What Are Drinking Now? Martha Stoumen “Post Flirtation”

Fleur has a delightfully surprising red for your Valentine's Day. MARTHA STOUMEN "POST FLIRTATION" 2019 If there's one thing you can count on these days it's that there is no lack of surprises. But sometimes those surprises can turn out to be exactly what our weary hearts need...and that is precisely what this stunning blend of 50% Zinfandel, 50% Carignan delivers. Not the Zin blend you might expect, this gent is light, crushable, and slaps ya right across the face with its bold flavor — in the very best way! Deep velvet magenta in color, with pucker notes of [...]

By | 2021-02-12T21:17:29+00:00 February 11th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Gilles Gelin Fleurie

Did you miss Beaujolais Day, too? Don't fret. Heidi has just the thing for you. GILLES GELIN FLEURIE We have plenty of Gamay to take us all through New Year's Day. And this is no basic Beaujolais. Gilles Gelin, fourth generation vintner, grows his grapes organically from the esteemed cru, Fleurie. This region is not only recognized for its delicate floral and mineral features, but also its age-worthy complexity. Dark crimson in the glass, the 2016 vintage has a bouquet of dried cherries and currants, with notes of cedar and clove. Soft and lush to the taste, this red wine [...]

By | 2020-12-14T20:49:08+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Pali Summit Pinot Noir

Kevin fell victim (in a good way) to the power of Pinot. PALI SUMMIT PINOT NOIR We are firm believers in the power of Pinot Noir. Let us make it easy for you: BUY THIS! This Californian beauty begins fresh and fruity, then delves into flavors of black licorice, pepper, and a faint earthy/mushroomy hint on the end. The herbal notes throughout this food-friendly wine will go with all of your favorite sides, as well as the turkey. Pali Summit Pinot Noir Friends & Family: $27.99/btl (reg. $29.99/btl) ORDER ONLINE (Order online if you'd rather not come all the [...]

By | 2020-12-03T22:40:41+00:00 November 19th, 2020|

Love You Bunches

What do a wine bottle and a Mother's Day card have in common? They can be the same thing. Heidi tells you all about it… 2019 Sangiovese | Stolpman Vineyards | Santa Barbara County, CA Looking for a unique gift bottle for your recent grad or mama? Show them you "love them bunches" with this tart and youthful Sangiovese. (There's even room to leave a love note on the label.) Stolpman Vineyards captures its freshness using carbonic fermentation (think Beaujolais Nouveau). Throw it on ice before pouring — now you are ready to enjoy the prickly layers of sour [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:21:52+00:00 May 7th, 2020|

Leftover Sweet Potato Pancake with Sage Cream

When the California Turkey Board (no jokes, please) asked several United States wineries what wine went best with traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner, the suggestions went on and on. Pinot noir, said one winery; it's rich and full like the meal itself. Chardonnay, said another; it matches the dinner's complexity. The final tote stood at nine different wines: four whites, two dry pinks, three reds — and one turkey. Perhaps the best choice is not one wine but many. Why not try an assortment of wines for your upcoming Thanksgiving Day dinner? And the same holds for drinking with the leftovers [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:44:09+00:00 November 22nd, 2019|