Wine Tasting, Henry’s, Beverly Ma

NOTES  FROM  THE  CELLAR
March  26,  2014
In This Issue
Tasting This Week
New Wine Arrivals
Upcoming Events
Cigar of the Week
From the Cheese Case

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Notes from the Cellar

Hello,

I will be conducting the tasting on Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30pm., the focus is on Chardonnay & Pinot Noir . Check out the wines in the “tasting this week” section of the Newsletter for the line-up.

John Strom will be conducting another Trappist Beer tasting on Thursday from 4-7pm. Come on by for some Henry’s Pizza (available for take home purchase) and cheese to match.
 
Join us for dinner at the Wenham Tea House  Friday Evening from5-9pm. Chef Peter Capalbo (Formerly of Tryst In Beverly) will be cooking up great food including his famous Rosemary Chicken entreeand Lump Crab cake. With the bounty of ingredients from Henry’s Market along with fresh local fish this is by far the best thing happening for dinner north of Boston Friday Nights. It is a 3 course Prix Fix (Price Fixed) Dinner, with at least 5 choices on each course, plus a full liquor license and a custom wine list by you know who to make this a special experience. If you have joined us, come again, if you have not had the pleasure, do yourself a favor and come on down. Call the Wenham Tea House at 978-468-1398 and make a reservation now. Also, starting this Saturday, March 29th. Saturday Dinner will begin, same great menu and value as Friday night!

Fun Wine Fact;

Chardonnay   is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a “rite of passage” and an easy entry into the international wine market.

The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors. In cool climates (such as Chablis and the Carneros AVA of California), Chardonnay tends to be medium to light body with noticeable acidity and flavors of green plum, apple and pear. In warmer locations (such as the Adelaide Hills, Geelong and Mornington Peninsula in Australia and Gisborne and Marlborough region of New Zealand) the flavors become more citrus, peach and melon while in very warm locations (such as the Central Coast AVA of California) more fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango come out. Wines that have gone through malolactic fermentation tend to have softer acidity and fruit flavors with buttery mouthfeel and hazelnut notes.

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Wait til you try this one!. 

 

  

          TASTING THIS  WEEK ,               

Saturday, March 29th., 2014, 2:30 -5:30pm.   

 

2012 Sacha Lichine “La Poule Blanche” Chardonnay Blend;  Vin de Pays, France- $10.99
Sacha Lichine`s Mediterranean wines are made with the assistance of Patrick Leon (winemaker for Chateau Mouton Rothschild). This wine combines French wine-making and elegance with the exotic richness of the new world. Vermentino and Chardonnay provide body and creamy texture, Sauvignon and Semillon add vibrant nuances of herbs and spice. Aromas of peach, grapefruit and mango are mirrored on a well balanced palate with a delicate hint of vanilla on the finish.
2012 Bret Brothers “Cuvee- Terroirs du Maconnais” 
Chard.; Macon Villages, Burgundy, Fr.- $27.99
Opulent and spicy, sporting flavors of peach, lemon cake, sweet spices and butterscotch. Open and inviting, with moderate length. Drink now. 600 cases made. -BS
Wine Spectator – 88 points (previous vintage)

2011 Stonestreet “Broken Road” Chardonnay Alexander Mountain, Sonoma, California – $46.99   
The 2011 Chardonnay Broken Road is a great introduction to the Stonestreet wines. Rich layered and deeply textured – but not at all heavy – the 2011 is simply brilliant. Lemon oil, butter and crushed rocks are all very much alive in the glass. The 2011 is absolutely delicious, but it could use another 6-12 months in bottle to fully come together, as it is a bit tight at the moment. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2018.
Erobertparker.com – 90 points 

2012 Block Nine “Caiden’s Vineyards” Pinot Noir ; California  – $14.99

The Block Nine Caiden’s Vineyards Pinot Noir is a delicious, light-bodied red wine. Displaying the characteristic aromas of bright cherry and earth notes which are the mark of a good California Pinot Noir, the wine cements its quality with soft and complex flavors of dark fruit and spice.
2010 Michel Sarrazin “Champs Lalot V.V.” P. Noir ; Givry, Burgundy, France – $34.99
Sweet, small red berries, a hint of earth and peppery spice flood the nose.  Black cherries, raspberries and plums blend with a hint of lavender and pomegranate juice on the juicy, expressive and plush mouth.  Gorgeously fresh and balanced and one of our favorite (should be a 1er!) from the Cote Chalonnaise.

2012 Cambria “Julia’s Vineyard” Pinot Noir; Santa Maria Valley, California – $25.99
A pretty, elegant and fresh effort that has loads of charm, the 2011 Pinot Noir Julia’s Vineyard has plenty of sweet cherry, raspberry and spice to go with a medium-bodied, pure and supple feel on the palate. Juicy acidity emerges on the finish and the focus here is on beautiful Pinot Noir fruit. Enjoy it over the coming handful of years. Drink now-2016.
Erobertparker.com – 87 points

  


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New Wine Arrivals

 

2010 Hall, Cabernet Sauvignon ; Napa Valley, California – $56.99

The dense purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain offers beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and floral aromas, full body, and a pure, textured style. The tannins are melted and well-integrated It is a terrific example of a Howell Mountain Cabernet that should drink well for 12-15 years.

Erobertparker.com – 93 points 

 

2012 Bergstrom “Shea Vineyard” Pinot Noir ; Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon – $72.99

Smooth and velvety, this is modest in scope, but nicely detailed with cherry, espresso and delicate spice flavors that linger effortlessly. Drink now through 2018. 1,000 cases made. -HS

Erobertparker.com – 92 points  

(Previous Vintage, this wine scores in the low to mid 90’s consistently). 

 

2008 Cain “Five” Cuvee; Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, California – $139.99
Plum jam and rose aromas lead to a full body, with silky-textured tannins and a sweet, ripe fruit finish. There’s good intensity of flavor in this wine, even though it’s not that full-bodied. Best after 2011.

925 cases made. -JS

Wine Spectator – 88 points  

 

 

2009 Revana, Cabernet Sauvignon ; St. Helena, Napa Valley, California -$179.99

Delightfully pure, rich and polished, with a graceful mix of dark berry, black cherry, subtle baking spices and light cedary oak. Ends with fine-grained tannins well-suited for the wine’s weight and style. Drink now through 2023. 1,800 cases made. -JL

Wine Spectaor – 92 points 

 


 Heidi Peterson-Barrett, formerly of Screaming Eagle, is involved with this.

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BEER NEWS
Hi Friends,
Last week’s Trappist Beer tasting was so much fun, we decided to do it again! This week we will feature the remaining Trappist beers in our inventory. That’s six more world-class beers for you to try!

In addition to the exciting Trappist beers, we will sample a near-Trappist beer brought to us by the Trappist monks of Mont des Cats in collaboration with the brilliant Trappist brewers at Chimay.

While not brewed within the walls of the Abbey of Mont des Cats, (and therefore unable to carry the official Trappist logo), the beer is brewed nearby at Chimay (in Belgium), perhaps the most well-known and esteemed of all Trappist breweries.

“Trappist Amber Ale” is a monastic-collaboration, with brothers from two Trappist abbeys working together to put out a delicious, near-Trappist beer.  Although not certified “Trappist,” this beer is made by Trappist monks at a Trappist brewery, following Trappist traditions; these facts alone make it worth getting excited about.
I can’t wait to share this, and the rest of the Trappist line-up with you at this week’s tasting (Thursday 4-7pm). As always, pizza and a selection of cheeses will be served.
Here’s this week’s line-up:

Benno: Stift Engelszell (Saison/Farmhouse Ale)
ABV: 6.9%
IBU: 28
“Soft on the palate with initial orange overtones and a touch of lemon acidity. Sourdough, cherry pit & white grape flavors developing in the middle with a slight minty character. Finish is long, dry, and herbal with late hints of grapefruit.” Commericial description at Bunitedin.com

Trappist Amber Ale: Mont des Cats (Belgian Strong Ale)
ABV: 7.6%
“A hazy pale brown beer with a large beige head which lasts several minutes. Fruity aroma (apricot, peach), with spices, bread and alcohol. Spicy sweetness. Light bitterness. Full body. Medium texture. Average carbonation. Sweet spicy finish. Overall, a very good beer. Warming beer. Nice aroma.”  VDuquerroux atRatebeer.com

