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Georgie's mango papaya salad recipe

Georgie's mango papaya salad recipe

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A nice, refreshing tart and sweet salad made with mango, papaya and avocado that is excellent for any time of year. Perfect for tropical themed BBQs and parties!

16 people made this

IngredientsServes: 6

  • 1 large mango - peeled, stone removed and halved
  • 1 medium papaya - peeled, seeds removed and halved
  • 1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and diced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons flaked almonds
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 head cos lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • salt to taste

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:2min ›Ready in:17min

  1. Place half of the mango and half of the papaya into the container of a food processor or blender along with balsamic vinegar. Puree until smooth, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add almonds, and cook stirring constantly until lightly browned. Add brown sugar, and stir to coat. Remove from heat, and pour toasted almonds onto a piece of greaseproof paper, separating any clumps. Set aside to cool.
  3. Just before serving, place cos lettuce in a large serving bowl. Dice remaining mango and papaya halves, and toss gently with avocado and lettuce. Drizzle the pureed fruit over the salad and lightly salt. Sprinkle with candied almonds, and serve immediately.

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Reviews in English (10)

This is delicious - and I'm about to make my second batch. Perfect for a barbecue on a hot day - refreshing. Thank you.-07 Jul 2013

by SunnyByrd

Completely excellent. I made this as directed except for using more mango and avocado - and I layered instead of tossed because I like the way it looks. Thanks for the recipe!!-15 Sep 2008

by Caroline C

I made it with white balsamic vinegar (I've only just recently discovered it - I like it much more than the dark - and also a Romaine/iceberg mix. I was really surprised how well the fruits and avocado went together. The dressing is also really good. Thanks!-15 Oct 2006


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Dining Guide

Reviews by Alisa Malavenda (A.M.), Jeff Beutner (J.B.), Susan Harpt Grimes (S.H.G.), Lisa Kaiser (L.K.), K.L. Lorenz (K.L.L.), David Luhrssen (D.L.), Kevin Lynch (K.L.), Selena Milewski (S.M.), Lacey Muszynski (L.M.), Lora Nigro (L.N.), Emily Patti (E.P.), Jamie Lee Rake (J.L.R.), John Reiss (J.R.), Evan Rytlewski (E.R.), John Schneider (J.S.), Danielle Stevens (D.S.), Amanda Sullivan (A.S.) and Heather Zydek (H.Z.)

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Prices of average entrée with soup or salad: $—$10 or less $—$11-$16 $$—$17-$24 $$—$52-plus • Credit Cards Accepted: CC • Reservations Accepted: RS • Outdoor Dining: OD • Sunday Brunch: SB • Friday Fish Fry: FF • Full Bar: FB • Valet Parking: V • Late Night: LT • Lunch Buffet: LB • Gluten-free Menu: GF • No Alcohol Served: NA • All phone numbers area code 414 unless otherwise noted.

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AFRICAN

Alem Ethiopian Village

307 E. Wisconsin Ave.
The food of Ethiopia can be fiery. Alem offers a gentler version, though their hot pepper sauce still has richness and depth of flavor. Try the doro wot, chicken with a hardboiled egg, prepared with this sauce. There are also beef and lamb versions of this dish. Half of the menu is vegetarian items. Most tend to be mildly spiced, mostly greens and lentils. Every entrée is served on injera, a round flatbread with a spongy texture. This is also your dining utensil. Dig in and have fun! (J.B.) $-$. CC. LB. Handicap access. 224-5324

Ethiopian Cottage

1824 N. Farwell Ave.
The restaurant’s name refers to the traditional dwellings of Ethiopia, where the delicious stews redolent of Africa and the Near East were prepared over open fires and arrayed on a crepe-like sourdough called injera. The hearty tradition is kept alive at Ethiopian Cottage, which features an assortment of meat and vegetarian options plus Ethiopian beer, coffee, tea and honey wine. (D.L.) $. CC. LB. 224-5226

Sogal Café

1835 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
This tiny café is devoted to the food of Somalia, which has Indian touches like the sabbusas (called samosas in India) and Italian touches like spaghetti and polenta cakes. Somali beef steak is tasty with lots of cracked black pepper, and there is also a nice goat and pepper soup, though it has plenty of bones. Try the Somali rice, a rainbow of red and saffron tones scented with cardamom. Alcohol is not served but there are coffee drinks and Somali tea. (J.B.) $. Handicapped Access: No. CC. NA. 231-9727

AMERICAN

Buck Bradley’s

1019 N. Old World Third St.
A saloon with 1890s charm with a bar said to be the longest east of the Mississippi. The dining room serves burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and a few dinner entrées. The Sicilian tenderloin is a treat. (J.B.) $. CC. OD. RS. FF. FB. 224-8500

Champion Chicken

8718 W. Lisbon Ave.
A full-service restaurant on the Northwest Side for decades, Champion Chicken’s spacious, dark interior has many quiet corners amid the barn wood walls and rustic ornaments. And if you want a delivery, you’re dinner may arrive in one of Champion Chicken’s famous trucks topped with the image of its namesake fowl. The menu is huge and unlike many chain-operated “family restaurants,” a full bar is available. The specialty, of course, is chicken in all its varieties. Especially good is the barbecue chicken pizza. (D.L.). $. CC. FB. 462-6200

Comet Café

1947 N. Farwell Ave.
An all-in-one bar, restaurant and coffee shop, Comet Café cooks its comfort food from scratch using mostly local ingredients. Entrées are hearty and satisfying, with options including meatloaf with beer gravy, a turkey dinner and a vegan Salisbury steak (one of many vegetarian or vegan options). Among the more inspired sandwiches are the Leghorn (pulled chicken with vegetables topped with cream cheese and apricot jam) and a vegan gyro made with grilled seitan. Breakfast options, including pancakes made with bacon (one of the menu’s favorite ingredients), are served until 3 p.m. daily. (E.R.) $-$. CC. OD. SB. FF. FB. Handicap access. 273-7677

Crabby’s Bar & Grill

2113 E. Oklahoma Ave.
Crabby’s Bar & Grill has been a Bay View fixture since 1964. A windowless dining room diminishes distractions allowing diners to focus on specialties ranging from Cajun, seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Homemade dressings are a nice touch on the salads. Tuesday through Saturday sample Francisco’s classic thin-crust pizzas featuring favorite traditional toppings. For those with a more adventurous side, try a cheese and kraut pizza topped with sauerkraut, caraway and sausage. (S.H.G) $-$$. CC. FF. FB. Handicap access. 769-9999

Griddlers Café

4160 W. Loomis Road, 545-6565
7510 W. Layton Ave., 281-9696
10706 W. Greenfield Ave., 727-7722
211 N. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee, 762-8801

When several locations in the venerable George Webb franchise decided to break away under a new name, the owners gave the venues a gently modern facelift and updated the menu, offering more sides (including barbecue bacon beans and a side salad), expanded their breakfast offerings, and changed their coffee blend and chili. Among the most popular new additions to the menu is the Jalapeño Hangover Burger: a double cheeseburger with bacon, jalapeños and a fried egg. (E.R.) $.

Honeypie Bakery and Café

2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Honeypie’s menu is mainly sandwiches plus a few appetizers, entrées and salads. The theme is home-style Midwest cooking. Expect plenty of pork, chicken, turkey and bacon. The pork fries feature Honeypie’s fine French fries smothered with pulled pork, pickled jalapeño, green onions, bacon and cheese sauce. The Wisconsin beef sandwich comes with shaved ribeye, roasted giardiniera and horseradish sauce on a soft hoagie. This is true slow cooking, no shortcuts at all. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. SB. Handicap access. 489-7437

Hubbard Park Lodge

3565 N. Morris Blvd.
Tucked away on the banks of the Milwaukee River, Hubbard Park Lodge enjoys a scenic, woodsy locale. Offering its rustic cathedral-ceilinged space for weddings and other events most days of the week, the Lodge also serves Friday Fish Fry and Sunday brunch. The former is a laid-back but organized affair with attentive servers, high-quality surf-and-turf selections and a family friendly atmosphere (you probably will see small children dancing to the accordion music). The beer-battered cod is a particularly tasty Wisconsin favorite, and the drink menu continues the local pride with selections from Lakefront Brewery. (S.M.) $. CC: All major. RS. SB. FF. FB. 332-4207

Indulge

708 N. Milwaukee St.
The choices here are charcuterie, wine or chocolate. Indulge in a wine selected form more than 300 vintages and a charcuterie menu that ranges from duck prosciutto to speck and serrano ham. The chocolate is merely the icing on the cake. Indulge! (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. Handicap access. 390-9463

Joe’s K Ranch

4840 S. Whitnall Ave.
Prime rib and the Friday fish fry are the main draws. Barbecue ribs are also worthy of a visit. Look for daily specials like the half-rack with shrimp that is about half that price. Lunch offers a smaller prime rib cut that most would consider a big dinner. The Friday fish fry offers cod, perch and walleye. Orange roughy also appears as a special. Many sandwich choices also make this a good place for families. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. FF. Handicap access. 481-1775

Mason Street Grill

425 E. Mason St.
This grill at the Pfister Hotel features a casual setting, a bar room with fireplace, a dining room and a marble counter where patrons are able to watch the chefs at work. The menu includes excellent steaks, solid seafood and a fine onion soup, along with a less expensive bar menu. The Mason Street Grill sets standards far above typical hotel fare. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. OD. Handicap access. 298-3131

Mi-key’s Milwaukee

811 N. Jefferson St.
A chic cocktail lounge with commanding views of Cathedral Square Park, Mi-key’s menu aims at all-American with entrées such as roast chicken, meatloaf and baked mac ’n’ cheese. Sandwiches are offered, along with deviled eggs as a starter. How retro! (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. FF. LT. RS. 273-5397

Motor Bar & Restaurant

401 W. Canal St.
The Harley-Davidson Museum restaurant is as architecturally impressive as the galleries. The dining room and the outdoor terrace boast serene views of the Menomonee River. The menu focuses on Wisconsin and the Midwest, including booyah, a soup thick as a stew and said to originate in Green Bay. Entrées include homey fare like mac ’n’ cheese, fish fry, steak and barbecue ribs. Portions tend to be large. While the museum is recommended, Motor has a setting and food that are worthy of a visit too. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS for 8+. FB. OD. Handicap access. 287-2778

Open Flame

5081 S. 108th St.
Although there is a martini menu, don’t expect anything trendy from the kitchen. Go for all-American fare like plump roast chickens or sliced roast pork with real mashed potatoes and gravy. The renovated interior of the former Omega has a clubby feel with dark woodwork and a spacious lounge. The priciest items are chargrilled steaks and chops, but even here there are bargains. It’s a family friendly place that just happens to serve cocktails. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FF. SB. RS. OD. Handicap access. 425-5177

Palomino

2491 S. Superior St.
Palomino has a new interior and a new menu. It’s still Southern at heart, offering po’ boy sandwiches and smoked brisket. Entrées include more brisket, etouffee and fried chicken with gravy. Sides complete the bill with cheese grits, collard greens and house dill pickles. Southern restaurants are scarce in these parts. There should be more like this. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. OD. FF. SB. 747-1007

Range Line Inn

2635 W. Mequon Road
Though surrounded by subdivisions, this vintage 19th-century inn offers quiet, countrified charm. The traditional American menu offers thick steaks, chops and big racks of ribs. Don’t miss the homemade dinner rolls, onion rings and potato chips. Saturday features prime rib and roast duck. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. FF. FB. 262-242-0530

Swingin’ Door Exchange Saloon and Eatery

219 E. Michigan St.
The Swingin’ Door Exchange is a classic post-Prohibition tavern in the landmark Grain Exchange building. The bar still retains its original table and there is a back dining room for those who arrive just for food. The menu has casual fare, mostly sandwiches and appetizers. But entrées include a few steaks, ahi tuna and barbecue ribs. Also there are daily specials at moderate prices and a Friday fish fry that often includes bluegill. A fun place to drink, eat and socialize. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. FF. SB. Handicap access. 276-8150

Victor’s

1230 N. Van Buren St.
Though Victor’s is better known as a singles spot, dinners are served before 9:30 p.m. The menu is typical supper-club fare with steak, shrimp de jonghe and chops. Portions are generous, including the Friday fish fry prime rib smothered with mushrooms is served everyday. The lights are bright and the volume a bit high, but the food quality more than compensates. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FF. FB. 272-2522

Zak’s Café

231 S. Second St.
Zak’s menu has evolved from breakfast and lunch into the dinners that now define the menu. Belgian waffles, lobster Benedict and sweet potato hash are countered by seared duck breast, crab-stuffed walleye and pan-seared scallops. There is also more homey fare such as meatloaf and barbecue ribs. Zak’s pleases all sorts of appetites. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 271-5555

ASIAN FUSION

Juto

605 W. Virginia St.
Small plates are the specialty here. Many have Asian touches mixed with items like parmesan garlic chicken wings and breaded provolone meatballs. Fusion items include peppercorn steak sushi and cheese steak pot stickers where Asia meets Philadelphia. Korean flavors appear in a salad with kimchi vinaigrette and kalbi lettuce wraps. Saturday through Monday menus also offer Vietnamese pho, a large bowl ranking with the very best found locally. (J.B.) $. CC. RS. Handicap access. 988-9115

Kanpai

408 E. Chicago St.
The elaborate wood sushi bar is an attraction in itself. So is the sushi. The signature rolls are elaborate presentations. Try the buri toro nigiri sushi, the belly of hamachi or yellowtail. This is a sister restaurant to Brookfield’s Wasabi and the menu follows the Japanese fusion theme, although it is not identical and includes innovative small plates. Grilled sea scallops are served over orzo pasta and jalapeño poppers are stuffed with wagyu beef. Expect to be frequently surprised. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. FB. Handicap access. 220-1155

Mekong Café

5930 W. North Ave.
The varied cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos meet on one menu. Begin with ban xio, Vietnamese crepes with a golden color from turmeric and the sweetness of coconut milk, then perhaps a Thai curry or the red curry roast duck. The more adventurous will want to try the Grama Chanta with homemade Laotian sausages with a fiery kick of hot pepper. Finish with a dessert of purple sticky rice pudding with mango. This kitchen cooks with the confidence that ranks this café with the very best purveyors of Southeast Asian food. (J.B.) $-$. CC. 257-2228

