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September, 2008

Jennifer's News & Notes

Jennifer in Pouilly-Fume

Greetings from Wines by Jennifer! I hope everybody has had a great summer and is getting back into the school-time routine.

As for us, well, it's been a rather eventful summer.

Along with a couple of family-related trips to Iowa, Georgia and Arkansas, we spent a little time in Europe this summer looking for new wines and ideas to bring to all our valued customers. And a very fruitful (pardon the pun) trip it was!

After arriving in Brussels, our first few days were spent touring Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg - beer country! And as you know, when in Rome...well, let's just say we enjoyed a few wonderful local brews. We forgot just how much we love a good beer, so much so that we are happy to announce:

Premium Imported Beers Are Now Available at Wines by Jennifer!

We're so excited that we'll be having a big party to introduce these beers to you in September, so make plans to join us for what's sure to be a great time!

But we didn't stop there.

The pièce de résistance of the trip was the next two weeks we spent touring some of the greatest wine regions in France: Alsace, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, and Champagne.

There are barely words to describe how fabulous these areas, wines, and people are, but we'll give it our best shot at a very special November Wine Club event, where we'll be sharing stories, photos, and wines from some of the greatest wine regions on the planet. (We've included a few photos to whet your appetite.)

And finally, we're pleased to announce the upcoming debut of our very own:

Wines by Jennifer Cookbook

Just in time for the holidays, we'll be unveiling our much-anticipated cookbook very soon, so stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone for your continued patronage and we look forward to seeing you very soon at Wines by Jennifer.

Inside This Issue:

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Tasting Room Selections

Wine Club Wine of the Month

Cellar Club Wine of the Month

Recipe of the Month

Featured Artist

Pinot's "Fun Wine Factoids"

Wine Trivia Contest

Featured Customers

Featured Testimonial

Recommended Resources

The Last Sip

Past Newsletters


Don & Jennifer enjoying lunch in Sancerre

Jennifer enjoying a picnic in Amboise

Jennifer in the vineyards of Saumur

Jennifer in Paris

Jennifer in Champagne with Dom Perignon

Jennifer & Don in the cellars of Moet et Chandon


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Pinot's "Fun Wine Factoids"


"Pinot" - The Official Feline of Wines by Jennifer


  • The unfermented juice from unripened wine grapes is known as "verjus."
  • Fine Pinot Noir changes considerably once it is poured and swirled in a glass because, genetically, the variety is highly prone to oxidation.
  • Although the vast majority of the world's wild grape species are native to North America, there is no evidence that Native Americans ever made wine.
  • Interestingly enough, the grape varietals that make up virtually all the wine drunk around the world belong to a single grape species native to Eurasia.
  • One new wine producer comes into existence in Australia every 72 hours, bringing today's total number of Aussie wineries to over 1,900.

Rainbow over the Wine Garden at Wines by Jennifer

Let us host your next Private Party at Wines by Jennifer! We'll design a party that is perfect for you:

Wedding Engagements
Wedding Ceremonies
Birthday Parties
Special Holiday Parties
Company Gatherings
Client Entertaining
Rehearsal Dinners
Bridal Showers
Luncheons & Dinners
And Much More!

Wines by Jennifer is the perfect spot for your next private event!

A smiling couple after their wedding at Wines by Jennifer. Congratulations!

Wines by Jennifer Wine Trivia Contest

Submit the correct answer by September 30th and win a free wine tasting compliments of Wines by Jennifer. In the event of multiple correct answers, the winner will be chosen by random drawing.

Lost Island of AtlantisWhat famous wine region has been thought to be the lost island of Atlantis?

Congratulations to our most recent winner, Donna Harryman, who was randomly drawn from several correct respondents who all knew that the waiter's corkscrew was invented in Germany.


Arbonne Health and
Wellness Products now available at Wines by Jennifer!

Simply ask Jennifer if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful line of health and wellness products. Take charge of your health and well-being and treat yourself right. You deserve it!

(Oh, and did we mention you can make money doing it?)

Wines by Jennifer Featured Customers

Dave & Elaine McCoy

Dave & Elaine McCoyDave and Elaine are charter Wine Club members and fixtures at our special events and Wine Club get-togethers.

They are shown here in our Wine Garden enjoying the wines and company of Kaj Ahlmann of Six Sigma Ranch, who was here recently to conduct a tasting of his wines.

Thanks Dave and Elaine, for being being such great customers and friends!

Wines by Jennifer Featured Testimonial


Wines by Jennifer is the best place! The service and ambience are simply fantastic.

Teri and Al are wonderful and Jennifer is just the best!!

Linda French

(Submit a testimonial about your experience at Wines by Jennifer and if we select it for inclusion in a future newsletter, you'll win a complimentary wine tasting at Wines by Jennifer.)

Recommended Resources


Wine & War

The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

Don & Petie Kladstrup


Wine & War:  The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest TreasureIs Paris Burning? for wine lovers, this is a remarkable story of France's courageous and clever vintners, who protected and rescued the country's most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

Wine and War tells the alternately thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious and often daring measures to save their finest and most precious crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them.

Based on three years of research and interviews with the survivors who engaged in this epic enterprise, Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

We just finished this terrific book and highly recommend it for World War II buffs and oenophiles alike. If you're both, you'll really love it!

The Last Sip


“The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.”

- Leonardo da Vinci


That's all, folks - see you next month!

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