Grüner Veltliner by GALEN GLEN

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Grüner Veltliner (GROO-ner velt-LEEN-er) Sometimes referred to as Groovy, GruVee, GV and also, simply Grüner.

In German, the word Grüner means green. And at Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery, Grüner Veltliner translates to AMAZING. Producing the best Germanic white wine in the US is exactly what happens when an engineer and a chemist come together on their sixth-generation Pennsylvania farm. Sarah and Galen Troxell's award-winning Grüner Veltliner has been wildly reviewed and highly acclaimed by some of the best wine reviewers and wine critics both domestically and internationally.

WELCOME TO THE GREEN SIDE

If you're not familiar with Grüner Veltliner, think of it as the happy medium between a green Sauvignon Blanc and a citrusy Chardonnay. It's the missing link for people who "don't like dry wine".

Our GV is dramatic, sublime, and refreshing. With golden apple, white pepper, honeyed citrus, crisp sweet pea, and spice, think of it as the perfect child, or the better half.

If you have not tried a good Germanic wine, and think they are all sweet, Grüner Veltliner is here to change your wine.

Local WILD Kombucha : COMING SOON to Wagshal's

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GINGER GRAPEFRUIT

OUR GINGER-GRAPEFRUIT BLEND BALANCES THE SPICINESS OF GINGER WITH THE TANGINESS OF GRAPEFRUIT TO GIVE YOU A STRONG FLAVOR WITH A SMOOTH FINISH. THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST FLAVORS WE EVER CREATED, AND CONTINUES TO BE A HOUSE FAVORITE! 


MANGO PEACH

OUR MANGO-PEACH IS A GREAT WAY TO GET YOUR ENERGY BACK UP AFTER A HARD WORKOUT OR YOGA PRACTICE. THIS BLEND BALANCES THE NATURAL VINEGAR TONE OF OUR KOMBUCHA WITH THE SWEETNESS OF MANGO AND SOFTNESS OF PEACH.


ELDERBERRY

ELDERBERRIES ARE SMALL DARK BERRIES THAT GROW IN CLUSTERS ON ELDERBERRY BUSHES.THEY ARE RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS AND KNOWN TO BOOST IMMUNITY AGAINST COLDS AND FLUS. OUR ELDERBERRY KOMBUCHA IS A GREAT WAY TO GIVE THE BODY A BOOST AFTER A LONG DAY.


WATERMELON HOPS

QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR SUMMER WITH OUR WATERMELON HOPS. IN THIS BLEND THE BITTERNESS OF HOPS IS BALANCED OUT BY THE REFRESHING FLAVOR OF WATERMELON TO GIVE YOU OUR HEALTHY SPIN ON IPAS


APPLE SPICE

THIS FLAVOR IS LOCALLY SOURCED WITH APPLE JUICE COMING FROM A NEARBY PENNSYLVANIA FARM AND MULLING SPICES FROM A BALTIMORE-BASED SPICE COMPANY. OUR APPLE-SPICE IS LOCALLY SOURCED AND MULLED IN-HOUSE TO CAPTURE THE TASTE OF AUTUMN.

Starsky & Dutch: Double Dutch Chocolate Stout

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Brewed by: 
3 Stars Brewing Company 
Washington, DC
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Style: Milk / Sweet Stout 

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30% 

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description: 
Double Dutch Chocolate Stout

FOOD PAIRING

The roasted and burnt malt notes of stout and its typical hearty nature make it an exceptional compliment to raw or steamed oysters, however stout is also at home with most chocolate or cream based desserts. ~ Union Beerdist

Source: Beer Advocate
 

Featured Item: Guanciale

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Guanciale is an Italian cured meat product prepared from pork jowl or cheeks. Its name is derived from guancia, Italian for cheek.

Pork cheek is rubbed with salt, sugar, and spices (typically ground black pepper or red pepper and thyme or fennel and sometimes garlic) and cured for three weeks or until it loses approximately 30% of its original weight. Its flavor is stronger than other pork products, such as pancetta, and its texture is more delicate. Upon cooking, the fat typically melts away giving great depth of flavor to the dishes and sauces it is used in.

Guanciale may be cut and eaten directly in small portions, but is often used as a pasta ingredient. It is used in dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara and sauces like sugo all'amatriciana.

It is a specialty of central Italy, particularly Umbria and Lazio. Pancetta, a cured Italian bacon which is normally not smoked, is sometimes used as a substitute when guanciale is not available.

Source: Wikipedia

BATUKO Elegant Reserve

BATUKO: WINE OF CHILE, MAULE VALLEY


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MERLOT

Colour: Deep ruby red, with violet hues.

Aroma: Ripe fruits like blueberries and blackberries, leather notes, spices and slight smoked touches.

Taste: Medium body, soft, rounded, velvety tannins. Plum jam, leather and smoky notes. Persistent ending and easy to drink.

