coming in March/April...
Deconstructing again in March.
Like any renowned recipe, famous piece of art, architecture or musical
masterpiece. Its enlightening(and fun) to examine each of the contributing
components. To see what specific properties they have of their own, how they
work with each other and consummate the final piece. We go South to the Rhone Valley, home
of the mighty Chateauneuf du Pape(CDP), Gigondas, Cote Rotie, and Hermitage to
name a few. In these parts we are dealing with a bounty of contributing grapes,
especially in CDP where up to 13 are allowed in the final recipe. For easy
reference its safe to say that northern Rhone is Syrah/Viognier country and
Grenache reigns in the South. But all of the other minor varietals play an
essential role in structure, aroma and color of these bold wines.
searched and gathered wines from all over the world to fit on our "Rhone
Deconstructed" rack. It wasn't easy, but each of these bottles are single
varietal Rhone Grapes all under ten bucks.
Some you'll recognize like Syrah,
grenache and Viognier. But some are pretty obscure and wild: 100% Bourboulenc,
100% Picpoul and 100% Counaise.
We'll be pouring a few of these
each Saturday so make sure to swing by between 2 pm and 6pm.
They have always
viewed themselves as tastemakers. If you've visited their store chances are you've
not only received assistance with picking out a great outfit or accessory but
we may have suggested a restaurant to check out or a deejay night in town that
you just have to experience. This is what they consider to be the Fancy Tiger
lifestyle and to further that brand they want to help you entertain.
Join us Friday April 4th from 6pm-9pm as they
transform their store into a speakeasy for one night as a debut of their new barware
section. This new section will include new and found objects. As owner Matthew
Brown puts it, “This foray into barware is about taking advantage of all the
great glassware I find while looking for vintage leather goods for our Found
Objects repurposed bag collection. I can’t ignore good design.” To further
promote the recommended lifestyle, each glass comes packaged with it’s own
philosophical mandate for good living. A sticker on a gorgeous set of cocktail
glasses reads “Drink Whiskey, listen to Motorhead.” Who can argue with that?
Local distiller, Leopold Bros. will be on
hand sampling an array of their liquors and spirits and offering tips on
cocktails that will best suit your glass. Your favorite local liquor store Divino Wine & Spirits will be
offering special discounts to those who attend the event that evening so you
can make sure to pick up your favorite Leopold Bros. liquor on your way home.
See you there.
This Saturday join Giovanni Bocchino of the
historic and famed Berta Distillerie in Piemonte for an in
Berta makes some of the most prestigious
spirits from Italy,
with a catalogue that includes 10 and 20 year
oak aged grappa distilled from estate grown fruit.
Giovanni will be here at Divino from 3-5pm
sharing his knowledge & experience, and signing any bottles you'll be lucky
enough to take home.
for more info on Berta, visit their website