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2013 Silencieux – Venge Vineyards

vengeOur featured wine for November is a 2013 Silencieux, a Cabernet Sauvignon from Venge Vineyards of Napa Valley, California. The Venge family has been making wine since the 1970’s. Today, Venge vintages routinely receive scores over 90 points. Silencieux will surely be no exception when the reviews are in.

Venge describes Silencieux:

“This wine is full bodied and powerful, opening with aromatic anise, scents of sweet cassis, blackberries and smoky coffee that lead to a concentrated and lengthy finish. Approachable upon release, and cellar worthy in proper aging conditions.  Best now through 2025.”
– Venge Vinyards

Silencieux is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Carbernet Franc, 2 % Petit Verdot, and 1% Merlot. The grapes are hand-pciked and processed “gently” creating what the winemaker describes as “fruit caviar”. After a up to just over a month in stainless steel, the wine is aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months. Only 1,295 cases were produced, all of which have already been distributed.

Beer and Wine Specials for November 2015

Thanksgiving Special:

For Thanksgiving, we have made our customer’s wine shopping easy! We have hand picked 6 perfect wines and packaged them elegantly into a free reusable wine tote.

The 6 pack wine tote will include 2 red, 2 white and 2 sparkling wines.  The perfect wines to pair with your holiday meals.

Call ahead to reserve your Holiday Wine selection with free tote bag by Nov. 23 at 301-460-1400.

****Limited Quantities****

Beer Specials:

  • Southern Tier Pumking, 220z single – $12.99  Sale $11.99
  • Erdinger, 6 pk bt. –  $13.99  Sale $12.99
  • Rolling Rock, 18 pk bt. – Special Value $16.99
  • Miller High Life, 18 pk bt. – Special Value $12.99


Wine Specials:
There are plenty of good bargain/discounted  wines to be found at Village Beer & Fine Wine.  The wines are located on our Closeout Sale Rack.

Wine Tasting Schedule for November 2015

  • Friday Nov. 13 from 4-7 pm.  New to Village Beer & Fine Wine, we will be tasting wines from a Maryland Vineyard, “Red Heifer”.
  • Sat. Nov.14 from 4-7 pm.  Noah of Global Wines will be pouring the Elite wines of Oregon’s Bry Mawr Vineyards.
  • Sat. Nov. 21 from 4-7 pm.  We will be sampling the wines of Oyster Bay of New Zealand.

Craft Beer Arrivals for November 2015

  • Casestone Coffee Milk Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Unibroue Sommelier Selection 6Pk Bt
  • Six Point Resin 6Pk Cans
  • Duclaw Obol Oat Wine Style Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Rise Up Stout 4 Pk Bt
  • Evolution Exile Red Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier 2Xiba 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Imperial Pumking 4Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Mokah Choc & Coffee Stout Single Bt
  • Terrapin Hi-5 Ipa 6Pk Cans
  • Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Great Divide Showdown Rey Ipa 4Pk Bt
  • Frank’S Redhot Bloody Mary 4Pk Bt
  • Innis &Guun Rum Aged Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Wells Banana Bread Beer 4Pk Bt
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Franziskaner Weissbier 6Pk Bt
  • Boddington Pub Ale 4Pk Cans
  • Anchor Flying Cloud Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Clown Shoes Chocolate Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Boulevard The Six Glass Quadrupel Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Boulevard Dark Truth Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Lancaster Milk Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Left Coast Hop Juice Double IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point The Sextant Collection 12Pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Sampler 12Pk Bt

Check out our single beer selection, Mix & Match a six pack for 5% off!

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino


Our featured wine comes to us from Italy’s famed Brunello di Montalcino region. Wine from this region is some of Italy’s most renowned, and often most expensive. Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino is more reasonably priced, and considered a top example of the style. The wine is matured for 36 months in Slavonia and French oak barrels, and then bottle aged for another year.

Wine Spectator awarded Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 93 points:

“Cigar box and leather aromas are balanced by strawberry and cherry notes at the core. There is a vibrant, refreshing quality here, with a long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2033. “

- Wine Spectator

The New York Times recently ran an article on the wines of Brunello di Montalcino. The reviewer described the Caparzo as “beautifully aromatic ” and “well worth checking out.” If you’re not familiar with the region, this a great introduction. And if you are, then you already know, this is one excellent wine.


Jacques Au Lantern – Evolution Craft Brewing Company

jacques-au-lantern-webFor our October beer feature we’ve chosen one of the many Pumpkin brews currently gracing our shelves – Jacques Au Lantern, from Evolution Craft Brewing Company, based in Salisbury, MD. If you ever find yourself on the eastern shore, Evolution is not just a brewery, it’s also a top rated restaurant.

Jacques Au Lantern is an unfiltered amber ale. While it’s brewed with traditional pumpkin pie spices, Evolution adds their own twist, fermenting with a Belgian yeast.

Evolution describes Jacques Au Lantern:

“Our Belgian-inspired pumpkin ale…6.3% abv, unfiltered and a whirlwind of spicy flavors and aromatics. It would take me a while to describe this one…”

If a Belgian style pumpkin beer doesn’t sound like your style, rest assured we’ve got many others to choose from. But don’t wait too long, this year’s crop of pumpkin beers are as popular as ever.

Craft Beer and Wine Specials for October 2015

Beer Specials

  • Miller 64 6 pk cans  Reg. $6.29  Sale $5.99
  • Natural Ice 6 pk cans Reg. $4.99  Sale $3.59
  • Rolling Rock 18 pk bt.   SPECIAL VALUE $16.99
  • Miller High Life 18 pk bt. SPECIAL VALUE $12.99


Wine Specials

Check out our new Wine Closeout Sale selection!  Prices start at $6.99!!!

Beer and Wine Tasting for October 2015

  • Saturday Oct. 10 from 12-3 pm.  Masha of Dioynesis wines will be sampling the Wines of Portugal.
  • Friday Oct. 16 from 4-7pm.  Lynette will be pouring Wines of Spain.
  • Friday Oct. 23 from 4-7 pm.  Join Kristie of Evolution Brewery in sampling some of Md.’s best brews.
  • Saturday Oct. 24 from 4-7pm.  Chris will be sampling from his Bulgarian portfolio.
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