Friday Tasting - New Beers and Greek Wines!!

Friday, September 09, 2022

Time: 04:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


CALL US AT 703-668-WINE(9463)

Come in this weekend and visit with us!

The Beers!!
Schlafly Oktoberfest 4 pack 16 oz. $9.99

 "Pours pale orange with a large yellowish white head. Smell hints of caramel and mild grainy lager flavor. Taste is malty, mild bread yeast, hints of earthy hops. Medium bodied, smooth texture, fizzy mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Oktoberfest finishes with a touch of bitterness."

Collective Arts No. 21, 4 pack 16 oz. $19.99
ABV: 5.9%
IPA No. 21 is a twist of our super popular milkshake IPAs!
We brewed this IPA with loads of juicy mango and guava, complemented with tropical hops and finished with lactose sugar and vanilla, to give that truly memorable sweet milkshake experience. 

Bells Cherry Stout, 6 pack 12 oz. $20.99
ABV: 7.0%
This unique ale begins its life as a powerful and richly sweet stout to which Michigan tart cherries are added. The resulting black brew is complex, sweet and tart with a distinct cherry finish. It will improve with cellaring. 

The Wines!!
Amy Evans, Dionysos Imports.

Theodorakakos Lakonia Lykovouno, Organic $12.99
Blond-yellow color with soft golden yellow shades, intense and compound flavors conveying fine aromas of mature apple, melon and mango, combined with aromas of roasted almond, vanilla, honey and biscuit. 
Full body, fatty in an elegant way, with a special minerality.  
Aromatic aftertaste that lasts.

Foundi Naoussa, Lady of Naoussa $19.99
A really well structured wine, with one year in the barrel, medium body, and long finish. A perfect traditional style of Xinomavro from Naoussa.

Dry Red Wine – PDO Naoussa
Produced from selected vineyards of the Ramnista area, in the heart of the Naoussa appellation zone by the viticulturist Nikos Foundis, cultivated solely with Xinomavro grape varietal, an exquisite variety of Central Macedonia.
Its rich tannins are well-rounded by aging in French oak barrels for one year, imparting to the palate a slight hint of wood, which adds to the natural noble bouquet of Xinomavro. A typical ‘vin de garde’, full of local character.

Special characteristics: Intense red colour. Red fruit aromas with coffee and cocoa notes.
Full mouth feel with a good tannic structure, rich body and an elegant aftertaste. A wine with aging potential. Serving suggestions: Roasted meats, meats with spicy sauces and Naoussa’s traditional savory pies.

Lafazanis Peloponnese Agiorgitko $15.99
Delightful PGI Agiorgitiko, from vineyards within Nemea and Corinthia.
Bright red color with purple reflections, inviting aromas of red fruits –cherries and plums, with black pepper notes.
Good body with soft and round tannins and an exceptional finish.
This is a great picnic wine. Goes well with a very wide range of Greek cuisine dishes.
At its best when served at 16° C – 18° C.
Moderate Alcohol: 12.5%

Agiorgitko Meden Agan $22.99
100% Agiorgitiko
Aged 12 months in French Barriques 1/3 new
This review of the 2010 Meden Agan by Mark Squires writing for the Wine Advocate, perfectly captures the essence and timeless appeal of this boutique bottling by brother and sister team Kalis and Anthony Papantonis.

The 2010 Agiorgitiko Meden Agan ('meden agan' meaning 'nothing in excesss' in Greek, and old saying) was aged in French oak. This is a well-priced bottling that I’ve come to appreciate for its gentle, harmonious and well-balanced demeanor. It is just as its name says. There is a touch of cream from the oak, but that blows off quickly. It doesn’t have a lot of depth or intensity, but it has controlled acidity and tannins, and perfect integration of its parts. It also has notable aromatics that make it just a pleasure to smell. With tasty, red fruit nuances around the edges, it is completely charming, a fine, if understated example of why people say this is a grape that is impossible to dislike. (MS)

Manousakis Romeiko Nostos $18.99
Organically grown grapes. Bright, moderate to bright lemon-green color with slow and rich legs. Nose with high intensity. Unripe gooseberry, grassy notes, and some marzipan. Medium bodies and fresh mouth with intense flavor of white stone fruit. Long finish of citrus and grassy notes.
Food Pairing: Our Romeiko is best paired as an aperitif in the company of good friends, fresh salads, and raw seafood.