Wine Tasting & Artists’ Studio Tour November 13-14 ’10

Our featured artists for the studio tour this weekend are photographers Cheryl Bachus and Di Kegeles, who will be in the shop both mornings from 10 – 1 to talk about their work, and I understand they will be serving goodies, too!

Sunday afternoon around 1pm (or maybe 2?) Joyce from Pleasant Valley Dairy is planning to stop by with some cheese samples (they make our wonderful goudas) and talk about how their cheeses are made.

TRUFFLE ALERT! There is still time to order the next batch of truffles for Thanksgiving: $1 each, or $5 for 4 assorted in a gift box. Flavors will include Pumpkin Spice, Salt Caramel, Classic Dark Chocolate, and Triple Chocolate. Call Pat to order (758-2959) before Nov 15; pickup Nov 20!!

No complaints on any of the wines last week, quite the contrary. Of course there rarely are, though for sure some wines definitely have exotic (okay weird) characteristics that don’t appeal to everyone. But not last week. Last week we poured a nice steady bunch, reliably tasty and well-made and reasonably priced. We’re down to one bottle of the Four Graces pinot gris, the tail end of our stocks of Martorana Sicilian Red and the Torbreck Juvey ’04, which by the way was showing (drool) Really Well last week. We expect to keep the new Portteus Bistro Red in stock for awhile, though, and the general feeling among the regulars was that this is the best one yet. At only $10 it really delivers for the moola!

Mary Beth & Steve omg is that Lynn D or (gulp)…the Queen..!???  Lee Lynn Leere and Lisa (I’m not making this up) Evan in drag and proud of it


Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2007 Italy   $13
Supple aromas of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits and honey are wonderfully supported by a zesty acidity. Delicate and pleasantly refreshing on the palate…(I love this wine!)

Marchetti Montepulciano  ‘07 (Italy)   $10
Laced with intriguing smoky cranberry spiciness over vividly flavored dark cherry and ripe plums. A joy to drink!

La Quercia Aglianico  ’09   Italy   $11
Believed to be an ancient Greek wine grape, aglianico is a full bodied with notes of ripe plum and white pepper on fine-grained tannins.

Bocelli Poggioncino ’07 Italy    $18
can’t find my notes, but I liked it and it’s sangio from Tuscany so it must be good!

Wine Tasting

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