Monday, December 31, 2007

Further Adieu -- Friday, January 4, 2008

Start 2008 with a bang by joining us at The City Wine Sellar for an evening of great music, dinner, and wine/beer. Further Adieu is a group for all ages. As versatile as they come, these guys can play anything! They'll entertain with some great cover tunes, some Beatles tunes, a little Bob Dylan, as well as a few originals. JJ Jernigan, Nick Simmons, Josh Quidley and Robbie Raper -- a group to remember! Check them out at Entertainment from 7-10 pm. Regular deli menu items served from 6-9 pm.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Jazz & Blues with Cool 21 on Friday, December 28, 2007

It's the last Friday night of 2007! Can you believe it?! What better way to spend it than with Jazz & Blues tunes by Cool 21 at The City Wine Sellar? I sure can't think of one! Baxter Smith and a friend or two will start the entertainin' at 7:00 pm and will keep on playing until 10:00 pm. You can fill your belly until 9:00 and sip a liquid till at least 10:30 pm. Don't miss out!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Chuck Hodges Friday, December 21, 2007

'Twas the Friday before Christmas, and all through the house
People were whispering "The Hodgi's" coming, Wow, wow, wow!"
The preparations are being made, tables moved here and there
In hopes that Chuck and his friends soon would be here.
The wines are all nestled, the whites and the reds
The sandwiches are prepped, made with homemade breads.
So, come on out to the City Wine Sellar on Friday night
We guarantee a great time at this holiday highlight.
Music 7:00-10:00 pm; Dine until 9:00.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Joe Gosman -- December 14th

Joey's playing on Friday night, December 14th! Joe Gosman is a crowd-pleaser from the Tidewater VA area and performs at many venues in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. He has become a very popular regular at the City Wine Sellar. He'll be here from 7:00-10:00 pm. Come early and have dinner with us (served 6:00-9:00 pm). The Sellar Wine Bar is a non-smoking inside venue; however, smoking is allowed in the cafe seating area.RSVP nice, but not necessary.
Come help celebrate Granny's Birthday!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

December 5th Tasting Notes. Guest Pourer Jennifer Palestrant

Preview the tasting notes for the December 5th Sparkling Wine Tasting at The City Wine Sellar. 6:00-7:30 pm. $10 per person. Please RSVP!

In Champagne, France it’s called Champagne; in other areas of France it’s Vins Mousseux; in Spain it’s Cava; in Italy it’s Spumanti; in Germany it’s Sekt; and in the US, it’s Sparking Wine. At our tasting, we’ll simply call it “bubbly.” So, you ask, why isn’t it ALL considered Champagne? Because wine makers are only allowed to label their bubbly “Champagne” when it is produced in the Champagne region of France and made in the classic “methode champenaise” tradition (two fermentations, with the second taking place in the bottle).

You should stop considering bubbly to be only a special occasion or holiday wine. It can certainly be enjoyed any time, any place, and for any occasion. In comparison to traditional “still” wines, bubblies have slightly higher acidity, are more delicately flavored, and have a lower alcohol content. If you like a sweeter bubbly, you should select a Sec (noticeably sweet), a Demi-Sec (very sweet), or a Doux (extremely sweet). If you prefer dry, choose an Extra Dry (slightly sweet), a Brut (dry, no sweetness), or a Brut nature (bone dry). With bubbles, size does matter. The smaller the bubbles and the longer they last in your glass, the higher the quality.
Special thanks to Jennifer Palestrant, our Guest Pourer for this evening, and to Lisa VanCuren from Empire Distributors. --Debbie

--Domaine St. Michelle NV Frizzante, Washington State – Fruity and lively taste, ending with a tinge of grapefruit. Notes of apples, pears, and candied apples. Try it with spicy Asian or Southwest fare. Also complements various egg dishes and desserts. Brunch anyone? Regular Price: $ 11.99 Tasting Price: $ 10.99
--Yellow Tail Sparkling, Australia – Yes, we’ve included one of those “critter” wines. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you must try this sparkler. A blend of Semillon (72%), Traminer, Viognier, and Trebbiano, it is fresh and tropical, with a medium sweetness, and a refreshing, crisp finish. Perfectly paired with salads and light pasta dishes. Regular Price: $ 11.99 Tasting Price: $ 10.99
--Star Black Bubbles Shiraz, California – The oddity in our group, this bubbly is made with a Syrah grape in both French and American oak barrels. It is not fermented, but infused with bubbles. Be prepared for bold berries. Taste cherry pie and blackberry, with a strong nose of berries. Enjoy it with a variety of hors d’oeuvres. Regular Price: $ 17.99 Tasting Price $ 16.99
--Cristalino NV Brut Cava, Spain – This wine received a 91 Wine & Spirits rating. From the Cava region of Spain, it is clean, dry, medium-bodied, and crisp, with fruity tastes of citrus & apple, honey & toasty oak. You may even taste hints of cinnamon. Enjoy as an apĂ©ritif or with light seafood such as sole or grilled shrimp, chicken salad, and fruity desserts.
Regular Price: $ 9.99 Tasting Price $ 8.99

--Wolf Blass Yellow Label Brut, Australia – Another wine from “down under.” Described as having “complex aromas of fresh fruit and creamy yeast” which are “perfectly balanced on the nose.” On the palate…”green apple chardonnay flavours and strawberry Pinot Noir characters are complemented with a crisp, lively acidity.” Regular Price: $ 15.99 Tasting Price $ 14.99
--Nicolas Feuillatte, Champagne France – Made with a blend of Pinot Noir (50%), Pinot Meunier (30%) and Chardonnay (20%), this Champagne has a depth that only true Champagne can provide. Your palate will sing with the tastes of fruity pears and peaches and you’ll taste subtle hints of almond and vanilla. Regular Price: $ 34.99 Tasting Price $ 32.99

Be sure to ask about our future wine tastings…held monthly in The Sellar Wine Bar. $10.00 per person. Light hors d’oeuvres. Call 252-335-1163 for more information.***Special Holiday Gift – 2008 Wine Tasting Gift Certificates.***

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sparkle into December at our Wine Tasting on the 5th

It's official. It's a tradition. For the 3rd year, we've made the 12th month "sparkle" with our selection of sparkling wines at the City Wine Sellar's December wine tasting. We know you are busy at this time of year with all of those holiday parties, shopping, and decorating, but you definitely should make time to attend this popular tasting. At least six, maybe seven, different sparklers will be served. And if you know know chocolate will be part of the equation.

A special bonus -- Our December Guest Pourer is none other than the new President of the Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Palestrant.

Dr. Tom Vinick on Friday, December 7, 2007

Don't miss super-entertainer, Dr. Tom Vinick, on Friday, December 7th. Dr. Tom hails from the Moyock area and plays "cool baby" 70s cover tunes. Come out for a night of entertainment that will have you singing and shimmying.