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Steve Severance
 
April 19, 2022 | Steve Severance

Best of Denton Nominations

It's time to NOMINATE your favorite Wine Bar here in Denton.....and all your other faves as well. 

Please take a moment and log on to https://bestofdenton.com/#//

If you don't see Steve's Wine Bar listed in a category you feel we should be considered, please write us in. Some of the areas I see that we should be considered are:

  • Bars and Night Life - Best Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Patio, Wine List.
  • Shopping - Best Wine Shop

Thanks in advance for doing this. Here's to another successful Best of Denton election!
 

Time Posted: Apr 19, 2022 at 9:32 AM Permalink to Best of Denton Nominations Permalink
Steve Severance
 
April 5, 2022 | Steve Severance

A Month of Opolo

 

A Month of Opolo

Reserve your spot at the tasting party on April 26th

For the month of April, we are featuring 5 wines from our friends at Opolo. We have these wines available by the glass and by the bottle through April. We will be tracking the sales of our Opolo products and for those who come in and enjoy these wines, we will be entering their names into a drawing for a Magnum of Summit Zinfandel.

Opolo’s estate vineyards were established in 1995, with sites on both the west and east side of Paso Robles. The topographically diverse, coastal landscape of the westside vineyards provides for an intense and unique flavor profile. The heat and dryness of the east side vineyard make it an ideal microclimate for growing Bordeaux varietals. Home to a wide range of varietals, the estate vineyards help allow the team at Opolo to create many unique single varietals as well as award winning blends.

Most important in making high quality wine is starting with high quality grapes. Opolo’s vineyard team carefully monitors each lot of grapes throughout the season in order to produce the highest quality fruit possible. From taking leaf, petiole, and soil samples, to monitoring water uptake in the vines, all aspects of viticulture is carefully notated and examined with the intent of producing only high quality fruit for our winery. The entire Opolo production team works together every year to provide the best quality product possible.

"At Opolo we believe a strong, cooperative relationship with the land and our environment is crucial.  We practice sustainable methods in both the winery and vineyard operations in order to preserve our environment, water and local wildlife. Opolo is a “SIP” Certified operation as well as certified organic by “CCOF” in our 64 acre walnut orchard.  We continue to be great stewards of the land and invite you to come to our vineyards and see our operations!"

Opolo Vineyards has a long established reputation of growing and producing award winning wines in Paso Robles, California. With nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and west side of Paso Robles, Opolo Vineyards is privy to a wide range in climate, soil and growing potential—allowing extensive range of varietals to flourish. This variety combined with the passion behind the brand has made Opolo a favorite of wine enthusiasts everywhere.

Check out this video of their vineyards and property.


 

NV SPARKLING

2018 GRAND ROUGE

2020 SUMMIT CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2020 SUMMIT CREEK ZINFANDEL

RHAPSODY RESERVE



Purchase Opolo Wine by the glass or the bottle and we will enter your name into our drawing for the Magnum of Opolo wine on the 26th. 

We will be rotating the wines by the glass. We have started the month with the Opolo Sparkling and the Cabernet.

We will host a party/tasting event the evening of April 26th. Jeff Faber will be in town to party with us and personally do the drawing for the Magnum of wine. You will not need to be present to wine the Magnum. We will have other giveaways that night which you will need to be present for those prizes. Reservations can be made here: Opolo-Tasting-Event


Our special guest on the 26th will be VP of Sales and Marketing from Opolo, Jeff Faber.

A proud native of Chicago, IL. Jeff Faber grew up on the North Side of the city and moved to California in 1993. He spent many years in Broadcasting working behind the microphone for CBS and ABC radio before launching his own start-up company. Like so many people whose breath is taken away when they visit the California Central Coast, Jeff fell in love with the area and quickly learned that almost everyone you know either owns or a winery or an olive oil ranch. 

"The most beautiful part about this area is how willing everyone is to share their knowledge of their craft. You work a few harvests, turn off your cell phones and lose yourself in the magic. You literally feel yourself decompress. What compelled Jeff to give up his company and start working for Opolo was that he wanted to learn the business from the ground up. “I literally knew very little about wine and wanted to stomp grapes, pour yeast into the tanks, experiment with blends, see the effect dry farming has on the flavor of grapes, etc"…At Opolo, they encourage you to do everything which is the very best way to learn a skill set. 

