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La garagista | Ci Confonde | Petillant Naturel | White Sparkling Wine of Vermont | $33.99

La garagista | Ci Confonde | Petillant Naturel | White Sparkling Wine of Vermont | $33.99 – 1 per person, per day 🙂

Art of the vine… passion of the heart… delight of the senses…  La garagista wines continue to delight us and our friends every time we are blessed with them.

We are jubilant with the latest La garagist vin to grace our shelves – Ci Confonde.  This sparkling gem will only be around for a short time, so get yours while you can!

From the bottle:

 (Chi•con•fond•ay) It confounds us.  Surprises.  Dumbfounds.  Slays.  Bedazzles.  Staggers.  Shakes.  We’re feeling a bit bedazzled by petillant naturel, an old-style first fermentation in bottle.  Our Ci Confonde White is bottles shortly after harvest, and left to finish its frothy alchemy under the cap, creating a fine bead of pearly effervescence.  Hand-harvested and unfiltered, this alpine sparkling hails from our vineyards in the northern climate of Vermont.

– Deidre Heekin & Caleb Barber

Read more at: http://www.lagaragista.com/

Teutonic Wine Jazz Odyssey | The Official Wine of the Winooski Jazz Festival

Jazz Odyssey | Teutonic Wine Company | Willamette Valley White Blend | $13.99

The Official Wine of the Winooski Jazz Festival –

The Winooski Jazz Festival is here which brings along aural delights… be sure to take care of your other senses with the official festival wine… Jazz Odyssey from Teutonic Wine Company!

 

 

From teutonicwines.com:

Jazz Odyssey White Wine |
Willamette Valley

Jazz Odyssey is a field blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay and from the Wasson Vineyard in the Willamette Valley. This zippy refreshing wine is semi-sweet, hits of carmelized green apple, peach nectar and honey comb with refreshing acid.

Experience the Jazz Odyssey and see where it takes you.

12% Alcohol by volume

About Teutonic Wine Company:

It all started in 2002 when Barnaby was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland’s southeast location. German wine importer Ewald Moseler, showed him 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region. Barnaby bought all 14 and started one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night he told his wife, Olga that he needed to learn how to make wines that are as expressive to terroir (expression of the place the grapes are grown) as these Rieslings.

Without a clue as to how to start or find investors for financial backing, we (Barnaby and Olga) started on a long journey into one of Oregon’s most difficult industries- the wine business. As our luck would have it, a friend of ours offered her fallow farm land in Alsea, Ore., to start a vineyard. So in 2005, along with a handful of good friends, we put 2000 vines into the ground, mostly Pinot Noir and some Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc. As we were learning how to manage the vineyard, Barnaby left his restaurant career and started as a rookie at a shared winery facility in Carlton.

Barnaby and Olga working the 2013 harvest.

We produced our first commercial vintage in 2008 which included our Estate Pinot Noir from the Alsea vineyard and Pinot Meunier made with fruit from a U-pick vineyard called Borgo Pass. From there, we increased our production by purchasing fruit from other vineyards around the Willamette Valley. We always look for colder sites, higher elevation and dry-farmed vines that are ideally 30 years or older. Today, Teutonic Wine Company produces roughly 6,000 cases of wine per year, all varieties that are typical to the Germany’s Mosel region. These include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chasselas, Gewürztramer, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Rosé and a variety of white blends. All the wines we make, with the exception of one blend, are single vineyard wines.


Because we love the wines from the Mosel Valley so much, we began traveling there every summer and met some local producers who make superb Rieslings. Barnaby, being tenacious as he is, asked many questions and was able to learn and emulate many of their techniques for making Riesling. Even though Oregon’s soil type(s) is nothing close to ones in the Mosel Valley, our wines are similar in style. When we pour our wines for our German winemaker friends, they nod their heads and smile. That right there tells us we’re doing something right!

We have a small but dedicated team at Teutonic. Alex Neely (green shirt) is our Assistant Winemaker who not only helps in the cellar, but also works the vineyards and the tasting room several days a week. Gus Wahlstrom (far right) has been with us for more than four years. He started out doing the over-night shift during harvest, pressing off one load of fruit after the other. Now he also works in the tasting room, winery and in the vineyards on a regular basis.

 

Harlots & Ruffians | La Gargagista

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Behold, another gem from La gargista Farm & Winery has arrived – Harlots & Ruffians!

La Garagista | Harlots & Ruffians | $33.99 | 750ml | 1 per person, per day

 

Click below to read about other La Garagista wine

La Garagista Wine | Vermont Rouge | Loups Garoux

 

Harlots & Ruffians bottle talk:

Harlots and Ruffians is a white wine field blend from our vineyard in an open meadow replete with Queen’s Anne’s Lace and red clover.

