Yes, we know. We're closed on Mondays. But with New Year's Eve falling on a Monday this year, we thought we'd open up shop for the evening to offer you a special New Year's menu.
Our friend Mike Galkin is excited- he's already got maps and stories printed up so you leave this tasting better informed about Rioja than you were when you walked in. Make your reservation and we'll make you six snacks to go with the six tastes we save for you.
Yes, we love the wines we make here in the U.S., but let's not turn up our noses at this Old World goodness. Come see what's delicious from the birthplace of wine.
Wine nerd or not, even a cellar with dusty old bottles from long-lost vintages needs a few bottles of something reliable, lovely and affordable. This week's tasting features four of those wines.
Don't feel like cooking on Christmas? We're open on Monday- yes, Monday- the 24th to have Christmas food ready for you with heating instructions. And there are fun stocking stuffers here, too, if you have some last-minute gifts to grab.
For those of you who intend to offer your guests a meal of great substance this holiday season, nothing will set it off like a wine of great substance alongside it. This week Kevin opens four lush and opulent reds.
Don't you dare. You're too smart to be hoodwinked by a fictional character in a book and movie that came out fourteen years ago. Just because Miles of Sideways disparaged Merlot doesn't mean you need to. This week, Kevin pours you four Merlots of different styles, each of which is suited to someone's holiday table.
It's not just that it happens to be an appropriate pun to the season; Grenache happens to be a perfect red wine to accompany your holiday spread. There are lighter, softer ones to accompany turkey; intense and focused ones to handle the richest roast beef, and a spectrum of others to go with whatever veggie, fish or fowl you're considering putting on your table.
Every now and again, in an effort to help you make informed decisions, we taste the wines of a single importer we admire so that when you find a wine you're unfamiliar with, looking at that back label can help you choose a wine you can trust, even when you don't know the wine itself.
New Year's Eve isn't the only time to drink sparkling wine, but it sure is a lovely excuse! Come taste four sparkling wines from four different countries to drink now, or on New Year's Eve, or any time thereafter.