June & July 2019

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June & July Club Selections

PRUNOTTO FIULOT BARBERA D’ASTI 2017

Do you like Barolo or Barbaresco but want to switch to something lighter for the spring? Then this is your wine. This lighter red wine is “delicate and easy to drink, a youth-ful expression of its fruit and aromas”. It is medium bodied and fresh.

$15.99 regular $13.05 club

ENDRIZZI MASETTO BIANCO 2014

This wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. This combination of four of the most popular white grapes will delight your palate. This is a wine with a “complex bouquet with aromas of ripe exotic fruit”. It is full bodied and will pair with so many dishes. This is the wine you can serve to everyone at your next party.

$13.99 regular $12.49 club

CHATEAU PITHIVIER BORDEAUX 2015

This red wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes in the region of St. Emilion—known for its production of Merlot based wines. You will find it to be very drinkable and smooth, without being overly simple. Buy some to drink now and to keep around for a few years.

$10.99 regular $10.99 club

Threesome $36.53

LAGAR DE DAREI RESERVA DAO 2011

LAGAR DE DAREI RESERVA DAO 2011

We are always looking for ways to alert you to great bargains. Portugal is one of the places to look for a bargain. This country on the western side of the Iberian peninsula has really been on a streak in the last several years. This wine is made from some of the same grapes that are used in Port (Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional) —although this wine is completely dry, and the other grapes are Alfocheiro and Jaen. “The wine is dark and complex in the nose and on the palate, but there is a distinct freshness to the acidity that gives a gorgeous purity and drive behind the wine. Let this wine breath and open a bit before drinking, as oxygen en-gaging with the juice makes for a lovely evolution in the glass”.

$21.99/bottle

MATHILDE LIQUEUR CASSIS

MATHILDE LIQUEUR CASSIS

From the same people who bring you Maison Ferrand Cognac, here is their line of liqueurs. This cassis (blackcurrants) has been called the “elixir of life”. Per Mathilde “some of the finest blackcurrant berries are found in Burgundy and are called Noir de Bourgogne, and we use those as well as berries from the Loire Valley, called the Royal de Naples”. How can you use this beautiful liqueur? To start you could put it over homemade vanilla ice cream, you could use it with Tequila for a variation on a Margarita, you could add some of it to a glass of Prosecco, or you could use it as part of a fruit sauce to ladle over some roasted pork. No matter which way you use it, you will find it very delicious.

$24.99/750ml bottle

COLOME ESTATE MALBEC 2016

2 COLOME ESTATE MALBEC 2016

This 100% Malbec from Argentina is grown in the Salta region in the north. It is a blend from four different vineyards that each add their own stylistic component to the wine. While one vineyard offers “complexity and weight”, another adds “elegance and freshness” yet another adds “intense ripe fruit” while the last adds “floral and mineral notes with fine grain tannins to the assemblage”. It spends about 15 months in French oak barrels. The winery says the wine has aromas of blackberries, red fruit and exotic floral notes and on the palate, a “full lush entry of ripe and rich black fruit surrounds spiced oak notes. Fresh acidity supports big, bold tannins and wonderful complexity”.

$24.99/bottle

THREE BROOMS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018

THREE BROOMS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018

You can sweep out the old and sweep in the new with Three Brooms from Marlborough, New Zealand (northern tip of the southern island if you are playing trivia). This Single Vineyard, 100% Sauvignon Blanc is a very good choice if you want to branch out from your usual NZSB. It rated a 90 from Wine Spectator which described it as having “pear, pineapple, ruby grape-fruit flavors that are vibrant and refreshing, showing purity and intensity on the long intense finish”.

$15.99/bottle

KELLEY FOX MIRABAI PINOT NOIR 2017

KELLEY FOX MIRABAI PINOT NOIR 2017

There were only 662 cases of this wine made. Kelley Fox is an outstanding Oregon winery making Pinot Noir from equally outstanding vineyards. In this case the Maresh Vineyard was a great source for this vintage. The winery describes it as “characteristic of 2017, the nose is beautifully perfumed. While there is (in its youth) a sense of fragility and nerviness, there is power that is more tensile in nature than in obvious structure or bulk…It is far deeper in flavor than the color might suggest. It has the classic Maresh sun-warmed Hood strawberry and spice with classic Red Hills of Dundee silkiness, but this wine is fleet-footed, aerial, mercurial, and evokes flight, wind, and swift movement. Over time, this will like-ly be one of my most complex and age-worthy Mirabai’s to date”.

$23.99/bottle

DI GIOVANNA ROSATO DI NERELLO MASCALESE “VURRIA” 2018 

DI GIOVANNA ROSATO DI NERELLO MASCALESE “VURRIA” 2018

Every year Rosé wines continue to surprise us and this year is no different. Vurria, according to the winery, is Sicilian for vorrei which means desire. Per the di Giovanna family “this unique Rosato is made from the native Sicilian Nerello Mascalese grape known for its expressive aromatics and spice”. The fruit for all the wines is estate grown and the vineyards have been organic since 1997. This wine is “pale strawberry with orange reflections and fragrant notes of pomegranate, orange and red currants”. On the pallet it has layers of pomegranate and strawberry.

$16.99 bottle

FLORA SPRINGS FAMILY SELECT CHARDONNAY 2016

FLORA SPRINGS FAMILY SELECT CHARDONNAY 2016

While some people are ABC-Anything But Chardonnay…we love Chardonnay! What other wine can you find almost anywhere, that matches with so many things, and you can drink all year round, does the job like Chardonnay? We would argue none. In that spirit we bring you a sustainably farmed Oak Knoll and Carneros district wine aged in both French and American oak “with a broad spectrum of flavors”. On the palate, it “shows bright fruit notes of Red Delicious apple. Meyer lemon, honeydew melon and tropical fruit layered with hints of toasty oak, vanilla, cinnamon spice, and toasted almond…There’s also a note of butterscotch from partial malolactic fermentation, but the natural acidity keeps the overall impression crisp and refreshing”.

$30.99/bottle

SILVANO BOLMIDA LANGHE NEBBIOLO FRALES 2017

SILVANO BOLMIDA LANGHE NEBBIOLO FRALES 2017

We acknowledge that Tuscany is a very popular destina-tion for red wine. In a way it gets all the glory. Yet if you go north of Tuscany and enter into Piedmont, you will find a world of wine equally as rewarding. The reigning grape of Piedmont is Nebbiolo and it reigns supreme (it is also the grape in Barolo and Barbaresco). This is a me-dium bodied red wine that is deserving of the Bolmida name. It has lip-smacking midpalate tannins that make it very versatile with foods from vegetarian, to cheeses, to roast chicken or red meat. Or it’s the perfect red wine that could use a slight chill on those hot summer nights.

$24.99/bottle

ICE

One of the most important aspects of making drinks and serving wine is temperature. We don’t often think about temperature unless the temperature is in some way not right. 

Think about the cube of ice you need for the shaken martini or the block of ice you need for the summer party punch. Either way you want ice that is pure, clean and brilliant. 

While at many other places you are buying ice made by someone else, at Towne we have our own icehouse. We make our own beautiful ice. 

The ice is available in cubes. Not only is Towne your source for fine spirits, excellent wine and craft beer of all types, we are the place to ensure that all of those things are at the right temperature. 

Ice. Ice. Baby. 

Vines

Towne Liquor Store

Established in 1948, and still family owned, has been the premier supplier of excellent wine, beer and spirits in South Eastern Connecticut. We are located close to both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. We provide a great selection and can also advise you on your spirited beverage needs.