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Fine Wine. No Attitude.

At Frankly Wines, we offer our version of the well-stocked wine closet: a well-edited selection of daily essentials, quirky finds, and higher end treasures for when you’re feeling flush.

You’ll also find wines and spirits from most major (and minor) regions of the world. We make sure every bottle represents great value – we spend as much time selecting the $10 bottles as the fancier stuff.

Browse our full selection or scroll down to see our featured wines, spirits, and Sampler Packs.

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Featured Wine: WINE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED: Beer-ish Wine


Camillo Donati Malvasia Frissante (Emilia Romagna, Italy):

donati - full.jpgThis wine comes off  like a crazy cross between cider, beer and cream soda. It’s considered a sparkling wine, but it’s more foamy than full on sparkling. And yes, we have to tell the truth and admit that it's just the wee-est bit funky. But pretty much everyone who tries this stuff likes it.  Not just likes it, but loves it. Even becomes ridiculously addicted to it. And it’s the perfect companion to salty snacks.  Admit it – you’re curious. So if you’re looking for an extra push to give it a try, just use the excuse you also need to have some beer on hand - and this can be a “sort of beer-like substitute.” And then just try not to like it.

Price: $21.99

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Featured Wine: THE (THIRD ANNUAL) CIVILIAN SERIES


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Time for the annual Frank/Ohio-family pilgrimage to Sandbridge Beach, about thirty minutes south of Virginia Beach. There’s nothing much (make that nothing, period) to do here except go to the beach, make a few meals, and drink a few bottles of wine. (And of course, argue with Kids #1 through #3 about electronic time.)

This year, I’ve kept it simple: my parents are members of Alice Feiring’s Feiring Line Wine Society and are several months behind. So I just brought the bottles, along with a few other random selections. There are fewer of us along this year – but just as much wine. But I’m not one to let an unfinished bottle stop be from opening another bottle, so I am sure we’ll do just fine.

Sit back, relax, and if any of these bottles look intriguing… I might just know where you can buy them. (HINT: You can buy them from me!)

And... if you want to follow the full story, bottle by bottle, head over to the Frankly Wines blog: Frankly My Dear.

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Featured Wine: THE CIVILIAN SERIES: SUNDAY


Busy day with a few guests over and a major mission to swim, swim, swim. So wine wasn’t the day’s main focus (Such a thing happens often in the civilian world, I’m told.) But that didn’t prevent us from opening a bottle for a little lunch time sipping.  Today’s selection was a bottle from the Feiring Line Wine Society stash: Vincent Caille La Part Colibri Gros Plant 2013 (Nantais, Loire, France)

gros plant.jpgI was curious to see how this bottle went over. The grape is gros plant and it’s from the same general sub-region of the Loire as Muscadet. And if good Muscadet is considered the classic battery acid wine, then good gros plant is even more so – battery acid with a squeeze of lemon juice? OK, “battery acid” may not sound like a turn on. But racy, crisp and refreshing? Those are words that can sell wine.  But selling it to someone and having them like it are not always the same thing. And while I love high acid, minerally whites, they aren’t always a hit if you’re used to something a fuller and fruitier.)

But today, it worked: the beach, the heat, non-wine-related conversation. It went down just fine.

Y thought it was a Riesling –  and it did have a lean, crisp mineral/citrus edge that recalls a troken riesling (which means he liked it, because remember, he likes Riesling!). My dad asked if it was Champagne. And if you’ve ever had a bottle of good blanc de blanc at the end of a long day being toted around in a sales reps bag, it has that rain-water-over-rocks thing going on that reads as Champagne without the bubbles. Our friends liked it. And of course, I liked it.

It's got everything you could want in a simple, easy wine. It’s not exactly fruity, but the citrus and mineral notes are concentrated enough to balance the super racy acid. It’s not full-bodied at all, but it has a certain texture to it – a weightless plumpness that keeps it from being inconsequential.  Grown up lemonade? Water with a kick? Liquid laser beams? Sometimes simple is just perfect.

 And really, what more could you ask for $12.99?

