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Phil 2016/2/8

Preview of, "Explore The Wines Of Italy"

On Thursday, February 18th, Cheers will host a wine tasting event featuring the native wine varietals of Italy with Mr. Alfonso Aiello. A native of Napoli Italy, Alfonso is the sales and import manager for local distributor Wine Merchants.  Alfonso is an Italian wine specialist and manages over 65 Italian wineries.  Alfonso travels all over Italy working personally with wine makers and wine families experiencing firsthand what is going on at the wineries. Alfonso will share his expertise and his wine with us in the club room at Rare Steak & Sushi located in the Life Time Athletic Club, 755 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota Thursday February 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 The evening presents a unique opportunity to learn about and taste wines from all over Italy. With only 25 seats available for this special tasting, reserve your spot today. Tickets are only $25.00 per person and include the wine tasting, appetizers, tax and gratuity. Click here to book your spot.

 

Here is a preview of the wine that will be featured at this event

Nua Brut

This sparkling wine is produced in the Piedmont region. spe Specifically, the morainic hills of Serra, Viverone, Province of Biella. This spectacular Brut is produced with Trebbiano grapes.  It has an intense pale yellow color with golden highlights.

The bouquet is full, candidly intense, hints of freshly baked bread with a final scent of honey and hazelnut. Notably balanced, full-bodied and full of flavor; persistent almond finish.

 

Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina

Aged on its lees in stainless steel, but sees no oak. Pale yellow color with a rich and intense aroma of fruit with hints of apple, pineapple, bquince and pear.  Fresh and clean in the mouth with excellent acidity, good structure and a floral finish. Versatile enough to serve for the whole meal; ideal with appetizers, soups, fish dishes, cold dishes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh cheeses.

Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva

Ruby red color with garnet streaks. The nose is intense and complex, with notes of candied fruits and spices that evolve into clean underbrush, tea and amber hints. Enhanced by notes of red flowers, the aromas  return on the palate transported by confident but not overbearing alcohol. The tannins and fresh acidity work in counterpoint to create a balanced, smooth wine.

Pecchennino Dolcetto di Dogliani

The color is ruby red with violet highlights. The bouquet is fruit-forward with notes of currants, raspberries, blackberries and prunes. The flavor is well-balanced with sweet tannins and good acidity. This wine pairs well with appetizers, pastas, white meats, red meats.

Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco

Sagrantino is a native varietal of Umbria, which, according to some, was brought to the region by Franciscan monks centuries ago. Intense ruby red.  Ample nose of red fruit with spices and a subtle hint of vanilla.

 Well-structured with concentrated tannins in its youth. Suitable for roasts, game and aged cheeses.

Damilano Cannubi Riserva 2008

This Barolo is a very limited production from one of the smallest and oldest Borolo appellations. There are less than 100 bottles of this wine in the state and this event will be the first time this wine will be tasted in Minnesota!

Grape varietal: 100% Nebbiolo                                                                     

Production area: municipality of Barolo - single vineyard Cannubi

Age of vines: 30 to 50 years old                                                                    

Colour: Garnet ruby red                                                                    

Bouquet: intense and balanced, with notes of violet, red fruit, cherry and plum, spices, liquorice, cocoa, leather and tobacco                                                               

Taste: Dry, robust, full-bodied, very persistent, rich and velvety

Vinification: fermentation for 20 days + 30 days of submerged - cap maceration depending on the vintage                                                                

Ageing: 60 months in large oak barrels, 24 months bottle refinement

 

Phil 2015/12/31

Explore the wines of Italy.

