What Are Drinking Now? Giacomo Grimaldi Sauvignon

Heidi has a gorgeous Italian white that pairs with chilly weather. GIACOMO GRIMALDI SAUVIGNON Calling all you Sauvignon Blanc drinkers: We have a fun one for you to try from Northern Italy — and speaking from personal experience, go ahead and grab a few to have on hand. This balanced and nuanced white — a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Gris — seems to please all wine lovers, and it sips so refreshingly with a touch of weight on the palate. It pours an alluring straw yellow hue in the glass, with notes of stone fruit and light almond. [...]

By | 2021-02-25T18:53:43+00:00 February 24th, 2021|

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 Drinking Now? Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Brut

Drew has become a devoted follower of this particular bottle of bubbles. CHATEAU MONCONTOUR VOVRAY BRUT This zesty Vouvray is my favorite bottle of bubbles in the whole store. I mean that. To say I enjoy a bottle (the whole bottle) once a week would rarely be truthful, because it's usually two, but with warm weather this week? Maybe more. This wine though...the beauty in it, for me, is a perfect balance of subtle components. The aroma — delicate, a little bit of ginger and honeysuckle. The fruit — modest, with light cameos from pear and yellow apple. Some [...]

By | 2021-02-02T23:59:52+00:00 February 1st, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling

Heidi, a Riesling lover and feather enthusiast, recommends this Finger Lakes Riesling. DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK RIESLING Not that you need a reason for Riesling, but if you are looking for a good winter white, you have to try a bottle of Dr Konstantin Frank. He was the first to bring the grape over to the Finger Lakes in New York, with vines dating back to the 1950s. Aromatic and complex, there are notes of stone fruit, petrol, and wet rocks. Aged on the lees, this Riesling is soft and round on the palate, while finishing clean and dry with [...]

By | 2021-01-19T23:14:51+00:00 January 14th, 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|

What Are We Drinking Now? Elektrisch Riesling Kabinett

Whether you're ready to fall in love or not, Fleur's pretty sure you'll fall for this Riesling. ELEKTRISCH RIESLING KABINETT 2019 Sometimes you stumble upon something so very lovely there really is no choice but to fall head over heels. This truly "electric" Kabinett Riesling will set your heart racing with its sharp floral aromas, buzzing acidity, and resonating flavors of tart green apple, honeysuckle, and rain-soaked rocks. Pair this with roasted wild game and spiced root vegetables or, ya know, just bathe in it. ;) By the way..."Kabinett Riesling" is the lightest style of Riesling, made from grapes that [...]

By | 2020-12-03T22:40:48+00:00 November 13th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Quinta Promesa Mencía

Drew is digging this medium-bodied, floral Iberian imbiber. So will you. Mencía, grown in Spain and Portugal, is fairly similar to Garnacha, but this expression shows oaky richness and deep red fruit. Coupled with velvety tannins, it makes a fantastic food wine when paired with peppery meat or earthy mushroom-based dishes. Buy a few and see how it ages. Quinta Promesa Mencía $14.99/btl ORDER ONLINE (Order online if you'd rather not come into the shop. We'll have it ready for you within an hour; just take a couple of steps inside our shop, pick up your Quinta Promesa Mencía [...]

By | 2020-11-17T21:48:15+00:00 November 5th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Land of Saints Grenache/Syrah

Try this blend of Grenache & Syrah that is even better than its way-cool label would suggest. This one is so good, I've had two this week. And it's only Wednesday. Seriously, it is that good. Nothing too fancy, just really damn good Grenache/Syrah from one of the best Grenache winemakers in California, Angela Osborne, who also makes A Tribute to Grace wines. Fresh, balanced, clean, and elegant; Pinot Noiresque body and fruit with a little more oomph. It was Meatless Monday at my house, and the Land of Saints Grenache/Syrah went perfectly with roasted delicata squash with flageolet beans, [...]

By | 2020-11-17T22:04:08+00:00 October 7th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Kellerei Bozen 2018 Kerner

Fleur is accompanying October's arrival with a northern Italian white. I am anticipating the forthcoming harvest with this resplendent bowl of roasted pumpkin Oaxacan spiced bisque (say that real fast one time), which is cradling candied hazelnuts, burrata, and THE most luscious of all the house-made sausages from Marczyk Fine Foods: pork blueberry!!! All of which is perfectly accented by the tart clementine, aromatic sage, subtle nutmeg, and finishing dried apricot pop of Kellerei Bozen's beautifully straw-colored Kerner. Welcome to October, my lovelies. Kellerei Bozen 2018 Kerner $26.99/btl

By | 2020-11-17T21:47:47+00:00 October 5th, 2020|