For the past 14 years, Jeff has been the National Spokesperson for Opolo, meeting people in city after city acting as a full-time “palate hunter” and helping folks have fun and learn a little more about themselves and of course, wine!

Here is a fun video of Jeff at the 2012 Opolo Crush. 

Time Posted: Apr 5, 2022 at 1:59 PM Permalink to A Month of Opolo Permalink
Steve Severance
 
February 2, 2022 | Steve Severance

Winter Weather Schedule Notification

Winter Weather Plans for the next couple of days:

1) Stay safe and warm


2) Today (February 2nd) we will open early at noon.


3) We will close at 6 tonight.


4) We will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd.


5) Based on the current forecast for Friday and the temps here in Denton to stay below freezing, we are still up in the air on how the day will play out. So please stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for updates Friday morning.

We will be open as usual on Saturday. We have a killer band playing that night, so take a moment and visit our website to learn more and reserve your seats!

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Time Posted: Feb 2, 2022 at 9:53 AM Permalink to Winter Weather Schedule Notification Permalink
Steve Severance
 
July 27, 2021 | Steve Severance

District 7 Wines and Fender Guitars

VIBRANT AND DELICIOUS

Family-owned, Certified Sustainable and 100% estate grown wines from beautiful and diverse Monterey, California.
CALIFORNIA HAS 17 GRAPE GROWING DISTRICTS; MONTEREY COUNTY IS DISTRICT 7

Surrounded by coastal beauty and rich farming heritage, Monterey is recognized as one of the most beautiful and diverse winegrowing regions in the world.

Monterey County is a good place to call home for District 7. Their wines are thoughtfully crafted to reflect the best of what Monterey has to offer: vibrant fruit, complex flavor and excellent structure. We are serving their Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. And what’s additionally special is that we are doing a raffle in the near future on a special guitar hand painted guitar. More details on the instrument to come in future communications, but for every bottle, or 5 glasses you consume of District 7 wine, you will have a ticket put in for the drawing. We plan to sell 40 cases of District 7 wine before we will do the drawing. So stop in and enjoy by the glass or buy a few bottles.

Cabernet - A big, fruit-packed wine with aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cassis. Smooth and balanced with a lingering black fruit finish.

Pinot Noir - Smooth and silky, with aromas of raspberry and cherry, a palate of bright red fruit and subtle notes of toast on the finish.

Chardonnay - A bright wine with a lively array of melon, passion fruit and citrus flavors and refreshing, crisp acidity.
District 7 Wines

Time Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 4:18 PM Permalink to District 7 Wines and Fender Guitars Permalink
Steve Severance
 
February 14, 2021 | Steve Severance

Snow Day!

Due to the inclement winter weather, Steve's Wine Bar will be closed Sunday 2-14. 

Sadly, this also means the Private Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate event is cancelled. If you have reservations, you should have received an email from us with details on picking up your wine and chocolate. Contact us via email or phone if you did not receive your notification.

In the meantime, shop online with us and use this special coupon through Tuesday 2-16.

Snow30

Visit our online store and shop for wine and other products. When checking out use our Snow30 Coupon to receive discounts on many of our products.

steveswinebar.com/Our-Wines-and-Products

Note: Not all products are eligible for this discount as they are either already discounted or not approved for discounting. All products are to be picked up at Steve's Wine Bar, 111 Industrial Street when ready. We will notify you by email when your order is ready for pick up.

Time Posted: Feb 14, 2021 at 1:58 AM Permalink to Snow Day! Permalink
Steve Severance
 
February 4, 2021 | Steve Severance

Tyros Cabernet - Selinus Winery - Napa, California

Join us for a special purchase opportunity on this Napa Cabernet from Selinus Winery.

We have put together some special pricing on this wine. Purchase a bottle or two for $35 a bottle. Wish to pick up a few more? Buy a three pack for $30 a bottle or a 6 pack for $25 a bottle. You can pre-buy your wine online or stop by the bar and place your order with one of our wine specialists. Shop online: steveswinebar.com/Our-Wines-and-Products/Specials

                  Tyros wine is the perfect expression of the Napa Valley.

