Saturday, March 9, 2019

Las Valles Viura / Chardonnay

Great value!

2016 Las Valles Viura / Chardonnay...$7.99
This Viura-Chardonnay blend displays aromas of green apple, citrus and vanilla. The palate is juicy, citric and clean, with tangerine, lemon peel and white grapefruit flavors. This is an ideal quaffing wine.
Las Valles (translates to “The Valleys”) is produced by Bodegas Virgen del Águila, a modern, progressive cooperative near the town of Paniza. The bodega offers a wealth of vines (nearly 5,500 acres!) planted in prime terroir (more than 2,500 ft above sea level!) nestled against the Iberico mountain range. Offers aromas of citrus fruit, pineapple and wild flowers. Dry and extremely refreshing on the palate. Ideal as an aperitif, or paired with salads or delicately-flavored seafood or white meat dishes.

Ruffino Modus Toscana

2015 Ruffino Modus Toscana...$19.99
Fresh aromas of flowers and black cherries follow through to a medium to full body, fine tannins and a bright and clean finish. Just the right amount of walnut and chocolate to this. Drink in 2020.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
The 2015 Modus is a Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This is a dark, contemporary and profoundly exuberant wine that shows the confidence, opulence and richness of this warm and sunny vintage. The wine opens to an inky and darkly saturated appearance. Aromas of black fruit, spice, tar and rose lift heavily from the bouquet. This vintage of Modus hits all the high notes with a thick and lavish approach.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette Monopole

2016 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette Monopole...$31.99
Complex flint, spring-meadow and lime nose. A seriously complex wine for the Côte Chalonaisse. Has great textural complexity and a lovely freshness at the long, mineral finish.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

A monopole is an area owned by a single winery.  You will not see another wine under vineyard that name.   The winery can control every aspect of the vineyard and the wine from start to finish.

Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon...$121.99
Aged 18 months in 53% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head delivers expressive notes of blackcurrant pastilles, preserved plums and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of eucalyptus, cigar box and fragrant earth. Full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and a refreshing line, it has a fantastic core of expressive fruit, finishing long and minty. 6,000 cases produced.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon...$17.99
This bottling exhibits the richness that's made Paso Robles famous, yet at a price point that's great for frequent indulgence. Inky in the glass, the bottling's lush nose offers concentrated black cherry, caramel, cocoa and coffee. It's soft and smooth on the palate, where the black-cherry compote flavors are lifted by star anise and clove.
Rated 92/100 Wine Enthusiast

Friday, March 8, 2019

Beer tasting tonight

Beer Tasting tonight at our Forsyth location

Open House 4-6pm.
March 8th.
  • Prairie Artisan Ale Hulk Hands
  • Tool Tropical Rumble
  • Stillwater / Freigeist Amis Quince Sour Ale
  • Stillwater / Freigeist Amis Hibiscus and Rose Hip Sour Ale
  • Decadent Coco Ecto IPA (A Double Dry Hopped IPA with Coconut, Tangerine and Orange Zest)

Plus taste -
2017 Alfredo Roca Fincas Torrontes....$5.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $11.99
Reminding me of a dry Muscat, the roughly 400-case 2017 Torrontés Fincas offers exotic notes of apricot, pineapple, flowers and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, supple and textured, with good acidity and a dry finish, it's another delicious, easy drinking white to enjoy over the coming year. I found these release from Alfredo Roca to be solid (at times outstanding) across the board. In addition, most are good values.
Rated 88/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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Cheongsam Tea Liqueurs

La Fiera Pinot Grigio

According to our system, we have sold over 1000 bottles of this wine at our Forsyth location alone.  Our regulars know what a great value it is.
2017 La Fiera Pinot Grigio...$6.49
Compare to $9.99 at Total Wine and More online
Compare to $9.99 at Lukas
This wine has a straw color and a fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, soft, and well balanced. It is a fresh and crisp wine, both floral and fruity; it expresses ripe peach and apple flavors with a subtle mineral finish.

Estancia Pinot Noir Monterey County

2017 Estancia Pinot Noir Monterey County...$10.99
Shy aromas of red cherry and wet slate show on the nose of this widely available bottling. Its palate is down the middle for an affordable Pinot Noir, with cooked cranberry, a hint of pepper and the slightest touch of star anise.
Rated 87/100 The Wine Enthusiast

La Crema Sonoma Coast

2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay...$14.98
Offers complex fruit from the get-go, with tangerine, nectarine and white peach notes at the core. Lively acidity keeps the flavors moving. Drink now through 2022. 100,000 cases made.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir...$16.98
Dried cherry, allspice and poached plum flavors show plenty of hot stone and brick notes, with cardamom and sandalwood details on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2021. 100,000 cases made.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

Drie Fonteinen Homage

Drie Fonteinen Hommage with Sour Cherries and Raspberries

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sabra Liqueur

Sabra Coffee Liqueur...$33.99
Kosher for Passover
The Liqueur of Israel
Sabra Coffee liqueur is best enjoyed as an after dinner liqueur. It may be savored chilled, served over ice or included as part of a lively cocktail. This versatile liqueur is perfect for baking souffles and flavored crepes and it is also excellent when poured over ice cream.

