Thursday, April 14th, 2022
It's time to get together with loved ones — to eat copious amounts of deviled eggs and honey glazed ham!

This week: Happy Easter, friends! We hope you have a wonderful day filled with excellent food & wine, pairied with even better company.
We will be
CLOSED on Easter Day
Sunday 4/17/22

Our staff needs a well deserved holiday — thank you for understanding!

-Easter 3pk Wine Kits-

We've put together two different Wine Kits guaranteed to be knock-out additions to your holiday festivities.

Kit #1 features sparkling French rosé bubbles, an aromatic white blend and a knock-out Bourgogne Rouge ($48.99)

Kit #2 features a crisp Prosecco, fresh rosé, and a beloved Rosso from the Piedmont ($43.99)
The best part? There's no overlap between the two kits, so mix-and-match to your hearts desire — at a discounted price!
-A Perfect Easter Cocktail-

It's Easter Sunday so I am going to make an eggwhite cocktail that is pink. This drink is one of my original cocktails that has been on cocktail menus around town. It is a Negroni riff with egg white. When using eggwhite you need to add a little lemon juice to get that frothy eggwhite effect. 
This is an expert-level cocktail, so give it a try!

The Dove and the Daisy
1.5 oz Ida Graves Gin
1 oz Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
1 dropper Bittercube Orange Bitters
1 eggwhite

Garnish: dash of Peychaud's Bitters swirled on top of drink.

First, add the eggwhite into a shaker (always do that first in case you mess it up) then add all the other ingredients. When making eggwhtie cocktails you need to shake the cocktail without ice first. Shake it hard for like 10 seconds. You really want to get it frothy. Then add ice, shake it really hard again and strain it into a rocks glass. Dash with peychaud's on top and swirl to make it look pretty.
Fun New Items This Week!
New Beers/Seltzers!
Bauhaus Guilty Treasure IPA ($13.99)
Indeed Spring Bier Lager ($11.99)
Castle Danger Aurora Haze ($11.99)
Bent Paddle Cosmic Lounge ($13.99)
Great Lakes Lemon Hefeweizen ($10.99)
Elysian Dank Dust IPA ($11.99)
Stone Enjoy By Hazy IPA ($17.99)
Victory Golden Monkey Ale ($13.99)
Victory Berry Monkey Sour ($13.99)

New Spirits!
Yuu Baal Madrecuixe Joven Mezcal ($131.99)
Yuu Baal Espadin Joven Mezcal ($45.99)
Far North Anna's Garden Hibiscus Gin ($36.99)
Chihuatan Indigo Aged Rum ($31.99)
New Wines!
2019 Tenuta Di Trinoro 'Le Cupole' Rosso Tuscana ($46.99)
2019 Alain Gautheron Chablis ($31.99)
2018 Chateau Tour Granins Grand Poujeaux Moulis Rouge ($25.99)
2017 Robert Sinskey 'Orgia' Orange Pinot Gris ($50.99)
2017 Robert Sinskey 'Abraxas' Edelzwicker Blend ($41.99)
2018 Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc Calistoga ($26.99)
2019 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Anderson Valley ($69.99)
2018 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Willamette Valley ($31.99)
2021 La Playa Rosé Maule Valley ($10.99)
2021 Borell Diehl Rosé of Saint Laurent Pfalz ($17.99)
2021 Broc Cellars Love Rosé North Coast ($25.99)
Staff Picks: What to Drink This Week
Things our staff thinks you should consider trying!

2017 Robert Sinskey 'Orgia' Pinot Gris, Orange Wine - $50.99
In honor of the inimitable Mr. Sinskey's recent visit to the twin cities, I thought we should take a closer look at one of his offerings. The Orgia, one of the most recent additions to the Sinskey line up, is imbued with Sinskey's spirit and a direct response to 'natty' natural wines. It is deeply personal in every aspect, including a label in the form of sun-embossed blotter paper that is a shout out to an equally iconic bay area resident, the late chemist Owsley Stanley. Sinskey's philosophy presents in the style of the wine itself, fusing the texture and depth of a typical skin fermented wine with impeccable balances and energetic lift present in all of his wines. As with all of the Sinskey wines, the pleasure is in the drinking. you can fret over this wine if you wish or you can just enjoy it. The proof of its quality is right there in the glass. 

2020 Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium Bianco - $33.99
It seemed timely that we received our allocation of Coenobium, made by Italian nuns, just in time for Easter. Just 90 minutes or so north of Rome in Lazio, the Sisters of the Cistercian order work vineyards and orchards organically under the guidance of Giampiero Bea, son of one of Italy's most prominent non-interventionist winemakers, Paola Bea. The Sisters are part of an order of monasteries of monks and nuns with origins tracing back to 1098. Theirs is a self-sustaining community, producing not only wine but cheese, beer, spirits, and sweets to make their living while striving to improve viticulture and preserve their land.
Coenobium is made of three white grapes of Lazio; Trebbiano (45%), Malvasia (35%), and Verdicchio (20%) and is left on their skins for a week producing robust yet bright wines with flavors of Almond skin, chamomile and Asian pear. This little gem will pair perfectly with your Easter dishes!

2020 Catena 'White Clay' White Blend, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza - $23.99
From Laura Catena and her family comes another winner and a great value for a high quality wine. This time they give us a perfect white wine choice to pair with honey-glazed ham for your Easter dinner. From the high-elevation cool white clay (hence the name) soils of their Estate vines in Lujan de Cuyon, this is a blend of 60% Semilion and 40% Chenin Blanc.
After 8 months aged, partially, in new French oak this wine gives us intoxicating aromas of white flowers and lemon citrus while opening up to a rich palate of quince, peach, and honey. Sharp acidity cuts through creamy layers of ripe fruit, vanilla, and lemon curd and leads to a long finish. Immensely enjoyable, especially with an Easter ham!

2020 Salomon Undhof Hochterrassen Gruner Veltliner - $16.99
For the past couple centuries Salomon Undhof has been making white wine from great terraced sites along the Danube river in Austria. The Hochterrassen is their entry level Gruner Veltliner and it is among the best in the price category. This wine shows pretty aromatics of white flower and pear. The medium bodied palate shows green apple fruit, honey, and minerality. One of the better affordable table whites I have had lately. It has broad appeal amongst people I have tried it with lately and is very versatile with food pairings. Perfect for aperitif or with a smoked ham. 

2016 Maison Angelot Mondeuse, Bugey - $18.99
Ironically, this Bugey wine is my favorite non-bougie light red wine! The Bugey region of France is located south of the Jura, and nearby the Savoie — which produces similarly styled alpine wines. Mondeuse is a signature red wine of both the Bugey and the Savoie region, but this bottle is something outside the typical deeply extracted, tannicly structured, powerful style. Maison Angelot's Mondeuse is a delicate, low ABV, chillable red wine that makes an excellent alternative to Beaujolais, fruit-forward Pinot Noir, or Langhe Nebbiolo. This juicy red is made of 100% destemmed fruit, with 100% carbonic maceration - the fruit-forward winemaking method that Beaujolais is famous for. The resulting wine is light bodied and acid driven delight with notes of black cherry and licorice. Delicious!
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Cheers everyone!
-The Team at North Loop Wine & Spirits