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Support the Junior League of Dallas at Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits April 15, 2011

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Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits

Proudly Supports the “The Rummage Roundup” Event

Benefiting the Junior League of Dallas

To show our support, Centennial is donating 10% of all sales made on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 to the Junior League of Dallas.

Only offered at our Preston Road location
Hours: 10am-9pm

Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits
8123 Preston Road Dallas, Texas. 75225
214-361-6697
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Wine of the Week: Step by Step Sauvignon Blanc 2009 April 6, 2011

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Centennial is a proud participant of a unique social movement known as “Fair Trade.” The intent of this socially and environmentally responsible movement is to benefit producers and workers in developing countries by promoting sales of a wide variety of products that directly impact the economic well-being of small and underdeveloped communities. Through Fair Trade, “Step by Step” directly improves the quality of life for the strong, honest and proud vineyard workers, their families, and their communities. The Fair Trade Certified™ program directly supports a better life for farming families in the developing world through fair prices, community development and environmental stewardship. What better way is there to participate in a humanitarian and environmentally responsible effort than by enjoying a glass of wine that is Fair Trade Certified?

Step by Step Sauvignon Blanc is Fair Trade Certified™ from grapes sourced from 15-year-old vines planted in clay loam soils.  The grapes were hand harvested at peek ripeness then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain the bright fruit flavors. Minimal aging on the lees softened and rounded out the wine unveiling a mix of fresh grapefruit and lime aromas with tropical fruit on the palate, brilliant acidity and a delightfully, lingering finish.  The combination of vineyard location and age, trellis system, and Fair Trade Certified™ make this wine one of the best examples Chile has to offer.”  Excerpt organicwinetradecompany.com

Special Offering:

Step by Step Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Available at Almost All Centennial Store Locations
Sale Price $9.99.  Retail $10.99. Save $1.00

MacMurray Ranch Wine Tasting March 29, 2011

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Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits Wine Education

Watch as Fine Wine Consultant Susanna Griffith from Centennial Number 24 at Walnut Hill and Central 75 takes us on a tour and tasting of California’s Central Coast and Sonoma, with great Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from MacMurray Ranch.  Another in a series of ongoing complimentary tastings from Centennial.

Spirit of the Week: Maker’s Mark Bourbon 90º March 22, 2011

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“We’re pretty easygoing about things down here at Maker’s Mark.  But when it comes to our recipe, that’s one thing you’ll see us get passionate about.  Sorry for the harsh language there.  Maker’s Mark is one of the few brands to credit Mother Nature for such a unique bourbon taste.  That’s because we use pure, iron-free limestone spring water exclusively.  Not city, well or river water.  Our source is a 10-acre limestone spring-fed lake at the distillery.  At Maker’s Mark we embrace a rich tradition of bourbon-making that spans six generations.  In fact, we’re so proud of our family heritage we’ve developed a heritage team to travel the world educating folks on the finer points of Maker’s Mark Bourbon and bourbon in general.”  Excerpt from makersmark.com

This Special Sale Is Available Through April 2nd, 2011
Available at all Centennial and Big Daddy’s Liquor Store Locations

Maker’s Mark Bourbon 90º  1.75 L Save $5.00 Sale $47.99

Wine of the Week: Castello di Monsanto March 21, 2011

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Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top producers of traditional Chianti Classico Riserva. Located midway between Florence & Siena, the estate lies on the westernmost edge of the Chianti Classico zone, one of the best areas for Chianti. The estate itself is a landmark, with its distinctive hilltop castle.  The name “Monsanto” itself was taken from the name of the village where the cellars are located.  Fabrizio Bianchi – a successful Milanese manufacturer – purchased the Monsanto estate in 1961.  Captivated by Tuscany’s beauty and convinced of the property’s winemaking potential, Bianchi undertook a complete restoration of the vineyards, winery and villa.”  Excerpt from mhusa.com

