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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.

Craft Beer Arrivals for October 2015

New Arrivals:

  • Oskar Blues Pinner Throuback IPA 6pk Can
  • Oskar Blues G’rnight Imperial Red IPA 4pk Can
  • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout 4pk Can
  • Ommegang Fleur De Houblon Ale 4pk Bt
  • Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale 4pk Bt
  • Ommegang Three Philosophers Quadrupel Ale 4pk Bt
  • Flying Dog The Gourd Standard 6pk Bt
  • Duclaw 62 Imperial Pumpkin Ale 6pk Bt
  • Sierra Neveda Fall Pack 12pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier 6pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Eight Point Ipa 6pk Bt
  • Allagash Tripel Ale 4pk Bt
  • Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale 4pk Bt
  • Blue Point Toasted Lager 6pk Bt
  • Duvel 4pk Bt

Back In Stock:

  • Not Your Father’s Root Beer 6pk Bt
  • Oskar Blues Canundrum 12pk Can
  • Oskar Blues Mama’s Litter Yella Pils 6pk Can
  • Lagunitas IPA 6pk Bt
  • Crabbies Ginger Beer 4pk Bt
  • Crispin Original Cider 4pk Bt
  • Stella Artois Cidre 6pk Bt
  • Vicory Storm King Imperial Stout 4pk Bt

3 Rings Shiraz – “It’s Magic”

3-rings-shiraz3 Rings comes to us from the Barossa Valley of South Australia. The region is known for its exceptional Shiraz wines, and the 3 Rings makes the grade, and possibly raises the bar. This is one deep dark wine, the wine maker describes as having…

“…expressive and powerful notes of dark and exotic berries leads to a full-bodied wine that has a palate of dark and rich chocolates, traces of tar, leather and spice, with a core of supple, yet immense, fruit-driven characteristic…”

Wine Spectator awarded 3 Rings Shiraz 92 pts. and called it a “Smart Buy”. This isn’t the first vintage of 3 Rings Shiraz to receive such high marks. Pick up a bottle or two while its available!

Coney Island Brewing Co. – Mermaid Pilsner and Hard Root Beer

coney-islandConey Island Brewing Co. started as an east coast location for the Shmaltz Brewing Co., makers of the ever popular, award-winning He’Brew line of craft beers. In 2013, the Boston Brewing Company acquired Coney Island Brewing Co., but with a two year contract for Shmaltz to continue brewing the line.

So what do the good folks from Shmaltz have for us this September? How about a nice Mermaid Pilsner to wind down the summer with? The brewers describe Mermaid Pilsner:

“Mermaid Pilsner is a light-bodied, crisp-drinking, nicely hopped lager. A heavy-handed addition of rye malt adds a mild spiciness, which is balanced by a light, fruity, floral hop aroma.”

We also have a supply of Coney Island’s Hard Root Beer. The brewer says this addition to the hard root beer craze has “hints of vanilla, licorice and birch, this root beer.” And a nice hefty 5.8% ABV too.

Craft Beer Arrivals for September 2015

Fall Seasonal Beer:

  • Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Single Bt
  • Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Single Bt
  • Heavy Seas The Greater Pumpkin Single Bt
  • Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • Dominion Octoberfest 6pk Bt
  • Goose Island Octoberfest 6 Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Autumn Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Autumn Variety 12 Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Pumpkin Ufo 6 Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead 6 Pk Bt
  • Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale 4 Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Oktoberfest 6 Pk Bt
  • Fin City Captain Jack’s Pumpkin Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Pumpkick 6 Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest Marzen 6 Pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Octoberfest 6 Pk Bt
  • Red Hook Pumpkin Porter 6 Pk Bt
  • Flyingfish Oktober Fish 6 Pk Bt
  • Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • Blue Moon Fall Seasonal Sampler 12 Pk Bt
  • Duclaw 31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager 6 Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Mad Bishop Oktoberfest 6 Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest 6 Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Pumpkin Batch 6 Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Fall Variety 12 Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest 12 Pk Bt
  • Traveler Jack-o Shandy 6 Pk Bt
  • Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
  • Magic Hat Night Of The Living Dead Variety 12 Pk Bt


New Craft Beer Arrivals:

  • Blue Point River Ave Sampler 12 Pk Bt
  • Lakefront Box Of Beer Variety 12 Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Equinox Pale Oat Ale Single Bt
  • Lagunitas Suck’s Brown Shugga 6 Pk Bt
  • Breckenridge 471 Double Hopped Ipa 4 Pk Bt
  • Green Flash Road Warrior Imperial Rye Ipa 4 Pk Bt
  • Corsendonk Pater Dubble Ale 4 Pk Bt
  • Brewtus Coffee Imperial Stout 4pk Bt
  • The Cask Double Bock 4 Pk Bt
  • Evolution Lot No. 6 Double Ipa 4 Pk Bt
  • Evolution Lot No. 3 Ipa 6 Pk Bt
  • Evolution Lucky 7 Porter 6 Pk Bt
  • Raven Special Lager 6 Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Mayhem Weizenbock 6 Pk Bt
  • Left Hand Sawtooth Nitro All-american Ale 6 Pk Bt
  • Saranac Trail Mix 6 Pk Bt
  • Vanilla Porter Ale 6 Pk Bt
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