On Friday, March 29, from 3-6pm, we will be having an educational wine and cheese tasting in the center of our store.
This month, we are featuring wines from Australia, which has become the sixth largest wine producing country in the world. Nearly 2,000 wineries are spread through every state, and many of them are small family-owned operations. This Friday, we will be sampling a selection of wines from the D’Arenberg winery, which has been producing fine wines since 1912. Run by the Osborn family, it is now led by the fourth generation, with the goal of making “the loudest, most aromatic, fruit-flavored wines that have great palate texture and are free of obvious oak: I look for tannins that are long, lively, gritty and youthful with fragrant fruit mineralit,” according to Chester Osborn. We will be sampling their Stump Jump Red Blend, Stump Jump White Blend, Stump Jump Shiraz, and Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne.
Along with that selection, we will be sampling feta cheese from Neighborly Farms in Randolph Center, Vermont. Made with cow’s milk, this feta features a taste that’s milder and richer than fetas made with sheep or goat milk. The texture is also different from more traditional fetas, it’s not as crumbly and easier to slice. Anyone who usually shies away from feta should definitely try this alternative, especially on a salad, with fresh fruit, or as part of a cheese plate.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting educational tasting on Friday between 3-6pm.
Beer and wine tastings are open to all folks aged 21 and older.