Westmalle Dubbel: Westmalle (Dubbel)
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: ~25
“A reddish brown trappist ale, malty and fruit, featuring a 3 week secondary fermentation. This ale has a full, pale yellow head. The bouquet is full of esters and fruitiness. Notes of ripe banana predominate. The taste is fruity and slightly bitter, with a long, dry finish.” Commericial description at Ratebeer.com

Premiere (Red): Chimay (Dubbel)
ABV: 7.0%
“Chimay Red is noted for its coppery colour which makes it particularly attractive. Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a light, fruity apricot aroma produced by the fermentation. The taste perceived in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruity nuances noticed in the fragrance. Its taste, which imparts a silky sensation to the tongue, is made refreshing by a light touch of bitterness. To the palate, the taster perceives a pleasant astringency which complements the flavour qualities of this beer very harmoniously. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.” Commericial description at Ratebeer.com

Cinq Cents (White): Chimay (Tripel)
ABV: 8.0%
“Chimay Tripel, with its typical golden colour, its slightly hazy appearance and its fine head is especially characterised by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer’s flavour, as sensed in the mouth, comes from the smell of hops: above all it is the fruity notes of muscat and raisins that give this beer a particularly attractive aroma. The aroma complements the touch of bitterness. There is no acidity, but an after-bitterness which melts in the mouth. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.” Commericial description at Ratebeer.com

Rochefort 8: Rochefort (Tripel)
ABV: 8.0%
IBU: ~25
“The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed “Spéciale” (‘The Special’), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.” Commericial description at Ratebeer.com

Rochefort 10: Rochefort (Quadruple)
ABV: 10.0%
“The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities.” Commericial description at Ratebeer.com

See you at the tasting!
Skol,
John
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UPCOMING EVENTS:  
 
March 27th.;Thursday, Trappist Beer tasting – 4-7pm.
March 29th.; Saturday, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir – 2:30-5:30pm.

April 5th.; Saturday, Classic Wines tasting – 2:30 to 5:30pm.

April 10th.; Thursday, Jack’s Abbey Beer tasting – 4-7pm.

April 12th. ; Saturday, Grand Spring tasting featuring the “Smaller guys” portfolio’s -2:30-5:30pm.

April 19th.; Saturday, Cynthia Hurley Wine – 2:30-5:30pm. 

 

 

If there is anything else going on we will keep you posted.

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Cigar of the Week 

 

Rocky Patel ” The Edge ” Toro Maduro – $11.00   

Honduras  

The Edge remains the hottest and bestselling cigar in the country. Wonder why? Consistency! Consistency! Consistency! Rich flavor, complexity and value make this one of the greatest selling brands ever. Available in a Corojo and maduro wrapper the Edge is a medium-full bodied and flavored cigar with notes of dark spice, espresso & a long full finish.

 

 

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Our Cigar Vault has all the necessary smoking accessories to make your next golf outing both successful and relaxing…
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From The Cheese Case

 

Kerrygold Blarney Castle

An Irish Cheese of Historical Proportions

Back in the day – way before your father’s day when he walked to school in the winter for eight miles, barefoot, uphill both ways – cows were as good as currency in Ireland. To protect one of the richest herds and most prosperous pastures of the time, Blarney Castle was built. Now almost 600 years later, Kerrygold’s Blarney Castle Cheese is produced using the same verdant green rolling hills and sparkling pure streams that meander through these once fiercely protected lands. And of course, it’s made from the milk of grass-fed cows who graze there.

It would be hypocritical of them to produce a gourmet Irish cheese called Blarney Castle without living up to its heritage. So automatically it has to be a 100% natural grass-fed cheese without a speck of artificial flavors or additives. Blarney Castle is a mild and creamy cow’s milk cheese with rich and velvety undertones. It both feels and tastes similar to a young Dutch Gouda cheese and makes a perfect complement to fresh fruit and a glass of crisp wine, like Sauvignon Blanc.

All of our featured cheese case products are available in the Wine Cellar and Henry’s Market.

At Henry’s Wine Cellar we hope to provide you with outstanding service and selection, competitive pricing, and exciting special events.  Let our beautiful store be your neighborhood wine shop.
 

Best wishes,

 

John Keohane, Owner
Gino Rossi, Manager

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Wine, Wenham Tea House, Wenham MA

Henry's Wine Cellar
Cynthia Hurley French Wines at Henry’s Wine Cellar
March 20, 2014

 Presidial 2010 From Jean Luc Thunevin
One of the Bordeaux Best Values

It’s time to stock up on some brilliantly-priced everyday red Bordeaux. And since you have the option, why not make it a stunning 2010?

“Another Royal Flush: Bordeaux 2010”
– Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

The verdict is in on the 2010 Bordeaux vintage.

“Whoever’s up there bestowed Bordeaux with another embarrassing “once-in-a-lifetime” vintage that followed the “once-in-a-lifetime” 2009.” – Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator rates the 2010 Right-Bank Bordeaux vintage a whopping 98 points (making 2010 the highest rated vintage in decades). WS lays out the distinctions between the two excellent vintages, “Compared to the round, fleshy, flattering ’09s, the ’10s provide a stark contrast, with super-racy acidity, powerful yet fresh tannins and ripe, muscular fruit.” – Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator advises, “The Right Bank’s satellite appellations offer extra richness and depth in 2010, and value hunters will want to plumb these areas for smart buys.” – Wine Spectator
Jean Luc has created his Presidial Bordeaux bottling to drink young. It is delicious and a wonderful early example of how expressive and delicious the 2010s are.
Presidial Bordeaux is all concentrated fruit and none of those vegetal, reedy flavors or rough tannins that often mar a lower-priced Bordeaux that is not meticulously made. This Presidial 2010 is quite perfect and no surprise considering that Jean-Luc Thunevin is the winemaker.
Here are some tasting notes: rich and full, with plenty of fruit. We were seduced by this wine and its attractive price. Explosive fruits, raspberry, blackberry, hints of roses, full palate, soft, smooth tannins, with live and fresh finish, little touch of astringency.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that Presidial is going to give Chateau Latour a run for its money. But, I am saying is that when these blockbuster vintages roll around that’s when you and I should scramble after the little gems like Presidial because they will be exceptionally good – in fact, taste way beyond their pedigree.
Here is the Wine Spectator review of Jean-Luc Thunevin’s Presidial 2010, “Ripe and fleshy, offering velvety plum and blackberry fruit, with a smoky, friendly, inviting finish. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.”
You all know who Jean Luc Thunevin is, don’t you? You could say that he started the whole “garage” movement back in 1989. Garage wines, as you probably know by now, are small production wines from tiny parcels of wines that are tended as preciously as orchid gardens. Jean Luc bought a tiny parcel, on the “wrong side of the tracks” in St Emilion and proved to the venerable St Emilion establishment in a few vintages that one could make a silk purse from a moose’s ear if you did things like de-stemming by hand and severe green harvesting and keeping the yields very, very low.
He called his wine Valandraud. It led the way in the quality revolution in St Emilion that persists to this day. Now, even the old establishment left Bank types are copying his every move. He taught Bordeaux, by example, that just because you don’t have the best terroir out there, with good vineyard work and meticulous vinification, you can conceive a wine way above its class. It has always been Jean Luc Thunevin’s objective to get the most out of any terroir whether it be a fancy cru or a petite unclassified. He just wants to make great wine.
And so, when I tasted the opulent, fruity ripeness and soft tannic structure of the 2010 Presidial I knew Jean Luc had come through with another winner.
And best of all, I will feel no guilt uncorking these bottles because of the price, but neither will I feel I have made any compromise toward quality. Thank you, Jean Luc.

-Cynthia Hurley French Wines

 

TO ORDER: Reply to this email or call the store at 978-524-0300 and let us know how many cases you would like. The minimum purchase is a 12-bottle case. Please note that the wine is not yet in the store (we don’t have the room to stock enough of each offer for everyone), it will be ordered specifically for you and will arrive in one to two weeks.

 

  The Details:

 

 

Presidial Bordeaux from Jean-Luc Thunevin 2010 

 

12-bottle case $191.88 ($15.99)

 

If you love drinking Bordeaux regularly (who doesn’t) think about 2 cases. It is that good and that good a value.

Drink this over the next 5 years.

 

 

 

I look forward to sharing this great French wine with you.
Sincerely,

Gino Rossi
Henry’s Wine Cellar

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Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, Wenham Tea House

NOTES  FROM  THE  CELLAR
March  19,  2014
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Cigar of the Week
From the Cheese Case

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Greetings to you all,

Well tomorrow is the first official day of spring, which I’m sure for some of you will be hard to believe but (hoping that I don’t jinx us) dare I say the worst is behind us. Here are a couple of things to help usher in this joyous occasion.

