Joseph Phelps, Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards, Sonoma Coast, 2014 - $38.99
Bright and fresh with firm acidity and balanced minerality. Overflowing with Gravenstein apple, vanilla bean and Kaffir lime notes followed by a long lemon creme finish.
Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2015 - $26.99
Flavors of pineapple, guava, honeydew and lime zest, as well as notes of toasted almond macaroon, cinnamon and sugar cookies. Plush and flowing to a long, layered finish.
Gerard Bertrand, Cote des Roses Chardonnay, IGP Pays d'Oc, France, 2018 - $17.99
Aussières, Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite), Chardonnay, Pays d’Oc, France 2018 - $11.99
Notes of citrus fruit zest mingled with white flowers on the nose; a fresh, lively attack on the palate, typical of the Chardonnay grown on the Languedoc’s “cool” terroirs.
Peirano Estate Vineyards, Chardonnay, Heritage Collection, Lodi, 2016 - $14.99
Complex flavors of sweet, rich, red and yellow apples, bosch pears, fresh picked peaches and juicy sweet honeydew melons; soft hints of butter and vanilla round out the lingering finish.
Dry Creek Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, California, 2017 - $11.99
Orange-marmalade aromas set the stage for a rather full-bodied, dry and flavorful wine; floral and fruity elements are counter-balanced by a tangy texture and subtle mineral accents. 91 pts. Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
Azienda Agricola, Tornatore, Etna Bianco, Sicily, Italy, 2017 - $21.99
Inviting aromas of fragrant wildflower, white stone fruit and aromatic herb; a palate of ripe yellow apple, green melon, citrus zest and dried thyme, while a mineral note gives it a savory—almost salty—finish.
Galerie, "Naissance", Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2017 - $29.99
Shows tropical aromas of pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and orange blossom that lead into full flavors of apricot and orange zest, with hints of dry grass.
Tenuta De Sticciano, Chardonnay, Toscana, Italy, 2015 - $15.99
Aromas are classic chardonnay with pear, pineapple, and mineral lime notes; natural processes create a unique style - the body dances with hints of caramelized green apples, baking spices and juicy stonefruit notes, finishing with almond.
Bubbles & Rosé
Cavicchioli, "1928" Spumante, Italy, NV - $14.99
Lively, fine and persistent perlage with an intense aroma of candied fruits and sweet flowers; a fresh and delicate taste with an aromatic finish.
Suriol Brut Nature Cava, (Organic) Alt Penedés, Spain, 2016 - $18.99
Elegant and dry sparkling wine that’s a tasty blend of Macabeu, Xarel-lo, and Parellada. Family owned and certified organic.
Gerard Bertrand, Code Rouge,Blanc de Blancs Brut Eternel, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - $26.99
G.H. Mumm, Cordon Brut, Champagne, France, NV - $39.99
Henriot, Brut Souverain, Champagne, France, NV - $42.99
Nose is precise, expressive and refreshing, with notes of citrus and yellow fruit & florals; lively, and fresh on the palate with pastry, spice, morello cherry and candied plum notes, full texture precedes a clean, refreshing finish.
Gerard Bertrand 'JOA' Rosé, (Organic), Languedoc, France, 2018 - $24.99
Chateau de Selle Domaines Ott Rosé, Cotes de Provence, France, 2015 1.5L - WAS $99.99 NOW $49.99
Built to age and from an excellent vintage, this zesty, vibrant, and fruity wine pairs well with a wide variety of dishes.
Nine Oaks Khikhvi, Khaketi, 2016 - $26.99
This medium-bodied amber wine from the Republic of Georgia delivers soft acidity and flavors of dried apricot, honey, and spearmint. Pair with mild cheeses, salads, and white meats. Organically farmed with spontaneous native yeast fermentation, four weeks maceration, and aged in steel. Low sulfur dosage, and only 2,400 bottles made!
Tchotiashvili Rkatsiteli, Khaketi, 2016 - $26.99
Kakha Tchotiashvili, a trained oenologist from the Republic of Georgia, farms 41 diﬀerent varieties organically. This amber wine offers up fresh citrus fruit, herbaceous flavors, and a crisp, tannic backbone. Pair with lentil soup, baba ghanoush, root vegetable stews, and spiced meats.
Temperance Escapist American Ale IPA, Illinois, 12 oz. can, 6.7% abv, $10.99/6-pk
Brewed locally in Evanston, this American Ale IPA strikes a pleasant balance with aromatic hops, citrus fruit, and a mild bitterness with a dry finish. NOT a hop monster.
Leffe Blonde Ale, Belgium, 11.2 oz. bottle, 6.6% abv, $11.99/6-pk
A dry, fruity, lightly spiced beer, full and creamy – a perfect balance of strength and subtlety. The brand has a delicate and light, malty aroma and a subtle, sweet finish. Leffe Blonde is a perfect accompaniment to light, everyday meals.
Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout, Colorado, 13.6 oz. can, 4.8% abv, 38 IBU, $9.99/4-pk
Brewed with Irish malts and roasted barley, this easy-going stout adds a welcoming Colorado spirit to a classic old world style. Dark malty flavors evolve into a notable dry character, while the nitrogen charge creates a soft pillowy head that smooths every sip.
Field Recordings Dry-Hopped Pet Nat White Cabernet Franc Wine fermented with Nelson Hops, Paso Robles, 750 mL bottle, 10.7% abv, $20.99/btl
Is this a wine or a beer? To answer you in one word: YES! The Cabernet Franc juice is pressed off the skins to achieve a white wine, which is then fermented with Nelson hops for three weeks. Tart, fresh, and aromatic with delicious apple flavors. Only 277 cases made.
Berghoff Brewery Root Beer, Illinois, 12 oz. bottle, Non-alcoholic, $6.99/4-pk
With a cream style taste reminiscent of the first half of the twentieth century, this is any Root Beer enthusiasts dream.