Being the second largest exporter of wine in the world means that producers in France offer a dizzying array of different types of grapes that make for a truly exhilarating tasting experience. Come in this Saturday to try some of the best from regions all over the country!
I first discovered wine with picnics on a family trip to Northern Italy. Sitting on stoney beaches along the Western armpit of the Italian peninsula, we drank light, effervescent Prosecco with sliced tomato, cheese, and bread. I thought that light, snack-style meals required so-called “simple” wines like Prosecco and Cava. Recently, however, on an outdoors adventure to North Carolina, my mother and I sat back one evening to enjoy a picnic (inside a Motel room, away from the spring cold) of sharp cheddar, brie, pear, and prosciutto. We curiously chose the Sipp Mack Riesling Tradition 2014 from the Alsace region in France to accompany our meal, not knowing what to… Read more »
This inexpensive bottle of dry, French white wine heralds from one of the larger but lesser known appellations of the southern Rhône — Luberon. The wines of Luberon benefit from a more Mediterranean climate than their juicy brethren, such as the whites of Condrieu and Chateau-Grillet, or the rosés of Tavel. The vineyards are often at altitude and the temperature diurnals between night and day preserve the wine’s acidity despite the long, hot summers that ripen the grapes. Notre Dame’s de Cousignac’s Luberon is made from 70% Clairette, 25% Grenache Blanc, and 5% Bourboulenc, three of the eight possible white wine grapes of the Luberon appellation. The nose is crisp,… Read more »
Beaujolais Nouveau is a fresh, fruity, and inexpensive red wine released each year on the third Thursday of November. Made from handpicked Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais province of France, these wines were originally produced to celebrate then end of the harvest season. The day, and the wine, are widely celebrated in France with festivals, parades, and races and at midnight fireworks are launched to mark the release of the new wines. For decades, Beaujolais Nouveau had been released in France on the 15th of November and a race was created where the first bottles of the new vintage were carried to Paris for their release. Beaujolais Nouveau day has attracted international… Read more »
Revisit one of the oldest (and one of our favorite) wine growing regions in the entire world. From Bordeaux to the Rhône, we’ve got a stunning line up that will satisfy any wine drinker in your house. Sip on Maison Jean-Claude Fromont Mâcon-Villages, Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuissé, E.Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Château Bérard Organic Bordeaux Rouge, and E.Guigal Crozes-Hermitage.
Celebrate 300 years of tradition with Martell Cognac VSOP and XO, produced in premier Cognac terroirs aged specifically to enhance toasty vanilla oak aromas and rich, layered dried fruit and caramel flavors. Either to be sipped alone or add a rich, exciting dimension to your favorite cocktail, Martell Cognac is a must-have on any bar.
What’s the perfect spirit for the holidays? Warming, rich, smooth, velvety and altogether sippable. Join us to sip through the Jules Lormin portfolio, including cognac, armagnac, and three cognac based liqueurs including raspberry, pear and orange.
Tour the many styles, grape varietals and exquisite locations of French winemaking from the comfort of our bar! We’ll be tasting red, white, and even champagne, all with the philosophy that with so much good wine to drink being produced in one single country, why not try them all? The lineup includes Louis de Sacy Champagne, Alsace Willm Pinot Blanc, Charles Brotte Grand Valon Syrah, Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône, and Chateau Lyonnat Lussac St.-Emilion Bordeaux.
Stop by to try a martini two ways: The Perfect, featuring Citadelle Gin, Sweet & Blanco Carpano vermouths, and olives, and the Straight Up, featuring Citadelle Gin, Carpano Blanco and olives. Citadelle Gin is a revival of a centuries-old genièvre recipe originally made under the order of Lous XVI. Based on original recipes and using the expertise of Pierre Ferrand’s cellar master, distiller Alexandre Gabriel now creates this elegant, time-tested and much sought after spirit.