What to Drink When the Temparture Dips

All About Wine & Beer January 2022 Terre Rouge Fiddletown Viognier (Shenandoah Valley, California, USA) | $22.99  The husband and wife team of Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan make some of our favorite Californian wines. They created the Terre Rouge label in the...

New Year’s Eve Wine Recommendations

  Happy New Year! It’s been quite a year and we’re ready to turn the page to 2022. We have excellent stock in sparkling wine (in large format, too!) and we’re here to help you pick out a bottle that will compliment your celebration of the new...

Holiday Egg Nog

Holiday Egg Nog Deck the halls! And while you’re decking, make yourself some sweet and festive homemade Egg Nog – without all those pesky preservatives you get in store-bought. It’s a really easy recipe, which you should make ahead and chill – then drink...

2021 Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

A Wine for Every Holiday Table Whether you’re a traditionalist, looking for a Pinot Noir from Burgundy to drink with a big turkey dinner, or you’re headed to a Friendsgiving and want something unique to intrigue the crowd on a budget, or you’re...

Wines for the Transition into Fall

If you’re feeling shocked that it’s the middle of October, you’re not alone. With the days getting increasingly shorter we’re reaching for more medium to full-bodied reds to accompany heartier fall meals, but with the sprinkling of warmer days...

Peeking at Fall Wine

The days are still warm and bright, but the sun is going down earlier and the ends of the leaves are starting to look autumn kissed. The temperature at dinnertime might require a sweater. Fall is upon us and we’re thinking about wines that complement the change...

What to Drink with Lobster

Pierre Floral de Melgaco Old Vines Vinho Verde 2020 (Minho, Portugal) | $14.99 Not your typical Vinho Verde, this old vine Alvarinho sees extended lees aging with batonage and is fermented dry, yielding a wine of considerable density and power. Forward aromas of...

The Bloom is on the Rosé

Ottella “Roses Roses” Rosato Alto Mincio IGT | $17.99 Most of the wine made by brothers Francesco and Michele Montresor in the Lake Garda region of northern Italy is Lugana, a mineral-driven and textured white wine made from Trebbiano di Lugana (actually local strain...

New, Delicious, & Limited Wine!

Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina $21.99 Txakolina (cha-koh-LEE-na) is a high-acid and low-alcohol style of wine that is traditional in the Basque province of Getaria. Ameztoi, now under the direction of fifth-generation winemaker Ignacio, makes their Txakolina only from...

Maine Margarita with Vena’s Fizz House

Cheers to summer cocktails and mocktails! We recently invited co-owner of Vena’s Fizz House & Bitterest Man in the World, Steve Corman, into our demo kitchen to show us how to make some of his favorite cocktails using Vena’s Spirit Sippers. Vena’s...

Warm Weather Reds

  Temperatures are rising, the smell of lilacs is in the air, boat traffic on the Kennebec is picking up, and we’re reaching for more rosé, Maine pale ales, and bubbles to pour in our glasses. While the aforementioned drinks are all fantastic options to wet...

Spring 2021: New Wines on our Shelves

As the saying goes, April showers bring new wines to our shelves. We have a lot of wine we’re really excited to talk to you about and we’re constantly updating our wine and beer list as things are always changing due to availability. Step out of your wine...

Celebrating Women in Wine & Beer

Women in Winemaking Celebrating International Women’s Day by raising a glass to the following female winemakers and brewers:  Laurence Féraud | Chateau Pegau Côtes du Rhône Rouge | $18.99 In addition to managing the legendary Domaine du Pegau in...

Virtual Austrian Wine Tasting

Although current circumstances are preventing us from physically traveling out of the country, we’re being creative about how we can learn about and experience other cultures all while staying safe at home. Let us picture ourselves in the German-speaking alpine...
Grüner is GrüVe

Grüner is GrüVe

Although current circumstances are preventing us from physically traveling out of the country, we’re being creative about how we can learn about and experience other cultures all while staying safe at home. Let us picture ourselves in the German-speaking alpine...

Cheers to 2021!

Cheers to 2021! After the year we’ve had it feels like we really need to usher in 2021 with a big ol’ bang. Below you’ll find a variety of my current favorite options for sparkling wines that are flavorful and unique. In case you’re looking for...

Thanksgiving Wines for Your Holiday Table

Alain Gras Saint-Romain Blanc 2016 | $39.99 The relatively new Burgundy appellation of Saint-Romain is quickly becoming one of those “hidden gems” of the wine world, as the wines from this village get better and better but the prices are not soaring to the heights of...

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2020

To celebrate the harvest in Beaujolais, vignerons have a long tradition of making a certain amount of wine using full carbonic maceration, which allows the wine to be ready for consumption within a few weeks from the harvest and showcases the bright, fruity qualities...