Winter is Here-Jack’s Weekly Wine Picks 7/12-7/19

WINTER IS HERE!
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 7/12 – 7/19
OR while supplies last!

2016 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand- Waihopai River

91 points Wine Enthusiast: This medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc is slightly leafy in style, but balances that with lush citrus fruit. The crushed tomato stalk and grapefruit come together in a dry, harmonious finish that’s mainstream delicious. Drink now.

Winemaker’s Notes: Pale straw with light green-gold highlights. Saturated aromas of passionfruit, lime zest and pink grapefruit dominate the subtle signature of Waihopai minerality – a lovely combination of citrus based bath salts and warm river stone. This classic tropical tinged, citrus based aromatic theme drives a palate that is crisp and fruit focused whilst bright acid edges add length, structure and an overall sense of liveliness.

Retail: $14.99
On Sale Thru 7/19: $12.99

Viking Blod PhotoDansk Mjod Viking Blod
Denmark

Brewmaster’s Notes: This artisan metheglin-style Danish mead has hibiscus and hops, which give it a soft, citrus-like flavor and very floral aroma. Its finish is hoppy-dry, spicy, and very warming. The world’s oldest fermented beverage made from honey has been a popular drink from Europe to Australia dating back to long before Viking times. One of the earliest references to fermented honey can be found in the Hindus of India’s holy books, the Vedas, which date back 4000 years and possibly even earlier than that. The oldest known recipe for mead to be written down in the Nordic countries was in 1520 by the Archbishop Olaus Magnus. The recipe comprised of water, honey, hops and brewers yeast, and concludes, that ‘on the eight day it may be drunk, but the longer it is left, the purer and better it will be. Our products are brewed based on a recipe from about 1700, and the ingredients are pure and 100-percent natural — guaranteed free from additives of any kind. Honey is the major and most important item in the recipe.

Retail: $26.99
On Sale Thru 7/19: $23.99

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