Weekly Newsletter: Week of May 20

23 May, 2013


Happy Memorial Day! As we pause this weekend to remember and honor the sacrifices made in defense of our great nation, we also look forward- to grilling season, beach parties and endless sunshine. After all, this is also the unofficial start of summer. Start stocking up on your summer party needs now. We have all your favorite porch/deck sitting wines, pool side summer beers and sparklers for all tastes!
Just a reminder- we will be closed Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.
New Wine Pine Ridge- Chenin Blanc & Viognier- 2012- California- $11.99 Calina- Carmenere- 2010- Chile- $9.99 DeLoach- Pinot Noir- 2011- California- $9.99 Entre Suelos- Tempranillo- 2010- Spain- $13.99 Twin Vines- Vinho Verde- Portugal- $7.99 Liquid Georgraphy- Monastrell- 2012- Spain- $10.99 The Franc- Cabernet Franc- 2009- California- $14.99 Block Nine- Caiden’s Vineyard- Pinot Noir- 2012- California- $14.99 Zellerbach- Syrah- 2009- California- $9.99 Cosentino Winery- The Poet- Meritage- 2009- California- $49.99
New Beer 5 Rabbit- Golden Ale & – 5 Vulture (Dark Ale brewed with Ancho Chili) Aecht Schlenferla- Rauchbier (Smokebeer) Belhaven- Scottish Ale Sierra Nevada- Southern Hemisphere Harvest
Feature Item Please indulge my love of Orin Swift once more- for their latest release, Mannequin, a 2011White Blend for $32.99 a bottle. Mannequin is a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon, Muscat, and Marsanne that has been aged in oak and stainless steel for a total of 14 months. It is a bright yellow color with aromas of honeysuckle and ripe apples. David Phinney describes it as ripe, round and exotic with flavors of pineapple, citrus and a lingering finish. Grab a bottle to pair with your Memorial Day picnic!
Tasting Info This week’s wine tasting will feature two La Merika wines from California’s Central Coast and two store favorites- Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (written up in last week’s newsletter) and Josh Merlot. A little something old and something new…
This week’s beer tasting will shine the spotlight on some lesser known beer varieties. We will sample a German Dunkel, an ESB from Arcadia Ales, a triple hopped IPA, and finally a blueberry brew from Rivertown.
As always, for the complete list, please click here.
Dan’s Pick This week Dan’s pick are Shebang Sixth Cuvee Red and Cuvee II White, both blends from Bedrock Wines in Sonoma, California. These wines are both “negociant style blends” meaning they are made from grapes grown throughout California.  The Sixth Cuvee Red is an easy drinking combination of Syrah and Zinfandel with jammy blackberry flavors.  The Cuvee II White is a floral, dry white made of 60% Pinot Gris, 25% Muscadelle/Semillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc that has been aged in both stainless steel and French oak. Both wines are marketed to be everyday drinking wines that will please a crowd or pair wonderfully with a week night meal. At $13.99 a bottle, they are a true value too!
Final Thoughts Don’t want to have the summer get-together at your house? Come have it at ours! Our patio is the place to be on summer nights (or lunch hours, or anytime) in Findlay! As if you needed more enticing- we even have Coyote Gold frozen popsicles!
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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