This Week's Magic Monday Deal

Sometimes, more is more. Sometimes, you aren't looking for Audrey Hepburn's gamine charm; you want Marilyn's curves. Sometimes, you want loaded nachos, macaroni and cheese, and an ice cream sundae.

This is one of those times.

The label doesn't tell you much: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon is an enormous and and fairly 'meh' region in central Spain. But...this baby is from the stellar single vineyard Villanueva de Campean, originally planted in 1905 and an eyelash away from Toro ('bull').

Tridente is no bull; this is a plush, sensuous siren of a wine. Leading off with aromas of toasted coconut and sweet vanilla, it segues into flavors of black cherry jam, black fig, oolong tea, cinnamon, and sandalwood, before circling back to more coconut and vanilla on the finish. It's bold. It's velvety. It has generous lashings of new oak. It's an out-and-out sex bomb of a wine.

We're selling it in pairs so you don't cry when you finish the first bottle.

Sale is online only, through Sunday, July 31, or when product runs out. Pickup is in-store at your convenience. Just click on the Specials tab above to find your savings.

The Almanac

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

Notes From All Over

The Wine Rack?

Several of our favorite customers have let us know how much they appreciate expanding their wine horizons: new regions, new grapes, new winemakers or styles. And we truly enjoy introducing people to our latest finds. But apparently, there's also a downside....when you've been drinking crisp Gruner Veltliner, spicy little Cotes-du-Rhone, or a perfect Provencal rose, the jug of Yellow Tail at the neighborhood BBQ will probably fail to light your fire.

Always Stronger...
French and American Flags

France will 'always be stronger, I promise you, than the fanatics who want to strike it'.
-President Francois Hollande

Thursday's attack on Nice has spread waves of shock and sadness. Shock at the audacious strike on a holiday crowd. Unutterable sadness for the people of France after yet another assault on the motto of 'Liberte, Egalite, et Fraternite'.

July: Revolutionary
Bastille Day Race

July 14 is the French equivalent to our Independence Day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison and the beginnings of the French Revolution. Also in July: Canada Day, celebrating Canada's independence from Great Britain. Fourteen other countries, from the Bahamas to Belarus, celebrate their nation's independence in July-far more than any other month- which makes me wonder why this month seems to foment revolution. Is it the hot weather that gets people up in arms? Or is it the food supply, running low before the harvest?