What's Included In Our Monthly Club Selections...
Cheeses for January Club Members...
Similar to the Murcia al Vino, "Drunken Goat" is a Spanish pasteurized cheese washed in red wine (Monastrell, aka. Mouvedre). This cheese is made in Jumilla, Spain, and has a smooth, rich texture. The wine rubbed rind has a beautiful Burgundy red/purple hue, which is a perfect foil to the bright white center. Monastrell bestows upon the cheese a tangy flavor in the finish. This of course would pair nicely with any Spanish red wines (and there might be some whites that could handle it too!) but don’t be afraid to experiment!
Fromage D’Affinois with Truffles
A mild, elegant double crème from France, this cheese has just a hint of sweetness, making it the perfect after dinner treat to aide the digestion or as an appetizer with a bit of bubbly! To top it off, this soft ripening cheese has almost three times as much calcium as Brie. This D'Affinois has the pleasure of being blended with truffles to give it a clean earthy flavor without garlic characteristics. Possibly the best truffle cheese we have ever tasted, and a lot of our Chef friends agree!
Petit (or P’tit) Basque by Istara
Petit Basque is a beautiful small wheel (a little more than a pound each) made of sheep's milk from the French side of the Pyrénées Mountains. In this smaller format, the cheese will have a slightly drier texture, but the pate is still semi-soft. Petit Basque melts on your palate, but does not leave a herdy or gamey character. However, there is just enough lanolin notes and a classic salty tang on the finish to differentiate this cheese from a cow's milk alternative. Enjoy this cheese with medium to light bodied red wines or even some IPA-style beers!!
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 January Club Members...
2012 Domanine Morey-Coffinet Bourgogne Blanc
Brought in to the USA by Martine Saunier’s eponymous named wine company, Morey-Coffinet is one of our favorite Burgundy producers! We enjoyed this wine so much (why, ask our bookkeeper Lisa how much SHE likes this…or how many bottles she rang in the New Year with!!) that we bought the very last 5 cases the company had and are please to present this to you for our first WoM Club of 2014! Beautiful floral aromas mingle with green apple fruit on the palate. There are also both lemon blossom and mineral notes too, especially in the bright clean and LONG finish! This wine would be perfect for any salmon/halibut dish or sushi, but we also think this would stand up to a BLT or steak sandwich!
2009 Chateau Garrineau Bordeaux
After forty years in business, we have had the great pleasure of meeting many of the leading figures in the world of wine, and two such dignitaries are May-Britt & Denis Malbec. Denis, his father, and his grandfather have been the wine makers at famed first growth Bordeaux house: Chateau Latour (!!!!) from 1935 – 1999. Currently they are living in Napa and both make/consult on multiple wine projects. In addition to those multiple projects, they also represent an impressive selection of imported wines. It is our pleasure to bring you one of their tasty examples: 2009 Ch. Garrineau, which is a blend of 60% Merlot with 40% Cabernet. Made just south of the Saint-Emilion appellation on the east side of the Gironde river, this red Bordeaux is soft upon the entry, and goes wide on the palate showcasing warm red fruit (plum & baked cherry) with just the right amount of “terroir” & mineral nuances with touches of green pepper. Try this wine with a winter-time cassoulet dish or pair with this month’s cheese selections while relaxing by the fireside!
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!!
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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