Halloween-Inspired "Spirits" & Wines

Pumpkin

No TRICKS only TREATS! Check out our recommended list of Halloween-inspired wines and spirits available at Michael's Wine Cellar:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon "Freakshow", Michael & David, 2014, $19.95
  • Zinfandel "Sin Zin", Alexander Valley Vineyards, CA, 2013, $18.95 Zinfandel "Romanzo Moon", Lapis Luna, Lodi CA, 2012, $16.95 Red Blend, 19 Crimes, AU, 2015, $11.95
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Ghost Block, Oakville, CA 2014, $69.95
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Ghost Block, Oakville, CA 2014, $69.95 Whiskey, Jim Beam "Jacob's Ghost - White Whiskey", 750ml, $21.95
  • Moonshine "Cafe Moonshine - Full Throttle", S'Loonshine, 750ml, $34.95
  • Moonshine, Catdaddy "Original Spiced", 750ml, $27.95|

Wines Named with Edgar Allan Poe Inspiration:

  • Merlot "The Rook", Corvidae, Columbia Valley, WA, 2014, $13.95
  • Syrah "Lenore", Corvidae, Columbia Valley, WA, 2016, $13.95Click here to shop online anytime, or stop in the retail store, 10 am - 6 pm, Monday - Saturday.
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Double Points through 6/18

Spirits for Father's Day - A Winning Gift for Dad!  WineCellar-Double Points Spirits Offer for Dad Earn DOUBLE GCCC POINTS on all Spirits from Michael's Wine Cellar the week prior to Father's Day, June 13-18, 2016. (Father's Day is Sunday, June 19 this year!) Why not upgrade your dad's bottle of MaCallan, introduce him to a new bottle of Bourbon or surprise him with a limited edition whiskey? We had originally planned to extend our Double Points offer exclusively on Brown Spirits, but we'd hate to see your dad left out if he's a gin or vodka type of guy. Pick-up a special bottle for DAD at Michael’s Wine Cellar and earn DOUBLE POINTS this week at Michael's Wine Cellar! Double Points offer valid in-store only, through Saturday, June 18, 2016. Not valid with any other offers. Of course, Michael's Gift Cards are always sure-to-please gifts for Dad as well. Click here to purchase a gift certificate online for dad, or stop in the Restaurant or Store to purchase in-person and hand-deliver to guarantee arrival by Father's Day.
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Bottled in Bond 1897

We're thrilled to announce another new arrival at Michael's wine and spirits shop in Sarasota! “Bottled in Bond 1897” Old Forester Bourbon $56.95 (Only four bottles available.) Here's the insider update from InsiderLouisville.com: To be labeled Bottled in Bond, the bourbon must have been the product of one distillation season, one distiller, and from one distillery. Legally, it must have been aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at full 100 proof. This bourbon will be called Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond. The name comes from the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. The bourbon was created by mirroring production techniques of the 1897 time period. Old Forester was the founding brand of Brown-Foreman in 1870, created by George Garvin Brown.
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New Boutique Spirits

CatdaddyMoonshine-TRUGin Michael is always staying ahead of the newest trends and specialty offerings in the spirits industry. Participating in regular conference calls with top dogs from other legendary restaurants across the nation, reading and contributing to industry publications and blogs, and - most importantly - seeking input from our loyal guests. Earlier this month, Michael was chatting with long-time friend and Restaurant regular Terry McKee of NUOVO Salon when the conversation turned to a few specialty bottles Terry was interested in enjoying at Michael's On East. Michael was pleased to oblige with the addition of Catdaddy Spiced Moonshine and TRU Organic Gin. Catdaddy Spiced Moonshine is an ultra-smooth spirit that's handcrafted in small batches, made from corn and triple distilled in North Carolina by Piedmont Distillers. Catdaddy is infused with a proprietary blend of all natural spices and flavors to create a spicy meets sweet taste. Only the Founder and Master Distiller know the exact recipe which created its one-of-a-kind flavor, but most people taste hints of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. True to the roots of Moonshine, Catdaddy is inspired by traditional moonshine recipes and distilling processes, made from corn and is handcrafted in small batches. However, this small distillery uses a state-of-the-art distillation process to make a superior quality spirit that's very clean and ultra-smooth. TRU Organic Gin is an uncompromising union of nature and craft. A marriage of organic American wheat, pure water and whole, hand-processed ingredients to produce ideal building blocks for any cocktail. Its complex flavors and storied look result from a 16th century technique that pre-dates double distillation and requires a full two months to make. This spirit offers a rare look at gin's origins and makes for fine sipping and farm-to-glass cocktails. Catdaddy Spiced Moonshine and TRU Organic Gin are now available for purchase from the retail store at Michael's Wine Cellar and also ready for your enjoyment in a cocktail in the Restaurant. Cheers! (And thanks for the recommendation, Terry!)
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Montalvo Tequila

Montalvo Tequila with Agave Plants Michael's Wine Cellar offers a broad array of premium and boutique spirits in the store's physical location in Sarasota, Florida. Now, we are proud to offer the entire line of Montalvo Tequila to online shoppers through our web store. Montalvo is a handcrafted, meticulously formulated and triple distilled tequila produced from only the highest quality Blue Agave plants from the Lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Montalvo takes great pride in ensuring the brand’s premium quality by handcrafting in small batches, using hand-selected Blue Agave plants picked at the peak of maturity and employing a third distillation. Montalvo is available in three varieties: Plata, Reposado and Añejo. Headquartered in the Tequila region of Mexico, with satellite offices in the U.S., Montalvo is committed to environmental initiatives and works closely with tequila manufacturers in the region to responsibly distill tequila while leaving as minimal a carbon footprint as possible. Montalvo’s triple distillation is a process that further removes impurities and taste contaminants, ensuring the purest tequila and smoothest experience. Less than 5% of today’s tequilas undergo triple distillation; most are double distilled, a more economical but less refined practice. Montalvo's Mission is to create the purest form of modern tequila by combining ancient, generations-old traditions with modern techniques. Click here to buy these three premium tequilas online through www.michaelswinecellar.com.
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239