Sunday, September 30, 2012

First Ever Wine Club Members Only Party, Tuesday Oct. 2

Thank you to all of our brand new wine of the month club members and for all your continued support! Our very first pick up party is scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday, coincidentally on National Night Out! Our wine club members will be munching on complimentary hors d'oeuvres, while enjoying tastings from this month's wine choices! We can't wait to celebrate with you! Cheers!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sunday Funday! Happy Hour ALL DAY!

Every Sunday, is Sunday Funday at The Empty Glass!!

Enjoy Happy Hour prices ALL DAY!
That's $5 a glass for:
Banrock Moscato
Becker Vineyards "Iconoclaust"
Brennan Street "Three White Chicks" Sweet White
Cap Rock Tempranillo
Darcie Kent Chardonnay
Darcie Kent Pinot Noir
Deakin Estate Moscato
La Pistola Red Blend
Llano Shiraz
Messina Hof Gewurztraminer
Messina Hof Texas Hold 'Em Red
Mountain Door Malbec
Nine Walks Sauvignon Blanc
Pacific Rim Riesling
Wimberley Valley Sweet Red
And More Being Added Soon!

Also, save $1 on all our beers:
Bud Light
Miller Lite
Coors Light
Shiner Bock
St. Arnold's
Lone Star

We have 2 TV's for your viewing pleasure - 1 indoors in our Reserve Room and 1 out on our patio. Oh, and did we mention, every time the Texans score you score a 1/2 price drink! Kick off against the Tennesse Titans is at noon!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday: Spanish Wine Tasting 1-4 PM & Live Music 8-11 PM

This Saturday, Tomball kicks off one of it's first Fall festivals - The Bugs, Brew & Barbeque! Conveniently located just across the street from The Empty Glass, the festival is going to include a live entertainment, aVolkswagen Beetle car show, beers from across the great state and Texas-style BBQ! Once you've checked out the festival (going on from 9a.m.-6p.m.), the entertainment and fun continue at The Empty Glass, with wine tastings & a party on the patio!
Come let Kevin & Alyssa ,representatives from Bodega Beleluin Winery, fill up your empty glasses this Saturday with exclusive Spanish wines you won't find anywhere else! Located in the La Rioja region of Spain, the Bodega boutique, family winery is just starting to enter the U.S. market, and has chosen The Empty Glass one of its first establishments to pour their wines! From 1-4 p.m. we will be doing tastings 3 of the Amadeo line wines for $5. To start you off, you will taste the '11 Viura, a crisp, refreshing white, that is "well balanced, delicate, fresh and fruity." Next, sample the '11 Tempranillo, made from one of Spain's finest grapes. This ruby red wine has aromatic flavors of berry, plum with a touch of spice. And finally, taste their signature wine, the Crianza! A Tempranillo-blend, the Crianza produces a bold flavor with elegance and richness. So come on out and be one of the first people in the entire country to taste these exceptional Spanish wines!

You'll want to come in early and claim your spot on our patio, to listen to singer/songwriter Cody Rhodes! Just down the road from Cypress, you won't want to miss this local country star!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Filler Up Fridays Complete With Live Music On Our Patio

Come on out to The Empty Glass this Friday night and enjoy our wines by the glass, flight or bottle! Come early (remember happy hour with $5 select wine glasses and $1 off beers is from 4-7 p.m.) and grab a seat on our patio to listen to the smooth sounds from Red Watterson and a Good Excuse, featuring Bill James. The duo is slated towards Jazz, R&B/R&R, Blues, Americana, Current/Classic Country, Pop, and some original music. 

Red's been feelin' the blues since the 50's--with influences from artists such as Jimmy Reed, B.B. King, ZZ Hill, Albert Collins, Freddy King, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top and many more. Current varied artists - including Rob Thomas, Adele, Michael Buble and Clay Walker - continue to add to the multiple dialects of A Good Excuse. Playing with the "Jazz Master" Bill James adds his smooth, precise guitar style that is a culmination of the decades of playing professionally.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Are You Ready For Some Texans? Sunday Kick-Off 3:25 vs. the Denver Broncos

Sunday Funday, Sept. 23 at The Empty Glass!! Happy hour prices throughout the entire Texans game. That means you get select $5 glasses of wine, like Banrock Moscato, Becker Vineyards "Iconoclaust", Messina Hof "Texas Hold 'Em Red", Darcie Kent Pinot Noir, and many more! In the mood for a nice frosty beer? Save $1 during the Texans game on all our beers! We have 2 TV's for your viewing pleasure - 1 indoors in our Reserve Room and 1 out on our patio. Oh, and did we mention, every time the Texans score you score a 1/2 price drink! See you Sunday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Saturday, Sept. 22 Live Music and Wine Tasting

You're not going to want to miss all the excitement this Saturday!