NaNa Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar

4511 N. Oakland Ave.
The front room has a sushi bar, but sushi is not the only attraction. Many fusion entrées are listed by the sauce (Japanese eggplant garlic, Szechuan peppercorn, Malaysian curry, etc.) and you choose a meat or tofu for it. Vegetables are also added. You might be surprised with asparagus or jicama. Everything is fresh. The sushi selection is good and includes toro. For variety order the sunomono which includes six different sashimis for a modest price. The décor is warm and serene. (J.B.) $. CC. Handicap access. 967-8888

RuYi

1721 W. Canal St. (Potawatomi Hotel & Casino)
Take a break from bingo and slots and pay a visit to RuYi, a casual spot that serves some fine Asian fare at Potawatomi. The restaurant is small but the menu has large ambitions with the flavors of Japan, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Papaya salad and Korean beef are perfectly good but the best items tend to be Chinese. The jumbo pot stickers are definitive and the shrimp with spicy salt and pepper is splendid. The noise level is the sole drawback, just a reminder that the slot machines are still waiting for you. (J.B.) $. CC. LT. Handicap access. 847-7335

Sake Tumi

714 N. Milwaukee St.
Situated within Milwaukee Street’s thriving scene of bars and restaurants, Sake Tumi’s centerpiece is a long sushi bar that dominates the dining area. Sake Tumi's original menu was a pioneer in Asian fusion, offering a few Korean items along with Japanese cuisine. That tradition continues, as today’s menu expands its options for Korean food and adds some Chinese dishes as well. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. FB. RS. Handicap access. 224-7253

Tochi

2107 E. Capitol Drive
The former Anaba Tea Room has a revamped interior and a focus on ramen noodles. But the other ingredients matter, with carefully chosen soy sauces, smoked tofu and the liberal use of pork belly. The ingredients tend to break a few rules, ending up with delicious results. A “Wisconsin Ramen” even manages to use onions, beer, mustard, bratwurst and sauerkraut as ingredients! The setting is serene and the service is nice. Do start with the pork steamed buns or a bowl of shishito peppers. (J.B.) $. CC. Handicap access. 963-9510

BAR FOOD/BEER PUBS

Allium

2101 N. Prospect Ave.
European charm prevails in this quaint bar that also happens to serve food. Most of the seating is at small, intimate tables. Enjoy a glass of wine or one of the craft or European beers. The menu is designed to accompany the drinks, with cheese plate, charcuterie, crostini, salads and mini-pizzas. Perfect for a relaxing evening. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. RS. 287-2053

Barnacle Bud’s

1955 S. Hilbert St.
Barnacle Bud’s is hidden among old warehouses and grain elevators and is filled with nautical kitsch. The main draw is a large wooden deck overlooking the Kinnickinnic River. Yes, there is a boat dock. The small menu sticks to sandwiches, salads, a few entrées, jumbo crab cake, and some good soups and seafood pastas. (J.B.) $-$. FF. FB. SB. OD. 481-9974

Benno’s Genuine Bar & Grill

7413 W. Greenfield Ave.
In addition to a fantastic beer selection, Benno’s offers an impressive assortment of typical pub fare, ranging from burgers and chicken wings to classic reuben sandwiches and deep-fried appetizers. Burgers, including turkey and veggie selections, are served with plain fresh-cut fries or fresh-cut fries with garlic-romano seasoning. (E.P.) $-$. FB. 453-9094

Distil

722 N. Milwaukee St.
The entrance is discrete, a bit like a speakeasy. The interior is dark and the bar is long. Distil is the place to order carefully prepared craft cocktails. The menu isn’t large but offers suitable ballast, with sliders made from Nueske’s bacon, hormone-free beef or barbecue chicken. There are flatbreads, fries with garlic aioli and a pork belly starter. (J.B.) $. FB. 220-9411

Erv’s Mug

130 W. Ryan Road
It’s neither fancy nor seedy. Erv’s Mug offers casual fine dining in a warm setting filled from floor to ceiling with trinkets, bar mirrors and memorabilia. It offers an above-average bar food menu with burgers, salads, ribs, sandwiches, wraps, steak, fish fries, brunch and desserts. Their specialty drink menu features blended, fruity, ice cream and hot drinks, as well as a cornucopia of martinis. Erv’s has a party room and caters events as well. (D.S.) $. CC. SB. FF. FB. Handicap access. 762-5010

The Harp Irish Pub

113 E. Juneau Ave.
The Harp, with its popular deck on the Milwaukee River, has done an exemplary job of bridging authentic pub traditions—great beer, atmosphere and Irish pride—with clever updates. Alongside pub-grub standards, such as modestly priced reubens, fish fries and burgers, you’ll also find menu items that are a bit more contemporary, like a spicy Sriracha chicken sandwich and a chipotle chicken wrap. The daily drink specials are great for those on a budget. (L.K.) $-$. CC. OD. FF. FB. Handicap access. 289-0700

Hooligan’s Super Bar

2017 E. North Ave.
Hooligan’s is the place to see and be seen, with its busy patio overlooking central North Avenue. The bar food (including soups, salads, entrées, fish fry, wraps, melts, sandwiches, burgers, wings and nachos) is among the best in the city. They even serve a delicious low-fat garden burger for vegetarians. Hooligan’s happy hour includes half off all appetizers 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. (D.S.) $-$. CC. FB. OD. FF. 273-5230

Leff’s Lucky Town

7208 W. State St.
Leff’s Lucky Town puts to rest the notion that neighborhood bars have to be dark and dingy. A wall of windows, including a garage door-style window that opens to warm-weather patio seating, achieves a bright, airy feel. Lunch and happy hour specials draw patrons daily. Hometown products add to the neighborly feel of Leff’s, including offerings from Lakefront Brewery, Great Lakes Distillery, Palermo’s Pizza and Bunzel’s meats. (S.H.G.) $-$. CC: VS, MC, DS. Handicap access. 258-9886

McBob’s Pub & Grill

4919 W. North Ave.
Corned beef fans in Milwaukee have staunchly declared their support for Jake’s or Benji’s, but may find a new favorite in McBob’s. The corned beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender, and sandwiches are enhanced by horseradish-mustard spread. Fish fry offerings on Wednesday and Friday are also a pleasure when McBob’s serves up fried perch, walleye and grouper. Pizzas are features on other days, and breakfast is available daily. (S.H.G.) $-$. CC: VS, MC, DS. Handicap access. 871-5050

Milwaukee Ale House

233 N. Water St., 276-2337
1208 13th Ave., Grafton, 262-375-2337

The Ale House serves more than 10 of its own products including one of the best local amber ales—Louie’s Demise. The Water Street location’s setting is casual with a large bar, dining room and balcony overlooking the Milwaukee River. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas and heartier entrées like pot roast and barbecue ribs. Fridays offer one of the city’s better fish fries. (J.B.) $. FB. OD. FF. Handicap access.

Oscar’s Pub & Grill

1712 W. Pierce St.
Although inconspicuously tucked into an industrial district between the 16th Street Viaduct and National Avenue, Oscar’s has attracted a large lunch crowd for its deliciously prepared Angus burgers (seven varieties on the menu), served on a superb bun with fries sprinkled in grated cheese. With friendly service and the look and feel of a neighborhood bar, Oscar’s is appealing any time of day. Stop in for some conversation and select from the two-dozen beers offered, including imports on tap. (D.L.) $-$. FB. 810-1820

O’Lydia’s Bar & Grill

338 S. First St.
O’Lydia’s is located in the former Slim McGinn’s, a classic Milwaukee corner bar. The menu has the same low prices and the same general feel. Soups, potato chips and fries are all homemade. The menu is mainly appetizers, salads and sandwiches, plus a few daily dinner specials. Reuben rolls are a specialty as is the corned beef sandwich. Friday offers a popular fish fry. Choose your setting from the original bar room to a glassed-in patio and a few outdoor tables. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. OD. FF. SB. Handicap access. 271-7546

Safe House

779 N. Front St.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Cloak yourself in a trench coat and dark sunglasses. Walk down a dark alley. You will find a red, unmarked door. You will need to give the secret password. Only then shall you gain entrance into International Exports LTD, aka The Safe House. This spy-themed restaurant/night spot is only advertised through word of mouth. Fulfill your yearning for top-secret espionage, secret intelligence and clandestine surveillance in the establishment’s dark interiors. This secret refuge also serves food in its secluded booths and hosts parties. See if you can find one of the several secret doors to get out. (D.S.) $. CC. RS. FF. FB. Handicap access. 271-2007

St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant

3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
The brewery produces seven of its own beers, focusing on ales, and named for the Seven Deadly Sins. The menu has all the appetizers necessary for beer drinkers, from spinach & artichoke dip to chicken wings and nachos. Sandwiches include burgers, pulled pork and a reuben. Among the entrées are chicken potpie, baby back ribs and beer-braised beef. (J.B.) $-$$. FB. FF. Handicap access. 744-4448

Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

2060 N. Humboldt Ave.
Stubby’s is as much about beer as it is about food. The list is a select one with 53 craft beers on tap and a list of reserve bottles. The setting is casual with windows and a deck overlooking the Milwaukee River. The menu wanders from common to uncommon bar fare. Banana crème brûlée waffles and pork belly share the kitchen with jumbo burgers and nachos. Stubby’s is a summertime hot spot. (J.B.) RS. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 763-6324

The Tracks Tavern & Grill

Water Street Brewery

1101 N. Water St., 272-1195
3191 Golf Road, Delafield, 262-646-7878
2615 Washington St., Grafton, 262-375-2222

Milwaukee’s first brew pub opened on Water Street in 1987. Now there are three. The crowds still come for the hearty sandwiches, salads, pretzels and sausage platters. The walls are lined with Wisconsin beer memorabilia. Entrées start with salads and move upscale to barbecue ribs and rib eye. (J.B.) $. CC. GF. FF. RS. FB. OD. LT.

The Wicked Hop

345 N. Broadway
One of the noisy hubs of the Third Ward, The Wicked Hop is a comfortable corner bar making good use of its historic Cream City brick shell. Usually crowded at lunch and after work, the Hop serves quality bar food—chicken wings and wraps, burgers and melts, a pretzel platter and excellent nachos smothered in cheddar and jalapeños. On tap is a good selection of Wisconsin and imported beers. (D.L.) $. CC. FB. OD. FF. Handicap access. 223-0345

BARBECUE

Ashley’s Bar-B-Que

1501 W. Center St.
At Ashley’s Bar-B-Que, takeout is the only option. But with specialties not found at bigger chain restaurants and a family ownership history that extends back to the 1960s, it’s an option worth taking. Ribs and barbecued goat are among the favorites. The sauce is so good it should be sold in bottles. (J.L.R.) $-$. Cash Only. NA. Handicap access. 372-7666

Ashley’s Que

124 W. National Ave.
The original Ashley’s is an inner city venue offering only carryout. Ashley’s Que sports a prime Walker’s Point location with many tables and a bar. The specialty is barbecue and Ashley’s has one of the best spicy and tangy sauces around. The pulled pork, rib tips and chicken are best, though a very good fried chicken is served. Also consider the shrimp and grits. Sandwiches are available too, but barbeque is the king here. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. FB. Handicap access. 276-7666

Big Daddy’s Brew & Que

5800 N. Bayshore Drive
A shopping mall is an unlikely setting for a barbecue joint but this one works. They serve wood-smoked meats properly—usually dry with no sauce. Choose your sauce at the tables. Among the options are St. Louis ribs, pulled pork and chicken, and beef brisket. The “Pig Trough” includes samples of all the meats and serves at least five diners. The bar is a fine shopping mall refuge, a place to enjoy a few beers. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. Handicap access. 203-0404

Carson’s

301 W. Juneau Ave.
This is a new outpost of a venerated Chicago classic. Barbecue ribs and aged steaks are the specialty. The ribs are properly smoked and the meat sticks to the bone. The steaks are succulent, though red meat is not the only thing worth ordering. Grilled salmon is a fine choice and the roasted Greek chicken qualifies as inexpensive. And do try the big crab cake that is loaded with meat, not binder. Lunch is served daily. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. FB. V. Handicap access. 223-3311

Famous Dave’s

5077 S. 27th St., 727-1940
2137 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, 262-522-3210

Founded in Hayward, Wis., it’s not surprising that the décor is where knotty pine and Leinenkugels meet. The specialty is barbecue and Famous Dave’s is now found in many states. The food is served with sauce already applied the barbecue chicken is especially good. This is true Northwoods fun. Have another rib. (J.B.) $. CC. FB.

