Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ramilo Portuguese Red

2015 Ramilo Portuguese Red...$12.99
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“The floral aromas of the Touriga Nacional combine perfectly with the elegance of Aragonez. Well balanced with a soft finish.”
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional and Aragonez
Food Pairing: Red meat dishes and intense flavoured cheeses

D'Arenberg The Hermit Crab White Blend

2016 D'Arenberg The Hermit Crab White Blend...$12.99
Chester Osborn manages to produce a cool and juicy white from the warm climes of McLaren Vale, particularly in 2016, when rain in late January refreshed the vines. He focuses this blend on fruit grown in free-draining soils over limestone, once a seabed built by the shells of creatures like hermit crabs. Early-harvested fruit provides brightness to the richer fruit left to ripen later. The wine has the crispness of Asian pear to balance the fuller notes of peach and smoky chamomile. Chill it for Dungeness crab.
Rated 91/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine

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Lafage Miraflors Rose

2017 Lafage Miraflors Rose...$14.99
The 2017 Miraflors Rosé is another beauty that's loaded with fresh, crisp, vibrant strawberry and raspberry fruit. Clean, pure, textured and elegant on the palate, with gorgeous purity, it's a rocking rosé that does everything right. The blend is 70% Mourvèdre and 30% Grenache Gris brought up all in tank. Hats off to vigneron Jean-Marc Lafage for another smoking good rosé!
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kettmeir Pinot Grigio ALTO ADIGE

From Alto Adige!! Great price - only about 10 cases available
2015 Kettmeir Pinot Grigio ALTO ADIGE...$9.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $18.99

A light-bodied white that's fresh, balanced and minerally, showing notes of yellow pear, orchard blossom, stone and pickled ginger. Clean-cut finish. Drink now through 2018. 3,500 cases made.
Rated 88/100 Wine Spectator

La Quintinye Vermouth

Born in the heart of the vineyards of Charente, La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is an opulent French vermouth uniquely blending fine wines and Pineau des Charentes.  A fragrant mix of natural spices and plants complete this unique composition, making this vermouth a welcome addition to any aperitif or classic cocktail.  La Quintinye Vermouth Royal blends with expertise white wines from the South West of France and Pineau des Charentes.  This unique composition weaves a canvas on which the selected plants and spices can forge their art.

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc...$22.99
The subtle combination of 18 plants and the blend of white wines and
Pineau des Charentes Blanc.

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry...$22.99
Created with a magnificent bouquet of 27 plants and spices, a selection of white wines and Pineau des Charentes Blanc.

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge...$22.99
Made from a selection of 28 plants and spices and a blend of white wines and Pineau des Charentes Rouge, hence naturally providing the deep reddish to amber colour.

Priorat Natur Vermut.

Priorat Natur Vermut...$23.99
Ruddy orange in hue, this Catalonia vermouth offers earthy aromas. The deep, intriguing palate has plenty of bittersweet interplay, flitting between hints of melon and white floral freshness to orange peel and almond bitterness, accented with rosemary and vanilla. Complex and delicious. New to the U.S. as of July 2017.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

IDEAL WITH.. slightly salty or savoury foods. However, traditional accompaniments from this region are olives, nuts and clams. It is also great with fish or seafood. Or, if you have a sweet tooth, you can drink our vermouth as a dessert together with a chocolate cake.
Drink it always cold. It can be drunk neat or with some ice cubes and an orange or lemon piece of fruit inside.
In the Priorat region, vermouth has been the aperitif par excellence for nearly 100 years. We make our vermouth according to ancient recipes. It is an authentic vermouth. It is intense, full of aromas, sweet and with a bitter finish that makes it fresh.

Dogfish Head Festina Peche.

Now in 6 packs!
Dogfish Head Festina Peche...$9.49 / 6pk
Was $9.49 for a 4pk!  2 extra beers for same price!
A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse, Festina Peche.  Sadly, there are only a few breweries left in Berlin still brewing the Berliner Weisse style, which is characterized by its intense tartness (some say sour). There were once over 70 breweries in Berlin alone making this beer! In addition to fermentation with an ale yeast, Berliner Weisse is traditionally fermented with lactic cultures to produce its acidic (or green apple-like) character. Served as an apertif or summertime quencher, Festina is delicately hopped and has a pale straw color. To soften the intense sourness, Berliner Weisse is traditionally served with a dash of essence of woodruff or raspberry syrup. In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy!

