The Tasting Table
Friday, March 14th at 4:00:
Great Tasting Beer from Boston!
We hope you're ready for some really great tasting beer because tonight we're tasting some amazing brews from...
Since 1986, Harpoon Brewery has been making some outstanding mainline beers - the kind of stuff owners Rich and Dan like to drink themselves!
We've picked a couple of real winners for you tonight, including a trio of wheat based beers that will get everyone in the mood for the coming of Spring!
We hope you will join us this Friday evening for a taste of these outstanding beers, and while you're here, pick some of them up and take them home with you at a great sale price! Here's what we're tasting this week:
UFO White Ale -
$8.49$7.49/6-pack: Light, crisp, refreshing UFO White follows in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 300 years. Brewed with orange peel and coriander, UFO White is the perfect choice for a summer's barbecue, a night out with friends or any time you're thirsting for something a little different. Like all UFO beers, it's left unfiltered. 4.8% ABV, 11 IBU's.
UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen -
$8.49$7.49/6-pack: Natural raspberry flavors are added to UFO Hefeweizen to create this beer. Consistent with the Hefeweizen style, this beer is unfiltered and cloudy with a solid foamy head.
UFO Raspberry has a distinctive, hazy rose color. The scent of fresh raspberries hits the nose immediately, along with a subtle bready aroma from the wheat and yeast. The body is light and the unfiltered yeast provides a soft mouthfeel. The taste of the fruit compliments the beer nicely, neither overwhelms the other. There is a faint sweetness on the palate, which finishes cleanly in a semi-dry, tart finish. 4.8% ABV, 10 IBU's.
"The Long Thaw" White IPA -
$8.49$7.49/6-pack: With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel of a Belgian wit, and an intense hop profile, The Long Thaw White IPA combines the warming backbone of an IPA with citrus notes indicative of the coming Spring. 6.2% ABV, 45 IBU's.
India Pale Ale -
$8.49$7.49/6-pack: This New England-style IPA finds harmony in the combination of hops, malt, and yeast so that no single ingredient dominates the drinking experience. The citrus and pine of Cascade hops complement a sturdy malt backbone and the floral aromas. The blend of malt provides depth in body and color, and is balanced by a pleasantly hoppy finish. 5.9% ABV, 42 IBU's.
"Rich & Dan's" Rye IPA -
$8.49$7.49/6-pack: After 25 years of running a brewery, Harpoon founders Rich and Dan thought it was high time they brewed a beer together. This beer is brewed with a variety of hops, a mixed bag of malts, and Harpoon's proprietary yeast - the same yeast used since the first brewing of Harpoon Ale - and then more hops!
A lot more hops! Centennial and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconer's Flight add a multi-dimensional hop character, and the combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna malts yield a complex backbone that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor! 6.9% ABV, 70 IBU's.
Also this Friday:
Special Guest Tonight!
Wine World is very pleased to welcome Mr. Conor Chase, brand ambassador for The Irishman! Conor is here from Ireland this Friday to help us introduce you to...
County Carlow, Ireland
This company was formed in 1999 as Hot Irishman, LTD by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh in an effort to blend and bottle the perfect Irish Coffee recipe! You see, as part of their travels, for a time Rosemary ran a ski chalet in France where she enjoyed treating all of their guests to Irish Coffee after every evening meal.
She found that consistently making 20-30 great Irish Coffees a night was a lot of fun, but was also labor intensive. They thought there had to be a better way...
It's like they say, if you want something done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself! And thus, the idea for the Hot Irishman was born.
They established their headquarters deep in the Carlow countryside in the heart of Ireland's barley fields, and set about making the ideal Irish Cream by taking the recipe back to basics. They soon produced such a high quality Irish Cream that it has been proven to be the ultimate in luxury Cream. It became known simply as The Irishman.
As often happens, one thing led to another, and before long they ended up signing a long-term supply agreement with Irish Distillers for distilling and laying down of The Irishman whiskey stock. By 2007, their whiskey releases were winning prizes and awards at international competitions around the world!
Today, we are honored to be joined by their Brand Ambassador direct from Ireland. Mr. Conor Chase will help us present the exquisite taste of their original product, Irish Cream, as well as their award winning Single Malt!
It is sure to be a fun and informative tasting event, and we hope that all of our whiskey aficionados will make it a point to stop by! It all starts at 4:00 and runs until 7 PM.
We'll see you then!
The Irishman Superior Irish Cream Liqueur - $14.99: Produced in Ireland, this award winning Irish Cream Liqueur is handcrafted using only the finest Irish Whiskey, 100% Irish dairy cream and natural vanilla flavor with a hint of toffee. The unique taste is so authentic because it is a recreation of the original Irish Cream Liqueur, made using the age old recipe.
