From the Kitchen - Chef and the Farmer

Saturday Tasting 8/29/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 4:30 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

2014 Biltmore Reserve, Viognier, Asheville, NC

Saturday Only $22.49 (regular $24.99)

2012 Dacapo Barbera d`Asti, Piedmont

Saturday Only $17.10 (regular $19.00)

2011 Bruelle Rena Merlot/Cab Sauv, Medoc

Saturday Only $21.59 (regular $23.99)

 

Saturday Tasting 8/22/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

2014 Hugo, Markus Huber, Austria

Saturday Only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

2014 Domaine de la Pepiere, Muscadet, Loire Valley

Saturday Only $17.99 (regular $19.99)

2014 Txomin Extaniz, Getariako Txakolina, Spain

Saturday Only $24.29 (regular $26.99)


 

Saturday Tasting 7/25/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

 

NV Poema Cava, Penedés, Spain

Saturday Only $12.59 (regular $13.99)

 

NV Perelada Cava, Penedés, Spain

Saturday Only $14.39 (regular $15.99)

 

NV Alla Costiera Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

Saturday Only $17.99 (regular $19.99)

 

Saturday Tasting 7-18-15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

 

2012 Friulano, Visintini, Friuli, Italy

Saturday Only $17.99 (regular $19.99)

 

2009 Sangiovese, Pruneto, Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Saturday Only $24.99 (regular $26.99)

 

2013 Dolcetto D`Asti, Borgo Moncalvo, Loazzolo, Piedmont

Saturday Only $14.99 (regular $16.99)

 

Saturday Tasting 6/13/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

2013 Petit Manseng, Jones von Drehle, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina
Saturday Only $27.89 (regular $30.99)

“Fresh pears with hints of tropical fruit and citrus in the background. A full bodied white wine with an alcohol level to rival most reds. What caught your attention in the aroma does not disappoint in the mouth, it is full of fleshy fruit that continues through to the finish. It ends with crisp, lip smacking acidity tempting you back for another taste immediately.”

 

2012 Tempranillo, Jones von Drehle, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina
Saturday Only $20.69 (regular $22.99)

“Plum and black cherry aromas with hints of licorice and violets. A medium bodied dry red wine with a slight hint of French Oak.”

 

2012 Merlot, Jones von Drehle, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina
Saturday Only $25.19 (regular $27.99)

“Cherry and current aroma with light hints of wild blackberry. Bramble fruit on first sip, soft and filling in the mouth with a nice clean finish.”

www.jonesvondrehle.com


 

Saturday Tasting 6/6/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

2014 Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer, South Africa
Saturday Only $17.99 (regular $19.99)

The nose is a surprising combination of rose petal, litchi, cucumber, summer melon and mango. It is deliciously fresh on the palate with a lovely lime and lemongrass finish.

 

2013 Chablisienne, Saint Bris, Burgundy, France
Saturday Only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

Lemon oil and freshly mowed grass dominates the nose of this wine, while the palate is treated to a spring-water fresh infusion of citrus and gooseberry; there is some tartness, but the mouth-feel is light and easy.


2010 Chateau Jean-Louis Trocard, Bordeaux Supérieur
Saturday Only $18.89 (regular $20.99)

Aromas of dark plum and cassis backed by violets, cedar and smoke waft from the glass. In the mouth, ripe currant and intriguing spice are perfectly balanced by an earth savor.

 

Saturday Tasting 5/30/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case

NV Hillinger, Secco Rosé, Austria
Saturday Only $18.89 (regular $20.99)

100% Pinot Noir. The bouquet is reminiscent of strawberries, the palate appears refreshing with a particularly elegant perlage, fruity and nuanced, with a well-integrated acidity and harmonious finish.

-www.leo-hillinger.com –Imported By: Select Wines, Inc.

 

2014 Gruner Veltliner, Hugo, Markus Huber, Austria
Saturday Only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

Delicate fresh green apple fruity aromas; displaying flavours of lemon; lime and peaches; solid fruit core; rich in finesse; with a beautiful length and mineral tones.

– www.weingut-huber.at -Imported by: Broadbent Selections, Inc.


