Friday, September 4, 2009

New Pairing

This week we're working blue. Blu di Bufala to be specific. Everyone knows that water buffalo milk makes a delicious mozzarella, but this week we've got a rare find!

New to our case is the Blu di Bufala from Bergamo, Italy (just east of Milan). Distinctive, and full-bodied, this cheese is a balance of sweetness and the tangy flavors that blue cheese always imparts. A big flavored semi-firm cheese with a pleasant lingering finish that appeals to die-hard blue cheese lovers, and even those who are new to the blues.

For libation we're going down under. From southern Australia we present another new addition to our wine shelves. 2005 Claymore Wines Shiraz "Walk on the Wild Side".

For lovers of Shiraz this is one of the best representation of the grape that Jan has found. Leather, spice and coffee notes are found in this wine. No need to sit on this bottle, it's drinking beautifully right now.

Just a reminder to you all that while we are closed on Monday for Labor Day, we will be opening our doors at the Loop store Saturday, September 5th at 6:30pm until 8:00pm for our free monthly wine tasting. This month's theme is "Harvest Reds". The season is changing as so are our wines. Come in and get a taste of the new finds.


1 comment:

  1. I look forward to pouring samples of Death's Door Spirits' vodka, white whisky and gin at the Loop location on Saturday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM. If you are not yet familiar with our company and the story of our brand, I invite you to read this feature which was recently published in edible Chicago:

    Jim Javenkoski
    Death's Door Spirits