We are getting ready for the weekend's festivities and we want to wish you a Happy Hallo-Wine! We have plenty of reds and whites to pair with your favorite Halloween candies. Check out the chart we've included. Make sure to stop by the shop this weekend, we have lots of treats lined up for the back tasting table. Thursday we have a spirits tasting with a special cocktail to try. Friday and Saturday we have our wine tastings with secret sippers both days. So be prepared when you dip into the bag o' candy from Halloween and have your wine handy. Be honest with will want an adult beverage. Don't forget about all the sporting events too. Get your beer here!
A spooky spirits tasting is happening at our back tasting table from 4-7pm. We'll have something for everyone.
Tasting Lineup :
Kirk & Sweeney 18yr Rum
I.W. Harper 15yr Bourbon
Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch
Western Son Blueberry Vodka
Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel Liqueur
***Plus Custom Cocktails for the win!***
We are still picking the wines for the Tastings
Friday (4-8pm) and Saturday (3-7pm)
Don't be scared, we will post the lineup to Facebook prior to the tasting.
Make sure to go Trick or Treating - ask for the Secret Sipper - there will be a treat for you both days!
Patrick's Pick:
Casa Santos Lima Alentejano, 'Valcatrina' 2014
Harvested from a collection of gently sloped vineyards across the rural farming region of Alentejo, Portugal, this hearty red blend combines the local grapes of Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet with Syrah. Only a short spell of 4 months in French and American oak adds a touch of toasty wood notes but doesn't distract from the rich spicy stewed fruit, perfectly suited for lamb and Portuguese sausage. This vintage won the Vinalies Internationales Gold Medal at the Concurs Mondial de Bruxelles. It is a great off-the-beaten-path choice for under $15!
Saude! -$14.99
Doug's Pick:
Fuso21 Barbera, NV
This is a fantastic project from Fuso21, a group of passionate producers looking to produce wines from the 21 different provinces in Italy. This organically grown Barbera comes from the Colli Tortonesi in Piemonte and offers a juicy, fresh, and complex  wine created by interested growers. This was one of the stars at our Autumn tasting and with it's bright acidity, would pair well with pastas going into the cool season.   -$19.99
Ray's Pick:
Ca'Donini Pinot Noir, Provincia Di Pavia, 2016
Sticking to my hunt to bring you the absolute best <$15 wines in our shop. Todays wine is clocking in at an astonishing  $10.99!!! As you start to get to know me, you will learn that I am a Burgundy fanatic. White, Red, Cremant, and Rose, I love it all. So whenever I can find a Pinot Noir under $30, that tastes great, you can imagine I get very, very excited. This wine blew my mind. When you raise your glass of this Pinot Noir to your nose, soft red berries, dried rose, and subtle herbs will linger about. Classic Pinot nose. On the palate this wine shows not only balance, but also a nice firm structure that almost reminds me of a Pommard. Again for only $10.99. I know that the price doesn't make sense, so I bought a bottle to try it a second time in order to confirm my conclusion of this wine, and was spot on with my initial conslusion. Best value Pinot in the shop, and you can buy it by the case to save even more.  -$10.99
David's Pick:
Domaine Rolet L'Etoile, Chardonnay 2012
If your in a wine rut here's one to truly reset your expectations. L' Etoile is a white wine only AOC dating back to 1937. It occupies a small area of limestone rich soil which combined with the cool climate lead to zesty acidity and a certain freshness on the finish. But, if we back up a minute, the true story of this wine begins with the old school, oxidative production methods. This flies in the face of modern notions of preserving primary aroma and light as air white wine. Instead you get a wine of complexity with an unctuous mid palate that will cause you to contemplate it's nuances while standing up to richer fall foods. Here's a white wine you can decant, so get back out there and enjoy. -$21.99
Patti's Pick:
Easton Zinfandel, Amador County, 2014
Simply sumptuous, this bottle of Zinfandel is jam-packed with concentrated black fruits and spice (see what I did there?). It's perfect for a chilly fall evening, or even better, drink some outside next to a bonfire. I wouldn't be sad if I had this alongside a s'more or two. It's made using sustainable farming and wine-making practices; the winery and tasting room run entirely on solar power. Granitic soil and elevations of up to 3,200 feet add complexity and balance to the big and rich style. If you are a lover of Amarone, you will find some rasinated fruit quality that is reminiscent here. This is Powerful wine for the price point -$23.99