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Cheeses for November Club Members...
Wow, Colorado is ON FIRE…..no, not trying to remind every one about the fires earlier this year, but there’s the second coming of John Elway in Peyton Manning & the Broncos, as well as the incredible blossoming CHEESE industry!! Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy in Longmont, Colorado created this delicious pasteurized goat’s milk cheese. The bloomy rind on Snow Drop adds an earthy tang to the finish. Look for grassy notes on the front with a mild lactic tang to tickle your taste buds. Snow Drop pairs perfectly with fresh fruit, honeycomb (try our Savannah Bee or Moonshine Trading Company) and acidic white wines!
Mountain Valley Cheddar
Fortunate to be in the cheese biz for 40 years, we never tire of finding new and amazing cheeses for our store shelves and clients. Because of our age, we’re in a great position where people have heard of us, and reach out to present their wares for our consideration. John Esh, Jr. of Goot Essa Co., in Howard, Pennsylvania, called us out of the blue, sent samples, and voilá we present to you their Mountain Valley Cheddar, truly one of our “feel good” stories for 2013! This thermalized cow’s milk cheddar is made from the use of several small Amish family farms pooling the milks together to create a wonderful Cheddar, aged between 2 – 3 years, with a silky buttery texture and slight sweet finish. Enjoy this in your next grilled cheese sandwich or mac-n-cheese dish!
A new cheese for us, Appalachian is a distinctive cultured (went to finishing school?!) raw cow cheese (minimum age of 60 days) from the Meadow Creek Dairy, Galax, Virginia. As they say, the creation of this cheese was a result of their letting the cheese fit the region, their farm and herd that graze on the mountainous pastures, rather than starting with a pat recipe, and forcing the dairy to work around the confines of that styled recipe. Semi-soft in texture (think a more buttery Gouda) with a thin penicillium rind that has a bit more washed rind character as it ages. Similar in style to French Tomme de Savoie, this cheese has classic lemon grass, truffle earthy notes, and a finish that reminds us of roasted chestnuts on the city streets of NYC in winter. Enjoy this hearty cheese with a full bodied red wine or glass of tawny Port.
Cheese of the month members receive....
three wonderful selections equalling about a pound, tasting notes and shipped right to your door, who could ask for anything else.
(Cost is $35.95/month, plus shipping)
Wine for November Club Members...
The season is upon us…sharing is caring and we want to share with you a special treat for our November Wine of the Month club members: 3 fun wines to help kick the Holiday Season off on the right foot!!
NV Comte de Bailly Cuvée Rosé Brut
Recently reviewed a perfect 3 stars out of three from the Underground Wine Journal, this is definitely our HOLIDAY SUPER VALUE sparkler!! It actually is made in the Champagne region of France but is not Mèthode Champenois. Done in the Charmant process (tank fermented) this is no less a beautiful sparkler that will tickle everyone’s palate as the perfect primer for the holidays! And it’s made from 100% Tempranillo fruit…yes, the classic Spanish grape! In the glass, this sparkler is a beautiful rosé color, elegant fruit flavors of pretty strawberry & floral aromas. The mouth feel is soft but generous with red fruits, but this is a Brut, so it is crisp in the finish!
2011 Julien Fouet Saumur
Our next stop for this month’s wine members is the Loire Valley of France, and we present to you the Julien Fouet “Saumur” Chenin Blanc! Saumur is an appellation that is almost smack dab in the middle of the Loire Valley, between the western city of Nantes and it’s slightly northeastern end of Orléans. The wine in your glass will show clear golden/green hues, while aromas of melons, pit fruits, and wet stone come forth as you swirl this wine. In the mouth the wine has a refreshing attitude (yes, I said “attitude”) that makes you THINK about the drink!! The finish of bright acidity makes this a perfect match with any shellfish dishes, or some great cheeses!!
2012 Vina Ijalba “Livor” Tempranillo
The final stop this month is to Spain, as we revisit the Tempranillo varietal. The Ijalba family owns a substantial property in the Rioja region (northeast of Madrid, Spain) and we present to you their “Livor” tinto vino! This is simply a delicious and GULPABLE bottle of red wine, perfect for a Sunday afternoon feast with friends. Juicy red raspberry fruit jumps out of the glass, with hints of vanilla, black pepper, and a touch of crushed herbs. Soft tannins in the finish only add to the pleasure of making this a regular wine to have for any occasion!
Wine of the month members receive....
Two wonderful selections with winery notes shipped out monthly.
W.O.M. two bottle sets
cost $49.95 + shipping.
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our hundreds of dynamite choices...
no end of the bin or close out wines
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worthy of being in the mostdiscriminating of cellars, YOURS!!
Past Events of 2013
32nd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
June 7-9th 2013
A collaboration of Kapalua Resort partners creating a new spin on the longest running food and wine event in the USA and showcasing why we are “Lucky Live Hawai'i!” This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui and here at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort.
Join our Big Cheese back in his home state of Hawai'i for a FABULOUS...
Cheese and Sparkling Wine Lecture
Friday June 7th 2013
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