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60 Days of Rosé | #03 Swick Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir | $19.99

Swick Wines Rose of Pinot Noir 2017

60 Days of Rosé | #03 | Swick Wines | Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir | $19.99

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we would like to introduce you to an intriguing rosé that will expand your palette and your mind, revealing layers that you may not have realized a rosé could have! Swick Wines’ Rosé of Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley is as natural as a wine can be, made with grapes that are gently hand-harvested and direct pressed into concrete eggs. It sings with zingy black cherry and raspberry, but finishes extra dry and sharp, with fresh clean acidity. Crack a bottle with a friend and a wedge of salty cheese, and ponder deep thoughts!

Joe Swick, owner and winemaker

In addition to snagging Joe’s rosé each year from our friends at Vermont Wine Merchants as soon as it comes in, we carry Swick Wines Malbec in our natural wine section year-round! A deep and brooding Washington Malbec, this wine displays a subtle nose, with elegant dark fruit emerging from its gentlemanly reserve.

Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk working at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from then until 2012 he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, and Italy. Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley. He works only with sustainable or organically farmed vineyards that are not irrigated, from cooler climate locations. Many of the wines have zero sulfur added.

Joe’s wines tend to showcase the “fruit” aspect in a very subtle way, instead being more focused on minerality, salinity and freshness. Tannins are direct and firm without being harsh. Since Joe works with cold sites, alcohols are lower and acids are quite a bit higher than most wines from Oregon/Washington. Read more about Joe Swick’s dedication to natural winemaking in Willamette Week and Edible Portland.


Total Production: 1,800 bottles

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Age of Vines: 20 years

Soil: Alluvial and Basalt

Yield: 2 tons per acre

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The grapes are direct pressed into concrete eggs where the wine ferments for about 8 months. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a small addition of sulfur.

Vermont Cider Week – Stowe Cider Tasting Friday 02/23

Stowe Cider Tasting FRI 02/23 3:30-6:30

Stowe Cider

Kick off Vermont Cider Week at the Beverage Warehouse on Friday February 23! Stowe Cider will be on hand to pour free samples of these new ciders, seasonal goodies and perennial favorites:

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | Marquette | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with red wine pomace.

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | La Crescent | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with white wine pomace.

Stowe Cider | Pippin Ain’t Easy | Pippin Cider | $8.99/500ml btl | 6.7% ABV | Pippin Ain’t Easy is a unique and diverse cider that pays homage to two varieties of pippin apples and is finished with the wonderful Ahmead’s Kernel.  This is a serious cider for not so serious people.

Stowe Cider | Bear’s Choice | Infused Hard Cider | $8.99/500ml btl | 6.3% ABV | “Bear’s Choice” is infused with blackberry juice, which creates an exotic mix of apple and berry flavors.

Stowe Cider | Tips Up | Semi-Dry Hard Cider | $12.99/4pk 16oz cans | 6.5% ABV | Incredibly smooth and perfectly balanced. 100% locally sourced apples.

Stowe Cider | Safety Meeting | Dry Hopped Hard Cider | $13.99/4pk 16oz cans | 6.5% ABV | One of a kind and delightfully hoppy. Dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy hops. 100% locally sourced apples.

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Fine Wine Sale! Incredible Bottles for Thanksgiving and More

Be the Favorite Guest at the Table!

The feast is often the focus at the Thanksgiving table….but should it always be that way?? We’re pretty sure that if you show up to dinner with a bottle or two from the Beverage Warehouse fine wine cave, the oohs and ahhs won’t just be reserved for Aunt June’s green bean casserole!

We want you to be the favorite guest at the table, and we’re making it easier from November 18 – 22 with a limited time 15% off sale on a few perfect Thanksgiving wines. We’ve been saving a handful of these back-vintage bottles in our temperature-controlled Wine Cave, and they’re in peak condition for popping.

Read on for details about the wines included in the sale, and then email to reserve your choice of Jean-Marc Pillot white Burgundy, Harmand-Geoffroy or Forey red Burgundy, Clos Nàudin Vouvray…and more.

