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Wine of the Week: 2010 Vina Cuesta Tempranillo

This sale is valid until October 29, 2016.

Wine of the Week: 2010 Vina Cuesta Colora Organic Tempranillo

wotw1023Las Mesas, Spain – Old Vines, No Sulfites Added.

Regular $14.99

Sale $9.99 or $125/case

Sulfite-free vinification: Only the best grapes are used. They are carefully cleaned and placed in steel vats that have been cleaned with purified water and salt. Fermentation is done with yeasts found on the grapes and aging and bottling are done in an oxygen-free environment.

A clear, bright, garnet wine. The nose is filled with the aromas of fresh red cherries, red raspberries and wild strawberries with a hint of candied berries. In the mouth the wine is refreshing with a slight pétillance and overflows with juicy red-fruit flavors, balanced by a palate-cleansing acidity. It’s a wine to quaff chilled with a picnic or savored at a dinner party.

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Painting & Pairing: Umbria

Join us for another Painting & Pairing event at G.B. Russo & Son on Thursday October 27th, from 6 to 9 PM.

This month, we will feature the breathtaking region of Umbria. In honor of Frank Russo’s 100th birthday, our menu will include some of his favorite delizioso Italian foods (our century-old family recipes!), paired with samples of 2 regional wines.

All painting supplies and food/wine samples are included with the price of admission!

We hope to see you there!

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GREAT Beer & Wine Specials. Salute!

Four Great 90+ Rated Wines Under $20

One of my favorite importers to work with for high quality wines at bargain prices is Eric Solomon.  The first part of long awaited discount priced direct import shipment has arrived.  I have selected 4 2012 vintage reds under $20 all rated 90 points or higher by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate buying guide.

2012 Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Reg. $18.99, D.I. $14.99 or $160/cs

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2012 Domaine Andezon Cotes du Rhone Reg. $13.99, D.I. $10.99 or $120/cs

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2012 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Reg. $17.99 D.I. $12.99 or $144/cs

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2012 Saint Roch Kerbuccio Reg. $21.99 D.I. $17.99 or $200/cs

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Quantities are limited for these items.  If you would like to reserve any of the wines listed above, please contact me at drusso@gbrusso.com.

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 Treasure Hunter Cab End of Bin Sale

Typically, the wines under the Treasure Hunter label do not identify the specific vineyard that their wines come from.  The exception to this rule is the 2010 Saint Helena Road Vineyard Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon (Reg. $31.99).  This is a mountain top vineyard located close to the boarder between Napa and Sonoma counties on the Sonoma side.  It was a special one-time only batch of wine made by the winemaker for Screaming Eagle for Treasure Hunter.  It has very good fruit concentration of blackberry and crème de cassis and very polished smooth tannins.  The local wholesaler for Treasure Hunter is moving to a new location.  They are discounting many items that there are only a few cases left so they don’t have to move them to the new location.  We purchased what was left of this wine and now we can offer the 2010 Treasure Hunter Saint Helena Road Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon for $19.99 each.  If you would like to reserve some of this wine, please contact me at drusso@gbrusso.com

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Regular $4.49/22oz bottles

Close-Out Sale $1.99each or

$13.50/case

Toasted Lager –Well, we’ve upgraded from our original direct-fire brick kettle, but our flagship Toasted Lager still has the same toasted flavor it was named for. Copper in color, our most popular and unique brew is made from six different malts, including English Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Wheat, and Belgian Caravienna. Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking and the special lager yeast we use produces an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.

