Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Happy Father's Day

This week: Father's Day is right around the corner but there's still plenty of time to select the perfect libation to celebrate this Sunday. Let the fabulous staff at NLW&S help you find something perfect, or let Dad feel like a 'kid in a candy store' with a Gift Card!
-Drinks For Dad-

Treat the special dads in your life to something exceptional this Father's Day. We have hundreds of whiskey options at every price point — from sweet Bourbon to peaty Scotch, from local to exotic!
Agave Spirits

For a scorching hot Father's Day, we love a high end Tequila, Raicilla, or Mezcal ... lakeside! So many fun new agave based selections — priced from "let's do a shot" to "don't touch Dad's good Mezcal".
ASK A DAD: What are you drinking this fathers day, Rob?

"I will be up north this weekend so in a perfect world I will be having Nachoz with my son at Zorbaz with a few Castle Danger Cream Ales. I will have an Underberg in my pocket if things get out of hand. Afterwards looking forward to possibly having a cigar with my father-in-law at the cabin and sipping on some Lustau Brandy which has just the right amount of vanilla richness to compliment a mild cigar."
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
June 18th & 19th

What does one drink while admiring their newly purchased artwork? That's the million dollar question; we suggest having a little fun with your gallery pairings...

Abstract art & natural wine — 'The Modernista'
Local art & a local spirit — 'The Neat-On-Neat'
Intaglio prints & Portugese Tinto — 'The Inky Duo'
Figure drawings & Send Nudes Rosé — 'IT'S ART!'
Landscapes & New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc — 'Gorgeously Grassy'
Floral Still Lifes & Langhe Nebbiolo — 'I'm Distinctly Getting Roses On This One'
Ceramics & Chianti Classico — 'Lotta Terracotta'

(we hope you enjoyed our topical dad jokes)
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!

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 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 Amanda of Libation Project!
6oz Pour Wine Education Class:
Diseases, Plagues, Catastrophes: Phylloxera
Tuesday, June 21st, 7pm
($65 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-
Fair State Mix Pack ($21.99)
Falling Knife Cumulonimbus ($16.99)
Bells Sparkle Berry ($14.49)
Minneapolis Cider Co Light & Dry Cider Variety ($26.99)

44 North Huckleberry Vodka ($26.99)
Dos Hombres Joven Mezcal ($72.99)
Cruzan Black Strap Rum ($18.99)
Mestres Coquet Cava ($35.99)
2019 Ludovic Chanson Les Cabotines Montlouis ($28.99)
2020 Les Demoiselles De Falfas Cotes De Bourg ($37.99)
2019 Agricola Macatho Cana Dulce ($33.99)
2021 Echeverria !No Es Pituko! Cabernet Franc ($18.99)
2021 Echeverria !No Es Pituko! Chardonnay ($18.99)
2019 Lioco Indica Red Table Wine ($27.99)
2021 J. Brix Island of Souls ($32.99)
2021 Lavendette Provence Rosé ($15.99)
Staff Picks: What to Drink This Week
Things our staff thinks you should consider trying!

Les Croisille 'Cocori Cot' Cotes du Lot, France - $19.99
This weekend is a hot one so the only red wine I will be imbibing will be cold. Chillable reds are a fun new addition to any wine lover's repertoire on a hot day and we have several we've added to the shop! Cocoricot is French for Cock-a-doodle-do and this 50% Malbec (aka Cot), 50% Merlot is 100% carbonic maceration and 100% delicious! Serve with a slight chill and pair with grilled BBQ chicken, charcuterie and semi-hard cheeses. 

2017 Fattoria Di Rodano Chianti Classico - $25.99
Fattoria Di Rodano is a 3rd generation family winery located in the heart of Chianti Classico. The 2017 vintage is high tone — an acid lover's dream. Bright, borderline tart, notes of raspberries give summer-friendly freshness to this otherwise very spicy and herbal single-varietal Sangiovese. Beware: the aromatics of this wine are so hypnotizing, you may have to remind yourself it's for drinking! This organic Tuscan red has the appropriate gusto to accompany your next grilled dinner, without being too heavy on a hot summer's eve. 

2019 Ludovic Chanson 'Les Cabotines' Montlouis-sur-Loire - $28.99
Ludovic Chanson has been making great Chenin Blanc in Montlouis in the Loire Valley for just over a decade. The Chenin Blanc he organically farms for the 'Les Cabotines' bottling is grown on a mix of clay soil with silex, pebbles, and flint. This bottling has a little residual sugar, but it doesn't quite land in demi-sec territory. The wine shows beautiful aromas of spiced apple and hazelnut. The palate has honeyed richness and shows candied pear, quince, and pineapple upside down cake. I have enjoyed this epic Chenin Blanc on its own but it would pair well with pork dumplings, a creamy chicken dish, or pan seared halibut.

2021 Echeverria !No es Pituko! Cabernet Franc or Chardonnay - $18.99
They're telling you the wine is not fancy but if you're into 'natural' wine these are absolute no-brainers. The wine is made with hand picked grapes from ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines. They are unsulfured and unfined and are fermented with natural yeast. .. and yet, they are fresh and free of buggy faults. More importantly both white and red are absolute crushers with a chill, making them the perfect companion to your uber hip barbecue. The Chardonnay is lush and driven by the aroma and flavor of fresh pineapple while the Cab Franc shows acidity, fine tannin and jubilant berry fruit without suffering from garish overripeness or the candied fruit of carbonic styled wines. You won't stop drinking these wines until average temps dip below 65 degrees.

Attems Ramato Pinot Grigio - $22.99
What's old is new again, so to speak. A historical winemaking style from Friuli Italy made via skin contact pinot grigio with a copper color and a lush tropical nose. Bright red apple, and tangerine on the palate, it finishes clean and dry. At the dinner table, this wine shines with starters and shellfish.

2020 Tenuta Roveglia “Limne” Lugana - $21.99
I’m a big fan of unusual whites with a lot of complexity – and this fascinating northern Italian Limne from premiere cru area of Lugana in Lombardy hits far beyond the usual. Small sips begin an elegant journey; from a crisp minerality to a refined, multi-layered, tropical bouquet of aromatic ripe peach, white flowers and herbs that keep unrolling across the palate for a long and savory finish. Built on verdiccho varietals, which draw from the area’s calcareous clay soils and rich mineral salts, it is a standout solution when your “go to” whites just aren’t going. This is a classy vino with ratings in the 90s by Wine Enthusiast and others. While a treat on its own, it deserves to be appreciated in fine glassware and paired with fresh prawns or roasted white fish.

2020 Ameztoi, Getariako Txakolina, Txakoli D.O. - $22.99
In the Basque country of Northern Spain lies the vineyards of the Ameztoi family.
High above the Bay of Biscay, on seaside cliffs, the fifth generation of the Ameztoi family maintains their vineyards in the traditional manner of the region. Only the indigenous grape of Hondarrabi Zuri is used, cultivated organically, on the family's estate. Cold fermented in stainless steel (to preserve the fruits freshness) with native yeasts, the tanks are closed to retain the famous light spritz that is a big characteristic of Txakolina. This resultant vintage is fresh, crisp, and racy. Beautifully typical. White flower aromatics lead to a palate of the sea air, with bracing acidity and minerality. Apple and white pear flavour notes tame the raciness just enough, without compromising the liveliness of this wine. It positively dances on the tongue. This is a great party or dinner starter, as it awakens the senses and says, "hello, happy to meet you!". For a food pairing, it's oysters or shrimp on a sunny patio, hopefully overlooking the ocean....or you can at least imagine it so!
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Cheers everyone!
-The Team at North Loop Wine & Spirits