Borgogno Chinato Barolo

Borgogno Chinato Barolo...$44.99 / liter bottle
The Barolo Chinato di Borgogno was created in the early decades of the 20th century. Thanks to the creativity of Cesare Borgogno, an enthusiastic herbalist and friend of large Vermut producers, including comm. Mario Cora and Count Alfredo Marone Cinzano. Producing this special wine involves starting from an excellent base, which must be Barolo. Sugar, alcohol and infusion. The infusion is the element that lends character. It is obtained from natural products, including roots, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits, and there are at good 37 different spices. Of the most commonly used herbs and spices for the Barolo Chinato, the most notable is obviously the China in the three classic varieties: Calisaya, Soccimano, Succirubra. The Barolo Chinato has moderate alcohol content, a red colour somewhere between amber and garnet, the characteristic fragrance reminds on of tanned leather and the taste is warm, full-bodied and lingering. Best served in small glasses at 13⁰ or 14⁰, and enjoy with chocolate or with a chocolate based baked goods. In addition to the Barolo Chinato Borgogno also produces the Chinato and the Bianco Borgogno, with the same production method but a different base.

The Chinato Borgogno is produced with 70% Nebbiolo and 30% Barbera.

Beer tasting tonight 5/18 at Forysth

Beer Tasting - Double header

Forsyth today from 4-6pm

  • Deschutes Passion Fruit IPA
  • Odell Barrel Aged Imperial Red
  • Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  • Deschutes Hemperor IPA

Forsyth today from 5-7pm
Missouri Beer Company will be on hand to taste their beers.
  • Kolsch
  • English Mild
  • Red Rye IPA

Partner Sweet Vermouth

Partner Sweet Vermouth....$25.99 / 375ml
THE STORY:  John Wilkinson was telling his friend Steve Matthiasson how much he loved Matthiasson Vermouth, a sweet elixir made from the (white) Flora wine grape. Steve makes only a few hundred cases every two years, as there are only 10 or so acres of this varietal in all of California.
Steve was immediately on board and wanted to make a cherry vermouth with wine grapes that evoke dark cherry flavors like Petit Sirah and Merlot. He suggested we add fresh Tartarian cherries.
Thus the inspiration to create a new sweet vermouth to pair perfectly with our style of whiskeys. (One we could make more than a few hundred cases!)
Partner Vermouth’s unique complexity comes from Steve’s knowledge of aromatic bitters and his ability to blend, taste, and tweak over and over until it's perfect. Enjoy Partner in your favorite cocktail, neat as a digestive, over ice...

THE WINE:   Partner Vermouth hearkens to an earlier America when alcohol and medicine were one and the same. Whiskey and vermouth cured all.
Vermouth is wine infused with botanicals. This marriage of flavors dates back to the origins of wine itself. The Caesars and Pharaohs of the ancient world had their own royal recipes, as well as the common folks on their farms…families throughout history added herbs and spices to their local wine, both for flavor and for health. Vermouth has always been considered medicinal as well as delicious, and we are continuing the tradition.
A blend of Merlot and Petite Sirah, heightened it with fresh Tartarian cherries from Lodi California, and exotic spices from around the world. We made grape spirit infusions of spices such as Smoked Black Cardamom, Star Anise, Indian Coriander, Chinchona bark, and Wormwood.

THE PROFILE:  Smokey and exotic on the nose, fruity on the palate, with a long finish that cleans up with the bitter herbs, Partner Vermouth works in a cocktail, on ice, or simply neat.  Cocktail’s Essential Partner

Deschutes Passion Fruit IPA


Deschutes Passion Fruit IPA....$9.49 / 6pk
Just Tapped Series
also sold as singles
Passion Fruit IPA delivers a juicy, tropical hop character with a tart finish and features fabulous art from our Portland Pub’s resident chalk artist.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ransom Sweet Vermouth

Ransom Sweet Vermouth...$17.99 / 375ml
Base Wine: A blend of Organically and Conventionally farmed aromatic whitevarietals, including Gewürztraminer,Muscat, Riesling, and Pinot Gris.
Spirits: Brandy alambically distilled inhouse from a blend of wines from Pacific Northwest grapes. Barrel aged in mixed French oak.

