For the second week in a row, Kyle Boatright of The Country Vintner will be here!
Last week, Kyle took us on a tour of some of the wineries he visited this year in South America. This week we will explore some of the more exotic corners of the Country Vintner portfolio!
Why do a taste test of three pairs of beers to see what the differences between them are and which we like better?
1. Because sometimes what's different in the difference is no difference, and yet sometimes it's different than that.
2. Because curiosity killed the cat, but it was worth it to be able to say, "I like it like that!"
3. Because our culture programs us to revere competition and combat from an early age.
4. Because four pairs of beer would be a lot.
5. Because it'll be fun, and they're good!
Beers To Be Tested
Victory Golden Monkey 12oz bottle
Victory Golden Monkey 750ml
DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus
DuClaw Sweet Baby Java
Those of you who already enjoy vermouths, amaros and more will recognize many of your favorites among the Haus Alpenz portfolio.
We will be tasting wines with Jean-Paul of The Robins Cellars rain or shine!
See you then.
Brunn Gruner Veltliner 2016 1 Liter bottle
Quirus Tempranillo Blanco Rioja Alta 2017
Chanteleuserie Bourgeuil "Alouettes" 2017
Kermit Lynch Languedoc Red 2015 12/750 ml
This Friday - the Rhone diaspora! The grapes associated with the Rhône valley in southern France are enormously influential and have been planted all over the world. We will be tasting some examples of some of the classic varietals of the Rhône (Syrah, Grenache, etc) from various non-Rhône regions. From neighboring Minervois to Tuscany, California, and beyond. This week we are sourcing the wines from our hometown importer: Williams Corner Wine. Join us!!
Come by and learn a bit more about some of the most interesting wines being made today!
This Friday we will be joined by Marian Crawford of Free Run Wine Merchants. We are selecting some new wines and some favorites to try.
On the docket:
Le Fraghe Bardolino - Delicious light bright blend of Corvina and Rondinella grapes from the Veneto in Italy.
Avinyó Petillant - A vi d’agulla, a Catalan "prickly wine," made from 70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, and 10% Xarel-lo. One of our absolute favorite warm-weather quaffers!
Clos Cibonne "Tentantions" Blanc - Vermentino (or Rolle) from Provence.
Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon - Paso Robles Cab from California wine wizard Andrew Jones (Field Recordings)
n celebration of National Friendship Day some of us Downtown friends have gotten together to offer weekend long deals for you. On Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th (where applicable), if you bring a same day receipt from a participating business into another participating business you get a deal.
Check it out!
We are so excited to have local cocktail master and author of The Imbible, Micah Lemon in the shop to taste vermouths and share some mixology knowledge with us.