A Perfection of Wine & Cheese Pairing: Beaujolais Village & Fromager D’Affinois

This is a truly memorable wine-cheese pairing! Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Village & Fromager D'Affinois Original and with Garlic & Herbs We wanted a wine and cheese pairing that would surpass your everyday wine and cheese pairing, and we hit on it with beautiful bottles of Beaujolais-Villages paired with Fromager D'Affinois. Our pals over at Marczyk Fine Foods suggested we try both the herbed and original versions of this luscious cow's milk cheese from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes...and oh how we swooned! The undeniable decadence of texture and the richness of flavor beg for an earthy, clean-finishing red; we looked to Beaujolais, which [...]

By | 2022-11-21T23:33:18+00:00 November 20th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? The Red Villain

Kerry is investigating "The Red Villain" Domaine CLO "Le Méchant Rouge" a.k.a. "The Red Villain" This wicked Cabernet Franc from Domaine CLO is a staff favorite. Aromas of raspberries and blackberries accompany subtle black pepper and vegetal notes. On the palate, pronounced fruit flavors are balanced by hints of smokiness and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with supple tannins, this Cab Franc can stand up to beef burgers, meatballs in tomato sauce, or grilled lamb. The vegetal and herbal undertones in this wine will complement dishes such as roasted red peppers, tomatoes stuffed with basil, grilled eggplant, and foods seasoned with oregano, [...]

By | 2022-11-01T21:18:50+00:00 October 31st, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? The Piedmont Wine Project

Devin has a cloudy, tart beauty from Italy The Piedmont Wine Project Vino Bianco Meet autumn stoically. Cloudy due to the presence of residual yeast, you'll experience grapefruit aromatics with notes of peach and lychee. The austere acidity, with whispers of newly yellowed grass and hints of Golden Delicious apple, is a fine complement to umami-rich foods, especially soy sauce and sesame oil. Cheerfully mourn the passing of summer and celebrate the harvest season with a fruit-topped sushi roll for a complete experience. Chill, shake, and serve. The Piedmont Wine Project Vino Bianco $12.99/btl

By | 2022-11-01T21:02:37+00:00 October 31st, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Owen Roe’s Sinister Hand

Fleur is spookifying your wine drinking with this Sinister Hand.Fleur's Favorite Familiar: Owen Roe's "Sinister Hand" - WashingtonWelcome October with this hauntingly gorgeous Rhône blend from Columbia Valley, Washington.Sinister Hand will satiate all of your cold-weather cravings with its deep tones of Chelan cherries, Mission figs, and black currants, providing a long, indulgent finish of mahogany with hints of blood orange.Pair with super-dark chocolates, marzipans, and spicy cinnamon candies this spooky season!Owen Roe's "Sinister Hand" - Washington$29.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll have your order ready within an hour, [...]

By | 2022-10-18T20:13:14+00:00 October 17th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Fleur’s Pizza Party Wines

Fleur answers your Pizza/Wine questions with a two wine response! Fleur's Pizza Party Wines: Villa Sparina Gavi & Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato Well looky here! I have found the answer to every pizza/wine question you've ever pondered. These two beautiful farmhouse bottles are just the thing to turn any pizza night into a Fancy-Pants Pizza Party. The Gavi gives aromas of green unopened lilies spilling into flavors of baked apricots and citrus peel, with a long linger of tart lemongrass and subtle hints of rosemary. Then the Barbera pulls you in with black plums and purple violets, giving [...]

By | 2022-08-23T19:29:12+00:00 August 19th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Groundwork Picpoul Carbonique Paso Robles

Marshall has a dry, gorgeous, tangerine-y, peachy orange wine for you. Groundwork Picpoul Carbonique Paso Robles - California As summer stretches on and the heat beats down, who doesn't want to reach for a fun, refreshing drink? My go-to for these blistering days is Groundwork's Picpoul Carbonique, a lovely skin-contact wine made from Picpoul, Malvasia, and Malbec. This delicious blend is treated to carbonic maceration, which produces a soft body and makes Groundwork almost too easy to drink. You can expect flavors of tangerine, peach, and jasmine green tea, but make no mistake, this is dry and gorgeous. Try [...]

By | 2022-07-12T19:53:11+00:00 July 8th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Cantos Blancos Verdejo & Crianza

Kerry has signature Spanish wines from Cantos Blancos. Cantos Blancos Crianza & Cantos Blancos Verdejo With more acres of vineyards than any other wine-producing country, Spain is known for delivering well-made wines at great value. We have two delightful wines from Cantos Blancos that exemplify this rich tradition of Spanish wines. And they're both made with 100% organic grapes! Cantos Blancos Verdejo If you're a fan of white wines with crisp acidity, bright fruit flavors and subtle herbaceous notes, this Verdejo is for you. Flavors of Meyer lemon, apple, and green herbs round out a pleasing mineral finish. I [...]

By | 2022-06-17T22:18:45+00:00 June 17th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais

Seth has a summer red that goes with all the summer things. L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais - Gamay This Juliénas (for under $30!) is a perfect summer red. It's light-bodied and slightly tannic with flavors of cherry, red currant, violet, and subtle baking spice notes. It's great with soooo many different dishes: grilled sausages, roasted herbed chicken, pork belly tacos, grilled salmon, rich creamy cheeses and prosciutto...the list goes on and on. L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais - Gamay $23.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the [...]

By | 2022-06-17T20:52:03+00:00 June 10th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Bonny Doon Picpoul

Seth has a perfect Seafood wine and it's pronounced peek-pool.Bonny Doon PicpoulYou're definitely missing out if you aren't enjoying this amazing Picpoul. It's a varietal that not too many are familiar with, and what a shame that is — it's savory, tropical, bright, dry, and has a beautiful touch of white flowers and citrus.Grab this wine if you're having oysters, scallops, mussels, swordfish, salmon, grilled chicken, Thai, sushi, crab, or even fried calamari. It's super-tasty and super-versatile.Bonny Doon Picpoul$15.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll have your order ready within [...]

By | 2022-05-12T21:37:36+00:00 May 12th, 2022|

Earth Day Wines by Modat Le Petit Mod’Amour

Enjoy organic & biodynamic wines for Earth Day... and every day! Modat Le Petit Mod'Amour Blanc & Modat Le Petit Mod'Amour Rouge Upon founding Domaine Modat (a modest 23 hectares of vines found in the French commune of Cassagnes in the Agly Valley) in 2007, Philippe Modat has worked the vines organically (achieved certification in 2014) and biodynamically (not yet certified), and having returned to working as a lawyer he has left control of the winery in the safe hands of his dynamic and hard-working sons (all, by the way, under the age of 30). The vineyards themselves are [...]

By | 2022-04-29T22:00:46+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|