City Winery Nashville and Tennessee Brew Works Collaborate with VINE & BREW Event – Thursday, February 2

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City Winery Nashville and Tennessee Brew Works collaborate with Vine & Brew event on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Beginning 2/2, City Winery’s wine will be available on-tap at their neighborhood taproom, Tennessee Brew Works. To celebrate, we are hosting a Vine & Brew neighborhood kick-off party at the Tennessee Brew Works taproom. Free and open to the public, the event on February 2 starts at 5PM and will feature local beers and wines on tap, music from local band Buck ‘n’ Stuff and bites prepared by City Winery Executive Chef Garrett Pittler and Tennessee Brew Works Chef Jay Mitchell.

“Being in the same neighborhood, we’ve been working with Tennessee Brew Works in one form or another for some time now and are huge fans,” says Ryan Johns, City Winery wines sales director. “We are thrilled to be the only local wine on tap in Nashville and will soon be announcing more collaborations with our neighbors and friends at Tennessee Brew Works.”

WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tennessee Brew Works
809 Ewing Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

ABOUT TENNESSEE BREW WORKS
Tennessee Brew Works was born from a love for craft beer. A start-up which began over a home-brew session, they ultimately celebrated their first professional brew in August 2013. Tennessee Brew Works is 100% owned and operated by folks in Tennessee. They are guided by their motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.”

2015 “Music City” Pinot Noir: Tasting.com Rating of 92 Points!

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City Winery Nashville’s brand new 2015 Music City Pinot Noir was awarded 92 points and Gold Medal “Exceptional” Rating by Tastings.com! Incredibly aromatic, with a strong violet and floral aroma, this Pinot noir is ripe and ready to drink. Grown in the warm climate of Santa Barbara county, this wine is fruit-driven, like a burst of strawberry and blackberry. The subtle tannin structure offers great texture and a smooth finish. This wine is easy enough to drink on its own, and complex enough to enjoy with food.

The Tastings.com World Wine Championships is America’s oldest annual international Wine competition and has been operated objectively for decades. It is a blind tasting, medal-based competition that awards based on a 100-point scale. Wines are judged by Tastings.com’s trained staff joined by top Wine professionals and buyers from retailers and restaurants using a proven, consistent, proprietary methodology developed in collaboration with Cornell University. The Tastings.com World Wine Championships distributes its monthly results to consumers and the trade through Tastings.com, a free consumer website with tens of thousands of unique users a month on its searchable databases and via social media @tastingsbti.

Click here to purchase a bottle of our 2015 Music City Pinot Noir.

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Steve Earle January Residency: Solo & Acoustic

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We’re very excited to have the legendary Steve Earle playing a January residency here at City Winery Nashville all month long! Joined by Langhorne Slim, Colter Wall, Buddy Miller and Emily Earle, each show will be solo, acoustic and absolutely unforgettable. Meet & Greets are available for each show, too! Click here to purchase tickets!

Almost twenty years ago, Steve Earle and I took a ride through South Nashville. It was down those mean streets that Steve had spent his famous “hiatus” in the early 1990’s mostly shooting dope. It was a crazy, unprecedented thing. Here was a guy – the supposed “new face” of outlaw country – who had already put out a near unbroken string of instant classics, including chart hits like “Guitar Town,” “Someday,” and the immortal “Copperhead Road.” And he just up and disappears, drops from sight for four years, making no records, playing no shows. Many thought he was dead.

By the time we met, Steve was on the way back, through his sixty-day stint in the Davidson County Jail, firmly in recovery. He’d already released a couple new discs, the masterly acoustic Train A Comin’ and the defiantly electric I Feel Alright. But you could tell, he wasn’t all the way back. Clean and sober can be a transitory thing, the ghosts of the old days are far from fully vanquished, if they ever will be. Steve wasn’t sure he wanted any more of South Nashville, but being Steve, which is to be an adventurer and a sport, he agreed to take the tour.

In matters of the heart, Steve Earle has always been an optimist. There are several better-known tunes on the “Guitar Town” album, but when it comes to young(er) love all you really need is “Fearless Heart.” With Whitmanesque exaltation of his own resiliency, the singer sings: “I got me a fearless heart/ strong enough to get you through the scary part/ its been broken many times before/ a fearless heart just comes back for more.” Whatever happens, he’ll bounce back; all previous failures are only recon so as to guide His Own True Love Of the Moment across the “scary part.” Back then, Steve had faith in his ability to fall in love again, no matter what. It was a strange dichotomy. With an unmatched talent to describe the heartbreaking (as with the doomed Billy Austin, “twenty-nine years old, quarter Cherokee I’m told”) the singer largely avoided his own heartbreak.

“I’m patient, but I’m focused. There’s a lot to do. I’d like to write a musical, I’m working on a country record. I think a lot people this age feel like this. And if there’s one thing I know about songwriting, it doesn’t matter if it’s a love song, a song for my kid, or about an issue, something I saw on TV – people don’t give a fuck what I think about it, what they do give a fuck about is what experiences we have in common. As a songwriter, that’s where I want to go, to touch that place between me and you.”

Then, simply because Steve has too much hellraiser in him to leave it like that, he invoked the name of Willie Dixon, writer of some of the greatest modern blues songs, tunes like “Back Door Man,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Spoonful,” “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover,” which were recorded by people like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley. Asked why he wrote and played the blues, Dixon, three hundred pounds and crusty sharp, reputedly said, “money and women, what else is there?”