Bluegrass thanks everyone who has patronized our Thursday and Friday lunches for the last three years. We will NO longer be open for lunch either of those days. We will instead focus our complete attention to our very successful Saturday & Sunday Brunches/Lunches. The Saturday & Sunday Brunch/Lunch menu will be served until 4 PM when we will switch to our Dinner menu.
On Thursday and Friday we will open our doors at 4 PM instead of 5 PM. Once again we thank everyone for their patronage. You take a look at a new Brunch/Lunch menu on our menu page or just below.
Yes, we are now open 7 days a week. And yes, I will be working every Monday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. That may seem like a short shift, but so much can be accomplished in a few short hours, especially when you have the magic elixir of Wine at your disposal!! Every Monday I will feature three wines from a specific wine region in the world. The region is dependent on what I am studying in order to pass the Second Level Exam (Certification) and the Third Level Exam (Advanced) for the Court of Master Sommeliers. For the Wine Geeks I will have plenty of information on the wines and the region from soil types, to clonal selection and minimum alcohols; for the wine novice who just wants a good glass of wine, the room is big enough to step away and not here my jibber jabber!!! The tasting is $12 a guest not including tax and if you would like to join us for dinner, the fee will be waived! I will also have the option to purchase bottles/cases as well additional glasses/bottles if you join us for dinner.
My Certification if rapidly approaching, February 24th in Chicago Illinois. I’m crossing my fingers and with hope Monday, February 25th tasting should be a Celebratory Tasting. Come on out on Mondays and truly help me pass my exams! The more I speak about the regions and the wines of the regions the more I will remember. I need your help and Mondays’ need a reason to be Happy!
Upcoming Regions to be Explored
April 29th: Sauvignon Blanc Around the World
May 6th: Wines of Virginia
May 13th: Rose (The Delicious and Dry Pink Wine)
May 20th: Gang of Three (The Bruiser Whites of the Rhone Valley: Viognier, Marsanne & Roussanne)
May 27th: The Whites of Abbazia di Novacella: Aromatic Whites of the Alto Adige
Welcome to Coker’s Corner. Okay, the name is rather weak sauce, but I hope the blogs to be rather colorful and fun; always fun and most often tongue in cheek. My main objective is to inform and laughing along the way makes the information more palatable and you may even remember a thing or two!
I have split this blog into two sections: A Bit About Wine With a Few Suggestions and Another Rant. I have been tasting wine since my early college days; alright in college I was swilling Concha y Toro magnums at parties with my writing professors. In the early 90s, Carnegie Mellon University was one of the few undergraduate programs in the nation to offer a degree in creative writing. The experience was exhilarating and the parties legendary. By the end of the decade/century I was the director of wine at Corks Restaurant piecing together over a 300 bottle all American wine list. The first part of this blog, A Bit About Wine and a Few Suggestions will chronicle my weekly tastings; I will tell you about the very best wines that I have tasted each week with tasting notes and any useful anecdotes. You can also follow my weekly Wednesday tastings on Twitter @cwcsomm .
The second part of this blog, Another Rant, is more of a DIY for my own sanity. It is always intended for laughter, prone to hyperbole and may even give you a bit of insight into my frenetic, fun and bizarre world. Enter at your own risk.
A Bit About Wine With a Few Suggestions
When the music just drives you to insanity!
A little trash talk, cheap shots and a couple wine suggestions for good measure!
These two wonderful Autumn wines are not to be missed. I am carrying the Mas Sorrer Montsant by the glass!
I recently was a judge at the Maryland Governor’s Dup for Wine. I am very honored to be asked
and overjoyed to have the opportunity to evaluate how far Maryland has come in the wine world.
There are a few wineries who are leading the now 50 strong pack but it is only time before
they all catch up and when that happens Marylanders will be standing in front of the Maryland
wine shelves at their local wine shops in an indecisive quandary over what wine to drink!
It’s coming, I promise!
Perhaps we all need to relax and let the “professionals” do their job and allow us to have a wonderful dining experience!