Thursday, June 9th, 2022

This week: We announce the Marietta Wine Class, an evening of sipping delicious Sonoma wines in our cellar!
Join us and Marietta Cellars for an amazing in-person tasting. Held in our elegant wine cellar, we'll have a fantastic lineup of Marietta's high-scoring, delicious wines from Sonoma County. Vivacious guest speaker, Brian Lynch will entertain us with an exploration of the winery's latest releases from the three 'series' they produce. We'll learn what makes these wines, their people and place within Sonoma so special.
Marietta Cellar Event

$25 Tickets Buys $20 of Marietta wines after the Tasting!

To reserve your seat, sign up on Eventbrite by clicking the link below!

Marietta is a second generation, estate driven family winery, founded on the belief that winemaking at its best is a creative and instinctual act. Farming unique and historical growing sites in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, they produce three tiers of deep, bright, expressive wines: The Single Estate Series honors special sites, the Family Series pays tribute to our family’s four generations in winemaking, and the OVR Series is anchored by the flagship Old Vine Red — the beloved unconventional proprietary red wine that founded Marietta forty years ago.
-Friday Tasting Table-

Join us for a free wine tasting this Friday - led by Nate of Maverick Wine Company!
6oz Pour Wine Education Class:
You Can't Make Great Wine If You Don't Have Great Grapes
Sunday, June 12th, 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!

-Cocktail Of The Week-
Pride Month feature:
Tom of Finland Vodka

Tom of Finland Organic Vodka is produced in small batches with love and care by Master Distiller Mika Mönkkönen at Lignell & Piispanen, which is the second oldest family run company in Finland. It is distilled five times and filtered through traditional sheet filters. With vodka this good, it simply makes charcoal filtering unnecessary.
Proceeds from every purchase will go back to the Tom of Finland Foundation, a non-profit foundation established by Tom and his friend Durk Dehner in 1984 to preserve the artist's catalogue of work and educate the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art, promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes towards sexuality. 
Petals & Pride

1oz Tom of Finland Vodka
1oz Lillet Blanc
1oz Cointreau
1oz Lemon Juice, fresh
1 Blackberry
Muddle a blackberry in a cocktail shaker, then add all other ingredients with ice. Shake until thoroughly chilled, then double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an edible flower.
Taste The Rainbow

1oz Grenadine
.5oz Jahiot Creme De Peche Liqueur
1.5oz Pure Pineapple Juice
1oz Tom of Finland Vodka
.5oz Giffard Bleu Curaçao
Citrus Wheels for Garnishing
Method is everything on this visual-driven cocktail.
First, pour the grenadine into the base of your glass. Slowly, as to not create splashing, spoon in your ice.
Next, in a cocktail shaker combine ice, Peche Liqueur, and Pineapple Juice. Shake until well chilled, then gently pour into your glass atop the grenadine.
In a fresh cocktail shaker, combine ice, Vodka, and Bleu Curaçao. Shake until well chilled, then gently top off your cocktail.
Garnish with colorful citrus wheels, and enjoy!
-Fun New Items-
New Beer!
Modist Tater Tot DDH IPA ($18.99)
Modist Blueberry Dive Sour ($17.49)
Modist Small Hang Glide Wheat ($13.99)
Pryes Italian Ice Sour ($18.99)
Fair State Corporate Sellout Move ($19.99)
Fair State Bread Retention ($11.99)
Schöfferhofer Pineapple Hefeweizen ($10.99)

