Turkey Sandwich Wines

Turkey Sandwich Wines

Yes, you read the title correctly!  We know you’ve got leftovers from yesterday’s feast and we also know that by 4:00 on Friday, November 28th, your food hangover will have worn off.  With family still in town, what better thing to do than stop by and join us for a free wine tasting featuring some “turkey sandwich wines.”  In other words, delicious, affordable, classic table wines that can be consumed with or without Thanksgiving leftovers.  Stop by between 4 and 7 pm and bring your family and friends.

As with all of our tastings, all of the tasting wines will be on sale at 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six of them or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them together.

The Wines

1. 2012 Marc Roman Terret (Languedoc, France): The Terret grape is native to Southern France and it produces a light, crisp, dry and fruit forward white wine.  With notes of apple, lemon, melon and light floral nuances, it’s refreshing and quite delightful.

2. NV Fossi Bianco (Tuscany, Italy): This classic table wine is composed of Trebbiano and Malvasia and is made by the old Fossi Chianti house.  Light and extremely easy to drink, it flows with flavors of ripe apple, cantaloupe, lemon and spice.  For fans of Pinot Grigio, this will be right up your alley.

3. NV Fossi Rosso (Tuscany, Italy): Fossis Vino Tavola Rosso is composed entirely of young vine Sangiovese, and it will remind those who have traveled to Italy of one of the local house wines they consumed while there.  Simple, juicy, and perfect for drinking with or without food, it’s packed with bright cherry, strawberry and cranberry fruit aromas and flavors.

4. 2011 Marc Roman Malbec (Languedoc, France): This tastes nothing like an Argentinean Malbec………nothing like it!  Instead, you get a medium weight, bistro-style red with friendly notes of black cherry, spice and leather.  This wine speaks more of Southern France terroir than of Malbec, and that’s why we love it.

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Great Wine Values of the World

Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good!  We live in a Golden Age of Wine and we’re constantly looking for the great wine values of the world for you.  Based on the fact that we’ve been open for over 4 years and have a loyal and loving customer base, we assume we’re doing a pretty good job of finding them.  Guess what, we’ve found some more!  When we speak of value, we’re not just talking about cheap wines that you can put up with because of their cheapness.  We’re talking about good, characterful wines that don’t cost a ton of money.  It’s called QPR (Quality to Price Ratio), and we find it for you and when you come in the store, we explain why the wines we select are such good values and why you’d be troubled to find them anywhere else.  Join us this Saturday, November 8th for a free wine tasting from 2 to 5 featuring a trio of wines that offer tremendous QPR.

The wines range in price from $9 to $14 and all of them are on sale during the tasting at 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix six of them and 20% off if you mix twelve of them.

The Wines

1. 2013 Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio: From the higher altitude vineyards of Italy’s Alto-Adige region, this is one of the best Pinot Grigios we’ve ever stocked for less than $15.  It comes from vineyards that were planted back in the 1940’s, and there’s a serious presence to the wine. Fuller bodied, creamier, riper and richer than most Pinot Grigios at this price point, this one offers up round notes of ripe apple, pear, tangerine, nectarine and spice.  You won’t believe how good this is for the price.

2. 2013 Coto de Hayas Garnacha/Syrah: This one comes from the Campo de Borja in North-Central Spain, a hotbed of Garnacha activity.
It recently scored 89 points with The Wine Enthusiast and was their #14 wine on their Top 100 Wine Values of 2014 list.  Ripe, rich, balanced and spicy, this one displays smoke accented notes of cherry, raspberry, plum and milk chocolate.  For less than $10 a bottle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better wine.

3. 2012 Domaine Amido Cotes du Rhone Villages “Signargues”: Along with the Cercius Cotes du Rhone, this is one of the best selling red wines in the history of the store.  70% Grenache and 30% Sryah from older vines planted in rocky, well drained soils, this is a big, plush, mouthfilling Cotes du Rhone.  Baked raspberry, blueberry, kirsch, smoked meat and white pepper all arise out of the glass and continue onto the palate.  Again, at under $15 a bottle, this is a no brainer.

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Honest and Affordable House Wines

Like a great meat loaf, pot roast, or any other number of “comfort foods,” a great house wine is comforting, affordable, and easy to consume. These are the perfect types of wines to have on hand at all times to open for all sorts of occasions.  Your neighbors are coming over and they don’t “appreciate” your higher end wines, you’ve already downed two nice bottles but want to keep the party going, or you’re having a party and need good honest wines to serve to your guests — all of these scenarios call for good house wines.  You’re invited to stop by this Saturday, November 1st between 2 and 5 pm to taste through a great lineup of budget priced, easy drinking, and easy-to-buy wines from various parts of the globe.  And just because they’re budget priced doesn’t mean they’re not good!  We’ll try a 92 point rated Chardonnay from Southern France that drinks like one that would run you $25+, a classic and traditional Sangiovese-based wine from Tuscany, and a smooth and spicy Merlot from the Rhone Valley.

Even better, this is a free wine tasting to you and all of your friends, and all of the tasting wines will be discounted 10% by the bottle, 15% if you mix six of them, and 20% if you mix a case or more of them.  Prices range from $10 to $15.

The Wines

1. 2013 Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay (Languedoc/Roussillon, France): Jean-Marc Lafage doesn’t know how to make bad wine — we’ve tasted most of his wines, and we’ve never felt the need to spit any of them out.  The new release of his perennial top value Chardonnay might be the best he’s ever crafted.  “A custom cuvee by importer Eric Solomon and a blend of 100% Chardonnay that comes from two separate vineyards, this Cotes Catalanes is aged three months (on Viognier lees) in a combination of Burgundy barrels and stainless steel. Exotic and perfumed, with ample white peach, creme, brioche and subtle nuttiness, it flows onto the palate with a medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully detailed texture that shows bright acidity and fantastic purity of fruit.” 92 points The Wine Advocate

2. NV Caparsa Rosso di Toscana (Tuscany, Italy): Based in Radda in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone, Caparsa is owned and operated by Paolo Cianferoni, a fast talking, passionate farmer and winemaker.  In the words of importer Jay Murrie (Piedmont Wine Imports), “this certified-organic (by CCPB) one-man estate makes compelling wine from old vines in the heart of Chianti Classico, with very little manipulation or modern technology.”  We love Paolo’s Sangiovese-based Rosso, a pure and pretty rendition of the grape that exhibits plenty of fresh and tart cherry, cranberry, earth and spice notes.  We love this one with red sauced pasta, meaty pizzas, and grilled or roasted chicken or pork.

3. 2011 Domaine de Couron Merlot (Ardeche, France): Under the stewardship of Jean-Luc and Marie-Lise Dorthe, this family run estate is nestled in the tiny village of Saint Marcel d’Ardeche in France’s Southern Rhone region.  The estate’s Merlot rootstock originated in Pomerol in Bordeaux and the vineyards were planted in 1974.  All of the fruit is hand harvested and the fermentation takes place in cement vats to produce a pure, rustic and charming version of the grape.  Packed with ripe blueberry, cherry and plum fruit along with subtle notions of spice and earth, this one sells for less than $10 and it doesn’t disappoint.