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*UPCOMING EVENTS*

Ansley Wine Merchants Presents: 

The Argentina You Don’t Know:
A tasting of alternative varietals (to Malbec!)

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Date: September 24, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $10* 
(includes tapas)

Location:
Bantam & Biddy
1544 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30324
 Think Argentina is only known for Malbec? Guess again! 
Come experience the diverse bounty that Argentina has to offer. From Cabernet Franc, to the rare Malbec Rose to Bonarda, Argentina is not just for Malbec anymore!

Here’s what we’ll be enjoying:
Tapiz Alta Rose
Alma Negra Sparkling Rose
La Madrid Cabernet Sauvignon
La Madrid Reserve Bonarda
Tapiz Barricas
Desiertos Cabernet Franc

Check back for details about our next wine tasting at Bantam & Biddy EVERY last Tuesday of the month.

*PAST EVENTS*
August 27, 2013-Bantam and Biddy- A Taste of Our Tastes
July 30,  2013- Bantam and Biddy- Vino de Pago Tasting
June 25, 2013- Bantam and Biddy- The Sorting Table Portfolio Tasting
May 30, 2013- Bantam and Biddy- Fiddlehead Cellars Flash Tasting
May 28, 2013- Bantam and Biddy- Intro to Classic Belgian Beer Styles
April 30, 2013- Bantam and Biddy- Gnarly vines, ancient soils, unique character: A journey through Spain’s most renowned wine regions!
March 26, 2013- Bantam and Biddy- Wines of Argentina: New Terrains
February 26, 2013- Bantam and Biddy- SOHO Wines of New Zealand
September 26, 2012 – One Eared Stag – New Terrains, The Evolution of Argentine Wine, Guest Winemaker: Jeff Mausbach of Manos Negras and Anko
May 15, 2012 – Eclipse di Luna – Rosés Around the World
March 20, 2010 – Eclipse di Luna – Wines of South America
January 17, 2012 – Eclipse di Luna – Vinas del Sol Tasting Argentina
November 15, 2011 – Eclipse di Luna Tasting – Pinot Noir
November 4, 2011 – GA Transplant Foundation Fundraiser with Linton Hopkins
October 18, 2011 – Eclipse di Luna Tasting – Wines around the World
October 16, 2011 – GA Transplant Foundation Fundraiser with The Spotted Trotter
September 20, 2011 – Eclipse di Luna Tasting – Jorge Ordonez Spanish Imports
September 1, 2011 – Eclipse di Luna Tasting – Terrenoble Wines from Chile
July 19 – Eclipse di Luna Tasting – South African Wines
June 2 – Catena Winery Tasting
May 17 – Eclipse Tasting – Southern France
April 26 – Eclipse Tasting – Spain
March 15 – Eclipse Tasting – Iberian Peninsula
February 15 – Eclipse Tasting – South America
January 18 – Eclipse Tasting – Amazing Rhone Winery
September 21 – Eclipse Tasting – Spain & Latin America
August 17 – Eclipse Tasting – Italy
July 20 – Eclipse Tasting – Spain
June 27 – Wine & Words: An Essential Evening of Wine & Playwrights
June 15 – Eclipse Tasting – Summer Roses & Reds
May 25 – Fritz Winemaker Dinner
May 18 – Eclipse Tasting – Brooklyn Beer
April 20 – Loire Winemaker/Importer Tasting at Amuse
April 20 – Eclipse Tasting – New Zealand & Australia
April 15 – Sineann Wine Dinner
March 16 – Eclipse Tasting – Argentina & Chile
March 11 – Eclipse Tasting – Rock Star Italian Producer
February 16 – Eclipse Tasting – Chile
January 19 – Eclipse Tasting
Fevre, Henriot, Bouchard Dinner at Joel
November 17 – Eclipse Tasting

***Eclipse Tasting – November 15***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6pm – 7pm.

5 wines and tapas for only $10!