This Thursday John Strom will conduct another Beer journey for us. I say Journey because it is not just a tasting but a journey into the exploration of Beer, and this week will will look at Trappist Ales. This is a great opportunity to try some of the best Beer made on the planet, and it’s also a great social evening:) Come on down between 4-7pm. and enjoy some Henry’s Pizza and Cheese to match.

This weeks Wine tasting is with Brook Overhiser from United liquors, and since she is new to this company it’s her first tasting here. Brook was a bartender at the Blue Ox in Lynn, and if you have never been there it is one of the better restaurants on the North Shore. Though United’s book is comprehensive in many areas of wine this tasting will focus more on the new world, 5 solid wines to try as always from 2:30-5:30pm. Saturday.
 
Join us for dinner at the Wenham Tea House  Friday Evening from 5-9pm. Chef Peter Capalbo (Formerly of Tryst In Beverly) will be cooking up great food including his famous Rosemary Chicken entree and Lump Crab cake. With the bounty of ingredients from Henry’s Market along with fresh local fish this is by far the best thing happening for dinner north of Boston Friday Nights. It is a 3 course Prix Fix (Price Fixed) Dinner, with at least 5 choices on each course, plus a full liquor license and a custom wine list by you know who to make this a special experience. If you have joined us, come again, if you have not had the pleasure, do yourself a favor and come on down. Call the Wenham Tea House at 978-468-1398 and make a reservation now. Also, starting March 29th. Saturday Dinner will begin, same great menu and value as Friday night!

Fun Wine Fact;

New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon blanc. Oz Clarke, a well-known British wine critic wrote in the 1990s that New Zealand Sauvignon blanc was “arguably the best in the world” (Rachman). Historically, Sauvignon blanc has been used in many French regions in both AOC and Vin de Pays wine. The most famous had been France’s Sancerre. It is also the grape used to make Pouilly Fumé. Following Robert Mondavi’s lead in renaming Californian Sauvignon blanc Fumé Blanc (partially in reference to Pouilly Fumé and partially to denote the smokiness of the wine produced due to flinty soil properties and partial oak barrel ageing) there was a trend for oaked Sauvignon blanc in New Zealand during the late 1980s. Later the fashion for strong oaky overtones and also the name waned. In the 1980s, wineries in New Zealand, especially in the Marlborough region, began producing outstanding, some critics said unforgettable, Sauvignon blanc. “New Zealand Sauvignon blanc is like a child who inherits the best of both parents-exotic aromas found in certain Sauvignon blancs from the New World and the pungency and limy acidity of an Old World Sauvignon blanc like Sancerre from the Loire Valley”. “No other region in the world can match Marlborough, the northeastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, which seems to be the best place in the world to grow Sauvignon blanc grapes

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Gino and the Staff at the Wine Cellar.
   
Kim Crawford (who is a man) sold his winery and now makes this. 
  

          TASTING THIS  WEEK ,               
Saturday, March 22nd., 2014, 2:30 -5:30pm.   
 
United Liquors / Brook Overhiser   
2011 Veramonte, “Reserva” Chardonnay; Casablanca Valley, Chile- $12.99
This medium-bodied white features Honeycrisp apple, melon and light grilled pineapple notes that expand with layers of spice and chalk on the solid finish. Drink now. 13,000 cases made. -NW
Wine Spectator – 88 points (previous vintage)

 

2011 Merryvale “Starmont” ChardonnayNapa Valley, California- $19.99

Appealing for its mix of creamy, vanilla-laced oak and supple pear and honeysuckle flavors. Persistent finish. Drink now through 2017. 36,696 cases made. -JL
Wine Spectator – 88 points (previous vintage) 

2012 Loveblock, Sauvignon BlancMarlborogh, New Zealand – $28.99   
Supple and smooth, with a nice punch of acidity to the orange zest, lemon, green apple and fresh thyme notes. Intense and delicious, offering a very long, juicy finish. Drink now. 7,000 cases imported. -MW
Wine Spectator – 90 points
2012 Patz & Hall, Pinot Noir ; Sonoma Coast, California  – $45.99
A few 2012 Pinot Noirs had been bottled and were tasted, including their largest cuvee (15,700 cases), the 2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. This beauty is a real steal in terms of high quality at a reasonable price. Deep ruby, this exuberant, delicious Pinot offers up notes of roasted herbs, forest floor, plum sauce and black cherries followed by a deep, rich, full-bodied, round and luscious wine. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
ErobertParker.com – 90 points
2010 Rosenblum “Vintner’s Cuvee” Syrah; California – $10.99
Rosenblum has produced outstanding Syrah’s from all over California for many years. Going forward they have decided to reduce the number of different single vineyard bottlings they offer. That means that all of those premium, high priced grapes have gone into this, tremendous value Vintners Cuvee, bringing it to a new level of quality and intensity. Dense, chewy and layered with fruit, spice, meatiness and minerality, this sexy Syrah is real winner.
Winner of a Silver Medal from the Orange County Wine Society
  


 Remember that all tasting wines are discounted 10% !!!   
And case discount is 15%   
 
 

 New Wine Arrivals

 
2011 Chateau La Nerthe “Blanc” ; Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France – $59.99
A similar blend (slightly more Grenache Blanc), the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc shows a touch more citrus and green herbs, with additional minerality that is most likely due more to the additional year in bottle than anything else. Slightly leaner and straighter than the 2012, it  too is a beautiful wine that stays beautifully focused, with impressive acidity and an overall classy feel. Drink it over the coming year or two. Drink now-2016.   
Erobertparker.com – 92 points 
 
2010 Chateau La Nerthe “Rouge” ; Chateauneauf-du-Pape, Rhone, France – $59.99
The 2010 La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits the rare combination of unbridled power and freshness, minerality and abundant aromatics. A well-made, delicious red, with blueberry, boysenberry, black raspberry fruit, some background wood smoke, and the tell-tale Provencal garrigue, pepper and loamy soil notes, it is a wine of finesse, power and richness that should drink nicely for 10 to 15+ years.
Erobertparker.com – 92 points
 
2004 Beni di Batasiolo “Briccolina” Barolo ; La Morra, Piedmonte, Italy – $74.99
Plum jam and rose aromas lead to a full body, with silky-textured tannins and a sweet, ripe fruit finish. There’s good intensity of flavor in this wine, even though it’s not that full-bodied. Best after 2011.
925 cases made. -JS
Wine Spectator – 90 points  
 
2006 Beni di Batasiolo “Cerequio” Barolo ; La Morra, Piedmonte, Italy -$74.99
A pretty red, showing fragrant floral, berry and red licorice aromas and flavors on a frame of well-integrated tannins. Deftly balanced, this is approachable now, but will continue to improve with time. Graceful finish. Best from 2013 through 2028. 1,250 cases made. -BS
Wine Spectaor – 93 points 
 

 Great Single vineyard Barolo at a great price.
                                   By any 6 Bottles and receive 10% off
Buy 12 or more and take 15% off!

 

