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Wine and Chocolate Pairing | August 15. 2014

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Puppie McCloskey, of International Wine Cellars

will pour wine samples and pair with Baylee’s Best Chocolates!

 

The Wine Lineup-

  • Serrus Viura – A dry white wine from Spain. Has the oomph to stand up the chocolate and make your taste buds happy! 
  • Albardiales Tempranillo – from La Mancha. Fresh, intense blackberry flavor just waiting to grab a chocolate accompaniment. 
  • Pocas Tawny Port- Its simply a classic port-chocolate match up you must try!

 

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NOW PROUDLY CARRING!

BAYLEE’S 6PC CHOCOLATE BOXES

 

About Baylee’s Best Chocolates

Baylee’s is Roanoke’s own Chocolatier! We make our chocolates, confections and custom molded bars right here in our shop at West Village of Roanoke, Virginia. To make our confections, along with the finest European chocolate, I use real fruit, fresh figs and nuts, quality flavorings and the best vanilla and cream. The result is chocolates with thin shells and creamy fillings. You can taste the difference!

 

Tickets available for Horse and Hound Festival!

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The Horse and Hound Wine Festival invites you to participate in

the 10th Annual event on

July 12, 2014 | 11am-6pm

 

FESTIVAL EVETS INCLUDE:

Parade of Horses

Lure Coursing

Muskrat Races

Kiddie Korral

Daredevil Dogs and Divas

and more!

 

Tickets now available at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar!

$15 for Tasters

$12 General Admission

$3 for Children and Dog Tickets

Meet The Winemaker: Michael Shaps

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ABOUT MICHAEL…

Michael has been making wine in central Virginia since 1995.  He previously worked with two highly regarded central Virginia wineries – Jefferson Vineyards, and King Family Vineyards.  He currently works as a consultant to wineries in several states and has been involved in the startup of more  than ten wineries.  He was the winner of the Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition in 2004 and has been mentioned in numerous wine publications such as Saveur, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate, Washingtonian, and The Washington Post.  Michael is also a partner in Maison Shaps & Roucher-Sarrazin in Meursault, France. Michael oversees all Virginia Wineworks operations and works with partner Philip Stafford on strategic planning for the winery. He holds a BPA (Brevet Professionnel Agricole) in Enology and Viticulture from Lycée Viticole de Beaune, France.  In addition, he has a B.S. in Business  Administration with a  concentration in Marketing from Skidmore College.

MICHAEL SHAPS LABEL…

Michael Shaps wines are produced in small lots from leased vineyards that are grown under the supervision of Michael Shaps and Philip Stafford. Michael has established a reputation for high quality that ranks on an 
international scale with some of the best wines in the world.  For the past ten vintages Michael has created wines with careful attention to the details of fine wine production.  The wines are produced in a traditional old-world style.  The whites focus on varietal intensity and the retention of natural acidity.  The reds are highly extracted and crafted to be age worthy and require cellaring.
 Michael strongly believes in choosing grape varieties that represent the potential of Virginia viticulture.  Michael’s wines prove that Virginia can produce wines that compete head to head with some of the finest wines from the best regions in the wine world.
In addition to wining the prestigious Governor’s Cup wine competition, Michael Shaps wines have earned gold medals in several competitions and have been written up in publications such as Saveur, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Washingtonian, The Washington Post and many others.

WINEWORKS…

Virginia Wineworks wines have been created to meet the need for value-oriented wines.  We realized the most ideal and cost effective packaging are the bag in boxes.  These  have long been used in Italy and France with great success.  We are the first Virginia Winery to produce These wines are made from 100% Virginia grapes.  We work with quality grape growers throughout the state to find the best possible fruit to make fun, approachable wines.  We work to create wines that maintain high standards of quality at reasonable prices.

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Please join us on Friday, April 18 (5-7p) for a special tasting and

Meet The Winemaker with Michael Shaps!

St. Patricks Day SALE!!!

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BEER SALE

Mix and Match any 12oz bottles and receive 10% off 4pks and 6pks!

Sale valid March 14-15, 2014

Thanksgiving Tasting on Nov 27!

Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Tasting!

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Scott DaValle of The Country Vintner will be here sampling great wines for your Thanksgiving Meal! Please join us for samples and as always, great tunes.

small business saturdayBlack Friday – Nov 29

Small Business Saturday – Nov 30

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Cheers,

Mr. Bill