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Commissioning Celebration Week

October 9, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Our ISC Blend 795 was the wine that was used to christen the USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 795) in 2021. This week, the submarine will be officially commissioned! The commissioning of a submarine is a significant event; it marks the official entry of the submarine into active service with the Navy. We are honored that our Blend 795 will be a part of the celebration in Connecticut. It will be served at the  unveiling of the Admiral Hyman Rickover exhibit at the Submarine Force Museum on Friday, October 13, and Mark & Teri will be attending both this event and the commissioning.

Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion. Here is how you can celebrate with us this week:

🥂 Blend 795 Glass Special – October 9-15

Stop by the Tasting Room, October 9-15, or visit us at Wine on the Hill on the weekend. You can enjoy glasses of Blend 795 for only $7.95.

🍾 $7.95 Case Shipping Special – October 9-15

Order 12 bottles of any August Hill or ISC wine, and pay only $7.95 for shipping when you order online October 9-15. Enter coupon code RICKOVER to receive the shipping discount. You also receive a 10% discount (20% for wine club members) when you order 12 bottles. Sorry, but this shipping special does not apply to our cans or magnums.

  • Click this link if shipping to AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, MT, TN, TX, or WI.
  • Click here if shipping to AK, GA, HI, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, OK, PA, SC, VT, VA, WY, WA, or WV.

👀 Watch the Commissioning Ceremony on Saturday – October 14

You can watch the USS HYMAN G RICKOVER Commissioning Ceremony live at this link:  Mark & Teri will be in Connecticut attending the ceremony, so see if you can spot them in the audience.

🍾  Pick Up a Bottle of Blend 795 and Support the Commissioning Committee

When you purchase a bottle of Blend 795, $5 is donated to the USS Hyman G. Rickover Commissioning Committee, who plans the commissioning ceremony for the sub and supports the submarine crew members and their families in times of need. To learn more or make a direct donation, visit HTTPS://USSRICKOVER.ORG.

⚓️ Learn more about Admiral Rickover

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, 1900-1986, was raised in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1918. He is known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy” and served an unprecedented 63 years on active duty. Click here to learn more.


October 9, 2023
October 15, 2023


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