News and Notes

Spring Concerts in the Park

2 June 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Rhythm FX 7-9pm
Freestone Park Amphitheatre

Rhythm FX is an energetic, crowd pleasing dance band that presents a resourceful mix of music.  From animated dance grooves, high-energy rock, top 40, disco, funk to smooth, sophisticated standards the band creates exciting music for audiences to enjoy.

After the show come in for a glass of wine, iced coffee drinks and dessert.

Wine tasting with Classico Fine Wines

28 May 2010

Saturday, May 29th at the Olive Mill from 11:00am to 2:00pm for a Classico Fine Wines Wine Tasting Event. Classico Fine Wines and Spirits “Where old world wines meet new world wines” . Classico offers wines from around the world…France, Italy, South Africa, California, and Spain just to name a few. Live music with Sarah Davis.

The Olive Mill

25062 S. Meridian Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

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Schnepf Farms peach festival 2010

20 May 2010

Celebrate all things peach at this annual festival. Activities include a peach-pit toss, a peach-pie-eating contest, peachy gunny-sack races and a celebrity chef demonstration. Peruse and purchase different food items at the farmers market. This event runs  May 22, 23.

New Wine Arrivals

2 April 2010

Mark West 2005 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes - Ruby colored pinot that’s so deep you can barely see through it. Aromas of cranberry, fleshy nectarine, plum, strawberries, cinnamon and nutmeg. Silky jam flavors of strawberries, juicy ripe cherries, and plum coat the tongue. Plenty of length and a lively acid balance.

Mark West 2005 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Grapes for this wine were carefully stored and then gently pressed to preserve natural fruit aromas and flavors during fermentation.  The wine was aged sur lies in French oak for approximately 14 months to impart rich notes and round out the texture of the wine.  Concentrated aromas of crisp apple, ripe pears, and dried apricots intermingle with oak notes of caramel and vanilla. Both by the glass >$10 Great values.

Chef Du Moo @ Superstition Farm

16 March 2010

Thank you, Casey, Christine, Jennifer, Bobbie, Kelly, Jeff, Kyle, Melrose and everybody else that made Chef Du Moo @ Superstition Farm happened. Thank you Foodies for your support  and dedication.  Next Farm to Fork event at the Farm is mid April .
 Check:http://www.superstitionfarmtours.com/chefdumoo.html  for details.
If anybody has any pictures of the event , please share.

Wines of the Week

5 March 2010

Here are some notes from Thursday March 4th 2010 afternoon tasting at my favorite Thursday spot:

Peter Paul 2006 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Serracino Vineyards . Deep red color almost black...sweet/candied fruits on the nose...rich and ripe flavors, with lots of black fruit and spice...good balance, and easy drinking . Great with Pork Molise.

08 Rojo Mojo Shiraz La Mancha Spain Young Shiraz from central Spain? From the land of Don Quixote? Yes Shiraz is it. Fun little wine. Intense stewed cherry and blackberry fruit characters followed by tobacco, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves, big fruit blast with firm yet friendly tannins. Great Value @ $ 26.

Vinaceous 06 "Right Hand Red" McLaren Vale Australia

If you like MollyDooker you'll love this. The Shiraz brings some nice blueberry and dark fruit notes. The Grenache ads a nice smokey, savory complexity. The Tempranillo spices things up with crushed white and black peppercorns, and a slight touch of tar.

http://www.superstitionfarmtours.com/chefdumoo.html

3 March 2010
Come spend the evening of Saturday March 13th with the Locavores & Foodies at the Superstition Farm.Celebrate the local winter bounty under the stars with a Romeo's Euro Cafe twist. In the next couple of day I'll keep you posted on the details.For tickets call your host.

http://www.keelingschaefervineyards.com/

26 February 2010
What a wonderful surprise yesterday. I met Teresa Slade with Az Wine Distributors. She tasted me on some wines from Arizona KEELING SCHAEFER Vineyards. Keeling Schaefer “07 Two Reds Grenache” & “07 Three Sisters Syrah”. If you have an opportunity to acquire them do it. Great tasting notes check out the web site.

Save the date: Saturday March 13th

23 February 2010

Save the date. Saturday March 13th. I'll keep you posted with details.

A locavore is someone who eats food grown or produced locally or within a certain radius such as 50 miles. The locavore movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers's markets or even to produce their own food, with some arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locally grown food is an environmentally friendly means of obtaining food.

What Does Romeo Drink This Week?

19 February 2010

A lot of people ask me what I drink, so I've decided to start something like: What Does Romeo Drink This Week?

Great start, the week after Valentines Day and Mardi Gras: I spent part of Thursday getting my weekly wine "education" and polishing the bar stool with my butt at Darlene's.

Jo from Quench & Janna from K Vintners, Magnificent Wine Co. and Charles Smith Wines brought in some of their latest vintages:

2009 Charles & Charles Rose, 2007 Charles Smith "Chateau Smith" Cab and 2007 K Vintners "Morrison Lane" single vineyard Syrah (loved it). Would go great with Transylvanian Chicken.

So what do I drink this week?

Charles & Charles 2007 Red

Charles Bieler (of Three Thieves/Rebel Wine Co. and Bieler Père et Fils) and Charles Smith (of K Vintners, Magnificent Wine Co. and Charles Smith Wines) have teamed up to produce this fantastic red blend. Inky dark color, smooth in texture with dark cherry and berry fruit flavors. . This particular wine is 50% Syrah and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. I love this wine despite the very ugly label, a perfect example of the saying, "Do not judge a book by it's cover."


 
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