Sabra Chocolate Orange Liqueur...$33.99
Kosher for Passover
The Liqueur of Israel
A truly remarkable liqueur, it features a rich chocolate flavor, highlighted by refreshing hints of fresh oranges.

Le Pere Jules Pommeau de Normandie

Le Pere Jules Pommeau de Normandie...$25.99
Pommeau de Normandie is a blend of apple must and Calvados from Pays d’Auge that has been aged for a year in oak barrels. It is then aged in barrels for a minimum of 5 years, where it develops a harmonious taste. Apple must is made with the greatest care from selected high stalk orchards. From October onwards, each variety of apples is harvested separately, then pressed, to produce the juice, otherwise known as must

Sipsmith London Lemon Drizzle Gin

Sipsmith London Lemon Drizzle Gin...$28.99
Delectable, naturally sweet, and brightly citrusy
This recipe takes a classic London Dry backbone and layers on sweet, sun-dried lemon peels, lemon verbena from Jared’s garden for aromatic sweetness on the nose and vapour infused fresh hand peeled lemon for sharp bite and floral notes to dial up the spritz.

El Buho Mezcal

El Buho Mezcal Especial Cuishe....$69.99
Wild Agave Kawrinskii
An elegant and savory mezcal, the cuishe has a herbacious and peppery aroma. Sandalwood, sage, and palo santo are standout notes, and its lighter body gives way to a dry, grassy finish.

El Buho Mezcal Especial Tepeztate....$99.99
Wild Agave Marmorata
Bold and complex, the tepeztate’s heavier body relays its intense flavors. High smoke and minerality coat the palate and open to kippery undertones. Slate and oil close out this rare and expressive mezcal.

2015 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Another brilliant effort from Antinori in 2015.
2015 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva....$27.99
Ripe and spicy, featuring cherry, plum, almond and earth flavors. As this plays out on the finish, leather and tobacco notes join the party and the well-integrated structure provides ample support.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

Savage and Cooke Lip Service Rye Whiskey

Savage and Cooke Lip Service Rye Whiskey....$29.99
Lip Service
Layered and complex, this is the first release of Dave Phinney’s highly anticipated three year-old Rye Whiskey.

Sourcing: Each barrel is hand-selected for it’s unique attributes by Dave. The youngest Rye in the blend is three years old. Tiny lots are procured from Tennessee and each barrel brings personality and intrigue to the final blend.

Barrels: Aged for a minimum of three years in new charred American oak barrels and then uniquely finished in wine barrels from Dave’s Grenache project in Maury, France.

Water: The mature Rye is titrated to 90 proof with pure, pristine water from Dave’s high elevation property in Alexander Valley in Northern California.

Mash Bill: 51% Rye, 45% Corn, 4% Malted Barley

Profile: Intense and exciting on the nose with appealing notes of orange peel, clove and candied ginger. Creamy and velvety with bright white pepper, berry compote and honey. The finish is persistent with layers of exotic spice and toasty vanilla.

3 Fonteinen

Limited releases
Basically sold out, just throwing the last few bottles on the shelf at Forsyth

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze....$11.99 / 375ml
Bottled March 22, 2018

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze....$21.99 / 750ml
Bottled April 4, 2018

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby #145 Edition 2019

Limited and in stock now!

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby #145 Edition 2019 / $44.99 / liter

Woodford Reserve has released its 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle. The release coincides with the 20th anniversary exhibit of its Kentucky Derby bottles at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

This year’s bottle features the artwork of Louisville artist Keith Anderson and honors what Woodford Reserve, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, calls “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” This is the 20th anniversary for the Derby bottle—and a special year-long exhibit at the Frazier History Museum, will celebrate that milestone.

