Beer and Wine Department
Beer and Wine Weekly Update, October 27, 2014
By Josh Downs, Beer and Wine Manager
As a kid, Halloween was by far my favorite holiday. Nothing was more fun that dressing up, and running around town with my friends, seeing who could get the most candy. As an adult, Halloween is a little different, but still a pretty great time. It’s an excuse to be a little goofy when every day seems so serious, a chance for the inner kid in all of us to come out and play. Halloween also marks the beginning of the end of fall, at least in Vermont. The weather is getting colder, the leaves are changing from vibrant reds and yellows to earthy browns, and the urge to put on the comfy pants and spend the evening on the couch with a beer and a movie starts getting more and more appealing. Even though the pumpkin beers are beginning to reach the end of the line, we have plenty of fall offerings left at City Market to make that cozy evening on the couch perfect.
October Wine Picks for Under $10
Fall is officially here, and what better way to enjoy it with a couple of fantastic wines from Bordeaux, France. Both wines featured this month are from Chateaux de Legarde, which is the largest organic vineyard in Bordeaux, covering almost 450 acres. The wines are also Non-GMO Project Verified, so you can feel good about drinking them!
Les Hauts de Legarde Blanc-Sec is primarily Sauvignon Blanc, giving it a bright floral aroma with notes of citrus, apple and pear. This blend is well balanced with a slight minerality on the finish. It is great when paired with seafood, especially grilled salmon, and salads. Les Hauts de Legarde Rouge is a fruit forward blend, with notes of black currant and blackberry. A slight smokiness carries you straight through to a lightly oaked finish. It tastes great alongside pork, red meat, rich pasta dishes, and cheese.