Quattro, Drinko, Taste

Remember, remember, the third of November. Fine fall flavors will accentuate this Friday’s tasting, as we switch from lighter summer fare to drinks with a little uumph. Get the holiday months started with a few samples tonight from 5-7! Give Charlie a good ole pat on the back for passing his WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) test!


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by Ann Coppinger- On Thursday night, November 16th we will be tasting wines made with the Grenache grape varietal. I have wanted to do this tasting for years because I think many people are enjoying this versatile grape without knowing it.
Grenache is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. It needs a hot and dry climate and ripens late. It most likely originated in Spain, where the conditions are perfect and some of the vines are very old. Generally spicy and soft on the palate with red fruits of raspberry and strawberry and a subtle white pepper note, this varietal is a people-pleaser. Grenache is also a perfect blending grape, typically with Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsault.
You may be thinking, “I’ve never had a Grenache”. Have you ever had a: Chateauneuf du Pape, an Australian GSM, a Cotes du Rhone, a Sardinian Cannonau, a Rioja, a Spanish Garnacha, a Tavel or Rhone Rosé, or Australian port? Yes, you’ve been drinking Grenache.
Come learn more about this grape, learn how terroir and wine making practices affects the flavors, and have some delicious Carelli’s pizzas, salads and appetizers. Space is limited, and it’s $35 per person. Call 303-499-BEER(2337) to reserve a seat.
Charlie pouring fall


Chateau de Fontenille Entre Duex Mers- Reg. $16.99 SALE $14.99
First up for the night we have Chateau de Fontenille’s Entre Duex Mers. Light gold in color, this wine is a beauty in the glass. The nose is complex and pure, with aromas of citrus fruit and white peaches. Full-bodied, with fresh acidity, the palate is well balanced and complex, with plenty of nuance to enjoy. The lingering finish has a pleasant pepperiness to it. It’s a beautiful wine to have around as we move into Fall, and is a perfect fine for the Holidays (which are just around the corner!) and will pair well with a variety of foods, specifically fish and white meats, along with many cheeses!

DeLoach Chardonnay- Reg. $12.99 SALE $9.99
Second up for the night we have the DeLoach Chardonnay. An excellent value, this wine had a lot of care and effort put into the wine making! The resulting wine has a nose of orange blossoms, and rich creamy honeydew melon in the mouth accompanied with tropical notes of pineapple. The finish is nice and crisp, with a bright acidity and a lingering finish. It’s everything people love about Chardonnay without becoming overly oak-y, allowing it to appeal to a wide variety of wine drinkers! Don’t miss out on this while we still have it on sale!

Piazza de Castello Toscana– Reg. $15.99 
SALE  $12.99
Third up for the night is the Piazza del Castello Rosso Toscana. An intense red color with a fragrant bouquet of floral and violet notes, this wine is beautiful in the glass. On the nose, the wine has wonderful aromas that convey sensations of fullness and complexity with a note of ripe berries that gives way to chocolate and nuances of dark earthy tones. It is rich in the finish, but still dry and well structured. A perfect wine to have as the weather cools off, but still light enough to be delightful on warmer “Its-Winter-and-70°” Don’t miss your chance to try this versatile wine while we have it open!
Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee- Reg. $19.99 SALE $16.99
Last, but certainly not least, we have the Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee. Made up of 80% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauv. and 2% Malbec, this is a beautiful Bordeaux styled blend. Strong and lush fruit fill the nose and palate without overpowering the wine. Perfectly balanced, this wine is dangerously easy-drinking with a soft texture and lush finish that while dry isn’t aggressive in any way. A great wine to pair with just about anything, it doesn’t matter the occasion, this is a wine that makes everything better. We have it set up in our 90 points+ display, don’t miss trying it while we have it open!




See you tonight!

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