12/05/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: This Saturday, December 10th will bring the highlight of Historic Downtown Yuma’s Christmas season, the annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade. The parade will start Saturday evening at 6 PM on 4th Avenue and have a grand finale on the Main Street Plaza here in downtown. There will be…

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11/28/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: A new holiday tradition is coming to Historic Downtown Yuma this weekend. The following announcement has been released by the City of Yuma about the new Old Town Christmas Festival: “On Friday, December 2nd from 4PM to 9PM, join us as we light up Historic Old Yuma with twinkle lights…

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11/21/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Have a great Thanksgiving holiday everyone! This week will be business as usual at the Old Town Wine Cellar, with the predictable exception that the Cellar will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 24th. We will be open Friday and Saturday, so be sure to stop by the Cellar…

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11/14/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK J. Wilkes 2018 Viognier (Paso Robles) $19.99 This white begins with aromatics of lime blossom, peach, Earl Grey tea and a touch of granite minerality. It’s nicely dry, with a silky texture and mild acidity. The palate offers a medley of ripe orchard fruit flavors, with…

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11/07/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK Bottega Vinaia 2020 Pinot Grigio (Trentino, Italy) $17.99 This begins with bright aromas of orchard fruits like apple and pear, along with floral tones and a hint of orange peel. The palate shows an intensity and persistence that’s rarely found in Pinot Grigio. It’s fresh, dry…

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10/31/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Fort Yuma Rotary Club is putting on their annual Penitentiary Pint Fest at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park here in Historic Downtown this coming Saturday, November 5th. The Penitentiary Pint Fest goes from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with a great selection of craft brews from a number of…

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10/29/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: The Yuma Art Center here in Historic Downtown is presenting a double feature of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show this Saturday evening, October 29th. The musical/comedy/faux-horror extravaganza will be shown at 7:00PM and again at midnight (doors open at 6:00PM and 10:55PM respectively). The showings will feature a…

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10/17/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK Rocca Delle Macie 2018 Maccione Vermentino (Tuscany, Italy) $14.99 Vermentino is a native Italian white varietal that makes a fine alternative to the ubiquitous Pinot Grigio. The Maccione offers a delicious mix of tangy citrus, green apple and pineapple flavors edged with hints of ginger and…

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10/10/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Here is some good news to accompany the welcome arrival of Fall in Yuma – with the arrival of the cooler season, my good friend Mario Ghedin has re-opened his Italian deli restaurant, Autentico Sapore Italiano, in the Colorado River State Historic Park at 201 N. 4th Avenue here in…

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10/03/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: October is starting off nicely here in Historic Downtown Yuma. First off, First Friday is this week, when many downtown businesses stay open for a few extra hours on the first Friday of each month to incentivize folks to come down for the evening. Not to mention that the weather…

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9/26/2022 Newsletter

FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK Pine Ridge 2021 Chenin Blanc-Viognier (Clarksburg) $15.99 The ‘CB-V’ is an aromatic white with a bouquet of honeysuckle, orange blossom, grapefruit, white peach and jasmine. In the mouth it’s bright and refreshing, with flavors of citrus, ginger, peach and green apple. The clean finish brings a lingering hint of lime. Diora…

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9/19/2022 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar: This week brings the official first day of Fall, and if you use your imagination it’s starting to feel a bit like it, especially right before the sun rises in the morning. Thankfully the Yuma summer is starting its inevitable fade into autumn as the days grow shorter and the…

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