Bantam Bevy is Here!

Bantam Bevy is Here!

We are so Excited to have Bantam Bevy on the Shelf! We have 4 different Bantam Bevy Mixers: Ginger Smash: A serious mix of smashed ginger and fresh lemon with cane sugar and sea salt Recipe: Mix 2 Parts Ginger Smash Mix + 1 Part Bourbon + lots of ice Feeling mule-ish? Mix with vodka instead. Agave heads, swap the bourbon for tequila. Makes 16 cocktails 32 fl oz/946 ml Ingredients: Water, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cane Sugar, Ginger Juice, Sea Salt Agua Caliente Margarita: An invigorating blend of fresh lime, strawberries and cane sugar with a kick of chiles and sea salt Recipe: Mix 2 Parts Agua Caliente Margarita Mix + 1 Part Tequila + lots of ice. One too many tequila shots back in the day? Swap it for vodka. To make a devil of a daiquiri, mix with white rum. Makes 16 cocktails 32 fl oz/946 ml Ingredients: Water, Fresh Lime Juice, Cane Sugar, Natural Strawberry Concentrate, Sea Salt, Cayenne Pepper Cucumber Mojito: A sweet and tart mix of fresh lime and cane sugar with a hint of cucumber, mint and sea salt Recipe: Mix 2 Parts Cucumber Mojito Mix + 1 Part White Rum + lots of ice Cocktail nerds, swap the white rum for gin. Saving the rum for the coconuts? Mix with vodka instead. Makes 16 cocktails 32 fl oz/946 ml Ingredients: Water, Fresh Lime Juice, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Natural Cucumber Flavor, Natural Mint Extract Grapefruit Margarita: A refreshing blend of fresh squeezed lime, grapefruit, sea salt and cane sugar Recipe: Mix 2 Parts Grapefruit Margarita Mix + 1 Part Tequila + lots...
Italics Wine Dinner

Italics Wine Dinner

Upcoming Wine Dinner with Italics Winery and Tickets are Now on Sale! Italics’ Managing Partner Taylor Martin will be joining us to guide us through the latest offerings from the winery.  He’ll also be screening portions of the documentary Decanted which featured Italics winery and their winemaker Steve Reynolds.  This promises to be a fun and unique winery dinner you won’t want to miss. Wines for the event: Sparkling Wine starter 2014 Italics White Wine- $54 2013 Reynolds Family Pinot Noir Carneros- $51 2013 Italics Sixteen Appellations Red Wine, Napa Valley- $83 2013 Italics Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley- $105 Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm Fleming’s Steakhouse (Crabtree Valley Mall) $110 per person, all inclusive (dinner, tax,...
Father’s Day Wines

Father’s Day Wines

This Sunday is all about thanking Dad for everything he does for us. We’ve got some great ideas for thanking that don’t involve ugly ties or belts! Here are Great bottles that will make Dad Happy! Cayuse 2014 Cailloux Vineyard Syrah $124.99 We only get two 3-packs per year of this marvelous elixir. “The only Syrah to incorporate Viognier, the 2014 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is co-fermented with 7% Viognier and brought up all in puncheons. The Viognier shows on the nose and it has a floral, perfumed bouquet of ripe berry fruits, plums, orange blossom, fruit cake and mulled spices. Picking up a touch of green olive with time in the glass, this full-bodied, ripe, downright sexy beauty will have two decades of longevity. – 95-97pts Wine Advocate” Anderson's Conn Valley 2010 Eloge $99.99 (Sale: $89.99) Anderson’s 2010 Eloge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot aged 24 months in wood. Its dark plum/ruby color does not possess the saturation of the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Plenty of jammy blueberry, black cherry and wild mountain berry fruit set it apart from previous vintages of this cuvee. 93+ points from Galloni’s Vinuous, this 2010 is absolutely delicious and at it’s peak drinkability and should hold well for another 5 years or so. Louis Martini 2012 Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel $49.99 According to the distributor we’re the only place in NC you can get this amazing Zinfandel from one of Sonoma’s most highly regarded Zinfandel vineyards. A powerful, big, rich, spicy, peppery, meaty Zinfandel (none of its whopping 16.3% alcohol...
Orin Swift 2015 Machete

Orin Swift 2015 Machete

ORIN SWIFT 2015 MACHETE RED WINE Orin Swift’s 2015 Machete Red: A brooding hue and viscous consistency, powerful aromas of crème de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers. Blend: Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache 15.2% Alc./Vol. |...
2014 Continuum has Arrived!

2014 Continuum has Arrived!

CONTINUUM 2014 HAS ARRIVED! With their 2014 vintage, they celebrate their 10th Continuum release! This wine, while having beautiful vibrancy and richness of body, is more approachable than the well-regarded 2013 vintage. A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. 2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural vibrancy and a long silky finish. This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from our Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate. It has all the body and age worthiness to carry forward for decades to come. Very expressive already, 2014 Continuum is an estate blend. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot And it’s Top Rated.. again! 99 Points, James Suckling “Fabulous aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, sage and mint. Lead pencil and graphite, too. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are slowly transformed to ripe and beautiful fruit. Super polished and textured. Great finish. Drink in 2022, but it’s hard not to drink now. This harkens back to the great Mondavi reserves of the 1970s in texture and construction.” 96 Points, Vinous / Antonio Galloni “A raw, intense wine, the 2014 Continuum reveals serious intensity. Next to some of the more recent vintages, the 2014 is a bit more lithe and linear in feel, but like the 2013, it shows darker tonalities of fruit and terrific energy. Mocha, black cherries, graphite and cloves add the final shades of nuance. Although it is early, the 2014 is...