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Beer and Wine Tastings for December

  • Dec. 5 from 4-7pm. Charles will be pouring from the DC Brau portfolio.
  • Dec. 6 from 4-7pm. Jeremy from Constantine Wines will be sampling the perfect Holiday wines.
  • Dec. 12 from 4-7 pm. Andy from Country Vintners will be sampling several wines rated 90+ plus.
  • Dec. 14 from 4-7 pm. Our local favorite Md. Vineyard, Boordy will be tasting from their Icons of Md. and their Just for Fun series.
  • Dec. 19 from 4-7 pm. Mindy from Du Claw Brewery of Md., will be sampling their brews to include Sweet Baby Jesus and Serum, etc.

Pre-selected Mixed Wine Cases for the Holidays

This holiday season, we’re offering conveniently pre-selected mixed cases for the wine lovers in your family.

Mixed Case * special price * $99

These cases include 12 carefully selected bottles of both red and white wines from around the world.

Mixed 1/2 case * special price * $49

In our re-usable wine totes, we’ve got a special selection of six wines for $49.

For more info on these Holiday Wine Specials  come by, email or give us a call!

Local Craft Beer in a Can!

For November we’re excited to feature several popular new local craft beers available in six packs of cans.

From Baltimore’s Brewer’s Art we’re highlighting Birdhouse Pale Ale, brewed in honor of the city’s baseball heroes. While the Orioles didn’t take the pennant, you can still commemorate a good season with this great Pale Ale.

Also from Brewer’s Art, we’ve stocked up on Resurrection, their flagship brew. The brewery describes this 7% ABV Abbey Brown Ale as “delightfully full-bodied yet easy to drink”.

And from DC Brau, we’ve got a good supply  of Penn Quarter Porter. The brewer says this brew toes”the line between a porter and a stout – with chocolate notes and a dry, roasted finish.”


Paul Autard’s 2010 Cuvée La Côte Ronde, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Jean Paul Autard has managed the family domaine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, since he was 17 years old. He feels a wine representative of the region should be both “Intense and potent” and “elegant and refined”.

Paul Autard’s 2010 Cuvée La Côte Ronde, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of half Grenache and half Syrah. One of his top wines, this varietal consistently scores in the 90s, vintage after vintage.

The winemakers states that Autard only makes this wine in the best years, and describes it as

“intensely concentrated, lush-textured wine with vivid dark fruit, spice, chocolate and oak flavors.”

Wine Advocate calls this 2010 Côte Ronde a “sensational effort”, awarding it 94 points.  Wine Spectator says this wine “isn’t shy”, scores it 93 points, and suggests drinking it from 2014 to 2026.

Craft Beer Arrivals for November 2014

New or returning Craft Beer arrivals:

  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
  • Goose Island Brown Ale
  • Flying Dog Winter Ale
  • K-9 & Secret Stash Harvest Ale
  • Victory Golden Monkey
  • DuClaw Serum & Sweet Baby Jesus & Bare Ass Blonde Ale
  • Blue Point Blueberry Ale
  • Fuller’s ESB
  • Blue Moon Mountain Ale
  • Unita DuBhe Imperial  Black IPA
  • Crispin The Saint -Hard Apple Cider with Trappist yeast
  • Ommegang Upside Brown
  • Allagash Curieux
  • Dogfish Head 75 Minute
  • Kasteel Tripel 11
  • Brooklyn Local #2
  • Ovila Quad
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout

…more arriving weekly!

Wine Tasting for November 2014

  • Friday November 14 from 4-7pm.  Andy will be sampling from our Highly Recommended section, Bodegas Breca 2011, Angeline Merlot and True Myth Chardonnay.
  • Sat. Nov. 15 from 3-6 pm.  Noah will be pouring wine from his Holiday White and Red portfolio, to include Casa del Toqui Chardonnay.

Beer & Wine Specials for November 2014

Wine Specials
  • Mirrasou Wines-California-All varietals-$1.00 Off
  • Cupcake Wines-All varietals-$1.00 Off
  • Cousino Macul Merlot-Chile-Reg. $13.99   Sale $12.99
  • Rudera de Tradisie-South Africa-Chenin Blanc    Reg. $15.99   Sale $14.99

Beer Specials

  • Schlafly Oktoberfest 6 pk. bt. Reg.$17.99   Sale $15.99
  • Twisted Tea Half and Half 6 pk. bt. Reg. $8.99   Sale $7.99
  • Rolling rock 18 pk. bt.  Special Value $15.99
  • Miller High Life 18 pk. bt. Special Value $13.99

Finca la Mata 2011

Our featured wine for October is Finca la Mata 2011, from Spain’s Ribera del Duero region. The Tinta del Pais grape has been the base of the region’s wine since the 1500’s. The Tinta del Pais vines for this Finca la Mata are 60 to 80 years old. Only native yeasts are used for fermentation, and the wine is barrel aged for 8 months.

Finca la Mata 2011 scores consistently high, with 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar and Wine Spectator.

“Blackberry and baked plum are the key flavors, and this finishes loamy and smooth.”
-Wine Enthusiast

“Sweet black and blue fruit flavors show good depth and energy and a smooth, velvety texture. Finishes sweet and supple, with very good persistence and sneaky spiciness.”
-Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

“Plum, chocolate and tarry flavors mingle in this dense red. It has firm, well-integrated tannins and enough acidity for balance. Concentrated and harmonious.”
-Wine Spectator

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