If you still need gift suggestions, click here for a listing of the gift sets that we have available. It'll save you some time when you get to the store.
Events in Lawrenceville
We have a couple of events on the agenda for this weekend. Today, from 5-7pm, we have a free tasting of Bulleit Bourbon, with a complimentary rocks glass etching available. Click here for details. On Saturday, we have a free tasting of Hetta Glogg (a variation of mulled wine), from 4-7pm.
Win the Barrel! We're raffling off this (empty) Woodford Reserve barrel, with the proceeds to benefit HomeFrontNJ. The drawing will be this Sunday, December 21.
Click here for the Lawrenceville store holiday schedule.
Events in Woodbridge
Today, from 2-4pm, we have a free tasting of The Macallan. Sample their 10, 12 or 15 year expressions. Complimentary gift wrap is also available.
Click here for the Woodbridge store holiday schedule.
Since you're likely looking for it as well, it won't surprise you to know that we sell a lot of Champagne and Sparkling Wine at this time of year. Just so we all speak the same language, Champagne refers to a specific type of sparkling wine, made in a specific manner, from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine made elsewhere can be made as Champagne is made (Méthode Champenoise or Méthode Traditionelle), but, by treaty and tradition, should not be called Champagne. You will find some domestic sparkling wine listed as Champagne, and they were "Grandfathered" in.
Champagne and sparkling wine also have a range of styles that reflect sweetness. What you'll usually see is "Brut," which is dry, and Sec or Demi-Sec, which have a bit of sweetness.
Our staff loved it as well: "A brilliant “value” among Champagne! Citrus and mineral notes take the lead with green apple and pear flavors in the background. A slight ginger note takes hold on the finish. A dry, clean style that has a very attractive green apple juiciness that keeps you coming back for more. This puts some of the big house Champagnes to shame!" Available at $35.99 in the Bottle Club®.
|Blanc de Noir|
The Blanc de Noir rates 90 points from Wine Spectator. The rich and toasty character of the Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berry aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker's Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry. $13.99 in the Bottle Club®.
The Brut offers a crisp, and full-bodied sparkling wine, which has developed rich complexity and fine mousse. The allure of toasty finish from twenty-four months on tirage, is a complement to the sophisticated apple and citrus flavor.Winemaker's Note: Brilliant with ultra fine bubbles. A wonderful fine bouquet dominated by green apple and grapefruit flavors. A truly classic house style! A Wine Spectator Best Buy, at only $12.99 in the Bottle Club®.
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Have a great weekend!