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Special Guest Washington Wine Tasting w/ Mark Melia NSM WED 5/17 5-7PM!
May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mark Melia joined Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery as the National Sales Manager in April of 2016. He oversees distributor sales for both of our wineries. Mark’s experience in distribution, on- and off-premise sales, working with boutique wineries and overall passion for the wine business made him a perfect candidate to join our team.
From working in a small wine shop on Martha’s Vineyard over twenty years ago to running the wine program at the AAA Five Diamond rated Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mark has an extensive background in both on and off-premise sales. Years working on the East Coast with distributors both small and large round out his experience. An opportunity to run US sales for renowned Willamette Valley winery Penner-Ash Wine Cellars brought him to the Northwest. Mark subsequently joined Scott Paul Wines as National Sales Manager before joining us at Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery.
Wednesday May 17th 5-7 PM
Sherlocks Wine Merchant – Buckhead
3401 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
2012 Pepper Bridge Cabernet $59.99
(93 Points/ Wine & Spirits)
This dark, deep, concentrated wine is bursting with ripe plum and blackberry fruit; it is supple and has luscious texture; it is tangy and bright and masterfully balanced; a stunner.
2013 Pepper Bridge Merlot $54.99
( 90 Points/ Wine Spectator)
The aromas are light, with notes of barrel spice, mocha, herb and red fruit. The palate is very pretty, almost delicate, with the tannins showing some grip.
2013 Amavi Cabernet $27.99
(91 Points/ Wine Spectator)
Rich and ripe, playing the blueberry, plum and spice flavors against nubby tannins, shaping them into a round and expressive finish.
2015 Amavi Semillion $27.99
(91 Points/ Washington Wine Blog)
This wine begins with aromas of beeswax, honey, and red delicious apple. There are flavors of pear, red delicious apple, cut grass, and nutmeg. Delicious and lithe effort by these guys. Drink 2016-2021.