Miss Beverly’s Deluxe Barbeque

5601 Broad St., Greendale
Reminiscent of a 1940s-’50s barbeque joint, Miss Beverly’s walls are decorated with posters featuring stars such as Patsy Cline and Les Paul. Miss Bev’s primarily focuses on ribs—baby back and beef, which are smoked and then infrared broiled to give them a slight char and to seal in the smoky flavor—broasted fried chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork and hot links, all of which are smothered in finger-licking house-made barbecue sauce. With every entrée, guests receive cornbread, coleslaw and a choice of one side from a list that includes BBQ baked beans, potato salad, mac ’n’ cheese and more. (A.S.) 858-1911

Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ

13275 Watertown Plank Road
The setting is country charm in the heart of Elm Grove. The wood smoker produces some fine barbecue. Everything from the beef brisket to the St. Louis ribs has a great wood-smoked flavor. The menu also features entrée salads, sandwiches and Tex-Mex entrées such as Southwest tacos and chicken-fried steak. Modest prices and a comfortable setting make this a very popular spot. (J.B.) $. OD. FF. Handicap access. 262-821-1511

Smoke Shack

332 N. Milwaukee St.
The tiny Smoke Shack features wood-smoked hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. Choices include chicken, pork, beef brisket and sausage. The platters are served with or without sauce, but the baby back ribs are fine without the sauce thanks to the wood-smoked flavor. The meats are also served in sandwiches and there are two vegetarian sandwiches. Start with candied bacon or a fine roasted poblano corn chowder and finish with pecan pie with whiskey ice cream. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. OD. FB. GF. Handicap access. 431-1119

Speed Queen Bar-B-Q

1130 W. Walnut St.
Speed Queen is a longtime Milwaukee institution. Various beef, pork and turkey cuts come in sandwiches and full dinners, all with sides of coleslaw to cool off the tanginess (even the mild sauce packs a little wallop). For light eaters, portions are often hearty enough to suffice for two meals. Fried fish, baked beans and a few pie varieties are among the other options. (J.L.R.) $-$. Cash Only. NA. 265-2900

BRAZILIAN

Rodizio Grill

777 N. Water St.
Rodizio replaces Sabor as the Milwaukee area’s only Brazilian churrascaria. The setting remains luxurious with spacious dining areas. The full dining experience begins with delicious cheese bread and a massive salad bar that also includes a few hot items. Then servers dressed as gauchos bring skewers of assorted grilled meats to be carved at the tables. You will find pork, sausage, beef and poultry among the many options. Bring your appetite as the fixed price is all-you-can-eat. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. FB. V. LB. Handicap access. 431-3106

BRITISH

John Hawks Pub

100 E. Wisconsin Ave.
It’s not exactly a tea-and-scones, steak-and-kidney pie kind of place, but there are touches of England among the tap beers, on the menu and in the décor. It’s a favorite Downtown lunch spot for burgers and other American staples, and a great place to sit by the Milwaukee River during the warm season. (D.L.) CC. RS. OD. FF. FB. Handicap access. 272-3199

Three Lions Pub

4515 N. Oakland Ave.
Founded in 2011, this British-style pub offers both English and American cuisine. Scotch eggs and traditional poutine are on the starter menu, and entrées include English fish and chips, a half-pound burger and three types of pies (shepherd’s, cottage and Cornish pastry). Sports fans, you’ll appreciate the constant soccer, football and baseball coverage on Three Lions’ giant projection screen and four flat-screen HDTVs. $-$$. CC. FB. 763-6992

BURGERS

Dr. Dawg

6969 N. Port Washington Road, 540-0400
7700 W. Layton Ave., 810-1900

“Comfort food with a healthy twist” is the motto at Dr. Dawg located in Glendale Market. This fast-food gourmet sandwich restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, goes out of its way to be inventive. In addition to authentic Chicago-style hot dogs, they carry char-grilled burgers, veggie sausage, Italian sausage, Mexican tamales, Vienna beef franks, hand-cut skin-on fries and more. However, the major twist at Dr. Dawg is that their prime-grade meats are fresh, with no hormones, antibiotics, preservatives or trans fats included. (D.S.) $. CC. OD. Handicap access.

Jake’s Burger

18905 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield
Jake’s occupies the site of Haute Taco. Burgers now rule the joint but are not limited to beef. Try the tuna Nicoise, crispy cod or portabella mushroom burgers. The house specialty combines short ribs, brisket and sirloin. Burger making is taken seriously here. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. RS. Handicap access. 262-781-1110

Mazos

3146 S. 27th St.
The cozy diner is known for its burgers and real ice cream malts and milkshakes. The burgers are big, made from lean beef ground daily on site. The only other sandwich options are a reuben, grilled cheese and BLT. Mazos is a longtime Milwaukee favorite, operating from its present location since 1948. (J.B.) $. CC. 671-2118

Sobelman’s

1900 W. St. Paul Ave., 931-1919
1601 W. Wells St., 933-1601 (Marquette location)

Sobelman’s serves some of the best burgers in town, at least in part on account of a good bakery. The one-third pounder, cooked on the open grill behind the bar, is a fine accessory for a beer, a shot or even a cocktail. The original Sobelman’s is a great place to get lost on the way to Potawatomi. The newer venue is popular with Marquette students. (D.L.) $. CC. FF. FB. OD.

Solly’s Grille

4629 N. Port Washington Road
There are a few local spots that are famed for their hamburgers. One of the oldest is Solly’s Grille, in business since 1936. The interior is a classic lunch counter in the shape of a double horseshoe. The burgers are 100% sirloin, but that is not the only key to a Solly’s burger. They are prepared with a lot of butter. Try the Double Solly, which is a bit bigger with a one-third-pound patty. These burgers have a buttery richness that Paula Deen would surely love. (J.B.) $. CC. FF. Handicap access. 332-8808

Stack’d

170 S. First St.
Stack’d bills itself as a burger bar but the feel is more like a lounge in a setting of rustbelt chic. Burgers are the specialty. A decent mac ’n’ cheese is another option. Some appetizers arrive in tall stacks, like the loaded fries and the great thick-cut onion rings. This is a nice setting for a glass of wine or one of the well-chosen beers. Plus there are milkshakes. Try a chocolate truffle alcohol-free or spiked. Prices are moderate. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. GF. FB. Handicap access. 273-7800

CAJUN

Maxie’s

6732 W. Fairview Ave.
Maxie’s offers Southern food and hospitality. While much is Louisiana in inspiration, including gumbo, jambalaya and po’ boy sandwiches, there is Carolina pulled pork and shrimp with grits. Check out the fresh seafood and oysters on the half shell. Save room for a delicious house-made dessert. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. FB. FF. Handicap access. 292-3969

CARIBBEAN

Irie Palace

7506 W. Appleton Ave.
This unassuming place is a mecca for those in search of authentic Jamaican fare. The jerk is a work of art with the flavors of allspice and a hint of scotch bonnet pepper. You will find curry goat, oxtails and maybe even cow foot along with curried chicken and shrimp. Call ahead to have the fish prepared to order. The décor is nothing fancy but comfortable, and the bar is amply stocked with Red Stripe beer. (J.B.) $-$. CC. Handicap access. 461-8203

Monkey’s Caribbean Grill

8028 W. National Ave.
Monkey’s Caribbean Grill (formerly The Painted Parrot) combines the flavors of Jamaica with a few Cajun and Mexican touches. The setting is casual and colorful with murals of Jamaican musicians. The nachos are a huge serving and the gumbo is good. Try the jammin’ chicken or pork in a mildly spicy Jamaican jerk sauce. This is many miles from the islands but a fun place with hints of the Caribbean. (J.B.) $. CC. FF. RS. 257-1012

CHINESE

China Gourmet

117 E. Wells St.
China Gourmet is known for its fine menu and superb weekday lunch and weekend dinner buffets. The menu offers unique items, particularly a spicy escargot appetizer and many regional Chinese dishes, the priciest being prepared with Maine lobster. Mu shu crepes are a house specialty, vegetarians will fare well and the duck here is excellent. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. Handicap access. 272-1688

Chinese Pagoda

7200 W. North Ave.
For more than 50 years the Chinese Pagoda has been serving up solid Cantonese fare. Bright green booths and dark paneled walls are what you’d expect to see in such a long-standing, traditional operation. A full menu is available, but the lunch or dinner buffet is popular with the clientele and one of the best deals in town. The broccoli and beef, General Tsao’s chicken and fresh crispy Canton fried chicken are standouts. Service is pleasant and attentive. (S.H.G.) $-$. CC: VS, MC, AmEx. FB. FF. RS. Handicap access. 774-8400

East Garden

3600 N. Oakland Ave.
Dark and old fashioned, East Garden’s dining room is a bit of an afterthought since so many patrons of this Shorewood institution opt for delivery or takeout, though those who do dine in will be greeted by fast, friendly service. Whether you eat it there or take it to go, the food is fresher and less greasy than most Chinese American restaurants, and the menu hides some truly unexpected vegetarian options, including a meaty, sesame-chicken-style tofu dish like little else found at other area Chinese restaurants. (E.R.) $. CC. RS. FB. 962-7460

Emperor of China

Fortune Chinese Restaurant

2945 S. 108th St., 328-9890
5512 S. 108th St., 529-9988

If your idea of Chinese food is chicken chop suey and sesame chicken, ask for the standard menu. Otherwise, ask for the authentic Chinese menu, where you’ll find spicy shrimp, crispy skin chicken and even duck feet with Chinese mushrooms. The newer Hales Corners location has the nicer setting, but both have excellent food. Fortune is popular with the local Chinese community for good reason. (J.B.) $-$. CC.

Huan Xi

2428 N. Murray Ave.
The regular menu looks like any other Chinese carryout place, but the prices are a bit lower than usual and many of the entrées can be purchased as half orders. What’s special is the other menu of regional Chinese fare uncompromised for American tastes. (J.B.) $-$. NA. 906-8888

Jing’s

207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 101
A busy Downtown spot for carryout and sit-down lunches, Jing’s features a Chinese American buffet with few surprises in its selection of pork-fried rice, egg drop soup and crab Rangoon—think Oriental comfort food. The flavors are distinct and ordering from the menu has gained in popularity. The setting is modern and elegant with an exposed brick outer wall and pastel plaster minimally adorned with framed calligraphy. Jing’s also has a “special menu” with authentic Shanghai fare. (D.L.) $. CC. LB. Handicap access. 271-7788

Lucky Liu’s

1664 N. Van Buren St.
Are you torn between an order of kung pao shrimp and California roll? Then Luck Liu’s is the place for you. The menu is half Japanese and half Chinese. They also offer delivery of the entire menu. Have that fire dragon maki roll at home. The Japanese side is mainly sushi and sashimi. The Chinese is more extensive with a fine ma po tofu and bacon pan-fried shrimp made with a skillful dark sauce. Prices are on the low end, especially for lunch. Everything is prepared to order. (J.B.) $-$ CC. Handicap access. 223-1699

Peking House

782 N. Jefferson St.
The first thing lunchtime visitors will notice at Peking House is a lunch buffet. Those that request a menu will find that, at first, it looks just like every other Chinese menu in town with moo goo gai pan and wonton soup leading that pack. It does get as exotic as kung pao chicken, potstickers and lettuce wraps! But turn a few pages to find the house specials. This is the real Chinese thing, mainly inspired by the food of Szechuan. Here are pig ears, jellyfish, pig intestines and pork hocks—along with many more accessible ingredients. (J.B.) $-$. LB. FB. CC. Handicapped access. 763-9378

Peony

11120 W. Bluemound Road
Peony is the area’s sole choice for a proper dim sum menu. The steamed dumplings and shrimp are delicious, as are the small crepes wrapped around roasted duck meat. Conges are rice porridge with a variety of ingredients. The menu ranges from duck spring rolls to chicken feet and five-spiced tripe. There also is an extensive regional Chinese menu but the dim sum makes Peony truly unique. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. FB. Handicap access. 443-6455

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

2500 N. Mayfair Road (Mayfair Mall)
Though a national chain, the Chinese food here is quite acceptable. Specialties include Cantonese-style lemon chicken, ma po tofu and beef á la Sichuan. Start with chicken in lettuce wraps and finish with a banana spring roll. More malls should have restaurants this good. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. Handicap access. 607-1029

William Ho’s

3524 N. Oakland Ave.
William Ho’s serves quintessential Chinese American food: greasy, salty and overcooked. That’s not a novel niche, but this longstanding Shorewood restaurant stands out for its specialties: a bargain lunch buffet, inspired vegetarian options (which include orange-chicken-style tofu and a tofu casserole) and particularly its seafood menu. Fresh lobster and crab are served steamed or stir-fried, and at generous prices, and the shrimp is plump and well prepared. Even with its colorful Chinese decorations, William Ho’s dining room is a little dark and dusty, so many regulars opt for takeout or delivery. (E.R.) $. CC. LB. RS. FB. 963-9781

COFFEE HOUSES AND BAKERIES

Amaranth Bakery & Café

3329 W. Lisbon Ave.
Cozy and adorable, this bakery and deli, ensconced in Milwaukee’s Walnut Hill Neighborhood specializes in handmade artisan breads. In addition to pastries, bagels and baked goods, the daily changing menu features healthy, fresh organic breakfasts and lunches. On the menu, you’ll see a lot of words like couscous, tabouleh and quinoa included in the descriptions of the sandwiches, salads, soups and entrées. As you might’ve guessed, it is very vegetarian and vegan friendly. (D.S.) $. CC. 934-0587

Anodyne Coffee Roasters

Bay View Café
2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 489-0765
Walker’s Point Roastery
224 W. Bruce St., 276-8081

Big sunny windows bring light into the cleanly designed interior of this coffeemaker-cum-coffee shop. A wide variety of tea is also on tap along with bagels and other bakery. The low hum of the coffee grinders doesn’t disturb the relaxed conversational ambience. (D.L.) $. CC. Handicap access.

Bella Caffe

189 N. Milwaukee St., 273-5620
3815 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield, 262-781-4521

Coffee of all kinds, tea and cider, bakery and sundaes, sandwiches and salads: Bella Caffe has many of the usual coffee house flavors. It’s also one of Milwaukee’s most attractive coffee shops. Bella’s high-fashion tables, chairs and comfortable seating areas, and its futuristic lighting fixtures, are retro futurism at its finest. A gem of urban design. (D.L.) $. CC.

Bremen Cafe

901 E. Clarke St.
The scruffy bohemian pub recalls a European café, despite the fairly serious pool hall in the back. Across from the bar hang framed caricatures of Milwaukee business pioneers, from Gustav Pabst to Charles Pfister. There’s no cover charge for live alt-country, gypsy jazz and bluegrass. Bremen Café serves a menu of hot and cold sandwiches with many unusual touches, vegetarian options and a good selection of Wisconsin craft beers. (K.L.) $. CC. FB. OD. 431-1932

Brewed Café

1208 E. Brady St.
This Historic Brady Street attraction’s bright purple façade is hard to miss. The interior—also vibrant, furnished with comfortable recycled chairs and festooned with tinsel, stained glass, beads and local artists’ work—is hardly less eye-catching. As for the menu, expect hearty, healthy fare including sandwiches, wraps, burritos, flatbread pizza, soups and salads. The coffee run-down is respectable, with tasty seasonal selections. Hip and centrally located, Brewed Café is the perfect place to study, socialize or simply take in the appetizing sights and smells. (S.M.) $. CC: VS, MC. OD. 276-2739

City Market

2205 E. Capitol Drive, 962-0100
8700 W. Watertown Plank Road, 479-0479

City Market’s locations are bustling places humming with conversation. The coffee/sandwich shops serve Stone Creek along with a variety of tastefully composed breakfast and lunch specials, salads and pasta dishes. An array of delectable baked goods and desserts are on display. (J.B.) $. CC. NA. Handicap access.

