Andretti Indy Car and Wine Tasting at Grapes and Tastes on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

Andretti Show Car 1Attention race fans and fans of excellent wine – We will be having an Andretti Indy Car here in our parking lot on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.  This also will include a FREE wine tasting of Andretti wines that we sell.  We have an exciting raffle with several nice prizes including autographed wine bottles by Michael Andretti and some autographed pictures among other items.  EACH person will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival at the wine tasting.  If you purchase a glass of one of the wines you will receive an additional ticket and if you buy a bottle of Andretti wine you will receive 2 additional tickets!  This should be a very exciting event, especially since Indy Fest at the Milwaukee Mile will be held on August 16th and 17th.

Art by Jack Pachuta on our “Art Wall” and Sea Smoke Wine

Jack Pachuta Another HatchlingSea SmokeWe have a new artist showing his work on our “Art Wall”.  Jack Pachuta is a Cedarburg resident and well known in Ozaukee County and beyond.  Combining the centuries-old art of printmaking with his own personal up-to-date touches, Jack Pachuta’s monoprints are vibrant, unique and unforgettable.  The world is a magnificently complex mixture of color, light, textures and shapes!  Look closely at what’s around you and you’ll see a universe of inspiration.  Every day you’ll find something new to stimulate your imagination.  That’s what Jack does via his monoprints - He makes people see things they might not otherwise see.  When viewing Jack’s work, you’ll see an enhanced reality – tones, hues and shadows that prompt you to go beyond your existing perspective.  Enjoy your voyage through Jack’s artwork!  Each giclee (pronounced zhee-CLAY) in the limited editions of 10 is a signed and numbered, computer-scanned and color-balanced, museum-quality reproduction of the original, finished with the highest-caliber dye sublimination of six-color archival inks specially formulated for fine art prints on premium-quality stock.  The open editions of smaller giclees are of similar quality.  Please visit Jack’s website at and if you are interested in purchasing any of his works, please let him know that Grapes and Tastes sent you!

Sea Smoke Wine – Many of you may be familiar with this exquisite wine from Santa Barbara’s Santa Rita Hills AVA in California.  We have an opportunity to purchase some of these wines in a pre-buy – They would not be available until September.  I would need to know if you would like a bottle by the end of next week (July 25th).  The following is what is available to us in limited quantities – 2012 Streamside Chardonnay $66.49 per bottle – 2011 Sea Spray Blanc de Noir $88.99 per bottle – 2012 Southing Pinot Noir $66.49 per bottle – 2012 Ten Pinot Noir $88.99 per bottle – 2012 Southing Magnums $142.99 per magnum bottle.  If you would like to get on this I will need you to contact me with your order and credit card information for payment guarantee.  Also, our usual discounts of 10% off on 4 bottles, 15% off on 6 bottles and 20% off on 12 bottles mixed of anything in our store including these will be in affect for this special.

FREE Second Saturday Wine Tasting – “Summer Coolers” – Saturday, July 12th 3:00 – 5:00 pm

summerPlease join us for the FREE Second Saturday Wine Tasting – “Summer Coolers” is the theme – We will have a variety of wines, beer and spirits for tasting from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 12th.  We will have some new food products out for sampling and as always discounts on all of the wine, beer or spirits tasted for Saturday only.

Great Grapes Club – Wine of the Month – Consumer Choices

It’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 or call 262-376-1200



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