Friday, January 22, 2010

Wine Tasting and New Pairing

Today, Friday Jan. 22 from 4:30-6:30pm please join us at our location at the French Market for a free wine tasting. With the influx of so many new wines on our shelves during the past week we'd look forward to introducing you to some of the new additions. One of our new wines destined to be one of your favorites is a Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese blend from Mexico. Will we be pouring that one, or maybe a new French red? Stop by and find out.

This week our pairing is a well-loved but rarely seen Stateside cheese from England. Kirkham's Lancashire, hand-picked by our friends at Neal's Yard Dairy is the type of cheese locals call a "buttery crumble". It takes three days of curds to create the lemon and yogurt flavors. When the cheesemaker is ready to make the cheese the curds from the first day's cheesemaking has a nicely soured flavor profile which helps define the finished product. Crumbly, rich and creamy this is a great recent addition to our case, and to your next cheese plate.

Love espresso with a twist of lemon? That's the thinking behind our wine component of the pairing. 2005 Claymore Wines Shiraz and Viognier blend "Walk on the Wild Side" from Australia. Leather, spice with rich coffee notes, this is an exceptionally good Shiraz with a big full body.

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