Sip & Shop in June

Sip & ShopEach Saturday at Michael’s Wine Cellar, we invite you to “sip & shop” as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota.  This month our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:  (Please also join us for our monthly Open House Wine Tasting on Saturday, June 3, 2-4 pm. Admission is $10/person.) Saturday, June 10, 2017
Rose "Guilhem", Moulin De Gassac, Languedoc, FR, 2016 - $9.95
Pinot Grigio, Palmina, Santa Barbara County, CA, 2014 - $18.95
Red Blend "Cirque du Vin", Peachy Canyon, Paso Robles, CA, 2012 - $16.95
Pinot Noir "Undone - Undone”, PJ Valckenberg, Rheinhessen, DE, 2015 - $9.95
 
Saturday, June 17, 2017
 
Sauvignon Blanc, Gamble Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 -  $19.95
Chardonnay, Aviary Vineyards, CA, 2015 - $16.95
Cabernet Sauvignon, Trim, CA, 2013 - $13.95
Merlot, Napa Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 - $17.95
 
Saturday, June 24, 2017
 
Vinho Verde, Casal Garcia, PT, NV - $9.95
White Blend, Tenuta Forconi, Toscany, IT, 2015 - $12.95
Red Blend "Les Mines", Priorat, Priorat, ES, 2011 - $16.95
Valpolicella "Superiore", Zenato, IT, 2013 - $13.95
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Sauvignon Blanc Day & Moscato Day

Champagne GlassesWe all love an excuse for a party or opportunity to try a new bottle of wine. Plus, what could be better than bonus points? This month, we've learned of two "wine holidays:" Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 5 and Moscato Day on May 9.  In honor of these pseudo holidays, Michael's Wine Cellar will be offering Double Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Points on the featured wines, 10 am - 6 pm, on their respective "holidays." (Points are awarded in-store only at Michael's Wine Cellar.) Our knowledgable wine specialists have also selected a few recommendations for you!  Sauvignon Blanc Day: Friday, May 5, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc, Klein Constantia, Constantia, ZA, 2014
retail $14.95
 
Sauvignon Blanc, Frenzy, South Island, NZ, 2016 (BTG in restaurant)
retail $11.95
 
Sauvignon Blanc, Honig Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2015
retail $18.95
 
Moscato Day: Monday, May 9, 2017
Moscato d'Asti "Bricco Quaglia", La Spinetta, Piedmont, IT, 2016 (BTG in restaurant)
retail $17.95
 
Moscato d'Asti "I Vignaiolo di S. Stefano", Ceretto, Piedmont, IT, 2015
retail $19.95
 
Moscato d'Asti "Moncalvina", Coppo, Canelli, IT, 2015
retail $13.95
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Australian Wines

AustraliaExperience inspired Australian cuisine with your favorite mates throughout May at our adjacent restaurant Michael’s On East! With ever-changing lunch and dinner menus inspired by the world’s most exotic food and wine destinations, the Michael’s culinary team loves challenging themselves each month to perfect a unique worldly cuisine. This month, take a culinary journey with an Australian Epicurean Adventure in the award-winning Restaurant which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary! Click here to view the complete lunch and dinner menus, which are accompanied by these hand-picked wines: 
Chardonnay “Unoaked”, The Y Series - Yalumba, South Australia, AU, 2016 Pale straw with green tinges in color, this wine opens with aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits such as paw-paw. There is a touch of complexity from the wild fermentation; just enough to let you know that under the pretty façade is a fun and adventurous wine. The palate is an alluring combination of fresh fruits, spices such as white pepper and just enough “wildness” to keep you coming back for another glass. It finishes with a fresh cleansing line of citrus zest.
Shiraz, The Y Series - Yalumba, South Australia, AU, 2015 Deep crimson in color, this wine shows intense youthful aromas of ripe dark berries, mulberry jam, Indian spice, and dark chocolate. Rich and ripe, the Y Series Shiraz is a glorious mouthful of South Australia with layers of ripe blackberries and black forest cake surrounded by soft, juicy, fully ripe tannins and a moreish finish. (Please note: Michael’s On East and Michael's Wine Cellar will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.)
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Upcoming Open House Wine Tastings

Wine Cellar International Red RackThe Michael's Wine Cellar team looks forward to hosting you monthly for casual, walk-about wine tastings at our retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just south of Downtown Sarasota.  Please mark your calendar for upcoming events. Admission is $10 per person and you are always welcome to simply join us at the door!  Each Open House Wine Tasting is featured 2-4 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar.  UPCOMING WINE TASTINGS Saturday, May 6, 2017 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Saturday, July 8, 2017 Saturday, August 5, 2017 Saturday, September 9, 2017 Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Special Tasting: Best of the Whiskey Obsession Festival

Whiskey Obsession FestivalCreator and Producer of the Whiskey Obsession Festival Turner C. Moore returns to Michael’s Wine Cellar to feature stand-out spirits from this year's grand affair!
 
