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Tinazzi Corvina di Verona Selezione di Famiglia 2015

corvina-veronaOur featured wine for January comes to us from Italy’s Tinazzi family. The Tinazzi have been making wine in the Veneto region since the 1960s.

This Corvina di Verona is a “Selezione di Famiglia”. This wine is an entirely made from the  Corvina Veronese grape. Tinazzi Corvina di Verona is aged in French and American oak barrels for six months to a year.

Tinazzi describes Corvina di Verona:

“Color: Deep bright red

Aroma: Ample and harmonious, ranging from red fruits to spices

Taste: Velvety, persistent and full, with great harmony “
The wine maker suggests serving with all types of meat and aged cheeses.

Ninkasi Brewing Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout

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One hot item on our newly renovated shelves has been the beers from Ninkasi Brewing out of Eugene, Oregon.

We’ve had Total Domination IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Sleighr Winter Ale, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, our featured beer for January. Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout is brewed with vanilla beans, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

The brewers tasting note include:

….smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor, and a rich vanilla complexity… It is bigger than a traditional stout with more alcohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.

Ninkasi Brewing Vanilla Oatis is a hefty brew, weighing in at 7.0% ABV. The brewer reccomends pairing Vanilla Oatis with dessert, including topping a bowl of ice cream.

 

Tasting Schedule for January 2017

  • Sat. Jan. 21 from 4-7 pm. Catlin from the Olney winery will be tasting Peach Chardonnay and Blackberry Merlot.
  • Fri. Jan. 27 from 4-7.pm. Masha from Dioynesis will be sampling wines from her collection.
  • Sat. Jan. 28 from 4-7 pm. Nick will be tasting Pipecreek Wines.

Growler Fills are a hit in Rockville!

Growler fills are a hit! Keep an eye on our selection, we’ve already had one specialty Dogfishead sell out in a few days.

As of this post, we have the following on tap:

  •  Raging Bitch, Belgian Style Imperial IPA – 8.3% ABV
  • Backwoods Bastard, aged in oak bourbon barrels: Founders Brewing Company, Michigan – 11.2% ABV **We only have this one on draft**
  • Nanticoke Nector, American IPA: RAR Brewing, Cambridge MD – 7.4% ABV

 

Craft Beer Arrivals for January 2017

  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout 6Pk Cans
  • Appalachian Dutta Focus Double IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Appalachian Craft Collection 12Pk Bt
  • Bear Republic Tribute Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Evil Twin Aun Masa Jesus Imperial Stout Single Bt
  • Founders Mango Magnifico Single Bt
  • Goose Island Flight Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Preseason Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Fresh Tracks Spring Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Opener 12Pk Bt
  • Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Long Trail “Sick Day” 6Pk Bt
  • Maine Peeper Ale Single Bt
  • New Belgium Lips Of Faith Clutch Sour Stout Single Bt
  • Ninkasi Sleigh’R Winter Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Okie Matilde Ale Single Bt
  • Ommegang Three Philosophers Single Bt
  • Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Irish Porter 6Pk Cans
  • Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA 6Pk Cans
  • Peak Organic Winter Session Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Redhook Blackhook Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Brewnited 12Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Cold Snap 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Hopscape 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Rebel Juiced Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada 4-Way Ipa 12Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Smuttynose Variety Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Pack O Pales 12Pk Bt
  • Stone Double Bastard Single Bt
  • St. Bernarous Mixed Selection 6Pk Bt
  • Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Sweetwater IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Tell Tale Heart IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Victory Variety 12Pk Bt
  • Weyerbacher Easton Broun & Down 6Pk Bt
  • Woodchuck Day Chaser Semi Dry 6Pk Bt

Beer Tasting and Growler Fills are Here!

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Join Us to Celebrate – Friday, December 16

Please join our celebration at  Village Beer and Fine Wine on Friday December 16. We will celebrate the completion of our store renovations with free samples from our beer taps and growler section, finger foods and fun guaranteed!

We will have different beers rotating through on a regular basis. You’ll be able to sample each, and purchase a growler full of your choice to take home.

With a variety of beers offered throughout the year, you’ll have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a wide range of craft beers, breweries and styles.

Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino – 2011

argiano-brunelloOur featured wine for December, Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino, comes from one of Tuscany’s top wine producers. A region, which itself, is one of the top wine producers in Italy. Tuscany is known for Sangiovese. Argiano is confident that any fan of Sangiovese will love Brunello Di Montalcino.

This impressive wine goes through a meticulous aging process, spending one year in French oak barrels, and another in Slavonian oak barrels. After maturing in wood, the wine is then aged in concrete tanks at specifically controlled temperatures.

Robert Palmer’s Wine Advocate, and James Suckling, both rate Brunello Di Montalcino a score of 93 pts.

Wine Advocate notes the obvious care put into the production:

“This is a balanced and forthcoming wine that puts equal emphasis on primary aromas of fresh berry and secondary aromas of oak spice and smoke. The two components suggest careful work in both the vineyard and the winery in what was not always an easy vintage.

The winemaker and critics agree, Brunello Di Montalcino is an excellent wine to drink now, or hold on to for many years to come.

 

Christmas Craft Beer 2016

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We’ve got some holiday themed craft beers in stock to help get you in a festive mood.

Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Style: Winter Warmer

Brewer’s tasting notes:  “a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate.”

ABV: 7%

Samuel Adams White Christmas

Style: Unfiltered White Ale

Brewer’s tasting notes: “Its crisp wheat character combines with warming holiday spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel…”

ABV: 5.8%

Schlafly Christmas Ale

Style: American Ale

Brewer’s tasting notes: “a warming winter ale that blends the spices of the season with sweet caramel malt.  Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves are added for spiciness.”

ABV: 8%

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