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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sudwerk Microfauna







Sudwerk Microfauna....$12.99 / 750ml
Barrel Aged Golden Sour
A mixed fermentaion golden sour barrel aged in Petite Syrah barrels form Turkovich Family Wines in Winters, CA. Dry hopped with Mosaic hops.

Martini & Rossi Fiero Aperitivo








Martini & Rossi Fiero Aperitivo...$13.99 / 750ml

MARTINI Fiero and tonic were made for each other – this contemporary vermouth is a blend of citrus and bittersweet orange with crisp white wines – a perfect aperitif when mixed with tonic. Its fiery colour and zesty, fruity flavours are 100% natural and are the result of a careful, considered blending process by our Master Blender, Beppe Musso.

Cycles Gladiator



2017 Cycles Gladiator Chardonnay..$8.99
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A pretty strong streak of toasted oak influences the flavors of this medium-bodied wine. Buttery smoky nuances overlay ripe, almost fat, apple and pear flavors on a very soft texture.
Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast


2018 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir...$8.99
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Consistent Best Buy in The Wine Enthusiast
Founding winemaker Adam LaZarre harnesses the sentiment of our now immortalized flying lady as he focuses on pure varietal expression, balance, and elegance, inviting you to celebrate any and every occasion. With 17 Best Buy Awards under its belt, Cycles Gladiator wines over deliver every single time.

2018 Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon...$8.99
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Consistent Best Buy in The Wine Enthusiast
Founding winemaker Adam LaZarre harnesses the sentiment of our now immortalized flying lady as he focuses on pure varietal expression, balance, and elegance, inviting you to celebrate any and every occasion. With 17 Best Buy Awards under its belt, Cycles Gladiator wines over deliver every single time.


St. Prefert new releases




2017 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$42.99
All the 2017s from this estate are brilliant wines, and the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape should be purchased by the case. It offers a ripe, sexy style as well as complex notes of ripe red and black currants, graphite, melted licorice, and incense. With ripe tannins and a layered, elegant texture, it’s a terrific example of the style of the vintage and will keep for 10-15 years.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
A silky and perfumy style, with alluring raspberry and cherry coulis flavors, lined with subtle shiso leaf, incense and lavender notes. Graceful finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JMA silky and perfumy style, with alluring raspberry and cherry coulis flavors, lined with subtle shiso leaf, incense and lavender notes. Graceful finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JM
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator
With slightly more pronounced tannins than most vintages, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape should be set aside for a year or two and then consumed over the following decade. It offers fresh, vibrant blackberry and blueberry flavors, a full-bodied, velvety-textured palate and a long, tannic finish tinged with orange zest.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate





2018 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc...$49.99
One of the whites of the vintage is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc, a gorgeous, rich, layered effort that stays perfectly balanced and pure. Classic notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, white peach, and ample minerality all give way to a medium to full-bodied white that has loads of texture, good freshness, and a great finish. This is a brilliant Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc that makes a mockery of so many of the overly lean, fresh, so called elegant whites being produced today.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Bright, with white peach and white nectarine flavors bursting through, laced with verbena and honeysuckle notes and ending with a fresh finish. Clairette and Roussanne. Drink now through 2025. 1,083 cases made, 216 cases imported. — JM
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator

Domaine Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille Cotes du Rhone









2018 Domaine Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille Cotes du Rhone..$24.99
A very fresh array of red berries and ripe cherries with a wealth of succulent and supple fruit that delivers a sweetly spicy and juicy impression on the fresh and supple finish. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Elysian Rolling Stone Lager





Elysian Rolling Stone Lager...$8.99 / 6pk cans


Rolling Stone’ and Elysian Brewing Launch a New Lager Together
The Seattle-based brewery built its brand on music, and we wanted a beer that expressed our shared mission for supporting creative communities
By ROLLING STONE

We joined with Elysian Brewing Co., the Seattle-based brewery rooted in music and art, to produce Elysian Rolling Stone Lager, a high-end beer that embraces the spirit of music and looks to inject a bit more fun into the world.

