Finally, this is more like it! The sun is out, the temps are near the 60’s and heading up, this is what May should be all about. Perfect time to treat yourselves and head out for some fine food & wine (although I would argue when isn’t?). This weekend, when it is supposed to be pretty nice except for a few sprinkles on Saturday, we will be featuring Berkshire Pork Chops, Atlantic Halibut and Arctic Char. Come on, join us, we’d love to see ya’!
A few changes to our wine list. We say adieu to the excellent red from Portugal, Confidencial Reserve (although it will be back, I promise) and welcome a new red blend from Australia, Rubus Proprietary Red Blend. This wine comes from the Rubus negociant project run by Fran Kysela, formerly of Rocky River, and is a blend of three grapes from Australia, Shiraz being one of them. The goal of his Rubus project is to buy, bottle and market wines at a very good quality/price ratio, and they currently have wines from around the world. This wine offers deep, ruby color and fruit flavors in the nose, with a full palate , good structure and soft finish. A delicious wine at an amazing value. I have also added several wines to our wine list, including a red blend from Portugal, Esporao Reserve, and another red from France, Crozes Hermitage, Les Jalets from Domaine Jaboulet. Crozes Hermitage comes from the northern Rhone in France, and the vineyards are very close to the much more
expensive Hermitage. This wine is 100% Syrah, and is very different than Shiraz, aka Syrah, from Australia, which tend to be much more fruit orientated. Crozes Hermitage, by contrast, is more restrained and elegant, and reflects the influence of the soil and climate on the wine, which the French call terroir. We offer the Crozes Hermitage Les Jalets and its big brother, Crozes Hermitage , Domaine de Thalabert, which is older and more elegant. Syrah is among my favorite grapes, and it is fun and interesting to see how it differs when grown in different areas around the world. We offer Syrah from France, Australia, California and Washington, and they all have different taste profiles. I urge you to try them all. These differences, sometimes subtle and sometimes more drastic, are among the reasons I love wine. Give them a try.
We hope you are well and enjoying our pleasant change in weather. Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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(440) 933-3380 in Lorain
32085 Electric Blvd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012