K a r e n 's C o r n e r
Wine Pick Up Rule Reminder
We allow you 6 months from your release date to pick up your wine. We are struggling with Club Members picking up their club selections within this time frame and we need your help.
There are many reasons for our 6-month timeline including:
1. We simply do not have the space to hold wine for a wine club of our size any longer.
2. We want you to start enjoying your wines as soon as available.
3. Between our Classic and Red Focus clubs, we have a VRC release every month and need room to house all the new wine!
Therefore we ask that you abide by this rule, and come see us within the 6 month time frame. If you are having a hard time getting to the winery, please call our concierges at 1-800-866-6276 and they will be happy to help you switch to having your selections shipped.
If you do not contact us, after the 6 months we donate your wine to our Charitable Donations Program.
Don't you want your wine? Any club fulfillments from February 2011 and prior will be donated to our charitable program on November 20th, 2011.
We have a New Member of the Club!
I am happy to introduce our latest team addition, Vintage Reserve Club Supervisor, Sarah Kaulfers.
Sarah came into the world of wine via the coffee industry, working her way up through the Starbucks ranks to become a Store Manager at the Alki Beach location. She greatly enjoyed her five years with Starbucks, but found her passion lay elsewhere and decided to start taking classes at Lake Washington Technical College in their Wine Technology program and working in tasting rooms.
Sarah will be your contact for questions, comments or concerns regarding the Vintage Reserve Club. Her email is Sarah.Kaulfers@ste-michelle.com.
Karen Zumwalt, Wine Club Manager
A L L H A L L O W S E V E E V E N T
Our popular annual tradition takes a new twist this year.
Get those costumes ready as we move into the Chateau for a casual and dance-friendly celebration. DJ Cues will be on hand to spin the hottest beats, while Executive Chef Janet Hedstrom prepares some of her favorite appetizers throughout the evening. We'll also pour some of our outstanding wines....along with a few surprises. Tasteful costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for most creative, best couple, and scariest. RSVP required, space is limited
DATE: Saturday, October 29th, 2011
TIME: 7:00 - 10:30pm
TICKETS: $60 plus tax
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I T A L I A N H A R V E S T C H E F D I N N E R
Forest foraging and field harvesting.
Come and enjoy the best of Fall with Chef Scott Harberts, Italian-style. Hearty pastas, wild game and other delights will be paired with a very robust selection of Chateau Ste. Michelle wines.
DATE: Saturday, November 19th, 2011
TICKETS: $115 plus tax
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W I N E C R U I S E W I T H J O H N S A R I C H
March 24th-31st, 2012
Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean Wine Cruise - NEW SHIP
Itinerary: Miami, Florida • San Juan, Puerto Rico • At Sea • Philipsburg, St Maarten • Basseterre, St Kitts • At Sea • Miami, Florida
Concierge Class Veranda from: $1,099
Enjoy these exclusive events with John Sarich:
- $165 onboard spending credit per stateroom
- Wine tasting reception hosted by John Sarich
- Private four-course wine-pairing luncheon
- Private comparative tasting seminar (Washington State versus Antinori from Tuscany)
- Private cooking class and wine tasting hosted by John Sarich
- Private Sommelier guided tour of the two-story glass wine tower designed by Adam Tihany with Champagne “Sabering at Sea” Demonstration
- Private behind-the-scenes tour of culinary operations
Space is selling quickly! Reservation Information
R E C I P E S
Sausage Stuffed Quail with Balsamic Jus and Roasted Garlic Potato Cake
This dish will pair perfectly with your 2008 Ethos Syrah club selection.
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Herb Crusted Certified Angus NY Strip Steak
Enjoy with your Winter Club Selection 2008 Austral Red Wine.
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F R O M O U R M E M B E R S
Chateau Ste. Michelle fans, Ted and Lisa Zamore, sent in this poem we just had to share:
There's nothing that makes me
Feel as well
As a glass of Cabernet
From Chateau Ste. Michelle
I've tasted many Cabernets
But yours has captured my heart
There are SO many things I like about it
I don't know where to start
Lisa already loved your Chardonnay
Now you've answered my Cab wishes
It's becoming absolutely clear
That ALL your wines are delicious
Thanks for creating such great wines
That we can enjoy year after year
Lisa and I don't know what we'd do
If Chateau Ste Michelle wasn't here!
R E C E N T A C C L A I M
We are very excited about these 90+ scores from The Wine Advocate's, August 31, 2011 edition:
90 pts — 2008 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley
92+ pts — 2008 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
90 pts — 2009 Cold Creek Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
91 pts — 2008 Ethos Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
93 pts — 2008 Druthers Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
97 pts — 2007 Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling, Columbia Valley
90 pts — 2008 Ethos Syrah, Columbia Valley