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What’s New: Wine & Beer

What’s New: Wine & Beer

For our Connecticut-based guests, there are three new wines on the menu, and they’re all perfect for dining on the patio or in the garden.

2015 Dom. de Saint Ser, Cuvée Prestige Rose
The Cuvée Prestege is the classic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and and Rolle (Vermentino). The vineyards are all biodynamically farmed! This wine has a bright pink color, nose of red berries, watermelon and citrus peel, and intense minerality.

2015 Ulacia, Txakolina Rosé, Getariako
Ulacia only makes 500 cases a year, mostly white Txakoli and a very small amount of this rosado. This is made from the red Hondarrabi Beltza grape (75%) and the white Hondarrabi Zuri grape (25%). Pale salmon pink color. aromas of pink pomelos, kiwi, with a herby, grassy freshness. Super light, with delicate spritz.

2007 Friulano, Radikon, Jakot
This is the most esteemed producer of “orange” wines in Italy, and maybe considered the best in the world. “Jakot” is a backwards play on Tocai (tokaj), which is no longer allowed to be used in Italy and is now generally marketed as Friulano. It is biodynamically farmed, macerated on the skins for 3 months, fermented completely without addition of sulphur, and spends 3 years in barrel and one year in bottle. They intentionally bottle their wines in 500mL bottles, because it is “easier for 2 people to share a small bottle of white then move onto another bottle of wine.” And with a wine this intense, prolific and esoteric, less is definitely more!

Of course, we can’t forget the beer lovers! There are four great new beers to try, and two are from right here in Connecticut.

Black Hog Brewing, Easy Rye’Da IPA– CT

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

Two Roads, Rye 95 Tripel Blonde Ale – CT

Ommegang Glimmerglass Spring Saison