Cider fans rejoice! Cinnful Apple is Angry Orchard’s answer for your winter cider cravings. This new recipe is tart and sweet just like you’d expect but offers notes of coco and cinnamon to keep you saying “Nom Nom Nom…yummy!”. It’s the first Angry Orchard variety that’s made with apples from the good ol’ US of A, which will keep you feeling all warm and fuzzy and patriotic. It’s seasonal, which means you’ll be sad when winter is over. But don’t worry. I’m sure they’ll come out with something new and wondrous for spring.
It might look like a bunch of random letters thrown together but it isn’t. It’s actually the name of a harvest wine that is released the 3rd Thursday of each November. Beaujolais Nouveau is not just a name but a type of red wine that is under-aged, meaning the fermentation is typically only around 6-8 weeks after harvest. Most fascinating to me is the fact that this rushed fermentation leads to drastically reduced tannin. Happy news if the tannin in red wines gives you a nasty headache like it does me. It’s made from gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais area of France, hence the name. The French have a huge harvest wine festival to celebrate. The more I research about it, the more intriguing it is to me. Each year is a bit different. Here’s what the winery has to say about the 2013 variety.
We are grateful for a lovely “Indian Summer,” which amongst other things, helped to produce a harvest that is wonderfully mature and rich in sugar, reaching the same standards as the 2011 and 2012 vintages. The quality of the vintage is promising and the colors are gorgeous with lovely purple reds and violet hued glints. The aromas are sublime with wild strawberries, redcurrants and, in particular, exquisite scents of raspberries. Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 will be a joy to drink!
Indeed, it sounds like it would be. I look forward to trying it.
Check out our new wines from Stella Rosa:
We now carry a host of wines from local Berryville, VA winery Veramar Vineyards. It boasts 100 acres and 12 wine varieties priced at around $20 a bottle. They host several events throughout the year including a wine tasting twice a month. If you’re a wine lover, you might want to check it out. If you like the wine, it’s always nice to know you can pick it up right here in town courtesy of your favorite local distributor MDC.
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I’m pretty excited about this new Eppa sangria we now carry. It appears to have everything you want and lots of other things you didn’t yet know you wanted in a wine. It’s packed with super fruits like pomegranates, blueberries and acai berry’s. Move over Pom Wonderful, you’re not so exciting anymore. All the fruit and fruit juices used are organic and it offers nearly twice the antioxidants of regular wine. Score! But what does it taste like? According to the Eppa website:
Light bodied and refreshing, Eppa introduces itself with crisp citrus notes that meld into pomegranate and berry overtones. Its natural, subtle sweetness is a result of its blend of real fruit juices, which bring a brightness of flavor.
Sold me. When I try it, I’ll be sure to post a review.