Grapes and Tastes at Grand Night Out in Grafton – Saturday, August 23rd – 6:00 to 9:00 pm

GNOGrand Night Out in Grafton ~ A Taste of Grafton 

Please join us for a wonderful evening of

Unlimited Wine, Beer and Spirit Tastings! 

Over 75 Varieties of Wine, 50 Varieties of Beer

Rehorst Distillery Spirits

Signature Appetizers from Local 

Restaurants and Caterers

Professional Wine School presented by Brian O’Keefe of Grapes and Tastes

Professional Beer School 

New this year “Casino Style Gaming”

Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Available  

call 377-1650 by Thursday to make Shuttle Reservations

Tickets Available here at Grapes and Tastes

W63 N140 Washington Avenue (Echo Plaza), Cedarburg, WI

$35 General Admission
$20 Designated Driver

Business or Cocktail Attire Recommended

To Register call the Chamber Office at 377-1650

 When:

Saturday August 23, 2014

6:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm

Where:

Flannery’s at Fire Ridge

2241 Hwy W
Grafton, WI 53024

FREE Potosi Beer Tasting, Thursday, August 21st, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

cave_12oz_label_final_PJoin us for a special Beer Tasting with Potosi Brewing Company on Thursday, August 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Meet Paul a representative of Potosi Brewing for a tasting of many of their beers.  Potosi Brewing is also the home of the National Brewery Museum in Potosi, WI.  If you have not been there, you need to take a special day trip to see the brewery and the museum!  We will have specials on all of their beers for Thursday night only.

FREE Second Saturday Wine Tasting – Saturday, August 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm – “A Summer Tradition: The Lighter Side of Red”

imagesPlease join us for another FREE Second Saturday Wine Tasting – Saturday, August 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm – “A Summer Tradition:  The Lighter Side of Red” – Wines ranging from refreshing Rosés to lighter wines like Pinot Noir and then several sweeter lighter reds.  Once again we will offer special pricing on all wines tasted during the tasting on Saturday only.  We will have a variety of snacks out for all to enjoy.

Visit Grapes and Tastes at Ozaukee County Fair (near south main gate) Wednesday, July 30th thru Sunday, Aug 3rd

2014 County FairGrapes and Tastes will be at the Ozaukee County Fair (just to the north of the main gate music stage) from Wednesday, July 30th thru Sunday, August 3rd.  Bringing back “Adult Snow Cones” which was a big hit in 2013!  Strawberry or Peach Yophoria or Lombardi Original Limonata or Lombardi Raspberry Limonata for just $6 a glass.  We will also be bringing back Copa Di Vino wines – 7 varietals – White Zinfandel, Moscato, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon all for $6 each.  We will be at the fair Wednesday 2:00 – close; Thursday 2:00 – close; Friday 2:00 – close; Saturday 12:00 – close and Sunday 1:00 – close.  Enjoy a nice refreshing drink while checking out the Ozaukee County Fair!!

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 http://www.artbadger.com/ 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.

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 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.

Wine

Now over 300 wines!

10% off 4 bottles!
15% off 6 bottles!
20% off 12 bottles!

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Mix and Match Vineyard Case Specials!

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