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Sparkling Wine, from Korbel to Cristal

Let us help you and your significant other celebrate this Valentines Day with the perfect bubbles. We carry a wide variety of sparkling wines from around the world, including some excellent Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco, and American wines, such as Korbel’s organic California Champagne.

If you’re looking for something more decadent, we currently have a 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne. This elegant champagne has received countless high scores, including a 98 point rating from Wine Enthusiast.

 “Roederer’s 2002 Cristal is …a gorgeous, seductive Cristal of the highest level.”
-Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 96 points

“It occupies a comfortable middle ground between the quiet refinement of Dom Perignon and the bold approaches of the top Bollinger and Krug wines.”
-Connoisseurs Guide, 96 points

“A suave customer, with hints of citrus, berry and coffee. Harmonious and refined…”
Wine Spectator, 92 points


Port City Brewing Company – Monumental IPA

In January 2011, the Port City Brewing Company set out to revive and continue the tradition of brewing in Alexandria, Virginia. Port City is the first production brewery to operate in Alexandria since the Robert Portner Brewing Company shuttered its doors in 1915 due to Prohibition. Portner had been brewing since 1866, and at one time was the largest brewery in the southern United States.

Port City’s locally hand-made craft beers have won many awards. This month we are proud to feature Port City Monumental IPA, a gold medal winner of the 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival and Bronze recipient at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

Monumental IPA is brewed with a special blend of American hops, which are added throughout the brewing and fermentation process. According to the brewery, this helps to “create a complex combination of aroma and flavor”.

This “intensely hoppy” IPA weighs in at 6.3% ABV and 57IBU.

New Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2014

Now on our shelves, newly arrived or back in stock, we have:

  • Port City Monumental IPA and Porter
  • Flying Dog El Dorado Imperial IPA
  • Kojo Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin
  • Widmer Brother’s Alchemy Ale
  • Gluten Free Estrella Damn Daura
  • Oscar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
  • Mama’s Little Yella Pils
  • D.C. Brau The Corruption
  • Sam Adams Cold Snap
  • Wild Blue
  • Hofbrau Munchen Dunkel and Original
  • Heavy Seas Siren Noire
  • Franziskaner Weissbler
  • Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
  • 12 pk. Sam Adams Spring Variety  and 12 pk. Rebel IPA

To name a few.


Beer & Wine Specials for February 2014

Wine Specials

  • Cupcake Wines- all varietals- $1.00 Off
  • Barefoot Wines-1.5 lt.-all varietals- $1.00 Off
  • Verdi Sparkling Wines-750ml -all flavors- $1.00 Off
  • Kosher Wines-750ml-all types- $1.00 Off

Beer Specials

  • Schlafly Oktoberfest 6pk bt. – Reg. $17.99 Sale $16.99
  • Chan 6pk. bt. – Was $10.59 Sale $9.59
  • Miller High Life 18 pk. bt. – Special Value $12.99
  • Rolling Rock 18 pk. bt. – Special Value $15.99

Tasting Schedule for February 2014

  • February 15, Saturday, – from 4-7pm
    Southern Distributors will sample Septima Malbec of Argentina and Maximo Tempranillo of Spain.
  •  February 22, Saturday – from 4-7pm
    Republic National Distributors will present a tasting on The Crusher Wines to include a Viognier and Petite Sirah 2011.

Beronia Reserva 2008

The Bodegas Beronia winery takes its name from celtic warriors who inhabited the Rioja region of Spain in the 3rd Century BC. Beronia makes classic wines indigenous to the region, as well as creating modern blends of their own.

We are currently featuring a Reserva from Beronia’s classic line. A traditional blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Manzeulo and 5% Graciano. A Reserva is aged for at least 3 years. This Beronia Reserva was aged for a minimum of 18 months in mixed American and French oak barrels, and then aged another 18 months in the bottle before release.

Highlights from the official Beronia Reserva tasting notes:

“…a seductive and complex nose with mature fruit dominating…with chocolate and cinnamon over a sweet and spicy base. This wine is favourful and smooth….with notes of cocoa and toffee standing out…a modern wine, enveloping and complex…”

St. Bernardus Pater 6

The St Bernardus Brewery in Watou, Belgium has been brewing abbey ales since 1946. Belgian as can be, St Bernardus brews using only their own yeast, malts and hops grown in their “own hopfield right next to the brewery”.

The brewery obtained its license from the Trappist Monks of Westvleteren, who were looking to stop brewing shortly after World War II. This month Village Beer and Fine Wine is proud to feature St Bernardus Pater 6, one of the original recipes from those early days.

The brewer describes this traditional abbey style dubbel as:

“chestnut in color, very fruity with notes of melon and very fresh banana, finishing with slight bitterness.”

Of over 1,000 ratings on Beer Advocate, St Bernardus Pater 6 averages 92, and even higher over at Rate Beer, with an overall score of 96. Give this unique, authentic 6.7%ABV Abbey Dubbel a try. You won’t be disappointed!

New Craft Beer Arrivals for January 2014

New craft beer arrivals:

  • Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
  • Red Tail Ale
  • Long Strange Tripel
  • St. Bernardus Pater 6
  • Golden Monkey Victory
  • Ommegang Hennepin
  • Shiner White Wing
  • Sam Adams Whitewater
  • Sam Adams Spring Seasonal Variety 12 pk

Back in stock:

  • Heavy Seas Sunkin Sampler 12 pk.
  • Southern Tier Choklat
  • Firestone Wookey Jack and Double Jack
  • Delirium  Tremens and Nocturnum
  • Tripel Karmeliet

and many more arriving weekly!

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