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- Atlas Brewing/DC Brau (Washington, DC) $11.99/6pk -- REI and local brewers make a beer to enjoy after a long bike ride. The proceeds from this beer benefit the project to connect over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails in the DC region.
- Boulevard Kolsch Golden Ale (Missouri/ Kansas City) $10.99/6pk - "With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kolsch delivers a honey-like malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp clean finish with a touch of lingering citrus/herbal hop flavor".
- Schlafly Rye IPA (Missouri / St. Louis) – Second in their series of limited-run, interesting IPA's for this year.
- Upland Brewing Champagne Velvet Premium Pilsner (Indiana / Bloomington) – A pils so special to where it comes from that the recipe is insured with a $1 million policy.
- TRVE Brewing Co. Buried Sun Farmhouse Ale (Colorado / Denver) – French-style Farmhouse Ale, amber in color, and full of earthy, funky, and sour flavors to compliment nearly any meal.
- Free Will Brewing Co. Brown Beard (Pennsylvania / Perkasie) – An Imperial Brown Ale aged in Caribbean rum barrels with fresh roasted Speakeasy coffee beans.
- Singlecut Beersmiths Rye Heavy Boots of Lead (New York / Astoria) – Their Imperial Stout aged this time in Rye Whiskey barrels. Get this one while it lasts!
- Modern Times Booming Rollers IPA (California / San Diego) – New seasonal IPA from one of our most-asked-for breweries.
- 2016 Liquid Geography Rose (Spain/ Galicia) $11.99 --
- 2015 Foncalieu Picpoul de Pinet (France/ Languedoc) $9.99 --
- 2016 Armas du Guerra Rose (Spain/ Galicia) $9.99 --
- 2016 Alfaro Family Pinot Noir Rosé (California / San Francisco Bay / Santa Cruz Mountains) $29.99 -- This is what Sancerre Rosé should taste like, but much more reliable and less expensive – Delicate salmon pink in color and dry in style, this is a perfect summertime wine: chock full of raspberry, watermelon and strawberry flavors. Stainless steel fermented and aged 4 months in neutral oak, 402 cases produced.
- 2015 Enfield Chardonnay Citrine (California) $29.99 -- Perhaps the most complex unoaked Chardonnay we have every tried – A blend of 40-year old, own-rooted vines from the Sierra Foothills, along with fruit sourced fruit from Heron Lake and Haynes Vineyards, this crisp, yet rich Chardonnay bursts with white peach, nectarine, orange blossom, and dried thyme flavors.
- 2014 Enfield Tempranillo Pretty Horses (California) $29.99 --Winemaker John Lockwood isn't a rockstar legend yet, but he will be – Hibiscus, black pepper, spicy raspberry and earthy cherry, oregano, and orange oil on the nose, with a bright, earthy palate of red plum, stewed strawberry, cherry cola, and thyme, with soft, sweet tannins and and warm soil on the finish.
- 2015 Vadiaperti Greco di Tufo (Italy / Campania) $19.99 --Who knew Southern Italian wines could be so refreshing? Bright gold-tinged yellow. Subdued aromas of stone fruits and mint, with a saline nuance. Then richer and thicker in the mouth than the nose suggests, showing a tactile, chewy texture, and subtle concentration to its stone fruit and savory herb flavors. This finishes long and clean, with a savory edge.
- 2016 Giochi Casorzo d'Asti Voület (Italy / Piedmont / Asti) $16.99 -- Red Moscato is not a thing. This, however, is delicious – A slightly effervescent red wine, light and refreshingly sweet, low alcohol, that should be served chilled. Made in Northwestern Italy’s Piedmont region, this 100% Malvasia is a conversation piece of every dinner party. Aromas of rose petals, juicy grapes, and soft raspberry flavors balance beautifully with bright acidity.