BEER NEWS
Hi Friends,
The tasting you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! This week we will be exploring the elegant world of Trappist beer.
With the recent release of Spencer Trappist Ale, made by the Brothers of St. Joseph in Spencer, MA, trappist ales have seen a surge in popularity. Almost every day I get a question or two from our customers about Spencer or other Trappist beer. Additionally there has been a rise in the number of Trappist beers going out our door. This is good news for everyone involved!
Trappist ales are known the world over for their high quality and complexity. Trappist beers frequently appear on “best beer” lists and one of them, Westvleteran 12, is claimed by many beer experts to be the best beer in the world.
There are currently ten breweries in the world that are permitted to carry the Trappist stamp. Six are in Belgium, two are in the Netherlands, one is in Austria, and (lucky for us!) one is in Western Massachusetts. Here at Henry’s wine cellar, we are proud to carry every single Trappist ale we can get our hands on. This means that we have fourteen different beers from seven of the ten Trappist breweries. Not too shabby.
This Thursday, we will open seven beers, each from a different Trappist Brewery. This is one not to miss! I can’t wait to share these beers with you this Thursday (4-7pm). Pizza and a selection of cheeses will be served, as always.
Here’s this week’s lineup:
Spencer Trappist Ale: Spencer (Belgian Pale Ale)
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: ?
“Inspired by traditional refectory ales brewed by monks for the monks’ table, Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued Trappist ale with fruit accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spenser, Massachusetts, is home to a community of Trappist monks and the first American Trappist brewery. Following the Benedictine tradition of ora et labor (prayer and work), the monks pursue a simple life of contemplative prayer, a manual labor and hospitality. The brewery helps support the monks and their charitable outreach.” Commericial description at Ratebeer.com
Orval: Orval (Belgian Ale)
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: ~32
“In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process. Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.” Commercial description at Ratebeer.com
Rochefort Trappistes 6: Rochefort (Dubbel)
ABV: 7.5%
IBU: ?
“This beer, the oldest of the three Rochefort Trappist beers, has the reddish colour of autumn leaves, a soft body and an earthy, herbal palate (a hint of Darjeeling tea), which develops into a deep fruitiness.” Commercial description at Ratebeer.com
Achel 8° Blond: Achel (Tripel)
ABV: 8.0%
“Achel Blond…is a strong blond beer with an alcohol content of 8,00%. Golden blond colour, slightly cloudy. Intense character. Hop flavour with a slight touch of caramel, typical yeast flavour. Bitter and a little fruity with some green banana. Dry aftertaste with some hoppy bitter.” Commercial description at beerboxx.com
Westmalle Tripel: Westmalle (Tripel)
ABV: 9.5%
IBU: 36
“A strong, dry and spicy trappist ale. The product of a secondary fermentation lasting 5 weeks. This is a complex ale with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional ale, with a great deal of finesse and elegance, and with a splendid long after taste.” Commercial description at Ratebeer.com
Gregorius: Stift Engelzell (Quadruple)
ABV: 9.7%%
IBU: ?
“The first Trappist beer from Austria, Gregorius is a dark ale named after the abbey’s late abbot. The monks use traditional Trappist brewing techniques; ingredients include local honey, Alsatian wine yeast, malted barley and hops. Aromas of chocolate, bread and red fruits and flavors of roasted malts with hints of spice and a tinge of bitterness provide a complex and balanced profile.” Commercial description at Monastarygreetings.com
Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue): Chimay (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
ABV: 9.0%
IBU: ~20
“Principally distinguished by its character of a strong beer. This is a beer whose fragrance of fresh yeast with a light, flowery rosy touch is especially pleasant. Its flavor only accentuates the pleasant sensations perceived in the aroma, while revealing a light but pleasant touch of roasted malt.” Beergeekspub.com
See you at the tasting!
Skol,
John
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UPCOMING EVENTS:  
 
March 20th.;Thursday, Trappist Beer tasting – 4-7pm.
March 22nd.; Saturday, United Liquors tasting – 2:30-5:30 pm. 

April 5th.; Saturday, Classic Wines tasting – 2:30 to 5:30pm. 

April 10th.; Thursday, Jack’s Abbey Beer tasting – 4-7pm. 

April 12th. ; Saturday, Grand Spring tasting featuring the “Smaller guys” portfolio’s -2:30-5:30pm. 

April 19th.; Saturday, Cynthia Hurley Wine – 2:30-5:30pm. 

 

 

If there is anything else going on we will keep you posted.

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Cigar of the Week 
 
Arturo Fuente “Gran Reserva” Rothchild Maduro – $9.95  
Dominican Republic   

 

The Gran Reserva Maduro features a filler and binder made from Dominican tobaccos. A Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper completes the cigar. It should be noted that the tobaccos used to make the Gran Reserva come from a private reserve set aside especially for the line. In terms of strength, the Gran Reserva Maduro is said to be medium to full-bodied.

Once lit, the Fuente Gran Reserva Maduro burns well without any major issues. The draw is just right, and the volume of smoke that is produced is significant and aromatic. The ash is long and light gray in color. The burn stays even for the duration of the smoke, without the need for any touch-ups. Re-lights are also unnecessary.

 

 
A 10% tax increase has been levied on Tobacco products that now brings the Tax percentage to 40%. This does not include Sales tax so we apologize for the steep increase in pricing.

Our Cigar Vault has all the necessary smoking accessories to make your next golf outing both successful and relaxing…
Did you know? We have personal humidors & travel-ready hard carriers (perfect for a golf outing or traveling on the road) for the cigar lover.  We also have a wide range of premium Xikar cigar accessories, which come with a lifetime guarantee.

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From The Cheese Case

 

Cabot Creamery Seriously Sharp Cheddar 

Seriously Sharp will turn a cheddar lover into a cheddar enthusiast. Brace yourself for the intensely tangy, nutty and complex flavor that this cheddar has to offer. Simply put, this cheese is not messing around. It has a dense and slightly crumbly texture and a milky white color. Redolent of the grassy, clovercovered fields of the North Country, it is great to savor it with full-flavored ingredients like smoked meat and spiced chutney. This is the cheese that will make a box of macaroni weep with joy or your fondue pot go weak in the knees. It is the cheddar that bites back.
  

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All of our featured cheese case products are available in the Wine Cellar and Henry’s Market.

At Henry’s Wine Cellar we hope to provide you with outstanding service and selection, competitive pricing, and exciting special events.  Let our beautiful store be your neighborhood wine shop.

Best wishes,

 

John Keohane, Owner

Gino Rossi, Manager

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Did you know…

That you can vote for the Wenham Tea House for Best of the North Shore 2014!

Where to eat, what to buy, who to see, and how to stay on trend—the answers lie all over the North Shore. We all have our go-to favorites and it’s your turn to weigh in by voting for the 2014 BONS Readers’ Choices Awards.

This year, there are more categories, a better voting platform, and bigger recognition for Readers’ Choices winners in the August 2014 issue of Northshore! Voting ends June 1.

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Coming Soon…

Saturday Night Dinners! 

Saturday Night Dinners begin March 29th. Three Course Dinner for a $39 Prix-Fixe Per Person. We offer a Full Bar Selection and Unique Wines.

For Reservations, call 978-468-1398

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How Ya doin!

Hope you all had a nice Fat Tuesday yesterday, and of course for many of you Lent begins today. I feel that we’ve sacrificed so much already with this terrible winter so don’t be to hard on yourself this year:) March is coming in like a Lion for sure and we have a few things going on around here too.

First off, the “Blind” Wine Club is released today, 2 Reds, 1 White and a Rose. This is a season transitional bag for sure, and of course I have to get you ready for Rose season:) 4 bottles for $50.00($12.50 average) and if you have never tried it I highly recommend you do.

Tonight is the 4th class in our Wednesday Wine Class series and this will be about the West Coast of America. That’s right, some of the best wine in the world is produced right here in the U.S.A. and we are fortunate to have Morgan Melkonian-Jerome here to talk to us about it. She has lived out there off and on for the past several years and is a certified Sommelier. we have room for a few moreso if you are interested contact us here either through e-mailinfo@henryswinecellar.com or call at 978-524-0300.

Lot’s of Beer things happening as well on Thursday, our first delivery of Yuengling Beer (America’s oldest brewery) and Riverwalk Brewery tasting also on Thursday. Check out the Beer Newssection where John will always keep you up to date with what’s going on.

Last but not least Paul Doble of Grape Moments will be here to taste us on great Portuguese wines along with some other great wines and a home made Sangria on Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30pm. come by and check out what he has to offer.

Today is the Fourth Wednesday Wine Class and if you don’t know what I’m talking about look below:

Wednesdays starting February 12th. to March 12th.

Cost is $25.00 per class, $40.00 for the 5th and final class, food and wine pairing with 

Wenham Tea House Chef Peter Capalbo.  

Also, 10% discount on any wine tasted during the class.     

E-mail the Wine Cellar at info@henryswinecellar.com to reserve space.

978-524-0300 

Class # 1-  

Wine tasting 101: $25.00 

February 12th – 6:30-7:30pm.

In this class we will go over the aspects of how to taste wine, including the visual, aroma or nose and all aspects of the palate or mouth feel, Also Blind tasting wine.

 

Class # 2 – Italian Wine with Alex DeWinter: $25.00

February 19th – 6:30 – 8pm.

Alex was my boss at Grill 23 Restaurant in Boston and while he was there as Wine Director oversaw the expansion of the list to 1600 + selections. He is passionate about Italian wine and presently works for one of the best importers of Italian wine in America, Leonardo Locascio of Winebow. This should be a fun and informative class.

 

Class # 3 – French Wine with Keith O’Gorman: $25.00

February 26th – 6:30 – 8pm.

Picking wines from 6 different regions of France, we will study the nuance of these wines as well going over how to read labels from each area we cover.

 

Class # 4 – West Coast of America with Morgan Melkonian-Jerome: $25.00

March 5th – 6:30 – 8pm.