The vineyards that contribute to this wine span most of the AVA’s (American Vinicultural Areas) in the Napa Valley and include the Pope Valley at the North end of the valley, through St. Helena and the Oak Knoll district and end up in the Carneros AVA in the Southern end of the valley. They are blended together to form a harmonious and expressive wine.

The Cabernet Sauvignon portion of the wine includes 8% from the Silenus Estate Vineyards and another 21% from the Oak Knoll District AVA, 17% from the St. Helena AVA, 7% from Pope Valley. The Merlot comes primarily from the Oak Knoll AVA with 15% and the Carneros AVA with 8%.

The wine was aged for 22 months in 50% new French oak, 10% new American oak and the rest in neutral barrels. This blend of oak integrates perfectly with the lush fruitiness of the wine and lends just the right amount of tannins for a perfect balance.

Tasting Notes:

Our Tyros Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby red color with beautiful garnet tones reaching the rim. The nose introduces rich flavors of perfectly ripened plum, black cherries and playful notes of Tahitian vanilla bean. True to its classic Napa style, the palate is dominated by its fruit forward personality with secondary tones of bay leaf, dried rose petals and toasty oak lingering on its velvety long finish.

BLEND:

77% Cabernet Sauvignon

23% Merlot

SPEC:

Harvest Dates:

Cabernet: September 22 & 23, 2015
Merlot: September 16 & 17, 2015

Bottling date: August 14 & September 16, 2019

Bottle size: 750 mL

Titratable Acidity: 5.9 g/L

pH: 3.72

Alcohol: 14.5%

AWARDS:

2020 Wine Enthusiast – 90 points & Editor’s Choice

2020 Wine Spectator – 90 points

Decanter – 90 points

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2021 at 2:55 AM Permalink to Tyros Cabernet - Selinus Winery - Napa, California Permalink
Steve Severance
 
December 10, 2020 | Steve Severance

December 100 Case Challenge is On!

It's On!

We are ecstatic to announce our new Holiday 100 Case Challenge.  We want to give you an incredible deal and sell 100 cases of wine in December. Help us achieve this goal by ordering online, or in store, and pick up here at Steve’s Wine Bar.

We’ve heard over and over again people love what we are doing here at Steve’s Wine Bar, but then tell us they continue to shop for their wine at big name retailers. We want to give you a reason to take the short drive to downtown Denton and shop with us. We have chosen 21 different wines which we are personally familiar with which will deliver immense value for you. We are discounting them at or below what you would spend at these other retail locations.

Buy two or more six packs of the same wine, or mix and match these six packs, to get the best bang for your buck!

View the list of wines here.

We have worked with our distributors to put together a lineup of fantastic six-packs featuring some of the most respected names including: Peju, Chateau Ste Michelle, Trinchero, Neyers, and many more from a variety of regions around the world. 

A few examples of the wines we are offering are:

  • Precision Wine 2018 Bound Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley,CA)
  • Durant and Booth 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA)
  • Peju Province 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA)
  • Trinchero 2014 BRV Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA)
  • Trinchero 2015 Mario’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA)
  • Mount Veeder 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, CA)
  • Chateau Ste Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (Horse Heaven Hills, WA)
  • Cuvee Sauvage 2017 Chardonnay ( Russian River Valley, CA)
  • Neyers 2017 Carneros Chardonnay (Carneros, CA)

Complete List Here

This limited-time offer can net you some of the greatest names in Napa Valley for less than what you would pay at box stores, online, and other large establishments. If you desire to purchase just one 6-pack of wine, you are welcome to do so. BUT when purchasing two or more of these 6-packs, use promo code DEC30Off at checkout online for an additional $30 off each six pack!!!

Visit our website at  steveswinebar.com/Our-Wines-and-Products/Specials  to see all 21 wines available for you to take advantage of this month.

If you see a wine or two (or three) that you want to learn more about, we have an opportunity for you this weekend to stop by and grab a small sample of many of these wines so you can “try before you buy”. Stop in this weekend, 12/11 - 12/13, Friday night between 5pm and 7pm, Saturday between 4pm and 7pm and Sunday between 4pm and 6pm to sample the wines you are most interested in.

