FREE 2nd Annual Soup Bowl Saturday, Jan. 31st 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Soup of the Day-wineJoin us to celebrate the Big Game this weekend, by attending our 2nd Annual Soup Bowl Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Six area restaurants will be supplying us with soup samples, menus and more.  We will pair each one of the soups with a wine and a beer.  This tasting is FREE!  The restaurants that will be represented are – Cheel, Farmstead, Galioto’s Twelve21, Jim’s Grille, Juice’s Ghost Town and Remington’s.

Jamberry Open House, Tuesday, January 27th 6 – 8 pm

jamberry valentine
Stop by Grapes & Tastes for a Jamberry Nails Open House on Tuesday, January 27th from 6-8pm! Check out the fun Valentine’s Day wraps as well as the 300+ designs in the catalog. Bring a friend, have a glass of wine, and try on some accent nail samples. Everyone who stops by will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Jamberry gift certificate!

FREE Second Saturday Tasting – Rescheduled for Saturday, January 17th “Anniversary Party” 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Third Thursday Beer Tasting taking January off

3rd Anniversary PartyJoin Dan & Sherrie in celebrating 3 years of owning Grapes and Tastes on Saturday, January 17th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm – FREE Wine Tasting – This wine tasting is extended to 3 hours versus the normal 2 hours for Second Saturday tastings (postponed 1 week due to Dan’s Pa’s funeral).  Also, come and see the art displayed by local artist Claudette Lee-Roseland (only three more weeks on display)!  Also, as always for our special tastings all wine will be discounted for that day only and we will have some of our cheese and sausage and other snacks out.

We are taking January OFF from the Third Thursday Beer Tastings – will resume in February – thank you all for your support of this event!

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.

Holiday Hours – OPEN Christmas Eve 12:00 – 8:00 pm – OPEN New Years Eve 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Holiday HoursGrapes and Tastes will be OPEN Christmas Eve from 12:00 – 8:00 pm, CLOSED on Christmas Day, OPEN New Years Eve from 12:00 – 8:00 pm, CLOSED New Years Day

STOP in to get you last minute beverages for the holidays!  Merry Christmas to all of our customers and a Safe and Happy New Year!!

Third Thursday FREE Beer Tasting – Pecatonica and Hopothesis Beer – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

pecatonica beer companyJoin us for the Third Thursday FREE Beer Tasting with Pecatonica and Hopothesis Beer Company’s from 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Beer will be on special Thursday night only – We will also have some of our fabulous Wisconsin Sausage and Cheese out for snacking.

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.