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Bryn Mawr Vineyards – Rosé of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc

bryn-mwar-webWe have two great summer wines to highlight for July, both from Oregon’s Bryn Mawr Vineyards.

Bryn Mawr Vineyards – Pinot Blanc

While Pinot Blanc, a white variety of Pinot Noir, is not widely grown in Oregon, the folks at Bryn Mawr felt they had the perfect conditions for it when they planted the vines back in 2010. It turns out they were correct, as Bryn Mawr really delivers with a grape typically associated with cooler European climates.

The wine makers tasting notes include “honey, ginger, rose water, pear flowers, and mandarin…”

Bryn Mawr Vineyards – Rosé of Pinot Noir

The winemakers say their rosé is very “intentional”, that many other  rosés are simply leftovers from red wine making. Bryn Wawr pulls their rosé from the early stages of red wine fermentation.

The wine maker’s description includes “rich and creamy notes combine with fresh raspberry, strawberry, mandarin, and orange zest.”



Ballast Point Habanero Sculipn India Pale Ale

balast-point-habenero-webMaybe you’ve tried Ballast Point Sculpin India Pale Ale. Many of our customers have. But have you tried it brewed with Habanero Peppers? We’ve got a supply of Habenero Sculpin, ready for your summer barbeques.

Ballast Point has this to say about Habanero Sculpin:

“While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros.”

Our customers tell us this one is hot, but not too hot.

You’ve been warned.

Also great for summer, we’re now offering Ballast Point’s original Sculpin India Pale Ale in six-packs of cans. Think how surprised your guests will be to see those in the cooler next to the Budweiser.

Beer & Wine Tasting Schedule or July 2015

Tasting Schedule:

  • Sat. July 11 from 4-7 pm.  Jon of Republic National will be sampling Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc of New Zeland, Velvet Devil Merlot and a few new arrivals from Oregon.
  • Sat. July 18 from 4-7 pm.  Goose Island Summer Ale, Urban Wheat and their  famous IPA

Beer & Wine Specials for July 2015

Sale Beer:

  • White Hawk  Mendocino Brewing Co.-6pk bt. Reg. price $12.99  Sale $11.99
  • Red Tail Ale Mendocino Brewing Co.  Reg. price $11.99  Sale $10.99
  • Humboldt Red Nectar Reg. price $15.99  Sale $14.99
  • Rolling Rock 18 pk bt. SPECIAL VALUE $15.99
  • Miller High Life 18 pk bt. SPECIAL VALUE $12.99

Wine Sale:

  • Check out our new Wine Closeout Sale selection!  Prices start at $6.99!!!

Craft Beer Arrivals for July 2015

New Arrived:

  • Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Summer Ale 6pk Can
  • Saranac Adirondack Trail Mix 6pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Single Hop Warrior Imperial IPA 6pk Bt
  • DC Brau The Citizen Belgian Style Pale 6pk Can
  • Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Summer Vacation Mix 12pk Bt
  • Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy 6pk Bt
  • Oculto Tequila Barrel Staves 6pk Bt
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA 6pk Bt
  • Hebrew Messiah Bold 6pk Bt
  • Laughing Dog IPA 6pk Can
  • Schlafly Sampler 12pk Bt
  • Shipyard Gingerbread Head 6pk Bt
  • Shipyard IPA Variety 12pk Bt
  • Stiegl Radler Grapefruit 6pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin IPA 6pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Sculpin 6pk Can
  • Breckenridge Summer Sampler 12pk Can
  • Unita Sumr Summer Ale 6pk Bt
  • Unita Detour Double Ale 4pk Bt
  • Schlafly Belgium Golden Ale 6pk Bt
  • Brewers Alley 1634 Ale 6pk Bt
  • Bar Harbor Coal Porter 6pk Bt

Back In Stock:

  • Dale’s Pale Ale 6pk Can
  • Stone IPA 6pk Bt
  • Victory Golden Monkey 6pk Bt
  • Weyerbacher Merry Monks 6pk Bt
  • Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 6pk Bt
  • La Fin Du Monde 4pk Bt
  • Beer Army Zero Dark Thirsty Ipa Single Bt
  • Ballast Point Sculpin 6pk Bt

Summer is a great time for Rosé!

rose-june-2015-2We have a great variety of Rosé in stock for these hot summer months.

Rosé of Sangiovese
This Rosé comes to us from the west coasts Barnard Griffin winery. They describe this wine as having a “Distinctive, fragrant nose of ripe strawberries and tangerines…Wonderful hints of maraschino cherry and candied orange peel.”

Dogajolo Rosato
Made with grapes grown in Tuscany, Italy, where Rosé is called Rosato. The winemaker describes Dogajolo as having “ fruity and vivacious floral aromas”.

Rosa de Arrocal
Bodegas Arrocal’s Rosé is made with half tempranillo and half albillo grapes. According to Arrocal this wine has an ” intensely fruity, sparkly palate. A universe of colours and smell and taste sensations.” The winemakers tasting notes include “juicy red berry flavours, spicy, and floral touches”.

Lobetia Garnacha Rosé
Lobetia wines are certified Organic and Biodynamic in the US, Europe and China. A new generation of family winemakers took the step to certifcation in 2005.

Genio Espanol Monstrell Rosado 2014
This exciting new Rosé is made with Monastrell grapes, helping give this Rosé its bold complex flavor.

Flying Dog – Single Hop Warrior Imperial IPA

flying-dog-imperial-ipa-hop-warrior-web-3Americans are quite fond of Pale Ales these days, and brewers have responded with all sorts of exciting beers. Most of these IPAs feature a variety of hops, as many as five or six. Flying Dog has come out with a Single Hop Series, to give their brewers a chance to highlight the unique characteristics of individual hop varieties.

This month we are excited to offer Single Hop Warrior Imperial IPA. Brewed entirely with Warrior hops, Flying Dog says this brew is great for your summer barbeques.

“Warrior packs an in-your-face bitterness punch, but subtle notes of cinnamon and spice make it stand up to and complement big, grilled proteins.”

aAre you familiar with the clean crisp bittering of freshness of Warrior hops? Pick up a six pack of this limited release while you can. Later this summer Flying Dog will be replacing this with Single Hop Columbus.

Craft Beer Arrivals for June 2015

New Arrived Craft Beer

  • Duclaw Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat
  • Duclaw X10 Saison Cantaloupe
  • Duclaw Hop Continum #2
  • Duclaw Variety Pack
  • Left Hand Juju Beer Brewed With Ginger
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack 4pk
  • Firestone Walker Wookie Jack 4pk
  • Pub Dog Fuback Imperial Stout
  • Heavy Seas Blackbeards Breakfast Bourbon Barrel Porter
  • Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
  • Goose Island Sofie Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
  • Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner Summer Lager
  • Sierra Nevada 4-way Summer Pack
  • New Belgium Folly 12pk Cans
  • New Belgium Slow Ride 12pk Cans
  • Heavy Seas Loose Cannon 6pk Cans


Back In Stock:

  • Innis And Guun Rum Aged
  • Lindemans Framboise Lambic 355ml
  • Urbitarte Sour Cider
  • Sam Adams Illusive Traveler Grapfruit Ale
  • Duclaw Serum Double IPA
  • Duclaw Bare Ass Blond Ale
  • Terrapin Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  • Maui Coconut Porter 6pk Cans
  • Maui Mana Wheat 6pk Cans