On Thursday, February 18th, Cheers will host a wine tasting event featuring the native wine varietals of Italy with Mr. Alfonso Aiello. A native of Napoli Italy, Alfonso is the sales and import manager for local distributor Wine Merchants.  Alfonso is an Italian wine specialist and manages over 65 Italian wineries.  Alfonso travels all over Italy working personally with wine makers and wine families experiencing firsthand what is going on at the wineries. Alfonso will share his expertise and his wine with us in the club room at Rare Steak & Sushi located in the Life Time Athletic Club, 755 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota Thursday February 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 The evening presents a unique opportunity to learn about and taste wines from all over Italy. With only 25 seats available for this special tasting, reserve your spot today. Tickets are only $25.00 per person and include the wine tasting, appetizers, tax and gratuity.

Click here to book your spot.

 

 This event is by invitation only and space is limited to the first 25 people who purchase tickets.

Phil 2014/3/14

As promised here’s the preview of Cheers’ Spring Wine tasting events to be held at Cheers Chanhassen

Thursday April 3rd 6-8

And

Thursday April 10th 6-8 at Cheers Bloomington

Follow the links next to the wine listed for a sneak peek at the yummy selections we will be featuring!

Cheers annual spring wine tasting events will feature a variety of wine that’s perfect for summer. You’ll find assorted white varietals, for an evening on the deck, as well as an interesting selection of reds to accompany a steak on the grill or an evening fireside. We’ll be focusing on some old favorites as well as some new kids on the block!  Your friends and neighbors at Cheers Wine & Spirits look forward to welcoming you into their back yard to kick off the summer. All day both days all of our wine* will be discounted 15%,

 

Wine sale BOTH LOCATIONS all day both days!

All Cheers wine* will be discounted 15%

*sorry no further discounts no coupons apply

Click "Read More" below for the preview

Phil 2014/2/25

Save the Dates!

Cheers Annual Spring Wine Sale and Tasting Events

 

Cheers Chanhassen

Thursday April 3rd 6:00-8:00

Tasting event at Cheers Chanhassen only

 

Wine sale BOTH LOCATIONS all day!

All Cheers wine* will be discounted 15%

 

Cheers Bloomington

Thursday April 10th 6:00-8:00

Tasting event at Cheers Bloomington only

 

Wine sale BOTH LOCATIONS all day both days!

All Cheers wine* will be discounted 15%

*no additional discounts apply, no discount on clearance items or anything marked “no Further Discounts”

 

 

 

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner, and the warm weather is a great opportunity to enjoy fine wine.

Cheers annual spring wine tasting events will feature a variety of wine that’s perfect for summer. You’ll find assorted white varietals, for an evening on the deck, as well as an interesting selection of reds to accompany a steak on the grill or an evening fireside. We’ll be focusing on some old favorites as well as some new kids on the block!  Your friends and neighbors at Cheers Wine & Spirits look forward to welcoming you into their back yard to kick off the summer. All day both days all of our wine* will be discounted 15%,

 

Phil 2013/11/18

 

Join us at Cheers Bloomington this Thursday November 21st from 4:00-6:00.
 
Andrew Hardgrove of the Wirtz Beverage Group will be on hand sampling Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir
 
 
Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir  - Willamette Valley Oregon
Aromas of crushed cherry, spiced rose petal, a hint of toasted vanilla and savory notes. The delicate mouth shows Italian plum with licorice and a velvety texture finishing bright with fine tannins. Luisa Ponzi, Winemaker
The fermentors were aerated or punched down twice a day, then lightly pressed just before dryness to ensure a softer, fruit-forward style. The wine was aged in French oak for 11 months (25 percent new). A barrel selection is made for Tavola, then racked and bottled by gravity without fining or filtration. This wine has been bottle-aged for five months before release.
Phil 2013/9/27

 

Cheers Bloomington October Wine Tasting Series
Join us at Cheers in Bloomington every Thursday in October as we feature a series of wines to sample. The wines featured have been selected by Cheers Bloomington’s staff and are a combination of “new and exciting” as well as “old favorites”. We hope to see you Thursdays in October; perhaps you will discover a new favorite. 
 