“Being ahead of the times has always been a prerogative of Castello di Monsanto, from the very first challenge, the creation of a Chianti Classico cru, to the elimination of white grapes from the Chianti Classico mixture dating back to 1968. In 1986, the new barrique cellar was started.  A 250-metre (820 feet) tunnel was excavated.  It linked the new winery with the original cellars dating back to 1740.  Then, In 2001 Laura and Fabrizio Bianchi decided to cooperate with an oenologist.  Andrea Giovannini is the name of the winemaker who, besides having an extensive experience in this field, also shares with Fabrizio and Laura the same philosophy both for what concerns the vineyard and the wine.”  Excerpt from castellodimonsanto.it

Click Here For a Video Tour of Castello di Monsanto

Special Offering:
Monsanto Monrosso Chianti, 750ml “The Chianti Monrosso is the youngest wine in all the production. Very fruity, fresh with medium body is produced in the vineyards that the Bianchi Family has in the area of Chianti Colli Senesi, After a 12 day maceration of the grape skins, the wine ismatured in Slavonian oak barrels for about 6 months.” Excerpt from castellodimonsanto.it Sale Price $13.99.  Save $1.00

Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva, 750ml. “Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva is a 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino blend aged for 24 months in oak plus 6 months in bottle creating a medium ruby color. It has a sweet scent with ripe, warm cherries and notes of dry earth and tobacco, and an elegant palate full of bright cherry and berry fruit, dry, ripe tannins and great acidity making it a perfect wine for food!” Excerpt from mhusa.comSale Price $19.99.  Save $5.00

Wine of the Week: Villa Rogole Brut Prosecco, Non-vintage March 17, 2011

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Sparkling wines can be considered fundamentally the same as Champagne except for one very important difference.  They are not grown or produced in the Champagne region of France.  Sparkling wines can be sourced from all over the world and tend to offer excellent values for everyday consumption.  This Italian Prosecco is one such example.  Prosecco is made from an ancient white grape called “Prosecco” and is produced in the Veneto region of Italy.

This dry and aromatic Prosecco offers refreshing citrus notes of fresh squeezed lemons with seemingly endless amounts of crisp green apples and an undertone of lusciously concentrated ripe pears.  The finish demonstrates additional flavors of lime zest with a hint of dried yellow apple and supportive notes of jasmine and honeysuckle.  Once you compare this to other sparkling wines at twice the price, you’ll quickly discover the value in this delicious bubbly!

Special Offering:

Villa Rogole Brut Prosecco, Non-vintage
Available at Almost All Centennial and Big Daddy’s Locations
Sale Price $12.99.  Retail $14.99. Save $2.00

Spirit of the Week: Tesseron X.O. Cognac Miniature Collection, 80° March 14, 2011

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As Alfred Tesseron explains: “These ‘lots’ are in fact blends – or perhaps more precisely marriages – taken from our reserve stocks in order to favour more aromas, structure and complexity.  Although it is not possible to use the term ‘vintages’ with regards to Cognac under current regulations, these ‘lots’ reflect an average age of cognac blends taken from the very best years in cognac production.  TESSERON COGNAC LOT N°29 EXCEPTION is the rare jewel of the Tesseron collection of Cognacs.  A unique blend of legendary Grande Champagne, the cream of our oldest and rarest stocks, lovingly aged for at least three generations. Balancing power and finesse, Exception has a floral bouquet, allied to chocolate and mocha notes. This is complemented by that elusive, ethereal nose which is so typical of only the very best old cognac. This subtle elixir has an extraordinarily long aftertaste, and its lovely amber highlights reflect its very slow ageing – the quintessence of elegance.”  The world famous wine critic, Robert Parker further elaborates on this rare item with the following quote “The Tesserson family, who made their fortune in Cognac (but are probably best known by wine lovers as the proprietor of Pontet Canet and Lafon Rochet) released tiny quantities of single vintage Cognacs.  Although French law does not permit a vintage date to be used, this is all from 1929, and is very limited in availability.  I’m not an expert on Cognac, but anything this smooth, silky, potent, and aromatic, is truly great stuff.  It is about as ethereal Cognac as anyone could ever hope to drink.” –100pts Robert Parker – Wine Advocate

This Special Offer Is Limited To The Current Supply On-hand

TESSERON COGNAC XO MINIATURE COLLECTION
4 miniature bottles (50 ml each) of Lot N°29, N°53, N°76, and N°90
The perfect introduction to the rare Tesseron Cognac style
Low Introductory Price $49.99

