The Wine Country's July 2019 Newsletter

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July Wine of the Month--$14.99 per bottle

2017 Paco & Lola Albarino, Riax Baixas, Galicia, Spain

It’s always exciting to find a lip smacking, delicious white wine that not only grabs your attention on the palate but also grabs your attention with its beautiful packaging!  Paco & Lola’s Albariño has all the great qualities of classic Albariño with intense citrus flower aromatics and zesty flavors of citrus and stone fruits....READ MORE

 

  

WHAT ARE WE DRINKING IN 2019?

by Randy Kemner

Generational Changes are Inevitable, Yet Unpredictable.  As I was doing some fact checking in preparation for a presentation I was about to give in front of the Long Beach Library Foundation, I came across the website of the caterer of the event, our friends at T.G.I.S. Catering. As the company was introducing its staff, a curious feature popped right out:  employees were asked what their favorite signature beverage was (imagine that question being asked of its employees on an insurance company website!).  The answers were revealing, if not really surprising...READ MORE

 

 

CHECK OUT THESE HIGH-QUALITY--AND AFFORDABLE--RED SUMMER PARTY WINES 

By Jessica Martinez

For those of you who haven't visited The Wine Country in the past couple weeks, we have expanded our southern hemisphere wine section to include some of our favorite affordable bottles. These wines are great for any summer party. We have a range of wines from juicy Malbecs to savory Cabernet Francs. White--we have crisp and refreshing Chenin Blanc, Torrontes, Chardonnay and some killer New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.  There is an abundance of choices...READ MORE 

 

  

DISCOVERING WAITS-MAST PINOTS

AND A SPOTLIGHT ON WASHINGTON STATE

by Chris Costales

Summer is about to heat up here in Long Beach but we have plenty of cool deals at the store.  Brian Mast, co-owner of Waits-Mast Winery (partner of Jennifer Waits), will join us in person at The Wine Country on Friday the 26th at 7:30 to showcase five of his amazing northern California Mendocino Pinot Noirs....READ MORE

 

 

EMPANADA FEST JULY 6 PREVIEW WITH WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA 

By Jessica Martinez

July 6th from 1-4 pm we will be hosting our 2nd Empanada Fest! We will be serving empanadas from Cesar’s Bistro with some of my favorite wines from Argentina and Chile!  At our upcoming Empanada Fest--the second one we've hosted--there will be a combination of red and white wines from South America....READ MORE 

 

  

FRENCH TICKLERS

by Samantha Dugan

It may be a surprise to some that sparkling wines are produced all over France, not just in Champagne. Representing comparable value, they can help get your bubble on without punishing your bank account.

“What about a Saturday afternoon devoted to sparkling wines, all from France?” Randy asked.

“Well, you know I’m in,” I confirmed.  On the books it went and we spent a lovely Saturday afternoon, with seventy-five of our bubble-loving customers, sampling through some wickedly cool, fresh and downright reasonably priced sparklers from France...READ MORE

 

 

REFRESHING WORLD-CLASS CHENIN BLANCS FROM SOUTH AFRICA 

By Jessica Martinez

Traditionally called Steen in South Africa, Chenin Blanc thrives in the cool climates near the Cape of Good Hope. People who discover this often-overlooked variety soon discover that grown in the proper places, Chenin produces some of the world's most impressive wines.  There is something about a glass of Chenin Blanc by a pool on a hot day that just hits the spot...READ MORE 

 

  

CRAFT BEER NEWS:  JULY BREWERY SPOTLIGHT--ALVARADO STREET BREWING

by Nic Bradley

We have recently been awarded an account with one of the top breweries in nation, Alvarado Street Brewery. We’ve had them on the shelf once before and you guys seemed to have LOVED it. So we’ve been making all the moves necessary to keep them on the shelf as often as possible and it looks like now they will be mainstays on our shelf.....READ MORE

 

 

THE SUMMER SHIFT TOWARD TEQUILA

by Randy Kemner

The long summer days call out for lighter, fresher beverages, so it only seems natural that we put our brown spirits into hibernation for awhile. Agave spirits bring memories of fun at the beach, grilled tacos and a carefree time.  For those of us who appreciate well-made craft spirits, sometimes sipping a great spirit neat or over a single giant cube of ice is just enough refreshment we need for summer.  And I can't think of a better time to....READ MORE

 

 

GOURMET & GIFT SHOP NEWS FOR JULY  

by Dale Kemner

A new line of premium wine accessories from France's Peugeot Culinary and sweet treats ranging from tiramisu to gourmet peanut butter balls to...READ MORE

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