Beth's News, April 13, 2018

One of the best values in a juicy, lip-smacking red blend is -Paxis

It's smooth, fruit forward but not sweet, and has climbed to the top of the best-sellers list here at the store.This producer is the only grower of Caladoc grapes in Portugal, and one of the few in the world. Blended here with Tinta Roriz, the grape gives a ripe, soft and perfumed wine. It has a generous character, all fruit with balanced acidity.It has received very high marks from several sources and the value can't be beat-here only at $7.99 for a limited time! Everywhere else it sells for $9.99 and up. I hope you get a chance to have a sip while it's open on Friday from 2-7.

Also on Friday, Lauren will be here with a few wines open-we always love it here at the store when the Moldovan wines are poured. The wines are always so good.

I have asked her to pour the Albastrele White Cabernet Sauvignon which,in my opinion, is one of the best white wines in the store. Rich and robust, not oakey, with structure to stand up to food, but it doesn't need food, it's great on it's own as well, just to sip and enjoy! Come in and taste it and let me know what you think.I also asked her to open the Chateau Vartely Cab Reserve for you. A great cabernet at a nice price-both of these delicious wines are priced at only $11.99 and are super values!She will be here between 4-7pm.

RECIPEBaked Swordfish Steak

IngredientsYields: 4

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided3 swordfish steakskosher saltFreshly ground black pepper2 pt. multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped3 tbsp. Thinly sliced basilJuice of 1/2 a lemon

DirectionsPrep Time: 0:10Total Time: 0:20

  1. Heat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add fish to pan and season tops with salt and pepper. Cook until fish is browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and season the opposite side with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat and place into the oven.
  3. Roast until swordfish is cooked through and flaky, about 10 minutes.
  4. Make the fresh tomato salad: In a large bowl combine tomatoes, onion, and basil. Add remaining tablespoon oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon salad over fish and serve.


The beer of the week is Mully's - the Mully's rep will be here on Saturday from3-6pm. Stop in and see what the Brewery has been up to and taste current releases. We here at the store love Mully's and want everyone to sample their beers so come on by!

I am away in Austria this coming week tasting the great wines they have to offer so that I can be better informed and ready to regale you with stories and hopefully, will find some terrific wines for you.

Thanks again for your business-it means a lot!

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