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Wine Pairing

Wines: Hentley Farms Villain & Vixen Shiraz, Grenache, Barossa Valley, Australia 
Regularly $21.99, Special Price $18.69

Cheese: Arethusa Farms Tapping Reeve, Litchfield, CT
Regularly $32.99/lb, Special Price $26.39

In this week’s edition of the featured wine of the week we have not one, but two wines that we hope you find a place for. We’re showing off the Shiraz and Grenache wines from Hentley Farm’s “Villain & Vixen” series. Both wines are stellar examples of the overall deliciousness that’s coming out of Australia these days and we’re loving the sleek and silky texture of both wines.

Sourced from a couple of vineyard sites around the Barossa Valley, the Grenache shows loads of red fruits, peppercorn spiciness, and a subtle savory element that’s swoon-worthy. The Shiraz shows more in the way of dark cherry and plums with a slightly more exotic spice character. Both wines are incredibly smooth and show great purity of fruit without being overwhelming in any way. We think they’re the bee’s knees and we hope you think so too.

This robust pasteurized cheese is made from organic cow’s milk. Aged for over two years, it’s modeled after a British Cheddar. Expect sharp, milky flavors balanced by subtle grassy notes and a brown butter finish. Paired with this week’s wines,¬†this cheese will be a treat, the dark fruit flavors of the wine will bring out the sharp and rich flavors of this organic cheese!