5 wines include:

-Drouhin Laforet, France
-Casa Viva, Chile
-Pennywise, California
-Sante, California
-Castle Rock, Oregon

RSVP

***GA Transplant Foundation Fundraiser with Linton Hopkins – November 4***

November 4, 8 pm
Cult Wine Dinner
The Heritage, Sandy Springs

Cult Wine Dinner featuring the extraordinary culinary talents of Restaurant Eugene’s Linton Hopkins, a three-time James Beard Award best chef nominee, and the exquisite Burgundy wines of Jean-Luc Joillot. Seating is limited for the exclusive Cult Wine Dinner, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., so we encourage advance reservations to secure your opportunity for this fabulous opportunity.
$300 per person or $550 per couple

***GA Transplant Foundation Fundraiser with The Spotted Trotter – October 16***

October 16, 6 pm
Benefit Boucherie
Riverside home of Richard and Sherri Smith

Get “high on the hog” along the banks of the Chattahoochee River and celebrate the fall harvest with Kevin Ouzts of The Spotted Trotter. Enjoy an evening of fine wines, fabulous fare and heartfelt stewardship to benefit Harvest Wine Classic’s four charitable designees in a bucolic riverside setting.

The Harvest Wine Classic Benefit Boucherie will provide guests a preview of the charming elegance and the distinctive marriage of exquisite food and fine wines that will soon become a trademark of the inaugural Harvest Wine Classic, scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at Heritage Sandy Springs.

The evening features Ouzts’ passion for the extraordinary art of charcuterie. A former sous chef at Restaurant Eugene who worked for both Linton Hopkins and Sean Doty, Ouzts uses fresh seasonal ingredients, organic herbs and produce, and all natural, sustainable, humanely-raised and hormone-free meats in his preparation of exceptional meals. In addition specially selected fine wines will be served to all guests in attendance at the estate home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Sherri Smith of Atlanta.

This unique dining experience and evening of fellowship is limited to 125 guests.

$90 per person or $150 per couple
Suggested attire for the evening is “riverside dressy.”

***Eclipse Tasting – October 18***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6pm – 8pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Ghost Pines Chardonnay
-MacMurray Pinot Noir
-Alamos Seleccion
-Ghost Pines Zinfandel
-Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon
-Louis Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

***Eclipse Tasting – September 20 – Jorge Ordonez Spanish Imports***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6pm – 7pm.

Jorge Ordonez is the #1 importer out of Spain. His wines are always incredible value that are a true representation of Spanish terroir.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Las Brisas
-Campos Reales Tempranillo
-Luzon Jumilla
-Bodegas Ateca Garnacha de Fuego
-Solnia Rioja
-Can Blau Monsant

 

***Eclipse Tasting – September 1 – Terranoble Wines***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7:30 pm.

5 wines and tapas for only $10!

5 wines include:

-Sauvignon Blanc
-Chardonnay
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserva Carmenere
Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

 

***Eclipse Tasting – July 19 – South African Wines***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7 pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Seven Sisters Chenin Blanc
-KWV Steen
-Seven Sisters Bukettraube
-Seven Sisters Pinotage/Shiraz
-KWV Pinotage
-Roodeberg

***Catena Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna***

The Catena family first planted Malbec in Argentina in the early 1900s. Since then, they have become one of the largest vineyard holders in Mendoza, Argentina. They have revolutionized viticulture and winemaking techniques in Argentina. There are three levels to their wine – Catena, Catena Alta and Catena Zapata. The Catena Zapata Nicolas 2004 was the first 98+ wine from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. They are also involved in another wine known as Alma Negra.

Join us on June 2 from 6-8 at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) to taste the incredible lineup of Bodega Catena. A representative from the winery will be there to answer all of your questions.

The cost is only $10. The price includes Tapas and 9 wines!

Alma Negra
Sparkling Rose
Sparkling Chardonnay
Red Blend (Bonarda & Malbec)

Catena
Chardonnay
Malbec

Catena Alta
Chardonnay
Malbec

Catena Zapata
Nicola
Adrianna

***Eclipse Tasting – May 17, 2011 – Southern France***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7 pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

- Domaine Houchart Rose
- Brumont Rose
- E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc
- E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge
- Espiguette
- Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape 2007

***Eclipse Tasting – April 26, 2011 – Spain***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 7-8 pm.

6 wines and tapas AND paella for only $10!

