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Fabre Montmayou 2011 Grand Vin

march16-wineOur featured wine for March, Fabre Montmayou’s Grand Vin, comes from Argentina. The wine is made from grapes grown on the winery’s 106 year old Malbec vines, aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. In addition to 85% Malbec, this bold wine is 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot.

The winemaker’s tasting notes include:

“…an alluring bouquet of smoke, toasty oak, incense, black cherry, and plum…it has layers of sweet black fruit, ripe tannin, and excellent balance. “
This wine consistently scores in the 90+ points range year after year, including 94 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate for this 2011 vintage.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado & Mango Even Keel

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Our featured beer’s this month come to us from San Diego, California’s Ballast Point Brewing Company. We’ve selected two exciting craft beers perfect for the approaching spring weather.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado

This Double IPA with Watermelon weighs in at 10% ABV, and 90 IBU. A strong IPA with a fruit twist for the spring and summer months.

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel

A Session IPA with Mango, packaged in cans for the occasion. Ballast Point describes this one as a “hoppy session ale” with a “flavor boost” of mango. The session beer is completed with a lower ABV of 3.8%.

Craft Beer Arrivals for March 2016

New Arrivals:

  • Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Grapefruit Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • 21St Amendment Brew Free Or Die Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Dorado Double Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Mango Even Keel Session Ale 6Pk Can
  • Stone Ruination Double Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Uinta Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Sofie Farmhouse Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Matilda Pale Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Port City Colossal Five Old Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Boulevard The Calling Ipa 4Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Day Time Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Censored Rich Copper Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Lindemans Gift Pack
  • Lindemans Framboise 12Oz Bt
  • Shocktop Twisted Pretzel Wheat 6Pk Bt
  • Henry’S Hard Orange Soda 6Pk Bt
  • Henry’S Hard Ginger Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Cold Snap 6/12Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Nitro White Ale 4Pk Can
  • Sam Adams Nitro Ipa 4Pk Can
  • Evolution Crystal Row American Strong Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Lucky S.O.B. Irish Red Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Cold Press Coffee Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Tropical Bitch 6Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Hoppy Blonde Ale 6Pk Bt

Back In Stock:

  • Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Unibroue La Fin De Monde 4Pk Bt
  • Uinta Hop Nosh Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Weyerbacher Merry Monk 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Big Eye Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Point River Ave Sampler 12Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Flyingfish Exit 4 American Trippel 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingfish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Ommegong Hennepin Farmhouse Session 4Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Double Cannon Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Suck’S 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Maximus 6Pk Bt
  • Allagash Tripple Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Franziskaner Weissbier 6Pk Bt

Beer and Wine Specials for March 2016

Beer Specials

  • Red Hook Winter 6 pk. bts   $1.00 Off
  • Goose Island Winter Ale 6 pk. bts.  $1.00 Off
  • Rolling Rock 18 pk. bt.  Special Value $16.99


Wine Specials

  • Don’t miss our wine closeout section, with discounts up to 50% off.

Tasting Schedule for March 2016

  • Friday March 11 from 4-7 pm.  Eric will be pouring wines from the Gallo portfolio.
  • Saturday March 12 from 4-7 pm.  Noah will be sampling a Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon “La Grande Cote 2013, Viejo Feo Carmenere 2014, and many more.
  • Saturday March 19 from 4-7 pm.  Chris from G & B Importers will be sampling CK Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir,
  • Chateau Burgozone  and Fiuza red and white from Portugal.
  • Friday March 25 from 4-7 pm.  Jeremy from Constantine wines will be tasting from his Organic portfolio.
  • Saturday March 26 from 4-7 pm.  Beer sampling from Maryland’s Jailbreak Brewery.

90+ Cellars Winter Weekender

winter-weekenderThis month our featured wine is a seasonal variety pack from 90+ Cellars. If you’re not familiar with brand, this is a great place to start. 90+ Cellars began in 2009, with the goal of offering great wine at discounted prices. They achieved that goal, by buying excess wine from top rated winemakers.

Our feature is this year’s 90+ Cellars Winter Weekender collection. This box set includes three perfect wines for the season.

Cabernet Sauvignon – Lot 53
90+ Cellars Lot 53 is sourced from an Argentian winemaker, whose vines were originally planted in the late 1700’s. 90+ Cellars describes this Cabernet as having the taste of “uicy, dark berry fruit…followed by a trickle of sweet spice and savory plums.”

Pinot Grigio – Lot 42
The Lot 42 Pinot Grigio comes from Trentino Italy, made from grapes growm at the base of the Dolomite mountains. 90+ Cellars says this Pinto is “Medium bodied with a generous smack of minerality.”

Malbec – Lot 7
90+ Cellars doesn’t sell this Malbec directly. Only available from select retailers, like us! The Lot 7 Malbec is made from grapes frown in the Andes Monutains of Argentina. The wine was aged in French and American oak for at least six months. 90+ Cellars says this Malbec has “Aromas of fresh black currants raspberries and plums with a hint of dark chocolate.”

Ryan and the Beaster Bunny – Evil Twin Brewing

eviltwinThis month’s featured craft beer comes to us from Evil Twin Brewing, a Saison called Ryan and the Beaster Bunny. What or where is Evil Twin? The brand was founded in Denmark by  Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø in 2010.

Evil Twin is what’s known as a gypsy brewery. The name refers to the practice of brewing on a temporary basis at another brewers facility.

The brewer describes Ryan and the Beaster Bunny:

“A fluffy and precious Saison.”

Weighing in at 7% ABV, this “precious” Saison is stronger than traditional farmhouse ales, but still finds a way to be as easy drinking as its predecessors.

Give this one a try while you can, the availability of offerings from Evil Twin Brewing can be unpredictable!

Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2016

New Arrivals:

  • Flyingdog Hbc-291 Imperial Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Tropical Stout 6Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Side Trip 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Rye One On Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Cali- Belgie Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Shocktop Winter Variety 12Pk Bt
  • Delirium Tremens 4Pk Bt
  • Eviltwin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny 4Pk Bt
  • Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen Ipa Tripel 4Pk Bt
  • Bottletree Imperial Red Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Chimay Premiere 4Pk Bt
  • Chimay Grande Reserve 4Pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Global Warmer 6Pk Can
  • Ommegang Game Of Thrones Take The Black Stout 750Ml
  • Back In Black Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale 6Pk Can

Back In Stock:

  • Schlafly Coffee Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Abita Turbodog 6Pk Bt
  • Lancaster Milk Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Exile Red Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Alpha Six Golden Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Lot No. 6 Double Ipa 4Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Double Cannon 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Coffee Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Victory Dirtwolf Double Ipa 4Pk Bt
  • Victory Golden Monkey 750Ml
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