If you are looking for another wine which we don’t have in stock or in this special purchase event, let us know and we will see what we can do to get you your desired wine for a great price. These special orders will also go against our 100 Case Challenge! :-)

We hope you will be part of this fun challenge and grab some incredible wines. We are looking to you and all our customers to help us through this next round of COVID shutdowns and keep the business viable into 2021. We will continue these specials, and may add in some other wines before the end of the month. So if you have a wine you are interested in having us research for this challenge, let us know.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this special program.

All product is advance order, Order online or in the shop through Sunday, and each week orders will be placed with our vendors on Monday for delivery later that week for pick up. You will be notified by email or phone when your product arrives at Steve’s. 



In the Spirit of Giving

When stopping by this weekend, please bring some shelf stable foods to fill this box by our front door.

We want to remind you that we are supporting the UNT Student Roteract group with their project to feed the homeless and others in need. Please drop by this week with some shelf stable foods and let's help out this group of young adults and support their project.


Employee Tips: With this new shutdown, please consider posting an Employee Tip during the holidays to share with our team. steveswinebar.com/product/Employee-Tip


Hours

2pm-7pm Tuesday-Saturday

2pm-6pm Sunday

940-514-1852 call in number


Cheers!

From the Entire Steve's Wine Bar Family - Happy Holidays!

Time Posted: Dec 10, 2020 at 11:55 AM Permalink to December 100 Case Challenge is On! Permalink
Steve Severance
 
September 11, 2020 | Steve Severance

Special Wine - Special Opportunity

Castello Banfi 2015 Brunello di Montelcino


 

A special Wine and a special Opportunity

  • Have you ever wondered about wines that are considered special, collectible, unique, and highly rated?
  • Have you spent time with a friend who pulls an aged bottle of wine to drink that sells for hundreds of dollars?
  • Would you like to be that person who pulls a highly rated and expensive wine for your friends?
  • Ever wonder how someone can afford a super expensive wine? (shhh…buy low)

We have a fun opportunity with an Italian Brunello from Castello Banfi from Tuscany which hits all of the marks.

Highly rated by several experts including James Suckling, Wine Spectator, and Wine Advocate.

Ready to drink today, but also ready for you to lay down for years to come to improve flavor as well as the potential price of the bottle. Imagine laying this special wine down for a few years and pulling a bottle from your collection to share with friends, or to have as part of a special meal with your loved ones.

We have several options for you to consider if you would like to grab a few bottles to enjoy at home.

Check our this brief video, feel free to pause the video to read more about the wine and the winery.

We are doing a pre-buy on the wine.

Order a single bottle of wine or a multi-bottle pack:

  • Standard 750ml bottle at $110*
  • Half bottle 375ml at $50*
  • 1.5L bottle at $200* (equal to two standard bottles)
  • 3L bottle at $340* (equal to four standard bottles)
  • 6L bottle at $580* (equal to eight standard bottles) – That’s a big bottle!
  • Order a 3 or 6 pack of the 750ml bottles with added discounts
  • Order a 6 or 12 pack of the 375 bottles with added discounts

You can buy online at /Our-Wines-and-Products/Red or stop by the bar and order your wines in person. We will combine all the orders and send it to the distributor for delivery on September 29th for you to pick up at the bar.

*For our wine club members, your standard discounts apply on all options, including the multi-bottle packs.

Don’t delay and get your order in ASAP to take advantage of this special purchase.


About the wine:

Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese, select clones.

Production Technique: A meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification with skin contact for 10-12 days. Released in the 5th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of 4 years, including 2 years in oak barrels of various sizes, mainly French oak barriques and partly in Slavonian oak casks.

  • Color: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections.
  • Bouquet: Ethereal, violet, vanilla with hints of licorice.
  • Taste: Full, soft, velvety, with  traces of spice.
  • Alcohol Content: 13-14%.

Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.


About the Winery:

Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani.

Positioned at the confluence of the Orcia and Ombrone rivers, the Banfi estate extends along the southern slopes of the township of Montalcino across 7,100 acres of land; one third of the property is under specialized vine and the balance is shared between olive groves, wheat fields, plum trees, truffle stands, forest and scrub. 

From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.

Since the beginning, the Castello Banfi wines achieved outstanding accolades from the most acclaimed wine writers and opinion leaders from all over the world.

