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Capital Cellars Concert Weekend Wine Tasting Aug 18 2017

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Tonight Downtown Frankfort is coming alive with our next Downtown Frankfort Concert series, presented by United Bank. Tonight we will hear the band, Lions of Mercury and enjoy friends and familys company along with all that Downtown Frankfort has to offer, and that means especially Capital Cellars wine, bourbon, and food pairings!

We would love to see you at our Capital Cellars Concert Weekend Wine Tasting from 4-7pm at our shop located at 227 West Broadway! Heres some more information for you about Lions of Mercury and the wines we have selected to taste.

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    In 2017, Wine Australia reported that alternative varieties were on the rise in Australia with some of the varieties to watch out for being Assyrtiko, Nero dAvola, Grüner Veltliner, Tempranillo, Vermentino, Touriga Nacional, Fiano and Nebbiolo. So how has demand for alternative Australian varieties been growing since then?

Wine Watch Wine Australia
    Wine Watch. Wine Australia works hard to protect the reputation of Australian wine through administering export controls, the Label Integrity Program and ensuring wine labels comply with the blending rules and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. If you see something that you think might compromise the reputation or integrity of Australian wine, we want to know about it.

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The Wines Of October 2020

Another fine Fall month – we had hot temperatures as well as snow. Just what you would expect for this year. Now some wines…

2016 Eguren UgarteCosecha, Rioja, Spain

What a value in a modern take on Spain’s most classic red. Ablend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, this is loaded with deep, rich,black and red fruit with an attractive layer of toasty, spicy, oak. Will getbetter for a decade, but delicious now – a fabulous match for lamb!

James Suckling: 93 Points

“Ripe, brambly and juicy with very fresh, ripe berries.Composed palate with a tight core of fine, muscular tannins carrying plenty offlavor. Great composure. Drink or hold.”

A nice Rioja wine fornot a lot of money. There are great values among Spanish wines and this is anexample. Could hang on a few more years but tasting drinking very well now. Nicemellow red fruits with hints of spice little tannins but good structure forfood. Around $10, a great every night bottle.

2016 Matayac Malbec,Cahors, France

“True to classic Malbec, this wine is a deep inky redin the glass with aromas of red licorice, and stewed plums. Smashed blackberryand ripe raspberry flavors leap across the palate, bolstered by a moderateacidity that is balanced by an earthy gravitas.” 93 Points, Ultimate WineChallenge

2015 Clos des Demoiselles, Listrac-Medoc, France

62 %Merlot, 38 % CabernetSauvignon

Clos des Demoiselles matures its 4 hectares of old Merlotand Cabernet

Clos des Demoiselles shows a deep garnet color. The nose isvery elegant

A Solar Eclipse Wine Tasting Aug 17th

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A total solar eclipse is a rare cosmic event where the moon passes in front of the sun in orbit. This year, and on August 21st the Solar Eclipse will occur.

In Kentucky, its said that Hopkinsville will be a prime location to view the Solar Eclipse and even were said to be able to see the eclipse as well. In fact, astronomers and meteorologists alike have plotted the course of the best viewing spot and many states on the route are prime wine producing states.

We here at Capital Cellars think it would be a great time tonight to taste wines that are from those states!

Firesteed Pinot Gris OregonThe 2014 Firesteed Piot Gris Pear blossom and Crenshaw melon aromas meld with flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. Mouthwatering and enticing, its bright acidity and broad texture entwine throughout the wines lingering finish.Firesteed Cellars

Horseshoe Bend White Jester KYThe ultimate sunny day porch sipper. Nice floral notes, light acidity, and a lemon/lime lemonade zest to it.Horseshoe Bend Wines

Elk Creek Merlot KYAged in 100% French oak for 24 months, our Elk Creek Merlot has a dark, ruby purple color, aroma of warm chocolate, taste of rich plum, and layers of both vanilla and spice. Medium bodied and low tannins.Elk Creek Wines

Duplin Scuppernong NCThis most famous variety of Vitis Rotundifolia is the oldest wine made in America. No southern dinner would have been complete without this delicious sweet wine.Duplin Winery

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Wine Tasting For Aug 11 2017 Great Wines Under $15

We have made it to the weekend! Our staff hopes that you have an exciting weekend planned with friends and family. Maybe youre having a BBQ or friends over for dinner. Whatever you have planned, we hope that you will include us in your plans!

