Winery Tours and Tasting for Two and Four at Indigene Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

 

The Deal

  • $20 for a wine tour and tasting for two ($32 value)
  • $40 for a wine tour and tasting for four ($64 value)

These tastings include a souvenir glass for each participant.

Indigene Cellars

Indigene is defined as "one that is native or indigenous to an area." Carmel Valley's wealth of luscious wineries makes a more than fitting homeland for Raymond Smith's Indigene Cellars. His balanced, fruit-driven wines have racked up plenty of awards, too. The Parenthesis syrah has earned gold medals at several competition and was named best in class at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the pinot noir was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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Rarer Than Black Quarterbacks

Dark amazing ruby with pink edges.  Decanted heavily.  Huge round nose a tad on the over-ripe side and rife with egg-whites and freshly round flour.  Initial funk turns to intense floral.  Smart briar and root-beer cassis.  Label only says SMV and really curious where the fruit came from.  A little extracted for Garey or Sierra Madre, possibly Nielson or even Bien Nacido?  One would think if it were truly one of these sources it would be indicated on the label.  Heady and nutty and viscous.  A giant chunk of oak, but it plays well into the plumpness of the fruit.  In the mouth, tarry and obscenely briar-rific.  Acidic to a point, with massively extracted plum and bright strawberry forefront, tarry rusted-steel edginess and absolutely CLAWING tannins resplendent and over-powering through the long finish.  This is a most-interesting bottle of Syrah and I rather like it.  It has an amazing bouquet and mouth feel now at five years and this thing would be STUNNING in a decade.  I guarantee it. 

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Therapy Wine Bar’s Top 5 African-American Owned Wines

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By Angela Terry, Co-Owner of Therapy Wine Bar

Therapy Wine Bar opened its door in Bedford-Stuyvesant in September 2009. Since then we have been providing our customers with an eclectic variety of wines, events and music. As you look for the finishing touches to your end of the year celebrations—celebrate it with our top Top Five Wines by African American winemakers… Salut! 

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Episode #274 – In Defense of Cheap Wines, Powerful Pinots and the Truth About Vinegar

How come so many people claim their wine has “turned to vinegar” when such an occurrence is nearly impossible without intervention? This week’s show not only sets the record straight on the subject of wine turning to vinegar with husband and wife vinegar experts Cari and Craig Clark, owners of Chaparral Gardens.  In the segment, David downs more than a dozen tastes of vinegar while getting the real skinny on vinegar from these artisan vinegar makers.

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