This Wednesday, Sam from Heritage Wine Cellars will be joining us and tasting out a few of his favorite wines from their portfolio. The tasting will include Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc blend, Tiamo Pinot Grigio, Klinker Old Vine Zinfandel, and Marques de Caceres Reserva Tempranillo. Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc blend is pale yellow in color with pungent pear skin and melon scents which are lifted by notes of ginger and white pepper. Juicy and precise, this white offers dusty orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. It is fleshier on the clinging finish, featuring smooth elements of honeydew and poached pear plus a touch of lemon curd. Marques de Caceres Reserva Tempranillo is dark ruby color with an intense and complex bouquet combining fruits of the forest and a hint of spice, with a slight depth of floral notes. It is dense and delicious in the mouth, where exquisite tannins reveal refined toasted notes acquired from select oak. Balanced complexity and rich flavors provide good length and make this a perfect wine to pair with mature cheeses, foie gras, and grilled meats.
On Friday, Phil from Vino et Spiritus will be in the front of the shop pouring Stars Cava, Chateau Salmoniere Muscadet, 6 Degrees Rosé, Injuste red blend, and Denario Malbec. Injuste is a Grenache, Syrah, Carrignan blend out of the Languedoc region of France. It is rich, with fresh cherry and strawberry aromas. The taste is full of dark berries like plum and black cherry along with mocha and a long, soft tanninic structure.
In the back of the shop, Jerry will be sampling beers from Une Année, a Chicago brewery focused on making great beer with an emphasis on Belgian and French styles. Founded early 2012, Une Année is brewing at a location in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor. Fridays tasting will consist of the Maya Belgian inspired IPA, Hopsurd Imperial IPA, and Esquisse American Wild Ale. YUMMY!