Though there are many places in the U.S. that produce wine the 3 most prevalent are Washington, Oregon and California, we will pick a white and red from these states and go over the differing style and terrior. Morgan Melkonian-Jerome, former assistant wine director at Grill 23 and Wine education director of Peter Michael Winery in Knights Valley, Sonoma will be on hand to clarify the nuances of these wines.

 

Class # 5 – Food & Wine Pairing with Chef Peter Capalbo

March 12th. Beginning at 6pm. – $40.00

Along with myself (Gino) Chef Peter Capalbo will prepare some of his delicious dishes and we will taste different wines along with food and explain how and why the pairings work together. This will be held at the Wenham Tea House so capacity is less of an issue, so invite a friend and make a night of it! 

 

 Total cost is $140.00 for all 5 classes,

Sign up for all 5 classes and take $20.00 off for a total of $120.00

  
Join us for dinner at the Wenham Tea House  Friday Evening from5-9pm. Chef Peter Capalbo (Formerly of Tryst In Beverly) will be cooking up great food including his famous Rosemary Chicken entreeand Lump Crab cake. With the bounty of ingredients from Henry’s Market along with fresh local fish this is by far the best thing happening for dinner north of Boston Friday Nights. It is a 3 course Prix Fix (Price Fixed) Dinner, with at least 5 choices on each course, plus a full liquor license and a custom wine list by you know who to make this a special experience. If you have joined us, come again, if you have not had the pleasure, do yourself a favor and come on down. Call the Wenham Tea House at 978-468-1398 and make a reservation now. Also, starting March 29th. Saturday Dinner will begin, same great menu and value as Friday night!

Fun Beer Fact;

D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, established in 1829. It is one of the largest breweries by volume in the country. Based on sales in 2011, Yuengling was tied with the Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams brands, as the largest American-owned brewery. Its headquarters are in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Yuengling produces about 2.5 million barrels annually, operating two Pennsylvania facilities and a brewery in Tampa, Florida.

Yuengling is pronounced ”  ying-ling”, and is an Anglicized version of Jüngling, its founder’s surname and the German term for “young man”.

The family-owned brewery has traditionally changed ownership through the purchase of the company by the offspring of the previous owner. Due to the popularity of Yuengling Traditional Lager in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley, it can be ordered by simply asking for a lager.

Wikipedia.com

 

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Some “Old” good beer. 

  

          TASTING THIS  WEEK ,               

Saturday, March 8th., 2014, 2:30 -5:30pm.   

 

Grape Moments / Paul Doble  

 

2012 Ponte, Pinot Grigio; Veneto, Italy- $9.99
This Italian Pinot Grigio contains of 85% Pinot Grigio and 15% Pinot Bianco. It is light straw yellow with greenish reflections and there could be also some nuances of copper. The nose has reminiscent of green grass when young with smells of persimmon and yeast crust. The palate is sapid, dry with good structure
Winery


2011 Bazan, 
Torrontés; Mendoza, Argentina- $12.99

Light in color, Torrontés has a citrus perfume with a pronounced floral essence. Peaches, Asian fruits, and hints of lemon explode on the palate. Well balanced, with a crisp finish, this white wine pairs well with a variety of lighter fare and will surely impress your Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier loving friends.
2012 Strauss, Red Blend Portugal- $8.99  (1 LT.) 

A soft, Fruity, easy drinking red blend with good balance of Tannin and acidity. This wine will pair well with lighter dishes including seafood and would benefit from a slight chill.

 

2012 Bazan, Malbec;  Mendoza, Argentina – $12.99

This Malbec’s most significant characteristic is its intense dark color. Its aromas evoke cherries, strawberries or plums; reminiscent of cooked fruit (e.g. marmalade). In the mouth this Malbec is warm, soft, and sweet, with non-aggressive tannins. it is aged in oak, with coffee, vanilla and chocolate aromas.
2011 Castello do Sulco “Reserva” ; Lisboa, Portugal – $10.99

Touriga National, Syrah & Tinta Roriz; Sweet, voluptuous fleshy fruit, blackberry and mocha, cardamon spice and savoury stew richness.

 

2011 Castello D’Alba “Grande Reserva” ; Douro, Portugal – $28.99

Redolent of crushed red fruits, with sanguine elements backed up by a flush of firm tannins. Finishes long and powerful, with notes of paprika and pepper. 
Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and others.

Gold Medal Winner, Decanter Magazine


Gold medal winner. 
  


 Remember that all tasting wines are discounted 10% !!!   

And case discount is 15%   

 

 

 New Wine ArrivalsWest Coast

Featured wines of the Wednesday Class.

 

N.V. Gruet, Blanc de Noir ; Albequerque, New Mexico- $19.99

Elegant and focused, with creamy vanilla and apple aromas and rich yet crisp flavors of baked pear and cinnamon bread. Drink now through 2014. 20,000 cases made. -TF
Wine Spectator- 90 points

2012 The Four Graces, Pinot Gris; Willamette Valley, Oregon – $18.99  

Sleek, silky and light on its feet, with pretty white peach and grapefruit flavors set on a narrow frame, lingering well. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. -HS
Wine Spectator- 87 points

 

2012 Melville, Chardonnay ; Santa Rita Hills, California – $33.99

More rich and full, with ripe pear, flowers, melon and baking spices all emerging from the glass, the 2011 Chardonnay Estate is medium-bodied and lively on the palate, with solid mid-palate flesh and depth to go with juicy, if not racy acidity on the finish. More textured and rich than the Clone 76 – Inox, yet not quite as well integrated, it will have another 3-4 years or longevity, although I see no reason to hold off. Drink now-2016.
Erobertparker.com -91 points (previous vintage)

2010 Thomas George, Pinot Noir ; Russian River, Sonoma, California- $53.99

Succulent red fruit and cherry aromas complement hints of cola.  Explosive flavors of wild berry and dark blue fruit dominate the mid-palate with undertones of thyme and rosemary.  Fine tannins and bright acidity frame the wine to create a highly complex finish.
2011 Chateau St. Michele “Indian Wells” Merlot ; Columbia Valley, Washington – $21.99
The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied style of warm climate Merlot with a round, supple finish. We added Wahluke Slope Syrah to enhance the mouthfeel and rich fruit character.

2011 Blue Rock “Baby Blue” Blend
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California – $33.99
The 2011 Baby Blue Proprietary Red Wine (61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah) reveals a slight herbaceousness in its aromatics and flavors. This vintage’s challenging character is clearly on display, but the wine does have sweet fruit underneath its structure. Drink it over the next several years.2011 Round Pond Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon; Napa, California – $38.99
Offers an easy-drinking allure, with vivid, snappy notes of berry, light oak, dried herb and fresh tannins. Drink now through 2022. 6,314 cases made. -JL
Wine Spectator – 88 points 

High quality for not a high price.
                                   By any 6 Bottles and receive 10% off
Buy 12 or more and take 15% off!

 

BEER NEWS
Hi Friends,
It’s another great week to be a beer-lover around here!
Riverwalk representative Alyssa Kirk will be here on Thursday to share her company’s secrets with us. If you recall, Alyssa was slated to be here a few weeks ago, but we had to postpone our evening together due to yet another winter storm. Hopefully, the weather will hold off this week so we can get to know the newest brewery out of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Rumor has it Alyssa will be bringing Son of Gnomad to share with us. Son of Gnomad is a seasonal brew and is the offspring of Gnomad, Riverwalk’s delicious, year-round, Farmhouse Ale. We will be tasting both the Son of Gnomad and the Gnomad Farmhouse Ale as well as Riverwalk’s IPA and Uncle Bob’s Bitter Ale. With a selection of cheeses and a pizza or two served up alongside the beer, I can’t see any reason why you’d want to miss this week’s tasting.
Ithaca’s Box of Belgian’s has arrived! After the unprecedented success of their Box of Hops back in October, Ithaca is at it again with another mixed twelve-pack containing beer that can only be found in this format. Only available in twelve-packs, this box of beautiful beverages contains 4 different styles inspired by the great beers of Belgium including an IPA brewed with Trappist yeast, a Belgian Stout, a Tripel and, of course another Belgian-style IPA. I was only able to get my hands on five cases, they are going fast and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Be sure to stop in soon and get your Belgian on.
Lastly, Yuengling will be hitting our shelves this Thursday!!!! Here at Henry’s we will be carrying Yuengling Lager, Light Lager, and Black & Tan. Not only is Yuengling America’s oldest brewery, it is some of the best, most affordable beer out there. For more information about this American icon click here.
Here’s this week’s line up:
Son of Gnomad: Riverwalk (Saison/Farmhouse Ale)
ABV: 5.3%
“Son of Gnomad is a spring beer with a blend of Styrian Goldings and Belgian yeasts. Spicy grass notes mingle to produce a lighter fruity beer with a bit of hop bite.” Commercial description at americancraftbeer.com
See you at the tasting!
Skol,
John
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 Planning a party? Need beer? 
Save money by pre-ordering cases or kegs from Henry’s Wine Cellar.
Beer by the case:
Save 10% when you pre-order one or more cases your favorite beer(s).
Beer by the keg:

Save even more by ordering a 1/4, 1/2 or full keg (comes with tap).
How to order:
Call: 978.524.0300
or stop by!
NOTE: Most orders are placed on Tuesday and the beer arrives by Friday. Please plan your ordering accordingly.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:  
 
March 6th.;Thursday, Beer tasting with Riverwalk Brewery – 4-7pm.
March 5th.; Wednesday, West Coast Wine Class w/ Morgan Melkonian-Jerome – 6:30 – 8 pm. 
 
