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For more information on the amazing beers we have stocked up for the tournament, visit the Craft Beer Page

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

HOPSLAM!

Sorry we’ve been out of touch on the blog for the last few days – we’ve been working hard to score this: One last case of Bell’s Hopslam beer!

“A biting, bitter, tongue bruiser or an ale.”  Bell’s uses six different hop varieties and Simcoe dry hops to create this limited-release ale. The hops are selected because they contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes and when Bell’s adds honey the beer becomes a generous malt and a solid dollop of honey provides just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

We’re offering 2 per customer because we want everyone who would like to try this remarkable beer to have the chance to score some!

Kristin & Chris

PS – French wine tasting from 5 -7 PM on Saturday!

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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