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Sally Cowal
 
February 25, 2016 | Sally Cowal

Muse Vineyards Wine Dinner - March 9th and 10th

23 East Beverley St. Staunton, VA

Wednesday, March 9th  and Thursday, March 10th 2016 at 7:00pm

5 wines paired with 5 courses $60/person

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

www.emiliositalianrestaurant.com

To make a reservation please call 540-885-0102 or e-mail us at emiliositalianrestaurant@gmail.com. 

Please include your name, date of choice, number of people, and a phone number.

 


Greetings Fellow Wine Lovers!

     March: It’s a time of year where we begin to say our goodbyes to the frigid weather and welcome the warmth of spring.  It is also time to celebrate our remarkable locally made Virginia wines with VA Wine and Dine Month.  And this is a wine dinner you won’t want to miss because we are finally bringing you the 2015 VA Governor’s Cup winner, Muse Vineyards.

       Muse Vineyards, a small boutique winery in Woodstock, is dedicated to the production of world class grapes based on the French domaine system that produces the outstanding wines of Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley.  Muse plants Bordeaux varietals as well as grapes that are not widely grown in the state such as Rhone varietals Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Roussane.  All work in the vineyard is carefully accomplished by hand because they believe great wine is made not in the winery but in the vineyard. Respectively, every step of the winemaking process is done on site with commitment to the artisanal principles of traditional winemaking.

     On a whim, owners Robert Muse and Sally Cowal decided to enter their 2009 Bordeaux blend in the VA Governor’s Cup Competition.  Not only did it win gold, it was selected for the Governor’s Cup Case and was proclaimed the top wine of the competition.  Tasting all of their wines was truly a treat and simply stated, Muse is making world-class wines.  Their structure, complexity, balance and finesse are incredible.  You have to taste them to believe it!

     We are so proud to have such amazing vineyards right here in the Shenandoah Valley and are excited to be featuring Muse Vineyards at our upcoming dinner.  We hope you’ll wine and dine with Emilio’s and Muse Vineyards this March!

Sincerely,

Ashley Esposito, Manager

Emilio Amato, Owner


 

MENU PAIRINGS:

Course 1:

Fresh Flounder Almondine served with a Beurre Blanc

Paired with Muse Roussane 2013

Course 2:

Butter lettuce, strawberry, melon, ham and crispy brie crouton with house made strawberry vinaigrette

Paired with Muse Rosé, 2013

Course 3:

Grilled chicken and Italian cheese ravioli in a creamy brown butter sage sauce

Paired with Muse Chardonnay, 2013

Course 4:

Pork tenderloin stuffed with sausage, spinach and mushrooms topped with a rich cherry sauce, served with roasted vegetables.

Paired with Muse Calliope, 2013

Course 5:

House made chocolate pot de crème with fresh blackberry, raspberry and whipped cream

Paired with Muse Clio, 2010

Time Posted: Feb 25, 2016 at 5:29 PM
Sally Cowal
 
February 12, 2016 | Sally Cowal

Free Tasting, Saturday February 13

Come by Muse this coming Saturday, February 13, from noon to 5pm for a free tasting. Come by and get your special bottle for Valentine’s Day! We will be featuring the new 2014 Rose as well as the new 2014 Chardonnay and the 2012 Calliope. All award winning wines!

We hope to see you there!

Time Posted: Feb 12, 2016 at 9:43 AM