What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Broadbent Spritzy Cans

Kevin has some soothing summer spritzers! Broadbent Spritzy Cans - Portugal It is too hot already. Do yourselves the biggest favor and have a four pack or two of these lying around. We have both the Spritzy White and the Spritzy Rosé ready to go for whatever your weekend plans are. Broadbent Spritzy Cans - Portugal $18.99/4 pack

By | 2022-07-05T22:06:11+00:00 July 1st, 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? Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino

Fleur is beating the heat with a Cocchi Spritz. Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino This, my friends, is what you'd call a shoo-in. Once you experience the ease and delight that is a Cocchi Spritz, your summer drinking plans will be set. Ingredients • Ice • One Traverse City Premium Cocktail Cherry • 2 ounces Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino • 3-6 dashes Strong Water Black Walnut bitters • Strong Water Club Soda to top Savory and sultry tones of butterscotch, sarsaparilla, dried fig, rhubarb candy, and Seville orange will dance with effervescence. Savor & enjoy. Cocchi Storico Vermouth [...]

By | 2022-06-17T21:35:52+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? Leopold’s Summer Gin & Kiku Masamune Sake

Marshall is constructing a gorgeously refreshing summer cocktail! Leopold's Summer Gin & Kiku Masamune Dry Cup Sake With the days growing warmer and longer — except for this weekend when they'll be colder and snowier — I find myself wanting drinks that are more refreshing. One of my go-to cocktails for this time of year is a light, easy-going sipper I call a Spring Rain. For this recipe, I use Leopold's Summer Gin, Kiku Masamune Dry Cup Sake, Strongwater Lavender Bitters, and club soda. Leopold's Summer Gin is an annual release that beautifully embodies the season. This floral gin [...]

By | 2022-05-25T19:20:00+00:00 May 20th, 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|

What Are We Drinking Now? Txakoli for Mother’s Day

These refreshing easy-drinkers are ideal for Mother's Day! Txakoli Primo & Txakoli Primo Rosé Time to dust off the patio furniture — it's Txakoli time! Our perennial favorites from the Basque region of Spain are back and better than ever! We have no preference between the two; we love them both. Grab a bottle (or case) of these porch-pounders and be prepared for all of your picnics, pool parties, and patio projects, and holidays honoring Mom. Txakoli Primo — Pale yellow color. Young wine with greenish tones. Big intense aroma of tropical fruit. Txakoli Primo Rosé — Fresh and fruity hints [...]

By | 2022-05-06T23:14:51+00:00 May 6th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Lobetia Rosado Garnacha

Barbara has daffodils and a gorgeous organic rosado. Lobetia Rosado Garnacha What better way to celebrate the emergence of spring than with the Lobetia Rosado! 100% organic and natural. Tart, dry, watermelon sunshine in a glass. Get this one ice cold, and don't be surprised if it disappears in 20 minutes. Lobetia Rosado Garnacha Friends & Family: $9.99/btl (reg. $11.99/btl) ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll have your order ready within an hour, we’ll bring it out to you, and you’ll be on your way.) (You must be 21 [...]

By | 2022-04-29T22:14:55+00:00 April 28th, 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|

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, [...]

By | 2022-04-29T21:45:47+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|