Infusion: Wormwood*, Sarsaparilla*,Sassafras, Wild Cherry Bark*, RedCinchona Bark, Dandelion Root*,Hibiscus Flower*, Orris Root,Cardamom Pods*, Blessed Thistle*,Chamomile*, Orange Peel*, Verbena*,Spearmint Leaf*, Cinnamon Bark*, Arch Angel Root*, Lemon Peel*,Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Coffee Beans, Walnuts, Black MissionFigs, Medjool Dates, Dried Cherries. (* denotes Organic ingredient)
Sweeteners: Turbinado Sugar*, Muscat Grape Juice, Maple Syrup.
Specifications: 17.8% alcohol by volume

Ransom Dry Vermouth...$19.99 / 500ml 
Base Wine: A blend of Organically and Conventionally farmed aromatic white varietals and Pinot Noir blanc.
Fortifying Brandy: Alambic pot distilled in house from a blend of wines from Pacific Northwest grapes. Barrel aged in mixed French oak.
Wine Enthusiast - 94 points
Taster's Guild - Gold Medal
Infusion: Wormwood*, Rosehip*, Scullcap*, Chamomile*, Orange Peel*, Verbena*, Spearmint*, Star Anise*, Cinnamon Bark*, Coriander*, Arch Angel Root*, Burdock Root*, Fennel*, Cardamom*, Lemon Peel*, and Vanilla Bean. (* denotes Organic ingredient)

Miro Vermut Rojo

Miro Vermut Rojo...$13.99 / liter
The MIRO RED continues being the authentic “Vermouth of Reus”. Its red, ruby colour with hints or red brick, its aromas and taste based on sweet aperitif herbs, makes it stimulating and refreshing. It is elaborated with the perfect combination of aromatic natural herbs, followed by a long maceration. It is subtly sweet with a bitter touch, silky and easy to drink and light with a good aftertaste. Always produced following the family recipe to make the inimitable Vermouth based on its exquisite and unique taste or palate.

Bomb! Deconstructed

BRC emails sent out for this one to twice as many people as we have available.  
It is sold out now

Bomb! Deconstructed....$29.99 / 4pk
Includes one of each
  • Bomb! Cacao - imperial stout with only Chocolate added
  • Bomb! Vanilla - imperial stout with only vanilla added
  • Bomb! Chili Peppers - imperial stout with only Ancho Peppers
  • Bomb! Coffee - imperial stout with only coffee added

2016 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve

Yet another amazing wine and value from Patricia Green Cellars
2016 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve....$26.99
Shows structure and sleek polish, with expressive raspberry and rose petal aromas and layered red plum, black tea and spice flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Chandon Brut Rebecca Minkoff Limited Edition

Chandon Brut Rebecca Minkoff Limited Edition...$13.99
Compare to $26 at the winery
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher in they Country
Filled with our signature Brut Classic, you'll find delicious flavors of apple, pear and citrus flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish. Bottled designed by Rebecca Minkoff #chandonsquad

Penley Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon

First load went fast - more arrived this week!
2016 Penley Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon....$15.99
Next lowest price in the country in Wine-Searcher is $17.99
Dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and concentration to the plum, cassis and blackberry flavors. Sage and rosemary accents linger in the background. Strikes the right balance between power and elegance, with grace notes of eucalyptus, black tea and tobacco lingering on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030. 4,300 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Casaloste Chianti Classico - stunning value from Tuscany!