March 8th.;Saturday, Grape Moments – 2:30-5:30 pm.March 12th.; Wednesday, Food & Wine Pairing w/ Peter Capalbo – 6:00pm. – we are done:)

March 22nd.; Saturday, United Liquors tasting – 2:30-5:30 pm. 

 

 

If there is anything else going on we will keep you posted.

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Cigar of the Week 

 

Arturo Fuente “Gran Reserva” Rothchild Maduro – $9.95  

Dominican Republic   

 

 

The Gran Reserva Maduro features a filler and binder made from Dominican tobaccos. A Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper completes the cigar. It should be noted that the tobaccos used to make the Gran Reserva come from a private reserve set aside especially for the line. In terms of strength, the Gran Reserva Maduro is said to be medium to full-bodied.

Once lit, the Fuente Gran Reserva Maduro burns well without any major issues. The draw is just right, and the volume of smoke that is produced is significant and aromatic. The ash is long and light gray in color. The burn stays even for the duration of the smoke, without the need for any touch-ups. Re-lights are also unnecessary.

 

 

A 10% tax increase has been levied on Tobacco products that now brings the Tax percentage to 40%. This does not include Sales tax so we apologize for the steep increase in pricing.

Our Cigar Vault has all the necessary smoking accessories to make your next golf outing both successful and relaxing…
Did you know? We have personal humidors & travel-ready hard carriers (perfect for a golf outing or traveling on the road) for the cigar lover.  We also have a wide range of premium Xikar cigar accessories, which come with a lifetime guarantee.

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From The Cheese Case

 

 

 

Sartori Extra-Aged Asiago     
Like a sartorially splendid Italian gentlemen, this perfectly aged cheese grows only more elegant with the passage of time.  Sartori allows at least 12 months (to be more or less precise) for this handsome Asiago to achieve a creamy maturity.  You’ll welcome its distinctly nutty flavor and a sense of old-world hospitality.

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All of our featured cheese case products are available in the Wine Cellar and Henry’s Market.

At Henry’s Wine Cellar we hope to provide you with outstanding service and selection, competitive pricing, and exciting special events.  Let our beautiful store be your neighborhood wine shop.

Best wishes,

 

John Keohane, Owner
Gino Rossi, Manager

 

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Notes from the Cellar

Well hello there…..

Okay, enough already with the cold, Wintry weather! I get it, we live in a northern climate and signed up for this a long time ago (well most of us) but this is ridiculous. So when life gives you lemons you drink great Wine & Beer 🙂. And since the Spring thaw has not happened yet let’s embrace this by doing a Mostly California tasting this Saturday. I have two great Chardonnay’s for under $14.00including Creme de Lys, a serious contender to go up against Kendal Jackson that’s $11.99, and Benziger Chardonnay, Certified Sustainable wine made in Sonoma for $13.99.
And let’s not forget about the Reds, we have a Syrah based blend, Zinfandel and a Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Come by and see me this Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30pm.

We’ve moved the Wednesday Wine class to the Wenham Tea House and I’m excited to here Keith O’Gorman from Oz Wine for this week’s French class. Don’t let the Irish name fool you, Keith was in France just 2 weeks ago and has a great passion for these wines. The list of the wines to be tasted will be in the New Wine Arrival section of the newsletter, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about….

Today is the Third Wednesday Wine Class and if you don’t know what I’m talking about look below:

Wednesdays starting February 12th. to March 12th.

Cost is $25.00 per class, $40.00 for the 5th and final class, food and wine pairing with 

Wenham Tea House Chef Peter Capalbo.  

Also, 10% discount on any wine tasted during the class.     

E-mail the Wine Cellar at info@henryswinecellar.com to reserve space.

978-524-0300 

Class # 1-  

Wine tasting 101: $25.00 

February 12th – 6:30-7:30pm.

In this class we will go over the aspects of how to taste wine, including the visual, aroma or nose and all aspects of the palate or mouth feel, Also Blind tasting wine.

 

Class # 2 – Italian Wine with Alex DeWinter: $25.00

February 19th – 6:30 – 8pm.

Alex was my boss at Grill 23 Restaurant in Boston and while he was there as Wine Director oversaw the expansion of the list to 1600 + selections. He is passionate about Italian wine and presently works for one of the best importers of Italian wine in America, Leonardo Locascio of Winebow. This should be a fun and informative class.

 

Class # 3 – French Wine with Keith O’Gorman: $25.00

February 26th – 6:30 – 8pm.

Picking wines from 6 different regions of France, we will study the nuance of these wines as well going over how to read labels from each area we cover.

 

Class # 4 – West Coast of America with Morgan Melkonian-Jerome: $25.00

March 5th – 6:30 – 8pm.

Though there are many places in the U.S. that produce wine the 3 most prevalent are Washington, Oregon and California, we will pick a white and red from these states and go over the differing style and terrior. Morgan Melkonian-Jerome, former assistant wine director at Grill 23 and Wine education director of Peter Michael Winery in Knights Valley, Sonoma will be on hand to clarify the nuances of these wines.

 

Class # 5 – Food & Wine Pairing with Chef Peter Capalbo

March 12th. Beginning at 6pm. – $40.00

Along with myself (Gino) Chef Peter Capalbo will prepare some of his delicious dishes and we will taste different wines along with food and explain how and why the pairings work together. This will be held at the Wenham Tea House so capacity is less of an issue, so invite a friend and make a night of it! 

 

 Total cost is $140.00 for all 5 classes,

Sign up for all 5 classes and take $20.00 off for a total of $120.00

  
I will be conducting the tasting this Saturday, as far as the winesfrom the John Grange tasting this past Saturday I apologize for not ordering enough of them, they should be in by Thursday and if youattended the tasting we will honor the 10% discount from the tasting. Join us for the tasting Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30pm.

Join us for dinner at the Wenham Tea House  Friday Evening from5-9pm. Chef Peter Capalbo (Formerly of Tryst In Beverly) will be cooking up great food including his famous Rosemary Chicken entreeand Lump Crab cake. With the bounty of ingredients from Henry’s Market along with fresh local fish this is by far the best thing happening for dinner north of Boston Friday Nights. It is a 3 course Prix Fix (Price Fixed) Dinner, with at least 5 choices on each course, plus a full liquor license and a custom wine list by you know who to make this a special experience. If you have joined us, come again, if you have not had the pleasure, do yourself a favor and come on down. Call the Wenham Tea House at 978-468-1398 and make a reservation now. Also, starting March 29th. Saturday Dinner will begin, same great menu and value as Friday night!

Fun Wine Fact;

Some farmers take additional steps beyond standard organic wine making to apply sustainable farming practices. Examples include the use of composting and the cultivation of plants that attract insects that are beneficial to the health of the vines. Sustainable practices in these vineyards also extend to actions that have seemingly little or nothing to do with the production of grapes such as providing areas for wildlife to prevent animals from eating the grapes and allowing weeds and wildflowers to grow between the vines. Sustainable farmers may use bio-diesel for tractors in the vineyards to reduce emissions among the vines, or plough with horses.

Sustainable wine making is a systems perspective of integration of the natural and human resources, involving environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. It requires small, realistic, and measurable steps as defined in the Code of Sustainable Wine growing Practices Workbook published by the California Sustainable Wine growing Alliance

Organic wine is wine made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

The consumption of organic wine grew at a rate of 3.7 percent over the year ending September 19, 2009,out-pacing growth in the consumption of non-organic wine which grew 2%during a similar period. There are an estimated 1500-2000 organic wine producers globally, including negociant labels, with more than 885 of these organic domaines in France alone.

