Weekly Specials: Dec 14-20, 2018

PAM THE BUTCHER'S SPECIAL:

Wagshal's Famous Angus or Turkey Burger Patties

Buy 3 Get 3 Free
and enjoy a bag of our homemade buns at half price

Mix or Match

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Offer available Dec 14-20, 2018. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. While supplies last.


New Mexico Avenue
LOYALTY REWARD SPECIAL: 

ALL HOMEMADE SAUSAGES

$2.99 per lb.

And more items every day!

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Offer available Dec 14-20, 2018 at New Mexico Ave only. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. Only for Loyalty Reward Members.

Weekly Specials: Dec 7-13, 2018

PAM THE BUTCHER'S SPECIAL:

Fresh Locally Raised Lamb Shanks

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Take $2.00 off per lb. and

Receive Two Free Individual House Made Pastries

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Offer available Dec 7-13, 2018. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. While supplies last.


New Mexico Avenue
LOYALTY REWARD SPECIAL: 

Prime 50/50 Wagshal's Mix and Ground Sirloin

$1.99 per lb.

And more items every day!

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Offer available Dec 7-13, 2018 at New Mexico Ave only. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. Only for Loyalty Reward Members.

Old Westminster Pét-Nat Piquette

A New Take on an Old Classic

OLD WESTMINSTER WINERY: MARYLAND

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WHAT IT IS.

Piquette is a vinous beverage produced by hydrating pressed grapes with water for a second fermentation. Because freshly pressed grapes are chock-full of sugar and yeast, a second spontaneous fermentation takes off when water is added to the grapes. This yields a refreshing, wine-like beverage with a lower alcohol percentage than traditional wine.

THE HISTORY.

Historically piquette was a popular beverage among field workers throughout Europe who would've likely been given pressed grapes as payment for their labor in the vineyards. Because the workers were often unable to afford the expensive wines that their labor produced, they excitedly turned their pomace payment into a thirst-quenching wine-like spritzer for consumption at the end of long day working in the vineyard.

During the Great French Wine Blight in the late 19th century, the production of wine fell so dramatically in France that piquette production soared to make the most of increasingly scarce grapes. Getting two uses out of the grapes that so much hard work went into growing in the vineyard makes perfect sense. The first use yields a complex, site-specific wine that tells a story of a particular time and place. The second use yields a refreshing piquette. Just like many centuries ago, it's the perfect beverage to enjoy at the end of long day working around the house, mowing the lawn, tending the garden, or splitting firewood.  

Piquette is not only thirst-quenching and gulpable, it's also a natural byproduct of sustainable winemaking program and has a taste, story, and experience all of its own. It's not designed to replace that special bottle of wine shared at the kitchen table. It's meant to quench your thirst and leave you refreshed after a few glasses.

NOT WASTING A THING.

Here at Old Westminster Winery, we think that piquette is worth exploring. During harvest, we have TONS of grape pomace with little purpose but to be composted. Such a shame! It's with a resourceful and creative spirit that we decided to try our hand at making fresh, alluring, and artful piquette. 

Like so many of our side projects, this one is an act of emulation of our friends. Todd Cavallo at Wild Arc in New York recently bottled the first modern piquette we're aware of. We loved it. So much so that we were inspired to build on the goodness they created with some of our own ideas. So here's what we did... 

THE PRODUCTION.

We collected and hydrated all of our grape skins in tanks to macerate and ferment spontaneously with wild yeast. This stuff is too good -- and too valuable -- to waste! After a few days, we drained the tank, pressed the skins and sent the juice to a mix of stainless steel, oak barrels and our foeder. 

When the fermentation is nearly finished – and the remaining sugar is at the precise level – we bottled the wine under crown cap. The fermentation finishes in bottle and the resultant CO2 is trapped and dissolved into the wine under pressure to create beautiful, fine bubbles. This method is called pét-nat. 

Pét-nat is a natural style of sparkling wine that made its debut in France’s Loire Valley half a millennia ago. Pétillant naturel (lit. “naturally sparkling”) is fresh and fizzy while displaying authentic handmade qualities. If you've been following us at all over the years, you know we're all in on pét-nat. We absolutely love her raw, unpolished vitality. We think the pét-nat method is the perfect way to flaunt the lively, youthful character of piquette. 

Source: OLD WESTMINSTER WINERY

Weekly Specials: Nov 9-15, 2018

PAM THE BUTCHER'S SPECIAL:

OUR FAMOUS ANGUS or TURKEY BURGERS
BUY 2 GET 2 FREE

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Offer available Nov 9-15, 2018. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. While supplies last.


New Mexico Avenue
LOYALTY REWARD SPECIAL: 

$1.99 per lb.
Fresh Amish Chicken
(whole or parts)

And more items every day!

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Offer available Nov 9-15, 2018 at New Mexico Ave only. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. Only for Loyalty Reward Members.

All Natural Fresh Turkeys

Local Farm Raised Turkeys ... Three Ways

Fresh NEVER FROZEN

Pre-order today to guarantee the size you want.

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Three Ways:
1. Traditional: all natural turkey ready to dress at home.
2. Aromatic Seasonings: special seasonings rubbed on our traditional turkey, that has been washed and dried ... ready to dress at home.
3. Oven-Ready Bird: washed, dried, seasoned, and rubbed with our signature blend of fresh herbs and butter. We include a mirepoix of fresh vegetables (celery, carrots and onions) for the inside cavity that is then trussed and tied.

Weekly Specials: Nov 2-8, 2018

PAM THE BUTCHER'S SPECIAL:

Locally Raised Shenandoah Lamb -- Stew or Shanks
$2.00/off per pound

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Shenandoah Valley Lamb is an all natural lamb product from the lush 
Shenandoah Valley region.  Small farms in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia 
and Pennsylvania pasture raise these lamb on a grass finished diet, 
without the use of growth hormones. These local family farms take the 
utmost pride in the lambs that they raise. 

Offer available Nov 2 - 8, 2018. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. While supplies last.


New Mexico Avenue
LOYALTY REWARD SPECIAL: 

All Pork Chops $1.99 per lb.

And more items every day!

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Offer available Nov 2-9, 2018 at New Mexico Ave only. Not to be combined with any other special and/or reward. Only for Loyalty Reward Members.

WINE SAVINGS: RETAIL TO RESTAURANT

Enjoy wine in our restaurants without the BIG MARK UP.

Select your wine in our retail shop
then enjoy it with a meal in our restaurant.

⭐️ BIG MARK UP EXAMPLES ⭐️

A popular DC restaurant sells Mohua Sauvignon Blanc by the glass for $16.
Wagshal’s sells an entire bottle for $15.99!

A local restaurant sells Paul D Gruner Veltliner for $11 a glass.
Wagshal’s sells it for $11.99 a bottle (liter bottle)!

Leftovers? No problem. Cork and take home. (no corkage fee)

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Available at Massachusetts Ave and New Mexico Ave Locations