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Wine Tasting for July 2013

  • Friday, July 12 from 4-7 pm.  Winebow presents a sampling of Terra Noble Gran Reserve Carmenere, Vitiano Red and White blends from Italy.
  • Saturday, July 13 from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Republic presents a tasting on Simi Chardonnay, Menage a trois Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio.
  • Saturday, July 27 from 4-7 pm.  Oyster Bay of New Zeland will present a sampling of their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


Ballast Point Brewing – Sculpin IPA

From its humble beginnings of backyard brewing and a home brew supply store, Ballast Point Brewing has grown large enough to find its way from San Diego to our Rockville, Maryland store. Ballast Pointe says their Sculpin IPA is a testament to their origins.

“It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops.” Ballast Point, Sculpin IPA

At 7% alcohol and 70 IBUS Sculpin IPA packs a punch and tastes great, much like the poisonous spiked fish it takes its name from. The folks at BeerAdvocate seem to agree, with an incredible average score of 98 out over 4,700 reviews.

Brotherhood Riesling

Brotherhood Winery is located in the town of Hudson, NY, in the Hudson Valley Region. Its facilities include underground wine cellars dating back to the late 1830s. Being the closest winery to New York City, Brotherhood was among the first wineries to open their doors to tours, parties and events, drawing hundreds of thousands of people a year.

Village Beer and Fine Wine is proud to feature Brotherhood Riesling, which is featured on the White House Wine List. The winemaker’s notes:

“Our most popular wine, this Riesling has delicate aromas of pear, apple and fresh blossoms, and its off-dry character perfectly balanced by the crisp finish. Full-fruited with rich varietal character, this award-winning wine is a serious effort and yet a real crowd pleaser.”

Craft Beer Arrivals – June 2013

craft-beer-cans-rockville-storeWe’ve got all sorts of craft beer available in cans, just in time for all your outdoor summer activities. Right now our shelves are stocked with cans of Kona Longboard Island Lager, Sam Adams Summer Ale and Boston Lager, Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA andFlying Dog Under Dog Atlantic Lager, Dales Pale Ale, Mama Little Yella Pils & Gubna Imperial IPA.

New on our shelves in good old fashioned bottles we have Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Nortradamus, Ommegang Three Philosophers, Lagunitas Little Sumpin Ale, Pilsener Lager Bier.

And new arrivals of the 12 pack bottle variety include: Smithwicks Irish Ale, Woodchuck Variety Pack, Mikes Hard Party Variety Pack, and Shock Top Belguim White…and more arriving weekly!

Beer & Wine Specials for June 2013

Wine Specials

  • Yellow Tail 1.5 lt.-All Varietals $1.00 Off
  • Bogle Wines 750 ml.-All Varietals $1.00 Off
  • Bulgariana Wines 750 ml.-From Bulgaria-All Varietals $1.00 Off

 Beer Specials

  • Sol 6 pk. bt. Reg. $8.09 Sale $7.09
  • Harpoon UFO 6 pk. bt. Reg. $9.99 Sale $8.99
  • 3rd Shift Amber Lager 6 pk. bt. Reg. $8.99 Sale $7.99
  • Sam Adams 12 pk. Winter lager Reg. $17.99 Sale $16.99

Click here to download a PDF of this month’s specials and a valuable coupon.

Wine Tasting for June 2013

  • Sat. June 8  from 4-7 pm.  WJ Seig presents Alges 2009 90pt Parker; Chateau du Taste 2009 Bordeau and Le Saint Andre Rose.
  • Sat. June 15 from 4-7 pm.   Republic presents Dave Mathew’s Dreaming Tree White Blend; Oyster Bay Pinot Noir, Menage a trois Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Sat. June 22 from 4-7 pm.  Wines from Bulgaria-Bulgariana-to include Imperial Red Blend,   Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah blend, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Sat. June 29 from 12-6 pm.  From Argentina Don Rudolfo Malbec and Pinot Noir, and Baille de Provence-a French Rose.

New Craft Beer Arrivals for May 2013

New Craft Beer Arrivals:
Allagash Odyssey, Allagash Curieux, Allagash Four Ale, Allagash Black and Allagash Tripel Reserve & Dubbel Reserve Ale, Southern Tier Double Milk Stout & Double IPA, Shiner Ruby Redbird, Shiner 966 Farmhouse Ale, Magic Hat Golden Haze Summer, Crabbies Ginger Beer, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Lagunitas Undercover Shut down Ale, Harpoon Summer Beer, Oscar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA, Sam Adams Hopology Whitewater IPA and Noble Pils & Longshot.

New  Arrivals in Craft Beer 12 packs:
Blue Moon Variety, Heavy Seas Sunken Sampler, Boulder Beer Brewers Dozen, Majic Hat Summer Variety, Sam Adams Summer Variety, New Belguim Rolle Bolle Summer, Angry Orchard Variety & Southern Tier Super Pack.

Chateau Pesquie Terasses 2011

Chateau Pesquie is a family estate located in the Rhone Valley. Chateau Pesquie has proudly maintained “sustainable, responsible practices” for over twenty years. The vineyard uses only organic, humus-based fertilizers and prefers mechanical weed-killing to pesticides. Their main grapes are Syrah and Grenache, dominant varieties for the region. This month we are proud to feature a blend of those grapes, Chateau Pesquie’s 2011 Terasses.

The Wine Maker’s tasting notes:

Colour: deep ruby color.
Nose: intense nose with spicy notes(especially black pepper) and red berries.
Mouth: This very balanced wine offers very round tannins and fresh berriesaromas, with some floral and spicy flavors..
Food and wine pairing: Very easy to match. With simple dishes such as pizzas, kebabs, charcuterie, vegetable pies or salads to more ambitious cuisine like terrines, poultry, roasted or grilled meats.

The Rhone Report gives 2011 Terasses 91 points. “this brilliant value has no hard edges, silky tannin, and an elegant, ‘oh so drinkable’ profile.”

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