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Winter is still doing it's thing out there. We are still doing our thing in here...buying lots of new wine (seriously check out the extensive list below), beer, and spirits to help you cope with the snowy mess. Do you need a wine to pair with endless winter? Come and see us. You deserve a reward after shoveling all that snow!
Wine Tasting with Master of Wine
David LeMire, of Shaw+Smith & Tolpuddle

WHERE : In our Cellar Space
WHEN: Saturday, March 9th at 3:00pm
WHAT : North Loop Wine & Spirits is excited to host an informative seated tasting guided by one of only 379 Masters of Wine in the world, David LaMire. This is a rare opportunity and we hope you will join us for an opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable wine professionals out there. David will focus on the wines of Shaw+Smith and Tolpuddle, two of the top projects in Australia today. Discussion will focus on the role of cooler climates and higher elevation in the production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Tasmania, plus a range of wines from the Adelaide Hills of Australia. Seating is limited.

WEEKEND WINE TASTINGS
Friday's Wine Tasting 4-8pm:
  • Bott-Geyl Points Cardinaux Metiss Alsace White Blend
  • Landmark Chardonnay
  • Domaine Pere Caboche Rose
  • Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2017
  • Alexandria Nicole Red Blend
  • Life Flows Red Blend
  • Plus a Secret Sipper

Saturday's Wine Tasting 3-7pm :

Check out our Facebook Page for details on the lineup

STAFF PICKS:
WINE FOR YOUR SNOW DAY SURVIVAL KIT
Patrick's Wine Review :
Tenuta Roveglia Lugana 'Limne' 2017- $21.99
Looking for a refreshing yet complex white wine that is off the beaten path? Think aromas of peach, green apple, and tropical fruit with your eyes closed on these deep winter nights envisioning, instead, yourself on the southern banks of Lake Garda, in Italy's Lombady region. Those aromas in this wine are the natural part of the local expression of Verdicchio grape, Trebbiano di Lugana. Firm fruit leads to an elegant dry finish, perfect for a light poultry entree of seafood salad.
Madison's Wine Review :
Chateau de Roquefort 'Les Mures' 2014 - $19.99
A blend of all the usual Provence suspects - Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault from vines of 35 to 60 years in age, all co-fermented. This wine checks off all of the natural wine boxes.. Certified organic and practicing biodynamic, unfiltered, unfined, indigenous yeast. Raymond de Villeneuve's property is just over the ridge from Bandol, sitting at a bit higher of an elevation. This wine is all about spice and dark fruit but even at 14% abv it has a very certain freshness and grace. 
Doug's Wine Review :
Ver Sacrum Garnacha, 2016 - $21.99
This iconoclastic red is not what you'd expect from Argentina. Where a person typically expects dense, dark, luscious fruit from this part of South America, this Garnacha from the Valle de Uco delivers light, elegant expressions of herbs, pepper, and bing cherries. The color, while darker than a rose, is transparent enough to read through. A truly beautiful wine. 
Patti's Wine Review :
D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture, 2014 - $20.99
Aglianico del Vulture is a DOC in Basilicata, a region of Southern Italy which borders Campania. It is one of the few regions that has a coast on two sides of the boot. It is also well known for Monte Vulture, an extinct volcano, that gives its name to Aglianico del Vulture. The volcanic soil, moderation of climate by the two seas, a large range of altitudes/elevations, and the grape itself (Aglianico), all add up to create the potential for a truly great wine. This particular expression over-delivers for the price-point. It has intense berry and plum on the nose, with good acidity, and tannins that are starting to round out. Pair with a charcuterie board or any meat based dish - particularly those starring a game meat like rabbit or pheasant and prepare your taste buds for bliss.
David's Wine Review :
Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone, 2015 - $17.99
Snow! and lots of it. And what do you really want? Something cozy probably. Maybe a fire or some sweat pants. Well, this Cotes du Rhone may be the vinous equivalent, but I guess that doesn't sound so appealing out loud. The point is, this wine is very comforting. It is the essence of Cotes du Rhone. If I close my eyes and imagine a Cotes du Rhone, it tastes exactly like this one. The fruit is just right - not too candied, not so vibrant that your instantly overwhelmed by it, and not so austere that you have to think too hard. Most importantly the silky texture makes you want to sit on the couch and binge Netflix.
NEW & EXCITING

WINE
Bonpas CDR Ventoux
Cayuse En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah
Alexandria Nicole 'Bohemian' Red Blend
Chateau Hauterive 'Cuvee Chemin de Compostelle' Cahors
Ca' Lojera Lugana
Thevenet & Fils 'Les Clos' Bourgogne Rouge
JC Vizcarra Ribera del Duero
Kiona 'Estates Cuvee' Columbia Valley
Burn Cottage 'Cashburn' Pinot Noir Central Otago 
Burn Cottage 'Moonlight Race' Pinot Noir Central Otago
Domaine de L'Idylle Savoie Gamay
Domaine de L'Idylle Rousette de Savoie
Reserve de la Saurine Rouge
Domaine de Bellevue Saint-Pourcain White
Immich-Batterieberg Escheburg Riesling
Pullus Blaufrankisch
D'Angelo 'Sacravite' Aglianico
D'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture
Chemin de Compostelle Chateau de Hauterive Cahors Malbec
LAB Vinho Regional Lisboa Ros é
LAB Vinho Regional Lisboa Red
Chateau de Corcelles Gamay Le Premier Soir
Chic Barcelona Brut Cava
Confidencial Reserva Portugese Red
Bott-Geyl 'Points Cardinaux' Métiss Alsace
Ardévol 'Anjoli' Priorat
Alexandria Nicole 'Jet Black' Syrah
Airfield Yakima Valley Syrah
The Whole Shebang! White
Walnut City Wineworks Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

SPIRITS
St Agrestis Negroni
Trianon Tequila Reposado
Trianon Tequila Blanco
Trianon Tequila Anejo
Heirloom Pineapple Amaro