Yuma’s Main Squeeze
Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2010
2 Months Dec 8th!!
December 3, 2010—we every family have one or two all of our Main Squeeze
have been open two of those?! family.
months today!! Where
has the time gone? It has New Years Eve will be a
been amazing meeting so special tribute to the in-
many new people and spiration behind the Main
getting to put actual faces S qu e e z e déc or — the
Special Features to our Facebook fans. 1930’s stars who were
Fred and I are so grateful married in Yuma. I’m
Daily Wine Tasting lo o king
for the support we have
Wine by the glass or bottle gotten from family and for my
friends—old and new. 1930’s
Wine Club Oh wait—that’s me after g o w n
Custom Batches It doesn’t really seem like having a few of them visit! now! We
running a business, until OK, just kidding, it really is will be
Wine classes it’s time to pay the bills. a Halloween costume. taking
Wine and Food Pairing It seems more like having res erv a-
friends and family stop- It has been fun meeting the tions for
Reserve Winery for special ping into your home eve- other merchants in Historic a catered
events! ryday to visit and catch Downtown Yuma. What an dinner
up on what’s going on. I incredible little community t h a t
am amazed at how much we have here. night,
Inside this issue: fun you all make this I am looking forward to with music by members of
―job‖. There is the occa- Uproot. This will be lim-
Christmas and New Years.
sional grouchy ―relative‖ Christmas Eve we will be ited to 40 people so make
YMS Wines Featured in 2 that stops in, but they open so that we can share those reservations early!!
Yuma Sun don’t stay long . Doesn’t some Christmas cheer with
Just In Time For Christ- 2 Christmas Traditions
Traditions—I love them! Since they got to choose the in another state—we are
Calendar of events 3 When we were children, we gift they opened, there was inviting all of our Main
had the tradition in our much deliberation before Squeeze family to join us
home of opening one gift on selecting the ―right‖ pack- on Christmas eve to share
Things to do at the Main 3
Christmas eve. I think it age. some Christmas cheer.
was my mom’s way of dis- Stop in for our wine and
tracting us from all the rest We are starting a new tra- chocolate truffle pairing
Take 2 Wine Club 3
of the gifts so we would dition this year at Yuma’s anytime on Christmas
sleep—not sure it worked, Main Squeeze. Since our eve. Be prepared to share
Mission Statement 4 but I carried on the tradi- children are grown and YOUR favorite Christmas
tion with my own kids. most of our grandkids live tradition!
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YMS Wines featured in Yuma Sun!
By Fred Earle
A recent Yuma Sun article by con- the Yuma Community Foundation to Karla Bildt will be providing food
tributor Karla Bildt featured pic- enjoy while they bottled 6 batches for the event, which means every-
tures of some great looking appetiz- wine. (3 each of Yuma Red & Yuma one will leave satisfied and stuffed!
ers shown with a bottle of ―Yuma White)
We here at YMS look forward to
Red‖. Karla, a well known local ca-
Yuma Community Foundation Direc- being a part of this special evening!
terer, brought a selection of her fa-
vorite dishes to Yuma’s Main tor Judy Gresser has an event
Squeeze to share with the board of planned for late January to recognize
and thank their donors who so gener-
ously support the mission and goals
of YCF. This event is planned for late
January on the back patio here at
the winery. To make the event even
more memorable, the board elected to
make wine to both serve that evening
and also to send a bottle home with
each donor. The bottles carry a cus-
tom label with a thank you message
from the YCF. YCF Bottling Party
Amuse-bouche scheduled for New Years eve!
WHAT in the world does that selection alone. These, often accompa- those with reservations, Chef Karla
mean? Not sure what we have nied by a complementing wine, are will begin the evening with her
planned? Well, Amuse-bouche is served as an excitement of taste buds choice of Amuse-bouche, followed by
only part of the festivities planned both to prepare the guest for the meal a gourmet meal and dessert. Dinner
for New Years eve here at the win- and to offer a glimpse into the chef's will be served from 7 PM – 9 PM.
ery. Here is a definition: approach to cooking. From 9 PM – Midnight we will
dance the rest of 2010 away to the
An amuse-bouche [amyzbuʃ] or sounds of ―Uproot‖. Select members
The term is French, literally trans-
amuse-gueule [amyzɡœl] is a sin- of this local favorite will lead us to
lated to "mouth amuser". The plural
gle, bite-sized hors d’œuvre. Amuse- our welcoming of 2011 when we will
form is amuse-bouche or amuse-
bouche are different from appetizers have champagne for all.
in that they are not ordered from a
menu by patrons, but, when served, On Dec 31st, starting at 7 PM, we have Read more about the event else-
are done so according to the chef's an exciting evening planned. For where in the newsletter!
Just In Time For Christmas!
