"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing."

-Ernest Hemingway from Death in the Afternoon

Please join us this Saturday, March 22nd from the hours of 12-4 PM for another round of exceptional wines chosen with everyone's tastes in mind. From sweet whites to full bodied reds, we've got the preferred taste range covered.

First on the list this week, a sweet white from Washington State, J. Bookwalter Muscat Blanc--

Our most popular white wine is sure to be a hit even though the name has been changed…formerly known as JOCAT…same great wine with a new name. This delicate wine can be served as an aperitif or as a complement to any the light dessert. Classic orange blossoms dominate the nose along with hints of peaches and nectarines. The mouth feel is delightfully light and offers a fruit medley of sweet melons, pineapples and guava. (Enjoy now - 2004)


Secondly, a nice French (hey they still make good wine!) white, Les Roysiers Sancerre-

Vivid, this has an almost New Zealand-like intensity, with vibrant acidity, exaggerated herbal and grassy flavors and quite-full body. Wine Spectator rated this wine an 88! White sancerre comes from Sauvignon Blanc. This makes a semi-dry, fresh, fruity white with vegetable flavors. This goes well with most appetizers, as well as oysters and fish.


"I was in love with a beautiful blonde once. She drove me to drink; that's the one thing I'm indebted to her for."

-W.C. Fields from Never Give a Sucker an Even Break


The third wine this week is an astounding Californian red, Rabbit Ridge Syrah-

Our Barrel Cuvee Syrah comes from the most famous growing regions in California. Aged in French and American oak barrels for more complexity and a long, toasty finish, this wine is perfect with meat and pasta dishes or simply by the glass. Enjoy this elegant varietal from France's famed Rhone region. This Syrah is one of the newest members of the Barrel Cuvee series.


Finally, all the way from Chile, Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva-

Intense ruby-red color. On the nose is a fruity wine with aroma of black fruits, plums and herbs pleasantly combined with notes of vanilla, cloves and spices from the barrel in which it was matured. In the mouth is a wine of medium body, expressive, complex, well-balanced and persistent.

Goes great with red meats, old cheeses, pastas with cheese and tomato sauces, wild rabbit, goose or duck liver sautéed in butter, tongue, etc.

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