This is the first time Rolling Stone has put its iconic logo on a craft beer, and it debuted February 1st at the Rolling Stone LIVE: Miami Big Game Experience. But now the smooth lager will finally roll out to beer lovers nationwide in April.

“The fact that Elysian has supported and been inspired by music and musicians since their beginnings makes this partnership a natural fit for Rolling Stone,” said Gus Wenner, Rolling Stone’s president and COO. “We’re excited and proud to share our first venture into craft beer with our readers — we put a lot of passion into this project, and we know they’re going to love it.”

It’s not just a shared love of music that helped forge the bond. Elysian’s approach to making beer is based on experimentation, collaboration, and boundary-pushing, a brewing approach aligned with Rolling Stone’s editorial mission. The brewery is fiercely proud of its culture of broad acceptance, and has long sponsored, supported, and actively participated in community events and celebrations that bring people together.

“This one’s for the rebels. Those with wandering souls who aren’t afraid to be their truest selves while pushing boundaries in search of authentic art and discovery,” said Elysian Brewing co-founder Joe Bisacca. “The Elysian brand was built on music and that gritty, unapologetic form of expression, which is in our blood. It fuels us to keep experimenting and spread love back to those who inspired us. And what better way to do that than with our friends over at Rolling Stone?”

Four Roses Single Barrel


Winner is OESO with 3,173 out of the over 7,200 placed!
We will try to order it and see what we get!

We are getting our own barrel of Four Roses Bourbon.  But due to the current situation we cannot go and pick it ourselves.  We are having the master distiller of Four Roses pick our barrel.  We wanted to send a list of which recipes we would prefer.  We are not 100% sure we will get it, but it cannot hurt to ask....
Which recipe would you like us to try to get.
VOTING IS DONE!




Scarpetta Veloce

In stock at our Rock Hill location only right now.




2018 Scarpetta Veloce Bianco...$9.99
Appearance: platinum white, golden color, very bright, luminescent white wine
Aromatics: citrus, orange blossom, apple and pear
Grapes: 85% chardonnay, 15% falanghina
Palate: crisp, mineral driven, medium bodied delicious white wine
Food + wine pairings: great with anything from chips, to salad, to light White fish, grilled fish, and poultry



2017 Scarpetta Veloce Rosso...$9.99
Appearance: dark in color, bright ruby
Aromatics: tart cherry, sage, mediterranean herbs, earthy, black fruited
Grapes: 60% syrah, 40% nero d'avola
Palate: medium bodied, dry, medium tannins, long finish, very herbaceous, dark cherries, dark fruits, plums
Food + wine pairings: great with anything from a burger, to sliced steak, and hard cheeses

The Italian south is a wonder to visit and explore. Dramatic coastlines, rolling hills and volcanic soils are just some of what help make Italy one of the world's top travel destinations. The food—often simple but with abundant diversity—always results the highest quality, cooked to perfection. As a result, wines from the south are meant to work with most everything foodwise. Wine is not thought of as a special treat, but a part of the daily Italian table — meant to be shared and enjoyed with every meal and in between. Scarpetta Veloce is meant to evoke that spirit. Delicious wine for every day. Enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Melvin Brewing Frothy Embrace




Melvin Brewing Frothy Embrace...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Nordic IPA ABV: 6.0%
For our latest brew excursion we experimented with an ancient Nordic yeast called Kveik, known for its freakish fermenting capabilities. We let a fresh pitch of Kveik go to town on some oats and 2-row malt, and then dry-hopped it with Trident and Sabro to embrace you senses with bright flavors of passionfruit, tangerine and coconut. Feel the Froth.

Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 110 proof






Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 6 Year Old....$44.99

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110 proof
Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey refuses to be forgotten. First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, the brand, along with the rest of the once-booming Maryland Rye industry, was shuttered by prohibition. The brand reemerged after prohibition and became the last standing Maryland Rye, as the rest of the industry's production had ceased. Now produced in Kentucky from extra-aged barrels stored in prime warehouse locations, Heaven Hill keeps this historic Maryland mark alive with this award-winning six year old, 110 proof offering.
AWARDS


Double Gold~ San Francisco
World Spirits Competition


Extraordinary,Ultimate Recommendation
~ Ultimate Spirits Challenge
TASTING NOTES
COLOR: Pale copper
AROMA: Dusty cocoa notes with oaky smoke underneath
TASTE: Dry and spicy, with honeyed rye and cloves
FINISH: Soft vanilla and baking spices

Aberlour A’bunadh #64




Aberlour A’bunadh Scotch Whisky Cask Strength Batch #64....$69.99
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Sherried & Intense
Meaning ‘the original’ in Gaelic, A’bunadh is made in homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming. A’bunadh is a whisky hand-made from start to finish with each batch being created to ensure a rich and complex flavour of moist raisin, and homemade fruit cake. It is bottled at cask strength resulting in a robust and deeply intense, sherried whisky.

2017 Luke Cabernet Sauvignon - Wahluke Slope





2017 Luke Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope...$19.99
Shows presence and polish, with expressive blackberry, smoked spice and dusty cedar notes that take on structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025. 9,557 cases made.
Rated 92/100 Wine Spectator
Wahluke Slope AVA, Columbia Valley. Vineyards: Weinbau, Ravenscliff, Stonetree, Rosebud, Clifton Hill Varietals: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Petit Verdot 1% Malbec

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Cambria Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard

Big name - big score!




2017 Cambria Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard....$19.99
This excellent Pinot offers aromas of dried cherry, toasted sage and roasted strawberry that lead into a palate that's snappy and light, yet with tons of weighty stuffing. Flavors of bright raspberry and wild thyme lead into a vanilla-kissed finish
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

4 Hands Scale of Complexity Hazy IPA Experimental Hops



4 Hands Scale of Complexity Hazy IPA Experimental Hops...$11.99 / 4pk
Every few months we take the same recipe for our Scale of Complexity, but switch up the hops! This batch was brewed with experimental hops HBC 344, HBC 522, and HBC 692. The result is a hazy IPA with layers of grapefruit, mango, and peach. Scale of Complexity Experimental Hops!

Shipyard Hoppy Pride IPA




Shipyard Hoppy Pride IPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
It’s not just about having pride in how we make our beer, it’s about having pride in who we are and what we choose to stand for! Our Hoppy Pride IPA is smooth with a creative blend of hops- the Cascade hops we use impart citrus and floral notes to this bright beer. Hoppy Pride IPA has a sense of uniqueness that stands up and shouts “Love is for everyone”! Cheers!

Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth "mini bottle"




Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth...$3.49 / 50ml "mini bottle"
"airplane bottle"
Antica Formula is a red fine vermouth, made from an original recipe by Antonio Benedetto Carpano dating from 1786. After experimenting various , different tests, he succeeded in creating the incomparable time-honoured recipe. Formula is produced in limited quantity with wise craftmanship, and edited in precious numbered bottles of blown glass, topped with a cork. The label is a faithful replica of the 1786 original one.
Antica Formula’s flavor profile, subtle, delicious with unique vanilla notes, is the result of Branca’s love and skills to preserve its unequalled and exclusive products.
A rare specialty, unique for its bouquet.

Stone Notorious P.O.G



New Batch!

Stone Notorious P.O.G...$15.99 / 6pk cans
Berliner Weisse with Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava
We’ve had plenty of fan-favorite beers over the years, but few have garnered the cult-like adoration of this one. Stone Notorious P.O.G. was originally brewed at our 10bbl Liberty Station brewhouse in San Diego, as a collaboration with comedian / actor Jonah Ray. It’s a tribute to the passion fruit, orange and guava juice (aka POG) he grew up drinking in Hawaii. This Berliner Weisse-style ale is loaded with the aforementioned trifecta of fresh, tropical fruits, making for a unique flavor that’s tart and refreshing yet deeply rich and complex. It’s as ridiculously tasty as it is deliciously unique.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Peirano Estate Vineyards Viognier






Peirano Estate Vineyards Viognier...$12.99
The Heritage Collection
Estate Grown, Lodi

Winemaking Notes:
The grapes were gently pressed and the juice allowed settling in cool stainless tanks for best results. Fermented to near-dryness, The Heritage Collection Viognier was then aged in all French oak barrels, of which only 4% were new. The process of small barrel aging will allow the wine to slightly concentrate its essence, while we make sure to keep the barrels topped every two weeks to keep out any oxygen.

