Friday Tasting - Vinifera Imports and Specialty Brews

Friday, December 14, 2018

Time: 05:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Every weekend we have free tastings that give you a chance to explore the wide word of wines! 

Each Friday we try to start your weekend off with a sampling of fine wines and beers that will allow you to relax into your "days off" with a positive note. Always a gathering of friends and neighbors and good conversation.

Come in this weekend and visit with us!


The Wines!!

Sant'Elena Pinot Grigio $17.99
What sets this Pinot Grigio Klodic apart form most traditional Pinot Grigios is its vibrant color and structure.
Situated in Gradisca d’Isonzo, the estate of Sant'Elena was established by the Klodic, a dignified and powerful family of the region, in the late nineteenth century.

Contesa Pecorino D'Abruzzo DOC $18.99
Ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won among wines from this region: the International Wine Challenge awarded the 2013 vintage Bronze and the Decanter World Wine Awards awarded Bronze.Only two critics have rated this wine in the 90's.
A top-class example of an increasingly fashionable Italian grape variety. Full, crisp and dry with a bouquet of flowers and pleasing aftertaste of ripe fruit.

Contesa Montepulciano D'Abruzzo $19.99
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is an Italian red wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy. It should not be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Tuscan wine made from Sangiovese and other grapes.
This wine is smooth and easy to drink and pairs well with tomato based sauces and pizza.

Dante Rivetti Barbera D'Alba $19.99
Barbera, planted alongside Nebbiolo in the surrounding hills, and referred to as Barbera d’Alba, takes on a more powerful and concentrated personality compared to its counterparts in Asti. Dolcetto is ubiquitous here and, known as Dolcetto d'Alba, can be found casually served alongside antipasti on the tables of Alba’s cafes and wine bars. Ripe red fruit of berries, cherry and a touch of spice.

Cascina Chicco Valmaggiore Riserva $49.99
100% Nebbiolo. Very ageable.
Surprisingly deep colour for Nebbiolo. Peppery nose of sour cherry with a hint of orange. Full, almost dense fruit with soft drying tannins. Lots of concentration on the palate with rich and immediate aromas of violet and raspberry. Well structured with touches of spice and cacao on the finish.

Monte Faustino Amarone Della Valpolicella $89.99

92 points Wine Spectator; 92 points Vinous
This fantastic Amarone has an incredible concentration of black cherries on the nose. The palate is oppulent and full bodied with a velvety texture and notes of black fruits, bitter chocolate, walnuts and cinnamon. Silky tannins envelop the fruit and leaves an incredibly long, chocolatey finish.

The Beers!!
Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pils 6 pack $11.99
"Gold with slight chill haze white head and full lace. Mild citrus grass bready and honey aroma. Medium tropical fruit sweetness with grany bready malts and medium assertive spicy, herbal, bitter, dry finish. Light and lively and fine carbo. Very well balanced. Excellent example of a modern American take on the style. Excellent."

Collective Arts No. 7 IPA 4 pack $20.99

7.1% ABV
Southern Hemisphere IPA
Bright, New World hop characteristics of fresh crushed gooseberry and white grape.
An IPA that showcases the unique qualities of New Zealand hops.
Art: Jaen (infinity symbol)

Maine Beer Co. LUNCH 10 oz $8.99
"Nose is piney, lemon, orange zest, some subtle grapefruit notes, tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is round, carbonated, malty. Taste is bitter grassy, pine up front, fruity grapefruit, creamy orange notes on the end. Finish is fruity medium bitterness, balanced complexity. Lunch is a superbly balanced, expertly crafted IPA. Excellent."

D'Achouffe N'Ice Chouffe 4 pack $14.99
N’Ice CHOUFFE is a strong, brown beer that will warm you in the depths of winter. Spicy (thyme and curaçao) and tinged with hops, this is a very balanced beer. N’Ice CHOUFFE is an unfiltered beer which is refermented in the bottle and in barrels.

Maui Brewing Coconut Hiwa Porter 4 pack $12.99

ABV 6.0 IBU 30
A robust dark ale with hand-toasted coconut & hints of mocha.