Saturday Tasting - KW Selections, K&S Cakes, Double Premium Chocolatier

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Time: 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Every weekend we have free tastings of wine and beer that give you a chance to explore the wide world!
Come in this weekend and visit with us!

Saturday afternoon, a time for chores and yard work and running to do all the things that have waited all week! Take a break!

Come by the shop and sample new wines and microbrews that will be certain to bring a smile to your face.

Just relax with friends and neighbors.


  Your Passport to 
Austrian wine is immensely popular and a perennial 
favorite of sommeliers throughout the world. 
During this tasting, you will discover their wide diversity 
of styles, aromas, and terroirs.     www.kwselection.com

When buying Austrian wine in the U.S.,
we find an ally in Klaus Wittauer
"Reconsider Austrian Wine. It' s not at all sweet. It’s not all whites either and there’s more than grüner veltliner." Meet the sommelier, who distributes selected wines…
The man behind the label  KWSELECTION   is Klaus Wittauer, who founded the company in 2002. His "Fine Wines from Austria" are distributed mainly on the East Coast (from North Carolina to Maine),
in Georgia, in Colorado, as well as in Illinois, and will soon become available in Ohio.
The sommelier arrives for our conversation at the embassy in a black S.U.V. bearing a Virginia license plate stating "Wine - Art" and an "I Like Austria. At The Heart Of Europe" bumper sticker
(note: his American wife, Joanne, is an  artist ).
Austrian wine is best described with worlds like "unique" and "exceptional"                                   
 Wines with true character and personality
Behind these outstanding wines, of course, are Austria's talented and passionate winemakers. In recent years these enterprising wine entrepreneurs have cleverly combined traditional wine
making techniques with modern vinification methods.
"Absolute quality" is their motto, and absolute success                              has been the result
Another distinctive feature of Austrian wines is their diversity: white wines ranging from age-worthy; 
and sweet wines that reveal finesse as 
well as inner tension.                                                                          What they all have in common is that they undisputedly rank amongst the best in the world. And what experts all across the globe appreciate most about Austrian wines is that they can be so
deliciously paired with a wide variety of foods
 The Wines!!

 Steininger Grüner Veltliner Sekt  – Kamptal       
Perfectly balanced fruit with mouth filling bubbles, nutty citrus fruit, rich mid-palate and a long fresh finish. Not as toasty/yeasty as French Champagne but this wine has the complexity and balance of fine Champagne. 
Vinification: Traditional bottle fermentation.
Tegernseerhof Riesling Steinertal 2016 Smaragd 
 "A slight touch of flinty reduction accents this wine's fresh lemon zest notes, hinting at how very young it is. These qualities also pervade the taut, linear palate but have an earthier, textured edge. The finish recalls pure lemon zest and has a clean, lip-smacking finale." ANNE KREBIEHL MW WE 94 points
  Heinrich Hartl Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
This wine's heady Amarena cherry and violet aromas signal both ripeness and complexity. Subtle smoky oak frames the tender fruit and presents a rich but toned palate where every nuance is defined. Freshness runs like a fault line. Smoke, black cherry, violet and licorice notes take turns in dazzling the senses. This remains elegant in spite of the well-corseted power of the 2015 vintage.        ANNE KREBIEHL MW WE 94 points

Leo Hillinger HILLSide 2015 60% Syrah, 30% Zweigelt, 10% Merlot         organic                                   This wine has an explosive nose of plum, raspberry, sweet tobacco and vanilla. 
Big and full up-front with good spice, black pepper and a long pleasant lingering finish.
Will get 93pts in the March Wine Enthusiast

Steindorfer Blaufränkisch Reserve 2016       
45-year-old vines from the single vineyard, Römerstein, give this Blaufränkisch structure and complexity. Deep black berry fruit and soft tannins balance beautiful black pepper spices. The finish is very long, smooth and silky with some of the spice and fruit returning
Will get 94pts in the March Wine Enthusiast
  Anton Bauer Grüner Veltliner Eiswein 2013  (harvested in January of 2014)
Ice-wine is produced from grapes harvested and pressed while still frozen. The watery content of the grape will remain in the press as ice. The concentrated sugary grape juice flows out as 
“liquid gold”.

                       Austrian Winemaker of the Year 2017 

The Beers!!

Goose Island Sofie 4 pack $15.99
Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.

Solace Lucy Juicy Double IPA 4 pack $17.99

8.0% ABV
Fruity, dank, and resinous. Big DIPA brewed with El Dorado and Simcoe hops. 4 oz pour on draft at Solace. Mostly clear orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, malt. Mostly clear orange with off-white head. Medium body with a dry finish.

Lickinghole Creek  Twelfth Night Spiced Belgian Quad 22 oz. $13.99

9.5% ABV, 29 IBU
The twelfth night of the twelve days of Christmas is the official end of the winter holiday season and in Colonial Virginia many great raucous balls were held on this night. Twelfth Night Belgian Style Quad evokes the season with tasting notes of raisin, plum, prune & currents, which are beautifully combined with the additional spices of Orange Peel, Vanilla, Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice, Whole Clove, Star Anise, Nutmeg & Black Peppercorn. Authentic Belgian Candy Syrup contributes to the depth and lightens the body of this unique, winter-inspired ale.