Tasting Notes:

Peaches, pineapple, and tropical fruit are complemented by the scent of lemons and ginger. Lush flavors of fresh ripe peaches so juicy they drip down your arm are balanced by flavors of apples, pears and orange marmalade. The balance of fruit and a touch of sunshine lead to a refreshing finish. This wine will remind you of a spring day on a mountainside. We suggest serving this wine at 57-60 degrees, to allow the full characters of Viognier to shine through.

Double Gold Medal, Best of CA and Best of Class of Region at the CA State Fair Wine Competition!

Porltandia Pinot Gris


2019 just arrived



2019 Portlandia Pinot Gris...$13.99
A dry Pinot Gris from Oregon. Bright aromas of citrus zest and lemon meringue with crisp, mouthwatering acidity. Incredible minerality and a smooth finish, the citrus and tropical fruit flavors continue to linger on the palate for several minutes.
Winemaker Notes: Hand-selected lots from vineyards located within the Willamette (including Westmount, Olsen, and Cross Creek). 100% Stainless.



2019 has not been reviewed - but this wine has a very consistent track record...
2018 Vintage Awards:
Rating: 90 points – Wine Enthusiast

2017 Vintage Awards:
Rating: 92 points Editor’s Choice– Wine Enthusiast

2016 Vintage Awards:
Rating: 92 points – Wine Enthusiast


Hopler Wines from Austria






2018 Hopler Gruner Veltliner...$16.99
Some candied-peach and tropical-fruit notes here with a fresh, melon and peach edge. The palate has a superbly fresh feel with a bright, juicy and assertively fresh finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
Rated 88/100 James Suckling
Iced lemon and ripe Mirabelle plum on the nose promise freshness and fruit. The very light, bright palate indeed boasts gentle lemon, which is boosted by gentle spritz. The finish is dry and clean
Rated 88/100 Wine Enthusiast



2017 Hopler Zweigelt...$23.99
Zweigelt is the most widely planted red variety in Austria. It was created by Dr. Zweigelt in 1922 by crossing Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (two other typical Austrian varieties) grapes
Bright and fresh, fruit-focused style. This has a very fragrant and juicy feel with such supple and elegant cherries in a drink-now mode. Screw cap.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

Garage País 215 BC Ferment





2017 Garage Wine Co. 
País 215 BC Ferment...$19.99
The name of the País bottling changes with each vintage, and the one from 2017 is the 2017 País 215 BC Ferment, which refers to the time País arrived "before Cabernet" (215 years before!). 2017 was the year of the terrible fires in Chile, and many vineyards were affected; in many cases, the vineyards acted as fire breaks with their greenness. In this case, the grapes were too green when the fire occurred, and as a result, there are no traces of smoke here. The wines in the Ferment series are co-fermentations of grapes from different vineyards, and the vineyards that were used for this wine are different—both are from Portezuelo and were harvested earlier because of the heat of the year and the fires. The wine is super fresh and clean and is also softer, more floral, less rustic and with more finesse than the 2015 I tasted next to it. The quality of the tannins is superb. 7,872 bottles were filled in December 2017.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Halcon Oppenlander Pinot Noir - small production - great wine

Very small, limited release

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2017 Halcon Oppenlander Pinot Noir...$33.99
This medium-bodied wine blends good, nervy raspberry and sour cherry aromas with savory, woodsy flavors that are not so fruit-centered but tempting and complex, from black tea to rhubarb and mushroom. Good acidity and moderate tannins form a firm texture that will enable at least mid-term aging. Best through 2025.
Rated 92/100 Wine Enthusiast

