Thursday April 7th, 2022
April showers bring May flowers, so LET IT RAIN!
This Week: Spring is in the air(or at least our minds), and we couldn't be more excited to swap out our rich red wines for lively fresh Spring options. Things are looking up, and we're very thrilled to be returning to a somewhat "normal" Springtime full of golf, baseball, and great drinks with friends.
Easter Wine Kits Available NOW
De-stress your Holiday shopping list, and grab a discounted Somm Kit!
For a dazzling Easter, you can't go wrong with pink bubbles, aromatic white wine, and naturally you're going to crave some red Burgundy. We love the fruity Henry Varnay to start your festivities, the biodynamic Borealis with your lighter courses, and the Thevenet & Fils Bourgogne with your roasted ham and scalloped potato dinner.
Discounted Kit Price $48.99
Our second 'Spring Flowers' themed option is sure to get the party started with crisp Prosecco, dry rosé, and a lights-out organic Rosso from the Piedmont. Our flower-clad wines featured here are the Villa Loren Prosecco, Kind Stranger Rosé, and the G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso.
Discounted Kit Price $43.99
Free Friday
Wine Tasting!

Our fabulous friend Pat, with Winebow, will be pouring wine at our tasting table this Friday from 4-8pm.

Don't miss out on the fun!
Plenty O' Pre-Mixed
Cocktails Options

Sometimes, we love to make a complicated cocktail. But other times, it's nice to relax and just pour something delicious onto an ice cube whilst relaxing.

We offer pre-batched cocktails for every palate—serious & dry, sweet & fun, and everything in-between!
Some new fun 'pre-made' options...

Batch & Bottle's Pre-Made Cocktails - $16.99 each
Looking to enjoy a variety of mixed cocktails without putting the time in creating them? Look no further than our new pre-batched cocktails from Batch & Bottle! For the scotch fans, we recommend the Scotch Manhattan made with Glenfiddich scotch. Serve chilled, pour neat, and finish it off with an orange twist. The Lazy Old Fashioned uses Monkey Shoulder malt scotch whisky mixed with bespoke bitters and golden sugar. Every old fashioned-drinker should give this one a try! As for our gin lovers, Batch & Bottle's Gin Martini is made with Hendrick's gin, vermouth, an unlikely inclusion of cucumber and rose, and some undertones of floral, citrus and herbal notes. Best served chilled with a slice of cucumber. Lastly, our Rhubarb Cosmopolitan is made with Reyka Vodka and orange liqueur. This drink has lots of sweet and zingy flavors. Best served chilled with a lime for garnish. Stop in and snag one or more of these pint-sized cocktails today!
Death & Co Pre-Made Cocktails
Death and Co. quickly became a cocktail institution after it opened in NYC on the eve of 2007. After being open only three years Death and Co. won Best American Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited awards and continues to gain recognition from around the world. Thankfully, you no longer need to travel to one of their three locations in NYC, LA, or Denver to have a taste of what they’re creating. In collaboration with The Craft Spirits Cooperative, Death and Co. is offering three riffs on some classic cocktails. These include a vodka highball with green tea, sake, and mint; an elevated buck with bourbon, ginger, and amaro; and a gin fizz with passion fruit, vanilla, and lime. Not all ready to drink cocktails are made equal and these new Death and Co. cocktails highlight just that by rising above the rest and making some of the best pre-made cocktails on the market.
The Azalea Cocktail
-the signature drink for The Masters-
This light and refreshing cocktail is named after The Master's signature flower, the Azalea.

1oz Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
1oz Pineapple Juice
2oz Vodka
Splash of Grenadine, to achieve desired color
Lemon Slices, to garnish

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into coupe. Garnish with a lemon.
Staff Picks: What to Drink This Week
Things our staff thinks you should drink.

2019 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-les-Narbantons 1er Cru Vieilles - $69.99
Always a great go to producer for modestly priced Burgundy from the Cote d'Or, this 2019 Pinot has great vibrancy and balance. It shows aromas of bright red fruit and violet on the nose. The medium bodied palate shows no austerity and is fruit driven with flavors of red raspberry and cherry. The 2019 Burgundies we have been trying as a staff have been exceptional and very fruit driven showing well in their youth on a primary level and this has been one of our favorites. Try this delicious Burgundy with some classics like rack of lamb with an herbed crust or coq au vin.

2019 Chateau de Cèdre Blandine Le Blanc Cotes de Gascogne - $18.99
Pascal Verhaeghe and his brother, Jean-Marc, bring a welcome refinement to the wines of picturesque Cahors, located about an hour and a half east of Bordeaux. Their father began making wines at Château du Cèdre in the 1970s, and the fun-loving sons took over in the 1990s, banning all herbicides and chemicals, and adopting a domaine motto: "Move forward, experience new ways." Blandine Le Blanc is the latest release from the Verhaeghe Brothers. From low yielding, 30 year old vineyards, this is a blend of Colombard 50% Ugni Blanc 40% and Sauvignon Blanc 10%.  A light, bright and herbal wine, this has green asparagus and citrus flavors. Acidity sears through the fruitiness, giving freshness and lift. Perfect for patios!

Lafleur Mallet Sauternes (375 ml) - $21.99
This dessert wine of Bordeaux is made from Semillon, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Blanc affected by botrytis — a fungus that shrivels and decays wine grapes, concentrating their sugars. While it's true Sauternes makes an excellent pairing for desserts/pastries, many traditional pairings are contrastingly savory - such as foie gras and roasted chicken. Surprisingly, in Bordeaux you may find Sauternes served as an aperitif with oysters, highlighting its mouth-watering acidity. Salty cheeses, such as Roquefort or Pecorino, are beautifully complimented by this wine as well. There are many adventurous pairings to be explored with Asian cuisine — where sweet sauternes can balance chili spice. The Lafleur Mallet Sauternes is an excellent entry level Sauternes that will wrap you up in its full-bodied goodness, with flavors of dried Apricots, candied pineapple, honeysuckle, and orange rind. 

2019 Santo Wines, Assyrtiko, Santorini - $27.99
From the famous, stunningly gorgeous Greek island of Santorini comes the rarified white wine, Assyrtiko. Despite harshly dry and windy conditions, the grape thrives in the volcanic soils of the island. The organically farmed Cooperative, Santo Wines, has given us a classic expression of Assyrtiko with their 2019 vintage. The wine was fermented with wild yeasts and spent 14 months on the lees. The result is a wine aromatic of white wild flowers and citrus. Flavors on the palate of pineapple and lemon are wrapped in a strong mineral backbone, lifted by crisp dry acidity. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea, sea bass and other grilled Mediterranean seafood make an ideal match for this beautiful wine.

Yaguara Cachaça Orgânica - $39.99
Caipirinha- the national drink of Brazil. This is one of the most refreshing of the springtime cocktails. Cachaca is similar to rum but instead of using molasses, cachaca is made with fresh sugar cane juice. It is tasty!
2 oz Yaguara Cachaça Orgânica
.75 oz simple syrup
4 lime wedges
Add all ingredients into the shaker, muddle it all up, add ice, shake it up, and pour everything into a glass.
Pretend you are in Brazil and enjoy!
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Cheers everyone!
-The Team at North Loop Wine & Spirits