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|

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|

This Cab Franc 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 | 2024-03-04T22:08:38+00:00 February 28th, 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 | 2024-02-15T00:21:29+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 | 2024-02-02T20:33:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2024|

Raina has a French Sauv Blanc for your Spicy Dishes

Domaine Cedrick Bardin Pouilly Fumé Pouilly-sur-Loire, France $26.99/bottle Calling all Loire Valley lovers! This 100% organic Sauvignon Blanc, with its aromas of citrus, mandarin and peach, will have you dreaming of a warm summer day. It hits your palate with a crisp and clean dry finish, dominated by a pleasing minerality. This Pouilly Fumé is fantastic with goat cheese or shell fish, but I highly recommend pairing this beauty with your favorite spicy dish: Try this Sauv Blanc with chicken tikka masala on a cold winter night, and say "welcome" to your new favorite dynamic duo. Friends & Family [...]

By | 2024-02-02T20:08:28+00:00 January 25th, 2024|

December Wines Of the Month

You can relax now. We have your holiday wines all figured out. "Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures." —Michael Broadbent Cedric Bardin Coteaux Du Giennois Rouge Loire Valley, France Château Saint Sernin Malbec De Calcaire Cahors, France CEDRIC BARDIN This Wine Is Incredible! A superb blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay. Notes of cherry, pipe tobacco, cassis, and a hint of evergreen to finish. This wine really delivers. It's medium-bodied, complex, and great with so many different dishes! Pairings: grilled red meats, nutty cheeses with a fresh baguette and [...]

By | 2023-12-06T22:45:11+00:00 December 6th, 2023|

November Wine of the Month

Wines that are Curated to Compliment Thanksgiving Atlantique Sauvignon Blanc Loire Valley, France Baronnie de Montgaillard Syrah Pays D'OC, France ATLANTIQUE All hands on deck! A truly stunning Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. It's vibrant and dry, with mouth-watering notes of citrus, tropical fruits, pear, gooseberry, hay, and minerals. PAIRINGS: antipasto platters; grilled shrimp; sushi; fish and chips; simple and fresh pasta dishes with olive oil, lemon, and basil pesto. Friends & Family: $15.99/btl (reg $19.99/btl) • 3 bottles: $15.19/btl • 6 bottles: $14.39/btl • 12 bottles: $13.59/btl BARONNIE DE MONTGAILLARD Go ahead and grab an extra bottle or two — [...]

By | 2023-11-09T22:20:57+00:00 November 9th, 2023|

The Holiday Red That Goes With Everything

Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba $19.99/bottle Andrea Sottimano is one of the finest winemakers in Italy, and by extension, the world. However, his Dolcetto is admittedly not for everyone — your Chardonnay-only drinkers will not love it, nor will your big fat juicy red-wine-only drinkers. Dolcetto is aptly named (from the Italian, dolce, for "soft" or "sweet," not sugary, but as in the English "dulcet"). It is Piemonte's gulpable wine — spicy, grapey, dark chocolate-y, and low in tannin. For all its juicy, plush softness, Dolcetto can be lively, spry even, especially if it retains some of the grape's native acidity. [...]

By | 2023-10-24T22:31:59+00:00 October 24th, 2023|

Devin is being wooed by a Spanish red

Portento / Petit Verdot La Mancha, Spain $17.99/bottle Fragrant Michigan cherries and oak (with a slight touch of cedar) transition to the palate with a deep ferric richness, brightened by pink peppercorn and saffron. A decadent and indulgent experience with grippy tannins and a silky finish. Dark meat is the way to go here: pair Portento with mushroom risotto and pepper steak, tzatziki and falafel, or liver pâté. 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 [...]

By | 2023-09-11T22:18:41+00:00 August 24th, 2023|

Abbie is drinking a very friendly Beaujolais

La Galoche Beaujolais Gamay is a light-bodied, easy-drinking red that will be a hit at any get-together. Similar to a Pinot, this wine has notes of juicy plums and Luxardo cherries while remaining dry with soft tannins. I paired this wine, slightly chilled, with homemade gyros, but I think it would also complement any charcuterie or even dessert. This food-friendly wine is a great gift idea — or you can keep it for yourself. Cheers! Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% [...]

By | 2023-08-28T19:39:19+00:00 August 3rd, 2023|