Raina is drinking this crisp, dry German Müller-Thurgau

Borell DiehlMüller-ThurgauGermany$18.99/bottleStep 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 it was a liter???Friends & Family [...]

By | 2024-04-02T00:10:34+00:00 March 28th, 2024|

Jacob has a brewed in Denver, Vienna-style lager for you.

Cerebral Brewing Character Reference Vienna-Style Lager Denver, CO $3.49/can This amber-colored, malt-forward, easy-drinking lager features flavor notes of honey, toasted almond and caramel, all combining with a pleasant noble hop crispness that makes Character Reference a perfect beer to sip around the campfire. It's also incredibly food-friendly: Pair it with corned beef and cabbage if you aren't in the mood for an Irish stout, or use it to wash down some biscotti if you’re feeling too lazy to make a cup of tea. Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: [...]

By | 2024-04-02T00:14:39+00:00 March 27th, 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 | 2024-03-27T23:43:47+00:00 March 25th, 2024|

Yes, Patagonia makes more than just fleece.

What are we drinking now with the FABulous KristenVerum ChardonnayPatagonia, Argentina$28.99/bottleWhile 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 gorgeous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir), and [...]

By | 2024-03-13T22:11:21+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 | 2024-03-13T22:12:01+00:00 March 7th, 2024|