Portable Goodness

by whitney on June 24, 2015

It is officially summer and we are locked and loaded. The rosés are abundant, the fridge is stocked, and we have a few new seasonally appropriate beverages for you. Seasonally appropriate because they are portable, easy to open, and ready for a party and/or al fresco drinking.

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The Hoxie Spritzers have been a hit since day one. There’s a Lemon Ginger Rosé and a Lemon Linden Blossom White and they’re made with only wine and natural extracts. No funky stuff! The Fiction Red is the same wine that has been a top seller in the shop for many years, only now in an easy access 500 ml can. Drinking on-the-go – while being responsible and not operating a vehicle, of course – has never been easier!

Hoxie Spritzer $6 per bottle
2013 Fiction Red $9.50 per 500ml can

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Staff Pick: Skin Contact Sauv Blanc

by whitney on June 16, 2015

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Who: Anthony

What: 2012 Piedrasassi Ballard Canyon Sauvignon Blanc

Why: “This sauvignon blanc is the least sauvignon blanc-y wine I’ve ever had (I’m not the biggest sauvignon blanc fan). The grapes are kept in barrel for a year then pressed…making it an orange wine! It’s a wine that’s fun and something most people probably have never tasted. It’s delicious and interesting and it keeps you thinking. An incredible wine from one of my favorite California winemakers Sashi Moorman.”

When: “I would drink this with one friend or significant other simply because it’s too good to share with more than one person. Maybe eat some pork rillette and some fresh bread and make a simple evening of it.”

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Club Wines: June 2015

June 14, 2015

Gastronomist and Naturalist: Sicilian Reds from I Vignieri Salvo Foti is a man that has practically become synonymous with the wines of Sicily’s Mt Etna. He is a veritable wine whisperer, consulting on a number of the island’s most well-known wines. A native Sicilian, he is an advocate for the land and its indigenous vines. […]

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Club Wines: May 2015

May 16, 2015

Gastronomist: Classic French Rosé Dry, food-friendly, and perfectly suitable for drinking in abundance. 2014 Reuilly Pinot Gris Rosé – This is a sleeper hit and one that everyone should be drinking this summer. A 100% Pinot Gris Loire beauty that is all kinds of peach-y goodness. 2014 J. Mourat Rosé – It is often said […]

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Staff Pick: A Special Sicilian

May 15, 2015

Who: Jill What: 2010 Occhipinti Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria, $64.99 Why: “I visited the winery a year ago and tasted this wine out of barrel, so it’s a special bottle for me to now be able to open. Also, my resolution for the new year was to drink a little bit less, but to […]

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Jenny Lewis & The Voyager 2 Wine

April 21, 2015

I’m excited that the second release of the Voyager, our collaboration with Jenny Lewis, is finally hitting the shelves tomorrow, April 22nd (in-store-only until Friday, when it will be available online for purchase). This has been a truly fun project for us – both the first version which we worked on with Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars, and […]

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