Thursday, June 10, 2010

Perfect Pairings, Portfolio Pours and Pie.

I fibbed. There is no pie.

We are continuing our "Perfect Pairing" special through June. Today, and every Thursday in June at our Broadway location when you buy cheese and wine (or beer) together on one receipt you will get 10% off your total purchase.

This coming Saturday at our Lake Street location we are hosting our quarterly portfolio wine tasting. This quarter we're focusing on summer and picnic wines. $5 gets you entry into the tasting where you will have the chance to sip on 16 different wines. White, rose, red and sparklers are all going to be in attendance. Any purchase you make that night will not only get you 15% off, but your entrance fee is applied as a credit on your purchase. It's a wine-win!

Our pairing this weekend all about celebrating summer. For the cheese we're going to Ann Arbor and the fantastic Zingerman's Creamery for Detroit Street Brick. This ACS award-winning, soft-ripened goat cheese is studded throughout with crushed green peppercorns which add a delicate spice to the lemony, goaty goodness.

It can be tricky to pair wine with flavored cheeses but never fear, Jamie's got the answer. Go pink! Domaine de Figueirasse "Gris de "Gris" is a fantastic rose new to our shelves. Made from three different varieties of Grenache this wine from the south of France is a "must have" for your dinner table or picnic. The aromas of wild strawberries, cherries, rose petals and minerality make this a great goat cheese companion.