December 8, 2017 – Beer & Wine Tasting Notes Kick-off your weekend the D’Vine way!

 

 

Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout (New York), Medium bodied with aromas & flavors well balanced between chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt with a hint of booziness and slight sweetness. The finish resembles baker’s chocolate.

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016 (Italy), Flavor bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. This wine glides across the palate like silk then finishes brisk, clean, and fresh.  Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip.

 

 

 

Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014 (Oregon)93 points-James Suckling – At first sip bright fruit combines with warm spice, red cherry, plums, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Lovely balance & mouth-feel mid-palate; cocoa finish accented by white pepper, soft spices & vanilla.  Pairs well with salmon and light poultry dishes.

 

 

 

 

Matchbook Tinto Rey 2011 (California)86 points Wine Enthusiast –  (46% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 8% Cabernet, 7% Graciano, 4% Pt Verdot) Dense, complex and earthy character provides flavors of dried cranberry, black cherry, and vanilla layered over worn leather and baking spices. Enjoy with pizza or pasta dishes.

 

Evolucio Tokaj Late Harvest 2015 (Hungary), Made from Furmint grapes, this dessert wine is light gold in color with nose of peaches, apricots and white flowers. Fresh and surprisingly light with great acid. This is an elegant and lighter style of Tokaji Late Harvest and will complement spicy dishes, cheeses or tarts.

December 1, 2017 – Cider & Organic Wine Tasting Notes

  Winchester Ciderworks 522 “Black Currant” (Virginia), This handcrafted gluten-free hard cider is produced from apples predominantly grown in the Shenandoah Valley with added fruit varieties. Black Currant is the first release of the 522 series and expresses the flavor of fresh apples and the tartness of black currant.  “All Wine Selections this Evening are Organic” […]

Annual Wine Down – 11/24/2107

Dutoit Poully-Fuisse’ 2013 (France) – Buttery, subtle toasted oak and spice undertones combine with ripe flavors of peach, apple, citrus and spice that mingle through the lingering finish. The backbone of acidity is covered by ample flesh in this well-defined Chardonnay.  Imagine enjoying this wine with grilled wild halibut, and savory herbs, a favorite poultry dish […]

November 17, 2017 Tasting Notes- Enjoy the finish (of the week) with us!

St Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgium), With an earthy aroma of dried fruits, brown sugar, and bread, this beer will entice your palate with spicy malt sweetness, complex flavors of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, molasses and fruit cake without being overwhelmingly heavy.       Mirth Chardonnay 2016 (Washington), Mirth means happiness and this wine is just that! […]

November 11, 2017-Mead & Wine Tasting Notes- Start your weekend the D’Vine way!

Charm City Elderberry Mead (Maryland), Bitter red berry and warm honey comprise this beautifully colored honey draft Mead wine. Cheers to the fruit you’d rather drink than eat!  To learn about the history, making, and consumption of Mead, visit http://charmcitymeadworks.com/about-mead.       Les Jamelles Viognier 2015 (France), Highly expressive and well-balanced with intense aromas of apricot, […]

November 3, 2017 – Wine & Beer Tasting Notes – Swing by and try something new with us!

Crabbies Original Ginger Beer (United Kingdom), Refreshing, light bodied beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. Serve chilled over ice with a slice of lime or lemon. Download Crabbies new app for your Android or iphone.               Baby Prosecco (Italy), A fresh, young juicy Prosecco featuring […]

October 27, 2017 Wine & Beer Tasting Notes- Finish your week with us!

  Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (Kentucky), This award-winning ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of well-crafted bourbon- having been aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla, oak, caramel, and toffee- pleasantly smooth and robust. Enjoy with […]

October 20, 2017 – Wine & Beer Tasting Notes – Tour southwest France with us this week!

    Saucony Creek Maple Mistress (Pennsylvania), Enjoy this hazel/brown ale with pronounced and inviting aromas of warm spice, rum, pumpkin, and brown sugar while you watch the leaves fall. The palate is full of maple, rum, autumn spices, butternut squash and rich malt.         Domaine Chanade Les Rials 2016 (France), Loin de L’ […]

October 13, 2017 Tasting Notes – Cheers to the 20%! Come join us!

    Southern Tier Warlock (New York), Dark brown Imperial Stout with aromas reminiscent of caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg & honey. Toasted malt, hints of pumpkin and spice combine for a mouth pleasing experience. Lightly carbonated. Very drinkable.       19 Crimes “Hard Chard” Chardonnay 2016 (Australia), Bold and strong in character, this deep rich and […]

October 6, 2017 Beer & Wine Tasting Notes

Clown Shoes Erudite Crawfish (Massachusetts), This signature red ale is aged in Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels and dry hopped with premium high alpha hops. Rich malts dominate but still allow room for herbal plumes and boozy coconut notes. Palate is big and chewy and features robust, mouth-filling caramel malts and a strong hop presence to keep […]