Saint Louis Cellars Wine Store celebrated Women Making History Month Thrusday night at their Women in Wine class where world-renowned female winemaker Susana Balbo Skyped into the class to chat and answer questions to a sold out crowd.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
There’s something for everyone and every budget.
Homebodies to serious socializers will find plenty to do New Year’s Eve in Maplewood or Brentwood. Here are few sites and venues for you to consider. And if you have any other ideas, please let us know in the comments! (For instant updates about Maplewood and Brentwood, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch) DD’s Irish Pub — Release your inner rock star and toss your singing inhibitions aside at DD's Irish Pub in Brentwood. There is no cover, food is free and there's a free champagne toast at midnight. The catch: it’s only available to the first 200 people who make a reservation. According to head bartender Tanner Scott, food will probably include smoked meat of some sort, cheese and fruit trays. Your cost? …
Monday, November 28, 2011
These local businesses offer a great selection of gifts under $20 for those on your holiday shopping list.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good deal. Clearance racks make me jump for joy, coupons are my best friends, and my family loves to poke fun at my extreme thriftiness. I may or may not break down gift sets into multiple presents for friends, I repurpose paper bags from Trader Joes into wrapping paper, and I’m the queen of regifting. Well, now my dirty little secrets are out, but judging by the crowds I witnessed on Black Friday, I’m not the only person who lives for a great deal. And in this economy, everyone can certainly stand to save a buck or two on holiday gifts. Luckily, Maplewood and Brentwood are full of great local shops that offer a variety of budget-friendly holiday gifts. Many people assume that locally-owned businesses …
Monday, September 26, 2011
The wine shop held its second annual Fall Fling on Saturday.
Saint Louis Cellars in Maplewood experienced its biggest day in sales on Friday. That's when the wine shop held its second annual Fall Fling event. For $5, attendees could sample as many wines as they desired all day long. Attendees also were able to interact with wine distributors during the event. The shop also featured snacks from Kakao Chocolate, another Maplewood business.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ever tried a light rosé wine with BBQ?
Pairing wine with food can be complicated. With so many wines to choose from, and endless food combinations to work with, how can the average person create a winning pair? I was taught to match what my wine instructor called "power with power," which simply means pairing lighter dishes with lighter wine and vice versa. For more in depth information and expert advice, I went to manager and marketing director Dianne Blaskiewicz at Saint Louis Cellars. Blaskiewicz concurred the "power with power" concept, though admitted it can be difficult. "We try to keep it as simple as possible," Blaskiewicz said. "People come in and tell us what they want to make, and we match the wine according to that." Some dishes don't quite fit the mold, however, …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The second annual event features more than 90 wines for tasting.
Although it's hard to believe with the recent barrage of snow, spring is here in St. Louis. What better way to celebrate than with a free wine tasting? With spring comes warmer weather, weekends at the park and delicious dinners on the patio. Of course, you need a fantastic wine to pair with your meal, don't you? Saint Louis Cellars is here to meet your needs with its second annual Spring Fling wine tasting event. Between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday, attendees will be able to taste more than 90 wines from around the world—for absolutely free. Does it get any better than that? It does; snacks from Bissinger's Chocolate, The Billy Goat Potato Chip Company and Mom's Gourmet Pretzels will be available to nosh on. If you're interested in …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Frugal Family is a weekly column dedicated to informing people in the community of great deals and freebies.
Fingers crossed, but it seems as though we've made it through what should be winter's last stand over the previous weekend. With the high end of Weather.com forecasts in the 60s for this coming weekend, the time is right for some frugal shopping in the community. Here at Patch, we hope to clue in readers each week to a selection of five choice deals from area businesses. 1. Saint Louis Cellars in Maplewood Five hours of free tastings is a hard deal to beat for adults hoping to brush up on their knowledge of wine. Deal: Visit Saint Louis Cellars this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. to taste from a selection of more than 90 wines as part of the store's annual Spring Fling promotion. RSVP on the Facebook event page. Good Through: April 2 2. …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Are you as clueless about wine as I am? Here are some good places in Maplewood and Brentwood to expand your wine knowledge.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but when it comes to food, I know what I’m talking about. I can wax poetic about ganache, cavolo nero, and remoulade all day long. I know the difference between ceviche and sashimi. And who doesn’t love a tasty amuse bouche? Okay, so maybe I’ve just watched one too many episodes of Top Chef; however, my point still stands: I know food. Wine, on the other hand? I’m embarrassed to say that I know absolutely nothing about this fancy beverage. It’s a shame, really. The alcoholic delight often accompanies conversation about food; it’s the yin to food’s yang, so to speak. But when the subject of wine is brought up, my eyes glaze over in that “I have no idea what you’re talking about so I’m just going to smile…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I nearly fell walking down an icy sidewalk yesterday. How are the sidewalks in your neighborhood? Do you need a hand?
Happy Wednesday, friends. Here's a friendly reminder to be careful on any icy terrain that you encounter; I nearly bit it yesterday. Are the sidewalks near your business or home still frozen over? Do you have a neighbor that can't clear the sidewalk? Let me know how we can help. Speaking of icy weather... Where to Find Us What else should we be working on? Have a news tip or story suggestion? Leave a note in the comments box below or shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you're still looking for something to do tonight: