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Special Guest Complimentary Tasting w/ George Staikos From Ramey Cellars Thus 8/10 5-7PM!
August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sherlocks Wine Merchant Buckhead
3401 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Join Us In Welcoming George Staikos
A 30-year veteran of the wine and hospitality industry, George Staikos is known for sharing his passion for wine appreciation in many different facets of the wine business.
George Staikos is the National Sales Manager for Ramey Wine Cellars in Healdsburg, CA. In his 9 years with Ramey, George oversees national sales as well as national and regional accounts. Before joining Ramey Wine Cellars in 2008, Staikos previously held regional manager positions with Huneeus Vintners (Quintessa, Faust, Illumination) and Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Before focusing his career exclusively to the wine industry, Staikos spent 11 years in the hotel industry. His national experience encompasses food and beverage positions such as sommelier and food and beverage director, from California, Miami, Washington DC and New York operating three AAA Five Diamond rated hotels for industry leaders such as Four Seasons, Sheraton and Hilton.
As a passionate educator, George is the Founder and President of The Educated Grape, a company specializing in interactive education programs and in-home wine entertaining for wine enthusiasts and companies. He is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality Management teaching the “Introduction to the Study of Wine” wine course since 2000. He is also Vice Echanson or regional wine director for the mid-atlantic region for the Chaine des Rotisseurs, a worldwide food and wine organization. Staikos is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami with a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management. He is married with 3 children and resides in Flemington, NJ.
~Selections To Be Tasted~
2012 Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay $69.99 (WE 97)
This wine is deliciously elegant yet decadently rich in all the right ways, from a prime, longtime vineyard source planted to vines over 40 years old. Honeyed apple comes to the fore amid lush, formidable layers of complexity and high-minded pursuit, never getting bogged down, the minerality perfectly pitched and the oak fully integrated.
2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $39.99*(Vinous 90)
The 2014 Russian River Pinot Noir is an attractive, mid-weight wine, especially within the context of the Russian River, where the wines can be much more exuberant. Bright red cherry, game and spice notes open up in this very pretty, elegant and vibrant.
2014 Ramey Claret $34.99*(JS 91)
Pure, clean and graceful, very rich and well-structured. It instantly opens with aromas of dark plums and cherries along with tobacco, spices, dried sage and mineral notes all taking shape in the glass. This medium to full-bodied red offers a lovely seamless, round texture with wonderful balance and focus through the finish.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 3% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
2013 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $59.99*(92 RP)
Another delicious wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific example of the year. Creamy and beautifully layered on the palate, the 2013 captures all of the pedigree of this great vintage in a style that offers a bit more immediacy than many other wines. Bright red stone fruit, mint, white flowers and tobacco add nuance on the silky yet powerful finish. A stunning wine that never fails to please.