The name is inspired by a medieval recipe that we like to cook in the winter called an Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians, created by a German chef for an Italian pope in the 1400’s, a cook who shaped recipes for both harlots and prices.

Likewise, we believe this wine is suitable for both ascetics and debauchees, but rest assured it can be enjoyed without risk of moral corruption.

Hand harvested and unfiltered, this wine speaks of our alpine vineyards here in the valleys and hills of Vermont.

– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber 

Julius Treis | Winemaker Tasting | Friday, May 20th, 4-6p – FREE Bottle Signing & Samples

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Wappen_Treis_WeinIt is not everyday you get to meet, hang out with, and sample wine with a worldclass winemaker so take advantage of a very special evening at the Beverage Warehouse!

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Join us Friday, May 20th, from 4-6p for FREE bottle signing  & samples with Tobias, Julius Treis winemaker extraordinaire.

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Julius Treis wines exude spring.  Especially Riesling wine.  Riesling gives you light floralness with a touch of sweetnessDornfelder (you gotta come in and try it!) is soft, rich, red wine with a not-overbearing structure, perfect for warm days and cool nights.

 

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We are muchly looking forward to this tasting, we hope to see you enjoying wine and chatting with an acclaimed European winemaker!

Wine Tasting Menu:

  • Dornfelder Trocken ’14 (RED)

  • Riesling Trocken ’13

  • Riesling Feinherb ’14

  • Riesling Spatlese ‘Alte Reben’ Trocken ’12

  • Riesling Spatlese ‘Mullay Hofberg’ Feinherb ’12/’13

From julius-treis.de:

JuliusTreis-02~ The Vineyards ~

Our vineyards are about 90% in steep and Steilstlagen. We manage our vineyards in harmony with nature and are you still defenseless. Year after year, we are bursting to unpredictable weather to harvest ripe and healthy grapes. By selektionierte Hand picking in several reading passages we harvest the grapes in ideal ripeness.

The Mullay-Hofberg is our leading position in the every year our best wines grow. Innumerable small terraces and dry-stone walls; a steep slope with about 150m height difference; ungrafted, over 50 years old vines; the orientation to South south-east; the blue slate floor.

All together it makes the editing process Knochenjob which would be impossible without idealism and striving for highest qualities.

MĂĽller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir are cultivated on slopes and complement our Riesling selection.

 

JuliusTreis-03~ The History ~

The winery Julius Treis is in Reil on the Moselle and looks back on a long tradition of wine. Since 1684 our family is connected to the viticulture. Each generation loved and
lived viticulture. Today Tobias Treis continues the tradition.

This 5-hectare vineyard has mainly devoted to Riesling. This is grown in the steep and Steilstlagen. The management here is carried out exclusively by hand. A small part of the vineyards in the slopes is additionally fitted with Pinot Blanc, MĂĽller-Thurgau, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir.

 

JuliusTreis-04~ Tobias & Andrea ~

Tobias –

Since 2008 Tobias Treis gives the wine its own handwriting. The Studied Dipl. Ing. For oenology continues the high quality struts and the family tradition and supplemented it with new knowledge, passion, idealism and innovative ideas.

Andrea –

Andrea works as a biological-technical assistant in a winery in the wine laboratory. As former Mosel wine queen (2011-2012) Andrea represented the Mosel Riesling in the world. In her spare time she is Tobias, since 2011, laid aside organizes events and remains an enthusiastic ambassador for the Mosel wine.

 

JuliusTreis-05~ Tradition ~

The generations collected knowledge of terroir, peculiarities of vineyards and legendary stories are our little treasures. They are preserved and passed down from generation to generation. This wealth of experience and intuition can be found in our wines again.
So you can taste the origins and fine vintage differences.

Maintaining tradition does not keep ashes but keep embers glowing on.

JuliusTreis-06~ Generations ~

Irma and Theo Treis led together over 40 years the fortunes of the estate. Theo Treis is Tobias Treis advice. He leads the treasury of the estate, in the mature many liquid treasures from more than 6 decades. Irma Treis supervised and cared passionately our holiday guests, Rebstock sponsors and guests in Schöppchengarten.

 

Underwood Wine Cans | Union Wine Co. | Pinot Noir | Pinot Gris | Rose

underwood-wine-canCanned wine?  Oh hell yeah!

Perfect for any place that doesn’t allow glass and highly portable, Underwood Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris wine cans have been a huge hit for the past year – we’re stoked to announce the arrival of RosĂ© cans!

 

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Underwood RosĂ© wine cans are a one time shot to us this year so what we have in stock, is all we’ll get so test drive one and if you like it, stock up!