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Featured Wine: THE CIVILIAN SERIES: MONDAY (Bottle #1)


Our lunch time bottle: I Vigneri Vinudilice Rose di Salvo Foti NV (2011).

foti.jpgIt was pink, sparkling… and didn’t last long. It’s a Sicilian thing: a blend of alicante (known in other parts as grenache) and a mish mash of other local grapes. Normally, the grapes in this bottle would make a non-bubbly pink wine, but for whatever reason, they didn’t get ripe enough in 2011 so the vigneron decided to go the sparkling route. Unlike Saturday’s muscat bubbly, this one is not a petnat. It’s made using the same method as Champagne: make a still wine (a relatively low in alcohol one), stick it in bottle, then kick off a complete second fermentation – which actually raises the alcohol level a bit… and of course, makes for the bubbles because the CO2 isn’t allowed to escape this time around.

That’s a lot of technical info for a wine that didn’t stick around for more than half an hour. Bubbly, with subtle fruit, a bit of a floral edge, and an undercurrent of firm, sneaky minerality (hello volcanic Mount Etna soil.) It was a fan favorite, which wasn’t a big surprise. Commentary was pretty straightforward – “I like this one.” “Can I have some more?” My mother’s note: “ I like it more than that first one we had.” Which would have been the muscat. Which I guess she didn’t like so much after all. Or at least not as much as she like this one. But she’s a sucker for pink bubbles. (Must run in the family.)

Price: $37.99

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Featured Wine: THE CIVILIAN SERIES: MONDAY (Bottle #2)


And… the evening bottle.

Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery Mourvedre Especial 2013
(Santa Barbara, California)

dirty with kid2.jpgThis one wasn’t part of the Feiring Line Wine Society – not enough made to offer it up. We got 12 bottles for the store – and I snagged one for the trip… because I can.

The wine was a hit. My mom: “It tastes like wine’s supposed to taste… unlike that first one” (That first one, for those keeping track, was the Los Pilares petnat muscat. Which even if it wasn’t a Frank family favorite, was clearly memorable.) It’s a comment that makes me laugh a little because I don’t think this wineis at all like most people expect from a California red wine. It’s light in color – an almost pale red – vs. a deep, extracted purple. And it’s cloudy due to the (on-purpose) lack of filtration. It’s got plenty of fruit… but not deep, lush, overly ripe fruit. More like tart cranberries, pomegranates, just-shy-of-ripe raspberries, and if you look for it, a blood orange note. Citrus? In a red wine? And just 12.4% abv, which for a California red… it’s practically non-alcoholic!

Dirty & Rowdy is part of a growing group of “new wave” California producers. There are young guns (OK, a lot of them are my age, so they’re not all that young) who aren’t following the typical formula of big, ripe, oaked-up cabernets and chardonnays. They’re going for quirkier grapes (mourvedre, semillon, trousseau, valdiguie to name a few) which have the advantage of costing less and in many cases, coming from older (in some cases very old) vine stock. And they’re picking earlier, going for a lighter, more elegant style, toning down the oak use, working with natural yeast, whole clusters, carbonic fermentations, minimizing SO2 and acid additions. It all makes for wines that are unique, lighter in color and alcohol, but extremely flavorful.

Are these wines typical?  Like wine is “supposed to taste?” Well, I think so. And apparently, so does my mom!

Click through to read about the Tuesday left overs

Price: $36.99

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Featured Wine: THE CIVILIAN SERIES: TUESDAY

The series generally starts to get a little sketchy at this point in the week. Yes, it’s only Tuesday, but beach brain sets in and the days … and the bottles… start to run together. So notes will be brief on this one – but don’t hold it against the wine!

lousas.jpgEnvinate Viña de Aldea “Lousas” 2012 (Ribera Sacra, Spain): From Alice's June selection. June was a fun month for the Feiring Line Wine Society and I brought in a few extra cases of two of the wines for the shop: the La Clarine Farm Rose 2013 and Bengoetxe Getariako Txakolina 2011, both of which I’ve been drinking as much as I can over the summer. But this one, the Envinate, we only got a few extra bottles which have been squirreled away until I had a chance to try one for myself, which I finally did on Tuesday evening. We paired it with a very nice, thinly sliced beef rib slathered in my friend Lori’s homemade New Rigel rib sauce. (New Rigel is a tiny town just outside my less tiny hometown of Tiffin. It's famous for it’s ribs, ribs, and ribs. And if you peaked at the menu - those prices are current and yes, decimals are all in the right places.)