Perhaps youll be coming to our Friday Wine Tasting from 4-7! You are invited of course! We also hope that youd consider one of our bottles of wine or bourbon to accompany your BBQ or dinner!

Heres what were tasting tonight. All wines are affordable bottles at less than $14.99 a bottle!

Manifesto 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, CA

Light, bright, and beautiful, our Sauvignon Blanc is your perfect summer date. Notes of green apple, wildflowers, and honeydew melon are balanced elegantly with rich minerality. Bright acid on the palate creates a lovely tangy apple flavor. Enjoy chilled with fun folks and good food.Manifesto Wines

Domaine de la Patience 2015 Chardonnay , France

Pale yellow in the glass with a tart, fruity nose and dynamic mineral scents. The palate opens with crisp citrus and peach flavors that are boosted by vibrant acidity and heady minerality.Jenny & François Selection

Tormaresca 2014 Neprica, Italy

Note a ruby red color with a nose thats very fruity in character, with dark with light spicy notes of licorice. The mouth presents a wine of good structure, soft, elegant, and with a savory mineral character as well. The notes of red fruit return on the lengthy finish and aftertaste.Tormaresca Wines

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Whiskey Wednesday Angels Envy Port Vs Angels Envy Cask Strength 08/23/2017

One of the great things about our Whiskey Wednesdays is that you get to sample expensive bourbons that you might not necessarily buy a full bottle of. This helps you know more about a wide variety of bourbons, grow your palate, and experience more mash bills.

Also, Whiskey Wednesday lets you sometimes compare and contract similar bourbons in a battle of bourbons. Which one do you like more? Which can you not stand to drink?

Such is this weeks Whiskey Wednesday. We are featuring Angels Envy Port versus Angels Envy Cask Strength. The cask strength is a very exclusive and rare bottle that retails at $189.99 a bottle and $40 a pour. $20 for a 1/2 ounce of each is a great deal! Join us from 5-8 on Wednesday August 23, 2017 to see which one you like the most! Heres what the distillery has to say about them both:

Angels Envy Port

Angels Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award-winning spirit. We guide each batchs conditioning, blending our handcrafted bourbon in small batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.

Its typically aged for up to 6 years. While we lose about 5% of the spirit each year to evaporation, or the Angels Share, whats left behind after were done is truly worthy of envy.

Once its deemed ready, we finish our bourbon in ruby port wine casks, which adds subtly distinct flavor nuances that enhance the whiskey without challenging it. Our port finishing process lasts between three to six months, depending on taste.


The Wines Of August 2020

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I guess I messed up and didn’t post August. So here it is, late but available.

2015 Garnet PinotNoir, Monterey County, California

Aromas: Blackberry cobbler, toasted hazelnuts, Chinese fivespice powder, cloves and dried juniper berries.

Flavors: Red and black fruits and berries followed by notesof coffee and vanilla. To us, this wine brings to mind strawberry jam andbutter slathered on freshly toasted home-made bread. The long finish isdelicious and mouth-filling.

Our Monterey Pinot Noir is blended from a few acres in eachof four vineyards scattered along benchlands near the Santa Lucia Highlandsthat are subject to the cool, foggy influence of Monterey Bay.

This was a pleasantPinot, California style with nice fruit in the strawberry line. Finish wasfair, not as long as described, no real tannins, decent backbone to fit to ameal. Winery price is $20, generallyavailable for $10. Decent school-nite wine.

2017 Jepson Syrah,Mendocino County, California

Middle weight, intensely fruited with wonderful earthentexture Brambly blackberry aromatics flow seamlessly into plum and berry fruitforward flavors on an impressive balanced tannin foundation.

