October 4, 2018 – Friday Natural Wine And Saturday Spirit Tasting

Tastings and News / Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Join us this Weekend!
We will have open 3 natural wines on Friday, a Malvasia white/orange wine, a blend from Languedoc-Roussillon, France and a unclassified Burgundy, Pinot Noir grape from France!
On Saturday we will have the visit of  Southern Tier Distilling Company from Lakewood, NY
They will show their Vodka Madras(Vodka with Orange, Cranberry, cardamon, chamomile & lime flavors)
A Bourbon Smash(straight bourbon whiskey with natural ginger, mint and lemons flavors)
And their  2X HOPPED, hop flavored whiskey
Tasting Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm
See below for full tasting information:

Poggiosecco, Malvasia Bianca (2015)

Grape: Malvasia
Geography: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Toscana
Features: Organic, Biodynamic
Azienda Agricola Poggiosecco is located in the hills of Montalbano, Tuscany between the towns of Cerreto Guidi and Vinci. The winery was established in 1967 and was one of the first members of the Consorzio del Chianti. In 2001 Poggiosecco was completely restructured and began the path toward organic farming. Their goal is to produce quality wines that respect the characteristics and nature of the land.
Vinification Method: Hand harvested, grapes are destemmed and fermented in 25-hectoliter Cement tanks for about 25 days with indigenous yeast. The wine sits on the skins for 36-48 hours. The wine goes into 20-hectoliter cement tanks for elevage. Sulfur is added at bottling to a total of 60 mg/liter. The wine is unfiltered and is not clarified.


Coujan, Pays d’Hérault Cuvée Terrasses (2017)

Grapes: Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Noir
Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Appellation: Pays d’Hérault
It was in 1868 that the Guy family settled in the Domaine de Coujan. Since then, she has maintained her love of nature and wine, drawing beautifully from the rare wealth of this Saint Chinian terroir.
Today, his daughter Florence is in charge of the estate. It welcomes you all year round, because the best way to fall in love with the place is to go there, both to enjoy its exceptional setting or reign freely over 40 peacocks (they are who gave their image to the labels of the domain!)
Imagine an island of fossilized coral to ideally drain the soil of a vineyard and plant the noble grape variety as did Guy Guy, add the passion of this man, who is for many in the development of the appellation St Chinian and you will have a better vision of what made the famous wines of Coujan.
Coujan is a light-to-medium-bodied, succulent blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Merlot, and Grenache that’s sustainably farmed and tastes best with a moderate chill. Made from 100% de-stemmed grapes to focus on the purity of the fruit, this eminently quaffable red delivers delicious ripe plum and blueberry flavors with balanced acidity and fairly low tannins. Serve with a classic banh mi or a baked brie topped with a blackberry compote.

Alice Beaufort, Charmoire (2015)

Grape: Pinot Noir
Geography: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Vin de France
Alcohol by volume: 11.8%
Features: Organic, Vegan

Age of Vines: 15 years old
Yields: 30 hl/ha
Total Production: 5200 bottles
Total Surface Area of Parcel: 1.3-hectares
Pruning Method: Guyot
Soil: Clay and Limestone
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Domaine Alice Beaufort is a continuation of the work of the prestigious Champagne house, André et Jacques Beaufort, one of the longest running Champagne houses to cultivate vines organically, since 1971. The vines of le Petit Beaufort sits just outside the official Champagne appellation area, very close to the Aube region in Southern Champagne. Quentin Beaufort, son of Jacques, named the domaine after his wife Alice. They use the same methods Quentin learned from his father to make wines of exceptional quality from a virtually unheard of terroir.

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches ferment semi-carbonically in 400-liter 5-year-old barrels. The wine rests in the same barrels for elevage and is bottled after about 14 months. The wine is botted unfined and unfiltered and recieves a small addition of sulfur at bottling.



Southern Tier Distilling Company

In 2015, over a few pints of Southern Tier beer, they had an idea. (Truth be told, it’s a place where lots of their great ideas begin).  What if they took the same hard work, craft attitude and innovative thinking that helped grow their brewery, and applied it to the distilling side of things?

Not by carting off to Kentucky, but by raising a distillery right next door to their brewery in the woods of Lakewood. They would source local materials. Experiment with recipes that shared some of their time-honored brewing traditions. And create a sister company offering craft spirits.

They proudly distill with over 90% of our ingredients coming from right there in New York, earning a New York State Farm Distiller’s license. It’s allowed us to create some classic favorites and some tasty “experi-fermentations. “

Today, their bourbons patiently age in oak barrels racked five high along the walls. In the meantime, their master distiller, never one to sit still, is crafting specialty rums, vodkas, gins and whiskies that is sure to warm the soul on a cold winter’s

Southern Tier Distilling Company, Bourbon Smash


Southern Tier Distilling Company, Vodka Madras

Vodka madras

Southern Tier Distilling Company, 2x Hopped Hop Flavored Whiskey

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