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A Riesling

In 2008 Chris and I went to the Finger Lakes region in New York State for our honeymoon. We cruised the wine trail and had a fantastic time. Here I am, a new bride, standing next to the sign for Dr. Konstantin D. Frank & Son’s vineyard.

Dr. Franks (as the vineyard is known) sits along the Keuka Lake wine trail, near Hammondsport, NY. All of the vineyards surround the beautiful Finger Lakes and visiting the tasting rooms is so much fun.

Chris ordered this Salmon Run Riesling (2010) for me and we got a few extra bottles to sell in the shop. The steely acidic backbone and pear and apple flavors allow it to pair well with all kinds of food.

I hope you’ll like this wine as much as I do. It takes me back to a sweet time in my life!

Cheers!

Kristin & Chris

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

$8 Sale

 This Beaujolais Nouveau is a fun wine that is released around the time of the holidays. It’s a young wine that is fruity and light and best when chilled. We have a few bottles left: $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on our tasty sale table is this Cono Sur Syrah! This wine is full of blackberry and blackcurrant flavors and a hint of smoky spiciness. Try this wine with stew or a hearty pasta: $8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you soon!
Chris and Kristin

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Sweet Kiss!

Dear Romantics:

“Baci Dolci” – It means :”Sweet Kiss” and when paired with dark chocolate it equals a great Valentines Day!

This Frizzante wine is a divine treat (slightly sparkling and a little sweet) and we’ve paired it with our handcrafted Escazu pure dark chocolate bar (made in Raleigh). Your sweetheart will swoon at this combination! We only have a few left, so come on in to get your gift soon!

Wishing you a sweet day!

Kristin & Chris

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

In the News!

The local Lexington newspaper, The Dispatch, has published an article about the goings on here at the shop! Click Here to read the article. It’s a great article and the only thing we’d change is the spelling of my name: Kristin (not Kirstin). When you come into the shop, just ask for Chris / Kris – one of us will answer! : )

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Valentine’s Day is Around the Corner…

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’re getting ready to help you impress the one you love! Here’s this week’s first suggestion: Our Saint-Hilaire sparkling wine! This is France’s oldest sparkling wine brand, created by the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey Saint-Hilaire over 450 years ago (more than 100 years before champagne was created).

We’re also featuring Valentine gift bags to help make your gift even more special!

Later this week we’ll share a Valentine’s wine and chocolate pairing that’ll knock your socks off! We’re all about the love this week! : )

PS – Don’t forget that we’re kicking off our Thursday wine tasting with a taste of Italy! See you from 5 PM – 7 PM!

PPS – Watch the Dispatch for an article about Tastings tomorrow! We’re in the business section.

Kristin and Chris

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Super Beers for a Super Bowl

 UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

But don’t worry, we’ll get more! We’re so excited that you like this great beer too!

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and the beer room is stocked. I wanted to tell you about one of our favorite beers here in the shop, returning after a bit of an absence: Dixie Brewing’s Blackened Voodoo.

This slow brewed, deep lager is to die for! Five different malts were used to create its darkly rich and very malty flavor. Through extra aging time in their unique cypress tanks Dixie has created the deep color and bewitching character that makes this lager so special.

Whether you’re pulling for New York or for the Patriots, you’re bound to have a great beer experience with Blackened Voodoo. We can’t recommend it enough for the beer drinker who loves big, bold taste in a lager.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Uncategorized