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Complimentary Ferrari-Carano Wine Tasting Friday 9/28!

Founded in 1981, Ferrari-Carano, located in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley in Calfornia, is the dream and hard work of Don and Rhonda Carano. Decades later, this family-owned and operated winery continues to make remarkable wines, vintage after vintage.

Drop by the Beverage Warehouse this Friday, September 28, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and enjoy free tastes of wines in the fantastic Ferrari-Carano portfolio! Read on to check out more about the six wines that Cathy from Ferrari-Carano will feature this Friday.

Old vine Zinfandel at Ferrari-Carano
Old vine Zinfandel just starting to bud at one of Ferrari-Carano Estate’s vineyards

Ferrari-Carano’s many Italian wines honor the family’s spirit of Italy, their Italian heritage, and their philosophy of celebrating life. This tradition is carried on by a winemaking team that notably includes three female winemakers: Sarah Quider, Rebecca Deike, and Christy Ackerman.

Earlier this year, Jason and Kate from the Bevie visited Ferrari-Carano on their trip to Napa & Sonoma, and were treated to an incredible tour of the vineyard, winery and cellar…where the acoustics were fantastic!

Learn more about the Ferrari-Carano family, history and wine portfolio at www.ferrari-carano.com.

Jason and Kate enjoying a fabulous tour and tasting at Ferrari-Carano!
Jason and Kate enjoying a fabulous tour and tasting at Ferrari-Carano!

The famous boar at Ferrari-Carano's historic estate!

The famous boar at Ferrari-Carano’s historic estate in Sonoma County.

WINES AVAILABLE FOR SAMPLING AT THE BEVERAGE WAREHOUSE TASTING ON 9/27:

2017 Pinot Grigio
What’s the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Answer: nothing, it’s the same grape. In France it’s Pinot Gris and in Italy it’s Pinot Grigio. And Ferrari-Carano is Italian, so it’s Pinot Grigio the Ferrari-Carano label! Speaking of labels, this wine is one of the first wines to bear a new seal guaranteeing that it’s made from certified sustainable grapes grown in Sonoma County. This wine is created when you take grapes from the Ferrari-Carano vineyards right along the river in cool-climate Russian River Valley and ferment them only in stainless steel — a crisp, clean, refreshing, light-bodied wine with a lot of sass, and delicious with aromas and flavors of white peach, honeyed citrus, kiwi-lime, lychee, orange blossom, apricots and Meyer lemon. This Pinot Grigio’s concentrated aromas, flavors and refreshing acidity linger to the finish. Read more…

2017 Fume Blanc
One of the first two wines Ferrari‐Carano ever made over 35 years ago, this Fumé Blanc is comprised of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Sonoma County. This wine has delicious aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, lemongrass, lychee, peach, pear, honeydew melon, orange blossom, pineapple, guava and a touch of minerality. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth. Read more…

2016 Chardonnay
This Chardonnay delights with aromas of pear, white peach, orange blossom, vanilla, graham cracker and buttercream, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, cinnamon, apricot, quince and hazelnut. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish. Read more…

2014 Reserve Chardonnay
The grapes for this wine come primarily from Ferrari-Carano’s vineyard in Napa Valley Carneros. This wine entices with aromas of baked apple, white peach, cinnamon, butterscotch, hazelnut and marshmallow complemented by elegant, upfront flavors of pear, fig, orange blossom, creamy vanilla, graham cracker and caramel toast on the finish. The cool climate of Napa Valley Carneros and Russian River Valley impart their unique finesse to the wine, while the Alexander Valley component adds an intensely rich mouth-filling character. Read more…

2014 Pinot Noir
A beautifully-balanced, ample and refined wine made with grapes from three distinctly different Mendocino County Pinot Noir vineyards. With its velvety texture and bright acidity, this SF Chronicle 2018 Gold medal winner is a perfect representation of the land from which it comes. Aromas and notes of cherry, raspberry, cola, spice and a touch of toast fill the senses, followed by vibrant flavors of complex red fruits and pomegranate with spice notes of cinnamon, cardamom and anise. Warm toast notes of graham cracker and pie crust persist on the soft finish. A velvety texture and bright acidity distinguish this naturally-balanced wine. Read more…

2015 SIENA
Ferrari‐Carano’s Italian heritage is reflected in this 25th Anniversary SIENA, an easy‐sipping, Sangiovese‐based, red wine blend. SIENA has delicious aromas of raspberry jam, bacon, maple, leather and cardamom spice. Flavors of sweet plums and cherries are followed by graham cracker, with more plum on the finish. SIENA has supple tannins and a balanced mouthfeel with lively elegance and depth. Read more…

 

Eden Specialty Cider Tasting & Welcome to the Winooski Neighborhood Event | Friday, September 7th 4:00-6:00PM

 

Eden Specialty Cider Tasting & Welcome to the Winooski Neighborhood Event | Friday, September 7th 4-6PM

 

Our Vermont maker friends Eleanor & Albert Léger have been transforming Vermont apples into complex and enchanting elixir’s for years.

