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2017 Winter Newsletter

With the blustery cold days upon us, remember to stop by Collier's to be sure you have wine just in case you are going to be snowed in with those you love. Makes much more sense than bread and milk.

Collier's specializes, among other things, in the ever changing inventory as we all get bored with the same wines so keep in mind those mentioned here are just a tiny sampling of what is carried as we have hundreds of wines from all countries, price categories and tastes that change daily. The shop people are all passionate about wines and foods and will be happy to guide you in your selections.

TOMMASI AMARONE is a classic $64.99 Dried fruit full bodied, plum, spice cake, cherry, soft and velvety tannins. Red meat and big cheese.

ARBUCALA $27.99 Tempranillo for the slow cooked Spanish roast with tomato, garlic, onions and peppers over rice.

Bucket List: Think everyone should start their Wine Bucket List and let us see if we can manage to get those wines crossed off and make for an exciting year.

MONTESCO from Argentina $17.99 is a malbec, cab, bonada blend that is rustic, savage and wild so cook up your Chinese style ribs with guava bbq sauce or roast duck with a plum, raisin and white pepper chutney or better yet, take it to your favorite Asian BYOB.

CHATEAU TOUR DES TERMES from Saint Estephe is dark berries and currant with indian spices. Chewy tannins, big juicy and enticing with balance A Napa beauty from Kuluto is FROG PRINCE $22.99. This is a meritage showing dried herbs, red fruit and soft tannins. While thinking this wonderful blend, pick up a bottle of HIPPERIA $26.99 from Spain as well.

You all know the Collier's case – would like to introduce the COLLIER'S SIX PACK – of wine naturally. Six bottles chosen for you each month discounted to $74.99. Bring your bag along and we will fill it with six beauties.

Pinot Noir: That marvelous difficult grape that we all love: So many types, styles, prices that it is many times hard to believe it is the same grape: A few new ones in for your tasting pleasure: SONOMA: FAILLA and TAMBER BEY, MENDOCINO: BRUTOCAO, Burgundy: RULLY EN ROSEY, CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY, CHOREY-LES-BEAUNES, OREGON: COLEMENS, TRISAETUM, SEVEN SPRINGS and PETIT CLOS from New Zealand.

DOMAINE LABRANCHE LAFFONT is a Madiran $29.99 and the first woman winemaker and owner in the area,. This is a tannat with black cherries, mint, leather, cocoa butter, flowers, Try this with duck breasts with hazelnuts and a foie gras sauce.

Zinfandel: A sit in front of the fire wine: DASHE from DRY CREEK $28.99 is bursting with black cherry and chocolate and balance and complexity. Grilled food.

CHATEAU CLARKE BARON from Listrac is merlot and cabernet with sweet tobacco and blueberry, full bodied and dense.

Each month we will have a PIZZA WINE PICK: Stop by and see what is perfect for your pie.

Always nice to share some wine with your Valentine which is any special person in your life. Valentine's day special: All sparkling wines and dessert wines 15% discount - Have cute little “I Love You” prosecco 187ml's perfect for treating yourself as well.

CHAMPAGNE or SPARKLING in a large format is one of the great pleasures in life: LAURENT-PERRIER MAGNUM $99.99 FRANCOIS MONTAND BRUT ROSE' MAGNUM $34.99 AUBRY CHAMPAGNE MAGNUM $99.99 VV FOURNY BRUT 2008 MAGNUM $164.99

 

Cool new South of France four pack of 375 ml bottles $29.99. Three reds and a white: MINERVOIS, FITOU, CORBIERES, AND LANGUEDOC, Perfect when you want just a couple glasses or going to a byob and want to start with a half for your appetizers.

LA SPINETTA VERMENTINO $19.99 a pretty, clean glass of apple, lemon, spice and mineral for your soft chicken tacos with salsa verde or spaghetti with clams.

JOSEPHSHOFER RIESLING KABINETT $20.99 from the Mosel is tropical fruit, sage and toasted nuts, Goose with fruit stuffing, pork shnitzel or chowder.

DOMAINE PFISTER PINOT GRIS from Alsace dry with notes of quince and smoke $29.99.

SAVENNIERES said to be the most “cerebral wine in the world” is back in the shop and this time a lovely one from Domaine Baumard who specializes in offerings from the Loire. Full bodied, bone dry and considered one of the world's most distinctive wines. $26.99.

Collier's is increasing the organic selections in the shop so please ask to see the list if that is what you would prefer to drink. Note we do have a class of organic only listed in the future.

MERCUREY PREMIER CRU CLOS DU ROY is Chardonnay from the Chalonnaise $33.99, Hazelnuts, spice, and minerality for your lobster and grilled fish.

DERBY DAY AT COLLIER'S: Special drink recipes on April 29th and May 6th.

JEWEL GRAUBURGUNDER from the Rheinhessen $14.99 is a “trocken” showing stone fruit, quince, and spice and think roast turkey with ginger scallion sauce, quiche, raclette, onion tart.

ROSE' SPECIALIST: Collier's carries over 50 rose's from all around the world. They are from all different countries, grapes, hues and dry. They are such perfect examples of “red wines in a pink dress”. Some of the 2016's in and ordering now lots more that will be arriving in a couple months. Rose's are great all year – they are not seasonal. Do not let anyone tell you that.

AYALA CHAMPAGNE $39.99 from 1860 is one of the most historic houses in Champagne. Known as the “sleeping beauty of Champagne” so wake it up today and give it a try. It is a blend of all three of the champagne grapes and made to perfection by one of the only two female cellar masters in Champagne.

GUIGAL CONDRIEU is one of those “must try” wines because there really are not words to describe this beautiful taste treat $66.99.

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: On your day, please stop by, with your license, and chose yourself one very special bottle and it will be discounted 20% for you to enjoy guilt free.

XIXARITO PEDRO XIMENEZ $27.99 Roasted sweet aromas, dark and dense. Wonderful end of the evening with chocolate, blue cheese, caramel, or pecan pie a la mode.

CLOOSTERBITTER $24.99 Seventeen ingredients passed down for centuries, Aperitif, digestive, chilled or on the rocks.

COSSART-GORDON 5 YEAR BUAL MADEIRA $25.99 or MILES 10 YEAR MALMSEY MADEIRA $39.99 with blue cheese, nuts and dried fruit.

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A.E. Dor VSOP Cognac $59.99 Finesse and fine length result from the marriage of the two best Cognac growths: Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Extended barrel age gives added complexity, viscosity, smoothness and rounded character.

Liqueurs are always fun to play with in drinks or in cooking: Only your imagination limits you with things like: Creme de Violette, Creme de Banane and Creme de Pamplemousse from France.