All posts tagged: Brooklyn wine tastings

Domino de Berzal Crianza 2006

We’ve got a cool deal on this red wine built for summer. Stop by the wine store tonight, Friday July 29 from 6-8 pm to try it!

Originally retailing for over $20, we were offered 50 percent off the Dominio de Berzal Rioja Crianza 2006 by a distributor making room for  a new fall lineup but only if we took it all immediately. So we did. And we’re happy to offer it to you at $11 a bottle.

From tempranillo grapes grown in the Rioja region and aged at least a year in oak barrels and another year in the bottle, Dominio de Berzal Crianza is made in the modern, masculine vein, flush with dark fruit, notes of cedar, cigar box, and sweet spice.  This is a full and powerful red with firm tannins making it ideal for summer grilling.

Domino de Berzal Crianza 2006 ($11, $9.35 on 12 bottles or more). Call us at (718) 797-9463 to order!

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Weekend Tastings

From 6-8pm at the wine store, come try Benoit Gautier Vouvray 2008 ($14), which the NY Times called “balanced and pleasing with spicy citrus flavors” in giving it the same two and a half stars as wines twice the price.  What the Times  tasting panel described as “more than a touch of sweetness” we find to be just a hint making it the perfect wine to transition from spring to summer.  In Mike’s words “definitely a winner at $14” and a marvelously affordable introduction to the Loire Valley’s expression of the Chenin Blanc grape.  Laura from the cheese counter will select a cheese to pair.

On Saturday from 2-4 pm at Provisions we’ll sample Naif’s African hot sauces with a demo by Naif herself!  Come try 3 traditional hot sauces from North Africa. They are hot but have a great balance of flavor.  Great to serve on couscous, rice, meat, fish, vegetables.  Sounds like you’ll need the touch of sweetness in that Vouvray to cut the heat!

Finally on Saturday from 5-7 pm you can sample Violette Royale cocktails at the wine store made with Rothman + Winter Creme de Violette.

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