• Saturday, March 2nd – Tasting with Svetlana

    Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

    Redentore Pinot Grigio 2017, Veneto, Italy $17.99

    Organic, No Added Sulfates.Elegant fruity aroma, with ripe tropical fruits, citrus notes, toasted almonds and a long unique herbal finish

    Food Pairings: Ideal with elegant starters, soups, risottos, grilled fish.

    St. Francis Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sonoma, CA $16.99

    Bright aromas of key lime, tangerine and yellow peach. The flavors are rich with notes of mandarin orange and stone fruits that precede a backbone of acidity on the smooth finish.

    Food Pairings: Chilled white corn vichyssoise, Shrimp crostini, crab and asparagus salad, carrot and ginger soup and other various salads

    CA’Momi Bianco di Napa 2016, Napa Valley, CA $14.99

    Light-bodied but soft and full of charm, the palate has apples, spiced poached pears, and delicate floral aromas that extend for days. Perfect for picnics al fresco, chips and dip, light seafood, and mild cheeses.

    Westerly Fletcher’s White 2013, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA $36.99

    Blend: 38% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon, 22% Roussanne, 16% Viognier
    Nose of ripe stone fruits and grilled baguette. This rich and bold white has notes of star fruit and quince on the palate, as well as the classic nutty and waxy characteristics commonly found in Rhône whites. Unctuous and stylistically unique. Good aging potential. 398 cases produced.

    Food Pairings: Complex seafood and chicken dishes

    Redentore Refosco 2016, Italy $23.99

    Organic, No Added Sulfates.Hints of blackberry, licorice, melted dark chocolate and sandalwood; it is a dry, warm and full-bodied wine, with soft tannins and a long-lasting aftertaste.

    Food Pairings: Hearty meat dishes, poultry stews and grilled vegetables, especially wild mushrooms.

    Sans Liege Groundwork Grenache 2015, Central Coast, CA $23.99

    Luxardo cherry juice, rich cranberry, pink peppercorn, red rose petal, rosemary, black licorice, allspice. Serving Recommendation: Decant 30-60 minutes before serving for optimal tasting

    Food Pairings: Perfect for barbeque, lamb chops, pork loin

    Novelty Hill Merlot 2015, Columbia Valley, WA $21.99

    Blend: 93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. This delicious, consistently highly rated wine shows-off winemaker Mike Januik’s deft hand with the variety. Fruit-forward and velvety smooth. Inviting wild cherry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors carry across a lushly textured mid-palate that gains intensity with added notes of fresh raspberry jam and spiced mocha. Rich and elegant, with a satisfying finish that lasts.

    Food Pairings: Pizza and pasta with red sauce

    St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel 2015, Sonoma County, CA $24.99

    This rich Sonoma County classic flaunts aromas of cigar box, raspberry, pepper and spice. Flavors of ripe black cherry and vanilla bean are followed by a long, luscious finish.

    Food Pairings: Duck, pork, quiche Lorraine, goat cheese and various desserts

    Taylor Fladgate Historic Limited-Edition Reserve Tawny Port $59.99

    A beautifully mature and complex nose, full of evocative, subtle nuances. Aromas of plum, fig and sultana blend with a mellow redolence of marzipan and butterscotch. Hints of cigar box, cedarwood and leather add an exotic dimension to the nose. The wine is seductively round and smooth with discreet, beautifully integrated tannins adding an attractive dryness and grip. A skillfully blended Tawny Port, harmonious and balanced, with all the intensity and finesse derived from ageing in seasoned oak casks.

  • Wednesday, Feb 27th – Crush Wine Tasting

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Crush Wine Tasting

    Chateau Fontoy Blanc 2017, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux $15.99

    Pale gold, this wine develops a bouquet with citrus, mango, lychee and beautiful floral overtones. Very crisp and fruity with good length. The aromatic complexity on the nose follows through on the palate with delicious finish.