We would like to welcome to the blackbird. Merlot-based wines usu- Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, Mer-
world our newest release - our ally have medium body with hints lot is one of the primary grapes in
Washington Merlot. While still of berry, plum, and currant. Its Bordeaux wine where it is the most
young, it opens up quite nicely. softness and "fleshiness", combined widely planted grape. Merlot is also
with its earlier ripening, makes one of the most popular red wine
Merlot is a red wine grape that
Merlot a popular grape for blending varietals in many markets. This
is used as both a blending grape
with the sterner, later-ripening flexibility has helped to make it one
and for varietal wines. The name
Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends of the world's most planted grape
Merlot is thought to derive from
to be higher in tannin. Along with varieties.
the Old French word for young
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
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Historic Downtown Yuma Events
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5 6 7 8 9 10 11
CLOSED Electric Light Yuma Jazz
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CLOSED Chamber Jason & Eloisa
Mixer 5:30-7 Arviso
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CLOSED Christmas Eve CLOSED
Chocolate and Merry Christmas
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2010 - 7-12 PM
Starting December 5th we will be closed on Crafter—a delightful new business in ner).
Sundays. Yuma. Come taste delightful Truffles
paired with some of our best wines.. $12 We at the Main Squeeze want to wish
The Chamber Mixer will be held at the per person. everyone a very Merry Christmas and
Winery on December 15th from 5:30-7:00 Happy New Year. Thanks for your sup-
PM. ―Wine‖ Down 2010 New Years Eve Party. port!
Come dressed in 1930’s Hollywood Glam
Christmas Eve will be a wine and choco- and enjoy dinner prepared by Chef Karla
late pairing from 11:00-9:00PM. We will Bildt Dinner from 7-9, live music from 9-
feature chocolate from The Chocolate midnight with members from the band
Uproot. $50 per person (limit of 40 for din-
Take 2 Wine Club
You’ll Enjoy Our Wines So Much, Opening Night: $35 Experience 10% discount on all purchases. (may be com-
You’ll Want to “Take 2.” a variety of wines. Crisp white bined with other discounts)
wines or bold red wines, you’ll be
We have three levels of membership sure to enjoy this sampling of wines. Includes 2
2 free tastings each week ($40 savings)
available in our ―Take 2‖ wine club, with bottles of wine-1 red and 1 white or 2 whites.
a three month minimum to start. Exclusive invitation to two (2) free Wine Club
Encore Performance: $40 Our final act
Member only events annually.
Dress Rehearsal: $30 The perfect club for showcases our red wines-a truly decadent treat.
Includes 2 bottles of red wine. Join now to secure your spot in our January 4th pre
our Fruit Wine fans! Delicious wines married
with luscious fruit awaits you each month. In- release party for our newest wine—Scarlett! This
Each club level also includes: event is exclusively for our wine club members
cludes 2 bottles of Fruit Wines.
W IN E N E W S
Yuma’ s Main Squeeze
“We are, above all, a winery—dedicated to expanding the enjoy-
251 S Main St.
Yuma, AZ 85364 ment of wine to all who enter. While wine is our commodity, a
Phone: 928-247-9338 pleasant experience is our product.”
It is our desire, at Yuma’s Main Squeeze, to provide an atmos-
phere of peace and tranquility in a hectic, crazy world. Join us in
our “home away from home” to de-stress over a perfect glass of
wine and delightfully delicious tapas with fabulous friends!
Watch an old movie, listen to relaxing music, read a good book,
surf the web—the choice is yours! We invite you to join us for a
“pleasant experience” at Yuma’s Main Squeeze—a custom win-
Come in, relax—ahhhhh!
We’re on the Web
www.yumasmainsqueeze.com Fred and Mary Earle
Christmas — New Years Wine Selections
Whether you are looking to pair wines If turkey is on your menu, be sure to
with Christmas Dinner, share new avoid the big reds and focus more on
wines with friends and family at holiday either our dry rose’ or a nice white such
parties or need the perfect wine lover's as our Sauvignon Blanc. If those
gift. We've got the resources to help around your table insist on a red, give
you add a bit more cheer to your Christ- our newly released Merlot a try! The
mas celebrations! wonderful fruitiness will compliment
your dinner quite nicely.
Christmas dinners are a great time to
try new wines with favorite recipes of Now if you are like many who have had
old. Will it be ham, turkey, goose or enough turkey for the year and instead
prime rib? If you are looking for new will be having Prime Rib or a similar
wine options to complement your holi- dish, have we got the wines for you!
day meal, then look no further, here is a
terrific selection of versatile whites and Our Cabernet, Rat Pack or the Rosso
reds that are sure to enhance your Grande are all great red-meat wines
Christmas gathering, varietals picked that will enhance even the stoutest red
for both their presence and adaptability. meat.
Serving ham? We recommend for a red Whatever your menu, we have just the
wine either our Pivot Point Pinot Noir or right wine for you! Come and visit us Merry Christmas from all of us at
Dynamic Duo. Either will compliment and allow us to point you towards the Yuma’s Main Squeeze!
your meal without being over-powering. perfect wine!
For a white either our German Riesling
or Gewurztraminer are great choices.