Variety: 100% Merlot.

Region of origin:  Purísima Vineyards, Maule Valley, Chile.

Soil: Deep and clayish.

Ageing: 60% for 5 months in French oak barrels, 40% in stainless steel tanks.


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CHARDONNAY

CASK-FINISHED IN PORTER BARRELS

Colour: Bright light yellow.

Aroma: White peach and ripe lucuma. Touch of vanilla and toasted dry fruit which provide the elegance and complexity.

Taste: Balanced, medium body, fresh and lively. Toasted and persistent aftertaste.

Variety: 100% Chardonnay.

Region of origin: Purísima Vineyards, Maule Valley, Chile.

Soil: Deep and clayish.

Ageing: 60% during 4 months in French oak barrels, 40% in stainless steel tanks.


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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Colour: Deep and bright ruby red.

Aroma: Intense, well balanced between ripe red fruits and barrel aging wood, which give it complexity, smoke and toasted notes.

Taste: Good body, red mature fruits mixed with wood, which give it a smoked and spiced touch, complexity and persistence.

Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Region of origin:  Purísima Vineyards, Maule Valley, Chile.

Soil: Deep and clayish.

Ageing: 60% for 5 months in French oak barrels, 40% in stainless steel tanks.


NEW District-Made Spirits!

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WHISKEY


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BACKROOM BOURBON

A BLEND OF STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEYS

•  Alcohol/volume : 48.5% 
•  Blend: #1
•  Bottled: 2016

We scoured the land for the best tasting bourbon barrels we could find. It wasn’t easy, but in the end, it was worth it. Made from a blend of bourbons between 5 and 10 years old with a sturdy  body and nuanced rye spice notes, Backroom is perfect on ice or in your favorite cocktail.


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C&O TRADESMAN WHISKEY

CASK-FINISHED IN PORTER BARRELS

•  Alcohol/volume : 48.9% 
•  Blend: #1
•  Bottled: 2017

A tribute to our founding fathers, C&O Tradesman Whiskey harnesses the strengths of different regional flavors. Our craftsmen blend whiskey from the American Southeast and Midwest, and finish them in the Chesapeake in seasonal barrels from wine, beer and spirit regions throughout the world. Flavors of sweet corn, caramel, vanilla, cocoa and a hint of peppery rye that sips smoothly.


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CHECKERBARK

AMERICAN DRY STYLE GIN

•  Alcohol/volume : 47%
•  Batch: 1
•  Bottled: 2016

Checkerbark is an American take on the traditional London Dry Style Gin. While England’s demure gins are often restrained, Checkerbark is a bolder version of the British classic, and features wild harvested juniper berries. The inclusion of this unique and wild harvested juniper berry delivers a gin with a distinct flavor from a tree with a unique bark (the Checkerbark juniper tree).


Limited Edition: Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout + 120 Minute IPA

Epic Brewing: Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout

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One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each season's release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

Glassware: Snifter, Tulip White Wine
Food Pairings: Hard cheeses and dark chocolate desserts


Dogfish Head: 120 Minute IPA

Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it's the Holy Grail for hopheads!

We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles -- some to enjoy and some to age.

Reservoir Distillery: Bourbon Whiskey

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Born from a trip with friends and a declaration that we could do tradition one better, our Bourbon is a one of a kind, 100% corn mash bill.  We take that baseline of a great Bourbon and turn it up all the way, producing a big, bright profile.  Though most bourbons add a rye component to the mash bill for additional flavor – or, to a lesser extent, wheat – Reservoir trusts the full force of local corn and deep aging in our small barrels to produce a unique bourbon that is different from any other product available on the market.

Our Bourbon is the most traditional yet unique whiskey in our house expressions.  It’s a beautiful midpoint balance of sweet between the softness of the Wheat and the sharp grain of the Rye.  Appealing to experienced whiskey hunters and the novice alike.

Built to be bigger than the average Bourbon, our expression is bottled at 100 proof/50%ABV so that you can proof the spirit down to your liking and taste. We recommend trying our Bourbon Whiskey neat—to establish a baseline, then adding a touch of water or a single ice cube to temper the proof.

Our Tasting Notes:

Pour neat with a single cube sweating allowing the whiskey to open over the course of time

Nose: Vanilla, chalk, corn and toast

Palate: Char, pencil shavings, coffee and pecan with a medium to full body

Finish: Tobacco leaf transitioning into a sweet cherry finish that lingers

Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2017: 93.5 rating

Individual Awards

2012    Bronze             Small Batch 10ys & Younger San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2013    Double Gold   11+ Years and Older              San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2014    Silver               11+ Years and Older              San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2016    Silver               11+ Years and Older              San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016         Gold                11+ Years and Older              NY World Wine & Spirits Competition

2016    Silver               Bourbon Whiskey                   New York International Spirits Competition

2016    Virginia Bourbon Distillery of the Year         New York International Spirits Competition