2010 Grullas de Paso, Edra,  Ribera del Gállego, Spain
Saturday Only $20.69 (regular $22.99)

30% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A fresh wine, easy to understand and enjoy fruit, silky. With a sweet feeling, no residual sugar, but the result of the polyphenolic maturity of the grapes and maceration. Dry, balsamic and roasted fruits. The touch of four months in Wood French and American oak, with its batonnage lees, it gives the  - www.bodega-edra.com

 

Saturday Tasting 5/23/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case


2014 Domaine de Triennes, Provence, France
Saturday Only $23.39 (regular $25.99)

Cinsault blended with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot. “This wine has a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers with hints of vanilla. It has the harmony and elegance that has earned world-wide appreciation of the rosés of Provence. Triennes rosé is the perfect accompaniment to a sunny summer afternoon.” – www.triennes.com

 

2012 Friulano, Visintini, Friuli, Italy
Saturday Only $17.99 (regular $19.99)

Friulano is a grape variety most famous for its role in the white wines of Friuli, northeastern Italy. These wines are lively and fruit-driven with notes of citrus and almond, and often a touch of minerality. The Visintini family maintain 28 hactares of certified organic vineyard. They also produce Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, a Bianco, and a Rosso.


2009 Chianti Classico, Pruneto, Tuscany
Saturday Only $24.29 (regular $26.99)

Chianti Classico is a Sangiovese driven red wine that has been produced in the heart of Tuscany for over 2000 years.  The Sangiovese grape is blended with other indegenious grapes, or Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Riccardo Lanza maintains a small estate of 3.5 hectares divided into 2 vineyards. “Riccardo Lanza makes Chianti Classico that lives up to its prestigious designation. His work defines and frames a real view of Radda. Tasting real Sangiovese like Prunetos emphasizes how this grape is still underrated and under-appreciated, even in Italy. Sangiovese can make the best red wine, and is the flavor of Tuscany.” – www.piedmontwineimports.com

 

Saturday Tasting, 5/2/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case


Voirin-Jumel Brut, Cramant, Champagne, France
Saturday Only $55.79 (regular $61.99)

From the Grand Cru village Cramant in Champagne, France. Floral and citrus aromas, a creamy texture with a fleeting note of apricot, and a long, fine, and mineraled finish.

-Charles Neal Selections

 

2013 La Chablisienne, Saint-Bris, Burgundy, France
Saturday Only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

The tiny Saint-Bris appellation is quite a rarity, in that it is a Burgundian Appellation planted to Sauvignon Blanc.  With lemon, green apple, melon, minerality and great acidity.


2013 Domaine Les Aphillanthes, Rouge Carmin, Cotes Du Rhone
Saturday Only $19.79 (regular $21.99)

Red and black currant fruit intermixed with dusty, loamy soil and underbrush characteristics, this medium-bodied, silky Cotes du Rhone.

 

Saturday Tasting, 4/11/15

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

5% off a ½ case

10% off a case


2013 Little James’ Basket Press, St. Cosme, Rhone Valley, Viognier
Saturday Only $13.29 (regular $14.99)
“We make this wine on a very simple and classical way. We look for energy, freshness, and aromatic expression. It can be tasted as an apéritif, or be a nice accompaniment to many different dishes such as grilled vegetables, fishes, stilton, blue cheeses, asparagus, chicken with morels, or risotto with truffles…Lemon skin, cooked tangerine, watermelon, peach.”

2014 My Essential Rose, Provence, France, Grenache/Cinsault/Syrah/Carignin/Moourvedre
Saturday Only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

“From the South of France, just over the hill from Aix, a blend of predominantly Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. The idea is rosé, as I love it; dry and refreshing, smell red yet taste like a lip-smackingly delicious white. Importantly, this is not saignée, it’s all straight to press goodness. Pass the chalice and get after it.” –Importer

2012 Zenato Alanera Rosso, Veneto, Italy, Corina/Rondinella
Saturday Only $26.09 (regular $28.99)

Alanera translates as “black wing,” a reference to the raven, “corvino” in Italian, and homage to the Valpolicella region’s treasured indigenous grape, “Corvina”.  50% of all the grapes harvested to produce this wine are partially dried for 45-60 days.  The highly concentrated juice from these partially dried grapes adds an unusually complex spectrum of aromas and flavors to the blend. Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco.  On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins.  Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish.