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We'll be serving Door County
Cherry Stuffed French Toast, Strata Egg Bake, Freshly Baked Muffins,
Fontanini Sausage, Crisp Bacon, Cider Glazed Pit Ham, Slow Roasted
USDA Prime Rib of Beef, Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Fresh Salmon with
Cucumber Dill Sauce, Whipped Potatoes, Potatoes au Gratin, Assorted
Salads and Fresh Garden Vegetables --
Door Peninsula Winery & Door County
Distillery Win International Awards
Carlsville, WI - Door Peninsula
Winery (DPW) & Door County Distillery (DCD) announced receiving national
and international recognition for their wines and spirits last Friday.
DPW won Double Gold medals for
their Mango & blended Chaos Red wines and Best of Class for Mango. from the
Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition. The competition is held
in Southern California that is open to wines produced anywhere in the "New
World", including all of North America, Central America, and South
America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. And is consistently billed as
the only competition in America, and perhaps the world, to pit the best wines
against each other to determine an overall best of variety or type.
"Winning Double Gold for any
of our wines is a significant award," said Rob Pollman, Chief Operations
Officer at DPW. "To have won Double Gold for two of our wines, plus a Best
of Class, among such competition is a huge accomplishment and honor."
Double Gold is an award given to
the top 3% of all wines entered in a competition and Best of Class is reserved
for the best wine of a competition for its category.
"These awards speak to how
we truly capture the fruit flavors in these wines," said Paul Santoriello,
Winemaker at DPW. "This is the first time either has won Double Gold. I
think it's the start of something big. They are nice awards and it's nice to be
DCD also entered a product into
the same competition: Apple Brandy, which took a silver medal. Spirits
competitions are few, but wine competitions typically have a spirits category
for products derived from wine, primarily brandy, because of the growing number
of micro-distilleries in the U.S.
DCD also took silver, for its
Gin, and bronze, for its Luminous Vodka, from the San Francisco World Spirits
Competition. This competition is regarded as the most respected spirits
competition in the world by the spirits industry.
"These awards are extremely
prestigious medals to receive," said Kyle Thomas, Head Distiller at DCD.
"Especially, when you consider they were compared to well-known, high-end,
national vodkas, gins and brandies. It's great that, as a micro-distillery, we
can create ultra-premium products and now be world-recognized for them."
Apple Brandy and Luminous Vodka
were both released last fall. Gin has won several awards since its release in
late 2011, including multiple Gold medals. All DPW & DCD products are made
locally and are specialty products of Door County. DCD's Apple Brandy is made
from DPW's Apple wine.
DPW & DCD are located on
Highway 42 in Carlsville and these award-winning products can be sampled daily
from 9am to 5pm.
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(April 18, 2012 – Fish Creek) – The
Cookery is kicking off its’ music season with Lynn Gudmundsen and David Hatch
on Saturday, May 4 at 5 p.m. David and Lynn will play a mix of acoustic classic
rock and bluegrass, along with a tad of country and folk.
The music will be in The Cookery’s
wine bar. The appetizer, small plate, and dessert menu as well as the beer and
wine list will be available. The happy hour menu is also available 3 to 6 p.m.,
which includes specials on tap beer, glasses of wine and appetizers. There is
no cover charge.
The Cookery is open daily starting
April 26th serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The restaurant and wine
bar are located at 4135 Highway 42, Fish Creek.
Wilkins & Olander, one of our all-time favorite shops in Door County, is having a 23rd Anniversary Sale!! Here's a message from Carol, the owner:
" We're Celebrating 23 GREAT years being in business in Door County! Stop by, we have a great Anniversary Sale in progress - Savings, Special Offers and Sensational Give A-Ways! Thank you for your loyal support!"
Fabulous wine & chocolate
tasting! Still a few spots available!
Enjoy a seated & served tasting of
several pairings over four courses. Petite pairings will be served at
Bistro 42 in Carlsville featuring Door Peninsula Winery wines for only $30
plus tax & gratuity (Wine Club Price: $25).
In the winter of 2012 a
process began on paper to create a new red wine, we were essentially soul
searching for a unique direction and inspirational red wine creation. It
needed to be a serious red wine effort to help build our dry red wine
portfolio, and that would be poured by the glass at our Bistro42 restaurant
and be featured at winemaker dinners.
Having spicy and fresh herb
aromas of black pepper, bay leaf, eucalyptus from the use of Cabernet
Franc; a well-known grape used in complex French Bordeaux blends. We added
our own signature by barrel aging in French Oak for 4 months. This
judicious use of oak allows Sinister to retain its core fruity elements,
derived from the Tempranillo and Merlot grapes, showing hints of Plum,
Blackberry and Currant behind a strong French Oak component that builds on
the mid-palette. Actually, the first sip of this wine invites another.