Staff Comments: An intense Syrah from Mendocino, California!Rich ripened blackberries on the nose with a touch of peppercorns. This is fullbodied and superb. Notes of caramel latte, smoked almonds, espresso, and bakedboysenberry pie. Serve this with lasagna al forno, a skirt steak salad withBleu cheese crumbles, or BBQs ribs.

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Whiskey Wednesday Choose Your Bourbon

We have to admit. Sometimes its hard for us to choose the bourbons we want to feature for our Whiskey Wednesday event at Capital Cellars. Weve chosen Ryes, weve featured full strength cask bourbons, and now, were stuck.

We cant decide what to feature. Were going to feature them all. Yes, every bourbon we have behind our bar and on our menu will be featured. How?

Were going to do a buy-one-get-one half off pours of bourbon.

With over 100 bottles behind our bar, were sure that you will find something you like or have not tried yet.

And for our wine drinkers, were going to offer a great Australian wine, Molly Dooker for $10 a glass. This is a premium wine that we havent found anywhere else. From Australia, this is a fruit forward and enticing wine that you really need to taste to believe.

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Wine Of The Week: Jarhead Red

The market is full of labels with clever marketing strategies,but this wine is as straightforward as the name suggests.

The red blend from California is made by two former Marines whodonate some proceeds from each sale to the Marine Corps ScholarshipFoundation.

One would expect a rough and robust wine from a Marine, which isexactly what this delivers. We suggest your consumption battle planinclude giving this wine time to breathe to help subdue thetannins.

Jarhead also offers a chardonnay and a reserve red, but no rosé.”While Marines might drink a rosé, they aren’t likely to admit it,”the winemaker says.

Semper Fi!

Capital Cellars Eclipse Watch Party

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Monday afternoon will be a historic day for the world as we witness a total Solar Eclipse. The path of the eclipse will pass right over Kentucky as the moon will block the sun for a short time. In fact, this is the first total eclipse that will pass over the continental United States in 39 years. The next one wont happen until 2024.

Clearly, whenever something special like this happens, Capital Cellars throws a party! Here are the details:

Capital Cellars Solar Eclipse Viewing PartyTime: Monday August 21, 2017 from 12pm-4pmWhere: Capital Cellars,

We will open our Kitchen early at 12-4 for those wishing to get something to eat and we will feature a few special themed drinks:

  • Capitals Cosmos
  • Total Eclipse of the Tart
  • Dark and Sunny

Come Downtown for our viewing party!

We will not have eclipse glasses available so this party is officially B.Y.O.G Bring Your Own Glasses!

Hope to see you there!

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A Little Spanish Wine For Thursdays Tasting Aug 10 2017

We love it when it cools off a bit from our warm and hot summer climate. It means that we get to enjoy a little more time on the porch and deck, and its a little more comfortable out on the sidewalk of our shop. We love to see our customers enjoying each others company with a wine or bourbon glass in their hand and maybe even bit of food to nibble.

This evening on August 10, 2017 from 4-7 we will be tasting all Spanish wines to compliment the slight change in seasons. This is a complimentary tasting, so come see us and experiencesome wines from Spain!

Soto Del Onatil 2015 Viura

Complex and toasted aromas with fresh, vibrant fruits give way to spicy lime, spicy and vanilla toasted oak flavors, fresh acidity, and a refreshing spicy finish. Recommendation: Pairing with lighter meals goes perfectly with salads, sea food, Japanese, Peruvian, cheeses and more.The Spanish Vineyards

Brisios 2014 Tempranillo

It is a fruity wine, which tries to express the primary characteristics of the variety Tempranillo from our Estate. It is reinforced by a small wooden step which typically takes around four months. This wine is fruity, creamy and juicy on the palate, fresh with sweet and ripe tannins, that become very pleasant , without hard tannins surround.The Spanish Vineyards

Honoro Vera 2015 Garnacha

It exhibits greater aromatic complexity, richness with mineral and blueberry notes leading to a savory and spicy wine nicely balanced and very easy to drink.Bodegas Ateca

Farewell August Wine Tasting 08

Today is the last day of August and as we are working in the shop stocking wines, putting up bourbons, and prepping food for our dinner service, we are grateful for your loyal patronage of Capital Cellars.

