Monday, August 28


Cornbread Nation Cuvee, a red and a white, were created and developed by Southern Foodways Alliance member, Mat Garretson.

Mat, along with his wife, Amie and their children are the proprietors of Garretson Wine Company in Paso Robles, California. Proceeds benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance. The wines are not yet available in stores but can be ordered from the winery by individuals and restaurateurs alike.

Here's what Robert Parker said:

2005 CORNBREAD WHITE - 88 Points. The 2005 white (54.4% Viognier and 45.6% Roussanne) possesses crisp acidity, an excellent, textured mouthfeel, no evidence of wood in its honeyed, flowery-scented nose, good body, and fine flavor depth. Enjoy it over the next 12-18 months.

2004 CORNBREAD RED - 89 Points. The 2004 red (65% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 15% Grenache) is a heck of a bargain... Its deep ruby color is accompanied by copious quantities of berry fruit intermixed with herb, licorice, pepper, and spice notes. This ripe, medium-bodied, fruit-driven red possesses considerable soul and character. It should drink well for 2-3 years.

Garretson Wines are a deal! Take advantage of the case discount offered with every purchase. Or, join Club Celeidh and enjoy a 20% case discount plus free shipping.