Colectivo Coffee Roasters

2211 N. Prospect Ave., 273-3753
1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, 223-4551
170 S. First St., 765-9873
777 E. Wisconsin Ave. (U.S. Bank), 225-8970
5735 N. Bayshore Drive (Bayshore Town Center), 967-5754
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd., 292-3320
1211 Washington St., Grafton, 262-377-5183
9125 W. North Ave., Suite 101, 259-7948
2301 S. Kinnickinnic, 744-6117
4500 N. Oakland, 312-8295
223 E. St. Paul, 220-8330
6745 W. Wells St., 453-4800

Formerly known as Alterra, Colectivo has become a local empire rivaling Starbucks in our area. Their brands of coffee are sold in stores and served in restaurants with success following wherever they open an outlet. Serving coffees, smoothies and signature drinks, Colectivo’s rustic-meets-industrial interiors make it a perfect place to curl up with a paper or a laptop. A mix of herbal teas completes Colectivo’s drink list bakery and sandwiches are served. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. Handicap access.

Cranky Al’s

6901 W. North Ave.
The cranky in Cranky Al’s doesn’t refer to the customers that find the place closed during normal business hours—not only is Al’s shut down on Monday it’s closed from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday—but to the “hand-cranked” donuts that are the coffeehouse’s signature. The donuts have a deliciously lighter texture than the factory-produced competition and they aren’t the only good thing on the menu of bakery, sandwiches and salads. Wednesday-Saturday from 4-8 p.m., Al cranks out homemade pizza with an array of toppings—everything from pineapple to anchovies. (D.L.) $-$. 258-5282

Fuel Cafe

818 E. Center St.
For hellacious menu spice, try the homemade vegan chili, or maybe the Garden of Eatin’ sandwich slathered with jalapeño cream cheese. The bottom line and the starting line here is motorcycle racing. Trippy motorcycle cartoons adorn the booth seats. The ’zines on the rack range from Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll to Classic Bike and dirt bike racing photos cover the walls. Here’s where Harley culture comes to chill with its hippie hangovers. (K.L.) $. CC. Handicap access. 374-3835

Hi-Fi Café

2640 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Brightly decorated and inviting, this decidedly retro coffee shop in the Bay View neighborhood serves up hefty sandwiches in addition to organic, fair-trade coffee drinks, malts and baked goods. Vegetarians are particularly well served by a menu that offers veggie chili, a falafel pita, a garden burger and several other cheese and vegetable sandwiches (including a humus pita and a provolone muffalata with olive pepper salad). Breakfast options, such as omelets, eggs benedict and a loaded breakfast burrito, are served until noon on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. (E.R.) $. Cash Only. SB. OD. 486-0504

Java Train

4825 N. 132nd St., Butler
Java Train is a comfortable community hangout as well as a coffee and sandwich shop. The home cooking is reason to drive a little out of your way, especially the delicious daily soup specials and sandwiches like the ones mom made. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. 262-781-9555

Panera Bread

15040 W. Greenfield Ave., 262-641-0550
3200 Golf Road, Delafield, 262-646-5510
176W Rivercrest Drive, Menomonee Falls, 262-251-8559
600 E. Ogden Ave., 224-0200
690 Westfield Way, Suite K, Pewaukee, 262-691-7777
1300 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, 262-834-9999
2095 N. Calhoun Road, Suite 1, Brookfield, 262-641-9999
2500 N. Mayfair Road (Mayfair Mall), 831-7777
5595 N. Port Washington Road, 962-4775
7840 W. Layton Ave., 281-9999
8907 S. Howell Ave., 764-8699

Panera Bread is a sophisticated blend of high-quality food and service, and trendy but casual ambiance. Together, the bakery and café offer a wide selection of pastries, bagels and coffee, as well as flavorful soups, salads and panini. The artistically arranged portions are filling, but reasonable. Choose the “You Pick 2” deal to customize a full meal. Beverages include refreshing lemonade and smoothies that perfectly complement the spicier dishes. Varied seating is available within this cheery, earth-toned establishment, and the friendly staff and diverse clientele make Panera all the more inviting. (S.M.) $. CC. OD. Handicap access.

Rochambo Coffee & Tea House

1317 E. Brady St.
With its Euro-bohemian atmosphere and unique collection of art posters from the 1960s and ’70s, Rochambo’s ambiance stands out among local coffee shops. Wine and a small sandwich menu round out the list of coffee and tea. (D.L.) $. CC. 291-0095

Rocket Baby Bakery

6822 W. North Ave.
The vivid exterior offers little clue of what’s inside. The interior has the classic feel of an early 20th-century bakery, with tile floors, marble counters and wooden ceilings. The front window includes a display of European-style bread baked on site. The bakery also serves as a café and offers locally roasted Anodyne coffee. Choose from croissants, scones or a cookie for a snack. Rocket Baby recently opened a small outlet in Bay View. (J.B.) $. 502-7323

Sherman Perk Coffee Shop

4924 W. Roosevelt Drive
The family owned Sherman Perk is a neighborly café known for coffee and community. They serve Colectivo coffee, Rishi tea and specialty smoothies, as well as bakery, breakfast sandwiches and even personal pizzas. And they often have live music and activities such as their new comedy hour. The patio is a great place to meet new people and the shop even hosts parties and events. (D.S.) $. CC. OD. 875-7375

Stone Creek Coffee

601 E. Silver Spring Drive, 332-2285
4106 N. Oakland Ave., 964-1608
8340 W. Bluemound Road, 443-1302
275 W. Wisconsin Ave (Grand Avenue Skywalk), 298-9965
2266 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 481-4215
2744 Hillside Drive, Delafield, 262-646-2241
6969 N. Port Washington Road, 228-8699
1043 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, 262-569-7375
422 N. Fifth St., 270-1008
158 S. Barclay St. (Radio Milwaukee), 270-0028

One of several area locations, Stone Creek’s remodeled Factory Store is perfect for a studious nosh or coffee with friends. This spacious Cream City brick establishment boasts two levels, a fireplace and a rentable conference room. Approximately 20 blend and single-origin coffees are available. The Milwaukee Blend is a smooth standard with great body. A respectable array of barista drinks and Rishi teas are offered and available snackage includes freshly made pastries, yogurt and fruit. (S.M.) $. CC. NA. Handicap access.

Sven’s European Cafe

2699 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 483-2233
624 N. Water St., 276-2233

Sven’s has done Herculean work to make the interior of the Bay View venue resemble an Amsterdam cafe, complete with long benches, wooden furniture and a nook with a fireplace. Along with an array of tea and coffee drinks, and scrumptious bakery, Sven’s offers a hearty sandwich-salad menu with such Euro-inspired options as the Bastille (turkey sandwich), the Autobahn (ham), the Parthenoeon (Greek salad) and the Coliseum (Caesar). Opens early for breakfast. (D.L.) $. CC.

The National

839 W. National Ave.
The National is a neighborhood café for breakfast and lunch. The menu is friendly to vegetarians. Breakfast options include a vegan burrito and omelets made from Yuppie Hill eggs. Be sure to try a side of rosemary breakfast potatoes. Lunch offers a variety of sandwiches. Vegetarians can choose the Portobello burger or Mediterranean panini. Carnivores need not worry, though: Items such as pork belly and an Asian tuna sandwich are also available. The National, open Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., is a pleasant place in which to relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee. (J.B.) $. CC. 431-655

CONTEMPORARY

Ardent

1751 N. Farwell Ave.
The wine, cocktail and beer list is as minimalist as the décor—lean and spare, although perfectly adequate. The menu is equally understated with simple labels for items such as “milk,” “escargot,” beef” and “chicken.” But do not be misled by the simplicity, the food menu is the prime reason for being here. Be sure to make a reservation, although it is possible to find a spare seat earlier in the week. Also, keep the dining party small—intimacy is much of the charm. Solo diners and couples should consider sitting at the counter to watch the kitchen magicians at work. Every movement is in perfect coordination. The menu is constantly in flux the “tasting menu” varies daily. (J.B.) $$. CC. FB. 897-7022

Bacchus

925 E. Wells St.
Bacchus is an expensive place that has it all: a setting overlooking Lake Park, a spacious, luxurious interior, an innovative contemporary American menu and fine service to match. The small touches, like flatware being replaced at every course, justify the expense. Dinner entrées include a selection of steaks, other meats and seafood. This is a very worthy restaurant in a setting it deserves. (J.B.) $$. CC. FB. RS. Handicap access. 765-1166

Balzac

1716 N. Arlington Place
The preferred beverage at Balzac is wine, although the beer list is also extensive. The experience is enhanced with international small plates, flatbread pizzas and cheese plates. The wine list is thicker than the menu. Coq au vin chicken wings and lamb kebabs are among the many delights. The outdoor tables are a quiet refuge in summertime. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. LT. OD. Handicap access. 755-0099

Blue’s Egg

317 N. 76th St.
Although the Egg serves only breakfast and lunch, some of the breakfast items are served at all times and the full bar is always open. Morning options include a range of omelets, benedicts, pancakes and French toast. The lunch menu adds soups, salads, sandwiches and entrées with a focus on good ingredients and generous portions. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. SB. OD. Handicap access. 299-3180

Blue Jacket

135 E. National Ave.
Milwaukeeans who love restaurants with craft cocktails and beer along with locally sourced food have had much to cheer about this past year. Open since June 2013, Blue Jacket is prominent among this new class of restaurants. Small-plate dining, artesian planks and commitment to using local products make Blue Jacket very of the moment. (S.H.G) $-$$. FB. OD. RS. Handicap access. 312-7098

Bosley on Brady

815 E. Brady St.
A white linen establishment with a popular and trendy bar, the menu focuses on seafood along with a few steaks. Many items have touches of Key West. Grouper, though pricey, is always impeccably fresh. Try the Maryland crab cake. Scallops with risotto also are the stuff of dreams. There is also a thoughtful wine list. (J.B.) $$. CC. OD. Handicap access. 727-7975

Braise

1101 S. Second St.
Braise combines a cooking school with a restaurant. The chef/owner, active in the locally sourced ingredient movement, has put together a frequently changing menu with exceptional results. The restaurant has a rustic front bar and a dining room dominated with two communal tables constructed from the wood of bowling alleys formerly housed in the building. Menu changes daily due to the availability of the freshest ingredients. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. Handicap access. 212-8843

Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar

801 N. Cass St.
This cozy place has lots of style. The atmosphere is a little pub-like, but the menu shows otherwise, with grilled octopus keeping company with pork ribs. Dinner offers a fine wild boar pasta, sautéed scallops in XO sauce and a lobster roll for lighter appetites. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FF. FB. Handicap access. 277-1111

C. 1880

1100 S. First St.
Locally sourced ingredients are taken very seriously here. An entire menu page lists the sources of ingredients for this kitchen. While vegetables play a major role, the meats are just as diverse, including short rib, scallop, lamb, pheasant, trout and monkfish as entrées and pork belly and even foie gras as an appetizer. The setting is casual and the service warm. Prices are at the upper end of the spectrum but everything is of top quality. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. Handicapped access. 431-9271

Café 1505

1505 W. Mequon Road, Mequon (behind BMO Harris Bank)
Serving only breakfast and lunch, the café is a pleasant place to enjoy light fare. Breakfast centers around omelets, French toast, baked goods and a quiche of the day. Lunches offer salads and sandwiches plus a few entrées. The salad ingredients are always very fresh and the daily soups all are very well prepared. Salads include a parmesan-portabella and balsamic chicken. Try the Monterey tuna salad or a jumbo half-pound Angus burger. Service is efficient and pleasant. (J.B.) $-$. CC. SB. Handicap access. 262-241-7076

Café Benelux

346 N. Broadway
The rooftop deck is a prime spot for watching the activities of Milwaukee’s Third Ward. The menu, not surprisingly, has a few Dutch and Belgian items. Bitterballen are Dutch meatballs served with curry ketchup and the Belgian mussels are prepared three ways. The star item is the frites, which are thin and crisp, served with a variety of sauces. Opt for the roasted garlic aioli, which never disappoints. The rest of the menu wanders around casual fare with a sound selection of burgers, sandwiches and a few entrées. The list of Belgian and Belgian-inspired beers is exceptional. (J.B.) $. FB. OD. SB. LT. CC. Handicap access. 501-2500

Café Calatrava

700 N. Art Museum Drive
Where are the tables with the city’s best view? A contender is Café Calatrava in the Milwaukee Art Museum. The café is located under the main entry hall and has sleek slanting windows overlooking Lake Michigan. The menu is contemporary, changes frequently and is themed to current exhibitions. The café is only open for lunch and Sunday brunch. (J.B.) $. SB. Handicap access. 224-3831

Café Hollander

2608 N. Downer Ave., 963-6366
7677 W. State St., 475-6771

The Café Hollander offers casual European fare in a setting to match. The menu focuses on things Dutch and Belgian. Think heaping bowls of steamed mussels and fries with a side of mayonnaise. Dining is on two levels the large bar has a distinguished menu of Belgian beers. Though the split pea soup is very Dutch the menu has considerable diversity, adding burgers, pastas and a daily fish fry to this Low Country mixture. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD. LT. SB. Handicap access.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

15 S. Moorland Road (Brookfield Square Mall)
Entered from the Brookfield Square parking lot, Cooper’s Hawk is both a compact wine shop and an expansive restaurant whose interior suggests a winery in the San Fernando Valley. The menu hits all major food groups, with burgers and sandwiches, soups and salads, and entrées of chicken, fish and beef. Contemporary touches, such as garlic mayo and braised tuna tacos, abound. Service is friendly and efficient at this local venue of a growing national chain. Wine, of course, is the recommended beverage. (D.L.) $-$$. CC. OD. RS. Handicap access. 262-785-9463

Crazy Water

839 S. Second St.
Located inside a former Walker’s Point tavern—sound familiar? Crazy Water was the pioneer. Cooking occurs behind the bar and it’s enjoyable to watch the chefs whip up their American fusion magic. The menu follows trends with the mandatory kale salad, flat iron steak and diver scallops. The signature “crazy” shrimp adds a bit of spice to the menu. Crazy Water remains a gem. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. RS. 645-2606

