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September 2020

WineShop at Home: Shop our NEW line of special occasion wines

 

Lori Schmitt

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EVERY DAY IS WORTH CELEBRATING!

SHOP OUR NEW TALMAGE CELLARS OCCASION WINES

Our new Talmage Cellars Occasion Wines are perfect for gift-giving and celebrations! Simply select a label and a varietal or mix and match to create a special bundle for your friends, family, clients, employees or to have on-hand for impromptu gifts. Available labels: Congrats, Happy Birthday, Cheers, Thank You and XOXO. Available wines: Chardonnay, Sweet T Red Wine, Semi-Seco Sparkling and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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NEW TO THE WINE RACK

GLO VINEYARDS & BROADMOORE ESTATES

Reprobate

Zinfandel

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Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer

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Red Trails

Red Trails

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White Trails

White Trails

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DECKED OUT

Ciao for now, light summer whites and pinks. We’re starting to dream about wines that are lush and rich to usher us into the new season. Wines to pair with the comforting foods we’re looking forward to. Read on for fall recipes and pairings you’ll want to try right away!

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WINE MYTHOLOGY

The wine business is full of stories and mythology. For example, you may have read sensational stories about radioactive wine, clean wine or headache-free wine. WineShop At Home Winemaker, Alex Reble, shares common wine myths & misconceptions in this month's Winemaker's Journal entry.

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SEPTEMBER HOT DEAL

WINE CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

This sweet and charming Wine Charm Bracelet is included with your Wine Club Member purchase of 6+ bottles this September only!*

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Limit 1 per order. Login required. You must be a Wine Club Member who has been billed for your first scheduled monthly shipment.

10 WINE COCKTAILS

(THAT ARE BETTER THAN A PSL)

There’s more to wine cocktails than summer sangrias and there's more to autumn than PSLs. This fall, try these chic creations that will lift your spirits. See your glass as half full. Then fill it up again.

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Celebrates National Taco Day with $1.50 Tacos All Day

WHAT:

Baja TacosOn National Taco Day – Sunday, October 4 – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop will offer select $1.50 tacos all day*. Head to your neighborhood Fuzzy’s and celebrate with a breakfast taco or Baja taco (or both)! 

This year you can enjoy your tacos on a Fuzzy’s patio with a FuzzyRita or bring them home for a taco party with your family! Special National Taco Day pricing is valid for dine-in, and for the first time ever will also be available for takeout and online orders** placed through the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop website and app.  

Fuzzy Taco Shop’s signature Baja tacos are served on the guests’ choice of tortilla, and are made with choice of protein including shredded chicken or brisket, seasoned ground beef, spicy pork, and grilled veggies, and their signature garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro and feta. Fuzzy’s breakfast tacos feature the guest’s choice of eggs, cheese, bacon, chorizo, and potatoes. 


Follow Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Instagram and Facebook for your daily dose of tacos. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has nearly 150 corporate- and franchise-owned locations in 16 states. For a full list of locations please visit www.FuzzysTacoShop.com 

*Promotion excludes fajita, shrimp, or Mahi, including California Heat and Citrus Heat Mahi. 

**Online ordering, where available, will be limited to a 10-taco maximum; quantity limits may apply for dine-in and takeout orders. Not valid on third-party delivery orders or with any other discounts.

Baja Shredded Chicken TacoWHEN: 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

WHERE:

Find your neighborhood Fuzzy’s Taco Shop here

ABOUT:

Founded in 2003 near the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® is a fast casual restaurant serving Mexican favorites with a splash of Baja. The laid-back atmosphere pairs perfectly with signature Baja-style tacos, famous chips and queso and icy-cold beverages always served at a chill price. With nearly 150 corporate- and franchise-owned locations in 16 states, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop was named Nation’s Restaurant News’ #10 “Fastest Growing Chains” of 2018, was included on Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchises” list in 2017 and was one of QSR magazine’s Top 6 “Best Franchise Deals by Franchisee Satisfaction” in 2016.


Fuzzy's Taco Shop Introduces a NEW TACO: The Citrus Heat Mahi Taco

Citrus Heat Mahi Taco_1Fuzzy's Taco Shop has brought back a fan favorite to bring some heat just in time for the cooler weather. The Citrus Heat Mahi Taco is now available at Fuzzy's and is a must-try! 
 
The new Citrus Heat Mahi Taco features grilled or tempura Mahi on a soft corn tortilla with garlic sauce, a zesty orange honey habanero sauce (made with Fuzzy's Taco Shop Habanero Butt Burnin' Sauce) and a crunchy cabbage slaw with jalapenos and red bell peppers, topped with a Fuzzy Dusted grilled pineapple.
 
