Wines So Good, They’ll Make You Forget Winter Ever Existed!

Spring is the time when every bottle of wine whispers, "I’m the reason you spring forward and not fall back." As the days get longer, so, most likely, does your wine list, because nothing says "spring cleaning" like making room in the fridge for more rosé. (Is spring cleaning still an actual thing?) And remember: We always maintain a glass-half-full attitude when it comes to drinking wine in spring, or as we like to call it, optimistically prepped for a top-off. Our Wines of the Month for May will have you embracing spring with all the ardor of a [...]

By | 2024-05-08T22:25:42+00:00 May 4th, 2024|

Two kosher wines from Israel – perfect for many occasions

Did you know we carry kosher wines? New to the shop, we have the Hermon Cab/Merlot blend and the Gilgal Chardonnay. We love them because they check all the boxes: 1) kosher; 2) great for pairing with some matzo ball soup from Marczyk Fine Foods, or any braised brisket dishes; 3) delicious! These wines are great whether you need specifically kosher wines or not. The Hermon Cab/Merlot blend, from Galilee, Israel, is a medium-to-full red blend for everyone. It has notes of dark and red fruits, earth, fresh herbs, and cocoa. $23.99/bottle The Gilgal Chardonnay, from the Golan Heights [...]

By | 2024-04-24T23:21:07+00:00 April 14th, 2024|

Raina is drinking this crisp, dry German Müller-Thurgau

Borell Diehl Müller-Thurgau Germany $18.99/bottle Step into spring with this German liter of Borell Diehl Müller-Thurgau. It is not sweet, I promise. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with notes of green apple, pear, lime, and minerals. This will make a perfect picnic wine, or a perfect wine for any gathering with family/friends. I paired this light organic wine with a smoked kielbasa from Marczyk Fine Foods on a brioche bun topped with Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese, spicy mustard, and a side of salty potato chips. This would also be fantastic with your favorite charcuterie board. Did I mention [...]

By | 2024-04-02T00:17:19+00:00 March 28th, 2024|

Devin has a free-wheelin’ Willamette Pinot Noir

Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvée Willamette Valley, Oregon $24.99/bottle Wanna go for a joy ride? Take your place atop this supple and resilient tannin frame on a comfortable and well-balanced seat of fresh black cherry and lavender-hinted oak. Commuter Cuvée is a blend of 11 vineyards, located all over the Willamette Valley. Each vineyard lot is fermented separately and aged in a mix of 70% French oak, 15% stainless steel, and 15% concrete tanks. It is then aged for 9 months before bottling. There's very little new oak in this wine, the aim of which is to make a fresh [...]

By | 2024-03-27T23:44:48+00:00 March 25th, 2024|

Yes, Patagonia makes more than just fleece.

What are we drinking now with the FABulous Kristen Verum Chardonnay Patagonia, Argentina $28.99/bottle While it's a touch more classic to pair a white Bordeaux or Burgundy with an elegant French fish dish like Sole Meunière (see the recipe below), I just love a unique pairing to get wine drinkers thinking outside the box. While I chose a Chardonnay to pair with this buttery-but-delicate French favorite, I went just a touch further south than Burgundy to a much lesser-known region: Patagonia, Argentina. Patagonia is such a hot spot (figuratively, not literally) to be drinking wine from right now (really [...]

By | 2024-03-13T22:38:19+00:00 March 8th, 2024|

Wine – because no great story ever started with a salad

March Wines of the Month Our Wines of the Month for March will cover you for the transition into spring — hearty reds for cooler days, chuggable whites and rosés for warmer days. Or vice versa — you call the shots with your wine. (And look at our multi-bottle discounts at the bottom of the page.) Altos las Hormigas Tinto Red Blend Mendoza, Argentina We've all had Argentinian Malbec before, but what about a blend including Bonarda (Barbera) and Semillon??! The wine is juicy but still structured with loads of red fruit, a touch of spice and herbs, and [...]

By | 2024-03-13T22:43:40+00:00 March 7th, 2024|

This Cab can Stand up to Burgers, Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Grilled Lamb

Abbie's "What Are We Drinking?" selection: Domaine Clo "Le Méchant" Rouge Anjou, Loire Valley, France $21.99/bottle Here we have an elegant French Cabernet Franc. Aromas of tart jam and spices, notes of cranberry and pomegranate, with soft tannins and medium acidity. I paired this light-bodied red with truffle cheese ravioli and gourmet mushrooms and it was delicious! If you're looking for a great cheese wine, this one will not disappoint. Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% volume discount on Mondays and [...]

By | 2024-03-04T22:14:04+00:00 February 28th, 2024|

This cava drink is way above its price level

Kila Organic Brut Cava Spain $13.99/bottle Easy-drinking and dry, with flavors of pears, citrus fruits, honeysuckle, brioche, and ginger. It has a nice strong effervescence with a decadent creamy finish. Organically grown and bottle-fermented (using the classic Champagne method) and aged for 18 months before release. Pairs exceptionally well with seafood-centric dishes, fried chicken, charcuterie, oysters, and brunch. You seriously won't believe this Cava costs under $15! Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% volume discount on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm [...]

By | 2024-03-04T22:26:38+00:00 February 27th, 2024|

Need Wine for a Very Important Football Game (TM)?

"A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds." —Chinese Proverb We know that four or five of you — possibly up to seven — will be watching the Very Important Football Game™ on Sunday. Don't let anyone tell you that the VIFG™ is a beer-only event. People have been watching the VIFG™ while drinking wine for well over 600 years, and of course we didn't fact-check that claim so be sure to grab some of these very chuggable wines for the [...]

By | 2024-02-15T00:33:02+00:00 February 6th, 2024|

Seth is going all organic Italian on you

Capezzana Conte Contini Bonacossi Barco Reale Di Carmignano (that's easy for you to say) Rosso Tuscany, Italy $18.99/bottle This wine is a blend of organically grown Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Canaiolo. It is an awesome food-pairing wine — it goes with everything from lasagna, spaghetti, pizza, lamb, charcuterie, sausages, to even duck. It has delicious flavors of warm bing cherries, blackberries, savory herbs, and earthy notes on the finish. It's medium-bodied with a balanced acidity and firm tannins. Snag a bottle the next time you decide on Italian for dinner! Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% [...]

By | 2024-02-02T20:24:56+00:00 February 2nd, 2024|