Elsa’s on the Park

833 N. Jefferson St.
The façade is Victorian brownstone the interior is trendy. Fresh flowers adorn every table and the crowd is well dressed. So why is everybody eating burgers and pork-chop sandwiches with their martinis? Try one and you’ll know why. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. FF. LT. Handicap access. 765-0615

Envoy

2308 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Envoy is the jewel of the renovated Ambassador Hotel. The lobby is an Art Deco masterpiece and the dining room illuminated by massive chandeliers. As this is a hotel restaurant, the menu tends toward caution, but Asian chicken cashew salad and Cajun spiced East Coast scallops add some fun to the mix. It’s a memorable dining experience. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. RS. SB. FF. Handicap access. 345-5015

Firefly Urban Bar & Grill

7754 Harwood Ave.
The plates range from small to large. Start with crab cakes, calamari or mushroom risotto lollipops and move on to black truffle flatbread, grilled tenderloin or something spicy like jalapeño and parmesan pork chops. The Firefly is a great setting for a relaxing evening. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 431-1444

Harry’s Bar & Grill

3549 N. Oakland Ave.
Although the bar dominates the dining room, this is very much a restaurant. Harry’s takes an international approach in its menu with bits of the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia. They also make some very decent all-American burgers. Light eaters will find a number of salads. Evenings offer entrées that are more substantial with beef, chicken, seafood and pasta options. The outdoor terrace is a fine spot for Sunday brunch. Sip a mimosa and savor the eggs benedict. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. FB. FF. LT. SB. OD. Handicap access. 964-6800

Harvey’s Central Grille

1340 W. Towne Square Road, Mequon
Chic and modern, this inviting restaurant is known for its seasonally updated menu of contemporary bistro cuisine. With dishes ranging from light to heavy, and from varied regions (America, the Mediterranean, Asia), the menu consists of appetizers, sandwiches, seafood, entrées, fish frys, steaks, pastas, salads, desserts and more. Their innovative dishes carry over to a daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m., and a brunch, featuring items like Caprese benedict and chai French toast. Their entertaining mixologists are known for creating inventive drinks. (D.S.) $-$. CC. RS, OD, FB, FF. Handicap Accessible. 262-241-9589

Hi Hat Lounge/The Garage

1701 N. Arlington Place
Alike in originality, contrasting in atmosphere, the conjoined pubs offer affordable, high-quality comfort food daily until midnight. Classic and innovative craft cocktails made with fresh ingredients and a good selection of beers are served in both rooms. The low-key elegance of the architecturally stunning Lounge facilitates conversation and the handmade conservationist décor of The Garage is a pleasant conversation topic. Every demographic is welcome at this popular Brady Street landmark with occasional live jazz and The Garage’s big-screen TV. (J.S.) $. CC. FB. FF. OD. SB. LT. 220-8090

Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

222 E. Erie St., Suite 100
Hinterland set the standards for a “gastropub” when it first opened: Have a bar or two, keep things casual and, above all, pay attention to the menu. Hinterland keeps up with current trends with sriracha-smoked peanuts. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. Handicap access. 727-9300

Hom Wood Fired Grill

5750 N. Port Washington Road, Bayshore Town Center
17800 W. Bluemound Road

Main courses offer burgers, sandwiches and entrées that include steak and lobster. The beef stroganoff ($13) is tender and there are plenty of fresh mushrooms accented with dill. Add some homemade noodles and sour cream and you have a comforting dish. For a lighter entrée there is the Rushing Waters trout, produced in Palmyra, Wis., an area known for its many springs. The trout filets have the skin on, are served over roasted red potatoes and topped with fennel salad with fresh orange. The pork chop is a highlight of the menu. This will seem pricey for a single chop but be reassured that is it thick and the meat so succulent that it puts most other pork to shame. It has some of the spices of pastrami, used in modest amounts, and is served on a nice bed of spaetzle with gruyere cheese. (J.B.) $-$$. CC.FB. Handicap access. 312-7043

Juniper61

6030 W. North Ave.
Juniper61 has a casual contemporary setting and fare to match. Start with tempura green beans and move on to salads or a meatball bàhn mi with Asian slaw. Heartier appetites will find entrées like saffron scallops or steer tenderloin. The menu isn’t large but it is thoughtful. Every neighborhood should have a restaurant like this. (J.B.) $. CC. SB. Handicap access. 727-6161

[email protected]

139 E. Kilbourn Ave.
With its serene, uncluttered décor, [email protected] is the star of the InterContinental Hotel. The menu wanders from homey fair to trendy items, such as the seared scallop, polenta cake and beat salad. Remember the classic Big Boy double-decker burger? It’s on the menu. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. Handicap access. 291-4793

The Knick

1030 E. Juneau Ave.
The floors and metal-edged tables are retro dinette but the colors are bright and contemporary, with rich burnished gold, ruby red and azure blue. Sinuous wood partitions provide privacy for diners. The menu includes sumptuous appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrées. The bar is well stocked and martini friendly. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD. 272-0011

La Merenda

125 E. National Ave.
La Merenda features more than 25 tapas a few are Spanish but more are Asian, South American and Mediterranean. Where else can you combine patatas bravas y chorizo with Moroccan goat and Argentine-style beef? The beer list is good and the wines are moderate in price with several choices under $25 per bottle. Portions might be small—order at least two per person—but the quality is excellent and nothing is priced over $15. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. RS. Handicap access. 389-0125

LuLu

2261 and 2265 S. Howell Ave.
Lulu boasts a newer bar on one side and the original diner on the other. The newer section features potted plants, hardwood floors and vintage armchairs. The menu is vegetarian friendly with appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Try a roasted Tuscan salad with a bit of fresh goat cheese. Meat eaters will love the Half-Pound Heart Attack, a burger topped with Gorgonzola. Homemade potato chips or crunchy Asian slaw accompany sandwiches. Pies are homemade. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. SB. Handicap access. 294-5858

Meraki

939 S. Second St.
While the name of the restaurant comes from a Greek word, the cuisine at Meraki is not Greek. Rather, it’s more of an “American contemporary” style. Served as “small shares” or “large shares,” this food works well with a small group of diners who like to share with the rest of the table. The menu changes frequently, so some dishes that are here today may be gone tomorrow. (S.H.G.) $-$$. FB. Handicap Access. 897-7230

Meritage

5921 W. Vliet St.
Meritage has the style of a bistro and a focus on wine and casual fare. This theme is not uncommon locally. What is uncommon is the quality. There are just eight or so entrées but they are chosen with care and the menu changes seasonally. Owner-chef Jan Kelly was a 2012 James Beard Foundation Best Chef of the Midwest semifinalist. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. 479-0620

Metro

411 E. Mason St.
Located in one of Milwaukee’s top hotels, Metro is open from breakfast to dinner. The décor has Art Deco touches and the menu is more classic than trendy, mixing seared duck breast, short ribs, Chilean sea bass and baked French onion gratine. Prime rib is served on Saturday—a retro classic that seems scarce nowadays. The cool bar-lounge has its own menu. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. RS. OD. GF. SB. FB. 272-1937

Milwaukee Beer Bistro

2730 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Their menu changes seasonally, and their lunch menu includes similar options, but in sandwich form. They also offer a daily late night happy hour, Friday Fish Fry and brunch served Saturday and Sunday that offers a beer-infused breakfast which includes, beer and bacon pancakes, Heffe Weiss Waffles with beer berry syrup and root beer pancakes, the O’Douls of brunch options. (Cierra Mckissick) $-$. FF. SB. 562-5540


Oriental, North Carolina…I have time, I can travel

Although we are home from our winter in Thailand, I am still retired. Being open and available to opportunities that present themselves is key to a successful retirement.

Jeanne

I met Jeanne in Thailand when she moved into our building for a month. I admired her nerve and her interest in the world. She had already been travelling alone for 2 months throughout SE Asia, as a single at times, as part of a booked group at other times. Being 67 did not deter her from walking 5 or 6 km every day or tasting all the street food.

She was quick to join into a group of regulars who had happy hour every afternoon in our yard. She talked to everyone and listened for the best places to tour, to eat and shop for fresh fruit. Her energy was infectious. I got to know her when her phone was so full of pictures that the red bar couldn’t be ignored for another day. I helped her download them to her computer and set up a Google Photo album. Her blog site needed a little help too.

Oriental, North Carolina

Before she left for Malaysia, her last stop before returning home to North Carolina, she told me about her “girl’s retreat”. Every year she has access to a large guesthouse in her hometown of Oriental. She invites people that she connected with in her travels abroad and her life at home, women that made a positive impression on her. When I received my email invitation in March, I was ecstatic!

I decided that I had time and AirMiles so booked a flight from Calgary, through Toronto to Raleigh, North Carolina. A rental car and 3 hours got me to Oriental on Sunday evening, May 7.

Stallings House

The Stallings House, where we stayed, was built in 1890 and sits on a large lot facing the 3 mile wide Neuce River. It has 5 bedrooms on 2 levels and an open third level with several beds. A sitting room, large dining room, kitchen and several bathrooms fill the rest of the house. There are 2 wrap-around verandas overlooking the river. This old home is often rented for weddings or large family gatherings. Jeanne did quite a lot of work on the house and bartered the use of this great accommodation for a week every year.

The Retreat May 8-11

There were 16 people stayed in the house. I was from the farthest away. There were 2 women from New York State that Jeanne had met in Viet Nam this winter. There were 4 women from western NC who had travelled with her to China in 1982. Another woman from Atlanta met her in Australia on another trip. Jeanne’s cousin and a friend arrived from northern NC and another woman arrived from Florida. There were more but too many stories to keep straight.

There were about 25-30 local women who came and went through the week.

Things to Do

We spent the week doing a variety of activities that were mainly planned by the people who attended.

  • The town mayor/bank manager, Sally, used to visit the house as a girl and shared her stories with us from a book she is writing about her life in Oriental.

  • Flora, a 70 year old who won the over 60 North Carolina beauty contest demonstrated her incredible skills as a belly dancer

    boat trips along the rivers and creeks in the area provided beautiful views and more history on the area and its connection to fishing and sailing

Things to Eat

    Finola and her husband, originally from Ireland served us high tea on proper china with cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream and jam.



Food of North Carolina

Other things I ate for the first time

  • pimento cheese dip and sandwiches. Everyone in North Carolina seemed to have their own special recipe, but the general ingredients are grated cheddar/monterey jack cheese, pimento, mayonnaise/Miracle Whip and maybe a little grated onion.

  • Grits mixed with chopped ham and bacon, butter and eggs then baked as muffins. It also reappeared another morning baked in a casserole dish. Laura arranged for Kentucky bacon and sausage to be sent to the house for this event.
  • low country boil. After the Girl’s Retreat, Jeanne invited some old high school classmates from the class of 󈨇 for a “Big Chill” weekend. Pat cooked up a boil for me before I left at the end of the week. It consisted of new potatoes, corn on the cob chunks, kielbasa and beautiful shrimp caught the day before. They are all boiled together with Old Bay Seasoning. The food is drained then dumped onto a table covered with newspaper and you just pick out a little of each, and a little more, and a little more… There were several cocktail sauces made with differing amounts of hotness available and lots of paper towels. What a feast!

Lots of relaxing and story sharing

I had the best time with new people in a new place and I can’t wait to get back to this part of the world again.

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Allagash Brewing Company50 Industrial Way

Allagash Brewing Company is one of the largest brewing companies in Maine and specializes in wheat beers. Unlike the tasting room at Foundation, Allagash offers the full-on tour experience - for FREE! (They recommend reserving a tour ahead of time, which you can do on their website).

Tours tend to fill up, so be sure to book yours in advance on their website.

I really enjoyed this tour (although that could have had something to do with the fact that I had already enjoyed an entire flight of IPAs).

Since it was Halloween weekend, there were candy buckets along the tour route along with a free sample of their top selling beer - Allagash White.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the Belgian-style wheat beer, which usually isn't my preference.

The one thing that really excited me during the tour was our guides explanation of an experimental beer using CARROT SUGAR. I was a few beers deep, and audibly gasped while using my outdoor voice to announce, "I LOVE CARROTS!" I interpreted everyone's look of confusion as, "They must not have heard me," and again exclaimed, "Sorry, I just really love carrots!"

Sadly, there was no carrot-sugar beer on the tour, and I spent the remaining half hour drafting a note in my phone with all of the beer-related puns I could come up with for future Instagram captions. I was absolutely cracking myself up with gems like

At the end of the tour we found ourselves in a room FILLED with barrels of beer. We got to try another 5 or so - but just a heads up - if you go on the tour, you won't be able to buy beer in the tasting room afterwards. Some law about how much they're allowed to serve you.

The samples were delicious, though very rushed.

On our way out, we noticed some signs saying "Hot Chocolate" and "Donuts" - pointing the way to a creepy door. We naturally followed them, snuck into the door, and found ourselves in a haunted house-esque scenario. But despite the creepy mannequins and people dressed up like zombies, the promised donuts and hot chocolate were provided.

We stocked up and made our way to the tasting room/entrance and the fact that we weren't allowed to purchase any more beer was A-OK with us considering we had a feast of donuts to enjoy.

(Also, I couldn't figure out how exactly the bartenders in the tasting room would know we had been on the tour - I think you would be fine to buy a beer post-tour!)


Can i get my groceries delivered at home in Ushaw Moor?

Groceries delivery Ushaw Moor: more and more supermarkets offer this service. A crate packed with groceries as Vamousse Treatment Mousse, Cole Mason SelfWateringTriple Potted Herb Keeper and Zoggs Dive Sticks 3 and of course checkout bargains from La Cafetière may be heavy: someties about 17,8 kilograms. Make it yourself a little more easy. Check home delivery groceries Ushaw Moor today. The supermarket will bring everything at your house. Groceries delivered when it suits you. Early on Thursday at 11:15, thursday around noon at 13:45 or saturday evening around 19:45, it’s all up to you! Gather all insights about Grocery Delivery Derry

Online grocery shopping in Ushaw Moor
Do you ever buy at online stores such as MandmDirect.com www.mandmdirect.com? Ordering your groceries online goes pretty much the same. First, login, searching for items like LOreal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Toner and perhaps Grown With Love Sweet Potato Wedges. Or filter directly to items within the shelf Peas & Broad Beans or find brand products from Lavolio. Look around, and put all supermarket-items in your cart. Then it is time to select a delivery date + time and address. Very practical: make use of groceries pay after deliver, convenient and quick with the debit card. Click and collect is also possible. Try it out: buy groceries online and try for example the Sainsbury’s grocery delivery in Ushaw Moor.

