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Weekend Wine Tastings

Georgian Wines with Kosta Chernikov
Friday, October 20th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2015 Iveria Mtsvane, Kakheti
Regularly$14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
100% Mtsvane, meaning “green” in Georgian. Despite the name, the wine is very fruit driven, with strong acidity. This is one of the more aromatic grapes from Georgia and has a lovely note of mango skin. The wine is very dry. A great wine with Mediterranean style chicken, fish.

2015 Didebuli Sachino White, Kakheti
Regularly  $11.99, Tasting Price $9.99
100% Rkatsiteli, specially selected grapes that are picked later in the season. This extremely mild and pleasant pale straw color wine displays notes of sweet dried grape. Great to enjoy with food or on its own. A delicious pairing with fruit salads, apple pie and kiwi tart.

2015 KTW Rkatsiteli Qvevri, Kakheti
Regularly $17.99, Tasting Price$14.99
100% Rkatsiteli, meaning “red stem” is made using Georgian traditional wine making method. Using a qvevri, a clay, egg shaped vessel  buried under ground. This “orange wine” (referring to its amber color as a result of prolonged skin contact) acquires a full body texture and drinks more like a red. Bouquet of dried healing herbs and honey on the nose walnut notes on the finish. Try with Mediterranean style chicken or pork.

2015 Didebuli Sachino Red, Kakheti
Regularly $11.99, Tasting price $9.99
70% Saperavi (red) 30% Rkatsiteli (white). This is a delightful, light, easy to drink medium dry wine. It has a garnet color and displays rich fruit aromas with notes of strawberry. Can be enjoyed chilled, by itself. Try with light salads, fruits.

2014 Georgian Valleys Saperavi, Kakheti
Regularly $15.99, Tasting Price $13.59
100% Saperavi, meaning dye or paint in Georgian, is a Teinturier-type grape variety (black skin and flesh). This wine has hints of pomegranate, cherry and under ripe plums. Notes of spice with hints of pepper. The wine is slightly oaked, well-balanced and smooth. A perfect wine for steak, lamb or pork.


French Wines with Dave Saul
Saturday, October 21st, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

NV Marc Hebrart “Cuvee de Reserve” Brut, Valle de la Marne, Champagne
Regularly $52.99, Tasting Price $44.99
Firm and mouthwatering with racy acidity, this features a core of ground spice, fresh ginger and citrus zest, with a minerally undertow layered with fresh-cut quince and poached pear. Creamy finish. A wonderful accompaniment with dinner try this with salmon and a tarragon cream sauce.

2015 Jean Masson ‘Nicholas’ Apremont, Savoie
Regularly $17.99, Tasting Price $14.99
A polished, light gold color with a nose of white flowers, hawthorn and a flinty edge that recalls the terroir. A lively, mineral and lemon-laced palate. Drink early to enjoy it’s trademark freshness. Pair with seafood, grilled fish, or fondue.

2015 Chateau de l’Idylle  Mondeuse Arbin Le Coteau d’Albert, Savoie
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
On the nose little red berries and spring flowers (violets), black pepper notes. The wine is round in the mouth, it has a nice freshness and the final reveals the tannins that give it a nice length. This is the ideal red for fatty alpine cheeses or fondue.

2013 Domaine de Pallus ‘Les Pensées de Pallus’, Chinon, Loire Valley
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Lively Bing cherry aroma complicated by notes of brown spices and tobacco. Fresh red fruit flavors show surprising clarity, with brisk minerality adding spine and lift. A weightier redcurrant element appears on aeration, with firming tannins providing a serious note to this cabernet franc. Cabernet Franc is very versatile grape for food pairings. Try with a range of foods like duck, salmon or goat cheeses.

2015 Domaine du Cros ‘Lo Sang del Pais’, Marcillac
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Made from the local grape Fer Servadou, this wine is a beautiful combination of fruit and earth with tart and ripe raspberry flavors up front while finishing ferrous and herbal at the end. Try this wine hangar steak salad.