Although the conversation was focused on the ribs, ribs, ribs, everyone liked the wine. The grape is Mencia and it’s grown on slate soil (Lousas is the local name for the slate soil in this part of Ribera Sacra.) It had more fruit than I was expecting – deep, dark, purple fruit, but it was balanced by an undercurrent of slate-y minerality.  And no.. that’s not just suggestive thinking – there was dark, grey earthiness that lurked beneath. I would be money that by day two, that earthiness would have broken through and become more overt. But I didn’t get to try it.. my mom turned it into sangria before I had a chance to stop her. (But it was very delicious sangria!)

Price: $28.99

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Fancy Pants Wine: BOOKS & BOOZE: A Pairing Series


corsican rose.jpgDavid, our Sunday man, is kicking off a series of booze and books pairings. In this case, the booze is a lovely summer rose that we snagged for your late summer enjoyment. Christophe Ferrandis’sC los Signadore Patrimonio Rosé “A Mandria”. It’s one of those sneaky complex wines we love – subtle fruit, easy to drink without giving much thought… but if you pay attention, you notice the limestone minerality coming through. And (assuming you read French, as well as drink it) you can pair it with Jérôme Ferrari's Le Sermon Sur la Chute de Rome, the seemingly simple tale of a Corsican bar that weaves a story that’s much deeper. Read the full post on Frankly My Dear, our store blog (yes, we’re still keeping a blog.)

Clos Signadore Patrimonio Rosé “A Mandria Price: $29.99

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Fancy Pants Wine: GET YOUR GANEVAT


Ganevat label.jpgYeah, yeah, yeah, we know. More Jura. What can we say... it's an obsession. Another Frankly Wines obsession. Enough of an obsession that I generally have good, reliable stock of several producers, but
Jean-François Ganevat isn't one of those producers. We get what we get, when we can. We're never quite sure when, or how much, but we're always happy when it arrives. Like this little somewhat unexpected drop of handful of bottles, from a vineyard in the Arbois that Jean-Francois took over from an older, retiring vigneron. I'm not going to write much because there's plenty already written. If you know the name, you're probably already checking out the selection. And if you don't? Do a quick bit of research and place your orders, because the handful of bottles left won't last long. And I have no idea when I'll get more!

Any questions, send them to christy@franklywines.com. To check out the selection, click here, enter GANEVAT in the producer/vintage/region box, and hit search.
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Spirits : The Spirit(ed) Club


NOW ACCEPTING MEMBERSHIP FOR AUGUST!

bartender - left.jpgMake your life a little boozier... we mean, um, brighter!

Starting in August, we’re launching our Spirit(ed) Club! In this inaugural month, $50 (that includes sales tax) ushers you into our wild world of booze.


Each month that follows, we’ll offer up 1 – 3 bottles of singular finds each month, ranging from $35 - $70. (It’ll average out to $50/month – we promise, we’ll do the math.) Serving ideas, cocktail recipes, and food pairings (yes, even with booze) will be included.

Top 5 Reasons to join:
1. Your wet bar could use an update.
2. (Re)discover spirits and their many variants.
3. Impress the local barkeep dropping newfound knowledge.
4. Whet your thirst, appetite, and mind.
5. You’re tired of your Dad’s dusty bottle of whiskey.

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Featured Wine: GET IT BEFORE IT'S GONE ROSE: The Benefits of Forgetfulness

We blew through a lot of rose this summer... and the summer's not even over. Some of our favorites sold out as early as June - like this one. Or so we thought! We managed to forget that we had an additional five cases we needed to order. So when our dear sales called to remind us, we did a little happy dance. So if you missed your chance on the first go around... it's BACK! (But not for long... and this time, it won't be back until 2015.)

gilbert.jpgDomaine Philippe Gilbert Menetou-Salon Rose 2013 (Loire, France): Menetou Salon - it's a very well-kept secret. Like roses from the Sancerre region, Mentou-Salon roses are made from pinot noir. Unlike Sancerre, you've never heard of the place, so it offers very good value. The best producers (and this is one of the best) make wines with a subtle complexity that comes from their underlying minerality. But for those who aren't concerned with complexity in their pink bottles, they are also lovely, elegant, and very drinkable.  We get a bit of Philippe Gilbert's wine every year, but it never seems to be enough so if you know you like this wine - or if you're intrigued grab it NOW before it's gone.... again. Because this time, it's really, truly not coming back before 2015.

