Wine Tasting, Feb. 26, 2020; ABC

                     ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) 2019 Albert MannPinot BlancOn sale for $21.99 Wettolsheim / Alsace / France100% Pinot BlancPlanted in gravel and clay limestone, the Pinot Blanc vines employed here are 35 years of age. Rich but never heavy, the 2019 is white fruited and possesses pleasing sugar/acid balance.  2019 Selbach OsterKabinett TrockenOn Sale for $23.99[…]

Spirit Tasting: Irish Whiskey & Cocktails

Spirit Tasting Irish Whiskey & Cocktails February 17, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey 80 proof…$24.99 Established in 1829 by Michael Molloy, Tullamore DEW is named after one of Ireland’s most famous distillers: Daniel Edmund Williams. Williams started working at the original Tullamore distillery as a stable boy at just 15[…]

Wine Tasting, Sat. February 19; Wines of Burgundy

                     Burgundy 2019 Olivier Leflaive AligoteOn sale for $23.99 Puligny / Beaune / France100% AligoteThe “other” white burgundy grape, Aligote, has history, but more importantly, complexity on its side. This racy, mineral driven example expresses stoniness admirably.  2019 Boyer-MartenotBlancOn Sale for $34.99 Meursault / Beaune / France 100% ChardonnayThe fruit for Boyer-Martenot’s Bourgogne Blanc is culled from[…]

Rye & Rye Cocktails

Spirit Tasting Rye & Rye Cocktails February 10, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey 100 proof One of the classic examples of this spirit, Rittenhouse is a 4-plus-year-old, 100 proof bottled-in-bond rye. The winner of all sorts of accolades and awards, the Heaven Hill-produced Rittenhouse Rye Whisky (the[…]

Just arrived…2016 Pagliarese Chianti Classico

2016 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Castelnuovo Berardenga | Tuscany | Italy On Sale for $17.99 Under the management of the Poggiali family of the neighboring Felsina winery, the historic Pagliarese estate has recently regained its place amongst the best properties in the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone of Chianti Classico. This traditionally minded operation eschews both international grapes[…]

Wine Tasting, Saturday, February 12, 2022: While you were masking

                     While you were masking wine tasting! 2020 Von WinningSauvignon Blanc “II”On sale for $21.99 Deidesheim / Pfalz / Germany 100% Sauvignon BlancProduced from Sauvignon Blanc planted in the sandy soils of Deidesheim, Von Winning’s “II” bottling is fermented and aged in a combination of large oak casks and stainless-steel tanks. 2020 Brize Blanc “Les Gres”On Sale[…]