Time Posted: Sep 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM Permalink to Special Wine - Special Opportunity Permalink
Steve Severance
 
September 9, 2020 | Steve Severance

Concierge Wine Service

Our in-house wine specialist Brian, has taken a leading role in learning and sharing information about our wines and specials. You likely see his daily posts on Facebook and the videos we have done to help our customers choose the right wines during this time of limited service. 

The Concierge Service entails the following:

  • 30 minute One-on-One service with Brian to help review wines with you that we currently have in stock (or special orders of wines we do not have in house).
  • Special In-Bar Service: Brian will directly work with you here in the bar to identify the types of wine you might be looking for and help pick the appropriate wines.
  • Complimentary Wine: During your time with Brian, you will have the opportunity to sip on a complimentary glass of wine, typically one of our higher end wines we have chosen to serve that day.
  • 35% off a Case of 12 or more bottles from our inventory*: The plan is to help you find 12 or more wines that you would like to take home. When picking 12 or more wines we will increase your case discount to 35%.
  • Special Order: Based on availability from our distributors, we will offer special pricing on cases of wine you would like us to special order for you. Our plan is to give you pricing that is as good, if not better than what you can get those same wines through your big-box retailers.

*This does not include the current months wine club wines.

Our hope is to offer you a fun and informative experience when considering all the wine options we have here at Steve’s.

We are offering this special service on Tuesday and Sunday. This is a reservation program so please call in to set your time to meet with Brian. If need be, to work with our customers schedules on Tuesday and Sunday, we will stay open a bit later based on reservations for the day.  

Call our main number at 940-514-1852 to reserve your time.

Time Posted: Sep 9, 2020 at 12:05 PM Permalink to Concierge Wine Service Permalink
Brian McGoldrick
 
May 27, 2020 | Brian McGoldrick

Unique Wines Available at Steve's Wine Bar

When thinking of summer reds,

...the natural path to go down might be lighter-bodied Pinot Noirs and Gamays, or grill-friendly, rich reds like Zinfandel or Rhone-Blends.  These are tried and true options, but there is a new wave of organic and biodynamic reds made from traditionally-rich varietals that check both the light-bodied and grill-friendly boxes.  In order to expose people to some fun products, Steve’s is currently featuring two organic/biodynamic reds to pair with your next BBQ or day on the porch!

The first of these is Mother Rock’s 2016 Force Celeste, a blend of Pinotage, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre sourced from the Swartland appellation of South Africa.  This wine is made via spontaneous fermentation before being aged in concrete for 9 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.  The first thing you notice is the intense, cloudy ruby tint of the wine.  This aesthetic richness is subverted by the nose, which is moderately intense, with notes of bright, tart cherry and strawberry with subtle hints of soil, flint, and game.  On the palate, this wine is bone dry, with medium tannin and medium plus acid.  This acidity, paired with a modest 11.5% abv, makes for a bright, tart, and refreshing wine with notes of fresh cherry, five spice, cinnamon, and subtle minerality.  The liveliness of this wine paired with its spice notes makes it a prime pairing candidate for rich BBQ, meat-based or otherwise! 

The second wine, Azienda Agricola COS’s 2018 Nero di Lupo comes to us from the Terre Siciliene IGP (Sicily).  This wine is 100% Nero D’Avola and also goes through spontaneous fermentation using native yeasts before being aged in concrete prior to bottling; an unorthodox method for a grape that is traditionally produced in a rich, ripe style.  This does not have the untouched look of the Mother Rock, as the wine is unfiltered, but not unfined, The nose is moderately intense, with dark red fruits like black cherry being mixed with tertiary notes of spice and violets.  The palate has medium plus tannin and acidity; retaining the dark red fruit and spice while adding subtle notes of game and leather.  This wine is tailor-made for foods roasted on an open flame, whether it’s pork, vegetable kabobs, or even pizza.

For a limited time, we are extending our traditional club member discount of 15% on these wines to everyone!  These are two delicious, and well-crafted wines that will reward an adventurous palate and those truly committed to the potential of a perfect food/wine pairing. 

Stop by and pick up a bottle or two before they are gone. 

Time Posted: May 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Unique Wines Available at Steve's Wine Bar Permalink