With the weather being a little cooler recently, Jack has gone through a good amount of stouts. He’s now looking for something a little more seasonal but on the lighter side. Belgian style wits, are great for warmer temperatures, but they shine equally well in the winter, especially with the right ingredients. The hibiscus in 2nd shifts hibiscus wit adds a sturdier tannic backbone to the normally crisp style. That’s why it is the beer of the week.

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Join us on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 7-9pm, for Jack Tipple’s Lapostolle Tasting where you will sample 7 different wines!

Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Space is very limited so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming delicious wines, please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes a light Hors d’Oeuvres & a Riedel Wine glass. 

The Featured Wines

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Jack’s Picks of the Week: 11/13/2019-11/20/2019
OR while supplies last!

Hess Shirtail Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
California – North Coast

Winemaker Notes: Sourced primarily from the Red Hills district of Lake County. This unique growing region offers a relatively mild Mediterranean climate with predictable heating and cooling cycles and produces flavorful fruit with layers of agreeable acids and balanced tannins.

89 Point Wine Enthusiast: Fully ripe fruit flavors are accented by light toast and spice notes in this full-bodied and extremely smooth-textured wine. Dense ripe blackberry and dark chocolate flavors seem to coat the palate, and moderate tannins provide good grip.

Retail: $21.99 

On Sale Thru 11/20: $18.99

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018

South Africa – Walker Bay

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. It’s a wine that flavors origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense addition overall complexity to this wine.

90 Point Tim Atkin: The Southern Right Sauvignon                                                                                                                                                             comes from 16 different blocks in Walker Bay. Unwooded,                                                                                                                                                     it’s a sappy, saline, vinous white with dill and grapefruit                                                                                                                                                         flavors and a juicy, lip smacking finish.

                                                                                                                                                  Retail: $19.99

                                                                                                                                                  On Sale Thru 11/20: $18.49

‘Tis the season for the fresh hop harvest, and Founders Brewing Co. Harvest ale is a great example. Within hours of being picked the hop cones are brought to the brewery where their transformation into a bright, piney, melonic IPA begins. Experience the beauty of fresh hops as our Beer of the Week.

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Join us on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 7-9pm, tHosted by Alberto Scarani of family owned Ca Montebello Winery  you will sample 6 differnt wines!

Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Space is very limited so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming delicious wines, please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes a light Hors d’Oeuvres & a Riedel Wine glass. 

The Featured Wines

Ca Montebello Moscat: Harvest takes place towards the 2nd decade of September when the grapes have reached a high sugar concentration. The grapes are pressed and the must obtained remains in contact with the skins at a very low temperature for 12 hours. After racking the free run must is cooled and put into thermostatically controlled stainless steel tanks, where fermentation takes places. Before bottling the spume develops in pressurized tanks to obtain a natural re-fermentation. It is then put into bottles. Straw yellow with golden reflections, the intense and fragrant floral aromas are marked with apricot and peach blossoms. A delicate captivating sweetness.

Ca Montebello Barbera: Barbera has been known and cultivated in the OltrepÚ Pavese since the beginning of 1800. Harvesting takes place towards the end of September, and the grapes after being de-stemmed and crushed, under go maceration for eight to ten days depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wineages in stainless steel tanks for about 4/5 months. Before bottling the spume develops in pressurized tanks to obtain a natural refermentation. Ruby red. To the nose, the initial vinous perceptions leave space for an intense bouquet with hints of black currants and marasca cherries. Warm in the mouth smooth with acidy hints which mingle with its full body.

Ca Montebello Frisante Barbera: Barbera has been known and cultivated in the OltrepÚ Pavese since the beginning of 1800. Harvesting takes place towards the end of September, and the grapes after being de-stemmed and crushed, under go maceration for eight to ten days depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wineages in stainless steel tanks for about 4/5 months. Before bottling the spume develops in pressurized tanks to obtain a natural refermentation. Ruby red. To the nose, the initial vinous perceptions leave space for an intense bouquet with hints of black currants and marasca cherries. Warm in the mouth smooth with acidy hints which mingle with its full body.

Ca Montebello Buttafuoco : Harvesting takes place towards the last 10 days of September, and the grapes after being de-stemmed and crushed, under go maceration for eight to ten days depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wine is aged for 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in barriques for about 7/8 months; when blended it is aged for a further 2 months in bottles. An impenetrable ruby red; the nose the wine shows a splendid intensity with spicy notes together with black cherry and plum jams. To the palate full bodied and well structured.

Ca Montebello Pinot Noir: One of the worldís greatest red grapes, which has found a perfect habitat in the OltrepÚ Pavese. After a carefully controlling the state of maturation, harvesting takes place in the 2nd week of September, after being de-stemmed and crushed they undergo a controlled temperature maceration for about 8/10 days depending on the characteristics of the vintage. The wine obtained matures in stainless steel tanks for between 6/7months after which it ages a further 4 months in bottles.A bright ruby red. It distinguishes itself with the typical hints of black currants and marasca cherries. A wine of great ëclassí.

Ca Montebello Sangue Di Giuda: After a carefully controlling the state of maturation, harvesting takes place during the 2nd week of September, after being de-stemmed and crushed they undergo a controlled temperature maceration to maintain a high sugar content. The draining of the free drawn wine follows, the must is then cooled and put into pressurized tanks. The fermentation is thermostatically controlled; once the wines starts to spume it is bottled. A sweet wine of a bright ruby red with purplish reflections. Intense and vinous with notes of raspberry and blueberry jams and violets, smooth and fragrant.

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