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Archive for February, 2012

Steele Vineyards Tasting and Dinner at Little Italy Wed March 7th

Steele Tasting and Dinner at Little Italy

Introducing yet another fabulous dinner and tasting with Little Italy! This time it’s the awesome wines of Jed Steele. The Steele winery is very dialed in. Jed makes about 42 different wines. That is herculean! Jed started with Joseph Swan, graduated Masters at UC Davis, worked ten years at Edmeads, worked the first nine vintages of Kendall Jackson, and then, he started Steele Vineyards and Winery. Steele wines are produced from vineyards up and down the coast, Mendocino to Santa Barbara.

We will taste six wines. Now Jed is a Zinfandel lover from way back. Can you say Edmeads? We’ll have Zin’s from two vineyards, Catfish and Pacini. Our Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Red Hills in Lake County. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc come from Santa Barbara. Lastly the Chardonnay is a California appellation so that Jed can blend for the effect he is looking for. This is a right tasty line up and quite fitting for the big flavors over at Little Italy.

The Particulars: Little Italy, Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 PM, $65.00 per reservation, 36 seats are available.


Mike McVittie CSW

Wine Manager

Anchorage Wine House

Kenwood Jack London Tasting & Dinner at Orso’s Thurs March 1st

Call of the Wild Wine Tasting

That’s right! Wine from Jack London’s famous estate “Beauty Ranch” in Glen Ellen, Sonoma, California. Originally planted in 1870 the current vineyard is now on terraces started by London. Neighboring Kenwood Vineyards purchased the fruit in 1976 and have been making the wines ever since.  All the Jack London wines bear the Wolf Head bookplate logo. I have always admired these wines for their intensity and structure. They age well and the vineyard has stood the test of time.
Please join myself Mike McVittie and the Northwest Regional Sales Manager Daren Fedrickson for a tasting of California’s heritage at Orso’s Restaurant in their private dining room. We have space for 18 guests. Costs are $66.00 per person, gratuity inclusive.  The tasting will begin at 7:00 pm and consist of 6 and possibly 7 wines. A four course dinner served family style dinner will accompany.
Kenwood, “Sonoma”, ’10 Sauvignon Blanc, ’10 Moscato
Kenwood, “Jack London”, ’09 Cabernet Sauvignon, ’09 Merlot, ’07 Syrah, ’09 Zinfandel
Cheers and Thank You!

Mike McVittie CSW
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House

White Oak Vineyards Dinner & Tasting Wednesday Feb 22nd 7 pm Little Italy

Well I really got behind the eight ball on this one but thought we should give it a try. On Wednesday Feb 22nd at 7pm Anchorage Wine House will conduct a tasting and dinner with the owner of White Oak Vineyards Bill Meyers. We will be back at our favorite place Little Italy in their private dining room. Tariff on this one will be $50 per person gratuity inclusive.

Bill used to be a General Contractor and Salmon fisherman up here during the Seventies.  Being a Californian he returned to the Golden State and now owns White Oak Cellars in Sonoma. With partners Bill was able to expand to 750 acres. His Sauvignon Blanc’s, Chardonnay’s, Syrah’s, Cabernet’s, and Merlot’s regularly receive 90 points.

The tasting will include olive oil from the estate and port that is only sold at the winery. Bill is also bringing up magnums of 2005 to pour at the event. That should be killer! Also on the slate are the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah.

PJ, Akis and the gang are working on the menu. Now you know they love to do this kind of thing so I’m sure we will be stuffed.

Cheers & Thank You!

Mike McVittie CSW

Wine Manager

Anchorage Wine House