John Lodge of The Moody Blues Launches Vintage Wine

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Rock legend debuts his much heralded wine Krisemma to the public at Wellington’s in Sausalito the afternoon of The Moody Blues concert May 24th in San Rafael
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Sausalito, CA – May 2, 2011 John Lodge, bassist/vocalist of the timeless British rock band The Moody Blues, will personally “uncork” his vintage Krisemma during a wine tasting event the afternoon of Tuesday, May 24th from 2-5 pm at Wellington’s Wine Bar in Sausalito. This will be the first time this 2002 limited production vintage red wine has been available for tasting and sale to the general public after having been cellared for the past 9 years. “I have waited for this opportunity to unveil Krisemma at the right time in its life so near to its birthplace in the beautiful Napa Valley, and am pleased that Wellington’s is as excited about it as I am”, says Lodge. “I look forward to lifting a glass with Bay Area fans and wine lovers at Wellington’s on the 24th”. At Wellington’s, Lodge will present a personally autographed print of the Krisemma label to each person who purchases wine during the event. The label image was designed by Britain’s most prolific graphic artist known for creating some of the top album covers over the past 30 years. Anyone wishing to purchase Krisemma, who will not be able to attend the event, may place a phone order with Wellington’s beginning May 20th, insuring against the possibility that the limited edition Krisemma may sell through. Advance phone orders will also include an autographed print while supplies last. Following the event at Wellington’s, Lodge will take the stage at Marin Center in San Rafael at 8 pm with his band mates, The Moody Blues, to perform many of their hit songs including “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams”, and more. Any remaining tickets for the show are on sale at and Marin Center box office. About Krisemma Produced in the Napa Valley as a pet project of Joe Bob Hitchcock and Behrens & Hitchcock Winery, Krisemma is a red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It is a big, powerful Bordeaux style blend, the trademark of great wines from Behrens & Hitchcock such as Ode to Picasso, Cuvee Lola, and a long history of outstanding vineyard designated Napa Valley wines. Krisemma is available for $95 per bottle, plus CA tax and shipping if applicable. Only 123 cases were originally produced, and only a very few cases have been consumed or donated to select charities. In January 2011, two cases (24 bottles) of Krisemma were sold at auction, during the Sandy Lane/John Lodge Golf Tournament Gala in Barbados, garnering $30,000 for the benefit of the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust. About Wellingtons Wellington’s Wine Bar is located at 300 Turney Street, Sausalito, CA 94965, phone 415-331-9463, on the web at . Known as “A London Local”, Wellington’s is one of the Bay Area’s premier drinking establishments renown for its “friendly banter over a good drink or two … the cure of most ills”.
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