Join us Friday, September 7th from 4:00-6:00 PM as we host an event for them in which you can sample a variety of still apple cider, exquisite and effervescent craft cider, Orleans Bitters (a bartenders favorite!) and whatever else they happen to serve from their amazing portfolio.

 

 

Featured and hailed by the New York Times, Condé Nast, Imbibe Magazine, Rachel Ray, Boston Magazine, Food & Wine and many others, our friends enthral international critics with their graceful beverages.

 

 

Be sure to check out their new tasting room in downtown Winooski, only a 2 minute walk from us!  You can indulge in savory hand pies, cheese & charcuterie, skewers, and enjoy cider not available anywhere else.

 

Read more about the orchards, ciders, and the Eden team at: edenciders.com

 

 

Lagunitas IPA & Tart Ale Tasting PLUS Enter to Win Grand Point North Festival Tickets | Friday September 7th 3:30-6:30 PM

 

 

Lagunitas IPA & Tart Ale Tasting PLUS Enter to Win Grand Point North Festival Tickets | Friday September 7th 3:30-6:30 PM

Juicy IPA’s, tart ale’s, deceptively smooth double IPA’s, seasonal one-hitter series, darkness, one of the best triple IPA’s on the market… Lagunita’s does it all!

Get into the Bevie, try some luscious suds and buds and enter to win Grand Point North Festival Tickets featuring:

  • Grace Potter
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Jackson Browne
  • Ani DiFranco
  • The Magpie Salute
  • Caroline Rose
  • Dalringside
  • Mt. JJoy
  • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
  • … and many more!

 

 

Vermont Brewers Festival | The Great Annual Beer Cave Release

Vermont Brewers Festival 2018 is here!

 

*** BEER LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS BREWERIES DELIVER A FEW SUPER SPECIAL BREWS TO US LAST MINUTE… 🙂 ***

 

Our independent, Vermont family owned store is proud to not only have a huge stock of craveable beers from around the globe, but we have the best and largest selection of the fresh Vermont beers you’re looking for.

Whether you are on the hunt for small batch / obscure sours, a rainbow fresh VT hoppiness, or want to go the dark side… our mighty selection will quench any thirst!

We are delighted that the amazing time of the year is here when we delve into the depths of our beer cave, and unearth spectacular brews from the depths of our hoard to stun your senses – stay tuned, breweries are dropping off special beers on their way to the festival.

Yes, will we have an selection of Cantillon, Tilquin Geuze,
3 Fonteinen
, and other wonderful brews – we do encourage you to unleash your palate and explore exciting new craft beers from places Brazil, Estonia, Thailand, and others that you have never tried in addition to beers from our local Vermont and Québec friends.

We look forward to the opportunity to make your life more delicious this and every weekend – we don’t just sell great beer (and wine and spirits), we sell them with great heart.

Cheers!

– Jen, George, Todd, Jason, Kate, Dave, and the rest of the Beverage Warehouse Family

 

 

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*** Note: the BIGGEST RELEASE OF THE YEAR IS 10:00 AM SATURDAY, JULY 21st.  NOT Sunday ***

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(information below is subject to change due to distributor logistics and beer just selling out!)

 

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Release Schedule:

  • FRI 07/20 10:00 AM – Friday Highlights:  Vintage Stouts/Ales, Lawson’s (WHEN DELIVERY IS COMPLETE – We can’t sell beer we don’t have!)  Read  more below!
  • SAT 07/21 10:00 AM – BIGGEST RELEASE OF THE YEAR!  Details coming VERY soon!  You don’t want to miss out.
  • SUN 07/22 11:00 AM – Additional release of fresh Vermont beer to grab ‘n go!

 

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FRIDAY, JULY 20th Overview:

~ Friday Retail Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ~

  • Alchemist | Focal Banger – OODLES!
  • Alchemist | Heady Topper – LOTS!
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – VT Homebrew Year 4 Champion – One time brew of a super juicy VT/NE-IPA so collect these cans while you… ‘can’!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine – APLENTY!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7 – HEAPS!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Hopzilla Double IPA Bottles (Friday allocation sold out)
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Otter Creek | Double or Nothing Oaked Maple Barleywine – Growler bar only – our last keg and quite possibly the last one around!

