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Five Points Bottle Annual Wine Sale

From Monday, November 15th, through Saturday, November 20th, both Five Points locations are having our annual wine sale.

15% off twelve or more bottles with cash, debit, or check; 10% off twelve or more bottles with credit.

Also, 10% off six bottles with cash, debit, or check, and 7% off six bottles with credit.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on wine for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season!

Six Course Wine Dinner @ Speakeasy

 
August 25 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Six wines paired with six courses for only $60 (includes gratuity).

Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at 7:00pm for a remarkable evening of wine and food bliss! Speakeasy is putting together a special menu to compliment six fantastic wines. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience how wine and food can truly inspire one another. The price of $60 does include gratuity. The last dinner sold out quickly so get your seats today! Call Speakeasy to make a reservation 706-546-5556.

Menu and wine pairings will be posted ASP.

Speakeasy

269 East Broad Street
Athens, GA

AP.

Pleased to Meet You

Hugel & Fils’ Alsace Man was in Athens this week to dine at The National and and share wine with local wine aficionados, including 5Points Bottle Shop Wine Consultant, Svetlanta Rostova.

Five Points Bottle Shop has long been a fan of Hugel & Fil and we carry both the Gentil and Pinot Gris. According to Svet, they are both beautiful wines. “The Gentil is very easy to drink and refreshing,” she says, “while the Pinot Gris is powerful and good with spicy food.”

From Salon.com explains:

“Pinot Gris (the “Gray” Pinot) is the grape, found most prominently in Alsace, France. A variant of the Pinot Noir grape (as is Pinot Blanc), it’s hard to tell in the vineyard if a grape is Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir until the veraison, the moment when ripening begins and the grapes change into their true color. Although Alsatians think of it as a white grape, most Italians think of Pinot Gris as red, but in the end this may be a difference without a distinction, as the grape is most often treated as a white grape in the winemaking process.”

Frederick Wildman writes about the producer:

The golden rule at Hugel is “The wine is already in the grape”. As soon as they arrive at the Hugel premises in the heart of Riquewihr, the grapes are classified according to precise and strict criteria of quality. The presses are filled by gravity, not by pumping. After slow crushing, only the first part of the juice is conserved to merit the famous yellow label. The individuality of each grape variety and of each level of quality is respected.”

Thanks, Alsace Man for stopping by our store.  It was a real pleasure.

Speakeasy Wine Dinner

Join us on Wednesday July 14th at 7:00pm for 6 wines paired with 6 amazing courses! We can’t stress to you enough what a value this tasting is! The kitchen staff at Speakeasy always goes above and beyond when creating the gourmet tapas to accompany the wine.

Tickets are on $45 per person including gratuity!

Call SPEAKEASY for a reservation 706.546.5556

the wines:
Banfi Principessa Gavi Perlante
Bonny Doon Albarino
Domaine Schlumberger Riesling “Les Princes Abbes”
Banfi L’Ardi Dolcetto d’Aqui
Murphy Goode Merlot
Antano Crianza

Date:
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Time:
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location:
Speakeasy Restaurant, East Broad Street