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Quinta de Porrais 2012 Douro

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Our featured wine for February comes from Portugals Douro Valley. The Douro is considered by some to have the most beautiful landscapes of any wine country.

Wine Enthusiast awards this Porrais Douro 90 pts. Wine Enthusiast’s European Editor, Roger Voss:

“From vineyards north of the Douro River on the plateau, this wine shows both richness and a fine cool, elegant style. The wood aging has given the wine depth and extra richness, adding to the berry fruits with spice and hints of toast. It’s a wine to drink soon, full of fruit and balanced tannins. Drink from 2017.”

You heard the man, time to open a bottle of 2012 Porrais Douro!

Valentine’s Day Wine Recommendations

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VALENTINE’S DAY SPARKLERS!

Theses are a few of our BEST Champagnes that will put a smile on your Valentine:

  1. Besserat Brut from France -92 pts. Wine Spectator
  2. Gruet Blanc de Noirs-90 pts. Wine Spectator and Best Buy!
  3. Veuve Clicquot Brut

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for February 2017

  • Saturday, Feb. 4 from 4-7 pm. Oyster Bay Wine
  • Friday, Feb 10. from 4-7 pm. Smutty Nose Beer
  • Friday, Feb. 17 from 4-7 pm. Jailbreak Brewery
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 from 4-7 pm. 90 plus Cellars Winery
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 from 4-7 pm. Ballast Point Beer

Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2017

  • Ballast Point Victory At Sea Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Baltika #9 Single Bt
  • Brewer’S Alley 1634 Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Brewer’S Alley Brickhouse Oatmeal Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Burley Oak Sorry Chicky Dry-Hopped Sour Ale 6Pk Cans
  • Db Danzig Baltic Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA 6Pk Cans
  • Dogfish Head Olde School 4Pk Bt
  • Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Dominion Millennium Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Fin City White Marlin Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Horn Dog Barley Wine 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Salt & Pepper Tripel 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Twist Ufo 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Tropi Cannon Citrus IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Kona Koko Brown 6Pk Bt
  • La Chouffe 4Pk Bt
  • Lakefront Gluten Free Ginger Style Ale 6Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Whizbang Hoppy Blonde Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Ommegang Rosetta 4Pk Bt
  • Saranac Trail Mix 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Big Foot 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Go To IPA 6Pk Cans

Tinazzi Corvina di Verona Selezione di Famiglia 2015

corvina-veronaOur featured wine for January comes to us from Italy’s Tinazzi family. The Tinazzi have been making wine in the Veneto region since the 1960s.

This Corvina di Verona is a “Selezione di Famiglia”. This wine is an entirely made from the  Corvina Veronese grape. Tinazzi Corvina di Verona is aged in French and American oak barrels for six months to a year.

Tinazzi describes Corvina di Verona:

“Color: Deep bright red

Aroma: Ample and harmonious, ranging from red fruits to spices

Taste: Velvety, persistent and full, with great harmony “
The wine maker suggests serving with all types of meat and aged cheeses.

Ninkasi Brewing Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout

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One hot item on our newly renovated shelves has been the beers from Ninkasi Brewing out of Eugene, Oregon.

We’ve had Total Domination IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Sleighr Winter Ale, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, our featured beer for January. Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout is brewed with vanilla beans, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

The brewers tasting note include:

….smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor, and a rich vanilla complexity… It is bigger than a traditional stout with more alcohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.

Ninkasi Brewing Vanilla Oatis is a hefty brew, weighing in at 7.0% ABV. The brewer reccomends pairing Vanilla Oatis with dessert, including topping a bowl of ice cream.

 

Tasting Schedule for January 2017

  • Sat. Jan. 21 from 4-7 pm. Catlin from the Olney winery will be tasting Peach Chardonnay and Blackberry Merlot.
  • Fri. Jan. 27 from 4-7.pm. Masha from Dioynesis will be sampling wines from her collection.
  • Sat. Jan. 28 from 4-7 pm. Nick will be tasting Pipecreek Wines.

Growler Fills are a hit in Rockville!

Growler fills are a hit! Keep an eye on our selection, we’ve already had one specialty Dogfishead sell out in a few days.

As of this post, we have the following on tap:

  •  Raging Bitch, Belgian Style Imperial IPA – 8.3% ABV
  • Backwoods Bastard, aged in oak bourbon barrels: Founders Brewing Company, Michigan – 11.2% ABV **We only have this one on draft**
  • Nanticoke Nector, American IPA: RAR Brewing, Cambridge MD – 7.4% ABV

 

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