Pick one up at your local Fuzzy's Taco Shop. Find a location near you here: https://www.fuzzystacoshop.com/locations/
 

Wine Review: Tatu Estates Orange Muscat

By Mike Thayer

Wine Shop at Home AwardsI joined a wine club a few months back and I am SO glad I did!  Thank you Lori!  Shopping online at my leisure in the comfort of my own home, discovering new and exclusive wines and having them shipped directly to my door = Happiness in Every Sip.  I borrowed that line from WineShop at Home, the club I joined, it's a true statement.  

WineShop At Home, founded in 2005, is headquartered in the legendary Napa Valley. The winery, owned by the Fredrick family of Dallas, Texas, produces award-winning, exclusive, artisan wines across 50 brands.  Their wines have won over 200 awards in national and international wine competions!  And they've got everything to please any wine preference, choose from sweet and bubbly to dry and crisp whites, smooth and supple to bold and intense reds.   WineShop at Home features artisan wines for every occasion, palate and personality.

In my monthly shipment I get four bottles of fantastic wine - I've NEVER been disappointed -  two whites and two reds and a recent shipment included another REALLY NICE sweet white.   Here's the description from the WineShop at Home website:

Tatu Estates Orange MuscatOrange Muscat is one of the forty siblings in the Muscat family.

As you would expect, citrus dominates in the mouth. These are natural esters formed during fermentation. Tatu Estates 2019 Orange Muscat also showcases some floral fragrances, like daffodil and rose in the attack. The aromatic palate quickly extends to lime, lemon, apple and pear. Toward the end, stonefruit characters like nectarine and peach appear. There is a clear sweetness in the attack and a round mouthfeel. This wine is refreshing with a crisp acidity. This Orange Muscat has good length and overall, is very easy and pleasant to enjoy.

Hints of mandarin and orange in the finish will pair well with egg bites, pasta with seafood or light desserts.

If you like Moscato wines, you'll LOVE this Orange Muscat!  It truly is VERY easy to enjoy, be it a stand alone glass or paired with seafood or light desserts.  You get all those fruit notes and that refreshing, crisp sweetness in every sip.  My Ladyfriend and I enjoyed this wine so much, I've already ordered more. There was no dwelling at all on this one, as in, "Hmmmm, what should I get?"....  It's most definitely a REPEAT BUY!

Palate pleasing, the Tatu Estates Orange Muscat is another MUST TRY from WineShop at Home and I'm giving it 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  It's a FANTASTIC sweet white!

5 stars

Currently offering some great discounts, I highly recommend WineShop at Home, they've got award winning wines at every price, exclusive wines delivered right to your door! 

Contact Lori and set up your wine tasting today!

 


Wine Review: Suburban Fracas Melee

By Mike Thayer

Wine Shop at Home AwardsI recently joined a wine club and I'm digging it!   Thank you Lori!  Shopping online at my leisure in the comfort of my own home, discovering new and exclusive wines and having them shipped directly to my door = Happiness in Every Sip.  I borrowed that line from WineShop at Home, the club I joined, it's a true statement.  

WineShop At Home, founded in 2005, is headquartered in the legendary Napa Valley. The winery, owned by the Fredrick family of Dallas, Texas, produces award-winning, exclusive, artisan wines across 50 brands.  Their wines have won over 200 awards in national and international wine competions!  And they've got everything to please any wine preference, choose from sweet and bubbly to dry and crisp whites, smooth and supple to bold and intense reds.   WineShop at Home features artisan wines for every occasion, palate and personality.

In my monthly shipment I get four bottles of fantastic wine - I've NEVER been disappointed -  two whites and two reds and a recent shipment included a REALLY NICE sweet white.   Here's the description from the WineShop at Home website:

Surburban Fracas MeleeOur Suburban Fracas Melee is a sweet white wine blend made from a clash of 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 22% Symphony and 3% Muscat of Alexandria.

It is not often that Sauvignon Blanc encounters Symphony. The result is a turbulent, flavorful wine displaying aromas of pear, apple and grapefruit. The fragrances are very intense in the most revealing way possible. There are also mineral undertones that lead to a bright finish. The sweetness coats the mouth for a rich mid-palate and flavorful finish. Intense fruit notes are also present in the mouthfeel with pineapple, lychee and some bergamot candy characteristics.

Enjoy this sweet Melee with a cheese platter, sweet and sour pork, pasta with seafood or light desserts. 

