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2015 Weingut Oekonomierat J. Geil Bechtheimer Heilig Kreuz Scheurebe Kabinett

Starting off the week with an off-dry German wine. Sweet white peaches, nectarines, a hint of honeysuckle, white flowers, and wet stone on the nose. Nectarines and peaches on the palate with a hint of honey, sweet lemon, and stony minerality on the finish. 

3/5 bones

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Scheurebe

9.5% abv

Rheinhessen, GERMANY

2008 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Opening Christmas season with this wine from one of the oldest wineries in Montefalco DOCG. “Scacciadiavoli” literally means “to cast out the devil” and this winery apparently got its name from a reclusive Shaman who was known for using the local wine during his exorcisms. My humans just use this wine to deal with me on Mondays after holidays. Big and bold on the nose with plums, cherries, blackberries, leather, deep wood, and aged balsamic. Dark cherries and dark plums on the palate with dark tea tannins, leather, and wood. You can definitely get a sense of the alcohol. This wine makes you want to grab a bite of italian cured meat, or perhaps a filleto al tartufo (steak with truffles).

4/5 bones

$$$

Sagrantino

15% abv

Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria), ITALY

2016 d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne McLaren Vale

Easing into the holiday weekend with an Aussie white. Asian pear, lemon, white flowers, chamomile, and white tea notes on the nose. Similar on the palate with a hint of orange blossom. 

3/5 bones

$$

Viognier, Marsanne

13.3% abv

McLaren Vale, AUSTRALIA

2016 Domaine Turner Pageot 48 H “L’Existence des Choix”

Happy Monday! Welcoming the week with some adult soda. Strawberries and cherries on the nose. Delicious chewy, gummy, peppered red fruit on the palate. This is just fun to drink. Especially at this price. You should drink it too.

4/5 bones

$

Grenache (80%), Syrah (20%) 

14% abv

Languedoc-Roussillon, FRANCE

2016 Weingut Hajszan Neumann Nussberg Wiener Gemischter Satz

Oh hey there. Enjoying this Wine Wednesday with this biodynamic field blend from Austria. Lemon, white pepper, lime, and prickly pear notes on the nose. Lemon and lime on the palate with nice minerality and a dusting of white pepper. 

4/5 bones

$$

Grüner Veltliner, Riesling,  Pinot blanc, Welschriesling, Muskateller

13% abv

Vienna, AUSTRIA

2017 Paul-Henri Thillardon Chénas “Vibrations”

Feeling some good vibrations this Monday with this Bojo on paw. Deeper, darker fruit on the nose with some cherries, strawberries, and a hint of wood mixed in. Super tart on the palate with red fruit and searing acidity.

3/5 bones

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Gamay

Beaujolais (Burgundy), FRANCE

2018 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence “Studio by Miraval” Rosé

Gliding into a holiday week with some Provencal rose by Miraval. Apparently this is inspired by a music recording studio that they have on their estate where some bands that you might have heard of (Pink Floyd, AC/DC) have recorded! Peaches, white cherries, stone fruit, lemon, and rose on the nose. Simpler on the palate with peach, cherry, and a hint of strawberry notes. 

3/5 bones

$$

Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle, Tibouren

13% abv

Côtes de Provence, FRANCE

2017 Cantine Barbera Tivitti Inzolia Menfi

Rawr. Starting off the week fierce. Baked yellow apples, orange rind, almond paste, and dried apricots on the nose. Similar on the palate where this dances between oxidative and acidic notes. 

3/5 bones

$

Inzolia

12.5% abv

Sicily, ITALY

2015 Domaine Turner Pageot G 230

Yo! Good Grenache is a thing to behold. This stuff just pops in your mouth. Peppered strawberries, cherries, and red licorice notes abound. Bright, bright fruit on this guy. Give it a sip!

4/5 bones

$$$

Grenache (80%), Mourvèdre (20%)

14% abv

Languedoc, FRANCE

The Botanist Gin

Oh hello. This is a gin made by Bruichladdich Distillery in Islay, maker of some great single malts! This guy is made with 22 local botanicals (and a few not local)! Starts with classic notes of juniper and citrus with a bit of an oily nose of forest, underbrush, and mint. Oily, nice, and smooth on the palate with juniper, citrus, and woody herbs dancing in your mouth. This is a beautiful gin on its own, in a martini, or in other long drinks like a G&T. Be warned – it’s so perfumed and smooth, you might have more than a few before you know it!

46% abv

SCOTLAND