Friday, June 13, 2014

Wine Tasting & Pitu Cachaca Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, June 14

Your host will be Peter  Slywka of Michael Skurnik Wines. Do you think Peter is excited to be back and tasting wines with us on this beautiful summer day? We're glad you are here too Peter!

Charles and Charles Rose 2013                $11.99
This rosé is a gorgeous and vibrant pink color with streaks of salmon and fushia edges. Wild strawberry and watermelon aromas are interwoven with Herbs de Provence, citrus and mineral notes. These same flavors carry through to the palate where they intensify with a surprisingly broad and plush mouth feel that concludes with snappy acidity.  This year Syrah dominates the blend again, but with important supporting roles of other Rhone varieties.  Blend:  86% Syrah, 6% Cinsault, 4% Grenache, 2% Counoise, 2% Mourvedre.  Winemaker’s Notes

Gobelsburger Rose 2013                           $16.99
The Zweigelt and St. Laurent grape varieties grown in the cooler sites of Gobelburg and Langenlois are used. After the harvest, the grapes – still with their stems – are softly pressed and then fermented. This type of rosé is somewhat similar to a white wine because no acid reduction is used to emphasise the fine fruity character with a streamlined elegance. Its fragrance and fruit nuances of wild cherry and fresh berries make this Rosé an optimal universal food companion.  Winemaker’s Notes

Skouras Moscofilero 2013                         $14.99
The colour is light white-yellow. Opulent aromas of white flowers, light and fresh and honeysuckle are revealed, rounded out with notes of rose petal and passion fruit. Bright, joyful acidity that is positively refreshing leads on to a surprisingly long finish of orange rind and a whisper of white pepper.  Winemaker’s Notes

Vina Ardenza Reserva 2004                      $32.99
Cedar, tobacco and spice hints frame dried cherry, berry and vanilla notes in this silky red. The flavors mingle nicely, framed by juicy acidity and light but firm tannins. The wine has a lovely, weightless intensity. A fine example of the traditional style. Drink now through 2020.  Wine Spectator, 94 pts


In honor of this years World Cup in Brazil we have Joanne shaking up Caipirinha's using Brazil's national spirit called Cachaça. Take a minute and get familiar with this summer's next great cocktail and join the worldwide fun!

Pitu Cachaça $16.99ltr
Cachaça (pronounced kah-sha-sa), is a traditional beverage in Brazil and is the leading spirit in the country. Unlike ordinary rums, which are made from molasses, cachaça is a clear distillate made from the pressing of fresh sugar cane. The Brazilian production of cachaça is 1.3 billion liters a year. It is the 3rd largest selling spirit in the world.

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