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What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? River Sail Sauvignon Blanc

Kevin is concerned that you're not sufficiently refreshed. He has a solution. River Sail Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand We are on the tail end of the dog days of summer and it's still so hot! You deserve refreshment. You deserve relief. You deserve River Sail Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has everything: great acidity, beautiful aromas, and vibrant flavors. Plus, it's sustainably farmed. Literally everyone wins. River Sail Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand $24.99/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 [...]

By | 2021-08-10T20:36:41+00:00 August 6th, 2021|

Refresh with these Spanish Pét-Nats

Pét-Nats are the way more fun and wilder version of French Champagne. Petulante White Pét-Nat & Petulante Rosé Pét-Nat - Spain Despite its recent surge in popularity, Pét-Nat is actually far from being the new hipster kid on the block. A Pét-Nat (short for the French pétillant naturel, which means "natural sparkling") is a wine made according to the ancestral method. Developed in the 16th century, this is the oldest way of making sparkling wine. But don't let its trendiness scare you away. Pét-Nats come with a much smaller price tag than French Champagne, and they are way more [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:42:58+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Klet Brda Fritzz Elderflower & Lime

WARNING: You may find this to be extremely refreshing. You have been warned. Klet Brda Fritzz Elderflower & Lime - Slovenia We have found the perfect libation for Jazz in the Park, Botanic Gardens Concerts, and everything else: Klet Brda Fritzz (there are no typos there) has a base of sparkling wine from Slovenia with elderflower and crisp lime zest added. Our recommendation is to pour over ice, add a twist of fresh lime and get after it. Then repeat, because it comes in four packs. Klet Brda Fritzz Elderflower & Lime - Slovenia $2.99/can & $11.99/4-pack ORDER ONLINE [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:33:09+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Bardin Pouilly Fumé

Forget New Zealand, Spain, and Cali; Kevin is opting for Loire Valley Sauv Blancs. Domaine Bardin Pouilly Fumé - Loire Valley, France Sauvignon Blanc has become one of the most popular wines out there. Beautiful examples come from all over — New Zealand, Spain, California — but my personal favorites hail from the Loire Valley. You may be familiar with Sancerre, the most famous Sauvignon Blanc from the region. Pouilly Fumé is yet another stunning example of how amazing Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc can be. The Cedrick Bardin Pouilly Fumé is fairly typical, combining ripe fruitiness with crisp freshness. [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:24:12+00:00 July 21st, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? CLO Blanc & CLO Rouge de Saumur

Fleur is serving Saumur wine two ways. CLO Blanc de Saumur & CLO Rouge de Saumur - Loire Valley, France At my casa when we celebrate, we celebrate BIG! Our son asked for fancy hamburgers and french fries for his 12th birthday. Without hesitation we belted out "Challenge Accepted!" Of course, the chefs needed a little vino for the festivities, and when one wants red and the other wants white, ya gotta just go for both! CLO Blanc de Saumur: Aromatics of hot kettle corn and spiced apples invoke assumptions of sweetness...yet, this tricky little Chenin is anything but [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:13:55+00:00 July 16th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Les Vignobles Foncalieu

Piquepoul has been one of Marshall's favorite wines, but this Piquepoul is something special. Les Vignobles Foncalieu - Languedoc, France For years Piquepoul has been one of my go-to summer wines, so when I saw Foncalieu's Piquepoul Noir Rosé hit our shelves, I knew I had to try it. Gleefully I took a bottle home and let it chill while I prepped dinner, and opened it when it was about twenty degrees below room temperature. I unscrewed the cap and poured a glass. The results did not remotely disappoint. The wine immediately drew me in with scents of rain [...]

By | 2021-07-26T22:59:31+00:00 July 14th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking? Cappelletti Aperitivo

Seth is making Spritzes. And Negronis. And Paper Planes. Cappelletti Aperitivo We get asked all the time if we carry Aperol or Campari, and no, we don't — we carry one that we love just as much or more: Cappelletti. It has a respectable history, and it may even be "the oldest of its style still in production" (according to their bottle). Straight outta Italy, Cappelletti weighs in at a respectable 17% ALC, giving anything you make with it a nice but not overpowering kick. It is naturally colored using the cochineal beetle, which is just cool, and its [...]

By | 2021-07-26T22:46:35+00:00 July 9th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Cedrick Bardin Sancerre

James is stepping up your Sauv Blanc game with this Sancerre. Cedrick Bardin Sancerre - Loire Valley, France The most frequent request at the wine shop of late has been folks looking for a Sancerre. Ask and you shall receive! Fresh and bright, the Cedrick Bardin 2020 is a magnificent example of why Sancerres are so highly sought-after. This elegant, mineral-forward wine has the perfect level of acidity and is an absolute steal at $27.99. Pair with your favorite seafood dish or a roast chicken dinner — you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for that next-level Sauvignon Blanc, [...]

By | 2021-07-26T22:19:06+00:00 July 8th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc

Heidi has found a treasure of a New Zealand Sauv Blanc. Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand Here is your new park pleasure! Twist the top off of this classic Sauvignon Blanc at your next picnic. It's just what you want from a New Zealand white...grapefruit, lime, and a grass note finish. Double up on this refreshing and quenching great treasure.* *Kuranui is a Maori word for Great Treasure Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand $12.99/btl ORDER ONLINE (Order online if you'd rather not come into the shop. We'll have your order ready within an [...]

By | 2021-07-26T22:20:34+00:00 July 1st, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Vieira de Plata Albariño & Gómez Cruzado Rioja

Read all about Bob's experiment with pairing wine with cod. Vieira de Plata Albariño & Gómez Cruzado Rioja  Ever try to pair a wine with a meal, and it just doesn't work? I'm usually pretty good at it, even when you stretch the rules, but here I stretched a little too much and did a red with cod and it just didn't work. I thought my smoky Spanish romesco sauce would bridge the gap and make the dish work with my Spanish Rioja. It was obvious that this was a chance I should not have taken. This old-world Tempranillo [...]

By | 2021-06-30T21:13:46+00:00 June 30th, 2021|