Order online at the butcher and bakery
There are a considerable amount of bakeries in Ushaw Moor with an online store and delivery service. Tasty and fresh Obwarzanek krakowski, via the online butcher, you can order products like Fatback. The greengrocer delivers Fiddleheads, and fruit delivery. Think about Pomelo and Jambul at the delivery service Ushaw Moor. You must do this because: You have always the most fresh groceries in house. Through a liquor store you can order alcohol as Mix A Rita By Bud Lime and a quality bottle of Thirsty Earth Organic Shiraz. Online supermarket home delivery? Get some Fruit Jump (mango drink) for the enthusiast. Buying groceries online is just delicious. The delivermen drives around all day. This may be at 11:50 o’clock in the morning 16:10 o’clock ‘in the afternoon or in the evening at 21:50 o’clock via grocery delivery Ushaw Moor. Bread delivery, and buying food via internet results in lots of extra time. This is also possible with the grocery delivery service of Lidl, Aldi, Iceland, Amazon Pantry, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco. Do not forget the Batleys, Londis and the Gor Pets. Is it your birthday? Buy a serving Tortilla chips or salt Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Original 75g with a discount at the online supermarket. Therafter, the house should be cleaned. Therefore, order a discount Floor Waxes offer online.


City Guide 2014: Dining Guide

Reviewsby Jeff Beutner (J.B.), Susan Harpt Grimes (S.H.G.), Lisa Kaiser (L.K.), DavidLuhrssen (D.L.), Kevin Lynch (K.L.), Selena Milewski (S.M.), Lora Nigro (L.N.),Emily Patti (E.P.) Jamie Lee Rake (J.L.R.), Evan Rytlewski (E.R.), JohnSchneider (J.S.), Danielle Stevens (D.S.) and Heather Zydek (H.Z.)

Prices of average entrée with soup or salad: $—$10 or less$—$11-$16 $$—$17-$24 $$—$52-plus • Credit Cards Accepted: CC •Reservations Accepted: RS • Outdoor Dining: OD • Sunday Brunch: SB • FridayFish Fry: FF • Full Bar: FB • Valet Parking: V • Late Night: LT • Lunch Buffet:LB • Gluten-free Menu: GF • No Alcohol Served: NA • All phone numbers area code414 unless otherwise noted.

The food of Ethiopia can be fiery. Alem offers a gentlerversion, though their hot pepper sauce still has richness and depth of flavor.Try the doro wot, chicken with a hardboiled egg, prepared with this sauce.There are also beef and lamb versions of this dish. Half of the menu isvegetarian items. Most tend to be mildly spiced, mostly greens and lentils.Every entrée is served on injera, a round flatbread with a spongy texture. Thisis also your dining utensil. Dig in and have fun! (J.B.) $-$. CC. LB. Handicapaccess. 224-5324

The restaurant’s name refers to the traditional dwellingsof Ethiopia, where the delicious stews redolent of Africa and the Near Eastwere prepared over open fires and arrayed on a crepe-like sourdough calledinjera. The hearty tradition is kept alive at Ethiopian Cottage, which featuresan assortment of meat and vegetarian options plus Ethiopian beer, coffee, teaand honey wine. (D.L.) $. CC. LB. 224-5226

1835 N. Dr.Martin Luther King Dr.

This tiny caféis devoted to the food of Somalia, which has Indian touches like the sabbusas(called samosas in India) and Italian touches like spaghetti and polenta cakes.Somali beef steak is tasty with plenty of cracked black pepper, and there isalso a nice goat and pepper soup, though it has plenty of bones. Try the Somalirice, a rainbow of red and saffron tones scented with cardamom. Alcohol is notserved but there are coffee drinks and Somali tea. (J.B.) $. HandicappedAccess: no. CC. NA. 231-9727

1019 N. Old World Third St.

A saloon with 1890s charm with a bar said to be the longesteast of the Mississippi. The dining room serves burgers, sandwiches, pizza,salads and a few dinner entrées. The Sicilian tenderloin is a treat. (J.B.) $.CC. OD. RS. FF. FB. 224-8500

A full servicerestaurant on the Northwest Side for decades, Champion Chicken’s spacious, darkinterior has many quiet corners amid the barnwood walls and rustic ornaments.And if you want a delivery, you’re dinner may arrive in one of ChampionChicken’s famous trucks topped with the image of its namesake fowl. The menu ishuge and unlike many chain-operated “family restaurants,” a full bar isavailable. The specialty, of course, is chicken in all its varieties.Especially good is the BBQ chicken pizza. (D.L.). $. CC. FB. 462-6200

An all-in-one bar, restaurant and coffee shop, Comet Cafécooks its comfort food from scratch using mostly local ingredients. Entrées arehearty and satisfying, with options including meatloaf with beer gravy, aturkey dinner and a vegan Salisbury steak (one of many vegetarian or veganoptions). Among the more inspired sandwiches are the Leghorn (pulled chickenwith vegetables topped with cream cheese and peach jelly) and a vegan gyro madewith grilled seitan. Breakfast options, including pancakes made with bacon (oneof the menu’s favorite ingredients), are served until 3 p.m. daily. (E.R.)$-$. CC. OD. SB. FF. FB. Handicap access. 273-7677

Crabby's Bar & Grill has been a Bay View fixture since1964. A windowless dining room diminishes distractions allowing diners to focuson specialties ranging from Cajun, seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Homemadedressings are a nice touch on the salads. Tuesdays through Thursdays and onSaturdays sample Francisco's classic thin crust pizzas featuring favoritetraditional toppings. For those with a more adventurous side, try a cheese and krautpizza topped with sauerkraut, caraway and sausage. (S.H.G) $-$$. CC. FF. FB.Handicap access. 769-9999

8612 Watertown Plank Road

Just before the renaissance in Milwaukee dining began inthe late ’90s, Eddie’s opened a swanky retro steak and chop place with greatfood, four-star service and a snazzy, well-stocked bar. Many restaurants havecome and gone since it was established in 1995, but Eddie Martini’s remains asbusy as the day it opened. (D.L.) $$-$$. CC. FB. RS. OD. Handicap access.771-6680

4160 W. Loomis Road, 545-6565

7510 W. Layton Ave., 281-9696

10706 W. Greenfield Ave., 727-7722

211 N. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee, 762-8801

When several locations in the venerable George Webbfranchise decided to break away under a new name, the owners gave the venues agently modern facelift and updated the menu, offering more sides (including BBQbacon beans and a side salad), expanded their breakfast offerings, and changedtheir coffee blend and chili. Among the most popular new additions to the menuis the Jalapeno Hangover Burger: a double cheeseburger with bacon, jalapenosand a fried egg. (E.R.) $.

Honeypie’s menu is mainly sandwiches plus a few appetizers,entrées and salads. The theme is home-style Midwest cooking. Expect plenty ofpork, chicken, turkey and bacon. The pork fries features Honeypie’s fine Frenchfries smothered with pulled pork, bacon and cheese sauce. The Solid State isthe ultimate open-faced roast turkey sandwich, a mountain of food withhorseradish-mashed potatoes. This is true slow cooking, no shortcuts at all.(J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. SB. Handicap access. 489-7437

Tucked away on the banks of the Milwaukee River, theHubbard Park Lodge enjoys a scenic woodsy locale. Offering its rustic cathedralceiling space for weddings and other events most days of the week, the Lodgealso serves Friday Fish Fry and Sunday brunch. The former is a laid-back butorganized affair with attentive servers, high quality surf and turf selectionsand a family friendly atmosphere (you probably will see small children dancing to the accordion music). The beerbattered cod is a particularly tasty Wisconsin favorite, and the drink menucontinues the local pride with selections from the Lakefront Brewery. (S.M.)$. CC: All major. RS. SB. FF. FB. 332-4207

The choices here are charcuterie, wine or chocolate.Indulge in a wine of over 300 vintages and a charcuterie menu that ranges fromduck prosciutto to speck and Serrano ham. The chocolate is merely the icing onthe cake. Indulge! (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. Handicap access. 390-9463

This grill at the Pfister Hotel features a casual setting,a bar room with fireplace, a dining room and a marble counter where patrons areable to watch the chefs at work. The menu includes excellent steaks, solidseafood and a fine onion soup, along with a less expensive bar menu. The MasonStreet Grill sets standards far above typical hotel fare. (J.B.) $-$$. CC.RS. OD. Handicap access. 298-3131

A chic cocktail lounge with commanding views of CathedralSquare Park, Mi-key’s menu aims at all-American with entrees such as roastchicken, meatloaf and baked mac’n’cheese. Sandwiches are offered, along withdeviled eggs as a starter. How retro! (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. FF. LT. RS.273-5397

The Harley-Davidson Museum restaurant is as architecturallyimpressive as the galleries. The dining room and the outdoor terrace boastserene views of the Menomonee River. The menu focuses on Wisconsin and theMidwest, including booyah, a soup thick as a stew and said to originate in GreenBay. Entrées include homey fare like mac’n’cheese, fish fry, steak and BBQribs. Portions tend to be large. While the museum is recommended, Motor has asetting and food that are worthy of a visit too. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS for 8+.FB. OD. Handicap access. 287-2778

Although there is a martini menu, don’t expect anythingtrendy from the kitchen. Go for all-American fare like plump roast chickens orsliced roast pork with real mashed potatoes and gravy. The renovated interior ofthe former Omega has a clubby feel with dark woodwork and a spacious lounge.The priciest items are chargrilled steaks and chops, but even here there arebargains. It’s a family friendly place that just happens to serve cocktails.(J.B.) $-$. CC. FF. SB. RS. OD. Handicap access. 425-5177

As the namesuggests, Open Hearth offers warm, romantic, family-style dining. OfferingAmerican and German cuisine, seafood and steak, Open Hearth carries the kind ofsubstantial food that sticks to the ribs. Don’t be surprised to find a stuffedbaked potato sitting on every plate. The fish fry comes in a wide variety ofoptions, and there is themed dining (e.g. “Steak Night”). Take a date and enjoysome live music, or book a special event. Open Hearth is the perfect place tohost showers, receptions, Bar Mitzvahs or any other kind of party you want tothrow. Entrées are served with salad and bread. (D.S.) $$.CC. FB. FF. OD. Handicap access. 475-0839

Palomino has a new interior and a new menu. It’s stillSouthern at heart, offering po’ boy sandwiches and smoked brisket. Entrées includemore brisket, etouffee and fried chicken with gravy. Sides complete the billwith cheese grits, collard greens and house dill pickles. Southern restaurantsare scarce in these parts. There should be more like this. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB.OD. FF. SB. 747-1007

Though surrounded by subdivisions, this vintage19th-century inn offers quiet, countrified charm. The traditional American menuoffers thick steaks, chops and big racks of ribs. Don’t miss the homemadedinner rolls, onion rings and potato chips. Saturday features prime rib androast duck. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. FF. FB. 262-242-0530

Swingin’ DoorExchange Saloon and Eatery

The Swingin’ Door Exchange is a classic post-Prohibitiontavern in the landmark Grain Exchange building. The bar still retains itsoriginal table and there is a back dining room for those who arrive just forfood. The menu has casual fare, mostly sandwiches and appetizers. But entréesinclude a few steaks, ahi tuna and BBQ ribs. Also there are daily specials atmoderate prices and a Friday fish fry that often includes bluegill. A fun placeto drink, eat and socialize. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. FF. SB. Handicap access.276-8150

Though Victor’s is better known as a singles spot, dinnersare served before 9:30 p.m. The menu is typical supper-club fare with steaks,lobster, chops and crab legs. Portions are generous, including the Friday fishfry prime rib smothered with mushrooms is served everyday. The lights arebright and the volume a bit high, but the food quality more than compensates.(J.B.) $-$$. CC. FF. FB. 272-2522

Zak’s menu has evolved from breakfast and lunch into thedinners that now define the menu. Belgian waffles, lobster Benedict and sweetpotato hash are countered by seared duck breast, crab-stuffed walleye andpan-seared scallops. There is also more homey fare such as meatloaf and BBQribs. Zak’s pleases all sorts of appetites. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 271-5555

The menu includes pita wraps, chicken, beef and pork kabobsand falafel made in house with a softer texture than usual. The plattersinclude a choice of two side dishes and these are the stars of the meal. Turshiis pickled cabbage with celery, carrot, red pepper and peppercorns. Kalenjiansalad is romaine lettuce with a bold herbed vinaigrette. The carrot salad isprocessed into threads and has an addictive sweet flavor. Adjiga is agently-spiced purée of red beans. The beet andpotato salad is creamy, very Russian in flavor. The tabouli is the familiarparsley and cracked wheat salad of the Middle East, perfect with the falafel. (J.B.)$. CC. 755-2810

Small plates are the specialty here. Many have Asiantouches mixed with items like Parmesan garlic chicken wings and breaded provolonemeatballs. Fusion items include peppercorn steak sushi and cheese steak potstickers where Asia meets Philadelphia. Korean flavors appear in a salad withkimchi vinaigrette and kalbi lettuce wraps. Saturday through Monday also offersVietnamese pho, a large bowl ranking with the very best found locally. (J.B.)$. CC. RS. Handicap access. 988-9115

The elaborate wood sushi bar is an attraction in itself. Sois the sushi. The signature rolls are elaborate presentations. Try the suritoro nigiri sushi, the belly of hamachi or yellowtail. This is a sisterrestaurant to Brookfield’s Wasabi and the menu follows the Japanese fusiontheme, although it is not identical and includes innovative small plates.Grilled sea scallops are served over orzo pasta and jalapeno poppers arestuffed with wagyu beef. Expect to be frequently surprised. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS.FB. Handicap access. 220-1155

The varied cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos meet onone menu. Begin with ban xio, Vietnamese crepes with a golden color fromturmeric and the sweetness of coconut milk, then perhaps a Thai curry orseafood dumplings in a sweet brown sauce. The more adventurous will want to trythe homemade Laotian sausages with a fiery kick of hot pepper. Finish with adessert of deep-fried taro or purple sticky rice pudding. This kitchen cookswith the confidence that ranks this café with the very best purveyors ofSoutheast Asian food. (J.B.) $-$. CC. 257-2228