    Food Pairings: Pork, vegetarian, poultry, appetizers and snacks, lean fish

    Redentore Pinot Grigio 2017, Veneto, Italy $17.99

    Organic, No Added Sulfates.
    Elegant fruity aroma, with ripe tropical fruits, citrus notes, toasted almonds and a long unique herbal finish

    Food Pairings: Ideal with elegant starters, soups, risottos, grilled fish.

    Redentore Refosco 2016, Italy $23.99

    Organic, No Added Sulfates.
    Hints of blackberry, licorice, melted dark chocolate and sandalwood; it is a dry, warm and full-bodied wine, with soft tannins and a long-lasting aftertaste.

    Food Pairings: Hearty meat dishes, poultry stews and grilled vegetables, especially wild mushrooms.

    True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Paso Robles, CA $23.99

    Pure Paso Robles, this rich yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with elegant aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pepper and cassis which lead to flavors of dark red fruits with hints of cedar spice, cocoa powder and caramelized oak. These persistent flavors create a long lingering finish. While very accessible now, this wine will continue to evolve nicely for years to come.

    Food Pairings: Slow cooker meals like pulled pork, grilled Portobello mushrooms, aged cheddar or Gruyere cheese

    Sans Liege Groundwork Grenache 2015, Central Coast, CA $23.99

    Luxardo cherry juice, rich cranberry, pink peppercorn, red rose petal, rosemary, black licorice, allspice. Serving Recommendation: Decant 30-60 minutes before serving for optimal tasting

    Food Pairings: Perfect for barbeque, lamb chops, pork loin

    Taylor Fladgate Historic Limited-Edition Reserve Tawny Port $59.99

    A beautifully mature and complex nose, full of evocative, subtle nuances. Aromas of plum, fig and sultana blend with a mellow redolence of marzipan and butterscotch. Hints of cigar box, cedarwood and leather add an exotic dimension to the nose. The wine is seductively round and smooth with discreet, beautifully integrated tannins adding an attractive dryness and grip. A skilfully blended Tawny Port, harmonious and balanced, with all the intensity and finesse derived from ageing in seasoned oak casks.

  • Saturday, Feb 23rd – Italian Wine Tasting

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Italian Wine Tasting

    Cembra Kerner 2017, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy $19.99

    Kerner is a cross of Schiava and Riesling grapes. Best grown in the light, gravelly and sandy soils of high and sun-facing slopes such as those of the Cembra Valley. Kerner is a straw-yellow wine with greenish highlights and a fresh, vibrant and aromatic nose. The palate is well-balanced, fresh and fruity, carrying delicate peach and apricot notes. 

    Food Pairings: White fish, Thai cuisine, Garlic-infused dishes

    Cantina La-Vis Chardonnay 2017, Trentino, Italy $16.99

    Pale yellow in color with traces of green, it has a pleasing bouquet and fruity notes of Golden apple and pineapple. The flavor is full and well balanced.

    Food Pairings: Pasta, Shellfish, Lean fish, Cured meat, Hard and soft cheeses.  

    Cordero di Montezemolo Langhe Nebbiolo 2016, Piedmont, Italy $29.99

    Bright violet of medium intensity; aromas of raspberry, strawberry and violet. Fresh and robust, full flavor and soft tannins.

    Food Pairings: Ravioli in red sauce, Flavorful risottos, Fettucine, Meat stew, Veal, Lamb

    Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Tuscany, Italy $55.99

    93 Points Wine Enthusiast. Leafy underbrush, new leather, dark berry and chopped herb aromas waft out of the glass. The fresh, chewy palate doles out succulent wild cherry, ripe raspberry, white pepper and cinnamon notes, blanketed in smooth, round tannins. A licorice note caps off the finish. It’s already delicious but will also offer fine drinking over the next several years. Drink 2018–2024.

