Wine Tasting: The Beauty of Beaujolais

Beaujolais is the underdog in Burgundy’s red wine scene. Made from the Gamay grape, the often juicy and autumn-spiced light reds are perfect for fall flavors (especially the Thanksgiving table).

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Wine Tasting: Turkish Wines

Turkey is one of the most ancient wine-producing regions in the world, the country has always had one of the world’s most extensive areas of vineyard, and the land carries with it over 600 indigenous varieties. Yet Turkey battles the culture wars between European influence, Middle Eastern instability, and foreign pressures, all while being a secular country in the Muslim world.

Luckily, some of their precious wines make it out of their borders, across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and into our store.

This will be the focus of this Saturday’s wine tasting: The mystery of Turkish wine! Continue reading Wine Tasting: Turkish Wines

Fifth Anniversary

Fill the Ford with Food for Fauquier FISH

We’re celebrating FIVE YEARS with a Party in the Parking Lot.

MEAT – MUSIC – FRIENDS – FOOD DRIVE

Derek and Amanda will be throwing some meat on the grill.

Locally renowned Ethno-Appalachian Roots band Furnace Mountain will be here.

Tickets are free, but…

We’re asking you to bring two things:

  • Something to share on the table.
    We have the meat covered, but what’s a party without lots of treats?
  • Food bank donation (either non-perishable food or cash).
    This year we’re trying to fill the entire back of our Ford F-250 with donations for Fauquier FISH. Please help us have a big showing. We don’t want anyone in our community going hungry.

Wine Tasting: Natural Wines from Italy

Clean. Fun. Real.

Some of the most delicious wines in the world are made without using chemicals in the vineyard, without adding yeast, or sugar, or acid, and without a huge aggressive filtering process.

This will be the focus of this Saturday’s wine tasting: Natural wines from a part of the world that cares as much about enjoying the deliciousness of wine as they do about nature. Continue reading Wine Tasting: Natural Wines from Italy

Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles

Where do bubbles really come from??

Sparkling wines have bubbles. And while the extra CO₂ is a natural by-product of fermentation (just like the alcohol), most wines remain flat. That extra gas for most of the reds and whites we drink blows off into the atmosphere. Your traditional Champagne then adds a pellet full of extra sugar and yeast to the still wine for a second fermentation. This is where they get the bubbles.

But, not matter how clean and natural your ingredients might be, this two-fermentation method is modern manufacturing. What if, instead, we tried to capture those first bubbles instead of wasting them to the air? Continue reading Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles