23 January 2010 – Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Historic Water Street Inn is proud to announce the new arrival of the 2007 vintage of the Alsacian Gentil by French winemakers Hugel & Fils. This fine addition to Charlie’s winelist is offered at $29 per bottle and is a blend of Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sylvaner.
Gentil “HUGEL” 2007
In Alsace, the 2007 vintage was full of surprises, but pleasant surprises !
Classic “Hugel” wines are made exclusively from grapes purchased from winegrowers under long-term contract, in a dozen of the most favoured localities around Riquewihr.
Youthful pale green in colour, very brilliant, it has a nice clean, open bouquet, elegant and fresh, perfumed with aromas of spring blossom, jasmine, white rose, green apple and white peach.
This year marks the 7th annual Winter Wine Down event. The event is held at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater, MN and will be on Saturday, February 6th, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm. All the proceeds of the event will stay local and help to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Sign up for the Water Street Inn / Charlie’s Facebook Fan page and get a free pitcher of Michelob Golden Light during the 1st Quarter of the Vikings vs. Dallas game on 1-17-10. We’ll also have happy hour food and drinks throughout the game. To redeem: print off this offer as it appears on our Facebook fan page or show the offer via your smart phone.
Restrictions: Limit one per fan while supplies last. No copies or duplicates. Must show valid ID. Supplies may be limited.
From Bill Ward’s Blog at:
“As I’ve been known to rail against restaurant wine prices, I always like to pass along kudos to places that go against that tide.
Latest example: Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater, which is offering up a lot of bottles at less than retail. Check out these prices: $67 for the delicious Washington blend Col Solare, $30 for Silverado merlot, $66 for Masi Amarone Classico, $47 for Cakebread chardonnay, $115 for Nicolas Feulillate Palmes d’Or Brut (cin cin!).
Yes, those are higher-priced wines, and that’s where the best bargains fall on this list. But there’s a lot less gouging at the lower price points than at most other places, plus 10 very reasonable priced by-the–glass options.
With two swell wine bars (Marx and Domacin) and now this kind of pricing at Water Street, Stillwater seems to have become a veritable mecca for wining while dining.”