Wine Specials of the Week

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Freefall Sangria by Liquid Altitude only $15.11

Made in the Hudson Valley, this bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Baco Noir is made entirely from New York grapes. Infused with fruits and jacked with spirits, this is a sangria that is made for the adventurous.

STRONG, UNIQUE, NOT-SO-SWEET

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Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


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Last Week’s Specials Still on Sale

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Clos de la Butte Muscadet Clos de Grand Lieu sur Lie 2015 $12.59
Pinot Noir Rose Villa Wolf $9.23
Lacrimus Apasionado Rioja $10.07

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Clos de la Butte Muscadet Clos de Grand Lieu sur Lie 2015 (Loire Valley, France)
Éric’s Clos de la Butte is the perfect combination of freshness, crisp acidity, and a lingering finish that is always a mouthwatering experience.

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose (Pfalz Region, Germany)
Pinot Noir has a long tradition in the Pfalz region, where it is known as Spätburgunder. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its bright black-cherry fruit is juicy, ripe, and forward, with a spicy midpalate. Twelve months of aging in used barriques gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. It’s an excellent, approachable red wine for everyday dining

Lacrimus Apasionado Rioja (La Rioja / Navarra, Spain) 
A lovely expression of black fruits, black berries, and violet, with hints of cedar and liquorice. Fruity and lively attack, with floral notes, and ripe fruits, mellow tannins over a long finish.

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


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Wine Specials 4-22-18

 

Los Haroldos hacienda Oak Cabernet Sauvignon $9.25
Petit Enira Domain Bessa Valley $11.75
Suavia Soave Classico $13.42

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 4-16-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Telegraph Station Shiraz $10.91
Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling $12.59
Le Provencal Rosé Cotes de Provence $10.91

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Telegraph Station Shiraz (McLaren Vale, Australia)
The Telegraph Station Shiraz shows a deep magenta colour with vibrant purple hues. Intense aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry and mulberry with hints of liquorice, spice and rhubarb. The palate is lively with luscious fresh blackberry and raspberry fruit, coupled with slight mocha and toasty notes. The finish is rich and full with well balanced acidity and velvety tannins.

Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY)
A nose of orange blossom, lavender and pear make this wine irrestible. The vibrant mouth feel of this wine reveals flavors of apple, peach, mandarin oranges and leads into a zesty fruit finish. Serve with light spicy foods or dessert.

Le Provencal Rosé (Côtes de Provence, France)
With a pale salmon-pink robe, this rosé reveals aromas of white flowers and red berries. In the mouth, its beautiful structure expresses notes of candy and fresh fruit. Its exceptional roundness makes it an ideal wine to serve as an aperitif as well as with salads, grilled fish, and Mediterranean cooking.

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


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Wine Specials 4-9-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Portugal $6.71
Veiga Naum Rias Baixas Albarino $10.91
Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra $9.23
Broad Side Cavernet Sauvirnon Margarita Vineyard $15.95

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Casal Garcia Vinho Verde (Penafiel, Portugal)
Notes of citrus are amongst the fruity aromas that define the freshness and youth of this limpid and delicate wine.

Veiga Naum Rias Baixas Albarino (Salnés Valley area
Galicia, Spain)
A lovely example of the varietal Albariño. Light yellow straw color in the glass with green-gold nuances. Nicely combines fruit and floral notes on the nose with good aromatic intensity. The attack is fresh and fruit driven. The wine remains enjoyable and aromatic along the length of the palate. The wine is complete with very pleasant finish that is fragrant and persistent.

Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra (Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain)
By mixing old and young vine fruit (40–100 years old), and fermenting in concrete, Nuria is able to create an affordable, lively, and elegant version of Garnatxa showcasing the delicate Pinot-side of the variety.

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


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Wine Specials 4-2-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Ayres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir $20.15
I Frati Lugana $20.15
Rosato La Salceta $14.27

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 3-26-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Fattoria di Basciano Chianti Rufina (Tuscany, Italy) $11.75
Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose (Cotes du Roussillon) $15.11
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Pinot Noir (Central Coast, California) $19.31
Clendenen Family Viognier “Le Bon Climat” (Santa Maria Valley, California) $16.79

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

It’s fine to drink wine on St. Patrick’s day.
James Joyce did *
And not just on St. Patrick’s †

— Editor

* He doted on the white Fendant wine from the Valais region of Switzerland.

Paul Hofmann
James Joyce’s Zurich
New York Times, April 28, 1991

 

†  [Joyce] was a stupendous drinker and included among his companions Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett (who served as his secretary for a brief time), Ezra Pound and many other expatriate writers residing in Paris during the 1920s. Joyce drank mostly white wine and compared his favorite Swiss white wine to urine, an archduchess’s to be sure. He hardly drank spirits. He loathed red wine because to him it tasted of blood. Recounting his many drinking bouts with Joyce, Hemingway once remarked: “He was a nice man, but nasty, especially if anyone started talking about his writing. He was proud and very rude — especially to jerks.”

Jay Meija
James Joyce
Literary Kicks, October 6th, 2002

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Wine Specials 3-12-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Clos des Fous 2014 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon (Alto Cachapoal, Chile) $16.49
Capital Z Zinfandel (Lodi, California) $10.07
Summer Water Rose (Central Coast, California) $11.75

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 3-05-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Frappato Terre Siciliane IGP (Sicily, Italy) $10.19
Corte Di Giso Irpinia Falanghina (Campania, Italy) $10.07
Malma Finca la Papay (Neuquen, Argentina) $7.55

 

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills