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Finca Sobreño Crianz

This month’s featured wines comes from Finca Sobreño of western Spain’s Toro region, in the province of Zamora. Finca Sobreño Crianz is made entirely of the regions premiere grape, Tinta de Toro. Sobreño says Tinta Toro is similar to Tempranillo, but smaller and thicker with a higher concentration of color. Sobreño describes the color of their Crianz as “Deep-red cherry with purple tones”. Their tasting notes include black berry, oak and spice on the nose, and a “meaty” flavor of “very fine and ripe tannins”.

JamesSuckling.com seems to agree with this assessment, rewarding Finca Sobreño Crianz a 92 pt score.

“Biscuit-like aromas with grilled nuts and chocolate oak-influence, acorss ripe dark berries. The palate has a very succulent, sweet-fruit core with plenty of ripe mulberries and plums. Supple tannins. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

If you’re a fan of Tempranillo, or spanish wines in general, Finca Sobreño Crianz is a must try!

Craft Beer Arrivals for April 2020

New or returning to our shelves for April 2020!

  • Anxo Cidre Blanc Cider 4Pk Can
  • Anxo District Dry Cider 4Pk Can
  • Captain Lawrence Orbital Tilt Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Captain Lawrence Sittin’ Plush West Coast Style DIPA 4Pk Can
  • DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon Imperial IPA 4Pk Can
  • Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw For Pete’s Sake Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter 6Pk Can
  • Elysian Salute The Sun Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Pool Hopping Hazy Summer Ale 6Pk Can
  • Leinekenkugel’s Summer Shandy 6Pk Bt/12Pk Can
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Porch Rocker 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Summer Ale 6/12Pk Can/Bt
  • Sam Adams Summer Variety 12Pk Bt
  • Shiner Prickly Pear 6Pk Bt
  • Shiner Ruby Redbird 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo IPA 6Pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada Wild Little Thing Sligtly Sour Ale 6Pk Can
  • Troegs First Cut IPA 6Pk Bt
  • True Respite Fast Limes At Respite High Lemon-lime Berliner-weisse 4Pk Can
  • UFO Passionfruit Hefeweizen 6Pk Can

A Message From Village Beer and Fine Wine

The health and safety of our customers and our employees is our primary concern. At Village Beer & Fine Wine we working diligently to follow CDC sanitation guidelines in our store. We are open for business, ready to serve our customers through these difficult times.

For your safety and convenience, Curbside Pickup is now available.  Please call us at 301-460-1400 to place your order and for further details.

Craft Beer Arrivals for March 2020

New or returning to our shelves:

  • 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA 6pk Can
  • Baltimore Annabel Lee White 6pk Bt
  • Baltimore Tell Tale Heart IPA 6pk Bt
  • Bell’s Light Hearted Ale Lo-cal IPA 6pk Can
  • Bell’s This One Goes to 11 Imperial Red IPA 4pk Bt
  • Blue Moon Lightsky Citrus Wheat 6pk Can
  • Boulevard Cosmic Ipa 6pk Can
  • Captain Lawrence Citra Dreams Hazy IPA 4pk Can
  • Cigar City Fancy Paper Hazy IPA 6pk Can
  • Delirium Tremens Belgian Ale Single Bt
  • Denizens Born Bohemian Pils 6pk Can
  • Denizens South Side Ipa 6pk Can
  • Devils Backbone Hayesy Hazy IPA 6pk Bt
  • Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout 6pk Bt
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion IPA Series W/kiwi, Lychee, Feijoa 6pk Can
  • Flying Dog Brunch Pack 12pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Irish Coffee Stout 6pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Tropical Bitch IPA 6pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Maximus IPA 6pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Pils Czech Style 6pk Bt
  • Modern Times Blazing World Ipa 4pk Can
  • Otter Creek Free Flow IPA 6pk Can
  • Shiner Prickly Pear 6pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Fantastic Haze Imperial IPA 6pk Can
  • Sixpoint Hootie Hazy IPA 6pk Can
  • Sixpoint Trail Haze Hazy Adventure IPA 6pk Can
  • Stone Fear Movie Lions Double IPA 6pk Can
  • Stone Ipa Fanatics Mix Pack 12pk Bt
  • Stone Viking Space Probe Double IPA 6pk Can
  • Two Roads Passion Fruit Gose 4pk Can
  • Uinta Hazy Nosh IPA 6pk Can

Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2020

New or returning to our shelves this month we have…

  • 3 Stars Crosstown Traffic Ipa 4Pk Can
  • 3 Stars Low Hanging Sour Ale W/Blackberries And Sage 4Pk Can
  • 7 Locks Bitch Monkey Dry Hopped W/Citra Sour Ale 6Pk Can
  • Cigar City Invasion Tropical Pale Ale 6Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head The Perfect Disguise Double Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head X Rodenbach Vibrant P’ocean Sour Ale 6Pk Can
  • Firestone Flyjack Hazy Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Flying Dog Cookies ‘n Cream Milk Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Lucky Sob Irish Red Ale 6Pk Can
  • Goose Island So-lo Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Harpoon Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Manor Hill Kinetic Calibration Ipa 4Pk Can
  • Manor Hill Rhodey Ipa 4Pk Can
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger American Hazy Ipa 6Pk Can
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Starship Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Oliver Better Bring Grandma Double Dry Hopped Ipa 4Pk Can
  • Oliver Bmore Hazy Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Peak Organic Spring Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Schlafly Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Kolsh 6Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Northeast Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Schlafly Stout Bout Sampler 12Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada 40Th Hoppy Anniversary Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Party Hat Hazy Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Southern Tier Nitro Hot Cocoa Imperial Milk Stout 4Pk Can
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar Ale 6Pk Bt/12Pk Can
  • True Respite Do It For The Smiles Vanilla Porter 4Pk Can
  • True Respite Khakis Go With Everything Hazy Ipa 4Pk Can
  • True Respite Two Seater Belgian-style Dubble Ale 4Pk Can
  • True Respite X Experimental Ipa 4Pk Can
  • Two Roads Two Die For Raspberry Chocolate Stout 6Pk Can

Tasting Schedule for February 2020

For the next couple weeks, we’ll be hosting local beer tastings, starting at 5pm on Fridays.
  • Friday Feb. 21 from 4-7 pm, 7 Locks Brewing – Rockville, MD
  • Friday Feb. 28 from 4-5 pm, RAR Brewing, Cambridge, MD

Schlafly Returns! Kolsch, IPA, Northeast IPA

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We’re happy to announce that Schlafly beers are returning to our shelves after a long forced hiatus! First up, we’ve got a couple of IPAs and a Kolsch to get you reacquainted.

Schlafly India Pale Ale – Described as something of a session beer, Schlafly IPA is on the balanced more sessionable side. With a light color and both “citrus and tropical flavors” according to Schlafly’s tasting notes. 5.0% ABV

Schlafly Northeast IPA – This is a limited release, and clearly brewed with the IPA connoisseur in mind. Schlafly uses a unique brewing process of kettle boiling and dry hopping. Schlafly promises a thick head on this unfiltered beer. Weighing in at a hefty 8.0% ABV.

Schlafly Kolsch – An award winning Kolsch, brewed with a fairly ancient yeast of family origins. Schlafly promises the their Kolsch blends malt and fruit with a fresh lager finish. 4.8%ABV

Castra Rubra Butterfly Rock

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Castra Rubra Butterfly Rock, our featured wine this month comes to us from the Telish Winery in Bulgaria’s Thracian Lowlands region. The area is in the south of Bulgaria, and known for red wine production, due to a Mediterranean style climate. Butterfly Rock is 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Syrah.

This delicious blend has consistently received professional ratings of 90 points and above. Robert Parker awards Butterfly Rock a 90 pt score, as does Decanter magazine, stating:

“The wood and tannins are well integrated into the dense juicy red fruit.”
-Decanter

Wine Enthusiast awards Butterfly Rock a 91 point score, and i-winereview.com comes in at 92 points. Haven’t tried a wine from Bulgaria before? Critics seem to agree, Butterfly Rock is a great place to start.