Thursday, February 11, 2016

Think outside the chocolate box this Valentine's Day

Think outside the chocolate box this Valentine's Day with these irresistible bottles from Ancona's Wines & Liquors. Whether you're dining in or heading out for a night on the town, this sensational collection of vinos offers a romantic variety to suit any plans you have this weekend.
Gran Passione Rosso - The 'Gran Passione' is a delicious little Venetian blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Corvina. This wine shares the best characteristics of rustic Italian Merlot and fine Amarone.
Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel - Aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit combine with a beautiful hint of vanilla-oak, smoothly textured in mouth, very creamy and round, the finish is long with lush jammy fruit--this wine is dangerously good!
Virgin Hills Meritage Red 1998 - The fruit for Virgin Hills Meritage is a succulent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, and Merlot. This delicious fusion is serendipitously unique.
Montevetrano Core - Core (pronounced Kor-Ay) is local dialect for "heart", and the label evokes the love of life, and wine that is the spirit of Montevetrano. This deep ruby-red wine displays aromas of red fruits and spices with undertones of licorice, earth, and leather.

Pascal Janvier Cuvee Silex - The "Cuvée du Silex" is the reserve bottling of Pascal Janvier. It is an unctuous white that's full of raw honey, chamomile, and white flowers.
Sharpe Hill Ballet of Angels - A bright, crisp, semi-dry white wine with an impressive floral bouquet. This wine has wonderfully refreshing fruit flavors reminiscent of peaches, pears and grapefruit.
Foradori Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco - Manzoni Bianco, born from the cross of Riesling to Pinot Bianco, precisely express the character of the vineyards of Fontanasanta. It's fresh and savory balanced by just enough zing on the finish.
Rolet L'Etoile Chardonnay - A classic Jura boasting citrus and nut character. A slightly oily texture and a fresh finish, it is mouthfilling, complex and satisfying.

90+ Magic Door Champagne La Cle de la Femme - Expressive aromas of apple and white pear along with more subtle notes almond, buttered toast and baking spices.
Domaine le Fay d'Homme Z Bulles - A sensational, budget friendly sparkling wine from Loire. Domaine le Fay d'Homme Z Bulles is light, crisp, and fragrant with hints of citrus.
Bohigas Rosat Cava - Aromas of red fruits, strawberry and raspberry. In the mouth it is fresh, persistent and it brings notes of red fruits, with very good acidity.
Raventos I Blanc Cava Brut Rose de Nit - Delicate brioche aromas and wafts of floral perfume. The palate shows subtle red and orange fruits lifted by zesty acidity.

Beer Nirvana is stocked with hundreds of brews from around the world. Stop in and pick up a special bottle that encompasses the personality of the one you love. Here are a few staff picks for the weekend: 
Stone Enjoy By 02.14.16 - By letting this IPA go unfiltered, its peach and tropical fruit hop flavors are amplified while its golden-hued color takes on a hazy appearance. (Available in-store only.)
Rogue Voodoo Lemon Chiffon Crueller - This unique artisan creation contains a baker's dozen ingredients including lemon juice, vanilla bean, and marshmallows to match Voodoo's Lemon Chiffon Crueller doughnut.
 Lindemans Lambic Framboise- Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean natural taste. Style: Raspberry Lambic. Color: Rose. Serving suggestions: Chocolate desserts
Goose Island Lolita - Lolita is a pink rose colored Belgian-style pale ale fermented with wild yeast & aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Fresh raspberry aromas, bright jammy fruit flavors and a crisp, refreshing body make it ideal for those fond of Belgian Framboise.

You feta believe it's more than okay to brie cheesy on Valentine's Day. Visit our cheese case in Ridgefield to pick up a container of Ancona's Famous Cheese spread or to browse our collection of hand crafted cheeses provided by our friends at 109 Cheese & Wine.

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