Sips of the Week
Married? Ignite your Valentines with: Duclaw Brewing’s Old Flame Strong Ale, Abingdon, MD $9.99/6-pack
Brewmaster’s Notes: From the start, our full-bodied, 7% abv dark amber Old Ale flirts with sweet, malty aroma accented with notes of molasses and dark fruit, and seducing you with a complex flavor profile of rich caramel malt flavor and molasses, before surprising you with just enough (hop) bitterness to keep everything from getting too sweet. First brewed in 2002 and released each January, our heart-breakingly delicious Old Flame will leave you yearning to rekindle the spark each year.
Just Dating? Woo your object of desire with Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $18/bottle
Winemaker’s Notes: Rosa Regale is delightfully vivacious, festive and celebratory. While it is appreciated as one of the few wines in the world that truly marries well with chocolate, its charms extend across a palette of occasions and food pairings. It embodies all that is festive for any occasion and is perfect for gift giving and toasting. Its low alcohol content makes it a prudent choice not only for all holidays.
Single? Celebrate your independence with Beso de Vino Seleccion (Syrah/Grenache Blend), Carinena, Spain $10.99/bottle
Winemaker’s Notes: 85% Syrah – Garnacha 15%.Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savory wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money. Grandes Vinos y Vinedos’ collection is replete with stunning values.
February 14: Valentine’s Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD. Join Laurie for Treats, Sexy Wines and lots of ways to support her fundraising efforts to benefit the upcoming Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser in Easton on 3/15.
February 22-23: Join Laurie at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday!
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We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!
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