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Wines From New Zealand & Italy
Melissa from Banville Wine Merchants
Thursday, September 19th 6pm-8pm
10% Discount on Tasting Wines
Koha, Pinot Noir 2017
Te Pa is an award-winning winery out of New Zealand run by the Whanau family. They have a long history with the land where they farm, as their ancestors began living on the property in the 1800’s. This has given the family not only a long history on the land but a connection and understanding of the best sites for growing grapes. Koha is their second label focused on delivering quality, value driven wines and this Pinot Noir delivers on both fronts. It’s medium bodied with red fruit, clove, herbal notes and a balance of tannin and acidity. Pair this with salmon or pop open and enjoy on its own.
Pala, Cannonau di Fiori 2017
Cannonau, the local name for the Grenache, has been growing in Sardinia since the Neolithic period and is one of the most widely planted varieties on the island. For this bottle, fermentation takes place in stainless steel and concrete tanks. It then rests for 2-3 months in bottle before release. The resulting wine is soft and fresh with intense dark berry, violets and spice.
Farina, Rosso del Veneto 2017
This bottle utilizes a method called, Appassimento, an Italian term for drying harvested grapes to concentrate the sugar which results in enhanced flavors. Traditionally this is done on bamboo racks or straw mats for anywhere between a few weeks to several months. This is also the same process used to make Amarone. This bottle has a full yet soft, luscious mouthfeel with intense flavors of dried fruit, plum spice.
Wines From Hungary, Oregon & Italy
Carlos from Wilson Daniels
Friday, September 20th 6pm-8pm
10% Discount on Tasting Wines
Tokaj Furmint The Oddity 2015
Furmint is a white Hungarian grape and is one of the primary grapes used in it's famous sweet wine, Tokaji Aszú. Less known are the terrific dry wines produced by the variety. Royal Tokaj is one of the wineries who saw the potential for the grape to produce a great dry wine. Their passion for the grape lead to The Oddity, an elegant bottle that reveals minerality, notes of stone fruit and citrus with a crisp acidic backbone. An excellent food wine, we recommend this with cheese, charcuterie and spicy Asian dishes.
Pike Road, Pinot Noir 2015
Pike Road is located in the northern part of the Willamette Valley where, because of the warm days and cool evenings, is considered to be one of the best places in the new world to grow Pinot Noir. For this bottle, grapes are sourced from six estate vineyard sites, including smaller lots grown by trusted partners. The belief is that by integrating fruit from multiple locations, the wines gain in complexity. It’s savory with beautifully concentrated red fruit and smooth balanced tannin. We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.
Tenuta Sette Cieli Toscana Yantra 2017
Super Tuscan is a term referring to Tuscan wines made from non-indigenous grapes. The wines came about in the 70's as certain winemakers came to believe that the legal rules governing the production of Chianti were too restrictive. They coined the term Super Tuscan to distinguish their wines from the “vino da tavola”, a label associated with lower quality table wines. In 1992, the creation of the IGT designation gave winemakers more flexibility and creative freedom. This organic Super Tuscan, a blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot, is fermented in stainless steel and then aged for six months in French barrels. It has a medium body with red fruit, herbs, black pepper and soft tannin. A wine with freshness and depth!
Mezcal & Sotol
Nicole from Skurnik Spirits
Saturday, September 21st, 6pm-8pm
5% Discount On Tasting Spirits
Espadin, Cruz De Fuego Mezcal
Cruz de Fuego Mezcal is operated by the mother-son duo Margarita Blas and Carlos Mendez Blas. They both live and work in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca and use a distillery that has copper stills. They both work out of the same palenque and follow similar traditional techniques in their mezcal production.
Sotol Sierra, Flor Del Desierto [Buck]
Flor del Desierto began in 2011 by a small group of friends after one of them, Flor, won a baking competition using sotol as the special ingredient. All sotol plants, also known as the desert spoon or sereque, are wild-harvested in the Coyame Desert and mountains of Madera. Each one of Flor del Desierto's Sotols are distinguished by the region they’re produced in, the stills where they are distilled and the hands of each sotol maker, whose own techniques and years of experience give their spirits a unique character. Flor del Desierto Sierra is made from Dasylirion Wheeleri grown and distilled in the Madera region of Chihuahua. The plants are cooked in shallow pits fueled by oak firewood, shredded by axe, knife and finally cow stomping before being open-air fermented in wood tanks and distilled in clay.
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Five Farms Irish Cream
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Old World Wine vs. New World Wine: Profiles
Most wine consumers are familiar with the terms “old world” and “new world” but for those who might not know the difference, here’s a guide to the regions, grapes and styles that differentiate the two