Price: $23.99

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Frankly Wines Club: The Feiring Line Wine Society (a.k.a. A Wine Club)


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Photo credit: © James Robinson 2013

In my spare time (generally between the hours of midnight and 2AM) I do a little copy editing for Alice Feiring’s newsletter, The Feiring Line, which is devoted to ‘natural’ wines and the people who make them. In December, I convinced her to put together a long-discussed sampler pack of some of her favorites. It was a hit. Such a hit that she was convinced that a monthly Alice-picked wine club could be a success. So here it is, the introduction of the Feiring Line Wine Society. I’ll let her tell you all about it.... click here to learn more.

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Featured Wine: CHILLED RED ALERT!

 

moulin.jpgDomaine des Cotes de la Moliere Les Moulin a Vent 2011: Isabelle and Bruno Perraud make this Moulin a Vent and I love it. So much that I bought, oh, 25 cases. The only 25 cases in the country. So if you try it and like it, you’ll either need to visit the Perrauds in France, or visit me. (French winemakers may be charming, but I’m much more convenient!)  It’s one of those wines that shows best with a slight chill (it was the hit of our summertime “Chilled Reds” tasting – and can go for days without losing its tastiness.  Dark berry fruits, mulberry skins, a touch of dusky minerality and texture that manages to be a touch silky and crunchy all at once. (‘Crunchy??’  Yes, crunchy. Think of that snap of freshness when you bite into an apple. That’s crunchy. And it’s a very good thing.)  Pick one up one to try. Give it a good chill. And then come back from more!

Price: $24.99

 

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Featured Wine: IT'S SO PRETTY! (and it's also pretty delicious)


tricot.jpgLovely label.
Lovely wine.
Made by a lovely couple.

After early oenophilic training in Beaujolais and time with Morgon natural wines legend Marcel LaPierre, Vincent Tricot met and married Marie and the two went chasing pre-phylloxera vines, settling in Auvergene.. the new hotbed of non-interventionist wine-making. You can taste the result of their 12 years of discovery in terroir, technique, talent and cellaring in each bottle.

Wait… non-interventionist wine-making? Natural wine? We won’t go into too much detail, but these are wines made with as little mucking around as possible. No added enzymes, flavored yeasts, wood chips, Megapurple, etc. etc. etc. Wines that are made as wine… not as “product.”  (Intrigued? Terrified? Subscribe to Alice Feiring’s newsletter and learn more.)

Anyway, back to the wine at hand:

Vincent Tricot "Les Petites Fleurs" NV (Loire Valley, France): $22.99 

The fruit is bursting with juicy, classic gamay notes - red cherry, a touch of black cherry skins and the slightest boysenberry lacing the glass. That bonanza is augmented by an undercurrent of soft, soft tannins and distance hillside brambles that hint at Tricot's care given to "letting the terroir speak through the vine." Great as summer barbecue drinking or savored as an evening's focus.

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Fancy Pants Wine: WHAT I'M DRINKING THIS WEEKEND


anna - long.jpgWhen picking out wine for customers, I’m often asked, “what do you like?” And I’m always reluctant to answer, because it’s not about ME… it’s about YOU! But I have a girls weekend and a family vacation coming up soon, so I’ve needed to put a little thought into what I’m going to be packing. And this wine is that.

I came across this wine while I was in London a few months ago. I was wrapping up dinner with college friends at the natural-ish wine bar Remedy, when on the way out, I noticed a gorgeous electric ruby bottle of wine sitting on someone’s table. I couldn’t resist popping over and asking what it was. And what it was, was the Vino di Anna Palmento Vino Rosso 2012 from the slopes of Mount Etna on Sicily. Deeper than a rose. Lighter than a regular red. I stopped short of pouring myself a glass (it’s one thing to ask strangers what they’re drinking, it’s another thing to help them drink it!) but I just knew it would be delicious. Somehow I tracked it down to US shores where it would be imported by one of my favorite small distributors, Indie Wineries.  Fast forward to yesterday, when my rep brought me a taste of the just arrived wine. And it was awesome:

Made from the nerello mascalese grape (and maybe a couple other varieties in the mix), foot pressed in the old palmento on the grounds of their old winery, no SO2 added, juicy red fruits with a structure and savory note that elevate it beyond your usual pink stuff. Or light red stuff. Or whatever you want to call it. (I just call it delicious. Or really… I just call it EMPTY!)

