What Are We Drinking Now? Belle Pente

Kerry has the perfect Pinot for Thanksgiving! Belle Pente - 2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Good friends and good wine — a perfect pairing! As I prepare to gather with treasured friends for Thanksgiving, one of the wines I'll be serving this year is the tried-and-true Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Belle Pente (pronounced pont). This elegant Pinot showcases bright aromas of red berries, mushroom, and a hint of licorice. The wine's balance of fruit, earthiness, and oak on the palate is carried to a long, exquisite finish that is sure to delight. Pinots are a traditional favorite for Thanksgiving [...]

By | 2022-11-21T23:19:59+00:00 November 17th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? The Piedmont Wine Project

Devin has a cloudy, tart beauty from Italy The Piedmont Wine Project Vino Bianco Meet autumn stoically. Cloudy due to the presence of residual yeast, you'll experience grapefruit aromatics with notes of peach and lychee. The austere acidity, with whispers of newly yellowed grass and hints of Golden Delicious apple, is a fine complement to umami-rich foods, especially soy sauce and sesame oil. Cheerfully mourn the passing of summer and celebrate the harvest season with a fruit-topped sushi roll for a complete experience. Chill, shake, and serve. The Piedmont Wine Project Vino Bianco $12.99/btl

By | 2022-11-01T21:42:58+00:00 October 31st, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? The Red Villain

Kerry is investigating "The Red Villain" Domaine CLO "Le Méchant Rouge" a.k.a. "The Red Villain" This wicked Cabernet Franc from Domaine CLO is a staff favorite. Aromas of raspberries and blackberries accompany subtle black pepper and vegetal notes. On the palate, pronounced fruit flavors are balanced by hints of smokiness and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with supple tannins, this Cab Franc can stand up to beef burgers, meatballs in tomato sauce, or grilled lamb. The vegetal and herbal undertones in this wine will complement dishes such as roasted red peppers, tomatoes stuffed with basil, grilled eggplant, and foods seasoned with oregano, [...]

By | 2022-11-01T21:31:44+00:00 October 31st, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? “No Trix” Perricone

Seth has a gorgeous red from a leader in biodynamic & natural wine making. Marilena Barbera "No Trix" Perricone - Sicily It's the time of year for tricks and treats, and No Trix is certainly a treat! Marilena Barbera is a leader in biodynamic and natural winemaking, and her wines, straight outta Sicily, really deliver. No Trix is medium-bodied with solid tannins, and it's made from Perricone, a grape that was brought to Sicily by the Greeks around the 8th century BCE. It has nice, dark, red berry flavors and a saline finish that makes another sip irresistible. It's a [...]

By | 2022-10-18T20:51:34+00:00 October 18th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Owen Roe’s Sinister Hand

Fleur is spookifying your wine drinking with this Sinister Hand. Fleur's Favorite Familiar: Owen Roe's "Sinister Hand" - Washington Welcome October with this hauntingly gorgeous Rhône blend from Columbia Valley, Washington. Sinister Hand will satiate all of your cold-weather cravings with its deep tones of Chelan cherries, Mission figs, and black currants, providing a long, indulgent finish of mahogany with hints of blood orange. Pair with super-dark chocolates, marzipans, and spicy cinnamon candies this spooky season! Owen Roe's "Sinister Hand" - Washington $29.99/btl

By | 2022-10-18T20:19:20+00:00 October 17th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Fleur’s Pizza Party Wines

Fleur answers your Pizza/Wine questions with a two wine response! Fleur's Pizza Party Wines: Villa Sparina Gavi & Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato Well looky here! I have found the answer to every pizza/wine question you've ever pondered. These two beautiful farmhouse bottles are just the thing to turn any pizza night into a Fancy-Pants Pizza Party. The Gavi gives aromas of green unopened lilies spilling into flavors of baked apricots and citrus peel, with a long linger of tart lemongrass and subtle hints of rosemary. Then the Barbera pulls you in with black plums and purple violets, giving way [...]

By | 2022-08-23T20:33:24+00:00 August 19th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Gaia Monograph Moschofilero & Agiorgitiko

Kerry has two Greek wines you should be sipping right now! Gaia Monograph Moschofilero & Agiorgitiko With the summer heat beating down upon us, the time is right for chillable reds and fresh, bright, acid-driven whites. We have two Greek wines that fit the bill. While the grape names may be hard to pronounce, the wines are oh-so-easy to drink. The Grape: Moschofilero Mosh-koh-FEE-leh-roh This intensely perfumed wine is vibrant, juicy, delicious, and is bursting with citrus and floral aromas. Dry, medium-bodied, and full of zippy acidity, it pairs well with seafood, Asian cuisine, and a wide array of appetizers. [...]

By | 2022-08-01T20:24:18+00:00 July 29th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Fleur’s July Sage & Blackberry Fizz

Fleur's July Sage & Blackberry Fizz will help you chill out this summer! Leopold Bros Blackberry Liqueur & Denver Distillery Sweet Potato Vodka My Oh My, is it hot! And you know I've got the perfect bevy to cool ya down. Leopold Bros makes it super-simple to elevate your cocktail to "Maximum Fancy" with their luscious Blackberry Liqueur — add that to the pristine canvas of Denver Distillery's Sweet Potato Vodka and you are in business, Baby! Take a gander at the recipe below. Fleur's Blackberry Fizz • ice & frozen blackberries • 1/2 ounce Sage Simple • 1/2 ounce [...]

By | 2022-07-25T21:48:27+00:00 July 22nd, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Nanbu Bijin “Tokubetsu Junmai” Sake

Marshall loves Sake, pair it with Sushi or Steak, he wrote a Haiku. Nanbu Bijin "Tokubetsu Junmai" Sake Nanbu Bijin, a jewel of a sake. Drink chilled, try with anything. Dry honeydew drifts Across one's eager tongue, may This flavor ne'er fade. Nanbu Bijin "Tokubetsu Junmai" Sake $36.99/bottle ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll have your order ready within an hour, we’ll bring it out to you, and you’ll be on your way.) (You must be 21 to purchase or pick up wine — please have your ID ready.) [...]

By | 2022-07-12T20:40:31+00:00 July 8th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Groundwork Picpoul Carbonique Paso Robles

Marshall has a dry, gorgeous, tangerine-y, peachy orange wine for you. Groundwork Picpoul Carbonique Paso Robles - California As summer stretches on and the heat beats down, who doesn't want to reach for a fun, refreshing drink? My go-to for these blistering days is Groundwork's Picpoul Carbonique, a lovely skin-contact wine made from Picpoul, Malvasia, and Malbec. This delicious blend is treated to carbonic maceration, which produces a soft body and makes Groundwork almost too easy to drink. You can expect flavors of tangerine, peach, and jasmine green tea, but make no mistake, this is dry and gorgeous. Try it [...]

By | 2022-07-12T20:15:36+00:00 July 8th, 2022|