Wine Pairings: Jamaican Menu

  Each month in the Restaurant at Michael's On East, the culinary team creates unique two-course lunch and three-course dinner menus inspired by exotic food and wine destinations. This August, an Epicurean Adventure to Jamaica is offered, August 3 - 31, 2015. Our wine specialists have selected the following wines to be paired with this speciality menu, for a limited time only. The wine pairings are available for $5 during lunch or $10 during dinner with each Epicurean Adventure menu in the Restaurant. Enjoy! White Wine Pairing:

Riesling "Essence", S.A. Prum, 2013

Tasting Notes: Fresh fruit flavors of pineapple and apricot are perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and mineral character   Red Wine Pairing:

Crusher Wine Pairings Petite Sirah “Grower’s Selection”, The Crusher, Clarksburg, CA, 2013

Winemaker’s Notes: Inky in color, our 2013 Petite Sirah is brimming with aromatics; wisteria blossom, cherries and crème brulée perforate the senses. Dense flavors of milk chocolate, blueberry and clove mingle harmoniously to create this deep, rich and expressive wine. Spending nearly fourteen months in 90% French oak, the presence of a vanilla core is undeniable. Together these dark fruit flavors, spice notes and floral aromatics create a wonderfully refined glass of wine with a polished finish.
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12 Days of Christmas Wine

12 Days of Christmas Wine Pairings We are thrilled to offer you special wine, craft beer and boutique spirits selections throughout the year at Michael's Wine Cellar, but this festive holiday season brings with it a vibrant joy and cause for celebration almost every day! With that energy and spirit in mind, we are thrilled to celebrate "Twelve Days of Christmas" with our wine connoisseurs and clients this year. Although many of us can belt out the popular holiday carol, only Michael Klauber and his knowledgeable team at Michael’s Wine Cellar can deliver 12 days of perfect wine pairings. Visit Michael's Wine Blog each day (December 12-23, 2013) for new recommendations to pair with your holiday feasts and parties. We'll be sharing the daily wine pairings with links below as these wines are released: Wine for the 1st Day of Christmas: Zinfandel & Pinot Grigio Wine for the 2nd Day of Christmas: Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Wine for the 3rd Day of Christmas: Chateau Thieuley from Bordeaux Wine for the 4th Day of Christmas: Francois Montand Wine for the 5th Day of Christmas: Chablis & Bordeaux  
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1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239