Thursday Tasting – Coppola Wines

This Thursday, December 6, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of wines from Francis Ford Coppola.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which produces several award-winning and consistently dependable vintages for a variety of budgets, including the Director’s, Diamond, and Sophia lines, has been committed to environmentally responsible business practices for over three decades. All of their planted acres are sustainably farmed and part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program. They make efforts to purchase fruit from growers who farm sustainably, and some of their source vineyards are certified organic as well.

We will be sampling these selections:

Sofia Blanc de Blanc: Named after Coppola’s daughter, this is a fruity and refreshing sip. Sofia Blanc de Blancs is a rare blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat, and Riesling. Mellow flavors of apples and pears are topped by a hint of citrus and honeysuckle. Elegant in character, this wine is lightly textured and vibrant through the finish.

Diamond Pavilion Chardonnay: Carefully crafted using barrel fermentation in French Oak, Pavilion is a rich, full-bodied wine with an exotic perfume, silky texture, and luscious flavors of apricot, pear, and passion fruits, draped in spicy vanilla creme.

Diamond Pinot Noir: Sourced from a vineyard just east of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey Country to make a rich, complex, and extremely fruity Pinot Noir. Alluring plum and spice aromas lead to black cherry, currant, and strawberry flavors, a plush texture, and elegant finish.

Diamond Claret: Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This blend is alluring and sophisticated. It is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum, and anise.

Tasting hours for this event will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale! Instant Rebates are scheduled to be available, while supplies last.

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Saturday Wine Tasting – Coppola in a Can & Bee’s Box

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which produces several award-winning and consistently dependable vintages for a variety of budgets, including the Director’s, Diamond, and Sophia lines, has been committed to environmentally responsible business practices for over three decades. All of their planted acres are sustainably farmed and part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program. They make efforts to purchase fruit from growers who farm sustainably, and some of their source vineyards are certified organic as well.

They just released several of their prime selections in a new eco-friendly canned format. Coppola’s new Bee’s Box Wines are refreshing, great tasting wines that give back 10% of the profits to organizations fighting to protect these little pollinators who have sustained us for so very long.

Tasting hours for this event will be from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

Coppola in a can goes where glass can’t!

Take it in the can with Coppola Wines!

3 Sustainable drinking choices for Earth Day

For Earth Day 2016, show your support for some beverage producers who support the environment.

The Reyka Vodka distillery, 45 miles outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, is one of the most eco-friendly facilities in the world. They collect Arctic spring water from a source that runs through a 4,000 year-old lava field. The abundant lava rocks naturally filter the water making it some of the purest in the world. This gives their vodka an extremely clean and unique taste profile.

Reyka also powers its distillery with geothermal energy from the native volcanoes.

Left Hand Brewing in Longmont has made significant investments in energy conservation efforts toward both electricity and natural gas. They installed a more efficient brew kettle that uses less than half the gas consumption of their previous kettle, allowing them to reduce their steam, hops, and boil time. They utilize a flash steam recovery system to recapture steam from the brewing process and use it to heat the water for cleaning and brewing, saving any lost energy. Left Hand has also made strides in switching to solar paneling and using compact florescent bulbs for lighting. They have consistently been able to not only stay below the U.S. average for brewery water usage, but also reduce their water-to-beer ratio each year.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which produces several award-winning and consistently dependable vintages for a variety of budgets, including the Director’s, Diamond, and Sophia lines, has been committed to environmentally responsible business practices for over three decades.

All of their planted acres are sustainably farmed and part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program. They make efforts to purchase fruit from growers who farm sustainably, and some of their source vineyards are certified organic as well.

Because their property includes two creeks that are a part of the Russian River watershed which contains steelhead trout and Coho salmon populations, the Coppola Winery is active in the Fish Friendly Farming certification program. Working with their neighbors and various agencies, they promote the overall health of the Russian River ecosystem to retain its balance and preservation.

Coppola also recycles their grape and water waste by fertilizing with composted grape pomace and irrigating only with reclaimed winery wastewater.

Products with sustainable business practices like Reyka vodka, Left Hand beers, and Coppola wines, as well as many others that feature organic ingredients, can be found this Earth Day at local liquor stores that offer a large choice in selection and variety such as Wyatt’s Wet Goods.

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