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New Orleans’ largest small production wine tasting! Featuring over 100 wines, from all over the world, Vineaux on da Bayou not only supports local brands but also local business. This event benefits the Mid-City Business Association. Come taste wines with locally owned restaurants who will show you the best bites they have to offer. An Art Market will also be a part of the event this year.

Tickets are only $40 per person for General Admission and $80 for VIP! The Whitney Bank VIP Tasting Room will offer premium wine tastings and catering by Ralph Brennan’s. Event proceeds will benefit the Greater Mid-City Business Association (www.midcitybiz.com).

Join us for our largest sale of the year! It’s Pearl’s 4th Annual Garage Sale! Get great deals on wine, spirits and beer. The sale begins at 11am Saturday, July 16th so get here early for the best selection! Wines for $6, $10, $15 & $20. Spirits from $10 + and beer 20% off! It only happens once a year so don’t miss it! Rack up! Get some more details here on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/161928254224089/ See you there!

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Yes, I’ve been working on it for some time now and we finally have our first ever signature wine. Lavender Row is a beautiful, crisp rose’ from vines that land among the Lavender fields near Provence, France. A magnificent blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Mouvedre and Teoulier.
I hope you find it as delightful as we do!

It’s available by the bottle in the store at $15.99.
If you purchase a case (12 bottles or more) the price is $12.99.

You can purchase it in store or online through our new app.

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Three years ago this week, we changed the name to Pearl Wine Co.
Thank you for believing in me! Thank you for seeing my vision!
Thank you for supporting Pearl Wine Co.

You all have made this a wonderful place to live and work.

As we continue to grow and thrive, please continue to give us your feedback. We want to make this gem the best it can be.

I am forever grateful to you, New Orleans!
Here’s to many more years to come! Cheers!

Three years ago this week, we changed the name to Pearl Wine Co.
Thank you for believing in me! Thank you for seeing my vision!
Thank you for supporting Pearl Wine Co.

You all have made this a wonderful place to live and work.

As we continue to grow and thrive, please continue to give us your feedback. We want to make this gem the best it can be.

I am forever grateful to you, New Orleans!
Here’s to many more years to come! Cheers!

thomasjeffersonwineThank You Mr. Jefferson

Whether you agree with his politics or not, Thomas Jefferson, was THE catalyst for wine becoming relevant in our country. He was not only the first wine importer, purchasing several hundred cases of Bordeaux directly from vineyards such as Chateau Lafitte but he was also the first to grow grapes. Jefferson, tirelessly attempted to grow on his property and properties adjacent. He brought vines from France and Italy but was never quite successful the way he imagined.

Today, Virginia wine country is flourishing and some of the same varietals he introduced to our soils are also setting new standards for domestic juice. I was fortunate to visit this past fall and see some of these original vines. His vision was extraordinary for our country and also for wine.

Yesterday was the great Oenophile’s birthday. I continue to lobby with local distributors to bring some Virginia wine in but sadly, there is not enough support, YET! We have a Virginia sparkling in Louisiana and some cider so far. I’ll continue to wave the Virginia wine flag but for now you’ll just have to trust me! Cheers!

Pearl at T-bois Blues Festival March 2016.

Pearl at T-bois Blues Festival March 2016.

A Super Cool Flask

It’s Festival Season, New Orleans! Don’t leave home without a sunscreen flask, an umbrella flask or a tampon flask. What in the world am I talking about? Those super cool incognito flasks you may have seen online but not in stores. Pull the trigger and buy one. They hold a substantial amount of liquid and you can bring them to the park, on a walk or on a boat in addition to some festivals. Drink local and support the Fests as much as you can, of course.

 

 

Rose’

Hey rose’! It’s PINK but it’s NOT SWEET! Not to be confused with White Zinfandel! That’s not it. Rose’ has taken New Orleans by storm in the last few years. Both white and red drinkers alike are often surprised how much they enjoy it! Traditionally speaking, pink wine is red grapes that have very little skin contact. It’s the skin contact that makes reds, red. Served chilled, rose’ is often crisp refreshing and perfect for a hot spring or summer day in NOLA.

Wine in a Can

It doesn’t suck. I promise! This past Mardi Gras season, canned wine was introduced to New Orleans and we couldn’t keep it on the shelves! Our favorite? Underwood from Oregon. These guys offer a delicious Pinot Gris (similar Pinot Grigio), Pinot Noir and Rose’. Careful now, one can is a HALF BOTTLE of wine. They go down fast and easy. Maybe drink a bottle of water in between? Whatever you do just have fun with it!

Plastic Mini Bottles of Liquor

In 2014, the State of Louisiana finally loosened the laws on mini bottles. You can now purchase liquor in 100ml. Unfortunately, there still isn’t a huge selection yet in this size but here are some of the current choices. Fireball, R&R Whiskey, Taaka Vodka, Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey. These are inexpensive and convenient alternatives to a whole bottle. The average price is $2.

Wine Glass Sippy Cup

My new favorite go cup! It’s a plastic wine glass in a sippy cup–what could be better? It’s mommy’s sippy cup for her “mommy juice.” This one has been a long time coming New Orleans. I’m surprised one of us didn’t invent it! It keeps the whites cold and the reds off the clothes. I used mine for Mardi Gras during the parade and saved lots of clothing stains. I like to give them to “future wine lovers” as gifts to enjoy their non-alcoholic wines. You know, juice!

Rose' in a Wine Sippy Cup at the Fly

Rose’ in a Wine Sippy Cup at the Fly

Our dear Jodie is leaving us for the glamorous life as a wine sales professional. From the day I took over at this address, Jodie has impressed me from start to finish. She is an absolute class act both personally and professionally. This is not goodbye but see you around so let’s have one last “Jodie’s Favorite’s Tasting” and send her off in good form.