We've been super busy over here at Karamoor for the last few weeks, so I am sorry that it has been a while since I updated the blog! How have you all been? I hope great! On top of all these projects over here at work (that I will get into in a minute!), I've also been planning the big day (with help, of course, from Mom, Matt, and Dad!). Did I tell you that we are having 3 cakes? I feel like I did. I'm very excited about that because I love cake, so I talk about it a lot. Most recently, we have been finishing up the final rounds of invitation revisions, meeting with the florist to come up with a game plan, and finalizing(ish) the menu and overall decor and set up. ALSO, my MOH finally received the dress that she ordered in November! And it is PERFECT. So excited.
So, while the wedding stuff is taking up a lot of my mental capacity currently, Karamoor is realllllllllly making me stretch the memory available. We have been working on SO MUCH STUFF. Did you see that in the middle of December we completed our collaboration with Goose Island Brewing? There were about 4 articles that went out about that. This one is probably the one that is the most in depth article that was written: http://www.tickettoentertainment.com/blog/2017/01/11/the-brewholder-karamoor-estate-teams-up-with-goose-island-for-farmhouse-style-beer/. It was a great collab and the launch party took place at Osteria with our good friends, the folks from Vetri restaurants. The beer, Chrysos, is pretty cool. It is Gooses's Sofie beer, but kind of ramped up. Their typical Sofie beer is a Saison that is partially aged in oak (about half of the beer is aged in oak), and the oak barrels that they use have been sterilized and cleaned prior to filling. In the case of Chrysos, they aged the Saison 100% in our barrels that had previously held Cabernet Franc. They did not sterilize or rinse the barrels prior to filling, so the Saison had direct contact with color and flavors that were in the barrel from our ever popular, Cabernet Franc. The beer is only available at Vetri resturants (Alla Spina, Osteria, and Lo Spiedo).
In addition to the Goose Island collab, we got the results from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition on Friday of last week. We were so happy with our results! Our 2013 Petit Verdot took a gold medal, our 2013 Meritage took a silver, and our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc took a bronze! We added a San Francisco Chronicle Bundle on our website. The bundle is slightly discounted, so take advantage of it while it is available.
To keep the momentum of this blog post going, I wanted to make mention of the fact that we are going to be doing a private label for AKA. There will be more information surfacing on this in the next few weeks, but we are so excited to be working with such a great brand!
That's all I have time for today as a writer from PhillyBite is coming by in a few! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and I promise that I will post again next week! Until next time...