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02/11/11 - Gruet: "The Best Sparkling Wine in the U.S.A." Paired with Artisan Chocolates
02/11/11 - Gruet: "The Best Sparkling Wine in the U.S.A." Paired with Artisan Chocolates

Regular Ticket Price: $19.22
Early Bird Ticket Price: $15.56
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Wine Tasting Event @ Artisan Wine Depot

Gruet: "The Best Sparkling Wine in the U.S.A." Paired with Artisan Chocolates

Friday February 11th, 2011

From 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At Artisan Wine Depot - 400 A Villa St. Mountain View, CA 94041

This is a walk-around tasting event, you may come by anytime between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

After you have already learned about pairing red wines and chocolates from our tasting on Thursday (2/10), you can now become an expert in pairing sparkling wines with chocolates for this coming Valentines Day!  Taste through award winning fine sparkling wines from Gruet Winery, a historic champagne house from France that transplanted itself to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The Chicago Tribune hails Gruet as "the best sparkling wine in this country" which we strongly agree: 


"For my money, the best sparkling wine made in this country, however, comes from the most unlikely of places, near Albuquerque, N.M. Gruet is the name. A family moved there from Champagne and makes some astonishingly well-priced Champagne method wines, of many different sorts." -By Bill St. John, Special to Tribune Newspapers (February 9, 2011)

There will be delectable organic, live artisan chocolates from local chocolatier, Snake & Butterfly.  Wine specialist Nick Clifford will be present to guide us through this highly-anticipated tasting. 

Early Bird Ticket Price: $15.56

(Early Bird pricing ends at 2:00PM on February 11th)

Regular Ticket Price: $19.22 (if space permits)

$5.00 of the tasting fee will be credited back towards a purchase of any of these wines

There will be an assortment of artisanal cheeses and charcuteries at the tasting along with fresh Acme bread!

The Wines:

Gruet Methode Champenoise Brut (New Mexico)
Gruet Methode Champenoise Brut Rose (New Mexico) 
Gruet Methode Champenoise Blanc de Noirs (New Mexico) 
Gruet Methode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs 2006 (New Mexico)
Gruet Methode Champenoise Demi-Sec (New Mexico)

The Chocolates:

If you would like to attend, please select the ticket option, and the quantity of tickets you would like and add them to your basket above. Print out a copy of your invoice and bring it with you the day of the event for admittance. If you are buying more then one ticket, please reply to the receipt that will be emailed to you, and give us the full name of the other members in your party. This is simply for name badge and attendee list purposes. We thank you for your support, and are looking forward to seeing you there.

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