Monday, August 29, 2022

Saturday Wine Tasting

Join us SATURDAY September 3rd from 11-2pm
at ALL 5 Locations for a special open house wine tasting
We will pour these three wines...
  • 2021 John's Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2021 Cortenova Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
  • 2020 La Rousse Malbec

2021 John's Bay Sauvignon Blanc ...$11.99
Sustainable practices

"Notes of linden and tarragon lead to white grapefruit and high-toned acidity. Honeysuckle and pineapple sneak in mid-palate: sweet, salty, and pretty."
Rated 90/100 The Tasting Panel

A favorite Pinot Grigio is back.

2021 Cortenova Pinot Grigio delle Venezie....$12.99
Brilliant straw color with emerald reflections.
Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas. Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste.

100% Pinot Grigio
Pairings: Pairs well with seafood dishes, risottos with scampi, spaghetti with clams, sole in white wine Perfect also as an aperitif.

2020 La Rousse Malbec...$9.99
The La Rousse Malbec is a silky, approachable Malbec with lush, soft tannins. The wine has nice deep purple color, and juicy blackberry, red licorice, and plum flavors. The delicious fruit flavors are accented by hints of coffee and tobacco, which add a bit of depth and complexity to the wine. The La Rousse Malbec is a wonderfully versatile red wine that can be paired with everything from barbeque, lamb, and a traditional casssoulet, to burgers and pizza.

More info on the wine and the origins of Malbec:
Malbec, a grape variety that is now almost synonymous with Argentinian wine, is originally from France. Though some people speculate that the grape variety originates from Burgundy, it was planted widely throughout France until the middle of the 20th century. Historically the grape is associated with Bordeaux, where it was commonly used as a blending grape. However, many people would agree that the most famous expression of the Malbec comes from Cahors, which requires a minimum of 70% Malbec in their wines. Though susceptible to frost, Malbec is a hearty grape variety that will grow almost anywhere, which is why it has been planted in so many different regions. Malbec is planted in climates ranging from the cool Loire to the heat of the Languedoc. As it has moved from place to place, Malbec has accumulated (some estimate) over 400 different names. The most common synonyms for Malbec are Auxerrois (not related to Pinot Auxerois Blanc) and Cot. Cot is still commonly used as a name for Malbec in the South of France. For the La Rousse Malbec, we teamed up with the talented oenologist, Pierrick Harang, to create a wine that is a balanced, and authentic expression of this extraordinary grape variety.

About the Artist:
The image on the label was painted by the Ohio artist Kate Morgan. Kate is an award winning, emerging artist based in Columbus, Ohio. She is best know for her figurative prints and paintings. If you would like to see more of her work please visit:

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