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Cheeses for December Club Members...
Who doesn’t love pasta? Then we say, what better cheese to have for those dishes then our newest Italian wonder: Tavoliere. This unique pasteurized cow’s milk cheese is unlike traditional pasta pairings of grating cheese, as Tavoliere is rubbed down in your favorite pasta toppings…olive oil and tomato sauce. They season the rind of this cheese for a minimum of 45 days allowing for the flavors to be absorbed by the semi-soft cow milk inside. The olive oil rub gives off the aroma of yogurt and butter, while the tomato sauce imparts a mild acidity to the finish. Enjoy this unique cheese as a main ingredient in your favorite pasta dish, or try on a homemade pizza…Mama mia, this would also go great with a spicy red wine!
True to its name, Menage is a blend of pasteurized cow, sheep and goats milk. The marriage of these dynamic milk types gives Menage a complex flavor with a smooth finish, and once again, our friend Sid Cook, a Master Cheese maker has come up with a winning combination. The family at Carr Valley Creamery, located in La Valle, Wisconsin, aged Menage for nine months allowing for small calcium lactate crystals to form. This adds a spark or tang to the cheese’s creamy texture. Enjoy this vibrant blend with bold red wines.
How heavenly can we get? Well we believe if you’re eating St. André you’re going to be singing hymns with the Angels up high! Or, because it is so devilishly good, maybe the guy downstairs is going to want you?! Either way, this decadent triple crème is simply a wonderful cheese, buttery smooth and rich! St. André is classified as a "triple crème" (75% fat in dry matter) soft cheese that has a lovely white bloomy penicillium rind that is edible. Basically, we like to call this a “Brie on steroids” (hey, maybe bikers in the Tour de France should see me?!?!) We could easily wax more poetry on this beauty, but simply put enjoy this with some sparkling wines for the holidays with friends an family, and enjoy eating RICH!!
Cheese of the month members receive....
three wonderful selections equalling about a pound, tasting notes and shipped right to your door, who could ask for anything else.
(Cost is $35.95/month, plus shipping)
Wine for December Club Members...
Well, what a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, with family & friends! We ate, drank, laughed and had a ton of fun!!! Really, it is the season to give and share!! And so we are tickled to present our Wine-of-the-Month club members another wonderful selection of wines, and our second back-to-back 3 pack!!! So take our recommendation: call your friends up, get some potluck parties going, and use these gems to get your holidays started in the right direction!
2011 Heger Pinot Gris
(“Grauburgunder” from Germany)
What? A Pinot Gris made in Germany?!?! (In German they call this wine Grauburgunder, or the Italians say Pinot Grigio) You bet, and it comes in a 1-liter bottle no less (just about 1.5 glasses more to enjoy)!! This is a fun white that really can go well with all the holiday dishes on the table. Weingut Heger produces this wine in the southwestern part of Germany, the Kaiserstuhl region, of Ihringen (Baden). This quaffable wine has a rich texture, light fruit notes of nectarine/peach, but with a wonderful crisp mineral driven finish due to the volcanic soils of the region. Enjoy this wine with fresh fruit salads, game bird dishes, or some of our great cheeses!
2011 Clefs des Légats Cote du Rhone
So now lets jazz up your palates with our next selection. The 2011 Clefs des Légats Cote du Rhone is a wonderful fruit forward red wine that offers up strawberry along with baked cherry notes, and layers of pepper spice and lavender aromas. This red is a dominant Grenache based blend with some Syrah added too (giving both color & spice). The wine is medium-light body on the palate, and would be perfectly suited when pair with game dishes or a pork tenderloin rubbed down in herbs, au jus and served with mixed colored potatoes.
2009 Ch. Puy-Marceau Bordeaux Rouge
Our last bottle for this month is a delicious red Bordeaux by Ch. Puy-Marceau from the famed 2009 vintage. This wine is a rich blend of 60% Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc. Dark ruby red in color with violet hues, the aromas are fruit laden with berries and currants dominating. While not overly tannic, this is still a full wine with generous weight on the palate, but a smooth and long finish. Perfect to enjoy now or age 5 to 7 years, Puy-Marceau will easily accompany any savory meat dish or oven roasted whole chicken!
Wine of the month members receive....
Two wonderful selections with winery notes shipped out monthly.
W.O.M. two bottle sets
cost $49.95 + shipping.
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Past Events of 2013
32nd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
June 7-9th 2013
A collaboration of Kapalua Resort partners creating a new spin on the longest running food and wine event in the USA and showcasing why we are “Lucky Live Hawai'i!” This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui and here at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort.
Join our Big Cheese back in his home state of Hawai'i for a FABULOUS...
Cheese and Sparkling Wine Lecture
Friday June 7th 2013
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