What Are We Drinking Now? Ameztoi Stimatum Red Txakoli

Ever pair a wine with Halloween candy? Marshall has, and this Basque country red also goes with a whole lot more. Ameztoi Stimatum Red Txakoli - Basque Country, Spain Ghastliest of greetings, Ghosts and Ghouls, ‘tis the most spookiest time of the year and my heart is all aflutter. Halloween is a time of joy, a time of celebration, a time of hearty meals and candy. Naturally, one needs a wine to accompany such spentefulous things, and I’ve got just the one: Ameztoi Stimatum is a devilishly delicious red that pairs equally well with your favorite Halloween treat and [...]

By | 2021-11-02T21:02:10+00:00 October 28th, 2021|

*MORE* Haunted Wines of the Month from Dracula!

Don't forget about our October wines of the month, which are all haunted. Here are four *MORE* of them. As is evidenced by the extremely untouched photo below, Dracula keeps some very nice wines with him in his casket, and he holds his wine bottles between his pinky and ring finger, as is the Transylvanian way. Look below the photo to see what Dracula has to say about these four wines. And because we're not 100% afraid of Dracula, we carry these Dracula-endorsed wines (we surrounded the shop with garlic or rutabagas or something). "Pablo Claro Sauvignon Blanc, Castilla-La Mancha, [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:10:01+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 *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? Alta Luna “Phases” Red Blend

Need some help transitioning into fall? Seth has just the wine for you. Alta Luna "Phases" Red Blend - Trentino, Northern Italy Alta Luna is the perfect wine to usher in the transition from summer to fall. It flaunts the warm and comforting baking spices of fall, with a smooth lightness that makes it great for a late-summer evening. It's what you want with a delicious charcuterie board, grilled burgers, pulled pork or jackfruit sandwiches, chili dogs, good conversation, or nothing at all. Also, try popping it in the fridge for half an hour before you crack it open — [...]

By | 2021-09-15T18:41:51+00:00 September 8th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Elena Walch Schiava

Marshall will guide you into the new season with this Italian red. Elena Walch Schiava – Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Friends, as we enter now what Bertolt Brecht referred to as “the blue month of September,” we find ourselves at a crossroads of summer warmth and autumn chill. Because of this, I want to introduce you to a wine that meets the needs of both seasons: Elena Walch Schiava. “Now Marshall,” perhaps you might ask me, “what is a schiava?” The term actually refers to a variety of varietals grown in Alto Adige and Trentino, and the wines they produce are [...]

By | 2021-09-07T22:37:21+00:00 September 3rd, 2021|