2015 Casaloste Chianti Classico...$19.99
Just arrived! Unbelievable Value!
"A beauty, this silky red is packed with dark cherry, leather, iron and earth aromas and flavors. Harmonious and long, with a well-integrated structure and a mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2029. 2,500 cases made."
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator
"The 2015 Chianti Classico is a bold, juicy wine. Black cherry, lavender and expressive spice provide much of its exotic, alluring personality. Lush and racy, but with vibrant fruit and tons of Sangiovese structure, the 2015 is a winner."
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Noon Eclipse Red Blend

2014 Noon Eclipse Red Blend....$71.99
Since 2012, Eclipse has been produced exclusively from estate-grown McLaren Vale fruit. The 2014 Eclipse is a blend of 85% Grenache, 8% Shiraz and 7% Graciano, aged almost entirely in used oak. Aromas of spiced strawberries and raspberries are inviting and complex, hinting at white pepper, cardamom and allspice. It's full-bodied yet seems almost weightless, buoyed by high-toned fruit and bright acids, while fine-grained, silky-textured tannins give shape and focus to the palate and add a savory edge on the long finish.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

Intrinsic Red Blend

2016 Intrinsic Red Blend....$19.99
This is a phenomenal wine with blackberry and blueberry character as well as black olives. Flamboyant and sexy. Blows your mind. Full body and pure fruit. No wood, no make up. Skin-contact wine made in stainless. Nine months on the skins. Groundbreaking. Naked great wine! Blend of 52% cabernet franc, 44% malbec, 3% cabernet sauvignon and 1% merlot. Drink now.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Made from 52% Cabernet Franc, 44% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Merlot, the 2016 Red Blend sports a vibrant purple color as well as terrific notes of cassis and blackberry fruits, spice box, licorice, and hints of vanilla. This medium to full-bodied effort has no hard edges, beautiful purity and finesse, and a great finish, all making it a terrific value.

Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Bleasdale Langhorne Crossing White

Your summer White Wine has arrived, but act quickly because this one won't last. We love it when our reps ship in closeouts without us even asking for them, we only have 10 cases of this perfect summer sipper (we received 12 but I bought 2 cases already. Hey the pool is open and the weather is perfect)

2015 Bleasdale Langhorne Crossing White....$6.99 
(lowest price on-line is $11.99)
Pale straw. Pungent citrus pith, quinine and fresh herbs on the nose. Dry and racy in style, displaying good lift and firm bite to its bitter lime zest and quince flavors. Closes taut and spicy, with good cut and lingering bitterness.
Rated 88/100 Vinous

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Odell Sunny Rain Golden Tart

Odell Sunny Rain Golden Tart...$13.99 / 6pk cans
Common to the high elevations of the Rocky Mountains, Sunny Rain is the unexpected shower from a cloudless sky. In that juxtaposition, we found inspiration. For this limited release, we introduced bright hop aroma to balance a tart citrus-like character. It’s as unlikely as rain on a clear summer day and it makes for a surprising, yet very drinkable beer.

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose

Different recipe than the bottles
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose...$7.99 / 6pk CAN
Also sold as singles at Forsyth
A well-balanced, tart, and refreshing ale.
We combined the classic flavors of lime and blue agave nectar in a tart gose-style beer for the ultimate answer to the heavy heat of the day. The bright lime flavor helps wake up the palate while the mild sweetness of the agave rounds out the tangy zip of the citrus fruit. Light and refreshing, this all-new Otra Vez will have you calling for another round.

2018 Boulevard Saison Brett

2018 Boulevard Saison Brett....$11.99 / 750ml
Saison Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry-hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that's what you're after.

Odell Extra Special Imperial Red Whiskey Barrel

Odell Extra Special Imperial Red Whiskey Barrel...$4.49 / 12oz
Aged 6 months in Rye Whiskey Barrels
We love barrel aging beers to integrate oaky flavors and aromas into the brew. So, we made a small batch of Runoff Red IPA and aged it in Woody Creek’s used Rye Whiskey barrels. You’ll find notes of vanilla, chocolate covered strawberries, and caramel in this medium-bodied, smooth barrel-aged red.

Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition

Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition...$68.99

Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition was born of a unique collaboration between the Bodegas Lustau and the Midleton Distillery thanks to an old friendship. Redbreast Lustau Edition is initially matured in traditional bourbon and sherry casks for a period of 9-12 years. It is then finished for 1 additional year in first fill hand selected sherry butts that have been seasoned with the finest Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain.

Prairie Artisan Twist

Prairie Artisan Twist...$8.99 / 4pk cans
A blended dry farmhouse saison ale with Citra Hops.