Brunch Now on Saturday
You can’t say we don’t listen. Since our Sunday brunch has been so popular, we’ve decided to offer brunch on Saturday as well. Adam our chef is not pleased about the new arrangement since it might be his most difficult shift. :> So, every Saturday starting at 11:00am, you can enjoy our Eggs Sardou, [...][continue reading...]
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Reservations at The Winehouse
Of course, everyone is always welcome to walk on in. We do, however, recommend reservations on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, if you have a party of 8 or more, a reservation is of the utmost importance. Call us at 757-622-7777 or use our online system below!
Coming Soon...Purchase Wine Online!
By popular request, we are planning to role out our online shopping capability by end of May 2009. So, what does that mean?
Since the wines we choose are almost always unavaiable anywhere else, we are setting up shop to make it simple for everyone to purchase directly from us via our website. We are also going to be able to ship to over 20 states as part of the rollout.See...we listen to ya!
Keep Checking Back! We haven't determined the final release date yet, but it will be rolling out before summer. We'll send out more information as it gets closer....
Back by popular demand, dates for future performances have been set for Julie Clark at The Winehouse Bar & Bistro for Wednesdays, July 8, July 22, and August 8, 2009 with sets starting at 7:00pm and as always..NO COVER. Find out more.
We have been lucky enough to get a trio from the local group Fuzzband to perform for us every Monday Night with the first set kicking off at 6pm. There will be no cover charge for this event and we will be running some great specials throughout the night! Our intent is to simply have some fun and go from there.
He wasn’t alone. Later on, we observed a couple having at least half of their breakfast burritos boxed to-go. Clearly they’d faced the same internal wall and knew when to say, “When.” My friend ultimately recruited our help and there was little leftover to bother boxing up. As it turns out, I needn’t have envied my companions’ meals because my Eggs Sardou ($8.95), with its lovely yellow hollandaise crown, was the real star at our table. Though I paused admiringly before breaking the whites of my poached eggs, the dish was more than just a beautiful presentation.
You can’t say we don’t listen. Since our Sunday brunch has been so popular, we’ve decided to offer brunch on Saturday as well. Adam our chef is not pleased about the new arrangement since it might be his most difficult shift. :> So, every Saturday starting at 11:00am, you can enjoy our Eggs Sardou, [...]
Believe it or not, its primary influence is Italian. We serve ours with thinly sliced Capacola, Pepperoni, Ham and Salami topped with fresh Mozzarella on a Italian Roll. The key to this New Orleans classic is the tapanade….
We recently introduced one of their newest blends to our humble home. It is called Red4 and hails from their HuerHuero vineyard in Paso Robles, CA. It is a primary blend of Petite Syrah and Syrah. To be honest, we don’t come across Petite Sirah/Syrah blends very often which is a pity, because this particular wine is a gem.
French Wine Regions: Bordeaux
The Bordeaux region of France is the second largest wine growing area in the world with almost 300K acres under vine. Over 90% of the wine produced is red and typically consists of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cab Franc, as well as Petite Verdot and Malbec on occasion. Remember, this is just a quick reference. This topic is deep and you could spend a lifetime emersed and still not know everything there is to know about French wine. But, this should be helpful. I will dig deep into each sub-region in later articles.
French Wine Regions: Alsace
The French still wine regions are comprised primarily of six regions; Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Provence and the Rhone Valley. These regions are known for particular grape varietals with regional district definitions created and maintained by the A.O.C. or Appellation d’Origine Controlee.
California’s Wine Regions
The state of California was first introduced to grape vines in the 18th century by the Spanish, who planted vineyards with each mission they established. The wine was used for religious sacraments as well as for daily life. The vine cuttings used came from Mexico and were the descendant of the “common black grape” (as it was known) brought to the New World by Hernán Cortés in 1520….
Wine Label 101
The world of wine labeling is confusing. It’s not that there isn’t enough information on labels, it’s just that each country – and often each wine region within a country – has its own system for presenting important information on the label. Let’s look at a few examples from around the world of wine: This label is a typical French label. with all the information you need to establish the quality level and origins of the wine…