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Haunted Wines of the Month from Dracula!

Don't forget about our October wines of the month, which are all haunted. Here are four of them. Just when you think it's safe to cross your living room so you can take two new bottles of wine to your guests, Dracula appears with two bottles that you must try, "Or else." Dracula realizes that the two bottles you have are really good, but Dracula has to be Dracula and force his wine selections on everyone. Look below the photo to see what Dracula has to say about these four wines, and then grab them for yourself.   "Domaine Barou [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:10:21+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

Wines from the Creature of the Black Lagoon!

Two more of our October wines of the month, suitable for drinking on their own, at dinner, or in a haunted swamp. Do you ever get the vacant stare that the Creature from the Black Lagoon has when deciding on a wine (see photo below)? It's understandable. However, we taste every wine we carry, and if it's not up to our standards — and we have very high standards — we won't carry it. So you can get rid of that vacant, lagoon-like stare when choosing one of our wines, because they're all fantastic. Look below the photo to see [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:10:31+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Villages

Kevin is pairing Beaujolais with Bach, among other things. Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps - Charnas, Rhône Valley, France When most people think of Beaujolais, they think of Nouveau. When most people think of Burgundy, they think of Pinot Noir. This isn't either of those, but it's fantastic! Try this 2018 Gamay from Gilles Gelin. It goes with all of the foods, but this is especially great with pork and dishes with lots of herbs. We are all pretty obsessed with this. Now you get to see why. Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Villages - Beaujolais, France Friends & Family: $19.99/btl (reg. [...]

By | 2021-10-25T21:10:15+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps

Seth would like to encourage you not to go all-out red quite yet — this white will warm your bones. Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps - Charnas, Rhône Valley, France This Rhône blend is a mix of Roussanne, Vermentino, and Viognier. It's complex, rich, and classy without being pretentious. There are subtle floral and honey hints that are balanced by a complementary bitter lemon zest and a nice dry finish. A perfect wine for a charcuterie spread, some pâté, a juicy roasted chicken, or even your favorite spicy Thai or Chinese takeout. I know some of you are adamant about [...]

By | 2021-10-25T21:02:52+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Land of Saints Chardonnay

Kerry found a California Chardonnay that pairs wonderfully with butternut squash soup. Land of Saints Chardonnay - Santa Maria Valley, CA As days turn cooler, the time seems right to cozy up with a delicious soup that makes the most of what's in season. A recent dinner of "soup and sammies" featured a fall classic: butternut squash soup. I paired this rich silky soup with our Land of Saints Chardonnay. The mouthfeel of this wine is bold enough to stand up to the decadence of the butternut squash, along with a delightful acidity that cuts through the soup's creaminess. Aged [...]

By | 2021-10-20T18:45:20+00:00 October 18th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Château d’Aqueria Tavel Rosé

Barbara has a Rhône rosé for us, but rosé season is over. Or is it? Château d'Aqueria Tavel Rosé - Rhône Valley, France Now, you may ask yourself, why is there a rosé being featured as we move into cooler weather? Because there is such a thing as a fall rosé. This luscious Rhône rosé is dry and super food-friendly: think mushroom risotto, roasted pork, or Marczyk Fine Foods's house-made French sausages. It's weighty and concentrated yet always invigorating, packed with crisp-tart blackberry and black-cherry flavors. At a Friends & Family price of $24.99 for this rosé, you should buy [...]

By | 2021-10-15T19:50:48+00:00 October 14th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Alvi’s Drift

Seth is transitioning into fall with this Shiraz from South Africa. Alvi's Drift Shiraz - Western Cape, South Africa Alvi's Drift, a South African Shiraz, is an amazing fall red. It has nice juicy dark berry flavors and the perfect touch of spice. It is rich, warming, and smooth. My mouth is watering just thinking about it with a hearty lamb stew, or even a nice grilled burger with some crispy salted fries. It's super versatile: Pair it with a nice hard cheese, some salami, and your favorite true crime TV, and you've got yourself the makings of a cozy [...]

By | 2021-10-12T19:36:50+00:00 October 11th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Bear Creek Distillery Silver Rum

Fleur is sharing some of her most beloved flavors with all of us. Bear Creek Distillery Silver Rum - Straight Outta Denver A gorgeous fall has graced us with its brisk air, chilly nights, and sudden rain storms. Such a lovely setting deserves an equally lovely libation. During what is my most-loved of all the seasons, my heart yearns for the familiar flavors of my childhood. This little window into my soul will reveal what are some of my most treasured ingredients: fresh mint and lemon, tamarind, pomegranate molasses, and rose water. All of which will be gently held together [...]

By | 2021-10-12T19:29:12+00:00 October 11th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Ethereo Albariño

Ethereo Albariño - Rias Baixas, Spain Autumn is far and away my favorite time of year. I love the way the air feels, the smell of the trees transitioning for winter, the slight chill, the hearty foods making their way to tables. To complement these ethereal sensations, I paired the final week of September with a bottle of Ethereo Albariño. Ethereo is a gorgeous white wine from Rias Baixas, Spain, rich with notes of honey crisp apple, Meyer lemon, and a minerality as crisp as an autumn breeze. This wine beautifully complements hearty foods like stuffed pumpkin, or lighter fare [...]

By | 2021-09-30T20:57:29+00:00 September 30th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco

Barbara is adoring this Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc blend from Italy. Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco – Veneto, Italy To call this a September Wine of the Month is an understatement! When we took our first sip, as the cool evening air drifted in on the breeze, it was all the things we love about summer — and fall. Rich and delicious, Sauvignon without the bite, Chardonnay without the cloying, and Garganega to round it all out. It’s neither season and both. Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco – Veneto, Italy Friends & Family: $22.99/btl (reg. $29.99) ORDER ONLINE ___ [...]

By | 2021-09-27T20:39:16+00:00 September 24th, 2021|