NaNa Asian Fusion& Sushi Bar

The front room has a sushi bar, but sushi is not the onlyattraction. Many fusion entrées are listed by the sauce (Japanese eggplantgarlic, Szechuan peppercorn, Malaysian curry, etc.) and you choose a meat ortofu for it. Vegetables are also added. You might be surprised with asparagusor jicama. Everything is fresh. The sushi selection is good and includes toro.For variety order the sunomono which includes six different sashimis for amodest price. The décor is warm and serene. (J.B.) $. CC. Handicap access. 967-8888

1721 W. Canal St. (Potawatomi Bingo Casino)

Take a break from bingo and slots and pay a visit to RuYi,a casual spot that serves some fine Asian fare at Potawatomi Casino. Therestaurant is small but the menu has large ambitions with the flavors of Japan,China, Korea and Southeast Asia. Papaya salad and Korean beef are perfectlygood but the best items tend to be Chinese. The jumbo pot stickers aredefinitive and the shrimp with spicy salt and pepper is splendid. The noiselevel is the sole drawback, just a reminder that the slot machines are stillwaiting for you. (J.B.) $. CC. LT. Handicap access. 847-7335

Situated withinMilwaukee Street’s thriving scene of bars and restaurants, Sake Tumi’scenterpiece is a long sushi bar that dominates the dining area. Sake Tumi'soriginal menu was a pioneer in Asian fusion, offering a few Korean items alongwith Japanese cuisine. That tradition continues, as today's menu expands its optionsfor Korean food and adds some Chinese dishes as well. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. FB. RS. Handicap access. 224-7253

The former Anaba Tea Room has a revampedinterior and a focus on ramen noodles. But the other ingredients matter, withcarefully chosen soy sauces, smoked tofu and the liberal use of pork belly. Theingredients tend to break a few rules, ending up with delicious results. A“Wisconsin Ramen” even manages to use onions, beer, mustard, bratwurst andsauerkraut as ingredients! The setting is serene and the service is nice. Dostart with the pork steamed buns or a bowl of shishitos peppers. (J.B.) $. CC.Handicap access. 963-9510.

European charm abounds in this quaint barthat also happens to serve food. Most of the seating is at small, intimatetables. Enjoy a glass of wine or one of the craft or European beers. The menuis designed to accompany the drinks, with cheese plate, charcuterie, crostini,salads and mini-pizzas. Perfect for a relaxing evening. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. RS.287-2053

Barnacle Bud’s is hidden among old warehouses and grainelevators and is filled with nautical kitsch. The main draw is a large woodendeck overlooking the Kinnickinnic River. Yes, there is a boat dock. The smallmenu sticks to sandwiches, salads, a few entrées, jumbo crab cake and some goodsoups and seafood pastas. (J.B.) $-$. FF. FB. SB. OD. 481-9974

In addition to a fantastic beer selection, Benno’s offers an impressiveassortment of typical pub fare, ranging from burgers and chicken wings toclassic Reuben sandwiches and deep-fried appetizers. Burgers, including turkeyand veggie selections, are served with plain fresh-cut fries or fresh cut frieswith garlic Romano seasoning. (E.P.) $-$. FB. 453-9094

The entrance is discrete, a bit like aspeakeasy. The interior is dark and the bar is long. Distil is the place to ordercarefully prepared craft cocktails. The menu isn’t large but offers suitableballast, with sliders made from Nueske’s bacon, hormone-free beef or BBQchicken. There are flatbreads, fries with garlic aioli and a pork bellystarter. (J.B.) $. FB. 220-9411

It’sneither fancy nor seedy. Erv’s Mug offers casual fine dining in a warm settingfilled from floor to ceiling with trinkets, bar mirrors and memorabilia. Itoffers an above-average bar food menu with burgers, salads, ribs, sandwiches,wraps, steak, fish fries, brunch and desserts. Their specialty drink menufeatures blended, fruity, ice cream, hot drinks and a cornucopia of martinis.Erv’s has a party room and caters events as well. (D.S.) $. CC. SB. FF. FB. Handicap access. 762-5010

The Harp, with its popular deck on the Milwaukee River, hasdone an exemplary job of bridging authentic pub traditions—great beer,atmosphere and Irish pride—with clever updates. Alongside pub-grub standards,such as modestly priced Reubens, fish fries and burgers, you’ll also find menuitems that are a bit more contemporary, like a spicy Sriracha chicken sandwichand a chipotle chicken wrap. The $5 lunch special—a quarter-pound cheeseburgerwith fries, pickle and soda—is great for those on a budget, as are the dailydrink specials. (L.K.) $-$. CC. OD. FF. FB. Handicap access. 289-0700

Hooligan’sis the place to see and be seen, with its busy patio overlooking central NorthAvenue. The bar food (including soups, salads, entrées, fish fry, wraps, melts,sandwiches, burgers, wings and nachos) is among the best in the city. They evenserve a delicious low-fat garden burger for vegetarians. Hooligan’s happy hour includes half-off all appetizers 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. (D.S.) $-$. CC. FB. OD. FF. 273-5230

Leff's Lucky Town puts to rest the notion that neighborhoodbars have to be dark and dingy. A wall of windows, including a garage door-stylewindow that opens to warm weather patio seating, achieves a bright, airy feel.Lunch and happy hour specials draw patrons daily. Hometown products add to theneighborly feel of Leff's, including offerings from Lakefront Brewery, Great LakesDistillery, Palermo's Pizza and Bunzel's meats. (S.H.G.) $-$. CC: VS, MC, DS.Handicap access. 258-9886

Corned beef fans in Milwaukee have staunchly declared theirsupport for Jake's or Benji's, but may find a new favorite in McBob's. Thecorned beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender, and sandwiches are enhanced byhorseradish mustard spread. Fish fry offerings on Wednesday and Friday are alsoa pleasure when McBob's serves up fried perch, walleye, grouper and broiledhalibut. Celtic tacos and pizzas are features on other days, and breakfast isavailable Friday-Monday. (S.H.G.) $-$. CC: VS, MC, DS. Handicap access.871-5050

1208 13th Ave., Grafton, 262-375-2337

The Ale House serves more than 10 of its own productsincluding one of the best local amber ales—Louie’s Demise. The setting iscasual with a large bar, dining room and balcony overlooking the MilwaukeeRiver. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas and heartier entréeslike pot roast and BBQ ribs. Fridays offer one of the city’s better fish fries.(J.B.) $. FB. OD. FF. Handicap access.

Althoughinconspicuously tucked into an industrial district in between the 16th StreetViaduct and National Avenue, Oscar’s has attracted a large lunch crowd for itsdeliciously prepared Angus burgers (eight varieties on the menu), served on asuperb bun with fries sprinkled in grated cheese. With friendly service and thelook and feel of a neighborhood bar, Oscar’s is appealing any time of day. Stopin for some conversation and select from the two-dozen beers offered, includingimports on tap. (D.L.) $-$. FB. 810-1820

O’Lydia’s is located in the former Slim McGinn’s, a classicMilwaukee corner bar. The menu has the same low prices and the same generalfeel. Soups, potato chips and fries are all homemade. The menu is mainlyappetizers, salads and sandwiches, plus a few daily dinner specials. Reubenrolls are a specialty as is the corned beef sandwich. Friday offers a popularfish fry. Choose your setting from the original bar room to a glassed-in patioand a few outdoor tables. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. OD. FF. SB. Handicap access.271-7546

Yourmission, should you choose to accept it: Cloak yourself in a trench coat anddark sunglasses. Walk down a dark alley. You will find a red, unmarked door.You will need to give the secret password. Only then, shall you gain entranceinto International Exports LTD, aka The Safe House. This spy-themedrestaurant/night spot is only advertised through word of mouth. Fulfill youryearning for top-secret espionage, secret intelligence and clandestinesurveillance in the establishment’s dark interiors. This secret refuge alsoserves food in its secluded booths and hosts parties. See if you can find oneof the several secret doors to get out. (D.S.) $.CC. RS. FF. FB. Handicap access. 271-2007

St. FrancisBrewery & Restaurant

The brewery produces five of its own beers, focusing onales. Most popular is the KK Weiss, served in the proper glass. The menu hasall the appetizers necessary for beer drinkers, from pretzels to chicken wingsand nachos. Sandwiches include burgers, pulled pork and a Reuben. Among the entréesare chicken potpie, baby back ribs and a noteworthy beer steak. (J.B.) $-$$.FB. FF. Handicap access. 744-4448

Stonefly is smaller than most brewpubs but produces goodmalt products and offers other beers as well. It’s very casual with a menu tomatch. Flatbread pizzas and burgers are among the expected pub fare, butStonefly also caters to vegetarian and vegan customers and is willing tocustomize any dish. Of note are the tasty chicken potpie and an appetizer ofbeer-battered deep-fried bacon. (J.B.) $-$. FF. CC. Handicap access. 212-8910

Stubby'sGastrogrub & Beer Bar

Stubby’s is as much about beer as it is about food. Thelist is a select one with 53 craft beers on tap and a list of reserve bottles.The setting is casual with windows and a deck overlooking the Milwaukee River.The menu wanders from common to uncommon bar fare. Bluegill sliders and porkbelly share the kitchen with jumbo burgers and rotisserie chicken. Stubby’s isa summertime hot spot. (J.B.) RS. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 763-6324

Riverwestisn’t known for sports bars, but you can definitely get your football, baseballand volleyball on at The Tracks Tavern & Grill. This centrally located,spacious bar/restaurant has several huge HDTVs, a large patio and fairly largeparking lot. What they are known for, however, are their spring and summerco-ed volleyball leagues, with their own sand pits. But even during the offseason, the bar is always bustling with regulars. The Tracks has 16 beers ondraft and a satisfying selection of bar food, such as quesadillas, burgers andcheese curds. (D.S.) $. CC. FF. OD. 562-2020

3191 Golf Road, Delafield, 262-646-7878

2615 Washington Street, Grafton, 262-375-2222

Milwaukee’s first brew pub opened on Water Street in 1987.Now there are three. The crowds still come for the hearty sandwiches, salads,pretzels and sausage platters. The walls are lined with Wisconsin beermemorabilia. Entrées start with salads and move upscale to BBQ ribs and rib-eye.(J.B.) $. CC. GF. FF. RS. FB. OD. LT.

One of the noisy hubs of the Third Ward, The Wicked Hop isa comfortable corner bar making good use of its historic Cream City brickshell. Usually crowded at lunch and after work, the Hop serves quality barfood—chicken wings and wraps, burgers and melts, quesadillas and excellentnachos smothered in cheddar and jalapenos. On tap is a good selection ofWisconsin and imported beers. (D.L.) $. CC. FB. OD. FF. Handicap access.223-0345

At Ashley’s Bar-B-Que, takeout is the only option. But withspecialties not found at bigger chain restaurants and a family ownershiphistory that extends back to the 1960s, it’s an option worth taking. Ribs andbarbecued goat are among the favorites. The sauce is so good it should be soldin bottles. (J.L.R.) $-$. Cash Only. NA. Handicap access. 372-7666

The original Ashley’s is an inner city venue offering onlycarry-outs. Ashley’s Que sports a prime Walker’s Point location with manytables and a bar. The specialty is barbeque and Ashley’s has one of the bestspicy and tangy sauces around. The pulled pork, rib tips and chicken are best,though a very good fried chicken is served. Also consider the shrimp and grits.Sandwiches are available too, but barbeque is the king here. (J.B.) $-$. CC.OD. FB. Handicap access. 276-7666

A shoppingmall is an unlikely setting for a BBQ joint but this one works. They servewood-smoked meats properly—usually dry with no sauce. Choose your sauce at thetables. Among the options are St. Louis ribs, pulled pork and chicken, and beefbrisket. The “Pig Trough” includes samples of all the meats and serves at leastfive diners. The bar is a fine shopping mall refuge, a place to enjoy a fewbeers. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. Handicap access. 203-0404

This is a new outpost of a venerated Chicagoclassic. BBQ ribs and aged steaks are the specialty. The ribs are properlysmoked and the meat sticks to the bone. The steaks are succulent, though redmeat is not the only thing worth ordering. Grilled salmon is a fine choice andthe roasted Greek chicken qualifies as inexpensive. And do try the big crabcake that is loaded with meat, not binder. Lunch is served daily. (J.B.) $$. CC.RS. FB. V. Handicap access. 223-3311

2137 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, 262-522-3210

Founded in Hayward, Wisconsin, it’s not surprising that thedécor is where knotty pine and Leinenkugels meet. The specialty is BBQ and FamousDave’s is now found in many states. The food is served with sauce alreadyapplied the BBQ chicken is especially good. This is true Northwoods fun. Haveanother rib. (J.B.) $. CC. FB.

