What We’re Loving! A Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by RJ & Patti When: Friday, August 7, 6 pm Cost: $40 (plus tax) includes three bottles listed below and your spot for the class. How: rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link next week. What: Stop in to purchase the 3 wines!
What We’re Loving and Why Pick up this lovely trio and sit back and relax with RJ & Patti as we taste through each of these beauties and suggest what light bites we’d pair.
Château l'Ermitage Auzan Blanc, Costières de Nîmes AOC, 2018 Château l'Ermitage is located in the southern French town of Saint - Gilles. Near the Mediterranean Sea and the famous Camargue Natural Park. Jérôme Castillon Owner and winemaker of the Château l'Ermitage is one of the most dynamic and talented wine producers in the Rhône Valley.
A blend of 60% Roussanne, 20% Grenacheand 20% Viognier. A tasty, fruity and fresh white. Aromas of orange blossom and a stony, flinty quality. The Viognier and Grenache Blanc add a natural richness of peach and ripe nectarine flavors which are balanced by the fresh grapefruit and citrus characters from the Roussanne, with a touch of mineral complexity. Languedoc, France
Anne Amie Pinot Noir Rosé, 2019 The color is pink mixed with apricot. The nose is a mix of bright citrus and slightly husky fruit aromas, candy spice (not sweet), cherry, lemon, melon, Anjou pear, and sour hard candy. This is a sleek, very well-balanced Rosé, this is no fruit bomb. It starts with sharp cherry, a little lemon/lime, tangerine, and ripe black cherry. The mid-palate adds nectarine, light spice, and a slightly creamy, slightly salty sensation. The acidity lets the flavors unfold and will get you reaching for another sip sooner than you think.
Sassoregale Sangiovese Maremma Toscana D.O.C., 2018 Its color is a bright ruby red. On the nose, it is clean and precise, with hints of morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full and firm flavor, expressing all its intensity and elegance. Maremma Toscana (untamed country of Tuscany)
Indigenous Italian Varietals and Where to Find Them A Virtual Wine Tasting Presented by Alice Barera When: Friday, August 14, 6 pm Cost: $45 (plus tax) includes three bottles listed below and your spot for the class. How: rsvp via this email and we’ll send you class link week of event. What: Stop in to purchase the 3 wines next week!
Join us in discovering three great examples of wines from the three most important producing regions of Italy: Piemonte, Toscana and Veneto – three different wineries working with indigenous grape varietals according to the tradition.
Alice Barera is a WSET II certified wine passionate who lives in Chicago and travels across the Midwest to promote Italian wines. Born and raised in the alpine Region of Piedmont, Italy, she moved to the United States in 2016.
Cordero di Montezemolo Arneis Langhe DOC Crisp, fresh and elegant, the perfect patio wine. Arneis is a traditional varietal from Piemonte, which was risking extinction until a handful of producers brought it back to life! Cordero di Montezemolo is one of the most ancient wineries of Italy, it has belonged to the same family for 19 generations, since 1340.
Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano DOCG Smooth, rich and easy to drink ! Morellino di Scansano is a Sangiovese-based blend from Maremma, the southernmost part of Toscana. If you like Chianti you won’t be able to resist to this juicy red. Fattoria Le Pupille is a women-owned and operated winery from the Southernmost part of Tuscany, they are the founders of this denomination and a benchmark for Maremma and Super Tuscan wines.
Villalta Ripasso Superiore DOC Ever heard of Amarone? Ripasso is often referred to as its “baby brother” and it’s great to enjoy all year around! Made with indigenous Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes in Valpolicella, Veneto – close to Verona, the town of Romeo and Julieth. Get ready to fall in love! Indigenous Varietals rsvp HERE
Wine Republic’s Coronavirus Policies and Delivery Service We are open and want you to know safety is of the utmost importance to us for you and your families! Outlined below are a few policies and hour changes and will update accordingly and put on our website and facebook.
We’re here for you to pick up wine club and to make purchases. We now emphasize our delivery service in order to ease the social distancing we are experiencing. We’ll deliver a wine order, see below, and any wine currently on the shelves. We will also honor any special order wine and spirits. Members receive case discounts: 20% off solid case (12 of the same) or 15% off mix & match anything in the store.
Below are steps we implemented to keep you safe during these unknown times. RJ and I thank you all for your support and may you and your family be healthy and well! We appreciate your understanding and will continue to update as things change. * We wipe all door handles (main entrance, our entrance and bathroom) plus counter and tasting bar regularly with disinfecting wipes.
* Air filters in air conditioner were replaced and will be as needed.
* We will deliver any order of 6+ bottles up to a 10-mile radius. 6-11 bottles, $10 delivery charge. A case of 12+, free delivery.
* We will start closing an hour earlier everyday until March 31 or further notice. Hours are: Monday – Friday, 10 am-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Sundays
* Tastings and classes (and member-only party) are postponed until further notice.