Join us for a night of Tasting and Cooking!
We are teaming up with Augusto Gabriel and Emily & Lorenzo Tenreiro of T’ahpas on Franklin St in Melrose for a night of cooking and tasting. Augusto has procured some lovely Reserva level wines for us, from Biera Interior, Dao, Alentejo, and a White Port from the Douro. In addition to the wines, we also have a paella Kit available from Chef Lorenzo at T’ahpas 529 in Melrose, who will bring us through step by step instructions on how to make a delicious Paella. Kit’s are $50, all orders need to be submitted no later than Friday April 23rd. Available for curbside pickup only, Wines will be purchased separately.
THE WINES Van Zellers & Co Porto White ZOOM $11.98 Reg $14.99 On the Palate, this Port has creamy, delicate sweet flavors of honey. This port is ideal as an aperitif or mixed into a long drink and always served slightly chilled. The wines are aged in very ancient wood casks (over 100 years old) before bottling. 2019 Beyra Quartz Reserva White (Siria/Fonte Cal) Beira Interior, Portugal ZOOM $11.98 Reg $14.99 High minerality and citrus , grapefruit, slightly smoky, vibrant acidity with a structure that promises good aging in the bottle. Th soul of this wine lies in the unique combination of the Siria and Fonte Cal native grape varieties, from vines planted in purely granite soils with quartz veins, in the Douro River's hydrographical basin, at an average altitude of 725 meters above sea level. Excellent with shellfish, fatty fish and cure goat cheeses. 2017 Fonte Do Ouro Reserva Red (Touriga Nacional/Tinta Roriz/Alfrocheiro e Jaen) Dao, Portugal ZOOM $16.98 Reg $19.99 Ruby color, red berries and chocolate aromas combine with the elegance of Allier oak. Full bodied with soft tannins, complex and persistent finish. Goes well with game, roasted red meat. 2016 Dona Maria Amantis Reserva Red (Cabernet Sauvignon/Touriga Nacional/Syrah/ Petit Verdot) Alentejo, Portugal ZOOM $17.98 Reg: $22.99 Beautiful, dark ruby color. Very complex mix of rope raspberries and blackberries. Rich and spicy with red berry flavors, very elegant, silky tannins and very long finish.