Cheers — Wine Tastings are Back!
After a 2+ year hiatus we’re opening up our kitchen for select fall wine tastings. We have a ton of new wines and old favorites we can’t wait to share with you. See below for dates and times. Here’s what you can expect: a free event that’s open to the public ages 21+, tasty nibbles, knowledgeable pourers to help you get excited and learn more about the wines you’re tasting, and special discounts on the wines you taste that night. We know you’ve been waiting, and thank you so much for your patience! We hope to see you at our first tasting on October 20.
Fall Wine Tasting Dates:
Thursday, October 20 from 5-7pm with Marie from Devenish Wines
Thursday, November 17 from 5-7pm with Colleen from SoPo Wine Co.
Friday, December 9 from 5-7pm with Jessica Small from Easterly Wine
This is Bright Night Bath (open until 8pm!)
Thursday, December 15 from 5-7pm with Josh Wohlforth from Mariner Beverages
Wines Sparking Joy This Month
Familia Schroeder Alpataco Chardonnay (Neuquen, Argentina) | $17.99
Located on the Argentine Steppe in Patagonia, the Familia Schroeder estate experiences extreme conditions such as dry weather and frequent winds. It also benefits from the unpolluted waters from mountain snowmelt. This is a low-yield, minimal intervention wine. This wine sees no oak and has extended contact with the lees resulting in a round, fresh, fruity mouthfeel accompanied by notes of apple and lemon with a hint of pineapple. Sip this Chardonnay alongside fish, poultry, or vegetarian dishes.
Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Clisson (Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, France) | $27.99
The designation of Cru in Muscadet is a relatively (in the wine world at least!) more recent development. Wines made in the Clisson Cru call for extended aging of at least 24 months, which allows for powerful fruit flavors to develop. Pépière’s vines are about 60 years old and everything is hand harvested and pressed immediately with the juice taken away from the skins. The juice settles for 12 hours and then it is allowed to ferment with native yeast in glass and then rest on the lees for 2 years in underground glass-lined tanks. This wine has an almost white peach quality to it that is expressive, luscious, and still full of the minerality you know and love from Muscadets you may have had in the past, just more rounded due to the extended aging.
Clementine Carter Grenache (Sta. Rita Hills, California) | $44.99
Organically produced in vineyards above Santa Barbara, these potent, juicy grapes produce a low-yield, medium-body Grenache that drinks like a jammy Pinot Noir. This wine spends 30+ days on the skins and is pressed into neutral oak barrels for aging. The nose includes notes of forest floor and red fruits. A light texture and elegant mouthfeel that pairs well with duck or chicken. Very drinkable!
Cascina Preziosa Spanna (Cossato, Italy) | $31.99
Historical documents demonstrate that Cascina Preziosa’s roots as a founding wine estate in Castellengo date back to the times of Napoleon! Only 300 cases of this wine are produced per year and we feel lucky to have these bottles. A rich and complex wine made of 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Barbera. Fresh red and black fruits with delicate notes of licorice.
Quinta do Infantado White Port (Porto, Portugal) | $19.99
Yes, we’re hanging onto Portonic Season for as long as possible! (You’ll see what we’re talking about below.) This 8th generation vineyard still crushes their grapes using the traditional method, stomping their harvest in granite lagares. This wine balances mature acidity with ripe apples, dried prunes and marmalade flavors. It neatly sits between freshness and maturity, a delicious balance. We recommend using this port to make a Portonic cocktail – place a slice of orange in a glass, cover with ice, add 1 part port, 2 parts tonic, and garnish with a sprig of mint for a refreshing treat!
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