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Featured Cheese- Beehive Barely Buzzed

November 30th, 2023

An espresso and lavender rub imparts notes of butterscotch and caramel, which are prevalent near the rind, but find their way to the center of the cheese. This is a full-bodied cow’s milk cheese with a nutty flavor and smooth texture.

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Wine of the Week- Classic Bordeaux

November 30th, 2023

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon 2016 Haut-Médoc $23.99 / bottle *$20.39 by the mixed case discount Larose-Trintaudon began as a single vineyard planted in 1853 by Henry Delaroze, then the mayor of Saint-Laurent du Médoc. Due to timing, he just missed the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux. The estate was however recognized as producing wines of a serious quality,…

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Custom Holiday Cheese Platters

November 30th, 2023

Cheese platters will be available over the weekends in December or can be made to order.  Choose from over 50 varieties of cheese, plus crackers, mustards, charcuterie and condiments! 24 to 48 hour lead time is recommended for custom platters.

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When in Athens, Drink as the Athenians Do

November 28th, 2023

Let’s be frank, I’m not cool, nor have I ever been cool, and I don’t get out much. When I do get out to a restaurant or bar I linger over the wine list looking for points of interest or thoughtful cultivation. Sometimes I linger long enough to start getting elbowed into action to order…

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The Dreaded Thanksgiving Article Part 2: Judge Dread

November 21st, 2023

So you thought I was done. You thought that you’d gotten away with only a single Thanksgiving piece from this running newsletter. Well you were wrong. There’s more. Last week I offered guidelines, with one or two specifics, this week I’ll offer what’s on my personal short list of what to bring. The trouble with…

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Wine of the Week-Dme de Roche-Guillon 2022 Beaujolais Villages

November 21st, 2023

Domaine de Roche-Guillon 2022 Beaujolais Villages $17.99 We all know that it’s a great time of year for Beaujolais Nouveau, but it’s certainly worth considering the fuller, more structured wines of the Beaujolais-Villages appellation. Wines labeled Beaujolais-Villages come from vineyards in the named villages within the Beaujolais region and are usually higher quality than those…

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Honey Bee Goat Cheese

November 17th, 2023

Honey Bee Goat® Made with a drizzle of honey added to pure goat milk for a cashew-like nutty sweetness. Slightly sweet, full of flavor, yet not strong or salty. Easy to slice, grate or cube, wonderful in salads or as a snack with fruit. World Cheese Champion – 2016. At the Madison, Wisconsin, USA World…

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The Dreaded Thanksgiving Article

November 14th, 2023

You knew this was coming. It never fails. Every year around this time every newspaper, food and wine magazine, podcast, radio cooking show, newsletter, and town crier have recommendations for what wine to drink at Thanksgiving. Well, I’m no different. Low hanging fruit though it may be, it is certainly something worth talking about. As…

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Cheese Spotlight- Humboldt Fog

November 10th, 2023

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Goat Milk Cheese Typical Cut Pieces are $8- $12, $22/lb. A multi- award winning cheese!  This is “a soft-ripened goat cheese featuring a distinctive ribbon of edible vegetable ash.  You’ll enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream complemented with floral notes , herbaceous overtones and a clean citrus finish.  As it matures, the…

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Penelope Toasted Barrel Store Pick- Sold Out

November 9th, 2023

Penelope Toasted Barrel Store Pick- Sold Out Barrel Toasted #3 Char Toast Heavy Barrel Strength 57%/114 proof Age 5 yrs Back in July Joe and I took the trek up to New Jersey to visit with the folks from Penelope Bourbon. We had the opportunity to try a few barrels while we were there and…

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