February 23, 2018 – Beer and Wine Tasting Notes – We are infused & fortified with Spirit!

 

Innis & Gunn “Kindred Spirits” Stout (Scotland)Matured using Tullamore’s legendary triple distilled whiskey barrels creating a rich and delicious Irish Whiskey barrel-aged stout. A perfect pairing of rich, flavor-packed beer, and the sweet, spicy, smooth taste of whiskey with notes of dark chocolate and coffee alongside hints of vanilla. Click on the picture! Irish band Ash and Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit met over a Kindred Spirits in our hometown of Edinburgh to create the Kindred Sessions, now available to watch online:

 

 

 “Living Labels Series”

150 years ago, Jacob and Frederick Beringer were pioneers of a new age, making their way across the frontier to plant their first vines in Napa Valley. Today, remaining true to their bold, pioneering spirit with Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines, these varietals are aged for sixty days in charred, American oak bourbon barrels, resulting in a uniquely rich, warm, and bold flavor.

 

 

 

 

Beringer Bros. BB Aged Chardonnay 2016 (California)This brazen and unruly Chardonnay shows flavors of baked Golden apples, toasted almonds, and a buttery finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beringer Bros. BB Aged Red Blend 2016 (California)This expressive blend provides flavors of black cherry, toasted coconut and dark caramel with a smoky finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beringer Bros. BB Aged Cabernet 2016 (California)The palate will be charmed by the bold flavors of black cherry, toffee, dark chocolate and roasted hazelnuts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime’s Tawny Port (Portugal)The individual grape varietals are aged in Madeira barrels for 3-4 years, and then the smooth & mellow wines are blended together a few months before bottling for balance and completeness. Blondish red appearance, red fruit jam aroma, sweet taste with fine wood and vanilla hints.  Pairs well with apple or almond pie, dried fruits with nuts, and cheeses. Great as an aperitif when served slightly chilled.

 

February 16, 2018 – Beer & Wine Tasting Notes – Join us this week as we welcome Kelly from Free Run Wines!

    Carlsberg Premium Beer (Denmark), Bright golden color with nice looking foam, this beverage is integral to the Danish cultural heritage and a preferred thirst quencher.  Aroma is dominated by pine, straw, hazelnut and sorrel and the palate exhibits harmonious balance between bitterness and sweet apples on the palate.         Gini Soave […]

February 9, 2018 – Sake’ & Wine Tasting Notes – The weekend begins here!

Social Sparkling Sake’ Wine Elderflower Apple” (Illinois), Crisp apple flavors blended together with a refreshing elderflower bouquet that is lightly sweetened. (Organic, gluten-free, sulfite -free, vegan, 88 calories, 1 gram of sugar). Serve chilled or pour over light ice. Want to spice things up? Try mixing with 1.5oz of classic spirits like vodka and gin, or get […]

February 2, 2018 -Cider & Wine Tasting Notes – Join us in exploring the bounty of South Africa’s 2017 harvest!

  Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry (United Kingdom), Organic and Gluten-free, this dry sparkling pear cider entices with its smooth body and crisp rich flavor and gentle aroma of a summer pear orchard. Serve chilled and enjoy with blue cheese or Gorgonzola, salad, sweet potatoes, prosciutto, or anything featuring ginger.         “The South African […]

January 26, 2018 – Wine & Beer Tasting Notes -Let your palate tour Italy with us! No airfare required.

  Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2016 (Italy), The Marche region of Italy is most readily associated with superb white wines made from Trebbiano and Verdicchio varietals, both prized for their crisp dryness and distinctive herbaceous notes. This straw yellow wine demonstrates delicate, floral and fruity aromas with rich fresh fruit and white flowers on the palate and […]

January 19, 2018 – Cider & Wine Tasting Notes – We have a tier for you – Don’t forget to ask about our wine club!

  Blue Toad Hawaii Toad “Ohh” Pineapple (Virginia), Cold weather is here so we are serving a taste of sunshine! Splash a wave of refreshment on your new year with this refreshing hard cider. A seasonal flavor mixing the smooth, citrus taste of fresh Hawaiian pineapple with the crisp, tart sweetness of apple cider.     […]

January 12, 2018 – Sake & Wine Tasting Notes – Exercise your palate in 2018!

  SOCIAL  Sparkling Sake’ Wine “Hibiscus Cucumber” (Illinois), Lovely blend of floral fragrance and a crisp refreshing undertone of cucumber. Very lightly sweetened.  Perfect for those who are mindful of what they consume – organic, gluten-free, sulfite- free, vegan, 88 calories, 1 gram of Sugar, 4 grams of carbs. Enjoy with salad. Serve chilled or pour […]

January 5, 2018 Wine & Beer Tasting Notes – Resolve to taste wine with us every Friday evening!

  Rocca delle Macie “Moonlight” Toscana 2015 (Italy), Chardonnay 35%, Vermentino 30%, Pinot Grigio 20% and Trebbiano 15%. Straw-yellow color. Intense aromas of white flowers with hints of flint on the nose. Fresh mineral notes blend perfectly with citrus notes. Excellent alone or particularly well-suited to light appetizers, seafood, soft cheeses, and white meat dishes.     […]

December 29, 2017 – Beer and Wine Tasting Notes – Cheers to the New Year!

Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbor Ale (Canada), An American style pale ale.  For hop lovers, huge citrus and pine aromas greet the nose and continue on the palate, leaving a remarkably easy-drinking beer with a nice clean finish.               Dibon Cava (Spain), Bubbles! This wine has aromas of apples and pears with […]

December 22, 2017 Beer, Wine & Mead Tasting Notes – Be merry with us & finish your holiday shopping at the same time!

  Ridgeway Bad Elf Winter ‘s Ale (United Kingdom), Deep amber gold beer with a lacy head and slight carbonation.  Malty, sweet, seasonally spicy and slightly hoppy.          Fess Parker Viognier 2014 (California), Salted stone-fruit, Key-lime pie and eggy brioche notes show on the nose of this full-bodied varietal. The palate offers lime blossoms, […]