Special Tasting Event: Best of the Whiskey Obsession Festival
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Michael’s Wine Cellar, 1283 South Tamiami Trail, Midtown Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34239
 
$25 per person
 
Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and tastes of select whiskies - top products from the 2017 Grand Tasting: Bourbon "Double Oaked", Woodford Reserve, 750ml Scotch "India Pale Ale", Glenfiddich, 750ml Scotch "Nectar D'Or", Glenmorangie, 750ml Scotch, Oban, 14 Yr, 750ml Wheat Whiskey, Reservoir, 750ml Whiskey “Rye”, Rittenhouse, 750ml Whiskey "10 Year Rye", WhistlePig, 750ml
  Reservations are required as seating is limited to 30 guests. Click here to register online now for this "Best of" Tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar. 
 
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Sip & Shop in April

Sip & ShopEach Saturday at Michael’s Wine Cellar, we invite you to “sip & shop” as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota. This month our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:
April 1, 2017
Chardonnay "Overlook", Landmark, Sonoma County, CA, 2014 - $19.95
Sauvignon Blanc, Gamble Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 - $19.95
Merlot, Napa Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2013 - $17.95
Cabernet Sauvignon, Grayson Cellars, St. Helena, CA, 2015 - $11.95 April 8, 2017 Please join us for our monthly Open House Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 8, 2-4 pm. Admission is $10/person. Click here to register in advance or simply join us at the door. 
 
April 15, 2017 (Stock up for your Easter celebrations!) Zweugelt "Rose", Weingut Markus Huber, Traisental, AT, 2015 - $19.95
Riesling "Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese", Carl Graff, Mosel, DE, 2016 - $15.95
Garnacha "Tres Picos", Borsao, Campo de Borja, ES, 2014 - $16.95
Zinfandel “Old Vine”, XYZin, CA, 2013 - $16.95
 
April 22, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc, Southern Right, Walker Bay, ZA, 2015 - $16.95
Chardonnay, Passages, Coastal Region, ZA, 2014 - $16.95
Pinotage, Fairview Vineyards, Paarl, ZA, 2015 - $14.95
Red Blend, Protea, Western Cape, ZA, 2012 - $14.95
 
April 29, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc “La Gitana”, Bodegas Hidalgo, ES, 2015 - $16.95
Albarino, Burgans, Rias Baixas, ES, 2015 - $13.95
Red Blend "Les Mines", Priorat, Priorat, ES, 2011 - $16.95
Tempranillo “Vendimia”, Hazana Vina Viejas, Rioja, ES, 2014 - $11.95
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Bordeaux Madness

BORDEAUX MADNESS For a Limited Time: Special Sale Prices on Many of Bordeaux's Best [caption id="attachment_3995" align="alignnone" width="1000"]Bordeaux Winemakers Jérôme Ducasse (La Vintage), Anne Riives (Chateau d'Issan & Chateau Pedesclaux), Hugo Bernard (Domaine de Chevalier), Mattieu Bordes (Chateau Lagrange), Michael Klauber, Pauline Lurton (Chateau Ferriere & Chateau Haut Bages Liberal), Jean Philippe Janoueix (Chateau La Croix St Georges), Caroline Decoster (Chateau Fleur Cardinale) and Coralie de Boüard (Chateau La Fleur de Boüard)[/caption] Bordeaux MadnessThis past January, Michael Klauber and his team at Michael's Wine Cellar enjoyed spending time with this wonderful group of winemakers - many we have already followed for years plus several new vintner friends - as part of the Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival. In fact, many of their wines received medals in the 2017 Forks & Corks Wine Competition!

We continue to celebrate their Bordeaux Chateaux with a special online sale this spring. Please be sure to shop now as these "Bordeaux Madness" special prices are available only for a limited time. (Plus many of these extraordinary vintages are limited as well!)

