Here at Music City Events, we love a good glass of wine. Especially with friends. Double especially when it comes from the Wine Shoppe at Green Hills. Tristan Kinsley, owner, and his stellar staff have always taken great care when suggesting wines for our specific events or for our clients. Not only do you get an expert’s advice and opinion, but they often know the maker and the entire history behind the bottle.
TOMORROW they are having an excellent – and free – seminar that you simply shouldn’t miss. Drop by, taste some wine, talk to Dan (resident chef and wine connoisseur) and grab a few bottles on your way out!
Summer means two things to The Wine Shoppe: endless baseball “discussions” that start to annoy Tristan to no end and more importantly,weekend cook outs with our favorite libations! Even though summer hasn’t officially started I think we would all agree that, like it or not, the heat is here to stay for more than a few months. So what do we do when the temperature soars to the point that turning on the oven is cringe worthy? We grill.
Come by on Thursday, June 7th for my tasting of “Summer Grilling Reds!” to find out. As always, it’s totally free and from 5:30-7pm here at the Shoppe.
From burgers and dogs to that perfect porterhouse and everything in between we’ve got you covered this season with a precise pairing. The first wine we are going to taste is a Grignolino from Vinchio-Vaglio Serra. Never heard of a Grignolino (Green-yo-leen-oh)? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Known for its elegant, light body and bright fruity aromas, this northern Italian native is perfect for salami and sausages and a standout with richer fish like salmon, destined to become a summer staple. Le Nocche Grignolino $16.99/bottle.
Next up, a killer Grenache from Eric Solomon Selections. Produced from the fruit of 100 year old vines in north eastern Spain, this wine provides drinkability and boldness at a steal of a price. Evodia Grenache $12.99/bottle.
If you haven’t had a wine from Languedoc winemaker Jeff Carrel then you are in for a treat with his new offering, “Les Darons.” This classic Rhone style red fruited blend drinks well above its $15.99 price tag. The perfect wine for entertaining out of doors. A little smokey, a little earthy, but mostly juciy and vibrant.
Let’s go out with a bang, don’t you think? The wines of Charles Smith have been favorites here at The Wine Shoppe for quite a while and we have poured some his more moderately priced wines before. Thursday we are breaking open the big guns. Charles’ K Vintners line is known for striking Syrah from Washington State and the 2010 Milbrandt Vineyard does not disappoint. Perfect for barbecue, or slow roasted meats, blue cheese steaks and any number of bold summer recipes. Seriously, don’t miss this one! K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah $39.99/bottle
Join us Thursday, June 7th 5:30-7 to taste these great wines and receive 10% off any of the wines from the tasting. Looking forward to seeing you here!
The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills
Happy summering, see you there!