- 2015 Bread & Butter Chardonnay (California) $17.99 – Sourced from Carneros and Monterrey, this Chardonnay opens delicately with rich notes of tropical fruit, vanilla bean, and almond, reminiscent of crème brulee. The creamy custard notes are balanced by a soft minerality and a hint of worn leather. The oak has a light touch, and true to it's name, buttery notes are found on the palate and finish.
- Warre's White Port $15.99 --A refreshing apertif for the warmer seasons. You can keep it in the fridge for weeks. It's bright and bracing with nutty notes.
- 2016 Domaine La Croix Belle Côtes de Thongue Caringole (France / Languedoc) $10.99 – The Languedoc lies due west of Provence and is less known for its rosé. Because it doesn't have a set reputation for a particular flavor profile, it has more variety in the expression of these wines. This is very ripe and even slightly confected, with notes of melon and tropical fruits in a refreshing quaffable combination.
- 2015 La Cabotte Colline Blanc (France / Rhône / Côtes du Rhône) $14.99 – Organic & Biodynamic – Eric went out to buy a Chardonnay but came back with a white Rhone. Cabotte is farmed organically and biodynamically with no added sulfite. While the ‘La Colline’ range may be their lowest-priced wines, they are still highly terroir-driven. Revel in the beautiful nose of white peaches and apricot supported by a dry, minerally and fresh palate.
- 2014 M. Juillot Mercurey "Le Meix Juillot" (France/ Burgundy/ Mercurey) $29.99-- A fourth generation winemaker in a still under-recognized appellation for Burgundy. Mercurey is charming, brighter in its fruits of strawberries and cherries. It signature minerality adds complexity to the lithe and light feel of the wine.
- Republic Restoratives Rodham Rye $79.99 -- Inspired by Hillary Clinton's presidentail run in '16, local distillers Pia and Rachel made a 'sturdy and resilent' rye, "with pink peppercorn spiciness, vanilla bean and kettle corn sweetness, and subtle cinnamon notes".
- Capurro Pisco Acholado $37.99 -- From a fifth generation distiller in the Nasca region of Peru, the pisco is a blend of grapes grown on the estate. Undiluted, unfiltered with no additives. Green apples notes introduce the herbal, grass flavors of this bold, pure pisco.
- Hornitos Black Barrel $33.99 – A limited release. The Anejo style Tequila is aged for one year in ex-bourbon barrels, then 4 months in charred New American Oak then 2 months in specially-toasted American Oak. It's intended to introduce a whiskey-like experience to tequila.
- Cotton and Reed Spiced Rum $32.99 -- from one of DC's new distilleries, "reinventing the category by striking an intriguing balance among seventeen botanicals from five flavor groups: spice, earthiness, bitterness, citrus, and sweetness. Unexpected ingredients like bitter gentian and sweet fenugreek add structure to the familiar spice of nutmeg and clove. A stingy pinch of raw sugar after maceration and vapor infusion integrates everything, creating the depth and maturity that sets Cotton & Reed Dry Spiced Rum."
- Hope and Harmony Salted Virginia Peanuts (Virginia, 4.9oz) $3.99 -- From Drewryville, Virginia. These peanuts have Hillary Clinton touting their flavor. Is this the most peanuty peanut?
- Four Fat Fowl St. Stephen's Triple Creme (New York, 6oz) $16.99 -- From Hudson Valley, New York. This mild, decadent cheese can pair well with a little bubbly and toast. Pure Jersey cow milk in a triple creme.
- Alta Langa Bonrus (Italy, 8oz) $11.99 -- A combination of sheep and cow milks, from Italy, add complexity to the brie-like cheese.
- Montchevre Mini Cabrie (Wisconsin, 4.4oz) $6.99 -- A smooth, delicate soft-ripening cheese from Wisconsin.
- Zeke's District Cold Brew $13.99/lb -- Designed with Iced Coffee in mind.
- Luxardo Sour Cherry Syrup $14.99 -- from Marasca cherries grown on the Luxardo Estate. For cocktails or ice cream!
- Luxardo Orgeat Syrup $14.99 -- Almond Syrup, from the same famed estate.