23 September 2011

23sept- cider and samichlaus!



look! look! (are you looking?)
the j.k.'s scrumpy is that great, classic, soft, and oh so appley pure expression of apple cider that we like to get every autumn. organic and out of michigan.
and the samichlaus helles.
intense.
like the darker version it's almost liqueur-like. sweet malt. apples. honey. and that 14% alc/vol warms me like a hug.
if i liked hugs.

16 September 2011

16sept- whoa, whoa. wait.

whoa, whoa. wait. i know there's a slight chill in the air but don't forget about these roses. remember all the good times we had? how refreshing they are and how versatile they are with our food? remember how good you looked and felt with a glass of rose in your hand? they're not a pair of white slacks that need to go in the closet after labor day; they're wines. delicious wines.

except that annibals. you can forget about that one. that one is mine to drink.


03 September 2011

03Sept- oddish weekend
.

I'm rewarding myself (for doing very little on this very slow evening) with a split of duval leroy champagne.
for as slow a weekend as it was we sold a 375ml bottle of cahors, 2 and a 3/4 bottles of lirac, a bottle and a half of our new gewurztraminer, a 375ml bottleof dry vouvray, a glass of dry apple cider, and several hitachino xh's.
these among a litany of the other items on our menu aren't as difficult sells but i like to keep track of my pet bottles that find homes.

(the aroma of something lightly peanutty and delicious smelling just wafted over. pad thai, it smells like.)

poking at the new '09 vintage of the chandon pinot meunier right now. it's lovely in a different way than the '08 (a bit richer, kind of a brighter finish, though, despite the increase in alcohol. )

02 September 2011


02sept- baan sawan and the 1/2 bottle crusade



gonna do it. gonna inundate the menu with half-bottles.
this is something i tried a number of years ago and it was met with indifference.
but a fair amount of time has passed and i'm getting away with some more daring wine options so i thought it might be about that time to invigorate the 1/2 bottle program.
so.
i did.
and i'll try not to drink them when i get bored but it's difficult because the format is so damn convenient for knocking one back by yourself. which is one of the main reasons i want to bring these in. that and so many of our customers really enjoy tasting a variety of wines during their visits with us so this should facilitate that desire pretty well.