New Spirits!
Gran Coramino Reposado ($59.99)
Old Duff Real Dutch Genever ($38.99)
Old Duff Single Malt Wine Genever ($38.99)
Don Ciccio & Figli Limoncello ($33.99)
Don Ciccio & Figli Luna Apertivo ($39.99)
Don Ciccio & Figli Finocchietto Liqueur ($35.99)
Don Ciccio & Figli Concerto Liqueur ($37.99)
New Wines!
2021 Umathum Rosa ($26.99)
2020 Musar Jeune Rosé ($27.99)
2021 Muller-Ruprecht Rosé ($23.99)
2021 Aupa Pipeno Rosé ($17.99)
2021 La Vignette Touraine Rosé ($24.99)
2021 Domaine Du Bagnol Cassis Rosé ($39.99)
2021 Chateau Soucherie Loire Rosé ($28.99)
2020 Texier Chat Fou Côtes-du-Rhône ($22.99)
2020 Keep It Chill Beaujolais ($19.99)
2018 Auctioneer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ($33.99)
2020 Matthiasson Village Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ($46.99)
2021 Convivial Gamay/Pinot Noir ($26.99)
2021 Brea Central Coast Chardonnay ($23.99)
2021 Aupa Pipeno White ($17.99)
Staff Picks: What to Drink This Week
Things our staff thinks you should consider trying!

2021 Mas de Valeriole Ve Rose IGP Mediterranee - $19.99
Mas de Valeriole is located in the Camargue Regional Nature Park in Provence, France and has been farmed organically for three generations and became certified in 2006. This Provence rosé is a delightful blend of Caladoc (a crossing of Grenache and Malbec), Merlot, and Marselan (a crossing of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon). Dry and zippy with flavors of raspberries and white plum, and refreshing acidity, it's a perfect sipper on a breezy spring evening, and an easy companion for cheeses, cured meats, pesto pasta, or even egg dishes such as quiche or omelettes- brunch rose, anyone? 
Fun fact: “Vé” is a local Provençal expression meaning “Look at that!”. I hope you'll take a look at - and a taste - of Vé!

2020 Champalou Vouvray - $31.99
Chenin Blanc runs the gamut stylistically — from lean & aromatic acid bombs to the rich dessert wines of Quarts De Chaume. The 2020 Champalou Vouvray is a rounder, riper wine than its 2019 predecessor, with a weight and slight perceivable sweetness that makes it a perfect sidekick to chili spice (go ahead and order that Thai food extra hot). Honey dipped flowers with stone fruits and fresh ginger spice will illuminate your taste buds like a golden sunshining day. Grown sustainably in clay/limestone soils, this Chenin also presents iconic Loire Valley minerality. If you need to pull a cork on something undeniably delicious, grab yourself a bottle of Champalou!

2020 Venica Friulano - $33.99
This gorgeous expression of Friulano hails from Collio in Northeastern Italy near the Slovenian border. As one of the most well respected producers in the region, the Venica family makes highly textural white wines with very little use of wood, which is traditional to the region. This wine shows aromatics of honeyed apple and almond with a palate demonstrating a rich texture, pear and apple fruit balanced with terrific acidity. Try this wine with grilled sausages or challenging vegetable pairings, like brussel sprouts and asparagus. 

2019 Tascante 'Ghiaia Nera' Etna Rosso DOC - $24.99
Part of the noble Italian Tasca family's small portfolio of terroir driven wines, this is a youthful expression of the beautiful Nerello Mascalese grape. Often compared in expression to Pinot Noir, Nerello Mascalese is grown only on the slopes Mt. Etna. All the elements, here, come together for this grape to flourish. The southern European latitude means intense ripening sun, the high elevation of the vineyards up the slopes of Etna means cool nights so the grapes can rest and retain bright acidity, and the rich volcanic soils help give the wine a wonderful tension of minerality to the fruit. The Tasca family's Nerello Mascalese vines are near Randazzo, on the north side of Etna. Only 20 percent of the harvest went through Malo-lactic Fermentation in barrel while the rest was fermented in stainless steel. The wine was aged a full 2 years in Slovonian Oak and another year in the bottle before release. The result is a wine full of young red fruit aromas and Mediterranean scrub. The palate is full of crunchy wild strawberry, tart pomegranate touched with orange zest, and a clean flinty minerality wrapped in soft tannins. It is all lifted by mouthwatering acidity. If you enjoy Pinot Noir but feel like trying something new, yet similar, Nerello Mascalese is a great option. Enjoy this with herb-rubbed grilled chicken in a tangy tomato based sauce.
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Cheers everyone!
-The Team at North Loop Wine & Spirits