve been putting the cart before the horse.  What do you think?  We’ll continue striving for value, but it’s time we were more inclusive.  I propose we appeal to old and new members at 5 different memberships, all at the same price ($30 per month) and added value (free glass of wine each month).  When you sign up you will receive 1 bottle of a sparkling wine of our choice.  For your birthday month you will also receive a coupon for a birthday treat.  As the sign up sheet mentions, it’s also possible just one super-premium red might come as that month’s offering.

The first format is a dry white and a dry red (current format).

The second format would include 2 different dry reds.  If format 1 was just one super-premium red, format 2 would be the same for that particular month.

The third format would include 2 different dry whites.

The fourth format would include a dry white and a sweet white.

The fifth format would include 2 sweet wines – sometimes white and red, sometimes 2 white and sometimes 2 red.

We also have  some ideas on “Wine Club only” events and specials for the future.  Hopefully, we’ll have the necessary substantial growth and involvement needed to have a fun wine adventure for all!

Stop in to sign up, or email info@grapesandtastes.com or call 262-376-1200

Cheers,

Brian

Great Grapes Wine Club Manager

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Hours

Tuesday through Thursday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday and Saturday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday and Monday CLOSED

Posted hours are a minimum.

May be open early, later, or on closed days at the owners discretion.

We have a very comfortable lounging area that is perfect for wine tasting parties for birthdays, special occasions, and just for the heck of it.