Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My 4 favorites among Chaddsford future events

There's too much happening at Chaddsford Winery over the next few months to post everything on the blog. But here are a couple of my favorite upcoming events off their latest e-letter.

PIERRE NOIR RELEASE: Last year’s release of the first ever “Pierreno Grigio” was so successful, we’ve once again collaborated with WMMR radio personality Pierre Robert to bring you the brand new “Pierre Noir” -- an exclusive private bottling of Chaddsford Pinot Noir with a tie-dyed label featuring Pierre’s likeness. To be a guest at Pierre’s exclusive, invitation only release party at the winery on April 3, tune in to WMMR for a chance to win tickets, or see the MMR Web site. You can purchase your bottle of this limited edition release at any Chaddsford location or online beginning April 4.

EVERYTHING BUT THE BEACH: 2008 Spring Wine is bottled and ready to kick off the season, so plan to join us for our annual Spring Wine parties in April. This light crisp fresh seasonal wine puts everyone in a mood to celebrate, so this year’s parties will have a tropical island theme: the tiki torches will be lit and you’ll be greeted with Spring Wine & Strawberries and a Hawaiian Lei. Wear your Hawaiian shirt or other tropical gear as Eric will select his top 10 favorite outfits for the night and award a bottle of, what else? Spring Wine! No fee for these fun nights, but reservations required at 610.388.6221.

DRINK AND EAT, EAT AND DRINK: We've done it before and we're doing it again! You can't beat this combo, dual location tasting/dinner that begins in the cellars of Chaddsford Winery with a barrel tasting of the new 2008 vintage and delicious hors d'oeuvres . . . then travels down the road, across the Brandywine River, and into the Village of Chadds Ford . . . where we'll move on to a fun wine tasting dinner at Brandywine Prime Seafood and Chops. This is as "Chadds Ford" as it gets, and a great way to showcase your local wines and cuisine to friends and family who have not been out our way. See the menu, details and reservation info here, and come join Eric and our good friends at Brandywine Prime.

EMPTYING THE CELLAR: Following a tradition begun years ago when winemaker Eric Miller decided to make space in the cellar by selling off odd lots of old bottles, we are once again planning to clean up and clear out the Chaddsford warehouse at a one-day sale on Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m. Included in the sale will be over 200 cases of old, odd, used, returned or over-the-hill bottles offered at $1-$2/bottle, plus over 950 bottles that Eric has gleaned from his library – going all the way back to 1985, including a few 3-5L “big” bottles, beginning at $5/bottle. Also included in this sale will be furniture and appliances returned to our warehouse after our three mall locations were closed last year. See more details on the sale here. See you for coffee!