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French Tasting That Will Have You Dreaming of Thanksgiving
Nov
12
3:00 pm15:00

French Tasting That Will Have You Dreaming of Thanksgiving

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Today's tasting is perfect in my opinion. Everything that I love is in this tasting. We start with my favorite champagne producer, then a sauvignon blanc with amazing minerality, move to a Pinot/Gamay blend that is borderline chug-able, and finish with a complex, spicy and smokey Premier Cru Burgundy. DO NOT MISS THIS TASTING!

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne, France Fine bubbles which rise slowly, persistent mousse. Straw-colored. A nose of ripe pear with some touches of cut hay. Full fruit, but clean in the mouth. This cuvée contains 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. All wines from the best sites in the department of the Marne, from more than twenty top vineyards in Champagne. The overall composition of this cuvée has not changed much for almost fifty years.

Philippe Raimbault Pouilly Fumé Loire, France | Sauvignon Blanc

The wine from this vineyard exhibits the natural characteristics of the limestone-clay terroir which is loaded with "caillotes" (pebbly chalk soil) and favored with an excellent southeastern exposure. Excellent citrus and stone fruit jump from the glass with a sublet hint of brine and minerality. The minerality carries over to the palate along with great citrus and enough acidity to leave you coming back for more.

Domaine Huards "Envol" Cheverny Rouge Loire, France | Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir Winemakers at the Domaine des Huards since 1846, the Gendrier family farms the vineyard using organic and biodynamic agricultural practices since 1998. Located in Cour-Cheverny, between the Loire and Sologne regions. 50% Pinot Noir 50% Gamay. Light bodied and refreshing with the complexity of Burgundy. Nose of red berries, black pepper, and baking spice. This is the perfect substitute for Beaujolais on Thanksgiving.

Domaine Roger Belland Santenay 1er Cru Burgundy, France

Roger Belland and his daughter Julie represent the fifth and sixth generations of Belland vineyard owners and winemakers in the Cote d'Or. Dating back to 1839, the Domaine consists of 23 hectares across the communes of Les Maranges, Santenay, Puligny and Chassange Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard. The nose of this wine is so complex with hints of smoke, earth, and dark fruit. The palate is focused and elegant with balanced acidity, rich mouth feel, and a hint of spice the finish.

Tasting Italian Bubbles and Austrian Wines
Nov
11
4:00 pm16:00

Tasting Italian Bubbles and Austrian Wines

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Jared the Roundout Wine Broker will be back to pour two brand new Italian bubbles and my 2 favorite Austrian Wines.

Etz Gruner Veltliner Niederösterreich, Austria

The Etz estate, with its 30 hectares of prime vines in the Kamptal region, consistently produces Gruner Veltliner at the highest quality level. When winemaker Franz Etz bested 600 other Gruner wines at a tasting conducted by 14 of the worlds top sommeliers, notice was paid. Fresh as a slap across the face, bright as the morning sun, and clean as a glacial lake. It's also just $15 for a 1L!!

La Jara Prosecco Brut Prosecco, Italy

A true Prosecco crafted from 100% Glera grapes. This wine was crafted under the strict Certified Biodynamic principals, with natural re-fermentation in autoclave (aka the Charmat Method). The soils are stony gravel, with the vines planted at about 3250 per hectare. Harvest was done in late August. This bubbly combines the delicacy of the scents of sour apple with a freshness of taste; it's the most dry Prosecco version.

Alberici Amilcare "La Fogarina" Lambrusco Dell'Emilia Reggio Emilia, Italy

Organic. 100% estate-grown fruit. Made from 85% Fogarina and 15% Ancellota from 60 year old vines. Frizzante and dry, between 10 and 11.5 percent alcohol in a typical vintage. Hand-harvested in mid-October. The wine rests in tank from harvest until February or March of the following year, then goes through a slow, natural fermentation in bottle.

Rosi Schuster Blaufränkisch Burgenland, Austria

Rose Schuster's vineyards are among the finest and most expressive in the communities of St. Margarthen and Zagersdorf. Beautiful balance, dark plum, and black cherry, great layers and texture.

Nov
6
4:00 pm16:00

Italian Reds

Friday's tasting Bill Cole of Massanois (A very cool Italian wine importer and distributer) will be pouring an awesome line up of reds from Umbria, Tuscany, and Piedmont.

Oct
29
Nov 7

The Wine Store Turns 1

There are a few things that I really enjoy celebrating, one being Birthdays. Life is too short not to celebrate every year of birth or in this case years of establishment. We can not be more grateful for your patronage over the last year and we want to show you our appreciation. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 7th 4-8pm for a night full of wine, food, and music. More details will follow.

Sep
12
2:00 pm14:00

Free Italian Wine Tasting

It is sad to say but, another summer is coming to an end. Before you know it the leaves will be changing and fall will be in full swing. However, the Wine Store’s party is just beginning. We have several really awesome events lined up this fall and we are kicking it off with an Italian wine tasting this Saturday from 2-5pm. At the tasting we will be pouring two reds from Tuscany and two whites that will have you praying for an Indian Summer.