Wilde Weide Gouda Returns!
We are very excited to have the amazingly delicious Wilde Weide gouda back in our case! Wilde Weide (wild meadow in Dutch) is a farmhouse gouda made by Jan and Roos van Schie on a small lake island in Southern Holland. Made from raw organic milk from a small herd of Montbeliarde and Red Friesian cows and aged for 15 months.
The paste is firm and straw yellow in color with flecks of amino acid crystals thoughout. It is slightly sharp with notes of bourbon and butter, with a lingering fruity finish. Super Tasty!
Please come by the shop and have a taste!
Raclette Night! Wednesdays 5:30-8pm
It’s cold outside! Come warm up with some gooey melty cheese! Raclette Night will happen every Wednesday until Spring from 5:30-8pm (or until the cheese runs out). It is $7 for a small plate of potatoes, ham, cornichon, mustard, with broiled Raclette cheese. See you there!
Female Winemakers Tasting, Thursday, January 19th, 5:30-7:30pm
Please join us tomorrow evening for a really fun tasting featuring wines made by women. The charismatic Kristen Castagna of Oregon Brand Management has thoughtfully selected four wines from her portfolio that are unique as the women who make them.
Here is what will Kristen be pouring:
2015 Patricia Green Cellars, Dry Muscat Ottonel, Willamette Valley
This self-proclaimed “dorkfest in a bottle” is a pet project turned into much more. Made with old vine Muscat Ottonel from old vines in Eola Amity’s Oak Ridge Vineyard, the wine is aromatic, yet bone dry with a surprising, refreshing acidity. Patty Green and long-time partner in winemaking, Jim Anderson, make a wide range of unique wines at their Ribbon Ridge winery, and this is no exception.
NV Berdie, Reserva Brut Amour Cava, Penedes, SP
Spain makes loads of Cava, and of wildly varied quality. This young winery led by Montsa Jovani and her brothers, Robert and Sergi, strives to make deliberate, traditional method, relatively small production wines from Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parallada, and Garnatxa. This rosé spends 15-27 months en triage which lends depth and creaminess as balance to this lean, mineral, barely pink wine. A killer value!
2011 Bodegas Amezola de la Mora, Crianza, Rioja Alta, SP
In 1999 Maria and Cristina Amézola became the youngest winemakers in Spain. With a focus on valuing the team and making “wine with family flavor”, the sisters are the fourth generation to make wine from high elevation plantings of Tempranillo, Mazuelo, and Graciano. With a focus on acidity and elegance, this wine is aged 15 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels.
2012 Domaine Vaquer, “L’Exception, Cotes de Roussillon, FR
Frédérique Vaquer, staunch supporter of biodynamic and natural winemaking, makes this harmonious blend from old vine (60+ years!) Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan planted overlooking the Mediterranean. Using neutral oak only in a supporting role for aging and softening the Carignan, the Grenache and Syrah were aged for 18 months in concrete before assembling the blend. Unfiltered and unfined.
As usual the tasting is complimentary and the wines are discounted tomorrow night only. See you there!