Viva Newsletter — January 2018

Our New years resolution...

We've made a resolution to get the news and events you care about to you sooner.

In order to do that, we will start sending the first half of the month's news to you a little earlier, followed later by a second email with news and events for the second half of the month.
Do you have suggestions for how we can make this newsletter better? Tell us here.


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january wine club - west coast wines

Start 2018 off right with this month's extra special selection of west coast wines! With more than 90% of the total American wine production occurring in the states of California, Washington and Oregon, the west coast creates some of the best wines in the country and, in some cases, the world! We have selected three wines from two of the most distinguished winemakers on the west coast—Chateau Ste. Michelle and Conn Creek. We are pleased to present to you this exceptional collection of west coast wines and hope it brings you joy in the New Year!

If you're not yet a wine club member,  sign up here  to get a curated selection of wines each month and join in the tasting fun!

From the winemaker’s tasting notes:

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Chateau Ste. Michelle - Indian Wells Red Blend

The Indian Wells Red Blend is an easy to enjoy red from warmer climate vineyards. The wine reflects the rich, round powerful style of Washington fruit, highlighting seven varietals. The wine offers jammy boysenberry flavors from the Syrah with a luscious concentration from the Merlot.

A third of the fruit was sourced from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope in Washington state, including Chateau Ste. Michelle's Indian Wells Vineyard.

Food pairing recommendations:  Stuffed peppers, bleu cheese, duck, beef, veal, lamb, and dark chocolate.

 
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Conn Creek - Herrick Red Blend

This Napa Valley red blend from Conn Creek is a rich, flavorful, and satisfying wine. Bold red and black berries cradle vanilla and floral accents. The berries unfold on the palate into notes of tapenade and espresso powder, finishing with boisterous tannins. An intriguing nose of exotic spices and flowers with wisps of red currants, mulberries, and plums.

Food pairing recommendations: Beef, lamb, veal, and poultry.

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle - 50th Anniversary Chardonnay

The Columbia Valley Chardonnay is a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. It is crafted in a fresh, soft style with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. A blend of Chardonnay grapes from vineyards throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley makes this a complex and interesting wine. This special 50th Anniversary bottling celebrates five decades of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s commitment to tradition, innovation and the future. 

Food pairing recommendations:  Crab, poultry, salmon, and scallops flavored with ginger, lemon zest, tarragon, thyme.

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Upcoming Events at Viva Anderson


Service Industry Tuesdays

Do you & your friends work in a bar or restaurant in the Anderson area? Treat yourselves to our hospitality on Tuesday nights, and receive $1 off of a glass of wine, along with our normal Tuesday night offering of $5 off your first bottle!

January 4, 11, and 18 at 6 pm: Thursday Night Live with Tyler Monroe

Thursdays in Downtown Anderson just got even better! Come by Viva Wine Bar before or after dinner (or bring your dinner) to enjoy a unique selection of wine and beer and an acoustic show by Tyler Monroe!

January 5 at 9 pm: Wall of Wine!

The Best Game Show In Town is back this Friday, January 5 from 9–10 pm at Viva Anderson! Hosted by Brandon Grace, Wall of Wine requires no skill or wine knowledge to play, and everyone goes home with a bottle of wine! It's just $10 to play, and the game usually sells out, so sign up early! Sign up online atvivawinebar.com/event-signups , stop by the Anderson shop, or contact James at 844.488.2866 orjames@vivawinebar.com  to reserve your spot!

January 10 at 6:30 pm: Wine Club Tasting & Pickup

Come taste this month's wine club selections and pick up your wine to enjoy at home! Our wine guru, Brandon Grace from Southern Wine & Spirits will be teaching us all about the month's wine club selections and providing information about pairings and recipes!

January 13 at 1 pm: Yoga For A Healthy New Year + Potluck Lunch

Wine and Unwind at our first yoga class of 2018 to get a healthy start to your New Year! After the class, we will enjoy a healthy pot luck lunch together. The class is $20 and includes a 45 minute instructed yoga class and 1 beverage. Bring your favorite healthy dish to share with the group and enjoy with a glass of wine! Reservations required. Register online at vivawinebar.com/event-signups . Contactjames@vivawinebar.com for more information!

January 26 at 6 pm: Songwriter "Unplugged" Open Mic Night

Calling all local songwriters! We invite you to perform your original music at Viva Wine Bar in downtown Anderson between 6–10 pm for our Songwriter "Unplugged" Open Mic Night hosted by Tyler Monroe! Come play for a friendly crowd! Acoustic performances only (no mics or amps). Contact james@vivawinebar.com with questions.

Regular Weekly Specials:
Every Day — Medical Professional Appreciation: $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle all night.
Tuesdays — Bottle Discounts: $5 OFF your first bottle.
Wednesdays — Women's Wind-Down: $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle from 5–8 pm.
Thursdays — Student Happy Hour: $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle from 5–8 pm.
Fridays — Teacher Appreciation Night: $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle all night.
Saturdays — Open Bottle Discounts: Late Night Open Bottle Discounts.


