WINE SOCIETY TAILGATE

IT'S TAILGATE TIME IN TENNESSEE
ORIGINAL COPPER CELLAR RESTAURANT ON CUMBERLAND

Tuesday, August 25th, 6:30 p.m.

 

Late summer gets the mind dreaming of cooler fall temperatures and tailgating!  The wine drinker can still enjoy a nice bottle of something at the celebration other than a cold beer.  Come enjoy wine pairings that bring tailgate foods to a new level.  Chef Emily Olkowski and Board Member Scott Farmer will lead the evening.

 

First Course

Tennessee Wing Trio.  We celebrate the 3 main regions of the Volunteer State with a trio of wings that are all American choices.

Nashville Hot Chicken           Memphis Dry Rub      Big Orange Habanero

Settle the heat with something that has a little sweet.  Eroica Riesling is a partnership of German and Washington Riesling producers and is sure to be a fan favorite.

 

Second Course

Nothing says tailgating like a good flame on the grill for your watermelon!

Grilled watermelon salad featuring arugula, feta, Kalamata olives and roasted pine nuts.

Honig Sauvignon Blanc will be a perfect teammate with a dose of citrus to set off the salad.

 

Third Course

You can’t play football without the beefy line so here is our Beefy line up.

Brisket Burger Sliders dressed with a pickle and slaw along with a side of potato salad.

A big burger deserves a big Cab so we are serving Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Fourth Course

Got to love a team you can beat on the field and eat at the tailgate, no not the Elephants of Bama, let’s fire up the grill for Alligator Kabobs.  Top those gators with some Big Orange Marmalade BBQ sauce and serve over homemade chips tossed in herbed oil. LO-VE Garnacha 5 will accompany the kabobs.

 

Dessert

Celebrate a big win for your team with a celebratory bottle of champagne and something that’s sweet as the victory itself.

Grilled peaches with Orange sherbet,  fresh cream, candied nuts all topped with a balsamic reduction.  Veuve Clicquot Champagne will be a wonderful pairing.

 

Dress in your favorite teams gear and come have a good time with friends!


 

SEATING LIMITED TO 50 PERSONS

WE WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN THE CELLAR
INSTEAD OF THE SMALL PRIVATE ROOM.

ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE

WINE, FOOD, GRATUITY AND TAX

$85 for member and $85 for one guest,

$90 per person for additional guests or non-members.

Reservations due by Saturday, August 22.

No refunds given after August 22.



THE WINES

 

Eroica Riesling          $24.99

Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony it is a labor of love for two of the world’s great Riesling producers.  Old World, Dr. Loosen estate of Germany and New World, Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington State.  Washington state grapes are crafted with an intermingling of Old and New World techniques and philosophies.  Bright fruit, crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.

 

Honig Sauvignon Blanc        $18.99

Bright, and fresh.  The flavors and aromas are reminiscent of peaches, lemon curd, white grapefruit, and passion fruit with perfectly balanced notes of citrus and stone fruit. The fullness of the mid-palate is complemented by a crisp, lengthy finish.

 

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon         $19.99

Blueberries and blackberries mix with vanilla and toasted bread on the palate that trails into a silky unsweetened chocolate.  This wine is a multivintage California wine from the Wagner family.  This represents a return to a drinkable and accessible “every day is special” bottle of wine.

 

LO-VE Garnacha 5       $16.99

It has a luxurious richness, without being overwhelming. Powerful, yet elegant and restrained with masculine and feminine qualities together in harmony. Inky purple-red to the rim. Flavors of black cherry pie, violets, and bramble. Medium-bodied with a hint of black licorice and rose on the silky finish.

 

Veuve Cliquot Champagne          $62.95

The yellow black and red label that is known around the world brings excitement to your senses.

Pinot Noir (50-55%), Chardonnay (28-33%) and Meunier(15-20%) are blended from 50-60 different crus and aged a minimum of 3 years to create the balance of strength and silkiness.

 

                          TAILGATING

 

A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which primarily takes place in the United States and Canada, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts.

 

Many people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. Tailgate parties also involve people bringing their own alcoholic beverages, barbecues, etc which is sampled and shared among fans attending the tailgate. Tailgates are intended to be non-commercial events, so selling items to the fans is frowned upon.

 

Tailgate parties have spread to the pre-game festivities at other sporting events besides football, such as baseball, basketball and hockey, and also occur at non-sporting events such as weddings, barbecues and concerts.



RESERVATIONS AND PROCEDURES

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1. Fill out the Reservation form on line and either mail in your check (with form) or pay using PayPal,
        or
2. Leave a message the Wine Society Answering machine at 896-3753 (note the new phone number) or e-mail reserve@ws4et.com. State clearly your name, your membership number, the event(s) you wish to attend and the number of reservations you are requesting. Then, promptly mail your check with this form to: The Wine of East Tennessee, Post Office Box 52861, Knoxville, TN 37950-2861 or through PayPal (You do not need a PayPal account).



                                           WINE SOCIETY VOICEMAIL SYSTEM

To make phone reservations, call the Wine Society voicemail at 865-896-3753, leave your name, membership number--or say non-member, and the names of your guests.  Then follow the reservation policy above.  Non-members will receive email reservation confirmation.