This Week’s Tasting and Next Monday’s Meet and Greet

by Mark Patykewich on December 13, 2018

We have some great tasting lined up in the next couple of weeks.  This Friday we will explore some of the breadth in the wines world.  Damon Haynes will be here to pour wines from California, France, Spain and Italy.  A great little tasting to sample the variety available in the wine market today.  This coming Monday, Anne Jordan Benoit will be in the store with some Bordeaux wine and food to talk about her travel business there as well.  And next week, Jay Murrie will be in the store with some more Italian treats.  Details on each event follow.

Friday, December 14th 
This Friday, Damon Haynes of Proof Distributing will be pouring wines in the store. This is an exciting and unique selection as there will be wines from around the world, take us on a delicious exploration of wines from around the world, unique whites, California Pinot Noir, Spanish reds and a delicious bubbly to finish with.  Be sure to join us from 4:30 to 6:30 Friday evening.
Labet Chardonnay
Vignetti Massa Timorasso “Derthona”
Anthill Farms Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Gutierrez de la Vega – Alicante Ulises
Brun FRV
December 17th
Bordeaux and French Tour Presentation
December 17th – 4 to 6pm
One of the things we enjoy as much, maybe more, than sharing a nice glass of wine with friends is traveling in wine country, especially when guided by those in the know.  Anne Jordan Boinet is definitely just such a worthy guide, she has lived in Paris, Barcelona and now Bordeaux.  She is a trained chef and has not only a wonderful palate but a delightful personality as well. She is also the daughter of Kimrey Jordan, the former source of our Friday bread sales.
 
So join us on December 17th (yes, it is a Monday) from 4pm to 7 pm as we host Anne Jordan Boinet. With family in Winston-Salem, Anne has spent the last 15 years living and working in Europe.  She recently started a travel business in her home region of Bordeaux and will be in the store on December 17th to tell us more about trips future and past. We will have a selection of Bordeaux wines to taste and possibly even some delicious foods to go along with them.  
 
RSVP needed so we know how many to plan for as we will have food and wine to sample while hearing more about Anne’s travel services, upcoming trips and insights into French travel and wine region exploration.
 
RSVP Required
 
December 20th
Piedmont Wine Imports
Jay Murrie will be in the store pouring some delicious Italian wines.  Again, we’ve chosen wines perfect for the holidays or for gifts. 
Alla Costiera -NV
Visintini Pinot Grigio
Vallana Campi Raudi
Corzano I Tre Borri
Morella Primitivo / Negroamaro

A Delicious Pinot Noir

by Mark Patykewich on December 13, 2018

Good Day from The Caviste

As we dig or melt our way out from all of the snow, the holidays continue to creep closer. In the spirit of the holidays, we have a couple of great wines, a delicious sparkler and a fantastic Pinot Noir. In addition, we have a great in store tasting this Friday and a rare event on Monday to explore the wine, food and travel opportunities in Bordeaux.

Gorgeous, Classic, Delicious Red Burgundy

Santenay, as a region, lies at the southern tip of the Cote de Beaune in Burgundy. It is a spa center as well as a center for wine. The domains land has a lot of limestone, but like Santenay as a whole, they focus on red wine production, over 95%. The limestone under the loamy soil gives their wines an elegance and finesse that makes them approachable when young.

Domaine de la Chapelle produces a classic Pinot Noir from its property. The wine is rather bold on the attack for a Burgundy, with some weight and character to it. The dark and brilliant black-cherry color leads to lovely aromatics where rose petal and violet intermingle with dried red currants and black raspberry and wild strawberries. These fruit notes continue on the palate and finish with a fine textured but well structured finish that compels one to have another sip.

This wine is a great choice for the adventuresome cook as it will pair nicely with glazed chicken preparations but also those with Asian influences where 5 spice and other flavors pick up some of the nuances in the wine. On top of it all, this is a fantastic Burgundy value at $28 a bottle. As a holiday gift for this wine, we will give 10% off if you buy 2 or more, 15% by the case. (Note: this is the Village wine but the distributor will be getting Premier Crus wines in next year.)

December 4, 2018

Hello from The Caviste, Now that it is December, we are focusing our store tastings on celebratory and gift wines, so be sure to join us for one or all of these special tastings.  This week, we will start with some fabulous selections from the Kermit Lynch Portfolio.  As many of you know, there are […]

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Evening Reading – Upcoming Events at the Caviste

November 29, 2018

Hello from The Caviste, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  Although sunny, it has gotten cooler and red wines are really hitting their stride now. We have some more great tastings lined up in the store, so be sure to join us soon, the first is tomorrow. Upcoming In Store Tastings We have […]

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Holiday Delivery 

November 21, 2018

For the Holidays we are going to be offering delivery on wine purchases of a case or more.  So, if you need to stock up for the party but are running short on time, let us help!  Call or email the store for more details. (Common sense says this will be within a certain range of Winston-Salem, but […]

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Holiday Gift Idea – #1 – Stocking Stuffers

November 21, 2018

For the holidays we have some great stocking stuffer ideas but also items that may come in handy next week for Thanksgiving, delicious beans and/or artisinal pasta.  We regularly stock a wide range of Ranch Gordo beans.  If you haven’t tried them, it is hard to understand just how delicious they are.  They are simple to […]

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Thanksgiving Wine Selections

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Wine Selections  At Thanksgiving, we have so many different foods and food preparations on the table, it can be hard to find a single wine to choose.  In situations like this, Beaujolais really shines.  In fact, few wines work better than Beaujolais. For whites, consider this wonderful Sauvignon Blanc from the French region of […]

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Wine Offering: Faury Saint Joseph (Syrah)

October 10, 2018

As we head in to fall, oh I am wishing for cooler weather.  Not cold, just a little cooler to enjoy grilling without sweating.  Anyway, I digress! As the weather cools and the holidays approach, I love a nice bottle of Syrah.  I enjoy the rich fruit notes, the deep brambly texture, just a hint […]

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World Class Wines of Saumur-Champigny

October 5, 2018

One of the top regions for Cabernet Franc is Saumur Champigny.  This region gained renown at the estate of Clos Rougeard and the Foccault brothers.  They and others in the region craft wines that show elegance and finesse that brings to mind fine red Burgundy.  Unfortunately, the Clos Rougeard wines are now highly allocated and […]

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Upcoming Tastings – Tomorrow & Next Thursday

August 1, 2018

Hello from The Caviste, I hope every one is having a good week and off to a good start for August.  Hard to believe but that must mean Fall is around the corner.  We’ve got two more great tastings lined up to help you explore the diverse and intriguing world of wine.  Plan on joining […]

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