Thursday, July 29, 2010

Haamoni Shochu

We are offering free ground shipping on
all Haamoni orders. A great way for folks
to save money while trying this tasty summer treat.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Refreshing White Wines that'll Beat The Heat

Time to get out of your Chardonnay rut, open your palate to these alternative whites. Great on their own or pair with light fares such as salads, fish, shellfish and asian dishes. So unbelievably complex these wines are so darn tasty and refreshing you might just forget how hot it is outside.

Filippo Gallino 2008 Roero Arneis, Italy
The Arneis grape can be found in the hills of Roero in the wine region of Piedmont.
Silvery straw color, the nose shows grapefruit and a touch of fresh herbs. Delicate and crisp on the palate with lots of ripe, juicy citrus fruit, nectarines, and fresh tarragon. The wine has good acidity and finishes with a touch of brown spice.

Vina Famatina 2007 Reserve Torrontés, Argentina
Made from 100% Torrontes, the wine is silky gold colored, with an enticing nose composed of flowers, honeysuckle and lychee. Floral, pretty and delicate on the palate, with white fruit set in a flowery meadow. It finishes up with a light touch of white pepper.

Uriondo 2009 Bizkaiko Txakolina, Spain
Made from 70% Mune Mahatsa and 30% Txori Mahatsa fermented in stainless steel. Silvery straw color, with citrus fruit and river stone on the nose. A mouthful of minerals, lime zest, tropical fruit, river stone, and sea salt. Amazing complexity, with intriguing flavors.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rosès for Summer Sipping

The other day I saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh, it read "Yes you can be a bad a** and still drink Rosé." I couldn't agree more, rosé wines are perhaps the most versatile, food-friendly and complex wines around. Many consumers mistake Rosé wines to be sweet (we can thank white Zin for this) and in the category of "starter wine." These pink wines fall into the definitively "dry" category, not sugary sweet, and they offer excellent value for the money. Not only are these great summer sippers they can also be enjoyed year round.

Etude 2009 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir Rosé
Flavors of strawberry rhubarb and cherry persist on the palate and combine with a pleasing note of minerality.

Henry Natter 2009 Sancerre Rosé
Crisp and bright this rosé shows lots of melon and yellow cherry fruit. Great acidity with minerals and white pepper round off the finish.

Le Rocher Des Violettes 2009 Rosé de Touraine
Medium bodied in style this unique rosè shows off rose petals, melons, vanilla and has great chewy intensity.

Mas-Des-Dames 2009 Coteaux Du Languedoc Rosé
Lots of citrus Mas-Des-Dames 2009 Coteaux Du Languedoc Roséfruit, grapefruit and lime. A touch of cinnamon and minerals adds to the complexity of this lovely wine.