My good friend Lisa Bell, not only is a wine distributor, but she also does winery tours, both overseas & in America. She has hit me up with a proposed trip to the Finger Lakes Region in NY, if you haven't been, it's stunning! Read on.....
Discover the Finger Lakes Wine Region
With LK Wine Tours & Sales & Murphy Beverage
The Finger Lakes in upstate New York is a fantastic wine region with world class Rieslings, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger and a selection of hybrid grapes that will amaze you! These lakes, formed by the Glacier deposits, provide a unique micro climate for grape growing
On this trip discover the beautiful wines, wineries and families that produce them all while taking in the breathtaking scenery at our own lake house on Seneca Lake! I personally have visited this region several times and tasted at many of the wineries. I can offer you an experience that will open your mind, taste buds…..and your heart to a wonderful wine region that has developed in the Finger Lakes!
Itinerary is as follows:
Day 1, Thursday Sept. 5th
9:00am depart in a passenger van for our 5+ hour drive.
3:00pm check in to our Lake House
5:00pm – Lakewood Vineyards Private Tasting and Tour
            Dinner with the Stamp Family
Day 2, Friday Sept. 6th
Breakfast at the Lake House
10:00am Wineries open, visit our first winery
11:00am – Visit second winery
12:30 – visit Glenora and have lunch
3:00 – visit 4th winery
Return to our Lake house for a private dinner catered and hosted by Lakewood and Eve’s Cidery. Of course, we will be tasting these Artisanal ciders as well!
Day 3, Saturday Sept. 7th
Breakfast at the Lake House
Drive to the other side of Seneca Lake
Visit Wineries on Seneca and Cayuga, Schedule TBD
Dinner with Lakewood – location TBD
Day 4, Sunday Sept. 8th
Breakfast at our Lake House
Drive home
$650/person fee includes the following:
Transportation for the entire trip
Lodging at a fabulous Lake House
3 Breakfasts
3 Dinners
All winery visits

We will require a $200.00 deposit. Please call Murphys for details! 540-723-9719
Saturday March 16th tasting with Isaac of Republic National from 1p-4p

A full-body and velvety smooth tannins make an excellent first impression with all who seek a really good Merlot. Currant, black cherry and plum please the mid-palate while vanilla, violet and sweet wood essence heighten the nose. Handpicked fruit for this Merlot was sourced specifically from areas in Sonoma County that elicit the ultimate expression of full fruit and velvety texture, while maintaining varietal integrity.  In the winery we used a variety of techniques to maximize flavor intensity and retain bright fruit flavors while managing tannin levels, including cold soaking, pump over, and varying fermentation lengths and temperatures.  The wine was aged in French and American oak for 16 months. It's $16.59 and a perfect example of "when Merlot is good, it's REALLY good."

The Benziger family has been making Pinot Noir for decades, mainly from grapes in their home county of Sonoma. This Monterey offering represents great value and the best of the 'California style' of Pinot Noir. The Benzigers were brave in putting this wine in a screwcap but then again it is sustainably farmed under the 'Farming for Flavors' grape growing program, certified by Stellar Certification Services. It's $16.59.
Then there's this guy! Charles Smith, a rock star of the wine industry. We will be featuring 2 of his wines (rose' & pinot grigio) He just don't care & that's why I like him so much. You may know him from Kung Fu Girl  Riesling, The Velvet Devil etc. He's also known making wines too, with Charles Bieler of Provance, the Charles & Charles lines of wines. His Vino series is new to us, stop in and check them out! 
For his Pinot Grigio 2017, Smith Says "A hike through the Italian Alps. Dried mountain hay, honeysuckle and Pippin apples lift the senses.A trail of tangerine, summer melon and fresh cut herbs leads you along the path of minerality with a supple and satisfying mouthfeel. This delicious wine completes your journey." - Charles

The 2017 Rose he says "Fresh, supple, complex, aromatic compelling watermelon, herbal, white pepper, lilac. In the mouth expansive citrus blossoms, cut straw and mineral laden rose….all day…..all night. Rose….always."- Charles

He is the man that coined the phrase, "You can drink Rose and still be a badass!"
They are both $13.59 & 10% off during the tasting.
Another New Annual Event for us will be ROSE DAY! Thank god they've taken off after the abomination of White Zinfandel. They are dry, the can be delicate, they can taste like strawberries, you can guzzle them or you can savor them. So far, we are up to 8 different ones for you to choose from with more to be added. We may even have a few last years vintages for you to sample against this years releases. Of course, you'll get deals on last years wines. There is an actual Rose Day, the second Saturday in June, but we aren't waiting. As soon as I get what I think is a suitable amount to please YOU! I'll announce the day in April.
This is our next book for The Murphy Beverage Co & Winchester Book Gallery's next meeting. We went with a classic & it's the book store owner, Christine Patrick's favorite book! I can't wait to tear into it & pair wines with it! We will meet at the Book Gallery's NEW location (7 N. Loudoun) on April 3rd at 6pm. The cost is $10.00 and you'll have the opportunity to buy the wines at a discount at the end of the evening. There's on rule of book club & that is that you have to buy the book at the Book Gallery! It's all about community not Amazon...'K? If you'd like to join our Facebook Group, You can request to do so here: Murphy Beverage Co. & Winchester Book Gallery Wine & Book Club 
Finding water on a daily basis is a fact of life. It's impossible to imagine. Stella Artois is doing something brilliant and Murphys is all in. For as long as they are available, we will be selling their chalice & one bottle of their beer for $12.99. Proceeds from every sale goes to providing water for those in need. More info is found here:
Buy Stella, provide water.

The Platinum Wine Club is the only club in the area where you design it yourself! Murphys invites you to Explore the World of Wine 2 bottles at a time! Call 540-723-9719

Just a friendly Reminder that Murphy's delivers! We ask that you order 6 bottles of wine or a case of beer & BOOM! For $5.00, we'll bring it to your door!

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