WineShop at Home never ceases to amaze me with how good their wines truly are.  You know how sometimes you go to the liquor store, select a bottle of wine, something you've never had before and after having a glass determine you wouldn't buy it again?  There's no buyer's remorse with WineShop at Home and this sweet Melee really delivers on the flavor!  Like their other blends, this wine is yet another example of what puts WineShop at Home over the top and a big notch above their competitors - THEIR WINE BLENDS ROCK! The wine maker, Alexandre Reble, knows how to blend grapes like no other! He truly is a master and his wine creations in my humble opinion are second to none. I've been a Wine Club member with WineShop for several months now, and I have NOT had a bottle of wine I wouldn't re-order. My Ladyfriend and I enjoyed this fantastic sweet white blend with a simple, light dessert of vanilla ice cream topped with some fruit and it was STELLAR!

Palate pleasing, the Suburban Fracas Melee is another MUST TRY from WineShop at Home and I'm giving it 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  It's a FANTASTIC sweet white!

5 stars

Currently offering some great discounts, I highly recommend WineShop at Home, they've got award winning wines at every price, exclusive wines delivered right to your door! 

Contact Lori and set up your wine tasting today!

 


Wine Review: Albion Chardonnay

By Mike Thayer

Wine Shop at Home AwardsI recently joined a wine club and I'm digging it!   Thank you Lori!  Shopping online at my leisure in the comfort of my own home, discovering new and exclusive wines and having them shipped directly to my door = Happiness in Every Sip.  I borrowed that line from WineShop at Home, the club I joined, it's a true statement.  

WineShop At Home, founded in 2005, is headquartered in the legendary Napa Valley. The winery, owned by the Fredrick family of Dallas, Texas, produces award-winning, exclusive, artisan wines across 50 brands.  Their wines have won over 200 awards in national and international wine competions!  And they've got everything to please any wine preference, choose from sweet and bubbly to dry and crisp whites, smooth and supple to bold and intense reds.   WineShop at Home features artisan wines for every occasion, palate and personality.

In my monthly shipment I get four bottles of fantastic wine - I've NEVER been disappointed -  two whites and two reds and a recent shipment included a REALLY good Chardonnay from the Albion label.  Here's the description from the WineShop at Home website:

 

Albion ChardonnayThis 2019 Albion Chardonnay was made from a single vineyard located in the northwest area of Lodi.

The terroir has lower fertility and ideal winegrowing soils, ranging from heavier clay-based soils to well-drained stony soils. This stainless steel tank-aged Chardonnay received a precise oak treatment to enhance its flavors and its ageing potential. Aged on its own lees for six months, this wine has a powerful, rich nose offering citrus and fruit characters like lemon, grapefruit, lime, apricot and pear. The oak addition brings notes of fresh meringue, tobacco leaves and crème caramel. The sur lies method enhances the mouthfeel with a round attack, length and a medium to intense finish. Along with some minerality, a nice hint of acidity perks up at the very end.

Enjoy it with grilled fish, scallops, or a cheese platter.

The grapes for this wine are grown in the Lodi wine region, which is located 100 miles east of San Franciso near the San Joaquin River Delta.  A major winegrape growing region since the 1850's, annual yields from Lodi comprises 20% of California's total wine grape production, more than Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley.  In other words, when you're drinking a wine made with Lodi grapes, it's no ordinary wine!

My Ladyfriend and I enjoyed this wine with some Asian Chicken topped with a Vanilla Apricot Sauce and that pairing made for a phenomenal meal!  The fruity characters of the wine was a PERFECT match with the chicken and that sauce - it was another dose of YUM!

Palate pleasing, the Albion Chardonnay from Lodi is another MUST TRY from WineShop at Home and I'm giving it 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  It's a FANTASTIC Chardonnay!

5 stars

Currently offering some great discounts, I highly recommend WineShop at Home, they've got award winning wines at every price, exclusive wines delivered right to your door! 

Contact Lori and set up your wine tasting today!

 


Sedgwick County health officer extends mask order until October 21

Sedgwick CountyWICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Sedgwick County’s Local Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns has signed a new emergency public health order which took effect Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. This order will remain in place until at least midnight, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This order will be effective once the current order expires. Minns will continue to review and monitor COVID-19 trends in the community and will consider lifting restrictions as trends move in a positive direction.

“I firmly believe that one main reason for the trends moving in the right direction is citizen compliance and wearing masks,” said Minns. “Thank you to residents for wearing a mask and to business owners for encouraging others to wear masks while in public.”

via www.kwch.com