 Rastafa Rye –No children, no cry! In true Rastafarian spirit – drinking our RastafaRye Ale directly benefits underprivileged kids. Everything is Irie with our award-winning RastafaRye Ale, a hearty rye malt, blended with fresh West Coast hops resulting in a delicious, deep copper ale with just the right amount of rye flavor to offset the spicy, floral characteristics of the hops. The Blue Point Brewing Company donates a portion of all RastafaRye Ale sales to They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) a Taj Weekes charity foundation that helps orphaned and underprivileged children in the Caribbean and around the world:

 Oatmeal Stout –Oats aren’t just for breakfast you know? Commonly referred to as a “meal in a glass,” our Oatmeal Stout is definitely the one meal of the day you should not miss. A rich, deeply malted extravaganza of a beer, Blue Point Brewing’s Oatmeal Stout is a dark beer drinker’s dream come true. We use pale, crystal, chocolate, and roasted malts with just the right amount of flaked oats added to produce an uncommonly silky brew. This full-flavored and rich tasting legendary dark beer is a romantically delicious microbrew to share with someone special, at anytime of the day or evening.

 Cherry Imperial Stout-Truly worthy its majestic name in fluid ounces, our Sour Cherry Imperial Stout is anything but sour. In fact, we have to make sure there’s plenty of it available for Valentine’s Day – after all, nothing says love like chocolates and a Sour Cherry Imperial Stout. This is an extremely complex version of the classic Russian beer style with plenty of roasted, black, and chocolate malts that delivers multi-layered coffee and sherry notes in a surprisingly smooth package. The beer is then matured with just a kiss of real sour red cherries. If you see Sour Cherry Imperial Stout on tap, give it a try – like true love, it’s sometimes hard to find.

 No Aplolgies-Our Double IPA is not for the faint of heart. Or tongue. Since our very first batch, we set out to craft a big ale that would pack a punch but still leave you coming back for more. Brewed only in small batches from the finest European malts and American hops, the huge, earthy dry hop aroma of No Apologies finishes with a pleasing caramel sweetness. Five hop varieties round out this fully balanced brew that will tantalize your taste buds and warm your soul. If you happen to find a lot of bittering hops to be offensive, well, we offer No Apologies!

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  Regular $9.39/6pk Can

Close-Out Sale $3.99/6pk or

$13.50/case

Toasted Lager

Toasted Lager still has the same toasted flavor it was named for. Copper in color, our most popular and unique brew is made from six different malts, including English Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Wheat, and Belgian Caravienna. Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking and the special lager yeast we use produces an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.

 White IPA

Remaining at the forefront of experimentation, the brewers at Blue Point have produced a white beer/IPA hybrid that is well on its way to creating a new style for the beer description books. Our White IPA is an unfiltered European-style white ale with a fresh American IPA finish. Brewed with malted and unmalted wheat and just the right amount of west coast hops, it’s fermented with German yeast to give it a perfectly balanced character with less bitterness than traditional IPAs.

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Rosemount Chardonnay/Semillon

Regular $7.99

Close-Out Sale $3.99

A fresh, fruity, dry white with a pear/apple fruit character.

Cheers!

Dave Russo

G.B. Russo & Son

 

 

 

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Smart Buy Malbec from France

Most wine drinkers are familiar with the bold, fruit forward style of Malbec from Argentina that are filling store shelves these days, but few Americans are familiar with Malbec from the Cahors region of France.  While the black colored wines of Cahors are full-bodied, like their Argentine counterparts, they tend to be a degree lower in alcohol and the tannin level is not quite a sharp.  Most wine drinkers that have had Cahors don’t realize that it is made with Malbec, because until recently the word Malbec did not appear on the front label.  Now that French labeling laws have changed, the grape variety and the appellation can appear on the front label at the same time.  The co-op run by Georges Vigouroux in Cahors has capitalized on this recent change in the labeling law with the introduction of Pigmentum Malbec Cahors.  The word “Pigmentum” refers to what the Romans called the wine made from the ancestor of Malbec in Cahors a couple of millennia ago. Also, the words Malbec and Cahors prominently displayed on the label.  The superb quality of the 2010 Pigmentum Malbec Cahors ($9.99 – 90 points Wine Spectator) is so good that I think more Americans will become familiar with Malbec Cahors style.  If you would like to reserve a case of Pigmentum for the special price of $115, please contact Dave