    Food Pairings: Beef and Venison

    Nicolis Valpolicella Ripasso 2015, Veneto, Italy $32.99

    This opens with aromas of black cherry, bitter almond and graphite. On the palate, blackberry jam, vanilla and cinnamon accompany chewy tannins. Drink through 2020.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Venison

    Scagliola Primo Bacio Moscato d’Asti NV, Piedmont, Italy $17.99

    90 Points Wine Enthusiast. Enticing scents of fragrant white flower, apricot, pineapple and a whiff of wild herb float out of the glass. On the rich frothy palate, notes of sage and candied lemon drop accent ripe apricot and yellow peach alongside a softly foaming mousse. It finishes bright and clean.

    Food Pairings: Cheddar, Gruyere

  • Wednesday, Feb 20th- Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

    Vinosia Falanghina IGT 2016, Campania, Italy, $18.99

    Exotic fruits, citrus and white flowers. Bright acidity, and perfectly balanced. Falanghina can have a slight pine scent, but is better known for citrus blossom aromas, in particular bitter orange. On the palate, it typically shows classic apple and pear flavors, with spicy or mineral notes.

    Food Pairings: Seafood: grilled or fried fish; sushi, sashimi or maki; seafood risotto; Salads: caprese salad (tomatoes, mozzarella, basil), “Ceasar” type salads with or without chicken; Pasta: served with an oil base; Poultry; grilled vegetables, mozzarella di bufala.

    Château de Saint-Martin Rose & Roll 2017, France $17.99

    Rose & Roll is a soft wine that is light and fruity. Packed in a bottle designed for the music enthusiast, the wine is as bright and lively as its packaging. Attractive red currant flavors cut through the texture to give a fruity, crisp aftertaste. Grapes Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault.

    Food Pairings:  Pasta, Vegetarian, Appetizers and snacks, Lean fish, Aperitif

    Bersano Barbera d’Asti 2015, Piedmont, Italy $14.99

    Bright garnet hue; sour cherry and floral notes are evident on the nose; light earthy, strawberry/ cherry fruit flavors with light leather notes and good acidity.

    Food Pairings: Perfect with all pasta dishes, pizza, chicken, lamb, beef and soft cheeses.

    Shannon Ridge Home Ranch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lake County, CA $27.99

    This is an intense and full-bodied wine from top vineyard locations. The Red Hills AVA and volcanic soils provide ripe red fruits, bright cherry, anise, dark chocolate and soft tannins to the blend. Aromas of toasted bread, maple syrup and baking spices, then moves to red and black cherry flavors, with a sweet sensation on the palate. The texture is moderately tannic but easy to sip.

    Food Pairings: with a charming accent of oak, would perform beautifully with a juicy bone-in ribeye.

    The Biker Four Vines Zinfandel 2017, Paso Robles, CA $26.99

    Bold and daring with a touch of roughness around the edges… presenting The Biker Zinfandel. Hailing from the west side of Paso Robles, ground zero for top notch zin, The Biker is full of wild berry and brambles and layers of spice.

    Food Pairings: Panko breaded grilled chicken wings, BBQ ribs, lamb shank, brisket and Blue cheeses.

  • Saturday, Feb 16th – Exploring Cabernet Franc

    Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Exploring Cabernet Franc with Svetlana

    P.J. Valckenberg Pinot Blanc 2014, Rheinhessen, Germany $17.99

    Delicate orange rind aromas are accented by honey and lanolin notes on this dry, full-bodied Pinot Blanc. It’s juicy and bright on the palate, with tart peach and tangerine flavors and zesty lime-toned acidity.

    Food Pairings:  seafood, fish, salads, goes well with Bellavitano Balsamic Cheese

    Gibbs Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015, CA $26.99

    Barrel fermented in French oak and stirred on the lees for 16 weeks, Gibbs Chardonnay boasts a beautiful color reminiscent of straw or gold. Mouth-watering aromas of vanilla bean and stone fruits that give way to a deliciously round body full of juicy pear, ripe melon, and hints of honey.  Wine Enthusiast 90 Points.  230 cases made.

    Food Pairings: lobster, crab, salmon, roasted chicken and creamy sauces

    Sun + Moon Rosé 2017, Spain $16.99

    Organic & Vegan. Intense Tempranillo grapes produce this crisp, dry, rosé which blooms on the nose like a fistful of fresh cut flowers. On the palate, savor the bright fruit tones of watermelon and strawberries, and the cool, soft, minerally finish.

