Hello and Happy Friday!
Summer is in full swing, and that means parties, BBQs, weddings and more. Please keep us in mind for all your wine, beer and spirits needs this summer.
Here are a few reminders about some upcoming events:
Last week I sent out the news of my annual celebration of the Basque white wine Txakolina. This year, the party will take place on Sunday, June 30th and is being held at Fat Rice (2957 W. Diversey). You can sign up for the event here.
We are honoring the Basque tradition of Pintxos, by turning Fat Rice into a traditional Pintxos bar for one evening. If you are unfamiliar with the tradition, it involves standing around snacking on small bites of Spanish (and Portuguese) inspired food, washed down with glasses of a bright, lightly spritzy, and high addictive white wine. The cost is $55 per person. Please contact us if you have any other questions.
We also wanted to mention that three spots are still available for our Wednesday, July 17th sparkling wine tasting held at the store. We’ll be pouring 10 different sparkling wines from around the world, and it should be both a fun and educational experience. The cost is $60 per person, and reservations can be made directly with us.
Finally, we are back with another Routier tonight, this one focused on the wines of Southwest France. This exciting region produces many highly individual and delicious wines.
So join us tonight for a snack and a flight of the following three wines, all for $25 per person.
2011 Clos Guirouilh Jurançon Sec
2010 Domaine Etxegaraya Irouleguy Rouge
2007 Château Laffitte-Teston Madiran “Vieilles Vignes”
Hope you can make it!
It’s the second to last Friday of the month, and that is when we introduce the latest “6 for $120-Something” sampler.
For those unfamiliar, the concept is simple; in the course of our tastings each month, we put together a mix of what we think are the best wines tasted in that $20-ish range.
Most of these wines are available by the bottle as well as the case, but the idea here is to give you a selection of wines that you will want to have stocked in your wine rack at home!
So email me to order your sampler, and pick it up at your convenience. They are in stock and ready to go!
Have a great weekend!
Craig & Sheb
6 for $120-Something