Click here to take advantage of special sale prices  on these fine Bordeaux wines. BORDEAUX MADNESS BEGINS TODAY!
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Sip & Shop in March

Michael's Wine Cellar Retail Wine ShopEach Saturday at Michael's Wine Cellar, we invite you to "sip & shop" as you browse thousands of wine, spirits and beer offerings available at the retail store located in Midtown Plaza, just outside of downtown Sarasota.  This month our knowledgeable team of wine specialists will be pouring:  (Please also join us for our monthly Open House Wine Tasting on Saturday, March 4, 2-4 pm. Admission is $10/person.) Saturday, March 11, 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Matanzas Creek Winery, Sonoma County, CA, 2015 - $15.95 Chardonnay, Dreyer, Sonoma County, CA, 2014 - $16.95 Zinfandel "Romanzo Moon", Lapis Luna, Lodi CA, 2012 - $16.95 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grayson Cellars, St. Helena, CA, 2015 - $11.95 Saturday, March 18, 2017 Pinot Grigio, Palmina, Santa Barbara County, CA, 2014 - $18.95 Chardonnay "Butter", JaM Cellars, CA, 2015 - $16.95 Petite Sirah “Grower’s Selection”, The Crusher, Clarksburg, CA, 2013 - $11.95 Pinot Noir "Bishop's Peak", Talley Vineyards, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2014 - $19.95 Saturday, March 25, 2017 Torrontes "Series A", Zuccardi, Salta, AR, 2015 - $14.95 Chardonnay "High Mountain Vines", Catena, Mendoza, AR, 2014 - $17.95 Red Blend “Reserva - Organic”, RedPuro, Mendoza, AR, 2015 - $12.95 Malbec "Clasico", Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, AR, 2015 - $11.95
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South African Wine Tasting

South African Wine Bottle Wine Glass FlagPlease join us for our "monthly" special wine class facilitated by our knowledgeable team at Michael's Wine Cellar!  This month we'll be covering one of Michael Klauber's personal favorite wine regions of the world: South Africa. South African Wine Tasting Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30 pm
Admission is $25 per person. Make your reservation in-person while shopping at our retail store, or contact us via phone at 941-955-CORK (2675).
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2017 Calendar of Wine Events

Wine Cellar International Red RackThe Michael's Wine Cellar team loves to host you for a variety of wine and spirits tastings. We'll be announcing many winemaker dinners and whiskey tastings throughout 2017, but we encourage you to mark your calendar now for our monthly Open House Wine Tastings!  2017 Open House Wine Tastings  Saturday, February 11 Saturday, March 4 Saturday, April 8 Saturday, May 6 Saturday, June 3 Saturday, July 8 Saturday, August 5 Saturday, September 9 Saturday, October 7 Saturday, November 9 (Benefiting Forty Carrots Family Center as part of Wine, Women & Shoes!) Saturday, November 18  Saturday, December 2 These casual, walk-about wine tastings are offered 2-4 pm on select Saturday afternoons. Admission is $10 per person and advanced reservations are NOT required for these events. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers!  Schedule of events is subject to change.
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Sparkling Wine Tasting

Champagne GlassesBack by popular demand, the Michael's Wine Cellar team is offering another wine class!
 
Please join us as we pop the bubbly, specifically bottles of bubbles from almost everywhere EXCEPT Champagne, France! It will be an eye-opening exploration of international sparkling wines. International Sparklers! An Educational Wine Tasting Featuring Six Sparkling Wines Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:30 pm at Michael's Wine Cellar
 
Featured Wines:
 
Prosecco, Zardetto, Veneto, IT, NV
Cava “Brut - Grand Reserva”, Geliva, ES
Sparkling "Brut", Francois Montand, FR, NV
Sparkling Cremant de Bourgogne "JCB No. 21", Jean-Charles Boisset, FR, NV
Sparkling "Brut", Graham Beck, Robertson, ZA, NV
Sparkling "Brut", Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, CA, NV
 
