Beer and Wine Department
Beer & Wine Weekly Update: October 20, 2014
By Josh Downs, Beer and Wine Manager
The best part about working in the beer and wine business is that it’s constantly changing. There is never a moment where I feel like I’ve run out of wines to taste, breweries to visit, or chances to learn something new. My biggest goal at City Market is to bring that experience to each and every person shopping for beer and wine at our store. What better way to do this than by getting the folks that make the product in the store, talking about and sharing their product with the community? This way everyone that walks through our store can meet beer and wine producers, get a chance to learn something new, and try some great beer and wine in the process.
You may have noticed an influx in tastings in the department, and if you have, you can count on this trend to continue. I had mentioned before that we recently had a few cider tastings (Boyden Valley, Citizen Cider, and Shacksbury), and they all went extremely well. Everyone was excited to be in the store and the feedback so far has been really positive. We are currently working on setting up more of these tastings in the future. Look forward to tastings from Dogfish Head, Flag Hill Farm, 90+ Cellars, and much more!
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.