From 1-4 p.m. we'll have Shelley Henderson here, representing Red 55 Winery, Miranda Lambert's own private label wines! Sample 7 of her wines for $10, including:

White Liar - Chardonnay
Crazy Ex Girlfriend - Sweet White
Kerosene - Pinot Grigio
Belle - Sweet Red
County Road 233 - Merlot
Electric Pink - Blush
Red 55 - Cabernet Sauvignon

Seeing a theme here? All her wines are named after everyone's favorite hit songs by Miranda Lambert! Hear any of her songs throughout the day at The Empty Glass and get a 1/2 price glass of her wine!

Then from 8-11 p.m. relax out on our patio and enjoy live acoustic music from Ryan Collins! With temperatures in the mid-70's, its the perfect night to get a dose of the great outdoors and unwind for the weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back By Popular Demand - Shawn Jason Taylor

We had such a great response from this past Saturday night's performance from Shawn Jason Taylor,
he's agreed to come back and entertain us again this upcoming Friday night, Sept. 21 from 8-11 p.m. out on our patio! Let us know if you have any special requests we can give to Shawn!

Saturday, September 22, 1-4 P.M. Miranda Lambert Red 55 Wine Tasting

We're excited to announce this Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., special guest Shelley Henderson from Miranda Lambert's Red 55 Winery will be pouring tastings from the famous line of wines! And all day, any time you hear a Miranda Lambert song at The Empty Glass, enjoy half price glasses of any Red 55 wine!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Saturday, Sept 15 Opening Events!

Tomorrow, tomorrow, you're only a day away!!! Finally, the day is almost here!!

Wine tastings hosted by each wineries' personal representative:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Mounts Family Wine Tasting

Tasting will include:
2009 Assembly
2008 Estate Malbec
2009 Estate Old Vines Zinfandel
2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

From their website:
Quality through sacrifice is our priority at Mounts Vineyards. With this philosophy of excellence passing through three generations of wine-grape growers, it is our aspiration to extend it to our new family winery.
Mounts Vineyards has been growing premium wine grapes for over 60 years in the Dry Creek Valley. Every block design brings together the unique orientation of hillside exposure, soil type, and depth. With each of these factors we determine our variety, the appropriate clone, and the most favorable root-stock. The careful planning and consideration that goes into developing our vineyards allows the vine to grow to its full potential for vine health and balanced canopy growth. From them, we achieve the greatest possible expression of fruit character, balance, and structure in all of our wines.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Cap Rock Winery Tasting
Tasting will include: 
Sweet Moscato
2010 Roussane 
2010 Tempranillo - winner of multiple awards See the awards here

The next tasting brings us to one of the largest wineries in the great state of Texas! Woman owned, the award winning Cap Rock Winery is located on the Texas High Plains - a premier grape growing area. 

"CapRock embodies the traditional winemaking experience while honoring the bold spirit and flavors of Texas and is proud to produce critically acclaimed Texas wines."

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fall Creek Vineyards Tasting
Tasting will include:
The "Mission" Sauvignon Blanc
Ed's Smooth Red
Granite Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Established in 1975, Fall Creek Vineyards are located 80 miles northwest of Austin, in the Texas Hill Country. The 20,000 sq. ft. winery is situated on 400 acres of unique soil and climatic conditions. 

Live Music Performances:
To be held on our outdoor patio

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Holly Hicks with special guest Joe Blake

With a sound that has been compared to Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, Holly Hicks is sure to please any crowd!

Holly Hicks is a Texas grown southern belle who has an extreme passion for singing and songwriting. Her love for music is evident throughout her songs with captivating vocal skills and her real depth for songwriting. She has that girl-next door likeability, daddy’s sweetheart and how Holly puts it “I’m just your Blue Jean kind of girl.”

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Shawn Jason Taylor & The Republic of Texas - Acoustic Performance

This crowd-pleasing band has several originals they'll be sharing with you this Saturday night, as well as unique-stylized covers from artists like CCR, Three Dog Night, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Crows, and Johnny Cash.

So no matter what time you choose to stop on in and fill up your empty glass, we have something happening every minute to help celebrate our opening!