Admission is $25 per person and advanced reservations are required. Click here to make online reservations. 
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Forks & Corks Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting guestsPlease join us for one of Michael's best wine tastings each year! Michael's Forks & Corks Retail Wine Tasting will be a casual, walk-about wine tasting hosted by 22 visiting winemakers, winery owners and special guests participating in the 2017 Forks & Corks festivities! Forks & Corks Wine Tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar Saturday, January 28, 2017 3-5 pm (Please note time! 3-5 pm) Admission is $10 per person Click here for online reservations in advance, or simply join us at the door. Featured Wineries: Alexander Valley Vineyards Barone Pizzini Castelluccio/Podere Poggio Scalette Chateau d'Issan & Chateau Pedesclaux Chateau D'Or et de Gueules Chateau Fleur Cardinale Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, Chateau Ferriere, Chateau Durfort Vivens Chateau La Croix St Georges Chateau La Fleur de Bouard Chateau Lagrange Chateau Phelan Segur Coppo Winery Domaine de Chevalier El Enemigo/Catena Klein Constantia/Anwilka Estate L'Ecole º41 La Favorita Michael David Winery Napa Cellars Paul Cluver Wines Saintsbury Vignobles Mayard
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Forks & Corks 2017 Events

Forks and Corks 2017Please join us for multiple wine events offered by the Michael's Wine Cellar and Michael's On East team as part of the 2017 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival!  Michael's Forks & Corks Retail Wine Tasting Saturday, January 28, 2017 3-5 pm at Michael’s Wine Cellar Hosted by 10+ visiting winemakers and winery owners participating in the Forks & Corks festivities! $10 per person; no reservations required. Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner - SOLD OUT Friday, January 27, 2017 7 pm at Michael’s Wine Cellar  Hosted by Diane de Puymorin, Chateau d’Or et de Gueules; Françoise Roumieux, Vignobles Mayard & Robert “Bobby” Kacher $95, plus tax and gratuity per person; Advanced reservations are required. A Night in Bordeaux - SOLD OUT Featuring Seven Chateaux & Visiting Winemakers! Saturday, January 28, 2017 7 pm at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens $95, plus tax and gratuity per person; Advanced reservations are required. Call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your complete name and contact information to be added to the wait list for the Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner or A Night in Bordeaux. 
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Holiday Hours

Michael’s Wine Cellar is a boutique wine and spirits store located in Midtown Plaza, near downtown Sarasota. Normal store hours are 10 am – 6 pm, Monday – Saturday. The store will be open normal business hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Monday, January 2, 2017. From wine accessories, boutique spirits and craft beers to more than 200 wines under $20, Michael’s Wine Cellar is a perfect source for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and all your holiday shopping. Online shopping is available anytime.

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Midleton & Jameson Whiskey Dinner

WhiskeyWe're thrilled to announce a special event, just in time for gift giving to the Whiskey connoisseurs in your life! Please join us for a Midleton & Jameson Whiskey Dinner on Thursday, January 12 at Michael's Wine Cellar. We are excited to announce the featured spirits: Irish Whiskey “Black Barrel”, Jameson Irish Whiskey “Caskmates”, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Redbreast 12 Yr Irish Whiskey "Single Pot Still", Green Spot Irish Whiskey “Cooper’s Croze”, Jameson Admission is $150 per person, which includes a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Whiskey to take home that evening! Only 16 seats are available for this exclusive event. UPDATE: This Irish Whiskey Dinner has sold out. Please contact Brooke Asher with your full name and contact information to be added to the waiting list: 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Beef Carpaccio Rolls with Parmesan Shavings, Baby Arugula, Black Pepper Oil & Chives House-Cured Salmon Crostini with Roasted Yellow Beets, Goat Cheese & Caper Oil Hoisin Duck & Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Chile Dipping Sauce FIRST COURSE Roasted Golden & Chioggia Beet Gorgonzola Dolce Spuma & Pistachio Vinaigrette ENTREE Syrah-Braised Kobe Beef Short Rib Artisan White Grits, Crispy Baby Artichokes, Green Peas, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, & White Truffled Demi-Glace DESSERT Black Forest Tiramisu Chocolate Cake, Mascarpone Cream, Soaked Dark Cherries, Shaved Dark Chocolate

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Forks & Corks Wine Dinner

Wine Dinner Round Table Please join us for a featured "Forks & Corks" event! Robert Kacher SelectionsRobert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner Friday, January 27, 2017 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar  Hosted by Diane de Puymorin, Chateau d'Or et de Gueules Françoise Roumieux, Vignobles Mayard Robert "Bobby" Kacher, Robert Kacher Selections Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. $95, plus tax and gratuity per person Advanced reservations are required. UPDATE: This Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner has sold out. Please contact Brooke Asher with your full name and contact information to be added to the waiting list: 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A Night in Bordeaux: 1/28

