What's Included In Our Monthly Club Selections...
Cheeses for May Club Members...
“Schatz” literally means treasure, and is used as a term of endearment in German-speaking similar to ”Honey” or “Darling”. “Kräuter” is the word for herbs, so together you get a literal translation of “herbed treasure” (or maybe this was what our former Govenator would whisper into ladies ears, “…my spicy dahling…”)?! Kräuterschatz is a delicious 3-month raw cow’s milk cheese coated in fresh alpine herbs made in Austria. Grazing on fresh grass pastures adds to the herbal notes of Kräuterschatz. The edible rind is covered in lemon balm, oregano, savory, thyme, marjoram, parsley, chive and lovage, and this delectable combination of spices coupled with the creaminess of the cow’s milk creates a masterpiece of flavor in your mouth! Surely you’ll be saying, “I’ll be bach for more!”
Once again, the Sartori Family in Plymouth, Wisconsin have created another prize worthy cheese…Welcome Balsamic Bellavitano! The family takes their wonderful cow’s milk Bellavitano Gold as the base, then rub the outside with a few drops of balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. The balsamic coating imparts sweet, nutty, and fruity flavors which pair well with ripe fruit forward wines, and would make for a great twist to any sandwich!
One of the newer cheese companies for us is Valley Ford Cheese company from Valley Ford, CA (western Sonoma county). Their Highway One cheese is an ode to an Italian Fontina, and made from unpasteurized milk aged for at least 80 days. Semi-firm in texture, this cheese has tiny “eyes” throughout the pate, and the aromas are of an earthy wash rind, thing foraging for wild mushrooms on a drizzly afternoon. However, on the palate Highway One is both light and creamy, showing beautiful fruit and nut tones. This will definitely pair well with Syrah/Rhone-style wines, or our Wine of the Month selection ARGENTO Cabernet from Mendoza, Argentina!
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 May Club Members...
2010 Tondré Chardonnay “Grapefield Vineyard, SLH”
Situated on the lower part of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Tondré Grapefield vineyard has become quite famous for their grapes, selling to such noted wineries as Morgan, Joyce, Tantara, Wrath and Tudor just to mention a few. With this May’s offering we are bringing you their rendition of Chardonnay from the challenging, cool vintage Mother Nature provide winemakers in 2010. With a cool vintage, lower alcohol levels were achieved. But this Chard is still generous in size, ripe fruit flavors (pineapple/citrus) abound and the wine is opulent with buttery texture, and sweet toasted oakiness. Perfectly weighted (and with nice lemon crispness in the finish) to go with any Chicken or Seafood dish, we’d also recommend serving this wine with our Cheese of the Month selections too!
2009 Argento Cabernet Sauvignon “Mendoza”
May’s red offering comes to us from Argentina, and the famed Mendoza valley. Argento is a well respected producer that we have had the pleasure of bringing to you before (see May of 2009, we sent you their Malbec). This is a wonderful fruit forward Cab that has deep, concentrated flavors of cherries, red current, but a bit of weight like that of a ripe plum. A touch of spice & mint adds to the complexity, but this wine has a supple elegant and long finish. While very drinkable now, this wine could age gracefully for another 5+ years, and is such a tremendous value it may warrant purchase of several more bottles of for the cellar! Enjoy with any of your favorite meals, or sipping on while watching the sunset, or the moon rise!!
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.
Get two great selections each month from
our hundreds of dynamite choices...
no end of the bin or close out wines
like other clubs have...just AWESOME wines
worthy of being in the mostdiscriminating of cellars, YOURS!!
Upcoming 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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