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Italian Wine Club: January 2019

Italian Wine Club ~ La Dolce Vite
January 2019

Rosé of the Month Club: January 2019

Variations on Pinot Noir Rosé

When you think rosé, most people think of the classic Provence style wines, which are usually made with Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. However, Pinot Noir ...

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Beer of the Month Club: January 2019

Brewed & bottled by Founders Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Michigan
KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) & CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

Happy New Year’s fellow beer afici...

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Wine of the Month: January 2019

Happy New Year! We start the year with two selections from islands I have never, until now, been very familiar with. Both Santorini and Sicily have long histories of grape cultivation, but many ...

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American Whiskey Club: Q4 2018

PlumpJack Single Barrel Selection | Barrel Belle Madeira Cask #4735
Distilled by MGP & Bottled by Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, Nashville, TN
Aged 10 yea...

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Rosé of the Month: December 2018

December 2018 –Sparkling Rose for your Holiday


2016 Mont Marcal Vinicola Cava Brut Rosado $15/btl or $180/case
The winery Mont Marçal V...

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Scotch Club: Q4 2018

Single Cask Nation Croftengea 10yr
Distilled at Loch Lomond Distillery, Alexandria, Scotland
Cask #196 | Aged in second fill Bourbon Hogshead
297 bottles | Bottled at 5...

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Wine of the Month: December 2018

The variety of grapes grown throughout the world is unbelievable, and the number of wines produced—too many to count. Our wine club gives us an opportunity t...

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Italian Wine Club: December 2018

Italian Wine Club ~ La Dolce Vite
Veneto | December 2018

 

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Beer of the Month: December 2018

Brewed & packaged by New World Ales – San Jose, CA
 
‘God...

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Champagne Club: December 2018

This is the month for celebrating! There is nothing more celebratory than a bottle of Champagne and when the bottle is a magnum the celebration is twice as fun.

Another reason to choose a...

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Italian Wine Club: November 2018

Italian Wine Club ~ La Dolce Vite
Puglia, November 2018

Puglia, Apulia for the Romans, the origin of which comes from the Latin word apluvia, means “without rain,...

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Gin Club: Q4 2018

Gray Whale Gin

Thankfully, Gin has shed its image as the degenerative scourge of 18th century England, and today has become a highly prized champion of the craft spirit revolution. Tris...

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Cocktail Club: October 2018

Boo! Happy Halloween Everyone!!! This month I thought it’d be sweet to make a syrup and puree for our cocktails. Got some special treats as well. First up because...

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Italian Wine Club: October 2018 Notes

Italian Wine Club ~ La Dolce Vite

Valle d’Aosta

October 2018

 

Tucked into the northwest corner lies the smallest I...

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Beer of the Month Club: October2018

Beer of the Month Club – October 2018

I officially welcome you into stout season… although I’ve been corrected by many of you that it is always stout season. I can’t be the only...

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Rosé of the Month: October 2018 Notes

It's October! Which means it's time to enjoy our Halloween Edition of our Rosé Club!

Channing Daughters 2017 Rosato Merlot Petillant Naturel                     $23/btl<...

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Champagne Club: October 2018

In this month’s club selection, we are offering two different interpretations on ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Champagnes. We have selected two 100% Chardonnay champagnes from different villages, different ...

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Wine of the Month: October 2018

The aroma of wine is a key component of the wine tasting experience. In wine tasting, the term aromatic refers to a wine which has had the time or natural ability to emit several aromas and perf...

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Red Rogues Q3 2018 Club Notes

Grenache, (also known as Grenache Noir, to distinguish it from its white counterpart Grenache Blanc) is the most widely planted grape in the southern Rhône Valley, and the second most ...

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Scotch Q3 2018 Club Notes

Glenscotia ‘Victoriana’

Distilled at Glen Scotia Distillery, Campbeltown, Scotland
Bottled at 51.5% ABV with out color or chill-filtration <...

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2018 American Whiskey Club: Q1

I remember my initial impression of Peerless Distilling. Immediately my mind flashed to the countless brands that we’ve seen created in the last five years in the whiskey world – some of them wi...

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2018 Red Rogues Club: Q1

Explore the Ribera del Duero

The Ribera del Duero lies both south and west of Rioja on a much higher elevated plateau, only two hours north of Madrid, in Castilla y Leon. The region spr...

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2018 Gin Club Notes: Q1

There has been a recent proliferation of California craft distillers either based in Napa or Sonoma wine country, or somehow tied to the wine industry. Examples of distillers in this category in...

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2018 Wine of the Month Club: February

There is a unique experience that happens when trying an unfamiliar wine for the first time. Cognitively, I search for clues to figure out what it is I am about to put in my mouth. I delve right...

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2018 Champagne Club: February

2011 Michel Gonet Brut Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

Winemakers for seven generations, the Gonet family establishe...

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2018 Wine of the Month Club: January

Influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean, and a combination of summer fog, warm days, and a long growing season, the Carneros wine region is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in N...

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2018 Beer of the Month: January

Happy January all! Hope you and I share the same New Year resolution in drinking less corporate beer and more craft beer! This month we are featuring one special bottle of b...

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