EXPÉRIENCE - January 2018

WAYMORE THAN PORT although we are obsessed with knowing everything about everything these days, there is still something intriguing about the unknown. However, in the wine world - this isn’t always the case. When it comes to spending our hard-earned money on a new wine to try, we are very resistant. In the case of a new beer or cider, we can purchase a single tall can for $3.99 and see if we like it. When it comes to wine, the price is a little higher and the risk is greater. Compound this with the fact that all you know about Portugal is they make wonderful Port, and it is even harder to convince you. With that being said, we’re asking for your trust with the two featured wines from Portugal this month. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Portugal, you know that they drink a lot of wine, many of which are not Port. They use indiginous grape varieties you’ve never heard of, many times with three or more different grapes in the blend, but let us tell you - it works. These two from a great producer, Loios, are great examples of easy-drinking, food-friendly, GREAT value wines that are sure to impress. Even better - you don’t have to worry about memorizing complicated names. This month we feature Branco and Tinto. Although they sound fancy, you don’t even need to tell your friends they simply mean white and red.

LOIOSBRANCO Portugal

LOIOS TINTO Portugal

Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha & Roupeiro. Aromas of lime and mineral. Elegant and fine with good acidity. Aged in stainless steel tanks. BODY: Medium WHEN TO DRINK: Drink now or over the next 1 to 2 years. FOOD PAIRING: Easily pairs with all dishes and lighter fare.

Aragones, Trincadeira. Aromas of fruit with vegetal undertones. Soft and easy, with good length. Aged in stainless steel tanks. BODY: Medium WHEN TO DRINK: Drink now or over the next 2 to 3 years. FOOD PAIRING: Pork tenderloin or sweet cow’smilk blue cheese.

5604135001144 750ml $12.99

5604135001243 750ml $13.29

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PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE | WINES LISTED HAVE VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES AND AVAILABLE IN SELECT STORES ONLY | PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY

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