As we write this, the aroma of bourbon bacon jelly is floating through the store, dancing between bottles of our wine and bourbons.

Tonight we are featuring a variety of wines from Spain, France, California, and Italy. Read for more information about our wines and we cant wait to see you tonight at Capital Cellars from 4-7pm on August 31st!

Castillo de Monseran Garnacha n/v, Spain

Castillo de Monseran comes from the region of Cariñena, in the heart of Aragón and the home of the garnacha grape.

The vineyards are located in the higher areas providing a cooler climate, ideal for the development of fruit flavors. The grapes were shortly macerated and then coolly fermented to make a soft full flavored wine with intesnse color and well-balanced red fruite finish. To be drunck with all meat dishes or slightly chilled with any starterCastillo de Monseran

Moulin de Gassac 2016 Guilhem France

The Guilhem expresses the Guibert family Vigneron of the Daumas Gassac Grand cru wines philosophy of farming small hillside vineyards sites in harmony with Mother Nature. Made from twenty five to fifty year old vines on the sunny and stoney slopes of the Languedoc, this wine captures the essence of Southern France.Daumas Gassac Wines

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Wine Tasting With Woods And Waters Trust Aug 24 2017

Capital Cellars would like to invite you to a special wine tasting with The Woods and Waters Land Trust. The Woods and Waters Land Trust is an organization dedicated to protecting forests and streams in the lower Kentucky river watershed.

Tonight, in light of our guests, we will be tasting organically made, sustainably grown wines from around the country. These wines take special care to lessen the impact they have on the environment and the methods they use to grow and produce wines.

Our wine tasting is from 4pm to 7pm on August 24, 2017. We will sample:

Mionetto Organic Prosecco

Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene, Mionetto has an established reputation for quality, tradition and innovation. In the heart of the Prosecco region, Mionetto produces exceptional wines with consistent national and international acclaim.

Color: Brightly yellow in colorNose: Delicate notes of elderflower and green appleMouth: An explosion of green apple on the palate with refreshing crispness from the delicate bubbles.

Tarima Blanco

Tarima Blanco is a unique white wine produced from three of Spains most important indigenous white grapes. Merseguera is indigenous to this part of Spain.

Floral and aromatic, serve crisp whites as an aperitif or with lighter fare. Match with an herb and lemon goat cheese spread, a Thai seafood and noodle salad or garlicky shrimp over angel hair pasta.Bodegas Volver

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Jeffersons Reserve Very Old Very Small

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In 1997, when Jeffersons was first starting out, we found a 15-year-old bourbon that we immediately knew was rich, complex and needed to be brought to market. It was in 2003 that we decided to bring in other bourbons to marry with the original Jeffersons Reserve. Similar to Jeffersons, we still use over 50% of that mash bill and add up to 3 more bourbons to create more flavor and complexities. Jeffersons Reserve is a big, sophisticated bourbon that has a lot of flavor up front, a lot of weight mid palate and a deep, wonderful finish.

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Wonderful Experience In The Tasting Room And Excellent Wines

Billy took great care of us – made us laugh, poured us amazing wines and I joined the wine club. The attention to detail in describing the wines was impressive and our large group really enjoyed ourselves. I hope to get back to the winery for a relaxing day on the lawn with a bottle of anything!


Curtis Winery has always been my favorite winery in the valley and I have been a wine club member there for some time now. Every time I visit I feel welcomed by either Julie or Bill, who usually work on the weekends. They have always been very accommodating and even let me have an extra taste of something it it’s open because I’m a member. The only thing that they cannot taste you on is the Jarhead Red wines all of the proceeds go towards the Marine Corps. Scholarship Foundation and every bottle they open in the tasting room takes away from that fund. Curtis has a beautiful front lawn with views of the vineyards which is perfect for picnics or tasting outside. Their wines are beautifully understated, reflective of an old-world style and their Syrahs showcase specific vineyards. If you come during harvest and in the middle of the week, chances are they’ll take you back to the crush area so you can see the winemakers in action! This winery is a must try if you are in the area!

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