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Belmont, MA
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Wine Pairing

Wine: 2014 Jim Jim “The Down Underdog” Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Regularly $12.99, Special Price $10.99

Cheese: Smith’s Farmstead Smoked Gouda, Winchendon, MA
Regularly $13.99/lb, Special Price $10.99

We’re very excited to have winemaker Hugh Hamilton come visit us this Thursday from 6 to 8pm. In honor of his visit we thought we’d feature one of the wines from him that we carry.

Jim Jim Shiraz has a great nose with distinct varietal spice, hints of earthy complexity and a blend of dark red fruits like blackberries, cherries and raspberries. On the palate a fleshy rich mouth-filling palate with hints of vanilla, bright red berries and licorice. With spicy finish, lively mid-palate and gentle tannins, the focus of this wine is on generosity and approachability which makes it your best friend on the dining room table.

The Smith’s Gouda rivals any made in the Netherlands. It has the same mild taste, creamy texture and small, bubbly eyes. An excellent dessert cheese, it is also great for cooking and melts beautifully. Anyone who recognizes the appeal of farm fresh milk will enjoy the rich and creamy flavor of this Gouda. Unlike factory produced cheese, their Gouda shares much of the same characteristic quality, distinction, and appeal as other hand-crafted culinary products or beverages.