Archives for July 2012

Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout – Float?

Ahhhhh. This beer is pleasure in a bottle. Beer geeks go crazy for this hard to find stout, while novices enjoy its obvious charms. These charms range from the incredible smell of caramel, toffee and butterscotch, to its smooth mouthfeel (velvety and lightly carbonated, in case you're interested), all the way to the flavors of caramelized sugar (hence the name) and vanilla. This is a true dessert beer- enjoyed either on its own, or- if you really … [Read more...]

Kendall Jackson – More than Chardonnay?

Let's do a little free association. Mention Kendall Jackson to the five people nearest you and ask what pops into their head first. Ten bucks says a majority stated 'Chardonnay'. It makes sense - Kendall Jackson Chardonnay is the number one selling chardonnay in the United States. But there is so. much. more. to Kendall Jackson. Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall- Jackson, famously purchased a pear and walnut orchard in Northern California in … [Read more...]

Skinnygirl – Breaking the Mold

Ladies- our fantasies have come true, and we owe it all to Bethenny Frankel. Let's all take a moment to send her a silent "Thank You." Because of Ms. Frankel, we can now enjoy ready to drink cocktails, flavored vodkas and even wine (!) with zero guilt. This full range of products opens up a whole new world to us 'skinnygirls'- whether we already are or long to be one. Shop for Skinny Girls products at amitywines.com Here's how the calories … [Read more...]

Living as Three or Ménage à Trois

That caught your attention, didn't it? So will this distinct Napa Valley red wine. Ménage à Trois translates into English as something along the lines of 'Living as Three', and how appropriate that is for this wine. Ménage à Trois creates a unique blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon- a threesome not typical of most red wine blends. So what's the story? How did this come to be? It's pretty simple. The winemakers figured that a … [Read more...]

Conundrum – What’s in a Name?

In this case- everything. Conundrum wine is a completely intriguing white wine blend out of California- but that's about all you're going to get out of them. This secret blend of grapes results in a lush, creamy white that's all about crisp, tropical fruits. Each vintage is a totally unique taste experience, depending on that Mother Nature offers up that year. Here's what Conundrum will tell you: ~ They start with three main white varietals: … [Read more...]

Domaine La Garrigue 2010

Our featured wine is sports a dark fruit aroma including blackberries, cherries, and dark plum. Enveloped by notes of earth, leather, and pepper, melded together by a strong tannin backbone. Smooth and pleasant and surely a taste to suit all preferences.  Learn more about Domaine La Garrigue and be sure to ask Amity Wines & Spirit staff for other great tastes from this amazing vinyard. Domaine La Garrigue is set in the heart of the … [Read more...]

Christian Audigier Vodka

When it comes to taste, and style, there's a name that should ring familiar.  Christian Audigier.  This vodka is made in France, entirely from French wheat. A unique filtration process paired with pure water give this vodka a light, delicate and smooth taste.  Looking to try something new, or seeking out that unique gift for friend - Christian Audigier Vodka has a stylish bottle, but what's inside is far beyond wonderful. Christian Audigier, … [Read more...]

Maker’s Mark Bourbon 46 New Expression

A high quality bourbon that's stronger and more bold than the original Maker's Mark.   Enjoy it's rich, creamy seared-oak flavor.   You can feel the vanilla and caramel temptations lingering on the front of the palate, but ever so soft on your tongue even at a staggering 94 proof.  The oaky finish is huge and mouth watering.   There's never a bitter bite often times found in older whiskies. Have you tried Maker's Mark 46 yet?   One of our … [Read more...]

Tell Me aStout It

The recent excitement over the delivery of Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout had me scratching my head a bit. I mean, I knew it was delicious and I wanted to start a central line of it straight to my taste buds, but it dawned on me that I wasn't exactly sure what a 'stout' was. Embarrassing? Maybe. But I'm guessing there's one or two of you out there who share my confusion so I thought I'd help us all out by doing a little research. Turns out … [Read more...]

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc – the Star of New Zealand

I say "New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc" and you say "Marlborough growing region," am I right? No? If not, well, you should. The Marlborough growing region boasts New Zealand yummiest Sauvignon Blancs and it happens to be where this happy bottle of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc comes from. The Marlborough growing region is located on the Northern tip of the Southern island of New Zealand. The grapevines have been there since 1973, soaking up the hot … [Read more...]