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New Year, New Wine

We’re back to blogging after our self-imposed holiday hiatus. One of our resolutions is to blog more so expect more wine write ups and event announcements here. We’re booked with tastings through March and plan to have some unique and exciting things open to try. We have a Croatian wine tasting, a spirits and cocktail tasting that includes a really cool small batch bourbon and some Bittermen’s liqueurs, a chance to try the first and only Czech wines available in the US, and a special Valentines Day tasting. 

 

We got in 18 new labels this week and are having a clearance on some of our old labels to make room for all the new bottles. Stop in and pick up some bargains while we’ve still got stock and try something new while you’re here. We covered a wide range of varietals, regions, and price points with our new additions. We have a California red blend of Zinfandel, Carignan and Petit Sirah that’s only $12 and has all the structure, body, and complexity of a wine for twice that amount. Despite Zinfandel’s bad reputation, it’s no jammy fruit bomb. It’s a wine that holds up to something big and bold like a burger or a steak but is easy drinking enough to sip on it’s own when you’re done.  We also got in Dashe Zinfandel and we’re obsessed. It’s similarly restrained and avoids being jammy with a depth and spicy complexity that would go amazingly with lamb. Eric Asmiov recently wrote a piece in the Times about zinfandel that urged me to give it another chance and I’m glad we sought some out.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/dining/exploring-zinfandels-that-hold-back-on-power.html

 

Keep an eye on our blog for more events and reviews. Resolve to drink well in 2013!