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Join us this Saturday for our
Final Four ofThanksgiving! 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: "Alternative Thanksgiving Wines"
- Saturday's Tasting: Thanksgiving Selections pt.2

top Greetings! 
"Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé!"
Nouveau NV 
"This is so much better than the schlock from the grocery store!"
- Claire S.
    Now in stock from our favorite producer of Beaujolais Nouveau, Domaine Vissoux (a.k.a. Pierre Chermette), are two brand new examples of this quintessentially young French red!  These juicy, fresh, and berryish delights have arrived, true to form, just in time for holiday festivities and offer a fresh and wonderfully delicious opportunity to celebrate the 2012 harvest.  These wines often sell out in a matter of days, so don't wait to discover this year's most artful Nouveau wines!
 [click links below for more info]
What's in the stuffing
Thanksgiving Board 
    Thanksgiving is right around the corner - exactly one week away!  We have a large display of our favorites for this year's great feast - chosen for their food-friendliness, versatility, and (we dare say) deliciousness.  Immediately inside the front door we have nine ideal wines ranging from value-priced DAILY wines to festive and gorgeous MONTHLY-priced ones. And, if none of these tickle your fancy, there are dozens more on the shelf, including many that are every bit as exceptional.  Just ask!

This year's top Thanksgiving picks: 
  • Hofstätter - Lagrein  $19.99
  • Baileyana - Pinot Noir "Firepeak"  $22.99
  • Binz - Riesling Trocken [1 Liter!] $14.99 
  • Mas Del Périé - "Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées..." Rouge $19.99
  • Steininger - "Young"  $11.99 
  • Bedin - Prosecco Brut "Treviso"  $13.99
  • Anton Bauer - Wagram Rosé  $12.99
  • Schafer - "The Chancellor" White $14.99
  • Vinae Mureri - Garnacha "Xiloca"  $12.99
"How much is that meatstick in the window?"
Giacomo Salami
Limited Edition 2012! 
Giacomo LTD Salame
    With the approach of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we always look forward to the yearly arrival of Giacomo's Wine Authorities exclusive holiday Salami!  It has arrived, and if we may say so, it's quite possibly the best yet!  Spicy, succulent, and indulgent, these masterpieces of Abruzzo/Marche-inspired goodness are merely $24.99 and available only for a few short weeks!
This year it's a spicy one, 1 3/4 pounds, made with Marchetti Montepulciano, red pepper, aged pecorino, sun-dried tomatoes, and fennel.  Only 250 were made, so get them soon before they are gone.
Buy the Salami and the wine it's made with and save $6 for the perfect pair!:
Ltd edition 2012 Salami ($24.99)
Marchetti Montepulciano ($13.99)
= $38.98
(-$6.00 discount)
= $32.98
Le Garrigon
Has Returned
Garrigon Starburst
    How often is it that you can find beautiful quality and bountiful quantity wrapped up neatly together in a single, seamless package?  Domaine Le Garrigon's majestic 3 liter box of delicious red wine from the Southern Rhone is precisely such a package, and it's currently in stock!  Normally, we only receive a few hundred of these much sought-after bundles of joy a year, but we've been fortunate enough to bring it another round just in time for the holidays!

$29.99 each = $7.50/bottle


buy two and get 10% off
$26.99 each = $6.75/bottle


buy three and get 15% off
$25.49 each = $6.37/bottle


buy four (or more) and get 20% off
$23.99 each = $5.99/bottle!
Eric Asimov visit 
December 15th! 
Asimov & Book
   On Saturday, December 15th, we'll be joined in store by none other than Eric Asimov, impassioned New York Times wine journalist and author of the critically acclaimed (and beautifully titled) book, "How to Love Wine," which he'll be signing from 1:00 to 3:00 as we perform our free weekly Saturday tasting!  Put it in your calendar.

Why, thank you! 
Real Customer Comment:

"Thank you! Continue being excellent!"

  - Bob S-K.   


