What Are We Drinking Now? The Simple Grape

Marshall has some easy-sippers for relaxing. The Simple Grape Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Sometimes after a long day all you want to do is get home and have a nice glass of wine — nothing too dense or stuffy, just something easy that tastes good. Whether you want a red or a white, The Simple Grape delivers. Their Cabernet is bold but not aggressive with lots of fruit, while their Chardonnay is lively and well-balanced with restrained tones of butter and oak. These wines also contain zero added sugar, are low-calorie, and are certified sustainable. Life can be complicated, but [...]

By | 2022-04-29T22:31:23+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Sébastien Besson Juliénas

Seth has a Beaujolais for your Easter table. Sébastien Besson Juliénas This Beaujolais is super-elegant and classy while remaining approachable for everyone (even those who aren't familiar with the Gamay varietal). The grapes are hand-harvested at the perfect ripeness and fermented in both concrete and stainless steel. I tasted hints of raspberry and black cherry, a subtle earthiness, a touch of clove, and a little orange zest. It has a nice viscosity that is complemented by a bright acidity and smooth tannins. Great with Easter dinner and leftovers. Sébastien Besson Juliénas $39.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather [...]

By | 2022-04-20T21:58:27+00:00 April 14th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? El Libre Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon

Young Wines born free in Argentina! Vinos jovenes, nacido libres en Argentina! El Libre Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon - Mendoza, Argentina These wines are inspired by the heroism displayed during the May Revolution in Argentina in 1810. The May Revolution was a week-long series of events that took place from May 18 to 25, 1810, in Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. This Spanish colony included roughly the territories of present-day Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Brazil. The result was the removal of Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros and the establishment of [...]

By | 2022-04-12T20:25:41+00:00 April 8th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Château Carbonneau

Barbara has a couple of French lovelies for you. Château Carbonneau "Margot" Sauvignon Blanc & Château Carbonneau Classique Please let me introduce you to two of our perennial best-selling and best-priced wines. Margot has been with us for years. The charming folks at Château Carbonneau created this easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc - delicious, dry French Bordeaux that is always $12.99! The red Classique, which has also been with us for years, is a blend of Merlot and Malbec - dry and fancy-tasting without the fancy price. You will be shocked that it's only $11.99 when you taste this lovely wine. Château [...]

By | 2022-04-01T20:35:45+00:00 March 22nd, 2022|

Don’t Forget Your Valentine’s Day Wines!

"Remember the Wine." - Your Brain to You Just Now. Wine seems to be the last thing we remember for a special occasion, and since you've forgotten the wine for Valentine's Day (c'mon, just admit it — it'll be easier for everyone), we're spotlighting three that will complete your Valentine's Day dinner AND you'll be the hero for selecting such a great wine. Cedrick Bardin Coteaux Du Giennois 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay. Pairs beautifully with any boldly flavored and meat-driven dishes. Warm and earthy with the perfect touch of pucker! $19.99/bottle Cedrick Bardin Sancerre The perfect lobster and crab [...]

By | 2022-02-15T00:04:26+00:00 February 14th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? L. Tramier & Fils Côte de Brouilly

Kerry would like you to up your Gam-ay (without breaking the bank)! L. Tramier & Fils Côte de Brouilly This Côte de Brouilly is a wonderful reminder that Gamay, grown predominantly in the Beaujolais region of France, can yield great value-driven wines. While the region may be best-known for the fruity, light style of Beaujolais Nouveau, production quality increases with wines at the village and cru levels. Côte de Brouilly is one of Beaujolais's 10 cru appellations, and this elegant little wine from L. Tramier delivers for the price! Vivid aromas of red berries, candied notes, and violets lead to [...]

By | 2022-02-15T00:06:19+00:00 February 11th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Gabriele Scaglione Passeggiando in Vigna Langhe Nebbiolo

Marshall has a lush Italian Nebbiolo. Gabriele Scaglione Passeggiando in Vigna Langhe Nebbiolo - Langhe, Italy Ah, February, a month of beautiful things: snow, groundhogs, and love. At this time of year, one yearns for comfort from the cold, for hearty meals, for wonderful wines. Thus let us speak of a spring-evoking wine as gorgeous as snow-draped aspen trees. Gabriele Scaglione's Passeggiando in Vigna is a lush Nebbiolo from Langhe, Italy. Looking beyond the adorable apple-adorned hedgehog on the label, one will find a wine warm with notes of cherry, rose, and spring rain. Try this with a hearty lasagna [...]

By | 2022-02-07T23:36:32+00:00 February 5th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine de la Combe Muscadet

Seth pairs this one with ALL the Seafoods. Domaine de la Combe Muscadet Absolutely one of the best wines in the shop right now. It has a rich and luscious viscosity that coats your mouth with heavenly goodness. It tastes like a fresh cool rain on hot pavement with notes of apple, citrus peel, and tropical fruits. It is NOT a sweet wine. It has the perfect dryness to pair with mussels, scallops, oysters, shrimp, chicken, vegetables, and cheeses of all kinds. I had the pleasure of trying it with some east coast oysters from Marczyk Fine Foods. Oh. My. [...]

By | 2022-02-07T23:27:42+00:00 February 5th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? E. Traber Pinot Noir

Barbara has an Alsatian Pinot Noir that's a relief after all the holiday heaviness. E. Traber Pinot Noir - Alsace, France Look how calm and delicious this looks! As we begin a new year, this Alsatian Pinot Noir has everything you want after all the big food and big wines of December: resplendent with notes of cherry and raspberry, dry, soft, and delightfully smooth. And at $14.99, it's not too hard on the post-holiday wallet either. E. Traber Pinot Noir - Alsace, France $14.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you'd rather not come into the shop. We'll [...]

By | 2022-01-17T00:26:35+00:00 January 7th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Odfjell Armador Carménère

Marshall has a gorgeous, versatile Chilean Carménère that pairs with ALL the foods. Odfjell Armador Carménère - Chile I love Carménère, a little-known varietal found primarily in Chile these days. These wines are not overly heavy and have a characteristic spice that I adore. Odfjell Armador has all this and more. Odfjell is a soft and gentle red with velvety tannins and a nose that's alive with green pepper, some bright fruit tones, and a spice that only blossoms as the wine breathes. Lately, I've been recommending it for hearty dishes; I enjoyed it with a flank steak and sauteed [...]

By | 2022-01-17T00:26:07+00:00 January 7th, 2022|