Santa needs his elves and we wish we had elves but we don’t, we have wine which is just fine! If you are like most people your alcohol consumption increases during the holidays! Finding delicious value wines that you can afford to be daily drinkers is tricky and you need a trustworthy source to help you stock up on these. That said, the big box stores are not the place to do it. Find confidence that when you support your small local wine shop you will not only get a good deal but you will also get peace of mind that you will be more than pleased with the selection that has been chosen for you. Also, for added happiness of your purchases check out wines that give back like the MUST charities supporting wineries or wine. Not only are they nice to drink but they make nice gifts with a duel gifting.
February, shortest month of the year but by far one of the funnest with all the holidays and celebrations that accompany it! We are offering two outstanding beers this month, one is from a newer outfit Belching Beaver and the other is from the Juggernaut known as Stone Brewing.
First up is Belching Beaver, funny name outstanding beers! We are offering the Peanut butter Milk Stout.
The Peanut Butter Milk Stout is simply irresistible. It’s like dark chocolate Reese’s in a glass! Rolled oats and Lactose add to the creamy body of this beer while heavenly aromas of roasted buttery peanuts and chocolate greet you with every sip. Try this out with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a real treat!
What can you say about Stone, innovators, experimental mental creators, and hop head wet dreamer of dreams. This is a new brew from Stone so be careful.
This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything they’ve made in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to introduce to hopheads everywhere.
Happy Thursday peeps it’s almost the weekend!! On Tuesday January 20th we will be hosting a north county, “anywhere north of Cuesta grade”, release party for Scar Of The Sea. Who is this Scar Of The Sea? well let me drop some knowledge on ya if you please. Scar Of The Sea is a fairly new outfit producing some of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay coming out of the central coast, they have contracts with some very established and reputable vineyards stretching from Santa Lucia Highlands to Santa Rita Hills. Word on the street, “the girls who work at the shop”, is that not only is their wine amazing but the boys who run this are hot hot hot! So I encourage you to get down to 15C on Tuesday January 20th by 6pm to taste their wine and ogle the boyz.
The next session of the wine university begins September 9th and continues for 6 weeks
Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm.
The class is held at Clavo Cellars in downtown Templeton. Blind tasting, food pairings and all the major wine regions around the world will be covered. Certified sommelier Ali Rush Carscaden teaches the class and has taught at Cal Poly.
Katie Noonan is back with fresh flowers mixed in with grape wood branches. Enjoy summer on the patio at 15c while sipping bubbly. $60 per person, call for reservations.
Brittany App Art Release Party
Featuring live music by Doc Stotley
August 19th 6-8pm
The Vineyard Series
August 23rd 10am-1pm
Viticulture, winemaking and tasting all come together in a hands-on setting! Join Neil Roberts of Roberts Vineyard Services and Clavo Cellars and Ali Carscaden, owner & certified sommelier at 15c. Together the duo will discuss viticultural practices and wine tasting while they lead the group in a hike around the diverse Plum Orchards Vineyard on the West side of Templeton off Santa Rita Rd. The hike/tasting will last approximately 2 hours and will be followed by a catered buffet lunch of seasonal, local foods provided by 15c and, of course, more wine tasting in the old dairy barn.
$85 per person. For reservations call 805.434.1554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinor La Vallee Release Party
Featuring live music by Mark Adams
August 26th 6-8pm
Come taste the new releases from local winemaker Mike Sinor. Mike will be pouring his pinots and chardonnay in a flight and by the glass. All the wines will be available for purchase that night. For added entertainment, Mark Adams will be playing some tunes! The event is from 6-8pm on Tuesday
15c Wine University starts Jan 2014
15c wine university will begin again in January. The wine university class is a 6 week course. Certified sommelier and Advanced-level Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Ali Rush Carscaden teaches an overview of what these organizations represent. The course covers everything from deductive blind tasting, food pairings, and major wine regions around the world. The class is a vast amount of information, but is both educational and inspirational. Great for wine enthusiasts and industry professionals. $350 per person, the class is every Tuesday from 6-8pm held at Clavo Cellars starting in January. To sign up email Ali: email@example.com.
15c 6-year anniversary party December 7th
Celebrating 6 years of business! We will be doing our usual party including wine and beer plus snacks and live music from Dan Curicio. $25 at the door, $10 for club members. 6-9pm
Nov 13th Burgundy Focus tasting
6-8 at Clavo Cellars $65 per person. Ali and Neil will lead a discussion about the Burgundy region of France along with tasting village, premier cru and grand cru whites and reds.
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
VIP tasting Sat Nov 30, 12-3pm
On the patio, we will be pouring a limited number of wines as future orders. The event is free with invitation or $25 without an invitation.
Christmas Eve 11-3
Christmas Day – CLOSED
New Years Eve
Bubbles bar all day with special bubbly open by the flight, glass, and of course, the best bottle selection around!