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Enroute Winery – Les Pommiers Pinot Noir


Our first featured wine for 2019 comes form California’s EnRoute Winery. Enroute exists to make Pinot Noir, though they do make a Chardonnay as well. With Pinot Noir in mind, the founders chose to focus on the Russian River Valley to build their vineyards and winery.

Les Pommiers is made entirely from Pinot Noir, and aged in french oak barrels for eleven months. The winery takes the name from the apple orchards that once stood where one one of the blends vineyards is now located.

Enroute’s tasting notes include:

“…Les Pommiers possesses the luxurious perfume aromatics and rich textures that we love about Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. On the nose, aromas of ripe cherry and plum are complemented by notes of earth, sage and forest floor.”

Vintage after vintage of Enroute Les Pommiers consistently earn 90+ pt scores. Critics and enthusiast seem to agree, Les Pommiers is a fine example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Black Chocolate Stout – Brooklyn Brewery


Our featured beer for January 2019 comes from New York City’s Brooklyn Brewery – Black Chocolate Stout. The brewery states that the chocolate comes from a carefully selected malt bill of 2-row, caramel malt, malted wheat and various American roasted malts. Additionally, two types of hops and an ABV of 10.0% complete this Russian Imperial Stout.

Brooklyn Brewery suggests this malty high alcohol brew is a good candidate for cellaring, or pairing with deserts, potent cheese and keeping warm.

The critics at Beer Advocate seem to agree Brooklyn has brewed this one right, with score of over 4/5 currently out of over 6,800 reviews.

Manor Hill Brewery Tasting & Wine Tasting with Noah

  • Saturday January 19 from 4-7 pm.  Noah will be pouring the wine from his portfolio.
  • Friday January 25 from 4-7 pm.  Jon from Manor Hill Brewery will be sampling their newest craft beers.


Craft Beer Arrivals for January 2019

  • 21st Amendment Tasty IPA 15pk Can
  • 7 Locks Blockhouse Point Oatmeal Stout 6pk Can
  • 7 Locks Redland Red Lager 6pk Can
  • Allagash Black Belgian-style Stout 4pk Bt
  • Allagash Pictavia Scotch Ale Aged in Scotch Barrel 4pk Bt
  • Allagash Saison Belgian Farmhouse-style Ale 4pk Bt
  • Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 6pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 6pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter 6pk Bt
  • Eviltwin Sour Bikini Sour Pale Ale 4pk Can
  • Evolution Lot No.6 Double IPA 6pk Bt
  • Founders Rubaeus Raspberry Ale 6pk Can
  • Golden Road Fruit Cart Mixer 15pk Can
  • Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Ale 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon the Craic Irish Red IPA 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Big Wit Unfiltered Wheat Ale 6pk Bt
  • Innis & Gunn Bourbon Barrel Porter 4pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Mozango Ale 6pk Bt
  • Port City Long Black Veil Black IPA 6pk Bt
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Cold Snap 6/12pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Bavarian Lager 6pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Gameday Beers 12pk Bt
  • Sam Adams New England IPA 12pk Can
  • Sam Adams Sam Can Variety 12pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada Brut IPA 6pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Sierraveza Easy-drinking Lager 6pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils 6pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada the Sampler 12pk Bt
  • Tall Tales Grape Lemon Gose 6pk Bt
  • Tall Tales Kosmo’d Orange Cranberry Lime Sour Ale 6pk Bt
  • Ture Respite You Looked Double IPA With Pineapple 4pk Can
  • Uinta Baba Black Lager 6pk Bt
  • Union Sour Deezus Cites-hopped Sour Ale 4pk Can
  • Victory Java Cask Bourbon Barrel-aged Blonde Coffee Stout With Oats, Brown Sugar, Milk and Cocoa Single Bt
  • Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 6pk Bt

Galet Du Roi – Chateauneuf du Pape

chateauneufdupapeOur featured wine for December is a private label by Kysela Pere et Fils, Ltd. hailing from southern France’s Rhone region, and carrying the Chateauneuf du Pape AOC.

Like many wines of this appellation, Galet Du Roi Chateauneuf du Pape is predominately Grenache (60%) with 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault.

Kysela’s tasting notes include:

“On the nose, wild berries are embellished with spicy notes leading to hints of leather. The palate displays balance, evolving to a long tannic, fruity and spicy finale.”

Robert Parker Wine Advocate awarded Galet Du Roi Chateauneuf du Pape 88 points, describing it as having “Cherry, earth and cinnamon notes, framed by supple tannins.”