 

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Union Wine Co. Underwood Wine Cans | All types $5.99 / 375ml

 

2015 UNDERWOOD ROSÉ WINE –
12% ABV | Oregon

Straight from the RosĂ© City! Drinkable, unpretentious and travel-ready, this is the perfect wine for action lounging, such as poolside shindigs, outdoor music festivals, backyard BBQ’s with friends or anywhere that calls for serious lounging. It’s set to become your favorite spring and summer staple.

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, watermelon, and peach

UNDERWOOD PINOT NOIR –
13% ABV | Oregon

This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week.

Tasting Notes: Cherry, blackberry and cola

87 Points & Best Buy
Underwood is fast-becoming one of Oregon’s best values in Pinot Noir. Light and pretty raspberry fruit gains mass and flavor interest with well-integrated veins of stem and earth. It’s nicely balanced and true to variety.  – Wine Enthusiast

UNDERWOOD PINOT GRIS –
13% ABV | Oregon

As do its Pinot Noir and Rosé counterparts, the Underwood Pinot Gris speaks of a journey across Oregon. Sourcing fruit from vineyards spanning the peaks and valleys of the state, this wine is the perfect everyday refresher, making us nostalgic for our long-awaited Oregon summer backyard BBQs.

Tasting Notes: Lemon, apple and pear

Eric Chavalier Chardonnay

Joy abounds whenever a Kermit Lynch pre-order of wine arrives at the Bevie!

chevalier-chardonnayEric Chavalier Chardonnay is a gorgeous expression of French Chardonnay – not too oaky or too sweet, it is a Chardonnay for non-Chardonnay drinkers and Chardonnay lovers alike.

This Chardonnay exudes spring with a little bit of floralness and a touch of creaminess.  Drink by itself or with basil pesto pasta, fresh cheese, or lemon chicken… this well rounded and delicious French white is one of the best white wines you can buy for under $20.

Chevalier Chardonnay is NOT a regular stock item, we can only get a couple times a year so toss an extra bottle in the fridge and delight yourself and your guests with this classic French vin the next time you need a white wine!

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Eric Chavalier Chardonnay – $13.99 sale!

From kermitlynch.com:

GENERAL INFORMATION –

  • Country:  France
  • Region:  Loire
  • Appellation(s):  Vin de Pays du Val de Loire, Muscadet CĂ´tes de Grand Lieu
  • Producer:  Éric Chevalier
  • Founded:  Four generations old
  • Annual Production:  22,000 cases
  • Farming:  Lutte RaisonnĂ©e

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION –

  • Grapes are slowly and gently crushed by pneumatic press
  • Juice is transferred underground into glass-lined cuves
  • Natural fermentation by indigenous yeasts
  • Wines age on the lees for 8-10 months, and lees are stirred regularly
  • Wines are never racked or filtered

Éric Chevalier –

kermit-lynch Éric Chevalier is a rising star in the Nantais of the Loire Valley. For ten years, he sourced fruit for a large négociant in the Touraine.  In 2005, he decided to return to his hometown of Saint-Philbert de Grandlieu, just southwest of Nantes, and ended up taking over the family domaine, Domaine de l’Aujardière, the next year. His father, a talented vigneron who did not bottle much of his wines and was well-known as a high-quality source of bulk wine, had stopped working the vineyards and the vines were either going to have to be pulled up and replanted, or sold.  Éric was anything but enthusiastic. Little by little his passion grew, and today he is proud to be the fourth generation to farm the domaine. He is also proud to be bottling more and more of the family’s production himself. Éric sustainably farms twenty-five hectares of vines, producing wines of great character and finesse. He found his future in his family’s past.

The Nantais is a maritime climate, and the vineyards are not far from the Atlantic Ocean. Consequently, there is an interesting variety of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, as this area once was ocean floor. Of the twenty-five hectares he farms, a large percentage of his production is dedicated to the production of Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu, mostly from old vines in the superb lieu-dit of La Butte). The soils here are comprised primarily of serpentinite and quartz, with the exception of his ancient granite parcel known as La Noë. The other half of his crop (Chardonnay, Fié Gris, and Pinot Noir, among others) goes towards the production of Vin de Pays du Val du Loire, and the soils are rich in granite, sand, and silt. Of these “country” wines, the most notable is Éric’s Fié Gris. This grape, pulled out of vineyards for many years to be replaced with the more profitable Sauvignon Blanc, is indigenous to the Loire. Also known as Sauvignon Rose or Sauvignon Gris, Éric’s vines are one of the few remaining strongholds of this elegant and luscious varietal. It makes an impression, with almost an Alsatian exoticism.