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A Week of Wine

Monday – Rosé. We offer a great selection here at the store. Refreshing and easy to drink with any food, especially delicious with leftover Sunday dinner. Starts your week off in the right spirit…bright, young, and ready!

Tuesday – White. I like Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough New Zealand 2015 bottles are exceptional) or an interesting white blend. Very tasty with the rotisserie chicken you picked up at Sam’s. Don’t forget that we offer a 10% discount on the purchase of 2 bottles or more of wine every Tuesday!

Wednesday – Medium body red. Pizza night in the middle of the week calls for a nice Chianti, earthy and rustic with high tannin and acidity makes it the perfect glass with a slice of gooey pepperoni pie.

Thursday – Wild card! No stress, you’ve made tough choices all week and it’s almost over. Take a deep breath and enjoy a glass of your favorite. Don’t have a favorite yet? Join us for wine tasting from 4-7pm (also Saturday from 1-5), your new favorite is waiting! I’m happy to help you discover just the right wine for your taste and budget.

Friday – Sparkling. TGIF! Say hello to the weekend with a bubbly glass of Champagne or Moscato D’Asti. Turns even the most regular Friday night into a celebration…you’ve earned it!

Saturday – Chardonnay. Perfect aprés chores and errands, a rich, buttery Chard melts away the drudgery of the day and eases you into the fun of the evening. Great with broiled fish in lemon butter or mac and cheese! Don’t forget to come to wine tasting today and pick up your Sunday wine.

Sunday – Cabernet Sauvignon. This deep red caps off the weekend with visions of opulent comfort – smooth leather, warm wood, soft lighting, chocolate and tobacco. Perfectly pairs with music and light reading or strategizing the week ahead.

Wine Pairing Tips

White with fish or chicken? Red with steak? Sometimes…the flavorings, sauces, fat content, spiciness, and acidity of a dish will determine the best wine pairing.

For example:

Petit Syrah/Petit Verdot blend with Shrimp and Grits
Riesling with spicy Thai food.
Pinot Grigio or Rosé with Prosciutto and Melon.
Buttery Chardonnay with Roast Pork and Yams.
Red Zinfandel with Grilled Salmon.
Sauvignon Blanc with Apple Pie.
Fruit-forward Red Blend with Chocolate Cake.

 

 

Use your imagination, your nose, your preferences, and descriptive terms from the label when selecting wine to go with your food. If you’re not sure about a particular wine pairing come in and see me, I always look forward to learning what you like and suggesting a pleasing choice or two, or five!

Let me know some of your favorite combinations of food and wine, or magazines and wine, or friends and wine, or activity and wine…as you can tell I love wine with everything!

Cheers!
Ted, the Old Wine Guy