Wine & Beer Samples 12-16-2016

fleaBirra Flea Noel(Italy)

Amber ale spiced with cardamom, black pepper, sweet orange peel, and cinnamon. The slight variability in time and the presence of natural sediments are index of the craftsmanship of the product.

 

smuttynoseSmuttyNose Rocky Road(NH)

An indulgent blend of ooey-gooey amazingness and the rich goodness of cacao nibs are blended into a full-bodied sweet, stout beer.  Before bottling, it is aged on amaretto-soaked oak chips.

 

 

arbis-blancArbis Blanc 2013(Italy)

Blend of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and Friulano; Rich and concentrated structure, but at the same time inviting drinkability. Soft with great volume on the palate and elegant contrast between the buttery character and underlying mineral quality; Natural match for appetizers and soups.

 

etudeEtude Pinot Noir 2014(CA)

The Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sassafras, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish.  Opulent mouthfeel and  natural acidity, the wine has substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout.

trefethenTrefethen Cabernet 2013(CA)                 trefethen

90  points, Wine Enthusiast; Aromas of fresh blackberry, red currant, and dried fruit.  The palate is round and opens with earthy/herbal tones and finishes with silky flavors of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector’s cellar.  To bring out the flavors in the wine, complement the entrée with sides or sauces featuring mushrooms, roasted tomatoes or garden spices (oregano or thyme).

villajolandaVilla Jolanda Brachetto(Italy)

A beautiful ruby red sparkling wine with an intense and aromatic bouquet with hints of roses, raspberries and black berries. The sweet velvety taste has fragrant hues and scents of fruits of the forest. An excellent accompaniment to all types of desserts, delicious with fresh fruit.

Wine & Beer Samples 12-9-2016

A Moment on the Lips (VA) This smooth, balanced milk stout with the tastes of the holidays brings on mouth-watering thoughts of chocolate covered orange slices.  Brewed with sweet orange and cocoa it’s rich in holding memories and anticipation. Sauvage Blanc de Blancs (NM) Gruet Sauvage Blanc de Blancs is a bone-dry sparkler, pale straw […]

Wine and Beer Samples 12-3-2016

Troegs Troegenator (PA) – This Doublebock is thick and chewy with intense notes of caramel, chocolate, and dried stone fruits. A rich and filling beer that’ll warm you on a cold winter’s night.     Dominique et Janine Crochet Sancerre 2015 (France) – Dominique and Janine Crochet stem from an ancient line of winemakers from the heart […]

Wine & Beer Samples 11-18-2016

Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte (CO) Stout made with dark roasted malts and carefully roasted, cold pressed coffee beans. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves complement the taste of rich pumpkin. These well-balanced fall flavors presented with the velvety texture of nitrogen create a truly distinctive and delicious beer.   Alta Cima Gewurztraminer 2014 (Chile) Floral aromas […]

Wine & Beer Samples 11-11-2016

St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgium) Abbey ale brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head.  It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavors and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV)  It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste […]

Wine & Beer Samples 10-28-2016

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (DE) A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin, brown sugar, all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg; A perfect beer to warm-up with; Pair alongside turkey, roasted duck, or lamb.   Schlafly Pumpkin Ale(MO)                                                                                                Blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness […]

Wine & Beer Samples 10-14-2016

Southern Tier PUMKING (NY) Medium to light-bodied ale brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 2 types of malts; Nose of pumpkin, pie spices, buttery crust, vanilla, and roasted pecans; Low bitterness with flavors of malty sweetness, vanilla, clove, allspice, nutmeg, and pie crust; Particularly tasty when paired with traditional Thanksgiving dinner or as a […]