Only 5 bottles available at the moment... because I'm drinking the rest.)

Price: $29.99

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Featured Wine: Vera Vinho Verde - A Very Good Value


Vera VV.jpgWe’re always on the hunt for cheap and cheerful selections. It’s easy to find great wine that we can get on the shelves at $25+. But something that hits under $10? That’s tasty? (That we can bonus, still make money on?) That’s the trick… and we spend way more time mulling over those wines than we do the “cool kid stuff.”  But when we find one, we grab as much as we can and pass it along to you. So we were very happy to find this one: Vera Vinho Verde 2011.

It’s regularly $8.99/bottle. But buy it by the case, and you can get 12 bottles for $80 (including sales tax.)

If we were an infomercial, we would throw in a free set of steak knives. But we’re not allowed to do that. Silly legalities.

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Featured Wine: The Well Edited Wine Club


$45.92 monthly (that’s $50 with sales tax)
Bonus: 10% off any 6 bottles; 15% off 12 bottles

Top 5 Reasons to join:

delivery truck - left.jpg1.) Your book club needs more interesting wine
2.) Discover wines you never knew you needed
3.) You want to learn? You need to drink!
4.) Fermented fruit of the month!
5.) You get thirsty. Your friends get thirsty.

What? You need more reasons? It’s $50 bucks a month, including sales tax, for two to four bottles selected by us.

Good stuff.
Fun stuff.
Stuff we really like… and hope you like too.

Do you really need any more reasons? (If you do, read our extra long explanation here.)

Details, details, details:
FREE in-store pick up and delivery below Canal  Street.
Elsewhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn: $10 a month. Beyond that: $15 a month.
Shipping fees will not appear in shopping cart. They will be added manually.

Subscription members billed monthly.
3 and 6-month pre-paid options also available (and are a great gift idea.)

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Sampler Packs: The $150 Sampler Case - SUMMER-IZED


Things are heating up! (Or, if you're a major fan of your air conditioner, they're cooling down.) But in either case, we've finally put together the summer edition of our $150 Sampler Case.  To, um, "summer-ize", it includes a range of wines you never knew you needed. We've upped the white and rose factor on this one, and tilted the reds to lighter, fresher styles perfect for rooftop drinking, porch pounding, or just camping out next to your favorite fan.

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You’ll get 12 bottles (4 reds, 5 whites, 2 roses, 1 sparkling) reflecting a variety of grapes, styles, and region. These wines will not be your usual suspects – so unless you’re an uber-wine-geek, you’ll likely discover something new. Tasting notes are included.

Price: $150….and that includes sales tax.

Please note - NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS APPLY TO THIS CASE. $137 is already a 20% discount off the full price of these bottles. Please also keep in mind, this is a set case. The only time we’ll make substitutions is if something is out of stock and we need to swap in another wine.

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Sampler Packs: THE BOTTLES FINALLY ALLIGNED: The La Clarine Farm 3-PACK


LCF 3pk red.jpgThis rarely happens – that we have three different bottles of La Clarine Farm in stock at the same time. So we’ve decided to run with it and put together a La Clarine Farm 3-Pack. If you’re already a LCF fan, scroll on down to the pricing and the buy button. But for those who need a little background, here you go:

La Clarine Farm is not your typical California cult wine. It doesn’t have any big rating points. The wines aren’t models of super-concentrated, uber-velvety, extra ripe tannins (but they are definitely full of flavor, texture and life.) And these bottles sell for well below the usual Cali cult three figure prices. One thing these wines do have in common with the traditional California cult wines? They can be very difficult to get your hands on. The come into the shop in limited quantities and then fly out the door. But we’ve been lucky here at Frankly Wines – we’ve worked with these wines since they’ve been in the NYC market, so we get as much as anybody (not to say that we get as much as we want!)

Hank Beckmeyer and his wife Caro make these wines on their small farm located in the Sierra Foothills of California. Their vines share the land with goats and chickens and Hank works with as little intervention as possible, in the vineyard and the winery.  He makes a tiny bit of wine from his own Home vineyard and the rest, he sources from similarly minded vinegrowers in often-remote pockets of the hills. These are wines that taste of where they’re from – and are simply delicious.  And very well priced.

