We here at The Noble Grape have a saying: “Tastings come and tastings go. Some are special, while some just blow… your mind away!” Yeah, we like to have fun. But for serious, there are a two terribly-tasty tasting set up for this week, as well as a chance to grab some swag while celebrating an entire day devoted to Rioja’s favorite grape, Tempranillo! Let the games begin!
On Wednesday, James from Maverick Wine Company will be spending some quality time at the shop with several of his quality wines. The tasting will include Gruet Blanc De Noir, Terres Dorees Rosé, Marcel La Pierre Gamay, Cannonball Merlot, and Montenegro Amaro. Montenegro Amaro is prepared according to the traditional recipe, which has been secretly guarded for over a century. Only the rarest and most prized herbs from around the world are chosen to create this spirit, which create the elegant aroma and distinctive flavors of Montenegro Amaro. Fresh notes of orange peel, coriander and red cherry on the nose lead to a bittersweet, botanical palate with hints of tangerine. The finish displays a bold herbal note complemented by sweet citrus fruit. All the cool kids are drinking it, shouldn’t you too?
Rejoice! Rejoice! This Thursday is International Tempranillo Day! Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish region of Rioja. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World wines - and perfect for matching to food. To celebrate this most excellent of grapes, all bottles of Tempranillo will be marked 10% off all day. But we aren’t done there! Purchase 2 bottles of Tempranillo from Rioja and you’ll receive a reusable Rioja EcoTote Bag, including a complimentary corkscrew!
Finally on Friday, Eric from Bonfire Wine will be showing their two pouch wines; Ignite white blend and Ember red blend. The Bonfire Wine Pouch™ protects natural flavors using several layers of high performance FDA approved (BPA free) materials designed to preserve the quality and care that goes into crafting each Bonfire wine. As you pour, the package deflates, minimizing exposure to oxygen and extending the freshness up to four weeks after opening. Perfect to bring to large holiday parties!