WINE TASTING: Sancerre and Sancerre Rosé

WINE TASTING:
Friday, June 1, 4-7pm
4855 Mass Ave. NW (Delicatessen)

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SANCERRE BLANC
MOULIN DES VRILLÈRES

Our white Sancerre Moulin des Vrillères is a blend of our different parcels of Sauvignon. It expresses clearly its aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits, and lingers long on the palate. The dominant fresh mouth does not betray its terroir. One can open it as an aperitif and finish it with fresh or mature goat's cheese.

SANCERRE ROSÉ
MOULIN DES VRILLÈRES

This is a winemade from Pinot Noir by the saignée method. The juice is separated from the skins once th colour is right. It its salmon colour first attracts you, it is the bouquet taht holds your attention with the elegance and complexity of its perfume of ripe fruits. A bottle that can be opened in confidence and tried young.

PAMPELONNE: Sparkling Wine Cocktails

PAMPELONNE NEW FLAVORS

It begins with fine French wine from the best regions. These wines are then precisely complimented with fresh, natural ingredients. With keen interest for lively acidity and freshness, our wine cocktails are crafted with brightness and balance in mind.

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NEGRONI SBAGLIATO

NATURAL FLAVORS OF ITALIAN BITTERS, BLOOD ORANGE AND ORGEAT OF ALMOND DELICATELY FOLDED INTO FINE FRENCH WINE

 

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WATERMELON AMERICANO

NATURAL FLAVORS OF NOVA WATERMELON, MEYER LEMON AND THAI BASIL DELICATELY FOLDED INTO FINE FRENCH WINE

SEASONAL

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BLACK CHERRY BICICLETTA

NATURAL FLAVORS OF SUCCULENT BLACK CHERRY AND YUZU CITRUS DELICATELY FOLDED INTO FINE FRENCH WINE

 

Valdeón Cheese

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It’s a hearty blue that is less sharp than others, is dense and sweet with a feel of velvet on the tongue that loves fresh fruit and strong red wine like Beaujolais and Muscats or a sweet sherry. It is delicious with smoked and cured meats and to die for melted on top of a hanger steak. You can tone down the pungency by drizzling it with honey or a little melted butter and for these reasons it is great as a desert cheese.

PERVAK VODKA

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TINCTURE

HOMEMADE PERVAK

Light turbidity - a sign of traditional home stiff drink. Fragrant, warming and certainly made of natural ingredients. That is the way we have made a new home stiff drink.

WITH HORSERADISH

HOMEMADE PERVAK

This stiff drink is a direct successor of a famous Ukrainian khrinovukha, which presence was a sine qua non at every Ukrainian celebration. Perfectly balanced bouquet of spices and strictly controlled term of aging add winy zest to this stiff drink.

WITH GARLIC

HOMEMADE PERVAK

Garlic is a special ingredient in Ukrainian cuisine, so it is clear why four hundred years ago the Ukrainians decided to infuse stiff drink with garlic. Having studied dozens of recipes of such tinctures (“nastoianka”) we have created a homemade stiff drink with garlic.

FIRST DISTILLATION

HOMEMADE RYE
PERVAK

For this stiff drink we distill spirits only once to save the sweetness of Ukrainian rye. We borrowed the main secret of softness and lightness of this vodka from our ancestors’ ancient recipes stiff drinks.

Whiskey Tasting: Twin Valley Distillery

Join Us, Friday, April 13, 4-7pm
4855 Mass Ave. NW (Delicatessen)

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SPIRITS ARE RISING IN MARYLAND

The “good old days are back” for this old line state of Maryland. The onset of Spring 2014 marked the arrival of the first distillery to operate in Montgomery County since the ending of Prohibition. Twin Valley Distillers  opened its doors in Rockville on East Gude Drive. This historic feat is much to the pride of its owner and founder, Edgardo Zuniga. Zuniga a retired chef, over the long course of his career became interested in in pairing fine sprits with food. This led to an interest in alcohol production and after leaving the culinary arts he turned this passion into a business, thus Twin Valley Distillers was born. Offering up varieties of premium vodkas, rums and whiskeys, we are truly MARYLAND AUTHENTIC.

Old Westminister Winery: Raw Rosé

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RAW ROSÉ

Mouthwatering rosé blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, and Petit Verdot. 100% Maryland grown. Fermented with wild yeast & canned without fining or filtering.

Canned craft wines are becoming an important part of Maryland’s Old Westminster Winery, which puts out high-end, natural expressions. The winery released a pilot run of canned wine in November 2017 that included Carbonic, a Cabernet Franc made with carbonic maceration; Farmer Fizz, a sparkling Chardonnay; and Seeds & Skins, a skin-fermented Pinot Gris. All three wines were fermented with wild yeast and canned without fining or filtering.
Old Westminster co-owner and vigneron Drew Baker—who runs the winery with his sisters, Ashli Johnson and Lisa Hinton—acknowledges that while they’re certainly not the first to put wine into cans, their natural wine niche has opened up a new avenue for the category. “We didn’t find much of what already existed in the canned wine space particularly interesting,” Baker says. “So what we did was take the exact same product that’s true to our regional, no-makeup wine philosophy, and put it into a mobile package. Our first 500-case run sold out in a month, so we said ‘Okay, we need to keep going, there’s definitely something here.’” Old Westminster plans to produce around 2,000 cases of canned wine in 2018 in seasonal installments of wholly new and unique wines.
~ MARKET WATCH MAGAZINE, Canned Wine Comes Into Its Own