** At the register, a 15% discount will be taken off of the regular prices shown below. Quantities are limited, and sales are on a first come, first serve basis **

White Burgundy

  • Jean-Marc Pillot | Burgundy | Côte de Beaune – Chassagne-Montrachet | Morgeot “Les Fairendes” | Premier Cru 2004 | $86.99

The Morgeot is known for its broad-shouldered wines, often the most rich and unctuous of the crus of Chassagne. In this case, Pillot’s vines are located within the most renowned sector of Morgeot known as “Les Fairendes”. This quarter-hectare parcel planted in 1970 benefits from that most favorable of positions to produce a wine that, while large-scaled, has a finesse and presence that elevates it above its more rustic colleagues.

  • Jean-Marc Pillot | Burgundy | Côte de Beaune – Puligny-Montrachet | “Les Caillerets” | Premier Cru 2002 | $135.99 – SOLD OUT!

Jean-Marc Pillot’s “Caillerets”, sourced from vines planted in 1969, is described by Pillot as perhaps the most complete wine amongst the 1er Crus. With its distinguished position on the slope above Morgeot and Champs Gains, the Caillerets manages to bring both power and finesse to the palate. There is a trace of exoticism to the dried yellow fruit aromas that include peach, apricot and mango. The mineral-driven flavors are punchy enough to sing through a rich meal, and the balanced, complex and gorgeously persistent saline finish refreshes your palate for the next bite!


  • Domaine du Clos Nàudin | Vouvray | Chenin Blanc | Vouvray Moelleux | 2005 | $69.99

Vouvray produces the best darn Chenin Blanc you’ll ever taste, and Phillippe Foreau’s wines age remarkably well. Each wine exhibits an extraordinary panoply of flavors and aromas of fruit, floral and earth elements. The 2005 has really hit its’ stride, showing papaya, lemon curd, and honey on the nose. Round flavors of apricot and other stone fruits, plus a nice spiciness, provide tons of interest for an informed palate. This is a rich wine to complement rich food, with a finish that goes on for days!

  • Domaine du Clos Nàudin | Vouvray | Chenin Blanc | Vouvray Moelleux | 2002 | $55.99

Vouvray is particularly awesome with baked ham, and/or with pumpkin pie (sweet with sweet!). These pairings hold even more true for older vintages. The 2002 Naudin Vouvray Moelleux is a rich gold color with aromas of apricots, mango, orange zest & white florals. On the palate, a welcome sweetness is balanced by terrific acidity.

Red Burgundy

  • Domaine Forey | Burgundy | Côte de Beaune – Vosne-Romanée | Clos-Vougeot | Grand Cru | 2003 | $110.99

You’ll find deep earth, smoke, mushrooms and dark red fruit on the nose of this Grand Cru from Domaine Forey Pere et Fils. The big tannic grip and herbal notes tell you this is a serious wine, but the ultra-smooth palate and mini-explosions of cherries in your mouth may just convince you otherwise! This would be an especially excellent choice if you’re choosing a less-traditional Thanksgiving dinner, such as boeuf bourguignon or roast duck.

  • Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy | Burgundy | Mazis-Chambertin | Grand Cru | 2002 | $113.99

This small family domaine are Gevrey-Chambertin specialists, making delicious, typically dark-fruit and wild spice character wines. The deep, brooding Grand Cru bottlings from Harmand-Geoffroy offer terrific value, and the 2002 vintage is no exception. The classic Pinot Noir nose of red and black cherry give way to flavors of cranberry, crushed cherries and earth, with a touch of rustic barnyard funk that’s unusual for Burgundy but fun for Vermont wine drinkers :). This ’02 is ready to drink but still has years to go, so treat yourself and your guests this year, or give a special gift to a wine-loving host!

Oregon Pinot Noir

  • Domaine Serene | Oregon – Willamette Valley | Pinot Noir | 2010 | $66.99

We couldn’t leave American Pinot Noir out of our Thanksgiving Wine Cave extravaganza! Ken and Grace Evenstad founded Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery in 1989 when they purchased 42 acres of just- logged land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon to plant, grow and produce ultra premium Pinot Noir. Their Burgundy-inspired Pinots are vibrant, focused and deliciously complex, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes with a long and expressive finish. The 2010 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve has a very pure, easygoing bouquet with pretty red berry fruit complemented by bay leaf and forest floor aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, fine salinity and a gentle build to a classic tea-leaf finish. There are just a few bottles of this vintage available and they’re ready for your table!

For the most up-to-date stock status on our Wine Cave offerings, email or give us a call at (802) 655-2620. Cheers!