The limited-edition 2019 Woodford Reserve Derby bottle features thoroughbreds racing across the bottle and is the colorful artwork of Keith Anderson. This is the second year that Anderson, who works in the Bourbon Street Café at Brown-Forman headquarters in Louisville, has been chosen to have his work featured on the collectible annual release.
from Forbes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Left Hand Wheels Gose 'Round

Left Hand Wheels Gose 'Round...$9.49 / 6pk cans
Crisp Lemon and Raspberry Gose
Brewed to help raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research and Team Left Hand Bike MS rides. Team Left Hand is dedicated to solving the riddle which is Multiple Sclerosis. Since 2008, we have raised over $3 million, and hope you’ll consider joining us to raise funds and awareness for the millions of people around the world who are fighting this disease today

Still 630 Arkham's Opus Still Modern Whiskey.

Still 630 Arkham's Opus Still Modern Whiskey...$29.99 / 375ml
We’re releasing Batch 2 of StilL Modern (our Brewery Collaboration with Modern Brewery), however we turned it up a notch for this batch. We took that delicious StilL Modern whiskey and finished it for another five months in the Opus One wine barrel Modern Brewery used to age their Arkham’s Finest (chocolate/coffee stout) to create Arkham’s Opus.

Prairie Artisan Ales Hulk Hands

Prairie Artisan Ales Hulk Hands...$9.49 / 4pk cans
Dry Hopped Gose

Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt

Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt...$7.99 / 12oz bottle
Imperial Stout aged on Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Chili Peppers
Let’s face it – we love big, flavorful stouts. As luck would have it, our friend Jeppe at Evil Twin Brewing feels the same way. We decided to brew a beer together that took elements from our favorite stouts we each produce to come together as one beer. Bible Belt takes elements we love from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world famous stout, Even More Jesus. The end result is a smoky, spicy stout that is sure to please the pallet.
ABV: 13%


Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon....$39.99
14 Year old!
Barrelled on 12/1/2004
Bottled 12/3/2018

only 156 bottles made
120 proof
Warehouse W-K
Floor F-04
Rick R-07

Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare Port Ellen Edition


Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare Port Ellen Edition....$299.99 / bottle
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen is the second in a series of special releases crafted using irreplaceable “ghost” whiskies and other incredibly rare whiskies from the Johnnie Walker Blue Label reserves. At the heart of this limited edition lies the highly sought-after Islay single malt, Port Ellen - a ‘ghost’ distillery that shut its doors in 1983.

For Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Dr. Jim Beveridge, the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare series is an exciting exploration of flavor. Jim says: “These whiskies deliver a fascinating glimpse into another world, exploring the unique, inimitable character of whiskies from a small number of iconic, closed distilleries that lend something very special to every drop of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.”

In crafting Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen, Jim blended the highly sought-after ghost whiskies from Port Ellen, Caledonian and Carsebridge, with five incredibly rare malts from Mortlach, Dailuaine, Cragganmore, Blair Athol and Oban.

The result is a whisky with layers of creamy vanilla sweetness and rolling waves of waxy citrus, rich malt and tropical fruit notes - all perfectly balanced by the distinctive maritime smokiness of Port Ellen that lingers in, the long and warming finish.

Marathon Brewing 26.2 Brew

Marathon Brewing 26.2 Brew...$7.99 / 6pk
Thirst Quenching Beer with Sea Salt
26.2 Brew from Marathon Brewing Company is a new take on a beloved beer previously only available to Boston Marathon runners and spectators. Brewed with pink Himalayan sea salt and coriander, 26.2 Brew is a golden, hazy ale at 4% ABV, 9g of carbs and only 120 calories. With a crisp body and refreshing finish, it’s the right beer to replenish your thirst without sacrificing flavor. Since you work hard to earn your beer, you deserve a beer that tastes as satisfying as your accomplishments feel.

New Belgium Primus Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza

New Belgium Primus Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza....$7.99 / 6pk
Produced in partnership with Primus Cerveceria, a leading Mexican craft brewery based in Mexico City founded by three cousins, Rodolfo, Ja
ime, and Rebeca. Mural is our joint homage to the classic agua fresca that
also pushes the boundaries of what a beer can be.

In Mexico, the agua fresca is everywhere. They're usually found in street food markets and feature a blend of seasonal fruits. Our cerveza takes inspiration from agua frescas and features hibiscus, agave, watermelon, and lime for a fresh, vibrantsip.

Southern Tier Nu Juice Juicy IPA

Southern Tier Nu Juice Juicy IPA...$7.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Sometimes evolution is observed in real time. Case in point: Nu Juice IPA. Over the course of more than a year of development, our R&D team uncovered the ultimate balance of hops and malts. This process involves adding Mosaic, Ekuanot, and Simcoe hops over a multi-day period, creating a refreshingly juicy and approachable IPA. As an added bonus, bitterness has been reduced to a low 30 for what could be the smoothest IPA ever brewed.