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This Saturday, we welcome Eric Asimov!
Join us here for a book-signing, holiday tasting, & more... 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: A Yuletide of German Wine!
- Saturday's Tasting: "Tempered by the Fruit of Another"

top Greetings! 
Special Guest:
Eric Asimov!
Asimov & Book
     This Saturday (December 15th), from 1:00 to 3:00, we'll be joined in store by none other than Eric Asimov, New York Times wine journalist and impassioned author of the critically acclaimed (and beautifully titled) book, "How to Love Wine," which he'll be signing as we present our free weekly Saturday tasting!  Eric's philosophy is one that resonates powerfully with us.  He advocates loving wine and enjoying it as opposed to collecting, rating, and status-symbolizing it.  Stop by the event page that Eric has created on Facebook for the option to RSVP!

Also Featuring Porchetta!
Porchetta Saturday! 
    From 12:00 to 4:00, we'll be joined in our parking lot by the masterful porkmeisters of Porchetta.  If you think that their famously ornate truck is colorful, just wait until you taste their cooking.  Saddle up to the window and order from their fantastic regular menu
Chag Sameach!
Blue Bottles 2
We have the perfect wines to pair with the many fried dishes of Hanukkah!
Check out the
December Six for $ixty!
(in the upper right)
Holiday Gift Wrap
     Nothing is more fun to unwrap than a bottle of delicious farmer-produced wine, and we have our team of highly skilled wrapping specialists at the ready to put a special touch on your gift bottles!
  • Four or fewer, we can wrap on the spot
  • Five or more can be picked up the next day
   Descriptions are included!  Gift certificates and Enomatic cards make sublime stocking stuffers as well!
We'd give you the shirts right off our backs!
   Well, perhaps we wouldn't give them too you, but we'd certainly be thrilled to see you giving them as gifts or wearing them!  We're all stocked up on both our break out hits, "Durham: Crunchy on the Outside" and "Farmers not Factories" tees for stuffing stockings or gettin' extra swanky at holiday parties.  Don't leave your friends standing, confused, clutching a cold fruit cake between their mittens this holiday season when it would be much more exciting to give them something fun to wear!

  • Durham: Crunchy on the Outside    (Blue or Red) 
  • Wine From Farmers Not Factories  (Brick or Cement)

Sizes: Small, Med, Large, X-L, 2X-L


Cheese for Dessert!
Rush Creek!  
    When it comes to seasonal cheese, Uplands Cheese Company in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, makes two of the finest examples, Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Rush Creek Reserve. Uplands is a farmstead dairy, meaning they make their cheeses with milk only from their own cows. Sounds familiar, huh? Estate wines, farmstead cheese. Andy Hatch makes excellent use of the richer autumn and winter's milk in the "Rush Creek Reserve," which he models after the legendary Vacherin Mont d'Or (a cheese that marks the holiday season just as much as mistletoe or eggnog). This is a 12 oz washed rind wheel wrapped in spruce bark that oozes with sweet, woodsy goodness - the kind of cheese you eat with a spoon! An exceptionally rare treat, this is perfect for the holidays! 
  • Very limited availability
  • $26.99/wheel
Why, thank you! 
Real Customer Comment:

"I always know that when I come in here,
I'll leave with good wine."

  - Erin L.  


Tasty Tuesday:
A Yuletide of
German Wine!
  This Tuesday, December 18th, 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!
Yuletide Santa
       Just in time for tidings of the yule-er-ific variety, we've gotten majorly restocked in some of our all time German favorites.  These are not only crisp and comforting treats from the land of Yule elves and reindeer, they're truly phenomenal party wines and values.  Join us this Tuesday for a tasting which features a liter of off-dry (and a box of bone dry) Riesling as well as a spicy, medium bodied Dornfelder that's sure to turn the heads of all those who love reds! 
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 

Holiday Tasting Part 1:
"Tempered by the Fruit of Another"
Fruit Tree What makes a great blend great?  Sometimes, it's the tempering presence of subtler, gentler grapes to add finesse and encourage subtlety to a wine dominated by a particularly muscular varietal.  This Saturday, we'll showcase four examples of this important, tried-and-true phenomenon straight from this year's top holiday picks.  Last but certainly not least, Eric Asimov (author, New York Times wine journalist, and tireless champion of sincere wine enjoyment) will be joining us from one to three for a special signing of his new book, "How to Love Wine."
(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


L'Aulée Intense

Chateau de L'Aulée 

Touraine Brut


80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay 

(Middle Loire, France)

Produced in exactly the same way as Champagne, but from the Touraine region of the Loire Valley, this Brut has very fine bubbles with persistent aromas of white fruit, apples, pears and citrus such as lemon. The floral aromas of...
On Sale $17.99 [Full description]


(DAILY WINE™ $11.99 or LESS)



"First Hill White" 2011

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Welschriesling, 10% Grüner Veltliner  

 (Burgenland, Austria)

HERBS AND RIPE PEARS, LOVINGLY SOFT, MEDIUM BODIED  Much like its professionally handsome creator, this wine has the relaxed insouciance of a vacationing movie star. A lovely blend with a breezy, slightly disreputable vibe, this is a great all-evening quaffer that will make you feel like you're...
  On Sale $11.99 [Full Description] 

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


Tempranillo Calògiordano

Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008

60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato    

 (Sicily, Italy)

From vines exceeding a hundred years of age comes this shining example of Sicily's first and, to date, only DOCG. Combining the structure and dark fruit of the Nero d'Avola grape (60%) and the delicate, aromatic appeal of Frappato (40%), this fantastic and thoroughbred Sicilian red represents land owned and farmed by the Giordano family of Vittoria for over...
  On Sale $17.99 [Full Description]  


(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to  $19.99)



Labranche Laffont Madiran Domaine Labranche Laffont
Madiran 2008  

70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 

(Southwest France)

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand-harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up... 
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):


Chateau la Colombière

Vin Gris 

$13.99 on sale


Eric de Suremain

Rully Blanc 1er Cru 

$31.99 on sale





$15.99 on sale

Pas Saint Martin

Saumur Blanc 

$15.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 




$48.99 on sale


Fattoria Rodano 

Chianti Classico


$34.99 on sale


Chateau La Colombière 

Fronton Rouge


$14.99 on sale


Cerusuolo di Vittoria 

 $17.99 on sale



Douro Tinto

"Lua Nova 



Poderi Elia 

Barbera d'Asti 

$16.99 on sale

Domaine Le Garrigon 

Vin de Mediterranée


$10.99 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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