The legal definition of organic wine varies from country to country.  The primary difference in the way that organic wine is defined relates to the use (or non use) of preservatives during the wine-making process.

 

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Those Kooky, crunchy Californians. 

  

          TASTING THIS  WEEK ,               

Saturday, March 1st., 2014, 2:30 -5:30pm.   

 

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2012 Creme de Lys, Chardonnay; California- $11.99

Rich and silky, Creme de Lys Chardonnay is perfect for sipping, either with friends over good conversation or while simply relaxing at the end of the day. Our winemaker, Jason Dodge, chose vineyards that yield vibrantly fruity Chardonnay grapes. He then developed the wine’s golden hue and creamy, complex style with barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and gentle stirring during sur lie aging. Lush, fruity aromas lead to beautifully balanced flavors, with juicy pineapple, citrus and apple expression adding liveliness to the textured palate. French oak added warm vanilla tones to the aromas and the lingering creme brulee finish.

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2011 Benziger, Chardonnay (Certified Sustainable); 
Sonoma County, California- $13.99

TASTING NOTES | The 2011 Sonoma County Chardonnay has well developed flavors, influenced by long hang times that the cool growing season allowed. This vibrant, engaging wine is bursting with mouth watering fruit and lively acid. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear and apricot pop and engage the palate while subtle, creamy hints of butter and meringue pamper the palate, providing a luscious finish,

2009 Arrowood, Viognier “Saralee’s Vineyard”;  Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California- $33.99
Another big-time winner is the 2011 Viognier Saralee’s Vineyard. Made from 100% Viognier, it boasts lovely notes of ripe peach and apricot jam intermingled with notions of spring flowers as well as good definition and acidity to buttress the wine’s gorgeous fruit. This cuvee was 100% barrel fermented and went through 100% malolactic fermentation because of the high acids in this area of Russian River. It was aged five months in neutral oak.
Erobertparker.com – 91 points (Newer vintage)

2010 Corvidae “Rook” Red Wine. Columbia Valley, Washington – $14.99

Corvidae’s Rook is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. The ripe and rich Cabernet flavors prevail – juicy loganberry, cassis, and a base note of black plum and cherry. Syrah adds richness, and Merlot smooths the velvet finish.
2011 Folie a’ Deux, Zinfandel; Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, Califronia – $22.99
Intense and loaded with spice, offering deep black cherry aromas and concentrated flavors of huckleberry, dried plum and charred sage. Drink now through 2017. 10,300 cases made. -TF
Wine Spectator – 88 points (Previous Vintage)

2008 Optima, Cabernet Sauvignon; Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California – $39.99
Optima Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by a wonderful forward, rich nose with generous bright fruit and deep, concentrated, multi-layered aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, espresso, chocolate and lavender. Elements of well-integrated sweet oak and vanilla carefully complement the ripe fruit flavors and the round, rich middle. The result is rich and silky on the palate. Supple, yet with a weighty, very fruity mouthfeel and a medium tannic finish. The wine will cellar for years to come adding roundness and complexity.


Good quality California Cabernet. 
  


 Remember that all tasting wines are discounted 10% !!!   

And case discount is 15%   

 

 

 New Wine Arrivals

French

Featured wines of the Wednesday Class.

 

N.V. Laherte Freres “Brut Tradition” ;Chavot, Champagne, France – $49.99

Pinot Meunier 60%, Chardonay 30%, Pinot Noir 10% Savoury / yeasty aromas, fresh baked bread, honeycomb and golden delicious apple. Apple and pear flavours with a nice bit of biscuity character. Long finish.
Erobertparker.com – 90 points

2012 Domaine Guy Allion, Sauvignon Blanc; Touraine, Loire Valley, France – $12.99  
This crisp, grassy Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Touraine region of the central Loire Valley just to the east of Tours and is made by Guy Allion, one of the leading lights of the Haut Perron area. The estate is managed according to the organic ‘Terra Vitis’ programme, a codified system which encourages not only respect for the environment but knowledge of the land, parcel by parcel. Therefore only natural rather than chemical solutions are pursued in the vineyard.

A light straw in colour with aromas of citrus and pineapple. The flavours are of gooseberry and grapefruit with a hint of asparagus. The finish is zesty and tart with further flavours of lemon and lime.

 

2011 Y. et C. Contat-Grange, Chardonnay; Maranges, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy,France – $29.99

The nose shows some high tones and a few herbs too but generally it’s rather tight. Round, relatively understated acidity, though probably there’s enough. The fruit has quite a bright presentation. Quite nice.

2010 Domaine Colette, Gamay; Morgon, Beaujolais, France- $19.99

This light red wine has plentiful red fruits aromas, cherries and raspberries. It is fleshy and soft with juicy fruit and a lively acidity. The supple tannins are ripe and light, the finish is silky and persistent.


2009 Chateau Armandiere “Malbec”; 
Cahor, France – $16.99

Bernard Bouyssou is the 4th generation to run this lovely estate in the Lot Valley of southwest France,  This lovely unoaked Malbec blend has the bright, fresh berry flavors of a young wine, anchored by a slight edge that these Cahors are known for.

90% Malbec – 10% Merlot

2012 Mas de Libian “Bout D’zan Rouge” Cotes du Rhone, France – $18.99

Bout d’Zan refers to a traditional French liquorice sweet (Zan) but it was also the nickname of grower Hélène Thibon’s father in his childhood. This comes from 35-year-old biodynamically managed vines rooted in a range of soils – some galets roulés (rolled alluvial stones), an elevated sand and clay parcel, and some lower-lying limestone parcels. The 2012 blend is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. One third of the blend is aged for roughly seven months in old foudre, while the remainder is raised in cement vats. This is a wildly perfumed and seductive wine as well as a stunning value. From the low-yielding 2012 vintage, there are plenty of small red berry and spice notes on both the nose and palate. It’s young, primary and intensely aromatic with genuine mouth-watering freshness, coolness and elegance. A wine of tremendous finesse.

2008 Les Fiefs de Lagrange; Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France – $47.99
Smoky, with bay, tobacco and briar notes followed by roasted fig and mulled plum flavors, which all meld through the medium-bodied finish. Approachable now. Drink now through 2016. -JM
Wine Spectator – 88 points (2009 Vintage)


Second Label from Chateau Lagrange.

                                   By any 6 Bottles and receive 10% off
Buy 12 or more and take 15% off!

 

 New Wine Arrivals

French

Featured wines of the Wednesday Class.

2012 Domaine Guy Allion, Sauvignon Blanc; Touraine, Loire Valley, France – $14.99  
The 2011 Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino is a bit brighter than the Nuragus. Lemon, peaches, crushed rocks and flowers find a good element of focus and length in this beautifully delineated, vibrant white. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014.
Erobertparker.com – 88 points (previous vintage)

2012 Ceretto “Blange” Arneis; Piedmonte, Italy – $21.99

This rich white is full of ripe apricot, peach and almond flavors. Shows good acidity and a firm underlying chalky sensation on the finish. Drink now. 500 cases made. -BS 

Wine Spectator – 88 points

 

2011 Zenato, Valpolicella “Superiore”; Veneto, Italy – $16.99

Light- to medium-bodied and harmonious, this fresh red offers subtle notes of juicy damson plum, wild strawberry and red licorice, with a hint of mocha on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 5,000 cases imported. -AN

Wine Spectator – 88 points

 

2009 Di Majo Norante “Ramitello”; Molise, Italy- $18.99
The 2009 Ramitello is a blend of 80% Montepulciano and 20% Aglianico that sees 18 months in French oak. Layers of smoke, grilled herbs, menthol and minerals are overlayed on a core of black fruit. The Ramitello shows serious power and intensity all the way through to the palate staining finish. Floral notes add lift and freshness on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Erobertparker.com – 91 points

2011 Castello di Neive, Pinot Nero; Langhe, Piedmonte, Italy – 21.99

A silky red, bursting with juicy cherry, raspberry, spice and subtle earth flavors. Balanced, remaining fresh and intense on the long finish. Drink now through 2017. 660 cases made. -BS 
Wine Spectator – 89 points

2010 Poggio al Tesoro “Sondraia” I.G.T.; Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy – $49.99Impenetrable and black in appearance, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia shows a touch of teriyaki sauce with barbecue spice and cherry cola. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Once the wine starts to warm in the glass, it delivers fruity tones of blackberry and ripe cherry with background renderings of leather and moist tobacco. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2022.
Erobertparker.com – 93 points


Great “Super Tuscan” at an affordable price.