MacMurray Ranch Tasting at Centennial March 9, 2011

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Taste Great Wines from Sonoma’s MacMurray Ranch on Friday and Saturday

Once again, Centennial is showcasing one of the great wines that will be featured at Savor Dallas at a number of select Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits locations this weekend.  MacMurray Ranch, nestled in the Middle Reach of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, has been a farmstead since the 1850s, when Col. George Porter built a home here for his family beside a small stream – now called Porter Creek – that flows into the nearby Russian River. Generations of Porters farmed livestock and crops on the rich silt soils of the valley floor until Hollywood legend Fred MacMurray bought the ranch in 1941. Fred embraced the rancher’s lifestyle, raising prize-winning cattle, while his children rode horses through the hills.  Wine grapes were first planted here in the mid-1990s. Today, 450 acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines flourish where cattle once roamed. The original buildings have been faithfully restored, and the 1,500-acre property is now home to old-growth oaks, redwood trees, birds and indigenous wildlife. And, of course, the MacMurray Ranch collection of world-class wines.  Taste the MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris at Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits.  The store locations are listed below.

See highlights of the Louis M. Martini Winery tasting at Centennial with wine consultant Scott Barber at Centennial’s “C-14” location.

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Spirit of the Week: Snow Cow Deluxe Irish Cream Liqueur March 7, 2011

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Stock up and celebrate with these exciting games by taking Advantage of The March Madness Sale at Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits and Big Daddy’s Liquor Beer and Wine.

The producers of Snow Cow Deluxe Irish Cream Liqueur can be quoted as saying, “We had to catch a Leprechaun to do it, but we’ve got hold of one of Ireland’s most elusive and sought-after prizes….the Snow Cow, a fantastic creature that produces a rare divine dairy treat of real cream and pure Irish Whiskey.  Best of all, it’s said that good fortune will come to those who have the unique opportunity to appreciate this mystical elixir of the Snow Cow.”  It was also mentioned that the Leprechaun graciously shared a recipe for the traditional libation known as the “SNOW COW CAPPUCCINO”.  This beloved beverage is rumored to have been created on St. Patrick’s Day to chase away the chill of the cool Emerald Isle air.

THE SNOW COW CAPPUCCINO – Hot Cappuccino Recipe:
•Hot Cappuccino         9.0 oz.
•Snow Cow Irish Cream Liqueur     2.0 oz.
•Shaved Chocolate        1.0 oz.

1. Prepare Cappuccino or Coffee as desired
2. Stir in Snow Cow Irish Cream Liqueur just before your first sip
3. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

This Special Sale Is Available March 10th Through April 2nd, 2011

Snow Cow Deluxe Irish Cream Liqueur 34º

(750 ml) Save  $7.00    Sale Price: $14.99

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Wine of the Week: Los Cowboys Torrontes 2009 March 7, 2011

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Centennial is a proud participant of a unique social movement known as “Fair Trade.” The intent of this socially and environmentally responsible movement is to benefit producers and workers in developing countries by promoting sales of a wide variety of products that directly impact the economic well-being of small and underdeveloped communities. Through Fair Trade, Los Cowboys directly improves the quality of life for the strong, honest and proud vineyard workers, their families, and their communities. The Fair Trade Certified™ program directly supports a better life for farming families in the developing world through fair prices, community development and environmental stewardship. What better way is there to participate in a humanitarian and environmentally responsible effort than by enjoying a glass of wine that is Fair Trade Certified?

Los Cowboys Torrontés is Fair Trade Certified™ and is produced from three small farming communities of Lavalle, San Martin, and Medrano in the Mendoza region of Argentina. The Torrontés grape itself is still under debate weather it is truly indigenous to Argentina, or if it is a direct clone of the Albariño grape brought by the Spanish colonists and missionaries. Specifically, this wine offers deliciously refreshing flavors of fresh apricot, quince and starfruit with an aromatic blend reminiscent of a honey and jasmine incense.  Absolutely enjoyable!

Special Offering:
Los Cowboys Torrontes 2009
Available at Almost All Centennial Store Locations
Sale Price $9.99.  Retail $10.99. Save $1.00

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