Greetings from the Wine Cellar: New wines and craft brews keep on coming at the Old Town Wine Cellar.  Here are just a few! NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS: Dry Creek Vineyard 2018 Heritage Vines Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley)    $21.99 The 2018 Heritage Vines Zin has an enticing nose of raspberry, cranberry and plum, plus…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Just a quick update this week about a legislative effort I described in the Newsletter a few months back: the RESTAURANTS Act, a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2020, with accompanying legislation concurrently introduced in the U.S. Senate.  The title is an acronym for Real…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Nothing new to report this week, so let just get to our new arrivals! NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS Zenato 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Veneto, Italy)    $59.99 Dense and concentrated, yet still beautifully balanced and finely integrated, this is classic Amarone.  Lush scents of plums, dates and toasted oak…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: This week brings us the official first day of Fall, and if you use your imagination it’s starting to feel a tiny bit like it, especially right before the sun comes up in the morning!  But thankfully summer really is starting its inevitable fade into autumn as the days grow…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Here’s the follow-up to last week’s Newsletter. Two word summary:  We lost.    Gov. Doug Ducey’s order closing bars remains intact, at least for now.  In a 14-page order issued last Tuesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pamela Gates spurned a request by the owners of more than 100 Arizona…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Over the last several weeks, many Wine Cellar customers (or maybe I should say “would-be” customers who wanted to taste some wine or just buy a glass to enjoy) have asked if I have any idea when the Arizona state government would allow me to begin serving wine again.  Of…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: I want to let everyone know about a temporary schedule change for the Old Town Wine Cellar this week:  The Cellar will be CLOSED Tuesday, September 1st and Wednesday, September 2nd.  But we will be back open as usual Thursday through Saturday.  And the Labor Day Weekend holiday is almost…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: National Relaxation Day was last week, and frankly there’s simply no better way to relax than with a cool, crisp bottle of dry rosé.  The Old Town Wine Cellar is happy to be a part of Visit Yuma’s (aka Yuma Visitors Bureau) latest giveaway, featuring items donated from several of…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: People have been asking when we might be able to resume pouring wines by the glass and offering wine tasting at the Wine Cellar.  Well, it’s complicated.  The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) recently posted the requirements for bars to re-open in light of the ongoing pandemic at its…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: In case you hadn’t noticed, the Old Town Wine Cellar has been down for the last week and a half, due to being hacked.  This situation unfortunately prevented me from sending out our Newsletter last week, and delayed this week’s as well.  But thanks to my website guru, Ms. Yuki…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: Wine Cellar Update:  As most everyone knows by now, the executive order issued by Governor Ducey on June 29th ordered the immediate closure of all bars in the State of Arizona, which has unfortunately resulted in the Wine Cellar being unable to offer wine tastings or wines by the glass…

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Greetings from the Wine Cellar: It’s a rather long Newsletter this week, but please bear with me.  Lots of small businesses have suffered terribly over the last four to five months as the Corona virus pandemic has descended on this country, but I really believe that no single sector has been affected more deeply than…

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