The fact that cream liqueurs originated in Ireland is no coincidence. Ireland has long had a great tradition in producing fine quality dairy products as well as distilled spirits. The combination of both brings a high quality Irish Cream that has been proven to be the ultimate in luxury - the finest Irish Whiskey blended with real dairy cream. Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Awards, it is truly a taste sensation! Treat yourself to the finest!
The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey - $39.99: This Irish is one of only a handful of triple distilled single malts on the market. It is aged for over a decade in oak Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks to impart exceptional flavor and complexity. Each batch is limited to 1,000 cases with each bottle uniquely numbered and signed by the whiskey master!
With all of this attention to detail, it should come as no surprise that The Irishman Single Malt has a Double Gold Medal from "The World Spirits Competition" in San Francisco among its many awards!
As you pour this whiskey, your first impression is of the beautiful golden orange color. Then the nose is enticed by ripe and fruity aromas with luscious peach, dried apricot, and tropical fruits. You can find hints of orange blossom and vanilla fudge at the edges. On the palate, there is vanilla sweetness, granola, toasted almonds and honey, a little oak, apricots, and a bit of cocoa leading to a long lingering finish with a light maltiness and sweet oak; not so much a finish as an encore. Sláinte!
Also available, though not on the table...
For those Irish Whiskey enthusiasts who really want to celebrate St. Patrick in grand style, we also have the
Irishman Rare Cask Strength in stock!
Although there are too few bottles in existence to allow us to put it on the table this evening, we certainly wanted to let you know that it is available, and tell you a bit about it in case this might be just the Irish you're looking for!
The Irishman Rare Cask Strength - $149.99: Each year Bernard Walsh selects a handful of exceptional casks to make this the benchmark for Super Premium Cask Strength Irish Whiskey. It is available in strictly limited quantities with an average yearly production of just 2,000 bottles, each of which is uniquely numbered and personally signed by Mr. Walsh!
It is a Gold Medal winner in the "Premium Irish Whiskey"category at The Whiskey Masters, and has been awarded a magnificent 94.5 points in Jim Murray's "Whiskey Bible". It is reserved for the appreciation of the most discerning judges of Whiskey - you know who you are!
Bottled at cask strength (~106 proof), the nose offers a wonderful combination of soft bourbon notes and a light malty subplot with a light sprinkling of ginger. The only word that adequately describes the palate is "Brilliant"! Softly oiled, and very lightly malted, the arrival of the drier oak offers a perfect bitter sweet foil. It finishes long with notes of chocolate; rich and sophisticatedly spiced.
If you would like to be shown this very rare whiskey, just ask one of our staff to get you a bottle!
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This Saturday, Starting at 1:00:
* Remember, when you purchase any of the featured wines during our tasting events, you will receive a 10% discount or the super-discounted sale price, whichever saves you more!
Wonderful Wines from Sonoma
Rolling hills. Treasured traditions. Breathtaking vineyards. Welcome to...
At MacMurray Ranch, the wines reflect a passion for the special places that produces extraordinary grapes.
Beginning with the home vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley, they also select grapes from other premier vineyards in the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast to craft exquisite Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
Their roots in the Russian River Valley run deep. In fact, the majestic ranch has been a homestead since the 1850s.
But their modern history began when actor Fred MacMurray bought the ranch in 1941 and began raising cattle here. Today, Fred's daughter, Kate MacMurray, is intimately involved with MacMurray Ranch, helping to share the incredible story of these world-class wines.
Please plan to join us this Saturday afternoon as we taste through this exquisite lineup:
2012 "Russian River Valley" Pinot Gris - $17.99: This elegant wine has an expressive fruit-forward character, exhibiting rich aromas and flavors of dried fig, white peach, baked apple and pear. It has a luscious mouthfeel that will enhance with age.
2012 "Russian River Valley" Chardonnay - $19.99: This wine offers a rich expression of this celebrated appellation, with its elegant palate of ripe tropical fruit. Subtle notes of sweet caramel and vanilla are framed by a luxurious mouthfeel.
2012 "Central Coast" Pinot Noir - $18.99: The Central Coast Pinot Noir opens up with delicate cherry and pomegranate flavors accented by hints of vanilla and toast. The mouthfeel is silky and rewarding. With time to breath, this wine opens to an alluring balance of flavor, texture and emotion.
2012 "Russian River Valley" Pinot Noir - $21.99: From Sonoma's Russian River Valley wine region, this Pinot Noir has elegant varietal fruit character, with rich aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries. Hints of lavender and mushroom are supported by a subtle oak influence. This wine will evolve into a silky, smooth wine with time in the bottle.