I Just Want Cookies! Thursday – Sunday, 4:30PM to 7PM open arrival
You are welcomed to pre-order cookies and sweets for Curbside pickup, with open arrival, Wednesday through Sunday, between 4:30pm and 7pm. Book through Tock at the link above.
The New Year calls for a re-calibration of our wine wants and needs, and that’s just what we’ve been up to. As per usual, we’ll continue to update our online cider, beer and wine offerings with seasonally appropriate options. In person, we’ll keep “The Cookie and Wine Window” stocked with winter appropriate reds, whites and rosés (as well as all the other color categories too!)
You can expect to see more everyday-wine options stocked for your mid-week enjoyment.
Chef’s Glass – January 2021 – “Ksandek’s New Year’s Resolution” 3-pack
$75 / 3-pack
Eat more oysters. Drink more good wine.
I recently listened to a special-interest story on NPR in which the host and his guests had a discussion of will-power and why some people are more likely to succeed in keeping their New Year’s resolutions than others. I found it to be a particularly interesting presentation, and at risk of over simplifying the conclusion, my self-serving take-away was that the secret to success when it comes to resolutions is to set oneself up for success from the very start.
So here I am, setting myself (and anyone else who cares to come along with me) up for success in 2021. I’ve resolved to eat more oysters (and responsibly harvested shellfish in general). In order to aid in this goal, I’m kicking the year off with a selection of one of the most classic companions for these delicious bivalves; Muscadet! Briny, fresh, mineral, and with an almost miraculous sense of balance. Light and cleansing, without being so nervy as to send shivers up your spine, there’s pleasing leesy-richness here, making these wines an ideal transition away from the decadence of our December tables and into the heart of winter.
Included in this set are three wines that offer some interesting perspective into a historically under-celebrated region.
2018 Jérôme Bretaudeau, “Gaïa,” – From vines planted in the 1960s this wine is made with indigenous yeast fermentation and then aged 18 months in concrete egg-shaped tanks.
2015 Domaine de la Pépière “Gorges” – Aged 42 months on lees this is compelling Cru Muscadet with some age!
2019 Jérémie Huchet “Chemin de la Prière” – Impossibly delicious Muscadet from a single terroir, expressive, proper, and for now, relatively unknown
Includes tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and a recipe to compliment the set