6 wines include:

- La Marca Prosecco
- Martin Codax Albarino
- Martin Codax Tempranillo
- Las Rocas Garnacha
- La Rocas Garnacha Vinas Viejas

***Eclipse Tasting – March 15, 2011 – Iberian Peninsula***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Burgans Albarino
-Casal Garcia Vinho Verde
-Este Red Blend
-Mas Donis
-Charamba
-Finca Terrazo

***Eclipse Tasting – February 15, 2011 – South America***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Casa de Solar Viura
-Casa de Solar Tempranillo
-Colonia de Las Libras Bonarda
-Altos las Hormigas Malbec
-Casa Lapostolle Casa Carmenere
-Colome Malbec

***Eclipse Tasting – January 18, 2011 – Amazing Rhone Winery***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

Vieux Chene is one of our favorite Rhone producers. Not only are their wines classic and extremely well made, their prices are out of this world. And for all you greenies out there, their wines are certified organic grown. Join us on January 18 at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6pm – 7pm to see what the fuss is all about.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

- Viognier
- Grenache
- Syrah
- Dame Vieille
- Plan de Dieu
- Cuvee Beatrice

***Eclipse Tasting – September 21, 2010 – Spain & Latin America***

Italy Map

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

Macabeo, Castillo de Jumilla, Spain
-34 degrees Torrontes, Argentina
-Carla Chiaro Malbec, Argentina
-Casa del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc, Chile
-Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell, Spain
-L’Equilbrista (an Alvara Palacios wine), Spain

***Eclipse Tasting – August 17, 2010 – Italy***

Italy Map

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Zenato Pinot Grigio
-Argiolas Costamolino
-Firriato Santagostino Bianco
-Vitiano Red Blend (Cabernet/Merlot/Sangiovese)
-Ducetto Chianti
-Allegrini La Grolla

***Eclipse Tasting – July 20, 2010 – Spain***

Spain

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Ness Albarino
-Tempestad Godello
-Jose Pariente Verdejo
-BT Alicante
-El Molinet Tempranillo/Cabernet
-Luna Beberide Mencia

***Wine & Words: An Essential Evening of Wine & Playwrights – June 27, 2010***

Please join us to preview the 12th Essentail Theatre Festival.  Celebrate with the best wines from Georgia and around the country; help us honor our playwriting award winners; bid on some amazing silent auction items; and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres prepared by Four Seasons Atlanta Sous Chef Robert Gerstenecker.

*West Coast*

Sineann, Oregon
Vina Robles, Paso Robles, CA
Montinore, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Columbia Crest, Washington
Del Rio, Oregon
Newton, Napa Valley, CA
Flowers, Sonoma CA
Avalon, Napa CA
Macrostie, CA
Gloria Ferrer Sparkling, CA
Pierano, Lodi CA
Bishops Peak, Central Coast CA
Bogle, Central Coast, CA
Menage a Trois, CA
Bin 75, Napa, CA
J Lohr, Paso Robles CA
Gruet Winery Sparkling, New Mexico
And More!

*Regional Wines*
Biltmore Estates, S. Carolina
Frogstown, GA
Habersham, GA
Tiger Mountain, GA
Blackstock, GA
Chesser Winery, GA

*Auction/Raffle*

2 Tickets to the Atlanta Opera’s production of LaBoheme
4 Rounds of Golf (inc. cart) at any one of the 27 Cannongate Golf Courses
Alons Gift Certificate
An overnight and sail on a 45′ Hunter Yacht
“Chef for a Night” (cooking class at someone’s home for up to 4 people)
Guitar Music (guitarist alone) for a house concert or as background music for a dinner party or event
Overnight at Ritz Carlton, Westchester, NY
Sitting at Bradford Studio in NY suburbs
Studio M Interiors, one hour design consult
Tickets for Atlanta theatres: Actors Express, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Ensemble
1 Hour Massage/Acupuncture Treatment
And More!

*Performances by this year’s Essential Theatre Festival*

Qualities of Starlight, by Atlanta native Gabriel Dean, this is a World Premiere!
The Darker Face of the Earth, by Poet Laureate Rita Dove, this is a Regional Premiere!
Sally and Glen at the Palace, by Essential’s Artistic Director Peter Hardy, this is a Georgia Premiere!