Upcoming Events at Viva Pendleton


January 6 at 3 pm: Book Signing with Laura Garren, Author of Stroke Happens

When he was 56 years old, Laura Garren's husband, Chuck, suffered a massive stroke that nearly killed him.  Stroke Happens tells the story of his arduous journey toward recovery and her transformation from wife to caretaker. It’s a story of hope, despair, acceptance, and love; but most of all, survival.
Join us for an afternoon discussion and book signing with local author Laura Garren at 3 pm.

January 9 at 7 pm: Wine Club Tasting & Pickup

Come taste this month's wine club selections and pick up your wine to enjoy at home! Our wine guru, Brandon Grace from Southern Wine & Spirits will be teaching us all about the month's wine club selections and providing information about pairings and recipes!

January 11 at 6:30 pm: Science On Tap!

Join us at Viva Pendleton for Clemson University's January installment of Science On Tap! A forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun! An expert will give an informal talk for 20-30 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion. Attendees can get up, eat or refresh their beverages at any time. Science on Tap is FREE and open to all ages!
Topic: I Knew I Should Have Picked the Blue Pill! Chromic Biosensors for Food Safety
Expert: Bill Pennington, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University

January 12 at 6 pm: Second Friday on The Square

The Carl Neil Duo will be here to serenade us and help us celebrate the beginning of the weekend during Second Friday on The Square! Bring your friends and celebrate with music, wine, beer, and great conversation starting at 6 pm!

January 17 at 7 pm: Trivia Night — NEW SERIES!

Bring teams of your smarty pants friends to Viva's Trivia Night and win incredible prizes from local business like Viva Wine Bar, Ricks Pizza Pub, and Carolina Bauernhaus! Plus, you may just get your team name posted on the leaderboard in our bar for everyone to see! Also, all of our beers are only $5 on Trivia Wednesdays!

Trivia Rules:  Teams are limited to 2–6 players. Teams can reserve a table up to a week in advance by contacting  sheldon@vivawinebar.com . All teams wishing to reserve a table must do so by 12 pm the day of Trivia. Trivia costs just $1 per person to secure your seat and play.

January 18 at 6:30 pm: Chalk Paint Workshop

Learn how to make your own chalk paint from a simple, tried-and-true recipe, plus how to distress and wax painted pieces. $30 registration. Includes a pre-painted frame and supplies, and a glass of wine.

10 spots available. Register online at vivawinebar.com/event-signups.

January 19 at 7 pm: Live Music by Flux Capacitor

Join us and our friends Flux Capacitor in Pendleton for an evening of acoustic-style 80s tunes and other favorites found slightly off the beaten path. It's YOUR weekend—get it started right with great wine and fun tunes.

January 26 at 6:30 pm: Community Dinner

Join your friends and neighbors at Viva Pendleton for our monthly Community Dinner! Bring a dish to share and enjoy good conversation, live music by Palmer Dill, and delicious food for a fun twist on your Friday night out!

January 27 at 1 pm: Wine and Unwind Yoga Class

Start the new year off right at Viva Pendleton's Wine & Unwind Yoga Class. Cost is $20 and includes a 45 minute instructed yoga class and 1 beverage. Reservations required.  Register online atvivawinebar.com/event-signups . Contact  sheldon@vivawinebar.com for more information!

January 31 at 7 pm: Trivia Night

Bring teams of your smarty pants friends to Viva's Trivia Night and win incredible prizes from local business like Viva Wine Bar, Ricks Pizza Pub, and Carolina Bauernhaus! Plus, you may just get your team name posted on the leaderboard in our bar for everyone to see! Also, all of our beers are only $5 on Trivia Wednesdays!

Trivia Rules:  Teams are limited to 2–6 players. Teams can reserve a table up to a week in advance by contacting  sheldon@vivawinebar.com . All teams wishing to reserve a table must do so by 12 pm the day of Trivia. Trivia costs just $1 per person to secure your seat and play.

SUNDAYS from 3–8 pm: Toasts & Jam

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy our new Sunday hours with Toasts & Jam—FREE drop-in jam sessions where anyone can play or sing for a friendly crowd. Bring a picnic and listen to our talented friends while spending time on the Square!


Regular Weekly Specials:
Every Day — Medical Professional Appreciation: $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle all night.
Tuesdays — Bottle Discounts: $5 OFF your first bottle.
Wednesdays — Women's Wind-Down: Enjoy $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle from 5–8 pm.
Thursdays — Student Happy Hour: Enjoy $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle from 5–8 pm.
Fridays — Teacher Appreciation Night: Receive $1 OFF first glass and $3 OFF first bottle all night.


Host Your Next Event at Viva!

From professional gatherings and bridal showers to birthdays and anniversary parties — whatever the occasion, Viva is the perfect venue for your next event. You bring the food, and we'll bring the wine! Visit our Private Events page for more information.