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Beer and Wine Tasting for February 2013

  • Saturday,  February 2 from 4-7 pm Wines of Bulgaria
  • Friday, February 8 from 4-7 pm- Winebow presents a sampling of  the perfect valentines day wine! Zardetto Rose, Enamore Red from Italy 92Pts., and Allegrini Valpolicella 91 pt. rating.
  • Saturday, February 16 from 4-7 pm – Montgomery Eagle presents a beer tasting of the Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Saturday, February 23 from 4-7 pm – New Belgium  presents a spring beer tasting.

2010 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo

Bodegas Volver’s 2010 Tempranillo is a “single vineyard” wine, meaning that the grapes come from just one vineyard. Located in Spain’s La Mancha region, the vineyard is 72 acres, and was first planted in 1957. Only the finest Tempranillo grapes are hand harvested to make this fine wine. The wine maker notes:

Bright purple, dark berries, cherry pit, licorice and tobacco on the nose. Slowly unfolds to offer sappy cassis and bitter cherry flavours lifted by tangy acidity and complicated by a peppery, spicy quality. Finishes gripping and long, with resonating cherry and spice notes. Give this some aeration or a couple more years of bottle age.

Aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered, this is a lovely Spanish Tempranillo not to be missed.

StephenTanzer’s International Wine Cellar gives this 2010 Tempranillo 91 pts, stating that its “penetrating black raspberry and blueberry flavors  show excellent depth and clarity, with smoky mineral nuances.”

Dogfish Head – Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head’s Miles Davis Bitches Brew, was created to honor the influential 1970 jazz fusion album of the same name. Displaying the album’s cover art boldly on the label, Dogfish aspired to match the LP’s “alchemical spirits” and brewed a “fusion of three threads of imperial stout and one thread of honey beer with gesho root. A bold, dark beer.”

Dogfish Head found Sam Calaglone has a special connection to the album. Sam’s story:

“I listened to it when I was writing my Dogfish business plan. I wanted Dogfish Head to be a maniacally inventive and creative brewery… You could say that my dream was to have Dogfish Head, in some small way, stand for the same thing in the beer world that Bitches Brew stands for in the jazz world.”

The BeerAdvocate “Bros” give Bitches Brew a score of 95, and RateBeer gives it a whopping 99 overall.

Beer & Wine Tasting for January 2013

Saturday, Jan. 12 from 12-6 pm: Wines of South Africa La Capra Chardonnay and Beach House Red
Saturday, Jan. 19 from 4-7 pm: Republic Distributors presents Mask Rider Cabernet Sauvignon & Sister Wines Rebel Red, Sweet and Sassy and Smarty Pants
Saturday, Jan 26 from 4-7 pm: Legends Beer Sampling

Beer & Wine Specials for January 2013

Wine Specials:
Friday Monkey Chardonnay, Australia      Reg. $13.99    Sale $12.99
Chamine 2011 Red blend, Portugal      Reg. $15.99     Sale $14.99
Pacheco Organic Red, Spain     Reg. $13.99     Sale $12.99
Muscadet Cotes de Grand Lieu, France    Reg. $14.99     Sale $13.99
Chateau De Fourques 2010    20% OFF

Beer Specials:
Land Shark 6pk. bt.     Reg. $7.99     Sale $6.99
Anchor Porter 6pk. bt.     Reg. $12.49     Sale $11.49
Pabst Blue Ribbon 12 pk. cans    Great Value!     Sale $8.99
Rolling Rock 18 pk bt.     Super Value    Sale $14.59

Click here to download a PDF of this month’s beer and wine specials and a coupon for your next visit.

Gingerbread Stout and other Seasonal Craft Beers

For the beer drinkers on your holiday guest list we’ve got a variety of interesting seasonal beers. From Sam Adams we’ve got Merry Mischief, a dark gingerbread stout. Sam Adams says:

“This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of the holidays, hinting at the merriment and spices within. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive beginning with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat. But it’s the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.”

At 9.0% ABV, this is one unique winter brew that is sure to pack a hefty holiday punch. For a more traditional seasonal, our shelves are stocked with Magic Hat Winter Seasonal, New Belgium Snow Day, Red Hook Winter Hook, Shiner Cheer, Heavy Seas Winter Storm and Sam Adams Winter Lager; just to name a few.

Wine and Bubbles for the Holidays!

We have a variety of Sparkling Wines, Champagnes, Proseccos, and Cavas to choose from for your holiday celebrations.

One of the stars of our Sparkling Wine selection is Besserat de Bellefon Brut. A champagne from grapes grown in the Champagne region of  France. The winemaker describes the champagne as opening with “floral aromas” before revealing its fruitiness. Wine Spectator rates Besserat de Bellefon Brut 91 points.

We have the perfect red and white wine recommendations to pair with all your holiday dishes. Preparing turkey or ham? If you prefer red wine, we might suggest a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais; for a white wine, perhaps a Riesling or Pinot Blanc. Stock up on all your wine needs and receive 10% off of 12 bottles of your choice.


Beer & Wine Specials for December 2012

Wine Specials:
Mateus Rose, Portugal  – Reg. $7.99  Sale $6.99
Rosenblum Petite Sirah ,California – Reg. $22.99  Sale $19.99
She Flirts Chardonnay, Napa Valley – Reg. $19.99  Sale $17.99
Prima-Amano Primativa, Italy – Reg. 10% OFF

Beer Specials:
Famosa, 6 pk bt. – Reg. $7.99  Sale $6.99
Red Stripe, 6 pk bt. – Reg. $9.09  Sale $8.09
Saranac Octoberfest, 6 pk bt. – Reg. $7.99  Sale $6.99
Red Hoptober, 12 pk bt. – Reg. $19.99  Sale $18.99

Click here to download a PDF of this month’s beer and wine specials and a coupon for your next visit.

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