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This Week's Tasting:
Zaca Mesa: Rhone Grapes in Santa Barbara
April 23, 2014Please join us in Federal's basement as we host winemaker Eric Mohseni of California's Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards. (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
The Noble Train of Tempranillo
April 16, 2014Tempranillo showed both its value and nobility at last week's tasting. (Continue reading)
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We also carry a full line of spirits, ales and beers for all tastes and budgets, including a splendid selection of single malt Scotch. Voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Icons of Whisky": 2011 and 2012 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA.
Open Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, Saturdays 11am - 6pm, and closed Sundays
Halter Ranch with Winemaker Molly Strupp - April 8thLast week we were joined not only by winemaker Molly Strupp of Halter Ranch Vineyard, but also by her soon to be father-in-law, former Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg. Molly poured six of her estate wines, all of which are certified sustainable from Californias Paso Robles region. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Wines from Heel, Toe, and Instep of Italy - April 2ndPeter writes, "My trips to Italy are a three step process. One is discovering the wines. Two is actually obtaining them and three, most important, is getting them to you. Last week's tasting was a case where all the steps worked really well." The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Zinfandel - March 26thJohn writes, "Is Zinfandel passé? Certainly not, judging by the enthusiasm last week's sextet gave our tasters." The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Exciting New Arrivals - March 19thThe exuberant plum and berry fruit of the 2011 Bernard Metrat Fleurie La Roilette Vieilles Vignes was a crowd pleaser. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
Ringing in the SpringTop Italian Rosato
2010 Il Grigio da San Felice Chianti Classico Gran SelezioneNew Kid on the Block
2010 Lokoya - Mountain Cabernet of the Highest QualityIn case you are curious, we can get some for you
2009 Cantina della Volta Lambrusco di ModenaIf You Love Champagne...
Rarities from Piedmont and TuscanyPeter Hemenway Shares Some Gems
2013 Ch Roquefort Corail RoséThis Year's Edition of Last Year's More Popular Rosé
How to Get GOOD California Pinot Noir CheapRoblar Winery in Santa Barbara
Italy's Best White WinePeter Hemenway in Alto Adige - 2012 Nals Margreid
Caparra and SicilianiCalabrian Spice
2012 Domaine Cheysson Beaujolais Blanc l'ExceptionA Wine We Loved
Chateau SimoneThe Classic Wine of Provence
2010 Barbaresco BonanzaThe Two Giorgios
...and not much of it2010 Roblet-Monnot Volnay & Pommard 1ers
2011 Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River ValleyLayered, Balanced and Affordable
Giovanni RossoA Rising Star in Barolo
2010 San Giusto a Rentennano PercarloFirst Growth Sangiovese
Negro Lorenzo NebbioloWild and Beautiful Roero
Agricola Terra MiaGreat Values From Campania
Valle RealeThe Shining Star of Abruzzo
Three Superb 2010 Fontodi WinesChianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo, Flaccianello della Pieve
2004 La Spinetta Riserva MagnumsPerfection in Barbaresco
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Single Malt Scotch
UPDATED! Single-Malt Scotch Tasting with Alistair Walker, Sales Director of Benriach and GlendronachTuesday, April 22nd. Pourings at 4:30 P.M. or 6:00 P.M.
POUR LIST - Scotch Tasting Thursday, March 20, 2014Gary Kiemach from Gordon & MacPhail; Pourings at 4:30 P.M. or 6:00 P.M.
Great Blog Article - June 26, 2013Bozkurt Karasu interviews Joe Howell about whiskey, life and Joe's philosophy of customer service. Find link here . . .
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