    Food Pairings: Drink in the Sunshine, by water and with your closest friends!

    Corazón Loco Tinto 2016, Manchuela, Spain $13.99

    This young Spanish red is a 50/50 blend of Tempranillo & Syrah. After harvest, grapes are macerated separately, then blended and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Notes of black & red fruit, flowers, and licorice. Fresh and fruity with a beautiful silky texture and well-balanced acidity.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry

    Domaine Les Pins Cuvée Les Rochettes 2016, Bourgueil, France $21.99

    88 points Wine Enthusiast. This Loire Valley Cabernet Franc pours a deep ruby in the glass, aromatic with fresh aromas of raspberry, violets and am almost lead-pencil like minerality. Layers of fresh red fruit mixed with spice and flowers are mingled together in a medium bodied wine with a fresh acidity. The flavors develop effortlessly and flow into a seamless finish.

    Food Pairings: Roasted meats, Szechuan dishes.

    Tabali Vetas Blancas Reserva Especial Cab. Franc 2014, Limarí Valley, Chile $24.99

    92 points Wine & Spirit Magazine. Intense red in color, this wine has an elegant nose, with upfront notes of spices, tobacco leaves, black fruit and graphite. In the mouth, the tannins are firm and juicy, lending the wine great structure, persistence and complexity.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Pork, Poultry, Game (deer, venison), Mild & soft cheeses.

    Owen Roe “Rosa Mystica” Cabernet Franc 2015, Yakima Valley, WA $34.99

    90 points Wine Enthusiast. Located in the heart of Washington state’s Columbia Valley, this Yakima Valley Cab. Franc showcases an uplifting nose bursting with aromas of strawberry, green pepper, cocoa powder and spice. The palate is very soft and textural with dried fruit notes, subtle hints of oak and vanilla. The dried fruit notes linger with hints of baking spices, velvety mouthfeel and firm tannins.

    Food Pairings: Excellent with rich, braised meat dishes.

    St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel 2015, Sonoma County, CA $24.99

    This rich Sonoma County classic flaunts aromas of cigar box, raspberry, pepper and spice. Flavors of ripe black cherry and vanilla bean are followed by a long, luscious finish.

    Food Pairings: Grilled meats, Spicy dishes, Cheeseburgers, Pizza

    Gibbs Cabernet Franc 2016, Napa Valley, CA $29.99

    90 points Wine Enthusiast. A wonderful representation of a lesser-known Bordeaux-style varietal. Our Napa Valley Cabernet Franc spends eighteen months in French oak, melding aromas of cedar and dark spice with a luscious body of blackberry, plum and cassis with subtle herbal undertones.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Pork, Deer, Venison, Poultry

    Hartley & Gibson Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez, Spain $24.99

    This unique Sherry is produced from 100% sun-kissed Pedro Ximenez grapes grown in the Sherry district of Spain. It is the classic Jerez dessert wine. Fuller, richer and more intense than any other Cream Sherry now available at any price. One taste will captivate anyone who appreciates the lush, full flavor of quality Cream Sherry.

    Food Pairings: Enjoy on its own on-the-rocks or neat, or with your favorite dessert.

  • Wednesday, Feb 13th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

    Chateau Fontoy Bordeaux Blanc 2017, Entre-Deux-Mers, France $15.99

    Pale gold, this wine develops a bouquet with citrus, mango, lychee and beautiful floral overtones. Very crisp and fruity with good length. The aromatic complexity on the nose follows through on the palate with delicious finish. Food Pairings:  Pork, Poultry, Lean Fish, Vegetarian dishes

    Sun + Moon Rosé 2017, Spain $16.99

    Organic & Vegan. Intense Tempranillo grapes produce this crisp, dry, rosé which blooms on the nose like a fistful of fresh cut flowers. On the palate, savor the bright fruit tones of watermelon and strawberries, and the cool, soft, minerally finish. Food Pairings: Drink in the Sunshine, by water and with your closest friends!

    Corazón Loco Tinto 2016, Manchuela, Spain $13.99

    This young Spanish red is a 50/50 blend of Tempranillo & Syrah. After harvest, grapes are macerated separately, then blended and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Notes of black & red fruit, flowers, and licorice. Fresh and fruity with a beautiful silky texture and well-balanced acidity. Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry

    Sun + Moon Cabernet Red Blend 2013, Spain $16.99

    Organic & Vegan. 50% Cabernet sauvignon 50% Syrah. Bright fruits of plums, cassis and blackberries accompanied by a dark peppery spice. Food Pairings: Sun-dried tomato pasta, Slow roasted rosemary Porchetta.

    St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel 2015, Sonoma County, CA $24.99

    This rich Sonoma County classic flaunts aromas of cigar box, raspberry, pepper and spice. Flavors of ripe black cherry and vanilla bean are followed by a long, luscious finish. Food Pairings: Grilled meats, Spicy dishes, Cheeseburgers, Pizza

    Hartley & Gibson Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez, Spain $24.99

    This unique Sherry is produced from 100% sun-kissed Pedro Ximenez grapes grown in the Sherry district of Spain. It is the classic Jerez dessert wine. Fuller, richer and more intense than any other Cream Sherry now available at any price. One taste will captivate anyone who appreciates the lush, full flavor of quality Cream Sherry. Food Pairings: Enjoy on its own on-the-rocks or neat, or with your favorite dessert.

  • Saturday Feb 9th – Chocolate Stroll

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Chocolate Stroll Tasting

    Sun+Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Spain $16.99

    Organic & Vegan. An attractive nose of fresh white flowers, tangerine, candied fruits with hint of mango. The palate is well-balanced with beautiful acidity, lively citrus, tropical fruits and a refined, crisp finish.
    Food pairings: Pair with grilled calamari, poached lobster, or an asparagus goat cheese tart.

    Sun + Moon Rosé 2017, Spain $16.99

    Organic & Vegan. Intense Tempranillo grapes produce this crisp, dry, rosé which blooms on the nose like a fistful of fresh cut flowers. On the palate, savor the bright fruit tones of watermelon and strawberries, and the cool, soft, minerally finish.
    Food Pairings: Drink in the Sunshine, by water and with your closest friends!

    Sun + Moon Cabernet Red Blend 2013, Spain $16.99

    Organic & Vegan. 50% Cabernet sauvignon 50% Syrah. Bright fruits of plums, cassis and blackberries accompanied by a dark peppery spice.
    Food Pairings: Sun-dried tomato pasta, Slow roasted rosemary Porchetta.

    Dona Maria Vihno Tinto 2015, Alentejo, Portugal $16.99

    Grapes: 50% Aragonez, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Alicante Bouschet, 15% Syrah. Clear aspect, bright violet color. Complex red berries, toasted, with notes of overripe plums.  Rich red berry flavor with great persistence.  Balanced and well-rounded with a good structure that will allow it to age well.
    Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry

    Big Smooth OV Zinfandel 2015, Lodi CA $20.99

    Big Smooth Zinfandel opens with bursting aromas of luscious black cherry, blackberry, fig, and framboise. Toasted coconut, Tahitian vanilla, and hints of smoked dill lift from the glass, as a result of American oak aging. Silky smooth on the palate with flavors of boysenberry, pomegranate reduction and red currants greeting you at first sip. On the mid-palate, fresh notes of coconut and vanilla bean float in and leave you with a balanced finish. Food Pairings:  Pair this wine with your favorite BBQ staples- we suggest Spicy Baby Back Ribs

    Burmester White Port $21.99

    Produced exclusively from white grapes, this port is crafted by blending different harvests. Initially aged in stainless steel vats, it is a very exotic, fresh and delicate wine. It is blended after three years. Its aromatic complexity and freshness make it an unforgettable experience.
    Food Pairings: Great on its own as an aperitif or with hors d’oeuvres