Troegs Mad Elf Grand Cru and Most Wonderful Beer Variety Pack


Our featured for December 2018 come from Troegs Independent Brewing Company of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

In 22oz bottles we have one beast of a holiday beer, that’s a twist on an old favorite. If you’re familiar with Troeg’s popular Mad Elf, you know it’s an excellent holiday brew made with Chocolate, Munich and Pilsner malts, Hallertau and Saaz hops and spicy Belgian yeast. The Mad Elf Grand Cru variety is bottle conditioned, and benefits from the addition of Balaton Cherries, Demerara Sugar and Wildflower Honey. 11% ABV

If you’re looking for a perfect gift for the beer lovers in your family, consider “The Most Wonderful Beer of the Year“. The variety pack of 12 cans includes an excellent sampling of what Troegs has to offer.

  • Perpetual IPA
  • Troegenator Double Bock
  • Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
  • Mad Elf
  • DreamWeaver Wheat
  • Chocolate Stout

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for December 2018

  • Friday Dec. 7 from 4-7 pm.  Tall Tales Brewery from Maryland
  • Friday Dec. 14 from 4-7 pm.  90 plus Wine Cellars
  • Saturday Dec. 15 from 4-7 pm.  Firestone Walker Brewery
  • Friday Dec. 21 from 4-7 pm.  Goose Island & Bluepoint Brewery
  • Saturday Dec. 22 from 2-5 pm  Hayden will sample Sparkling wines
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 from 5-7 pm, French Champagne tasting, don’t miss this one – An opportunity to sample the best Champagnes with discounts available!

Craft Beer Arrivals for December 2018

Craft beer on our shelves for December 2018…

  • Allagash Curieux 4pk Bt
  • Anchor Christmas Winter Warmer 6pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 6pk Can
  • Blue Point Winter Ale 6pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Christmas Ale 6pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Variety 12pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Winter Lager 6pk Bt
  • Canarchy Mixed Pack Vol 1 12pk Can
  • Chimay Holiday Gift Pack
  • Crispin Original Cider 6pk Bt
  • Dc Brau Hazy Alpha Domina Mellis Imperial IPA 4pk Can
  • Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale 6pk Bt
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion Ipa Series No.11 6pk Can
  • Flying Dog Family Drama Imperial Pilsner 6pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Last Minute Gift 12pk Bt
  • Flying Dog K-9 Winter Warmer 6pk Bt
  • Founders Cbs 2018 Single Bt
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2018 Single Bt
  • Goose Island Parka Porter 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter 6pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB 6pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Passion Grass Ale 6pk Bt
  • Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro 4pk Can
  • Left Hand Pixan Pepper Porter 6pk Can
  • Magic Hat Jam Pak 15pk Can
  • New Belgium Winter Variety 12pk Bt
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar 6pk Bt
  • Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale Single Bt
  • Sam Adams White Christmas 6pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Winter Classics 12pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Winter Lager 6/12pk Bt
  • Schlafly Coffee Stout 6pk Bt
  • Schlafly Merry Berry Ale 6pk Bt
  • Shiner Cold Front Variety 12pk Bt
  • Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA 6pk Bt
  • Shipyard Smashed Blueberry 4pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration 6/12pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Barrel-aged 4beans Porter 4pk Can
  • Southern Tier 2xmas 6pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout 4pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale 6pk Bt
  • Stone Fear Movie Lions Double IPA 6pk Can
  • Stone Xocoveza Imperial Stout 6pk Can
  • The Bruery Bakery Coconut Macaroons Imperial Stout 16oz Can
  • Troegs Anthology Winter 12pk Bt
  • Troegs Blizzard Hops Winter Ipa 6pk Bt
  • Troegs Java Head Stout 6pk Bt
  • Troegs the Most Wonderful Beer of the Year 12pk Can
  • Troegs the Mad Elf Grand Cru 2018 Single Bt
  • Two Roads Espressway Coffee Stout 6pk Bt
  • Two Roads Holiday Ale 4pk Bt
  • Two Roads Hoppy Beer Bus 12pk Can
  • Two Roads Passion Fruit Gose 4pk Can
  • Two Roads Two Juicy New England IPA 4pk Can
  • Uinta Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale 6pk Can
  • Uinta Yard Sale Winter Lager 6pk Can
  • Unibroue Ale Gateau Foret-noire Belgian Style Dark Specialty Ale 4pk Bt
  • Victory Winter Cheer Wheat Ale 6pk Bt
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