                                   By any 6 Bottles and receive 10% off
Buy 12 or more and take 15% off!

 

BEER NEWS
Hi Friends,
You may have noticed some changes to the beer section at Henry’s Wine Cellar. Over the past few weeks I have been busy re-organizing, re-arranging and re-invigorating our selection: call it early spring cleaning. During this process I have added what I think are some pretty exciting beverages, a few of which we will be opening this week at our Thursday tasting (4-7pm).
This week’s tasting features a very wide range of beverage styles including a certified-vegan cider, an alcoholic ginger beer, a world-class gueuze, a locally brewed imperial IPA, the beer that
Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider: Samuel Smith (Apple Cider)
ABV: 5.0%
IBU: n/a
“A medium dry cider with brilliant straw colour, light body, clean apple flavour and a gentle apple blossom finish…Samuel Smith’s makes this cider at a small, independent British brewery, the oldest brewery in Yorkshire.” Samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer: Crabbie’s (Ginger Beer)
ABV: 7.8%
IBU: n/a
“The roots of the distinctive Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer stretch all the way back to the early nineteenth century. That’s when our pioneer John Crabbie set sail from the port of Leith, Edinburgh, in search of the finest spices and ingredients from far-off lands….Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer is made to a recipe with 4 closely-guarded secret ingredients. They’re combined with ginger shipped from the Far East, steeped for up to 6 weeks to produce its deep, deliciously spicy flavour.” Crabbiesgingerbeer.co.uk

Cuvee Rene Gueuze: Lindeman’s (Gueuze)
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 16
“Glowing golden color, cidery, winey palate; reminiscent, perhaps, of bubbly dry vermouth but with a more complex and natural flavor. It’s very dry, appetizing and energizing, but some tasters do find gueuze to be demanding the first time they taste it due to the sour and acidic flavors that make it so unique. Cuvée René has been imported into the US since the early 90s, a time when the “sour beer” category didn’t exist here.” Merchantduvin.com

Calcutta Cutter: Rising Tide (Imperial IPA)
ABV: 8.7%
IBU: ??
“Calcutta Cutter is our homage to hops. Lots of hops. Early hops. Late hops. Very late hops. Dry hops. Then we condition the bottles in a bed of hops. Well, maybe not that last bit, but you get the idea. With just enough malt body and alcohol to balance the beer out, we let the lupulin shine.” Risingtidebrewing.com

Aventinus: Schneider (Weizenbock)
ABV: 8.2%
IBU: ??
“Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese. Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907.” Commercial description atRatebeer.com

Aventinus Eisbock: Schneider (Eisbock)
ABV: 12%
IBU:??
“Aventinus (see above), the Wheat Doppelbock of Bavaria, has always been known to be the most intense and complex wheat beer in the world. This was the case for the past sixty years, but not anymore… Up until the 1940’s, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that the brew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid. People were baffled by this unique version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created. Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster of the Schneider brewery, decided to recreate this classic “mistake” in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later … Prost!” Commercial description atRatebeer.com 

 
Planning a party? Need beer? 
Save money by pre-ordering cases or kegs from Henry’s Wine Cellar.

Beer by the case: 
Save 10% when you pre-order one or more cases your favorite beer(s).
Beer by the keg:

Save even more by ordering a 1/4, 1/2 or full keg (comes with tap).
How to order:
Call: 978.524.0300
or stop by!

NOTE: Most orders are placed on Tuesday and the beer arrives by Friday. Please plan your ordering accordingly.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:  
 
February 27th.;Thursday, Beer tasting with Riverwalk Brewery – 4-7pm.
 
February 26th.;Wednesday, Wine Class #3 – Keith O’Gorman, French Wine – 6:30- 8 pm.

March 1st.; SaturdayGino’s Wine Tasting – 2:30-5:30 pm.

March 5th.; Wednesday, West Coast Wine Class w/ Morgan Melkonian-Jerome – 6:30 – 8 pm. 

 
March 8th.;Saturday, Grape Moments – 2:30-5:30 pm.

March 12th.; Wednesday, Food & Wine Pairing w/ Peter Capalbo – 6:30 – we are done:)

March 22nd.; Saturday, United Liquors tasting – 2:30-5:30 pm. 

 

 

If there is anything else going on we will keep you posted.

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Cigar of the Week 

 

Cifuentes/ Partagas “1876 – $7.75 – Dominican Republic   

 

 

Boasting a dark and toothy, Cuban-seed wrapper grown in the Dominican Republic and chock full of flavorful Dominican Piloto Cubano long-fillers, this Dominican Puro is ripe with flavor. Smooth and satisfying with notes of oak, cream, earth and pepper, Partagas Cifuentes is a tasty little gem.
Wallet-friendly, palate-pleasing, feel good hand-mades from Partagas.

 

 

A 10% tax increase has been levied on Tobacco products that now brings the Tax percentage to 40%. This does not include Sales tax so we apologize for the steep increase in pricing.

Our Cigar Vault has all the necessary smoking accessories to make your next golf outing both successful and relaxing…
Did you know? We have personal humidors & travel-ready hard carriers (perfect for a golf outing or traveling on the road) for the cigar lover.  We also have a wide range of premium Xikar cigar accessories, which come with a lifetime guarantee.

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From The Cheese Case

 

 

 

Montboissie du Haut Livradois    
Montboissie du haut Livradois cheese is produced in the highest part of the Jura Mountains in the Franche-Comte region.  It dates back to the 19th century when producers of Comte decided to make a smaller cheese from the day’s leftover curd for their own consumption.  They’d sprinkle the curd with ash to keep the cheese from drying out over night.  The next morning, new curds were laid on top of the thin layer of ash and the wheels were pressed and washed with brine to form a protective rind.  Today, the cheese is made from a single milking and the ash is added for purely decorative purposes.
Because it is a washed rind cheese, the aroma of Montboissie du haut Livradois is pungent.  However, its flavor is surprisingly mild with a supple silkiness that gently cloaks a slightly nutty aftertaste.  Its springy yellow-ivory interior houses a complex taste including subtle hints of fruit and fresh hay.

All of our featured cheese case products are available in the Wine Cellar and Henry’s Market.

At Henry’s Wine Cellar we hope to provide you with outstanding service and selection, competitive pricing, and exciting special events.  Let our beautiful store be your neighborhood wine shop.
 

Best wishes,

 

John Keohane, Owner
Gino Rossi, Manager

 

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Friday & Saturday Night Dinner Menus

OPENING FOR DINNER ON SATURDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 29th

Friday Night Dinner Menu Featuring Henry’s Fine Foods

The Cheeseboard…$12 (in addition to the prix fixe price)
A new offering for you to try before or after dinner…sample Chef Peter’s selection of fine cheeses and Accoutrements

Appetizers

Olive Oil Tuna Salad*

Olive Oil Packed Tuna, Kalamata Olives, Fresh Greens, White Spanish Anchovies

 

Bistro Endive Salad*

Chopped Endive, Toasted Walnuts, Orange Segments, Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

Warm Pear Tart

Warm Sliced Bosc Pear, Gorgonzola Mascarpone, Prosciutto

Crab Cake

Pan-Fried Lump Crab, Smoked Paprika Remoulade, Petite Salad

 

Homemade Minestrone Soup

Vegetable, Pasta, White Bean Soup

Entrees

Rosemary Roasted Chicken*

Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Herbed Pan Sauce

Grilled Hanger Steak*

Sliced Marinated hanger Steak, Vegetable, Potato

Cassoulet

Slow Cooked White Beans, Pork, Sausage, Crispy Duck Confit

 

Fresh Fettuccine Bolognese

 Ragu of San MArzano Tomatoes, Pork, Beef, Veal

 

Fresh Market Fish

Rice, Vegetable

 

Eggplant Rollatini

Ricotta Stuffed Eggplant, Fresh Mozzarella, Pomodoro Sauce

Desserts

Chocolate Amaretto Mousse
Almond Lace Cookie Cup, Chocolate Sauce, Crushed Almonds

Banoffee Pie
Banana Cream Pie with a Twist! Toffee Sauce, Whipped Cream, Sliced Bananas

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bar*

Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream

Tea House Crème Brulee

Irish Breakfast Tea Infused

Fresh Berry Trifle

Sponge Cake, Assorted Berries, Honey Whipped Cream

*Can Be Prepared Gluten Free
Please inform your server if someone in your party has an allergy. 

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