    Doktor Mango Moscato 2017, Piedmonte, Italy $14.99

    Doktor Mango Moscato is a delicious blend of Italian Moscato and fresh mango. A natural infusion of mango inside the wine develop deep tropical notes balanced by a crisp acidity and natural sweetness.
    Food Pairings: Stilton with mango ginger, desserts such as Cheesecake

    Wood Stove Mulling Syrup $11.95

    Locally Made in NH. Wood Stove Mulling Syrups capture the essence, taste, and aromas of the autumn and winter. An artisanal product, Wood Stove contains a blend of spices as well as fruits, citrus peel, and natural sugars in order to create a unique taste and smell. The syrup can be added to wine, apple cider, cocktails, baked goods, ice cream and more.

    Fortant Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, France $13.99

    Brilliant opaque purple hues in the glass. Aromas of black fruits, smoke and earth followed by a vibrant, light-on-its-feet palate of black currant and cassis tempered with dried herbs, black pepper and blackberry. Accessible, supple and balanced.
    Food Pairings:  A natural match for wild game, rib eye, roasted meats, beef stew, rack of lamb, swordfish and tuna.

  • Wednesday, Feb 6th – WOM Tasting

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 – Wines Of the Month Tasting

    Chateau Fontoy Blanc 2017, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux $15.99

    Pale gold, this wine develops a bouquet with citrus, mango, lychee and beautiful floral overtones. Very crisp and fruity with good length. The aromatic complexity on the nose follows through on the palate with delicious finish.

    Food Pairings: Pork, vegetarian, poultry, appetizers and snacks, lean fish

    Casa Larga Chard-Riesling 2017, New York State $17.99

    This delicious un-oaked white wine displays the characteristic green apple notes of Riesling accented by tropical fruit notes and the rich, full body of Chardonnay.

    Food Pairings: With just a touch of sweetness, it is an ideal complement to spicy foods, particularly Southeast Asian cuisines.

    Dona Maria Vihno Tinto 2015, Alentejo, Portugal $15.99

    Clear aspect, bright violet color. Complex red berries, toasted, with notes of overripe plums.  Rich red berry flavor with great persistence.  Balanced and well-rounded with a good structure that will allow it to age well.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry

    Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec 2016, Cahors $14.99

    100% Malbec, this wine is easy and soft. It has a backdrop of dusty tannins as well as ripe black fruits. Drink from 2018.

    Food Pairings: Beef. Lamb and Poultry

    Big Smooth OV Zinfandel 2015, Lodi CA $20.99

    Big Smooth Zinfandel opens with bursting aromas of luscious black cherry, blackberry, fig, and framboise. Toasted coconut, Tahitian vanilla, and hints of smoked dill lift from the glass, as a result of American oak aging. Silky smooth on the palate with flavors of boysenberry, pomegranate reduction and red currants greeting you at first sip. On the mid-palate, fresh notes of coconut and vanilla bean float in and leave you with a balanced finish.

    Food Pairings:  Pair this wine with your favorite BBQ staples- we suggest Spicy Baby Back Ribs

    El Porvenir Amauta-Corte IV 2012, Salta, Argentina $23.99

    Blend of Malbec (60%), Tannat (30%) and Petit Verdot (10%). The aromas of violets, roses, currant, plum, black pepper, and bitter chocolate. Nutty, roasted flavors of baked berry, toffee, coffee and earth come next. Supple, dense and full bodied, with saline and mineral notes adding interest to the cola and dark chocolate flavors.

    Food Pairings:  Beef, pork, game, mature and hard cheeses, poultry, mild and soft cheeses.

  • Saturday, Feb 2nd – Gigondas Vs. Chateauneuf du Pape

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 – Gigondas Vs. Chateauneuf du Pape

    Domaine de Durban Gigondas 2013, Rhone, France $29.99

    Blend: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Lively red berry, lavender and peppery spices on the nose, joined by a mineral nuance in the glass. Juicy, focused and gently sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry flavors that stretch out and become spicier with air. Finishes silky and long, delivering solid thrust and smooth, even tannins.

