Friday the 13th Wine Tasting

Have you been meandering under ladders, crossing paths with dark felines, or “accidentally” shattering your mirrors lately? Well, you are in luck! A new, highly peer-reviewed study shows wine tastings at Pettyjohn’s reverse most bad luck damage. The study, made by the Totallica Bureau of Science, or Total B.S. for short, marks another huge win for our industry that already extends our lives whilst drinking in moderation. We highly suggest shaking off your curses at Pettyjohn’s at our weekly FREE in-store wine tasting, tonight from 5-7. Charlie will be pouring:

Global Wine Superstitions

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In Italy, if you spill wine, you must dab some of the spilled wine behind each ear. This was likely passed down from the Romans, who thought spilling wine was a bad omen.

In Varnhalt, Germany, the last grapes harvested in every season must be brought in by an ox-drawn cart, or the entire season’s harvest will turn sour.

Romanians traditionally pour some wine on the ground as a libation so their dead friends can drink along with them.

In ancient Egypt, royals were buried with five jars of wine to bring with them into the afterlife. This was for good luck, so they could use the wine to enjoy themselves in the presence of other royals.

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Graham Beck “Gorgeous” Rosé- Reg. $15.99 SALE $12.99

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Starting off this week we have the Gorgeous Graham Beck Rosé. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it’s a similar blend to the sparkling rosé. The eye catching hue is especially appealing. Gorgeous delivers a richly textured taste sensation with intriguing layers that unfold delicately on the palate. This wine features spicy, mineral-scented aromas of orange blossom, jasmine and pear followed by layers of mouth-filling raspberry cream, grapefruit, lime and honeydew melon flavors. A juicy acidity provides the ideal balance followed by a clean, satisfying finish.

Napa Cellars Chardonnay- Reg. $18.99 SALE $9.99
Up next we have the Napa Cellars Chardonnay, this month’s featured Chardonnay! The Napa Cellars Chardonnay exhibits the classic Napa Valley Chardonnay characteristics unique to this region. Aromas of fresh floral notes, toasted apple strudel, tangerine rind, and pear blossom excite the senses. The palate consists of crème fraîche and baked shortbread, which create a soft, round mouthfeel with an extended finish of toffee and crème brûlée. The balanced acidity gives this Chardonnay its approachable character. At such a great price we don’t think you’ll want to miss this one!

Dow’s Vale do Bomfim- Reg. $11.99 SALE $9.99 

Third up for the evening we have Dow’s Vale do Bomfim. This wine comes from one of Portugal’s leading Port producers and was a favorite of their family for sometime, but was recently released for the masses. A blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Tinto Cao, this red wine has a velvety mouthfeel and grippy tannins. In the nose there are pleasant aromas of blackberry, spice and pepper.  On the palate there is rich, juicy dark fruit along side good acidity. The finish is long, dry and delicious. Another wine you won’t want to miss, we think Portugal wines (that aren’t Port) are the next big thing!

Bonny Doon “Clos de Gilroy”- Reg. $20.99 SALE $13.99

Last up we have the Clos de Gilroy from Bonny Doon winery (the same people that make the “alien rosé” you all know and love). This wine has some seriously care put into it, the fruit was hand-sorted, gently de-stemmed, and cold-soaked to enhance flavor and color extraction. That care shows through in the wine, starting with a wonderful bouquet of strong fruit, herbal spices and white pepper. The palate is also full of fruit, namely strawberry rhubarb, cherry and raspberry jam. A wonderful wine to pair with barbecue foods, this is yet another great wine to have for the summer!

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