But enough background – on to the wines.

This 3-Pack includes:

La Clarine Farm Jambalaia Rouge 2012
La Clarine Farm Piedi Grandi 2012
La Clarine Farm Syrah Sumu Kaw Vineyard 2012

Price: $62 (combined price regularly $69.99)

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Spirits : Mahia Makes it Big!


016.JPGNahmias et Fils Mahia Fig and Aniseed Spirit (New York): Rock musicians crave the cover of Rolling Stone. The equivielent for the New York wine/food/booze person would be the Dining & Wine Section of the New York Times. We’ve been in its pages and it is a thrill! So we’re super excited to see Dorit and David Nahmias of Nahmias et Fils smiling out at us. We’ve had them in the shop to pour their really lovely Mahia fig brandy. This beautiful spirit has been distilled by Moroccan Jews for generations and the Nahmias family continues the tradition just up in Yonkers. We could tell you more… or you could just read what Alice wrote. And then come buy it here. 

 

P.S. It’s certified Kosher!

P.P.S. It's wonderfully refreshing with lemonade!

 

Price: $39.99

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Spirits : WE'VE GOT BOOZE!


liquor.jpgDistilled spirits. Liquor. Hard alcohol...Whatever you call it, we have it. At least a bit of it.

Given the size of the shop, it shouldn't be a huge surprise that our spirits selection is very, very well edited. But we've managed to sneak in some quirky cool finds, as well as the basics. This page isn't laid out quite as well as we would like, and we're still working on filling in descriptions, but until then, just think of it as a trip through a crazy-cool pharmacy stocked with beautiful bottles of lotions and potions. We bet you can find something crave-able.

Photo credit: Tripp under Creative Commons Attribution license

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Featured Wine: Liquid Sunshine Suggestion: Holly's Garden Pinot Noir


Neil Prentice Holly's Garden Pagan Pinot Noir 2011
(Whitlands, Victoria, Australia)

hollys.jpgIt’s time to re-think Australian wine. While there’s still plenty of big, jammy kangaroo-style juice available, there’s a lot of wine diversity over on the other side of the world. And good for us, more and more is making it over here. Like this sunny little bottle of Pinot Noir. It’s light, almost translucent, with just-shy-of-ripe fruit that plays wonderfully with the hint of thyme that you’ll find in many wines from this region. (It’s not actually thyme… it’s a hint of eucalyptus that may actually come from the leaves of the trees that surround the vineyard.) If you’re looking to be surprised by what Australia is doing these days, pick up a bottle. If you’re looking for a bright and fresh chillable red, pick up a bottle. Heck, just pick up a bottle!

Price: $24.99

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Fancy Pants Wine: THE UNICORN HAS LANDED: Chateau Musar Rose 2012


This exists.

musar rose.jpgAnd no, your eyes do not deceive you. This is an actual bottle of Chateau Musar rose.

It's not the Jeune, which we know and love as the deeply colored $20-ish cinsault-based rose. This is not that. This is it's own thing. A very rare creature...... dare I call it a unicorn?  I had heard of it, glimpsed images of it in the background of photos, perhaps seen it in dreams. But it wasn't until I actually visited the actual cellars of Chateau Musar - and had a very wonderful dinner with my traveling group at the home of the Hochar family, that I actually tasted it. And that was about three years ago, fresh of the plane, in the haze of jet lag... did I really taste it? Or did I just think I did?  Since then, I've asked about it, pleaded for some to make its way to the US market. And now it has..... the unicorn has landed.

Some technical details? It's the same base wine as the whites - made from the mystical old vines of obidah and merwah - with the addition of a bit of cinsault for color and a subtle berry note. It's gorgeously textured and subtly fruited. And given the extreme ageability of the both Musar reds and whites, it shouldn't be a surprise that this is a rose that can age as well. So don't be afraid to hide some away.

Price: $51.99

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Spirits : VODKA

titos.jpgTito's Handmade Vodka 1 Liter (80 Proof): Price: $25.99
(Austin, Texas, USA)

Compared favorably by those in Austin to Kettle One, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced there at Texas’ first and oldest (legal) distillery.
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