The National Book Foundation enlisted our very own Max Davis, of Smith & Vine fame, for A Wine List for the Longlist, which celebrates the ten Fiction books Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. The winners will be selected on November 20th.
To drink with Joan Silber's Fools...
Silber's stories of love, seemingly misguided choices, and the wisdom acquired in pursuit of foolish pleasures matches well with the agreeable 2012 AHA Wines Bebame, an unexpected red blend of mostly Cabernet Franc. Born in California, it quickly reveals itself to be, in essence, more thoroughly French. In Fools, Silber's characters fulfill, even as they struggle to understand, their separate, but related destinies. Similarly, with each glass, you may find yourself on an uncertain oenological journey: questioning how a red wine from El Dorado County can have the low alcohol, taut red berry fruits and herbal spice of a classic Bourgueil. You should meet this character...
Friday, October 25th
Bebame is Available Now
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Meet Bone Jolly
Steve Edmunds has been making incredible wines in California for the last 30 years and no one does it better. They are old-school, balanced wines that age beautifully and are still a bargain after all these years.
A perennial favorite of Smith & Vine is Bone-Jolly from Edmunds St. John. A rare American gamay, the grape of Beaujolais, from El Dorado County in California gold country. It's light-bodied but intensely flavored, agile and earthy, with each sip thirst-quenching yet intriguing enough to inspire another. It's an American take on Beaujolais, not a facsimile, perfect!
Free Gamay Tasting!
France vs. USA
Saturday, October 26th
Edmunds St. John 2012
Dorado County, California, USA
Domaine de Botheland 2011
L'air de Rien
Cocktail of the Week
The Fall Classic
It you haven't tried Sorel by Jack from Brooklyn, now is the time. Made right in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
* 1 oz. Old Overholt rye whiskey
Sorel Liqueur, Carpano Anitca Formula, Old Overholt Rye, and
All Available Now
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