From all of us here at Vendome Arcadia, we wish you a fun, happy and safe Halloween!
Tonight – Halloween beer flight. In Lieu of a full blown beer tasting, I will have a few bottles of event specific beer selected and available as a Halloween “Beer Flight”. It will be a fun line up. Plus, I’ll be in costume. Not sure of everyone else, but at least one of us will be.
We have a lot planned for November, with three additional events this week – including one very special event.
Thursday, November 2 – Rancho Sisquoc. We will have a rep from this Santa Maria winery pouring and talking about their wines.
Start time is 6:00pm
Friday, November 3 – Very Special Tasting with Champagne Louis Roederer. You may or may not be familiar with this Champagne house, but I’m guessing you might have heard of the very famous Champagne “Cristal”. We have a great selection of their wines, plus we DO intend to pop bottles of Cristal!
NOTE: The price of Cristal completely skews the price of this event. We don’t want to over charge and we don’t want to lose our butts popping bottles if the turnout doesn’t support it. What we think is the most fair compromise is to charge $25 for the tasting sans Cristal. Based on attendance, we will better be able to gauge how many bottles we need to open and will set a fair, additional price accordingly.
So to recap, the tasting will be $25+ an additional cost to taste Cristal. If anyone has a fairer suggestion, we are open to hear it.
Start time: 6:00pm
Saturday, November 4 – Spanish wines. Representative Jacque Rikken will be in house to pour and talk about Spanish wines.
Start time 6:00pm
Thursday, November 9 – Oren Swift wine tasting. A rep will be present to talk about and pour some wines from this well known wine maker.
Start time 6:00pm
Friday. November 10 – Copper Cane. Copper Cane produces some very fancy Pinot Noir. This is a great opportunity to taste these very special wines.
Start time 6:00pm
Saturday, November 11 – Coffee tasting. Coffee tasting?! Yes! Well, sort of. Please see the following…
Coffee Retail Bags Launch
We are proud to announce that as of next week we will begin offering Forge coffees for retail purchase! We will have a handful of coffees available, including the three that we serve in house as well as one or two other single origin coffees. They come in 12oz bags and will be prices as soon as I get pricing from the roaster. As we get to holiday time, these bags will make tremendous gifts for the coffee drinker in your family – who might even be you!
To support our retail launch we are hosting a coffee “Launch Party” next Saturday. We will be brewing cups of the different coffees and pouring them around so you can taste the differences. The event will start at 1:00pm and go for a couple hours. It will be priced based on a retail 12oz bag of coffee – because in addition to the tasting that will be your parting gift! So for the price of the tasting, you will get to try what we have available and walk out with a bag of your choice.
RSVP for this event is not necessary, but kindly encouraged as it will help us decide how much retail coffee to have on hand.
Single Origin Oaxaca – San Mateo Yoloxochixtlan. We are getting some very special coffee this week. We will be serving it at the bar and we will have retail bags next week. The roaster only has a limited amount. If you are a coffee enthusiast and would like to order some of this coffee, you can place a pre-order with us so we can place the appropriate order with the roaster. Price will be set as soon as possible – but we will have in house to taste by Wednesday afternoon. Here are the roaster’s own cupping notesr.
San Mateo Yoloxochixtlan
Oaxaca, Mexico Microlot
Washed with experimental fermentation
Rated Score: 87.25
Cupping Notes: Lemongrass, Almond, dark chocolate, Sweet toasted sugar, creamy mouthfeel, balanced. Heavy body, viscous mouthfeel. Long sweet finish.
Unfortunately, we can’t drop to “O” or “FT” words, but we can say that this coffee was sustainably sourced and grown biodynamically without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
“Cheers, À votre santé, Prost, Salud, Salute, Sláinte, Gān bēi, Kanpai, Na zdraví, Skäl, L’Chaim!”