It’s the time of year when we celebrate friendship and toast to hope for the new year. As many of you know, we are big sparkling fans. Over the course of the past few months, we have been busy tasting sparklings, honing the selection to offer the best values across styles and price points. Just […]
Saturday, April 27th, 2:00-5:00 Open House We have teamed up with our neighbors to host a sampling of independently-owned, artisanal products that are offered by your independent, local wine merchant, butcher, and baker. Bring friends, encounter more friends and enjoy a lovely afternoon socializing while sampling interesting and delicious foods and wines. Taste local, taste global […]
As many of you know, Frank and I were fortunate enough to do a wine trip to Austria several years ago. While there, we fell in love with Austrian whites—Gruner Veltliner especially, but also Riesling and several blends that joined Gruner with other lesser known varieties like Gelber Muskateller and Welschriesling. In the years since, Austrian reds have come on strong. In addition to the native Blaufrankisch, Saint Laurent and Zweigelt (the last a grape developed as a cross of the first two), there is also some very solid Pinot Noir coming mostly from the Burgenland. Our Austrian wine tasting is scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, at 5:30. It will be led by Winthrop Pennock, of Artisanal Cellars and will focus on new vintage whites.
Spanish Natural Wines Saturday, November 10th, 5:00 pm Led by Chris Barnes, Jose Pastor Selections Jose Pastor’s portfolio of Spanish wines focuses on producers who favor grapes indigenous to their region and who follow natural, often organic, practices both in the vineyards and in the cellar. The result is a book of “honest wines with […]
I never imagined the day would come when I would admit to such inclinations, but after much agony and deliberation I must confess that I’m enchanted by Spanish white wines. Perhaps it’s their sheer gustatory novelty, or their “consumer friendly” pricing, or the simple fact that they are lipsmackingly good, or a combination of all […]
Dogfishhead Squall IPA American Double / Imperial IPA style beer from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in United States. Stop by the shop for a 5% discount on this outrageously tasty beer. Drink it, enjoy it, and review it, by commenting on this blog post for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to the […]