Wine & Beer Samples 3-31-2017

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale (DE)

A slightly tart and refreshing mash-up of Kolsch, Gose, and Berlinerweiss style beers. Brewed with lime juice, Chesapeake sea salt, black limes, and coriander, this beer is extremely aromatic with notes of spiced citrus-y lime. The flavor profile is reminiscent of a Gose with the fresh tartness of the lime notes upon the first sip, followed by a malty sweetness to finish and add balance. Great for raw oysters and afternoons outside.

Belle Ambiance Pinot Grigio 2015 (CA)

A delicate nose of floral notes (lemon blossoms, jasmine flowers, and honeysuckle) mingled with tropical and stone fruits. The flavor profile is best described as savory and refreshing with notes of white nectarines, honeydew, and tart lemon. A fine addition to a cheese plate or grilled shrimp.

 

Belle Ambiance Pinot Noir 2014 (CA)

Aromas of cherries, plums, and cocoa are easily notable upon the first pour. Flavors of ripe fruits and toasty oak are balanced by soft tannins and soft acidity to create a clean, fruit-filled palate with a refreshing finish. Pair with anything from vegetarian pizza to dark chocolate dipped cherries.

 

Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno 2015 (CA)

A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petit Sirah, Mourvedre, and Tannat create the “wine of the party.” Enticing aromas of leather, red currant, and black tar lead to a surprisingly bright and full palate of red and black fruits (blackberries, cherries, and strawberries) coupled with hints of milk chocolate and caramel.

 

Toad Hollow Risque Sparkling Wine (France)

Made in the Methode Ancestrale style, this sweet sparkling differs from most sparkling wines since there is no second fermentation. The first fermentation is completed in the bottle, allowing the carbon dioxide to be released by the sugar turning into alcohol, resulting in a bubbly, sweet, low alcohol sparking. Lemon and lime notes fragrances lead to a palate of apricots and pears with a light, softly carbonated mouthfeel. The perfect drink for before dinner or after something special.

Wine & Beer Samples 3-24-17

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (KY) This unique sipping beer is aged for six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle, familiar flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee are most noted from the bourbon barrel aging. A velvety smooth mouthfeel and substantial body make this […]

Wine & Beer Samples 3-17-2017

Blue Toad “Paddy Green” Granny Smith Hard Cider (VA) Made from 100% local Granny Smith apples and naturally gluten free. A clean, refreshing mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation. A bright apple flavors and a finish tart enough to make “your tongue do the Irish Jig!”   Terramea Vermentino di Sardegna 2015 (Italy) Bright […]

Wine & Beer Samples 3-3-2017

Heavy Seas Siren Noire (MD) Not your father’s chocolate stout; Almost 3 pounds of Belgian coco nibs are used per barrel; Aged 5 weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added; A mix of dark malts gives a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey-but without being extraordinarily sweet; Brewers Gold hops add an earthy spiciness, […]

Wine & Beer Samples 02-24-2017

Saranac S’more Porter (NY) Combining the flavors of a porter and campfire s’more, this beer is brewed with a blend of caramel, biscuit, brown, and roasted malts; It is then aged with chocolate and vanilla.  The result is a rich and decadent beer with the flavor of milk-chocolate, marshmallow, and toasty graham cracker.  Pair with […]

Wine & Beer Samples 02-17-2017

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (MI) Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest; This IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter; Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this […]

Wine & Beer Samples 2-10-2017

Blackbird Premium Draft Semi-Sweet Hard Cider (NY) A semi-sweet, lightly carbonated session draft cider with a sweet apple bouquet and honey notes; Pairs well with pub fare including chicken and p0rk sandwiches.     Green Flash Le Freak (CA) First-ever hybrid ale of its kind: convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA. […]

Wine & Beer Samples 02-03-2017

Champion Hog Waller Scramble (VA) Complex breakfast stout brewed with coffee and chocolate from Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates; It’s a big, chewy, oatmeal stout with soft coffee flavors and tons of chocolate; 45 IBU, 8% ABV.       Siema Bianco (Italy) An aromatic white wine from the northern most area of Italy; Enjoy this wine […]