Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot
Red Wine of the Month
Merlot is one of those wines that can be intimidating for new wine drinkers. This blackberry merlot is a great way to dip your tows into the world of merlot. It's sweet, but not over powering. It's affordable so you don't have to worry about not liking it after spending a lot. We have found that this is a people pleaser. It's great for a bridal shower, a cook out, a casual dinner or just a glass at the end of the night by a fire. Cheers!
Albert Bichot 2018 Vire-Clessé
White Wine of the Month
Albert Bichot is a leading family-owned and run negociant house and estate owner in Burgundy, formed in 1831 and now based in the town of Beaune. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties are unsurprisingly the main focus. The company owns more than 247 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards, divided among six estates.
The nose on this wine is shy and subtle. It is easy on the palate with its balanced flow. It has a subtle creaminess and lovely freshness. It has a delicious light body with apple/grapefruit and a hint of vanilla. It has a long finish with apricot and limestone. This is an elegant fresh Burgundy with that creaminess that pairs well with food or on its own.
Smithwick's Red Ale
Brew of the Mont
St. Patrick's Day is a day to celebrate all things Irish. If all you know of Irish beer is Guinness, you are missing out. There is a wide aware of Irish beers out there! Why not give Smithwich's a try? It's not a heavy stout, but it will still pair well with salty foods (like corn beefed). The sweet and malty base is accented with bitter notes. It's an easy ale to enjoy, appealing to many pallets.
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Cocktail of the Month
Is there a hot cocktail more well known than the Irish coffee? It's a wonderful combination of wake-up call and time to relax. On chilly mornings, it's a great brunch drink. It's a great way to warm up when gathering with friends outside or to enjoy a late night talk with friends in person or over a video call. Irish coffee is just great! You don't have to be Irish or wait for St. Patricks Day to enjoy this brew. It's a year round staple in our house. We hope you enjoy!
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
3 oz hot brewed coffee
1.5 oz Irish whiskey
Unsweetened whipped cream for garnish.
In a warm mug or heatproof glass, stir sugar into coffee until completely dissolved. Stir in whiskey. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
Mocktail of the Month
Spring is just around the corner, but we are probably still have a few cold days ahead of us. To stay warm, try this simple Mocktail. Cheers!
12 oz hot coffee
4 oz non-alcoholic rum syrup or butter rum syrup (Torani makes some).
Lavender chilled cream and a drizzle of honey.
Lavender Whipped Cream:
In a small saucepan, simmer 1 oz Simple Syrup with 3/4 teaspoon dried lavender buds until fragrant (about 5 min). Strain and let cool. In a chilled bowl, wipe's the lavender syrup with 4 oz chilled heavy creamer until soft peaks form. Use right away! (Makes enough for 4 drinks)
In a heatproof pitcher, combine the coffee and syrup. Stir well. Pour into glasses and top with lavender whipped cream. Drizzle honey over whipped cream. Stay warm!