Click here to purchase tickets

***Eclipse Tasting – June 15, 2010 – French & Spanish Summer Wines***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

6 wines include:

-Muga Rose, Rioja Spain 2009
-Houchart Rose, Provence France 2009
-Chateau de Trinquevedel Rose, Tavel France 2008
-Chateau Mourgues du Gres Rose, Rhone France 2009
-Jean Francois Merieau Gamay, Loire Valley France 2007
-Petalos, Bierzo Spain 2007

***Fritz Winemaker Dinner – May 25, 2010 – 7pm***

On Tuesday night have the opportunity to meet Brad Longton, the winemaker for Fritz winery. Fritz’s winemaking techniques are true to classic French methods.  They are growing varietals in the right regions and allowing the work to be done in the vineyards.

“Three decades ago, Jay and Barbara Fritz opened their Dry Creek winery with a singular vision of making world-class wines from some of Sonoma County’s finest vineyards. Their vision was realized, as Fritz winery has established itself as one of Sonoma County’s top artisan wineries. Fritz specializes in hand-crafted Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley and Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley”.

The price is $52 plus tax and gratuity.

The menu includes

Peekytoe Crab Salad with spicy pineapple, local green onion and saffron vanilla aioli.
Fritz Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2007

Lobster Risotto with golden raisins, cimino farms sweet peas and local celery
Fritz Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, 2008

Twice Cooked Duck with cardamom whipped local sweet potatoes, braised greens and cocoa-red wine demi glace.
Fritz Reserve Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2007

Ahi Tuna au Poive with soy braised mushrooms, duck fat fried fingerling potatoes and bone marrow jus
Fritz Zinfandel-Estate Reserve, Dry Creek Valley, 2007

Venezuelan Chocolate Pate with Alon’s Semolina Bread, Maldon Sea Salt, Rogue Creamy Oregonzola and California Estate olive oil
Fritz Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, 2006

***Eclipse Tasting – May 18, 2010 – Brooklyn Beer***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 beers and tapas for only $10!

6 beers include:

-Brooklyn Lager
-Brooklyn Pilsner
-Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
-Brooklyn Summer
-Brooklyn Local 1
-Brooklyn Local 2

***Loire Winemaker/Importer Tasting at Amuse***

– April 20, 2010-

We are very excited to announce that three of our favorite Loire Valley winemakers will be in attendance at our tasting at Amuse on April 20th. Naturally it is always a special treat to have winemaker’s present when tasting their wines.

The Loire is a phenomenally diverse region and quite fascinating in it’s winemaking practices. The region has led the way in Biodynamic viticulture – and the stories they can tell you!

Try some of our favorite Loire wines with the people who make them.

April 20th, Tuesday
6:30-8:30pm
Tasting and appetizers: $15

Winemakers:
Marion Venet from Louis de Grenelle
Venet makes lovely sparkling wines using Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
Nicolas Ganichaud from Domaine de la Fruitiere
From Muscadet to mineral driven Chardonnay – this winemaker knows his oyster wines!
Jean-Francois Merieau from Domaine Merieau
This new rockstar is making incredible wines at great prices.

For more information about the winemakers and the importer of these wines go to www.jondavidwine.com

Our Host:
Amuse
560 Dutch Valley Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324-5362

Please contact Ansley to make a reservation for this event.
PLEASE RSVP

***Eclipse Tasting – April 20, 2010 – New Zealand & Australia***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines include:

-Matua
-Yalumba

***Sineann Wine Dinner – April 15***

Ansley Wine Dinner at Repast.

Celebrate that you’ve done your taxes by joining us for dinner on the 15th. We’ll be trotting the globe with Sineann. What do we mean by trotting the globe? Well Peter Roesback, the winemaker and think tank of Sineann, a truly one-man show of unpretentious proportions – loves earth. He loves making wine in the perfect place for his grapes. True to classic French winemaking, he believes in letting the work be done in the vineyards. He makes Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand, Cabernet varietals in Washington and California, and Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in Oregon. And he does it all himself! How does he have the time, you might ask? To that, we don’t have a good answer, cause we’re not sure ourselves. But the wines are beautiful – and always perform exceptionally.

