Starting on October 1st we will be having our Fall Double Up for a Buck sale. Several of your old favorites will be on the sale as well as some new comers, including some lovely wines from France.
- Posted: September 24, 2015Categories: Red Wine, White Wine, Wine and Food PairingsRead more »
- Posted: January 14, 2015Read more »
I know it is January. I know it’s really Freakin’ cold outside. And further more I know it’s a bit nuts to be talking about Sauvignon Blanc which I normally don’t even begin to think about before May, but… we all are a little bit nuts. Look where we chose to live for God’s sake. So instead of just embracing heavy warm clothes and heavy red wines, let’s delve into a world where snow is gone, breezes are warm and balmy and instead of frozen over ice- gray lakes we see turquoise surf churning up from an ocean far, far away. Sound good? Alright then. All you have to do is rent a couple of movies and buy a bottle or two of wine.
- Posted: May 02, 2014Read more »
May has arrived and with it of course is the anticipation of all things floral, green and for the love of God, WARMTH. Yes, our beloved sunny weather is running behind, but that is not a reason to avoid our simple seasonal pleasures such as a crisp, refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
- Posted: May 03, 2013Read more »
From the Loire Valley in France comes this seductive, crisp and dry white that is surprisingly inexpensive for such a great wine from this region. This is a very different animal from a New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc. Although there is an obvious presence of citrus, it is mainly lime rather than grapefruit. But fear not, there are still plenty of other interesting notes.
The color of this 100% Sauvignon is pale gold that dazzles in sunlight (Really – I don’t make this stuff up) as if on cue to welcome May. On the nose there is a faint, yet lovely scent of grass that is followed by a fair amount of lime citrus, subtle pineapple and lichee. There is a good bit of minerality in the finish. The wine is very well balanced and pairs well with a variety of summer salads, cheeses and seafood dishes. I suggest a shrimp, asparagus, and gruyere quiche with a bit of lemon zest.
Right now this wine is a terrific bargain at $9.99. Spring is here and Summer is coming so stock
- Posted: June 14, 2012Categories: White WineRead more »
It seems like I just can’t get enough white wines from France these days, but they’re just so damn good! This 2009 Sauvignon Blanc is the type of wine that is quite versatile. The floral and citrus nose will activate your June senses, although the golden color will remind you of a late August day. This wine is more round than many New Zealand style Sauvignon Blancs and the taste is more apple and pear like than citrus. It finishes with a smidgen of honey.
The beauty of this wine is that it will transcend perfectly into Fall and will pair nicely with seafood soups or Maytag Bleu cheese and green apple salads. Grab this wine for $7.99 while it lasts.
Coming soon- A blog about a wine that isn’t French. Stay tuned.
- Posted: June 11, 2012Categories: White WineRead more »
Chateau La Mouliniere 2011 Bordeaux Blanc Sec
Once again we have another terrific white wine from France that will taste delightful on a warm summer day. This white Bordeaux is a 50/50 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion. Increasing the amount of Semillion from 20% to 50% has given the wine more body plus more complex fruit notes. The color is pale straw and is indicative of the bright, sunny fruit taste to come. Take a strong sniff and notice aromas ranging from pear, melon, even elderflower. As promised, this Bordeaux tastes of sunny fruit including green apple, lime, peach, and nectarine. This is a perfect picnic wine and will pair well with cold chicken, summer salads or shrimp cocktail.
Before June 17th, take advantage of our “Double up for a Buck” sale and get two bottles of this wonderful wine for $13.00.