Sunday, April 27, 2008

May 2, 2008 -- BC of the Drednecks

Folk, reggae and blues with BC of the Drednecks. BC is one of our more laid-back entertainers, and one of our most talented. Close your eyes and it'll almost feel like you are in the islands, at a tiki bar, sipping on a fruity umbrella drink. Speaking of islands, see BC playing in Hawaii
BC will be playing in our little paradise from 7-10 pm; Deli fare served until 9:00 pm.

Monday, April 21, 2008

April 25, 2008 -- Dr. Tom Vinick

The movie star entertainer, Dr. Tom, will be here on Friday evening. If you follow the happenings at The City Wine Sellar, you'll remember that the last time Dr. Tom entertained us was the evening the folks from PBS' NC Weekend show were here filming and interviewing. We made both the newspaper and television!

Dr. Tom has a great variety of songs in his repertoire. His specialty is 70s cover tunes. So, stop by and boogie on!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 18, 2008 -- Joe Gosman

Joe and the guys will be jammin' this Friday night. Joe Gosman always draws such an eclectic crowd to The City Wine Sellar. Maybe it's because he is talented enough to cover a wide variety of musical genres, making everyone happy...from twenty-somethings to sixty-somethings. So, whatever "something" you are, we guarantee you'll have a good time. Music from 7:00-10:00 pm; Deli fare served till 9:00 pm.
Bring an extra nine bucks and buy his CD, "Where is Home."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April 11, 2008 -- Chuck Hodges

Plan for a once in a lifetime event at the City Wine Sellar on Friday evening...Chuck Hodges entertaining when there's NOT a downpour outside! Seems the last four times Chuck has played for us, he has been forced to trudge his equipment through the cold and nasty weather. Alas, it looks like Spring might finally visit with us on Friday. According to the weather gurus, Friday is to be in the 70's, with no rain. No better time to wander around Downtown Elizabeth City, stop by the wine sellar and listen to the sounds of Chuck and Hot Hoidal. Entertainment 7:00-10:00 pm; Deli fare served till 9:00 pm. Smoking allowed in the outside cafe area. Call 335-1163 for more info.

Friday, April 4, 2008

May 7, 2008 -- Do it French-style with The Common Girls

Man, oh man! What a treat we have for you for the May wine tasting! Or, should I say "treats." The "Common Girls" will be our Guest Pourers for the May 7th wine tasting. Debbie Sauls, Nikki Marshall (and maybe even Julie Jones) from the Water Street Commons complex will be sashaying around spilling wine into your glasses.
We'll be doing it French-style on this particular evening. Hobnob wines will definitely be on the tasting list, along with a few others to be chosen at the last minute (in my world, that's referred to as procrastination). Visit their web site for a few laughs prior to tasting night (not the Common Girls' web site, but the Hob Nob Come hob nob with the best of 'em next month!
Sip to the sounds of jazz with Connected.
Tasting 6:00-7:30 pm; $10 per person; RSVP highly requested. 335-1163.

April 4, 2008 -- Further Adieu

The boys are back! They last rocked us in January. Wow. Can you believe it's been three months, almost to the day? There WILL be fireworks...literally. Roanoke Bible College is celebrating their 60th anniversary with fireworks at 9:15 pm. So, hang out in downtown Elizabeth City tonight...enjoy the show at The City Wine Sellar, Bakery, Deli & Wine Bar, then hop on down to the waterfront for a spectacular show in the sky. (We'll guard your drink for ya. ;-) )
Deli fare served until 9:00 pm; wine & beer until 10:30 pm; entertainment from 7:00-10:00 pm.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wine Tasting Notes -- April 2, 2008

Let it be known that I’m horrible at keeping secrets. I wanted to keep these wines under wraps, so to speak, until the end of the tasting, and do a great “voila” to reveal their identities. While putting together the tasting notes, I got too excited about the variety of wines we’ll be tasting that I decided to save the “brown bag” theme for another time. I hope you will be as excited tasting the super group of Argentine wines selected.
Argentine wines could very well be the next phenomenon wines to hit the U.S. market. They’re being regarded as some of the best wine values, balancing quality and value quite nicely. Argentina is the worlds 5th largest wine producing country, and 6th largest wine consuming country. Once difficult to find in the United States, you will surely be seeing more and more of these wines in your favorite restaurants and wine shops in the years to come. –Debbie
Special thanks to Ann Hoffman, Publisher of The Daily Advance, our Guest Pourer for this evening, and to Lisa Van Curen of Empire Distributing. “Connected” is back with us for another great evening of jazz and wine. Be sure to get their contact information and book them for your next big event!
--Trivento Chardonnay – “Combines distinctive varietal character with judicious oak aging to deliver rich banana and crisp apple flavors complemented by toast notes. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak for two months. Well suited for seafood and white meats.”

Regular Price: $ 12.36 Tasting Price: $ 11.36
--Pannotia Torrontes – “Pannotia Torrontes has floral notes of iris and hibiscus, two plants growing along the Cafayate plateau. Pannotia’s riper style of Torrontes offers light notes of orange zest, green apple, lemon, and peach. With this wine, Pannotia has created a wine that juggles lightness and intensity.”

Regular Price: $ 14.68 Tasting Price: $ 13.68
--Duo Sauvignon Blanc – “The nose is fragrant with cantaloupe melon and lemon blossom. The taste carries a vivacious freshness with rich, chewy flavors of grapefuit, tropical fruit and mineral. Plump mouthfeel followed by a flinty note on the finish.”

Regular Price: $ 13.18 Tasting Price $ 12.18
--MontGras Carmenere – “Powerful aromas of spices, wild herbs and vanilla. It has a well-rounded taste with subtle fruit flavors and soft tannins leading to a velvety finish.”

Regular Price: $ 15.58 Tasting Price $ 14.58
--Trivento Syrah – “An alluring nose of violets and cassis. Intense red in color, the wine is smooth and velvety on the palate with supple tannins. It offers rich fruit flavors complemented by spice notes. Aged in American and French oak for 5 to 7 months, it is perfect for braised beef or lamb as well as for Mediterranean fare.”

Regular Price: $ 12.36 Tasting Price $ 11.36
--Pannotia Malbec – “Pannotia Malbec is created from grapes grown in one of the most distinctive areas of Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo. The dusty, even fluffy, soils of that great old vineyard bring out another side of the grape: black and red cherries, blueberries, and hints of chocolate.”
Regular Price: $ 14.68 Tasting Price $ 12.68