Sakana Sushi & Stolpman A Virtual Wine & Sushi Pairing Presented by Michael Bouchard When: Friday, May 7, 6:30 pm (notice new start time) Cost:Two options: $69 (+ tax) includes 2 bottles and assorted sushi listed below OR $41 (+ tax) wine only. How: rsvp via this email to reserve wine and call Sakana Wayzata at 952-476-7000 to purchase sushi. What: Pick up wine at Wine Republic! Sushi will be ready for pick up during this window only, Friday, May 7, 4:45 – 6 pm. Virtual tasting begins at 6:30 pm. Rainbow Roll A.A.C. Roll (avocado, asparagus and cucumber) Spicy Tuna Roll
Stolpman Vineyards, Love You Bunches So Fresh Rosé, 2020 Pink tinged with both fiery bright red and fuzzy, happy peachiness. Aromas of bright red fruit jumps out of the glass with a leap of invigorating energy. This wine is alive! Flavors of crunchy strawberries and firm melon lead the charge of this exceedingly refreshing, bone-dry rose. The palate is focused and high-toned yet fills and coats the mouth with concentration and a long perfumed finish. 100% Grenache from Central Coast, CA.
Stolpman Vineyards, So Fresh Sangiovese Love You Bunches Santa Barbara County, 2020 Serve chilled! The Long 2020 carbonic Sangiovese harvest led to a wine that delivers in immediate approachability. The typical Love You Bunches pizzazz of fresh red berry fruit and cherries that we all adore give way to lychee and pomegranate. Fleshier and softer than the more angular 2018 and 2019 vintages, the 2020 has a more cushioned mid-palate. Rico Suave! Darker notes of plum and pluot accompanied by signature tartness and lingering acidity.
Maysara, House of Wine A Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by Marcus Hanson & special guest appearance by Naseem When: Friday, May 14, 6 pm Cost: $40 (+ tax) includes 2 bottles listed below, a special sample bonus wine and your spot for the class. How: rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link next week. What: Stop in to purchase wines this Friday!
Maysara Winery and Momtazi Vineyard are owned and operated by the Momtazi Family in McMinnville, Oregon. Maysara Winery—which translates to “house of wine,” a nod to their Persian heritage—is deeply rooted in cultural traditions, respect for the land and a commitment to biodynamic farming and winemaking practices. In 1997, the family purchased 496 of the now 532 acres of an abandoned wheat farm just south of their home and started their new life in the foothills of the McMinnville AVA.
Maysara Wines is run by Iranian Immigrants Flora and Moe Momtazi, while their three daughters play essential roles in every aspect of the winery. Tahmiene is Maysara’s main winemaker, and she was awarded #14 on the Wine Spectator’s top 100 list during her second year into the job. Her sister Naseem is the national and international sales manager, while Hanna is the events and hospitality manager.
Maysara Arsheen Pinot Gris, 2019 So exciting, this fantastic gris has a bright expression of fruit right up front, greeting your palate with notes of kiwi and grapefruit on a warm day. The wine is anchored by crisp acidity, but not so much as to overpower a fleeting tease of juicy fruit that leave you smiling. This spicy white has a smart, refreshing character that will bestow clarity to a range of fish, fowl, and pork.
Three Degrees Pinot Noir, 2018 A Pinot Noir made by the Momtazi sisters when they set out to make a Pinot that tastes great, comes from high quality grapes, all while being affordable for everyone. Intriguing notes of fresh earth, oak leaves and pepper are woven together in the initial impression. Lifted, verdant tannins give this wine a firm structure for the vintage to showcase its characteristic spiciness.
Maysararsvp Here Wine Republic’s Coronavirus Policies and Delivery Service We are open and want you to know safety is of the utmost importance to us for you and your families! Outlined below are a few policies and hour changes and will update accordingly and put on our website and facebook.
We’re here for you to pick up wine club and to make purchases. We now emphasize our delivery service in order to ease the social distancing we are experiencing. We’ll deliver a wine order, see below, and any wine currently on the shelves. We will also honor any special order wine and spirits. Members receive case discounts: 20% off solid case (12 of the same) or 15% off mix & match anything in the store.
Below are steps we implemented to keep you safe during these unknown times. RJ and I thank you all for your support and may you and your family be healthy and well! We appreciate your understanding and will continue to update as things change.
* We wipe all door handles (main entrance, our entrance and bathroom) plus counter and tasting bar regularly with disinfecting wipes.
* Air filters in air conditioner were replaced and will be as needed.
* We will deliver any order of 6+ bottles up to a 10-mile radius. 6-11 bottles, $10 delivery charge. A case of 12+, free delivery.
* We will start closing an hour earlier everyday until March 31 or further notice. Hours are: Monday – Friday, 10 am-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Sundays
* Tastings and classes (and member-only party) are postponed until further notice.