This Week's Magic Monday Deal

Running low on BBQ reds? Look no further. Despite its name (Petite= Small), there's nothing little about this wine. It's more than a match for anything you can throw on the grill, AND it won't break the bank.

Eos hails from Paso Robles, home to wines that are big, bold, and rich. Inky-black Petite Sirah, dark and brooding. Black cherries, plum, cinnamon, and bittersweet cocoa. Yum.
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The Almanac

09/09/2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Notes From All Over

Beauty and Necessity
Beauty and Wine

Some days are just better than others. Last Wednesday, was a very good day, as I was fortunate enough to attend a tasting featuring a number of beautiful wines and two fascinating personalities. Steven Bitterman presented his amazing, old-vine Rieslings. Then Giuseppe Vajra, producer of exquisite Barolo and other lovely wines from the Langhe hills, practically brought down the house with his remarks about his family’s winery.

Smart, not Snooty
Smart

Questions are good. ‘What’s the difference between these two bourbons?’ ‘Do you have any organic wines?’ ‘Can you tell me about this producer?’ ‘How does the mix-your-own sixpack work?’ We love those kinds of questions.

Other questions can be harder to answer. ‘I bought a wine here before. I think it was white. Do you have that?’ ‘I like this beer that has a T on the label, and I think it’s from Wisconsin. Or maybe Wyoming?’ A little perplexing, but I like a puzzle as well as the next person. Usually, we can figure it out.

The 'Dog Days' of Summer
Snappy Dogs

"Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs".
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ouch! America may have liked Ike, but Ike wasn't showing a lot of love for American's favorite road food. Why not Champagne and hot dogs...Pinot Noir and hot dogs? At the very least, killer craft brew and hot dogs-especially if the dog in question is a Snappy Dog.