Wine & Beer Samples 06-09-2017

Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Ale (MI)

Made with Bell’s own house yeast, this brew has a spicy hop and mild fruit characteristics, with a smooth mouthfeel thanks to the addition of wheat yeast. Simplicity is key for this classic summer beer; it’s made with only four ingredients! Notes of coriander, hops, orange peel and a bit of spice are evident, with a refreshing finish and great carbonation.

Paul Direder Grüner Veltliner 2016 (Austria)

Bright yellow with just a hint of green, this classic Austrian wine is a great summer evening thirst quencher. A nose of citrus and green apple fruits with just a hint of spice leads to a similar palate with crisp acidity and low residual sugar, resulting in a dry, refreshing finish. A great wine to pair with spicy Asian cuisine or fresh, soft cheeses.

Muga Rioja Rosé 2015 (Spain)

A fresh, tart nose of citrus, green apple, red berry, and rose oil aromas. These notes travel through the palate upon first taste, and lead to notes of finer, more complex flavors with hints of apricot and a sweet pastry yeast. A fine balance of sweetness and acidity with a long finish reminiscent of candied flowers.

Alaia Marisa 2013 (Spain)

A light, red blend composed of Prieto Picudo, Tempranillo, and Merlot grapes. Aromas of black fruits and cocoa butter are present, and expand in the palate to create notes of ripe and juicy black cherry, cassis, and a hint of spice. The finish is long and smooth, leaving you wanting more. Pair this with you grilled steaks or lamb chops and fresh, summer vegetables.

Voület Casorzo 2016 (Italy)

A refreshingly sweet and effervescent wine; perfect for hot summer evenings. Made of 100% Malvasia grapes with an enticing aroma that includes notes of rose petal, juicy red grape, and crushed raspberry. Expect these notes on the palate combined with a delicate mouthfeel and bright acidity. The prefect wine to pair with fine chocolates, fresh fruit desserts, or an after dinner cheese plate of sharp, smelly                                               cheeses.

Wine & Beer Samples 6-2-2017

Paulaner Salvator (Germany) A full bodied double bock beer with a rich, warm chestnut brown color; An unmistakeable chocolate flavor, robust dark caramel maltiness and a light note of hops in the background; Perfect intensity on the palate.     Pietra Santa Chardonnay 2014 (CA) Soft scents of apple blossom, acacia flower, and lemon zest […]

Wine & Beer Samples 5-26-2017

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (NY) Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate fill this stout through the blending of six malts and three distinct mashes. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years.  Enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, and fine cheeses.   The Curator 2015 (South Africa) Blend of  60% Chenin […]

Wine & Beer Samples 05-19-2017

Left Hand St Vrain Tripel Ale (CO) Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within     Vino Pinot Grigio 2014 (WA) Mineral driven; Terroir runs through the entire wine; Aromas of fresh cut hay, tangerine, orange blossom, and honeysuckle; Long-satisfying finish.   […]

Wine & Beer Samples 5-12-2017

Perennial Artisan Ales “Hopfentea” Wheat Ale (MO) A German Berliner Weisse style beer, steeped on a tropical tea blend. A fruit filled wave of aromas including papaya, melon, guava, and passion fruit, is balanced by notes of yeast and well rounded lactic acid. Flavors are bright and crisp (it’s definitely a sour!) with notes of […]

Wine & Beer Samples 04-28-2017

Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (CO) Dark and delicious; The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee.  Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop and roast bitterness in the finish; Milk chocolate fullness completes the experience.     Lobetia Viognier 2015 (Spain) At sight, this wine shows […]

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 […]

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 […]