DEFALCO'S CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 27th FOR MEMORIAL DAY!
We will be closed for business this coming Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. It is one of the eight days a year we close so our staff can spend time with their families or just go out and party!
INAUGURAL HOUSTON PRESS BREWFEST A SMASH HIT!
Saturday, May 18th saw the very first Houston Press BrewFest, and, by all appearances was quite a success! We're already looking forward to next year! The selection of beer was great and the numbers of attendees exceeded expectations. We set up a booth and sponsored the beer tickets. Great beer, great people, and a great time!
NEW WINE KIT ARRIVALS FROM WINEXPERT!
We just received our shipment of Winexpert Selection French Rose. This is a limited release, and we managed to reserve only six of these! This is not your grandparents rose! This kill will produce a slightly off-dry, crisp blush wine.
Selection French Rose' - Pink goes with everything! With characteristics of both red and white wines, the crisp, off-dry Selection French Rosé is the perfect pairing for any meal. This versatile wine goes well with lighter dishes like salads and cheese, but can also stand up to spicy red meats from the grill. Serve this at your next barbecue for guaranteed happy diners, no matter what you're having. Now in a 16L kit. - $119.99
Also, just arrived, by popular demand,
World Vineyard California Moscato - With succulent peach and juicy tropical fruit flavors, there's lots to love about new California Moscato. When developing this wine, Winexpert profiled it after Barefoot Cellars Moscato - the top selling Moscato in the U.S. In blind tasting at Winexpert and at Andrew Peller Limited, not only did World Vineyard California Moscato score exceptionally well, but it received the exact same scores as the Barefoot Moscato. - $89.99
NEW GRAIN ARRIVALS!
We've just received some new varieties of grain. We hope you'll give them a try. Now offering:
Irish Pale Ale Malt (Malting Company of Ireland)
Irish Stout Malt (Malting Company of Ireland)
German Oak-Smoked Wheat Malt (Weyermann)
NEW WINE KIT ARRIVALS!
We have just received a limited quantity of RJ Spagnol's RQ 2013 limited edition releases. Here's what's available:
Australian Style Grenache Syrah - The fragrant blend of exotic spices, pepper, and earth notes on the nose perfectly compliment the full flavor of dark fruit on the palate. This easy-to-drink wine features hints of herbaceous notes, adding a savory edge to the finish. This kit comes with a grape skins pack! A steal at $154.99! Only 3 left!
Chilean Style Cabernet Sauvignon - Notes of fresh black fruit and ripe red fruit are the perfect aromatic combination for this rich red wine. Spice and hints of vanilla on the palate lend a pleasant intensity while soft tannins create a perfect finish. This kit comes with a grape skins pack!! A steal at $154.99! Only 3 left!
Give these a try sooner rather than later, because when are stocks are gone, they're gone!
COLBERT CONTEMPLATING TAKING "A YEAR OFF" & MAYBE LEARNING TO HOMEBREW!
BREAKING NEWS!!! DEFALCO'S WINEMAKING CLASS GRADUATES TAKE BEST OF SHOW!
Four graduates of our annual spring winemaking class took Best of Show honors at the Inaugural Texas Mead Fest at the Rohan Winery last Saturday in LaGrange. They took 1st place in traditional and 2nd place Blueberry Mead and then won Grand Champion Showmanship out of 68 entries! Congratulations go out to Janie Gray, Bill Gray, Denise, Willeford, & Joe Willeford! You make us proud, folks!
2012 WINEXPERT LIMITED EDITION SELECTION RELEASES
The 2012 Limited Editions are now available for pre-order. Each year Winexpert produces a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world from January through April. These very special wines are only available during their month of release and are so immensely popular that they can only be guaranteed by pre-order. In order to avoid disappointment and future regret, all pre-orders must be in with us by December 5 by closing. New this year -- all kits are 18 liter and April's variety includes skins!
Argentine Malbec Bonarda - $149.99 - Sold Out!
This Malbec-dominated blend exudes the new world southern hemisphere style of wine: deep reddish purple with aromas of dark fruit, black currants and plums. Sweet fruit rushes the palate at first sip, rolling into drier notes of blackberry and anise before a lingering tannic finish with hints of black pepper.
Argentine Torrontés - $144.99 - Arrived!
Enticing aromas of peach, orange, and fresh flowers pull you in to a lushly structured wine with vibrant acidity and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate flavors. Fruity and floral, the wine is still surprisingly dry, making it a perfect aperitif or after dinner drink.
Portuguese Aragones Cabernet Sauvignon - $149.99 - Arrived!
Mulberry, black currants, cedar - and in time, hints of rockrose and spice - frame the aromatic profile of this vibrant Portuguese blend. Raspberry, blackberry and plum play on the tongue while hints of tobacco compete with subtle notes of cedar, vanilla, and toast. Brilliant with sharp cheeses, this is also an excellent standalone sipper.
Washington Riesling Chenin Blanc - $144.99 - Arrived!
Riesling delivers boldly classic notes of apple and stone fruit, while Chenin Blanc lends more subtle hints of melon and honey. Savor tastes of apricot, peach, green apple, quince and honey. Juicy, thirst-quenching, and delicious, this is an excellent food wine that begs to be paired with elegant finger foods.
Italian Nebbiolo with Grape Skins - $169.99 - Arrived!
Revel in the robust complexity of the incomparable Nebbiolo. A wine of rare subtlety, it is big, strapping, and redolent with aromas of tar and roses, chocolate, licorice, and rich, spicy fruit. Hints of cherries, violets, and truffles play on the tongue giving long-lasting flavor and a rich, chewy finish.
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