Thursday, August 4th, 2022
International Beer Day β€” Friday, August 8th

This week: Tomorrow is International Beer Day β€” and you know we have a bounty of local, domestic, and import options to celebrate! From light lagers to serious stouts, there's a beer for every palate.
What's exciting this week in beer? Octoberfests are beginning to arrive! Excuse us while we dust off our Ugg boots and crack a cold one.
Oktoberfests Are Landing
It took me several years of working in the liquor industry before I finally found out that the season for Oktoberfest beer is not October, but actually September! The original Oktoberfest festivities in 1810 were such a hit that they decided to make it an annual thing! While Oktoberfest itself usually takes place from mid-September to early October, breweries around the world start shipping out their Oktoberfest beers right about now. If you've been missing something crisp and malty in your beer life, keep an eye out for Oktoberfests as they start hitting our shelves in the coming weeks.
-Nick
Cocktail Of The Week:
Whiskey Smash

The Whiskey Smash is a delightfully refreshing cocktail. One of the main things about smashes is that you have to muddle the citrus, hence the smash name. Whiskey smash is a classic that Dale Degroff served at the beginning of the cocktail revolution at the Rainbow Room in NYC in the 80's and 90's.  This is a great drink for whiskey lovers and people that are new to it. 
Whiskey Smash
2 oz Bourbon
3 lemon wedges
.75 oz Simple syrup
10 mint leaves

Add lemon wedges in your shaker. muddle them really well. Add bourbon, simple syrup and mint, Add ice. Shake it up. Then strain it into a rocks glass over fresh ice then garnish with a mint sprig

Cheers,
Nikola
-Friday Tasting Table-
(4-8pm)

Join us for a free wine tasting this Friday - led by Cory of The Wine Company!
6oz Pour Wine Education Class:
The World Of Wine - A Perpetual Tasting
Sunday, August 14th, 3pm
($60 per ticket)

Join us in our cellar for an educational extravaganza led by Doug Hultgren of 6oz Pour.
To reserve your seat, click the link below!

New Items This Week



Beer
Oliphant Super Squishy Sour ($20.99)
Oliphant Honees Honees Golden ($15.99)
Oliphant Cheep IPA ($15.99)
Oliphant Lumberjack Baes IPA ($15.99)
Oliphant S'more Talent Stout ($15.99)
Oliphant Party Pail Hazy ($12.99)
Eagle Park Ridged Chips NE IPA ($20.99)
Schells Fresh Prints ($10.99)
Modist Mother Cactus ($16.99)
Lupulin Fruit Smack TIPA ($20.99)
Indeed Haulin Lager ($11.99)
Ska Oktoberfest ($11.99)
Excelsior Oktoberfest ($11.99)
Spaten Oktoberfest ($10.99)
Summit Oktoberfest ($21.99)
Wine
2021 Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc ($26.99)
2021 Simi Sauvignon Blanc ($19.99)
2020 Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay ($27.99)
2020 Gemtree Dragon's Blood Shiraz ($24.99)
2020 Loveblock Pinot Noir ($34.99)
2019 Bacchus Pinot Noir ($15.99)
2019 Matthew Fritz Pinot Noir $19.99)
2021 Pomelo Plavina ($22.99)
2017 Gerard Boulay La Cote Sancerre ($59.99)
2021 De Boel Je Vous Adore Rose ($22.99)
2021 Moulin De Gassac Rose ($13.99)
2020 Bio Kult Naken Orange Pet Nat ($21.99)
2021 Von Winning Winnings Riesling ($21.99)

Spirits
David Nicholson 1843 Bourbon ($38.99)
Riazul Plata Tequila ($58.99)
Smirnoff Whipped Cream ($17.99)
Tattersall 'Tightline' Organic Vodka ($21.99)
Old Duff Single Malt Genever Gin ($52.99)
Aveze Gentiane Fraiche Et Savage Liqueur ($34.99)
Staff Picks: What to Drink This Week
Things our staff thinks you should consider trying!

2021 Von Winning 'Winnings' Riesling, Pfalz - $21.99
This wine is just delicious! It is everything that is great about Rieslingβ€”crisp, clean, mineral-driven with ripe fruit. Founded in 1849, with a commitment to farming organically, Von Winning is crafting some of the best Riesling in the Pfalz. What is so tantalizing about this wine is it strikes a perfect balance between crispy and juicy, which just keeps me coming back for another sip, and another, until the whole bottle is gone. Pairs perfectly with spicy Asian or Indian cuisine!
-Angie

2017 Bodegas Primitivo Collantes Socaire Palomino Fino Blanco - $32.99
Looking for something weird and unexpected? Do I have a mind-bending Spanish white wine for you! Socaire hails from the Sherry region and is likewise made from the Palomino (Sherry) grape. Stylistically somewhere between a white wine and Sherry, Socaire has the region's signature chalky minerality from the albariza soils. This blanco is left unfortified then aged in barrels that previously held Fino Sherry for about 2 years. Unlike with Sherry, the barrels are fully filled to avoid a robust flor from developing. In a word, this wine is endlessly complex. Fruity, floral and fresh with salty savouriness, a surprising weighty body and bright acidity. Socaire is a gastronomic delight at the dinner table β€” pairs seamlessly with seafood anything! 
-Kat

2021 Simi Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County - $19.99
This just came in to the shop and checks a lot of boxes. $20 or under, yes! New to the shop, uh huh. Fresh mouthwatering acidity, got that too. A little bit of semillon in with the sauvignon blanc to make for a lush mouthfeel ending with a mineral driven finish. Try this with grilled shrimp or pasta salad with pesto. 
-Sean

2020 Feudo Montoni, Grillo 'Timpa', Sicilia - $26.99 
Wine making has been practiced on the grounds of this estate since 1469. The original stone court-shaped winery building and cellar, known as a Baglio, still stands and is at the center of the Sireci family's Feudo Montoni vineyard estate. The estate is located in the rugged western interior of Sicily, with well sloped vineyards at a high elevation, ensuring cool nights and enough rain to balance out hot sunny days. Fully certified Organic viniculture is adhered to strictly. Fabio Sireci, and his family, grow only ancient Sicilian grape varietals like Perricone, Inzolia, Catarrato, and Grillo. The vines are kept rustic so the foliage is free to express itself. The land and vines are naturally supported and kept healthy through sowing of broad beans and peas in the vineyard. It is their 2020 vintage of the heat-resistant white grape, Grillo, that we have before us. After fermentation in concrete containers with the skins left in contact for part of the process, the wine is aged on the lees in cement for 6 months. The result is a wine full, rich, aromatic, and bright. Notes of peach, apricot, tangerine, and white flowers open up to a palate full of tropical fruit, matched by bright acidity. The finish is long with vibrant tension pervading to a thirst-quenching end. This wonderful white wine will make a great match with Mediterranean sea bass, Branzino, fresh from the sea.
-Patrick
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Cheers everyone!
-The Team at North Loop Wine & Spirits