Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Road to the ‘Wine House’ at OYA Restaurant & Lounge

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With the political conventions fast approaching and the nominees already ‘presumptive,’ OYA Restaurant & Lounge presents a Road to the Wine House to celebrate the 2008 Presidential Campaign. The restaurant will offer wines from the candidates’ home states featuring wines from Arizona (McCain) and Illinois (Obama).

Director of Wine Marketing & Sommelier, Andrew Stover, has selected an eclectic group of regional vintages to showcase each area to its best advantage. “People certainly don’t think of Illinois and Arizona when it comes to fine wine”, says Stover. “Illinois has over 70 wineries and has been producing wine since the late 1700s. Arizona’s wine industry is on a much smaller scale with only 20 or so wineries but with the recent arrival of Dick Erath of Oregon fame, Arizona wines could be on the national stage in the coming years—making it a serious contender.

Featured wines include:

· Lynfred Winery Seyval Blanc 2007, Southern Illinois

· Callaghan Vineyards ‘Lisa’s’ 2006, Sonoita, Southeastern Arizona

· Galena Cellars ‘Eric the Red’ Marechal Foch 2006, Illinois

· Dos Cabezas Wineworks ‘DC Red’ Cabernet/Sangiovese/Grenache 2004, Cochise County, Southeastern Arizona

· Dos Cabezas Wineworks ‘El Norte’ Grenache/Syrah/Mourvédre 2005, Cochise County, Southeastern Arizona

· Callaghan Vineyards ‘Junior’ 2005, Sonoita, Southeastern Arizona

· Galena Cellars Frontenac 2006, Illinois

· Callaghan Vineyards ‘Caitlin’s’ 2004, Sonoita, Southeastern Arizona

777 9th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

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