    Food Pairings: It is a delight with red meat, game, and cheeses.

    Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2012, Rhone, France $42.99

    Blend: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah. Highly perfumed scents of ripe red and dark berries, garrigue, incense and smoky minerals. Sappy, seamless and appealingly sweet, offering intense red and dark berry liqueur and lavender flavors and a suggestion of star anise. Spreads out and becomes spicier on the finish, which features supple tannins and a potent whiplash of candied flowers.

    Food Pairings: Rice, pasta, vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, aged cheeses.

    Les Granieres de la Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013, Rhone, France $37.99

    From the estate’s younger vines. Bright red color with darker hints.  On the nose, rich red berries such as black currant and ripe cherry with a soft spicy touch.  On the palate soft tannins, showing berry fruits and sweet spices as well.

    Food Pairings: Grilled Meat and BBQ

    Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf-du- Pape 2013, Rhone, France $58.99

    Blend: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% other varieties. It is a ten-hectare domaine, the average age of the vines is 50 years. Organically grown grapes. The vinification is traditional to its core: the grapes are not destemmed; the maceration extends for at least three weeks and the aging in wood of varying size and age is 18 months or longer.

    Food Pairings: Perfect to serve with everything from grilled beef, veal, pork, game, duck, sausage and lamb, to stews, braised dishes, cassoulet and rich seafood dishes.

  • Wednesday, Jan 30th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

    Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2015, Toscana, Italy $19.99

    Color: pale yellow. Bouquet: very fruity, with notes of apricot, grapefruit,
    flowers and spices typical of the Mediterranean scrub. Taste: full-bodied, with a lively acidity which gives freshness and persistency on the finish.

    Food Pairings:  Ideal for accompanying fish dishes, seafood and vegetarian first courses.

    Paraiso Estate Chardonnay 2015, Monterey, California $22.99

    Aromas of peach, lemon-lime and green apple with flavors of toasted nuts, nectarine and apple. A full rich mouth feel with a long full-flavored finish.

    Food Pairings: Poached Salmon in butter sauce, roasted chicken, pasta in creamy sauce, cheese based salads such Caesar or chicken salad.

    Cantina La Vis Pinot Nero 2016, Trentino, Italy $16.99

    Light ruby-red color, with flavors of cherry and ripe red fruits. Pronounced and soft tannins on the palate, with delicate undertones of black fruit and spice.

    Food Pairings: grilled prawns, cream sauce, provolone, gruyere, and mild cheddar cheeses

    Cycles Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California $15.99

    Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Syrah. Aromas of blackberry jam, cedar, with a hit of cardamom. Plum entry that opens up into a mouthful of black cherry Jolly Ranchers and other dark fruits. Tannins start gracefully enough and become dusty and pronounced towards the finish. There’s a considerable amount of lush, sweet fruits in the midpalate that carries well into the finish thanks to a thread of acidity.

    Food Pairings: This is a classic steak wine. It has the depth of flavors to bring out the best in a ribeye while cutting through the fat. Also try pairing with polish sausages and a hearty pasta dish slathered in a tomato-based sauce.

    Merriam Merlot 2014, Russian River Valley, CA $35.99

    This Merlot has a beautiful garnet color and aromas of black cherry, plum and cedar. Very fruit forward with hints of blackberry and vanilla. An expansive palate with a long lingering finish of warm berry pie.

    Food Pairings: Steak with blue cheese, Lamb burgers, roast chicken with thyme and onion.

    Eagle Harbor Raptor, Red Bland 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington $59.99

    A Bordeaux style red blend containing equal amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc enhanced by a small amount of Petit Verdot. Black raspberry, cassis, dark plum, graphite aromas with a hint of chocolate. Big, but not heavy with black fruit, moderately high tannins, and a satisfying long finish.

    Food Pairings: Beef, pasta, veal and poultry