Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Mull Over Your Hoiday Wine Choices

Tatjana and Jason Brown present the Meza Minute. Visit Meza at 48 N. State in Uptown Westerville.

Dear Friends of Meza,

Thank you to those of you that came out to Meza last friday for our Wine and Chocolate event! It was our biggest turnout at a tasting and a great time was had by all! Thank you to Victor, owner of The Chocolate Octopus for providing samples!

If you enjoyed that tasting, then we hope you are looking forward to our special event this Friday evening! We will be sampling all sorts of bubbles....from Cava to Prosecco to Champagne! Perfect timing with Chrismas and New Years right around the corner!Sparkling and Champagne Tasting Event, Friday December 18 - 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Who doesn't love bubbles?! This is one not to miss! Taste Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and other sparkling wines from all over the world! Find the perfect sparkler for New Years!Cost of this tasting is $12/person for 5 sparkling wines and light tapas.

Champagne makes the perfect, elegant gift! Try one of our Champagne gifts - includes a bottle of Perrier Juet Champagne, two inscribed Champagne flutes, a hand poured soy candle and a brick of milk chocolate!($75)

Looking forward to more events at Meza?? We are too! Below is our updated tasting schedule for January! It's right around the corner and we look forward to seeing you there!Remember - Stock up and Save for the Holidays! We offer 10% off case purchases - and you can mix and match!

Looking for the perfect winter warmer to serve at your holiday party?

A little bonus for you.....Meza's Holiday Mulled Wine Recipe

Good Red Wine of your Choice
Mulling Spices (cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange peel)

Based on the number of guests you have, you will want to measure out 1/2 glass of red wine and 1/2 glass of water per person. Pour water and wine together into a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of sugar per person.Place mulling spices ( about 1 tablespoon full) into a mesh cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twice. Drop into saucepan.Cook all ingredients together on the stove top - bring to a boil and allow to boil for about a minute.Remove from the heat. Discard mulling spices. Serve hot - with a cinnamon stick in each glass.Happy Holidays!!

New! Meza Monthly Wine Club - Start Receiving your Wines in January!

Looking for a way to become familiar with new wines from varying regions? We are excited to offer you the opportunity to try wines that are truly unique, outside of our in store assortment with the launch of our Meza Monthly Wine Club!

Chose from "The Discovery" membership ($30/month plus tax) or "The Enthusiast" membership ( $60/month plus tax)

For additional information contact us at or 614.264.7244.

Christmas Wines

Here are our Meza recommendations for wines to serve with your Christmas dinners or at holiday parties!

2008 Au Bon Climate Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara) ($20)
Beautiful strawberry flavors. This wine is not pretentious - simply easy to drink and delicious. Nice terxture and bright fruit - this wine will pair well with almost anything you serve.

2008 New Age White ($9)
Ever so slightly fizzy - this wine is so unique and fresh. Just sweet enough to satisfy. This will be a hit at your holiday party! Add a festive touch - a couple of raspberries to your glass for added excitment!

2007 Marchesi Biscardo Valpolicella Ripasso ($20)
This Italian gem can only be described in one way - VELVETY. Serve this with Chrismas dinner - perfect accompaniment to a roast.

Sinskey Late Harvest Pinot Gris ($29)
This wine is ripe, gold and luscious, but bright, like very ripe peach. The beautiful spice lingers behind the fruit - and will intensify after a few years in the bottle. Beautiful to serve with a cheese platter - a wonderful combination of sweet and savory. Also, serve with dessert. A beautiful ending to a holiday meal.

Olympic Cellars Winery - Cranberry Jubilee ($15)
A special edition wine by Olympic Cellars - a small, women owned and operated winery from Washington State. This full bodied wine is perfect for the holidays - fruit filled, tart and just a little bit sweet! The busy little elf on the label makes it the perfect gift for the season!

Meza Gift Giving Guide

Meza offers a variety of gift giving options that they are sure to love. Choose from some of our pre made gift basket options or let us help you customize your own! We offer a variety of basket options and can work with your budget to customize a beautiful, thoughtful gift.

Meza Gift Certificates also Now Available!

Try our 6 Wine Bottle Carrier - Chose 6 beautiful wines that they can enjoy throughout the holidays or for year round occasions! (prices vary)

January 2010 Tasting Schedule

Charles Smith Tasting: Friday, January 8 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)

Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following eleven years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. Originally hailing from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his entire life. Recently he was named American Winemaker of the Year in 2009 by Food and Wine Magazine. His modernist, relaxed approach to wine and wine making is a breath of fresh air. Come check out some of his innovative wines. We will be tasting Eve Chardonnay, Boom Boom Syrah, The Velvet Devil Merlot, Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon and the K Vintners Viognier.

Cost of this tasting is $10 per person for 5 wines and light tapas.

Best Pizza Night Wines: Friday, January 15 (6:30 9:00 pm)

Wine doesnt have to be pretentious. It also doesnt have to be for special occasions or fancy dinners only! We will be tasting some easy to drink, full of flavor wines that are the perfect edition to your Friday night pizza night. Dont believe us? Taste for yourself! We will be sampling these great value wines along with small samples of some local pizza you be the judge!

Cost of this tasting is $10 per person for 5 wines and pizza samples.

Small Production Wines: Friday, January 22 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)

One of the great opportunities of attending a wine tasting is that you are able to taste wines that are not readily available at the big box retailers. Small production or boutique wines are big.many of these small producers are making top quality wines where quality is key. Join us for this tasting with James Uttley from Purple Feet Distribution where we will be tasting some boutique wines that are truly unique and not what you will find at Giant Eagle.

Cost of this tasting is $10 per person for 5 wines and light tapas.

Lighten Up with Whites: Friday, January 29 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)

Looking to lighten things up while the weather is still cold and dreary? Stop in for this white wine tastings where we will pa rouse through Rieslings, Torrontes, Malvasia, Pinot Gris and more!

Cost of this tasting is $10 per person for 5 wines and light tapas.

Photograph courtest of Meza by Andrew Plant photography

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