Rosé Wines from Around the World

Join us for another educational wine class and special tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar! On Wednesday, September 27th, we look forward to hosting you for “Rosé Wines from Around the World.”  This special seated tasting will begin promptly at 6.30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required.  $25/person  Click here to register now for to taste Rosé Wines from Around the World!
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National Rosé Day: June 10, 2017

Rose WineMany Saturdays are special in Sarasota. From fun family events like Splashin’ Saturdays which return this weekend at Selby Gardens and relaxing afternoons at Siesta Beach, to our Open House Wine Tastings at Michael’s Wine Cellar on select Saturdays each month, Sarasota has so much to offer. However, the second Saturday in June is extra special. It is indeed “National Rosé Day!” NATIONAL ROSÉ DAY National Rosé Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in June.  Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC.  Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are very versatile wines that complement many types of food. Rosé is lighter than red wine and deeper than white wine.  The pink color of Rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration.  There are Rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling with different intense of sweetness levels and dryness. HISTORY National Rosé Day was submitted to and approved by the registrar of National Day Calendar in October of 2014 by Bodvár – House of Rosés– a Rosé House specializing in Rosé wines to raise awareness and give Rosé lovers a day to celebrate with “summer’s water.” Stop in the store to pick up a special bottle to toast National Rosé Day this Saturday. Plus, be sure to share photos on social media as you sip using #NationalRoséDay. Michael’s Personal favorite rosé wines: ROSE, DOMAINE DE LA PETITE CASSAGNE, FR, 2016 $9.95 This salmon colored rosé is very flavorful. This wine displays hints of spice and fruit notes of cranberry, strawberry and cherry. Domaine de la Petite Cassagne is located four kilometers from the village of St Gilles on south/south-eastern exposed slopes of the Costières de Nîmes. The soils here are characterized by cailloux deposited by the Rhône River centuries ago. ROSE, DOMAINE SAINT AIX, PROVENCE, FR, 2016 $16.95 Tasting Notes: You will notice tremendously vibrant and summery taste. AIX has a bright, pale-pink color and has a delicate balance of crisp acidity and soft, ripe summer fruit. The 130 years old winery of Maison Saint AIX is situated in the south of France.  With over 300 days of sunlight per year and cooler nights the grapes allow for optimal maturation.  South western exposure and the common Mistral Wind makes a perfect protection for the vines, drying them after the rain or dew.  All things considered, Maison Saint AIX has the perfect conditions for a leading rose. "Shows good zip, but delivers more white cherry and strawberry core notes up front than through the finish, where a light savory hint lingers." Wine Spectator: 86 ROSE, WOLFFER ESTATE, LONG ISLAND, NY, 2016 $18.95 Winemaker's Notes: Light copper-salmon in color. Pure and fresh floral and flinty aromas fill the glass. The mouth-feel is filled with fruit notes of peach and apricots. The mouth-feel is fresh and vibrant with lively acidity and well balanced, satisfying fruit. The finish is classic--dry with subtle, fine tannins and minerality, making it food-friendly and versatile. Winemaking is at the heart of all we do at Wölffer. The process begins in the vines, where Vineyard Manager Richie Pisacano meticulously manages our 55 pristine acres of vines. We grow Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and small lots of Trebbiano, Pinot Noir and Vignole. We use sustainable farming practices, and are proud to be among the few vineyards that are certified as sustainable by Long Island Sustainable Winemaking.  
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Rosé Wines for Mom

Rose WineMichael's talking rosé wine on Suncoast View this afternoon. If you think mom would appreciate pink wines more than pink roses, stop by the Store to pick up a special bottle for mom today or tomorrow! Many of Michael's picks are available for under $20 from Michael's Wine Cellar.
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July 20 Offer: Rosé Wines

Rose Wine'Tis the season to enjoy a lovely rosé! Take advantage of another exclusive online offer from the Michael's Wine Cellar team by placing your web order today, Monday, July 20, 2015. Simply place your order by 11:59 p.m. today (7-20-15) and save 15% off your web purchases of all rosé wines. Valid on online orders only of $50 and more. Shop now by clicking here. To take advantage of the discount, enter promotional code "rose15" to take advantage of this special offer.  Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Other restrictions may apply. Promo code is case sensitive.
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Sparkling Wines for Tasting

Hot off the presses! We've just confirmed the Champagnes and other international sparking wines to be featured at Michael's Annual Holiday Champagne Tasting set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17. Register now and prepare to stock up for all your holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Admission is $50/person.  Reservations are required and space is limited. (The past years' tastings have sold out extremely quickly - especially when we release details such as this amazing line-up of sparkling wines!!) 2014 Champagne Tasting* Champagne "Gold Label Reserve", Veuve Cliquot, FR, 2004 Champagne "La Grande Dame", Veuve Cliquot, FR, 2004 Champagne "Rose Cuvee Reserve", Veuve Cliquot, FR, NV Champagne "Yellow Label", Vueve Clicquot, FR, NV Champagne "Blanc de Blancs", Ruinart, FR, NV Champagne "Brut Grand Rose", Moet, FR, 2004 Champagne "Dom Perignon", Moet, FR, 2004 Champagne "Etoile", Chandon, FR, NV Champagne "Ice", Moet, FR, NV Champagne "Imperial", Moet, FR,NV Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Noirs", Gruet, NM, US, NV Sparkling Wine "Brut", Graham Beck, ZA, NV Sparkling Wine "Contratto", IT, 2009 Sparkling Wine "Rose", Graham Beck, ZA, NV Sparkling Wine "Zeta", Zardetto, IT, NV Champagne "Brut Rose", Pommery, FR, NV Champagne "Brut Royal", Pommery, FR, NV Champagne "Cuvee Louise", Pommery, FR, ? Champagne "Belle Epoque Brut", Perrier Jouet, FR, 2006 Champagne "Grand Brut", Perrier Jouet, FR, NV Sparkling Wine "Cuvee M", Mumm, Napa Valley, CA, NV Champagne "Brut Reserve", Billecart Salmon, FR, NV Champagne "Rose", Billecart Salmon, FR, NV Champagne "Brut Tradition", Voirin Jumel, FR, NV Champagne, Duval Leroy, FR, NV Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Blancs", Schramsberg, US, 2011 Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Noirs", Schramsberg, US, 2010 Prosecco "Filo Dora", Tommasi, IT, NV Champagne "Brut Majeur", Ayala, FR, NV Champagne "Rose Majeur, Blanc de Blancs", FR, NV Champagne "Brut Premier", Roederer, FR, NV Champagne "Rose", Laurent Perrier, FR, NV Sparkling Wine, Roederer Estate, CA, NV Champagne "Brut", Laurent Perrier, FR, NV Champagne, Pol Roger, FR, NV Cava "Rose", Mont Marchal, ES, NV Cava, Mont Marchal, ES, NV Champagne "Authentic Brut", Canard-Duchene, FR, NV Champagne "Authentic Rose", Canard-Duchene, FR, NV Champagne "Brut", Piper Heidsieck, FR, NV Champagne "Cuvee Brut Sublime", Piper Heidsieck, FR, NV Sparkling "Brut", Piper, Sonoma, CA, NV Champagne "La Francoise", Taittinger, FR, NV Champagne "Prestige Brut", Taittinger, FR, NV *Subject to Change
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Holiday Champagne Tasting

Champagne PoppingMichael is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting! From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, put a little effervescence into your holiday cheer as you taste more than 20 fabulous Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. $50 per person Register now and prepare to stock up for all your holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Reservations are required and space is limited. (The past year's tastings have sold out extremely quickly!) Please click here to register online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 to reserve your glass!
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239