LaFleurdeBouardPlease join us for a first-of-its-kind event at the premier waterfront venue, Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens. "A Night in Bordeaux" is featured as part of the 2017 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival series of winemaker events. This exclusive event will feature 14 wines with a carefully-designed menu offered at multiple tasting stations. A Night in Bordeaux Featuring Seven Chateaux with Visiting Winemakers! Saturday, January 28, 2017 7 p.m. at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens Chateau d'Issan - Margaux Emmanuel Cruse Chateau Fleur Cardinale - St. Emilion Caroline Decoster Chateau La Fleur de Boüard - Lalande de Pomerol Coralie de Boüard Chateau La Croix St Georges - Pomerol Jean Philippe Janoueix Chateau Lagrange - St. Julien Mattieu Bordes Chateau Pedesclaux - Pauillac Augustin Lacaille Domaine de Chevalier - Pessac-Leognan Hugo Bernard $95, plus tax and gratuity per person Advanced reservations are required. The format will be casual open seating. Suggested Attire: Cocktail Click here to make online reservations or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229.

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California Party Pack

Bordeaux Wine GrapesEach holiday season, Michael Klauber enjoys helping you select the perfect wine – typically many wines! – to provide as gifts to the wine lovers you care about most. This year, Michael and his knowledge team of wine specialists at Michael’s Wine Cellar wanted to make your holiday shopping even easier! Whether you are looking for the perfect wines for your own home or office gathering, a client appreciation care package or hostess gifts for holiday celebrations, Michael’s Holiday Party Packs will be the perfect choice! (Each package will come complete with detailed information about the wineries as well as tasting notes for each wine so you can impress your party guests, or your gift recipient can learn more about each wine as they enjoy!) Stop into the Store to pick-up one of Michael's six-bottle wine packages this holiday season, or click here to purchase this California Gems Gift Package online now. Michael’s Holiday Party Pack: California Gems  Six-Bottle Gift Package: $100 Sparkling "Brut", Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, CA, NV The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor. Sauvignon Blanc, Honig Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2015 This juicy, refreshing, medium bodied wine abounds with aromas of honeysuckle, grapefruit, and lemongrass mingled with mango, kiwi, peach, and grapefruit rind. The finish is long, crisp and minerals. Chardonnay, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma, CA, 2014 This full-bodied yet refreshing Chardonnay boasts aromas of lemon, pear, green apple, orange blossom, lychee and peach perfectly balanced by flavors of Meyer lemon, vanilla and graham with a floral finish. Pinot Noir, LOLA, North Coast, CA, 2014 Bright garnet in color with aromas of cola, blackberries, cherries and a sweet vanilla cedar note. The rich, layered mouth feel is abundant in flavor and texture. Merlot, "Decoy", Duckhorn Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA, 2013 Alluring aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate are complemented by savory notes and subtle hints of smoke. Graceful and velvety, this wine glides across the palate, with beautifully balanced acidity and tannins Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards, CA, 2013 There are aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla and a slight cocoa and chocolate note. In the glass, there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco and chocolate.

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Bordeaux Party Pack

Bordeaux CountrysideEach holiday season, Michael Klauber enjoys helping you select the perfect wine – typically many wines! – to provide as gifts to the wine lovers you care about most. This year, Michael and his knowledge team of wine specialists at Michael’s Wine Cellar wanted to make your holiday shopping even easier! Whether you are looking for the perfect wines for your own home or office gathering, a client appreciation care package or hostess gifts for holiday celebrations, Michael’s Holiday Party Packs will be the perfect choice! (Each package will come complete with detailed information about the wineries as well as tasting notes for each wine so you can impress your party guests, or your gift recipient can learn more about each wine as they enjoy!) Stop into the Store to pick-up one of Michael's six-bottle wine packages this holiday season: Michael’s Holiday Party Pack: The Best of Bordeaux Six-Bottle Gift Package: $250 ~ All 90+ Point Wines! Click here to purchase this Bordeaux Gift Package online. Chateau Clos les Lunelles, Cotes de Castillon, FR, 2011 The Wine Advocate: 91+ points ~ Sleeper of the Vintage This full-bodied, backward, formidably endowed red clearly over-performs. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following decade. Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac, FR, 2011 The Wine Advocate: 91 Points ~ Sleeper of the Vintage A true revelation, this sleeper of the vintage is one of the finest wines money can buy. The dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuous palate impression of silky black cherries and blackberries intermixed with wild strawberries. Chateau La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande de Pomerol, FR, 2012 The Wine Advocate: 91 Points The 2012 Fleur de Boüard (in bottle) offers up copious quantities of dark raspberry, blueberries and spring flowers. It has soft velvety tannins, medium to full body, and a very sexy, lush mouthfeel. Chateau Camensac, Haut-Medoc, FR, 2010 The Wine Advocate: 91 Points ~ Sleeper of the Vintage Dense purple-colored 2010 offers loads of fruit (black currants and blackberries) intermixed with subtle notions of smoke, graphite and oak. Chateau Fleur Cardinale "Grand Cru Classe”, St. Emilion, FR, 2012 The Wine Advocate: 93 points This wine displays a deep, dense-coloured hue, while on the nose there are powerful ripe fruit aromas mingling with floral notes. Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, FR, 2010 The Wine Advocate: 93 points A quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cantemerle possesses elegant floral notes intermixed with hints of blueberries, raspberries, sweet red cherries and currants.  