Tasty Tuesday!
Thanksgiving Wines
  This Tuesday, November 20th, we present our mid-week FREE wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty! From 5:00 - 7:00, we host this bonus tasting of three wines to get you through the early week and land you safely on hump day!
Alternative Turkey
   "Alternative Thanksgiving wines" are about a lot more than just turkey!  Sure, they have to pair splendidly with the enormous birds, hams, and odd side dishes that we've somehow collectively agreed should be served together, but it's also important that they have a bit of additional flare and added versatility.  After all, with a holiday as crowded and food-centric as Thanksgiving, you never know what manner of strange casserole might end up at the table!  Join us this Tuesday as we showcase three food friendly wines that really rock... 
And don't forget:
Tasty Tuesday 20% 
Mixed Case Discount! 
    After you taste, put together 12 bottles from our Tasty Tuesday lineup, and we'll take an entire 20% off!
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM 
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting 

Thanksgiving Selections 2012 Part Two:
"The Final Four"

Join us this week for part two of our "Thanksgiving Selections" tasting.  Thanksgiving celebrations are, by design, tests of endurance and indulgence, and they're so much the better when paired with the right wines.  This year, we've selected an ensemble of returning holiday champions and exciting new arrivals (don't worry, they get along splendidly!) to accompany you to this year's festivities.  This line-up has its sights honed on classic Thanksgiving fare but will gladly rise to the occasion of more unusual and adventurous meals.  Join us this Saturday to taste!
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



"The Chancellor" 2011 

Kanzler, Kerner, Riesling 

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

The Schafer winery is dark, wet and cold. Perfect for creating crisp elegant whites of character. We tasted through the usual suspects like Riesling and Sylvaner, when they presented this odd white blend called Trivini (three grapes). Clearly it was a stunning value with elegant flavors, but oh that name. Turns out there are...
On Sale $14.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Bauer Rosé

Anton Bauer

Wagram Rosé 2011

{sustainable} Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, Syrah, Merlot  

 (Wagram, Austria)

Fourth generation winemaker, Anton Bauer has a reputation for making traditional-style wines in the hills of Wagram in Austria. This is one of our most popular Rosés, and Tony hits it out of the garden again this year! Dry, minerally, and...
  On Sale $12.99 [Full Description] 



(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)



Pinot Noir 2010
"Firepeak Vineyard" 

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Edna Valley, California)

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: "Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue." This Pinot vineyard area is located just inland of the cool.... 
On Sale $22.99 [Full description]

(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



Mas del Périé 
Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées 2011

{biodynamic} 50% Malbec,

50% Cabernet Franc 

(Southwestern France)

 SOFT, SUPPLE & SPICY. BLACKBERRY & POMEGRANATE Fabien Jouves doesn't just rock the classic style of Cahors. He also makes a few "vins de soif" (quaffers.) This one is half Cabernet Franc, a grape illegal here, thus the "Vin de France" lack of appellation & no vintage on the label. The name is a pun on "Tu Vien Plus Aux Soirees" meaning "You're no longer welcome at this party" a....
On Sale $19.99 [Full description]

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Six for Sixty
6 for Sixty
Here's our deal this month; a package of six reds or six whites for $60 plus tax.  You can double down and buy two: one of each or two of one for $110 plus tax.  Sorry, no other discounts apply.

Show me the six

Show me the six

[click links to see this month's selection!]

on the Enomatic:  Enomatic
Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):


Jean Paul Brun 

Rosé d' Folie 

$16.99 on sale


Domaine Serol  


"De Butte en Blanc"

$19.99 on sale



Riesling Trocken 1L

$14.99 on sale


"First Hill" White 

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Robert Serol 

Cote Roannaise

Les Blondins 

$18.99 on sale


Domaine de Colette 


"Vieilles Vignes" 

$18.99 on sale



Pinot Noir

"Grand Firepeak" $22.99 on sale

Vinae Mureri  

"Xiloca" Garnacha   

 $12.99 on sale






Mas del Périé 

"Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées..." 

$19.99 on sale



$19.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 

Cotes du Rhone

"La Calade"
$39.99 on sale





Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Farmhand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local

Vande Rose Farms

  • Applewood

Farmhand Foods

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Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian
  • Smoked Polish


Big Spoon

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  

8oz Jar - $8.00
16oz Jar - $12.00

  • Peanut Cashew
  • Peanut Almond
  • Penut Pecan 

8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 


Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Espresso   Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Nueva Armenia, Guatemala 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Las Milpas Decaf, Mexico                 
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