The 2017 Pinot Noir Oppenlander was harvested on September 28, made with 40% whole cluster and aged in 20% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby, it's softly scented of cranberry, rhubarb, raspberry and blackberry hints with dried flowers, dusty earth and tea leaves with a citrus peel hint. Light to medium-bodied, it offers good concentration of sweet red berry fruit in the mouth, very softly structured with juicy acidity and finishing long and earthy. 215 cases were made.
Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate

Stella Artois Solstice Lager


In stock now at Forsyth



Stella Artois Solstice Lager...$8.99 / 6pk
Introducing Stella Artois Solstice Lager: our latest creation that pairs perfectly with summer. You’ll taste why Stella Artois Solstice Lager, our first-ever beer brewed especially for summer, is worth the wait from the first sip.

Brewed for spontaneous afternoons where every moment is meant to savor, Stella Artois Solstice Lager is a delicious, refreshing golden lager with subtle citrus notes and triple filtered for a smooth taste and a crisp finish. Like a warm breeze on a sun-filled summer day, bottled to perfection.

We’ve captured the longest day of the year in a perfect golden beer and brought it right to you to enjoy. So, go ahead—open yours. Taste summer at its fullest and let Stella Artois Solstice Lager carry you from idyllic days into dreamy nights. We’re officially open for the season, so try this limited-edition beer now through Labor Day.

Saison Dupont is back


Back in stock and at a better price too!

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision...$13.99 / 4pk 11.2oz bottles
The Saison Dupont is a top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle. Since 1844, this beer has been brewed in our farm-brewery, during the winter time. Then this beer became a second refermentation in the barrel.  During the next summer, this very thirst-quenching beer was served to the “saisoniers” which were working on the fields. Surely therefore, our Saison Dupont is considered as “the classic” among the Belgian season beers!
Coppery blond, the finest aromas and a strong bitterness transform this beer into a thirst-quencher with no equal, just the way it was created.
Our selection of yeasts is the perfect base for these typical aromas and ditto taste.
A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result into this complex and particular aromatic beer.



Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping Stryrian Wolf...$15.99 / 4pk

Every year, Dupont’s Master Brewer, Olivier Dedeycker, makes a special dry-hopped version of the brewery’s world famous Saison Dupont, allowing him to incorporate a different hop variety each season. For the 2018 edition, Olivier added Styrian Wolf hops—a Slovakian variety known for its exceptional tropical fruit notes—to complement the Saison’s iconic peppery flavor.

Beaujolais Sampler

Beaujolais Sampler Pack
Get 2 bottles of each below! 6 bottles total!
Regular price would be $117.94
Special price $100 for 6 bottles




Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote du Py...$21.99
The 2018 Morgon Côte du Py derives from both higher-altitude and lower-lying parcels, and it is a great success this year, offering up a lovely bouquet of dark fruits, cherries, smoked meat and licorice. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and layered, with a fleshy and concentrated core, fine girdling tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a long and sapid finish.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate



2018 Chanrion Côte de Brouilly Domaine de la Voûte des Crozes....$21.99
A very fruity Beaujolais that shows lots of grapey character, as well as cocoa bean. Hints of hazelnuts. Medium to full body. Fresh and vivid. Bright, fruity finish. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling
Raspberry and tart cherry flavors are flanked by smoke, herb and rose petal notes in this supple red, accented by elements of spice. Offers plush tannins on the licorice-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,700 cases imported. — GS
Rated 90/100 Wine Spectator




Great Beaujolais Value
2017 Comte de Langeron Beaujolais Villages...$14.99
A Family winery established in the village of Mercurey (Burgundy). Small production from old vines. An intense Beaujolais with great structure like a Burgundy. Since the 19th century, we have produced a broad range of Burgundy and Beaujolais appellations, part from family owned vineyards and the rest as vinificators.

"This red is a step up in quality from a basic Beaujolais. " - Gail Appleson, St. Louis Post Dispatch