Cheers would like to also remind you that every Thursday is wine day at Cheers. Both Cheers locations Bloomington and Chanhassen discount all the wine in the store* 10% every Thursday.
*no discounts on clearance items or anything marked “no further discounts”
 
Here is the Tasting line up for October:
 
Thursday October 3rd 4:00-6:00  - Mark Nordstrom of the Wine Company will be on hand sampling Cheers’ Wine of the Month, Selections from Cline “Ancient Vines Series”
 
Thursday October 10th 5:30-7:30 – Andrew Hardgrove of the Wirtz Beverage Group wine division will be sampling and discussing Lacrema Monterey Chardonnay and Monterey Pinot noir
Thursday October 17th 5:30-7:30Shane Owler of Johnson Brothers will be visiting cheers with samples of a new and exciting Cabernet release from the wine experts at Gallo,  Carnivore Cabernet
 
Thursday October 24th 5:30-7:30 – Meet Don Hanson of Southern Wine and Spirits Wine division as he samples his new selections, Fog Head Wines
 

Thursday October 31st   - John Seaman of World Class Wine will be pouring one of Cheers’ favorite Australian selections, D’arndberg  “Lovegrass” Shiraz

Phil 2012/4/11

 

Thursday April 26th. Cheers Wine & Spirits welcomes two very special guests. Kieran Folliard, and his Two Gingers Irish Whiskey will visit both Cheers locations.

 

Kieran will be at Cheers Chanahssen from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Cheers Bloomington from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We’ll have plenty of two Gingers on hand for you to sample, and if you purchase a bottle (or four) Kieran will autograph them. So please mark your calendars and plan to stop by Cheers on the 26th and meet two Irish legends!

 

 

 

Born in 1955 in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo in the West of Ireland, Kieran started out in the hospitality industry carrying the bags for the passengers in his father’s Hackney (taxi cab) business.  After 17 years spent in corporate marketing including time in Ireland, Saudi Arabia and the U.S, he realized that he loved being in pubs.  So, like any good self-respecting Irish guy, he decided to open one.
18 years later, the pub business had grown to include The Local, The Liffey, Cooper, and Kieran’s Irish Pub.  He attributes their growth to the strong team of individuals, a number of whom became partners in the business as of 2010. Now the very same management team and previous business partner have 100% ownership, as he had another idea to chip away at… and federal regulations prohibit doing both at once.
In March of 2011, 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey was launched. The trademarked drink The Big Ginger® would become the portal to the new passion. Achieving the title for selling the most Irish whiskey in the world at a single establishment, Kieran’s leadership would spotlight this drink further and hone his dream in on the new whiskey. After a well-received introduction, the product has drawn inquiries, which lead to a strategic decision to pursue a wider distribution of the whiskey brand.
This whiskey has become Kieran’s full time passion, recently renting a small office in Northeast Minneapolis and hiring a small staff of 4. He wrangles federal regulations and visits the relationships he’d developed over the years in the community and in the pub and restaurant business with momentous efforts to create demand in time for the product’s arrival to liquor stores, and pubs/restaurants in Minnesota.
Imported directly from Cooley Distillery, the last independent distillery in Ireland, the first 1,000 cases of the new whiskey  arriveed in the united States in November 2011 Cheers Wine & Spirits added it too their inventory immediately and It's has been a hot seller ever since!

 

Phil 2012/3/13

To kick off St. Patricks day Cheers Bloomington will host a Jameson Tasting from 4:00-7:00! Slantie'!

Phil 2012/3/13

Cheers Bloomington will host a Bud Light Platinum tasting this Friday  March 16th from 4:00 - 7:00 I don't know if it will be as hip as the commercial below... but we'll try! hope to see you there!

 

Phil 2012/3/7

Join us this Friday March 9th from 4:00 to 7:00  at Cheers Bloomington as we kick off the St. Patrick’s Day week with a taste o the Irish!
 
Cheers will have Samples of Guinness Draught, Harp, and Smithwicks beer!
 
 
 
 
 
Hope to see you there!
Slantie, and
-Cheers