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Michael’s Holiday Party Packs

WhiteWineGlassGrapesEach holiday season, Michael Klauber enjoys helping you select the perfect wine – typically many wines! – to provide as gifts to the wine lovers you care about most. This year, Michael and his knowledge team of wine specialists at Michael’s Wine Cellar wanted to make your holiday shopping even easier! Whether you are looking for the perfect wines for your own home or office gathering, a client appreciation care package or hostess gifts for holiday celebrations, Michael’s Holiday Party Packs will be the perfect choice! (Each package will come complete with detailed information about the wineries as well as tasting notes for each wine so you can impress your party guests, or your gift recipient can learn more about each wine as they enjoy!) Stop into the Store to pick-up one of Michael's six-bottle wine packages this holiday season: Michael’s Holiday Party Pack: California Gems  Six-Bottle Gift Package: $100 Sparkling "Brut", Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, CA, NV The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor. Sauvignon Blanc, Honig Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2015 This juicy, refreshing, medium bodied wine abounds with aromas of honeysuckle, grapefruit, and lemongrass mingled with mango, kiwi, peach, and grapefruit rind. The finish is long, crisp and minerals. Chardonnay, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma, CA, 2014 This full-bodied yet refreshing Chardonnay boasts aromas of lemon, pear, green apple, orange blossom, lychee and peach perfectly balanced by flavors of Meyer lemon, vanilla and graham with a floral finish. Pinot Noir, LOLA, North Coast, CA, 2014 Bright garnet in color with aromas of cola, blackberries, cherries and a sweet vanilla cedar note. The rich, layered mouth feel is abundant in flavor and texture. Merlot, "Decoy", Duckhorn Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA, 2013 Alluring aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate are complemented by savory notes and subtle hints of smoke. Graceful and velvety, this wine glides across the palate, with beautifully balanced acidity and tannins Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards, CA, 2013 There are aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla and a slight cocoa and chocolate note. In the glass, there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco and chocolate. Michael’s Holiday Party Pack: The Best of Bordeaux Six-Bottle Gift Package: $250 ~ All 90+ Point Wines! Chateau Clos les Lunelles, Cotes de Castillon, FR, 2011 The Wine Advocate: 91+ points ~ Sleeper of the Vintage This full-bodied, backward, formidably endowed red clearly over-performs. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following decade. Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac, FR, 2011 The Wine Advocate: 91 Points ~ Sleeper of the Vintage A true revelation, this sleeper of the vintage is one of the finest wines money can buy. The dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuous palate impression of silky black cherries and blackberries intermixed with wild strawberries. Chateau La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande de Pomerol, FR, 2012 The Wine Advocate: 91 Points The 2012 Fleur de Boüard (in bottle) offers up copious quantities of dark raspberry, blueberries and spring flowers. It has soft velvety tannins, medium to full body, and a very sexy, lush mouthfeel. Chateau Camensac, Haut-Medoc, FR, 2010 The Wine Advocate: 91 Points ~ Sleeper of the Vintage Dense purple-colored 2010 offers loads of fruit (black currants and blackberries) intermixed with subtle notions of smoke, graphite and oak. Chateau Fleur Cardinale "Grand Cru Classe”, St. Emilion, FR, 2012 The Wine Advocate: 93 points This wine displays a deep, dense-coloured hue, while on the nose there are powerful ripe fruit aromas mingling with floral notes. Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, FR, 2010 The Wine Advocate: 93 points A quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cantemerle possesses elegant floral notes intermixed with hints of blueberries, raspberries, sweet red cherries and currants.  

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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239