10AM Friday Release:

  • Tilquin | Stout Rullquin ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Dogfish Head | Olde School | Barleywine | 2016 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Dogfish Head | World Wide Stout | 2016 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Founders | Backwoods Bastard | 2017 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Founders | KBS | Kentucky Breakfast Stout ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Founders | CBS | Canadian Breakfast Stout | 2017 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Goose Island | BCBS | Bourbon County Brand Stout | 2017 VIntage ( More on Sat 10 AM)

 

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SATURDAY JULY 21st Fresh VT Beer Release and THE GREAT ANNUAL BEER CAVE RELEASE: 10:00 AM

~ Saturday Retail Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ~

  • Alchemist | Focal Banger – OODLES!
  • Alchemist | Heady Topper – LOTS!
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – VT Homebrew Year 4 Champion – One time brew of a super juicy VT/NE-IPA so collect these cans while you… ‘can’!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine – APLENTY!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7 – HEAPS!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Hopzilla Double IPA

 

3 Fonteinen, Cantillon, Tilquin release at 10:00 AM, you may have:

One (1) bottle of Cantillon (very limited)
and
One (1) bottle of 3 Fonteinen or Tilquin

(some bottles will of course sell out faster than others and are of limited quantity – and taste!)

3 Fonteinen, Cantillon, Tilquin selection:

  • 3 Fonteinen | Oude Geuze | 2015 375ml
  • 3 Fonteinen | Oude Geuze | 2016 | 375ml
  • 3 Fonteinen | Oude Geuze | 2016/2017 | 375ml
  • 3 Fonteinen | Oude Kriek Geuze – Cherry 2015 | 375ml
  • 3 Fonteinen | Oude Kriek Geuze – Cherry 2016/2017 | 375ml
  • Cantillon | Classic Gueuze | 2015 | 375ml
  • Tilquin | Oude Geuze | 2015/2016 | 375ml
  • Tilquin | Oude Geuze | 2015/2016 | 750ml
  • Tilquin | Oude Geuze | 2016/2017 | 750ml
  • Tilquin | Quetsche – Plumb | 2016/2017 | 375ml
  • Tilquin | Stout Rullquin | 2014/2015 | 750ml
  • Tilquin | Stout Rullquin | 2016/2017 | 750ml
  • Tilquin | Stout Rullquin2 – Squared | 2012/2013 | 750ml

Fresh Vermont delights! 

  • Burlington Beer Co. | It’s Complicated Being a Wizard | Double IPA | 8% ABV
  • Burlington Beer Co. | Peasant King | Double IPA | 9% ABV
    Burlington Beer Co. | Strawberry Whale Cake | Strawberry Cream Ale
  • Burlington Beer Co. | You Can’t Get There From Here | Black Raspberry & Currant Gose | 4.5% ABV
  • Burlington Beer Co. | You Can’t Get There From Here | Strawberry Rhubarb Gose | 4.5% ABV
  • Fiddlehead | Rarefied Air | Hoppy Pale Ale | 5% ABV
  • Fiddlehead | Second Fiddle | Double IPA | 8.2% ABV
  • Foley | Pieces of 8 | Double VT IPA with 8 hop varieties | 8% ABV
  • Four Quarters | Paddle On | Brut IPA with Mosaic and Ella hops | 7% ABV
  • Four Quarters | Pickle Juice | Sour Ale with Cucumbers, Honeydew, and fresh Dill | 4.5%
  • Frost Beer Works | (something special is coming – to be updated)
  • Frost Beer Works | Lush | Double IPA | 8% ABV
  • Good Measure | (something special is coming – to be updated)
  • Good Measure | Social Club | American Pale Ale | 5.2% ABV
  • Green Empire | Side Business | IPA (with extra dankness) | 7% ABV
  • Hogback | Park Filling Station | Refreshing Kolsch | 5.1% ABV
  • Hogback | RW Shadrick Motor Sales | Lively Gose | 5.6% ABV
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – Year Four VT Homebrew Contest Champion | Mosaic, Citra, & Ekuanot hopped juicy VTIPA | 7.3% ABV
  • Upper Pass | First Drop | VT Pale Ale w/ Mosaic, Azacca, Centennial, & Citra Hops | 5.9% ABV
  • Zero Gravity | (something special is coming – to be updated)
  • Zero Gravity | Strawberry Moon | Sour Ale with Strawberries | 5.2% ABV

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 22nd Overview:

~ Sunday Retail Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ~

  • Alchemist | Focal Banger – EARLY BIRD GET’S THE FOCAL!
  • Alchemist | Heady Topper – AVAILABLE TILL IT’S NOT 🙂 !
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – VT Homebrew Year 4 Champion – One time brew of a super juicy VT/NE-IPA so collect these cans while you… ‘can’!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine – APLENTY!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7 – HEAPS!