8 wines include:

Sineann New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Sineann Pinot Gris 2009

Sineann “Wyeast” Pinot Noir 2008
Sineann Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Sineann “Resonance” Pinot Noir 2008
Sineann Old Vine Zinfandel 2008
Sineann “Baby Poux” Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Sineann “The Precious” Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 2008

The course menu:

Goat Cheese Gougeres
Wild Burgundian Escargot Tart with Smoked Tomato Compote
Peking Duck Breast With Carolina Gold “Dirty” Rice
Cumin Rubbed Lamb Chops with Curried Carrots & Peanuts, Black Garlic Hummus
Gorgonzola Dulce Brulee with Spiced Marcona Almonds

The total price per head is all inclusive: food, wine, 18% tip and tax – $85.

***Eclipse Tasting – March 16, 2010 – Argentina & Chile***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines include:

-Tilia Chardonnay
-Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay
-Tilia Malbec
-Tilia Bonarda
-Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon
-Catena Alta Malbec

***Eclipse Tasting – March 11, 2010 – Rock Star Italian Producer***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 7-9pm.

6 wines and tapas!

The wines will include:
-Braida di Giacomo, Motebruna, Barbera d’Asti
-Braida di Giacomo, Bricco dell’ Uccellone (several vintages)
-Braida di Giacomo, Ai Suma (several vintags)

To order tickets , click here

***Eclipse Tasting – February 16, 2010 – Chile***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

The wines will include:
-Terra Andina Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
-Estampa Viognier/Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc
-Terra Andina Reserve Carmenere
-Estampa Carmenere/Cab Sauv/Cab Franc
-Valdivieso Cabernet Frace
-Valdivieso Caballo Loco #7

***Eclipse Tasting – January 19, 2010***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

The wines will include:
-Casal Garcia, Vino Verde
-Lafage Cote D’est
-Charamba, Douro
-Este
-Evodia, Garnacha
-Smith Woodhouse, 10y Tawny

***Wine Dinner at Joel – December 16, 2009***

In partnership with Henriot, Bouchard Pere & Fils and Domaine William Fevre, is Wednesday, December 16th.

Our host: Joel Restaurant
3290 Northside Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-3500
www.joelrestaurant.com

The night will begin at 6:30 pm with a 8 bottle line up of Domaine William Fevre 2007 Pre-Sell Chablis. 2007 promises to be a stellar year for Chablis, and indeed a year for the collector. We will feature Premier and Grand Crus. The wines will include

Fevre Chablis Les Clos 2007 (Grand Cru) – $89.99 – Burghound 95
Fevre Chablis Bougros “Cote de Bouguerots” 2007(Grand Cru) – $77.99 – Burghound 94
Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2007 (Grand Cru) – $78.99 – Burghound 95
Fevre Chablis Bougros 2007 (Grand Cru) – $72.99 – Burghound 95
Fevre Chablis Fourchaume “Vaulorent” 2007 (Premier Cru) – $49.99 – Burghound 93
Fevre Chablis Montmains 2007 (Premier Cru) – $33.99 – Burghound 92
Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2007 (Premier Cru) – $36.99 – Burghound 93
Fevre Chablis 2007 (Domaine) – $24.99 – Burghound 89

The Burgundy/Champagne dinner: 5 wines.

Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV

Bouchard Pere & Fils:
Meursault “Genevieres” 1er Cru 2004
Volnay “Caillerets” 1er Cru 2006
Beaune Greves Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus 2006

Henriot Rose NV

The course menu:

Homemade Salmon Carpaccio
Pork Rillette with pain de Campagne
Duck Confit, lentils, Duck jus
Raspberry Macaroon, lemon sorbet

The total price per head is all inclusive: food, wine, 18% tip and tax – $100.

Please do RSVP as soon as you can because seats are going quickly. The last day to RSVP is December 11. We look forward to having dinner with you!

To RSVP please click here

***Eclipse Tasting – November 17, 2009***

Ansley Wine Tasting at Eclipse di Luna (Miami Circle) from 6-7pm.

6 wines and tapas for only $10!

The wines will include – Paso a Paso
Vega Sindoa
Borsao
Luzon
Campos Reales
Numanthia Termes