Puddle Jumpers is a casual spot near theairport with new owners and a new menu. Chicken, pulled pork, ribs and beefbrisket are among the smoked meats served here. Order at the counter and thefood will be delivered to your table. Of note are the sauces, which includeeverything from sweet to tangy. Other choices include smoked brisket chili,tacos and a smoked Portobello sandwich. (J.B.) $. CC. NA. Handicap access.482-2271

Silver Spur TexasSmokehouse BBQ

13275 Watertown Plank Road

The setting is country charm in the heart of Elm Grove. Thewood smoker produces some fine BBQ. Everything from the beef brisket to the St.Louis ribs has a great wood-smoked flavor. The menu also features entréesalads, sandwiches and Tex-Mex entrées such as seafood tacos and chicken-friedsteak. Modest prices and a comfortable setting make this a very popular spot.(J.B.) $. OD. FF. Handicap access. 262-821-1511

The tinySmoke Shack features wood-smoked hormone and anti-biotic free meats. Choicesinclude chicken, pork, beef brisket and sausage. The platters are served withor without sauce, but the baby ribs are fine without the sauce thanks to thewood-smoked flavor. The meats are also served in sandwiches and there are twovegetarian sandwiches. Start with candied bacon or a fine roasted poblano cornchowder and finish with pecan pie with whiskey ice cream. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. OD.FB. GF. Handicap access. 431-1119

Speed Queen is a longtime Milwaukee institution. Variousbeef, pork and turkey cuts come in sandwiches and full dinners, all with sidesof coleslaw to cool off the tanginess (even the mild sauce packs a littlewallop). For light eaters, portions are often hearty enough to suffice for twomeals. Fried fish, baked beans and a few pie varieties are among the otheroptions. (J.L.R.) $-$. Cash Only. NA. 265-2900

Rodizio replaces Sabor as the Milwaukee area’s onlyBrazilian churrascaria. The setting remains luxurious with spacious diningareas. The full dining experience begins with delicious cheese bread and amassive salad bar that also includes a few hot items. Then servers dressed asgauchos bring skewers of assorted grilled meats to be carved at the tables. Youwill find pork, sausage, beef and poultry among the many options. Bring yourappetite as the fixed price is all-you-can-eat. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. FB. V. LB.Handicap access. 431-3106

It’s not exactly a tea-and-scones, steak-and-kidney piekind of place, but there are touches of England among the tap beers, on themenu and in the decor. It’s a favorite downtown lunch spot for burgers andother American staples, and a great place to sit by the Milwaukee River during thewarm season. (D.L.) CC. RS. OD. FF. FB. Handicap access. 272-3199

Founded in 2011, this British-style puboffers both English and American cuisine. Scotch eggs, traditional poutine andWelsh rarebit are on the starter menu, and entrées include English fish andchips, a half-pound burger and three types of pies (shepherd’s, cottage andgarden). Sports fans, you’ll appreciate the constant soccer, football andbaseball coverage on Three Lion’s giant projection screen and four flat-screenHDTVs. $-$$. CC. FB. 763-6992

6969 N. Port WashingtonRoad, 540-0400

“Comfort food with ahealthy twist” is the motto at Dr. Dawg located in Glendale Market. Thisfast-food gourmet sandwich restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, goesout of its way to be inventive. In addition to authentic Chicago-style hotdogs, they carry char-grilled burgers, duck sausage, Italian sausage, veggiesausage, Mexican tamales, Vienna beef franks, hand-cut skin-on fries and more.However, the major twist at Dr. Dawg is that their prime-grade meats are fresh,with no hormones, antibiotics, preservatives or trans fats included. (D.S.) $.CC. OD. Handicap access.

Jake’s occupies the site of Haute Taco. Burgers now rulethe joint but are not limited to beef. Try the tuna Nicoise, crispy cod or portabellamushroom burgers. The house specialty combines short ribs, brisket and sirloin.Burger making is taken seriously here. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. RS. Handicap access.262-781-1110

The cozy diner is known for its burgers and real ice creammalts and milkshakes. The burgers are big, made from lean beef ground daily onsite. The only other sandwich options are a Reuben, grilled cheese and BLT.Mazos is a longtime Milwaukee favorite, operating from its present locationsince 1948. (J.B.) $. CC. 671-2118

1900 W. St. Paul Ave., 931-1919

1601 W. Wells St., 933-1601 (Marquette location)

Sobelman’s serves some of the best burgers in town, atleast in part on account of a good bakery. The one-third pounder, cooked on theopen grill behind the bar, is a fine accessory for a beer, a shot or even acocktail. The original Sobelman’s is a great place to get lost on the way toPotawatomi. The newer venue is popular with Marquette students. (D.L.) $. CC.FF. FB. OD.

4629 N. Port Washington Road

There are a few local spots that are famed for theirhamburgers. One of the oldest is Solly’s Grille, in business since 1936. Theinterior is a classic lunch counter in the shape of a double horseshoe. Theburgers are 100% sirloin, but that is not the only key to a Solly’s burger.They are prepared with a lot of butter. Try the Super Solly, which is a bitbigger with a 1/3 lb. patty. These burgers have a buttery richness that PaulaDeen would surely love. (J.B.) $. CC. FF. Handicap access. 332-8808

Stack’d bills itself as a burger bar but the feel is morelike a lounge in a setting of rustbelt chic. Burgers are the specialty. Adecent mac ’n’ cheese is another option. Some appetizers arrive in tall stacks,like the loaded potatoes and the great thick-cut onion rings. This is a nicesetting for a glass of wine or one of the well-chosen beers. Plus there aremilkshakes. Try a chocolate truffle alcohol-free or spiked. Prices aremoderate. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. GF. FB. Handicap access. 273-7800

Maxie’s offers Southern food and hospitality. While much isLouisiana in inspiration starting with gumbo, jambalaya and po’ boy sandwiches,there is Carolina pulled pork and shrimp with grits. Check out the freshseafood and oysters on the half shell. Save room for the peach pie. (J.B.)$-$$. CC. RS. FB. FF. Handicap access. 292-3969

This unassuming place is a mecca for those in search ofauthentic Jamaican fare. The jerk is a work of art with the flavors of allspiceand a hint of scotch bonnet pepper. You will find curry goat, oxtails and maybeeven cow foot along with curried chicken and shrimp. Call ahead to have thefish prepared to order. The décor is nothing fancy but comfortable, and the baris amply stocked with Red Stripe beer. (J.B.) $-$. CC. Handicap access.461-8203

The Painted Parrot combines the flavors of Jamaica with afew Cajun and Mexican touches. The setting is casual and colorful with muralsof Jamaican musicians. The nachos are a huge serving and the gumbo good enough.Try the jammin’ chicken or pork in a mildly spicy Jamaican jerk sauce. This ismany miles from the islands but a fun place with hints of the Caribbean. (J.B.)$. CC. FF. RS. 257-1012

China Gourmet is known for its fine menu and superb weekdaylunch and weekend dinner buffets. The menu offers unique items, particularly aspicy escargot appetizer and many regional Chinese dishes, the priciest beingprepared with Maine lobster. Mu shu crepes are a house specialty, vegetarianswill fare well and the duck here is excellent. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. Handicapaccess. 272-1688

For more than 50 years the Chinese Pagoda has been servingup solid Cantonese fare. Bright green booths and dark paneled walls are whatyou'd expect to see in such a long-standing, traditional operation. A full menuis available, but the lunch or dinner buffet is popular with the clientele andone of the best deals in town. The broccoli and beef, peanut pork and freshcrispy Canton fried chicken are standouts. Service is pleasant and attentive.(S.H.G.) $-$. CC: VS, MC, AmEx. FB. FF. RS. Handicap access. 774-8400

Dark and outdated, East Garden’s dining room is a bit of anafterthought since so many patrons of this Shorewood institution opt fordelivery or takeout, though those who do dine in will be greeted by fast,friendly service. Whether you eat it there or take it to go, the food isfresher and less greasy than most American-Chinese restaurants, and the menuhides some truly unexpected vegetarian options, including a meaty,sesame-chicken-styled tofu dish like little else found at other area Chineserestaurants. (E.R.) $. CC. RS. FB. 962-7460

A perennial favorite in ShepherdExpress readers’ polls, Emperor of China has been a standout since the dayit opened. The interior resembles an Oriental Deco grotto with textured walls,low ceiling and an elegant arrangement of Oriental artifacts. Soft Chinesemusic plays in the background. Service is prompt and friendly and the food isfreshened with good ingredients. Portions are generous and modestly priced.(D.L.) $. CC. RS. FB. Handicap access. 271-8889

If your idea of Chinese food is chicken chop suey andsesame chicken, ask for the standard menu. Otherwise, ask for the authenticChinese menu, where you’ll find spicy shrimp, crispy skin chicken and even duckfeet with Chinese mushrooms. The newer Hales Corners location has the nicersetting, but both have excellent food. Fortune is popular with the localChinese community for good reason. (J.B.) $-$. CC.

The regular menu looks like any other Chinese carryoutplace, but the prices are a bit lower than usual and many of the entrées can bepurchased as half-orders. What’s special is the other menu of regional Chinesefare uncompromised for American tastes. (J.B.) $-$. NA. 906-8888

207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 101

A busy Downtown spot for carry-outs and sit-down lunches,Jing’s features a Chinese-American buffet with few surprises in its selectionof pork-fried rice, egg drop soup and crab Rangoon—think Oriental comfort food.The flavors are distinct and ordering from the menu has gained in popularity.The setting is distinct, modern and elegant, with an exposed brick outer walland pastel plaster minimally adorned with framed calligraphy. Jing’s also has a“Special Menu” with authentic Shanghai fare. (D.L.) $. CC. LB. Handicapaccess. 271-7788

Are you torn between an order of kung pao shrimp andCalifornia roll? Then Luck Liu’s is the place for you. The menu is halfJapanese and half Chinese. They also offer delivery of the entire menu. Havethat fire dragon maki roll at home. The Japanese side is mainly sushi andsashimi, no tempura or teriyaki dishes. The Chinese is more extensive with afine vegetarian ma po tofu and bacon pan-fried shrimp made with a skillful darksauce. Prices are on the low end, especially for lunch. Everything is preparedto order. (J.B.) $-$ CC. Handicap access. 223-1699

11120 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield

Peony is the area’s sole choice for a proper dim sum menu.The steamed dumplings and shrimp are delicious, as are the small crepes wrappedaround roasted duck meat. Conges are rice gruel soups with a variety ofingredients. The menu ranges from duck spring rolls to chicken feet and spicedtripe. There also is an extensive regional Chinese menu but the dim sum makesPeony truly unique. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. FB. Handicap access. 443-6455

2500 N. Mayfair Road (Mayfair Mall)

Though a national chain, the Chinese food here is quiteacceptable. Regional favorites include Peking dumplings, Mongolian beef andSzechuan long beans. Start with chicken in lettuce wraps and finish with abanana spring roll. More malls should have restaurants this good. (J.B.) $.CC. FB. Handicap access. 607-1029

William Ho’s serves quintessential American-Chinese food:greasy, salty and overcooked. That’s not a novel niche, but this longstandingShorewood restaurant stands out for its specialties: a bargain lunch buffet,inspired vegetarian options (which include orange-chicken-style tofu and a tofucasserole) and particularly its seafood menu. Fresh lobster and crab are servedsteamed or stir-fried, and at generous prices, and the shrimp is plump and wellprepared. Even with its colorful, Chinese decorations, William Ho’s dining roomis a little dark and dusty, so many regulars opt for takeout or delivery.(E.R.) $. CC. LB. RS. FB. 963-9781

COFFEE HOUSES AND BAKERIES

Cozy and adorable, this bakery and deli,ensconced in Milwaukee’s Walnut Hill neighborhood specializes in handmadeartisan breads. In addition to pastries, bagels and baked goods, the dailychanging menu features healthy, fresh organic breakfasts and lunches. On themenu, you’ll see a lot of words like: couscous, tabouleh and quinoa included inthe descriptions of the sandwiches, salads, soups and entrées. As you might’veguessed, it is very vegetarian and vegan friendly. (D.S.) $. CC. 934-0587

2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View Café, 489-0765

224 W. Bruce Street, Walker’s Point Roastery, 276-8081

Big sunny windows bring light into the cleanly designedinterior of this coffeemaker-cum-coffee shop. A wide variety of tea is also ontap along with bagels and other bakery. The low hum of the coffee grindersdoesn’t disturb the relaxed conversational ambience. (D.L.) $. CC.Handicap access.

189 N. Milwaukee St., 273-5620

3815 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield, 262-781-4521

Coffee of all kinds, tea and cider, bakery and sundaes,sandwiches and salads: Bella Caffe has many of the usual coffee house flavors.It’s also one of Milwaukee’s most attractive coffee shops. Bella’s high-fashiontables, chairs and comfortable seating areas, and its futuristic lightingfixtures, are retro futurism at its finest. A gem of urban design. (D.L.) $.CC.

When the delightful Highland Park Pies and Café becameBirdie’s Café, thankfully little was changed. Birdie’s exudes charm with slatefloors and a few other hideaways amid a cozy clutter of bric-a-brac. Breakfastand lunch are served all day and include modestly priced bakery and egg dishes,creative sandwiches and appealing salads. (J.B.) $-$. CC. OD. 933-9303

The scruffy bohemian pub recalls a European café, despitethe fairly serious pool hall in the back. Across from the bar hang framedcaricatures of Milwaukee business pioneers, from Gustav Pabst to CharlesPfister. There’s no cover charge for live alt-country, gypsy jazz andbluegrass. Bremen Café serves a menu of hot and cold sandwiches with manyunusual touches, vegetarian options, plus a good selection of Wisconsin craftbeers. (K.L.) $. CC. FB. OD. 431-1932

This Historic Brady Street attraction’s bright purplefaçade is hard to miss. The interior—also vibrant, furnished with comfortablerecycled chairs and festooned with tinsel, stained glass, beads and localartists’ work—is hardly less eye-catching. As for the menu, expect hearty,healthy fare including sandwiches, wraps, burritos, flatbread pizza, soups andsalads. The coffee run-down is respectable, with tasty seasonal selections. Hipand centrally located, Brewed Café is the perfect place to study, socialize orsimply take in the appetizing sights and smells. (S.M.) $. CC: VS, MC. OD.276-2739

Caribou is true to its name. The design of the Midwestchain suggests rustic ski lodge, complete with wood floors, stone fireplacesand slanted beam ceilings. The small assortment of bakery and beverages hasrecently been augmented by “daybreaker” burgers. Good strong coffee and ahospitable atmosphere for conversation or searching the Net is still the mainreason for coming. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. 777-0280

2205 E. Capitol Drive, 962-0100

8700 W. Watertown Plank Road, 479-0479

City Market’s three locations are bustling places hummingwith conversation. The coffee/sandwich shops serve Stone Creek along with avariety of tastefully composed breakfast and lunch specials, salads and pastadishes. An array of delectable baked goods and desserts are on display. (J.B.)$. CC. NA. Handicap access.

2211 N. Prospect Ave., 273-3753

1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, 223-4551

777 E. Wisconsin Ave. (U.S. Bank), 225-8970

5735 N. Bayshore Drive (Bayshore Town Center), 967-5754

2999 N. Humboldt Blvd., 292-3320

1211 Washington St., Grafton, 262-377-5183

9125 W. North Ave., Suite 101, 259-7948

2301 S.Kinnickinnic, 744-6117

Formerly known as Alterra, Colectivo has become a localempire rivaling Starbucks in our area. Their brands of coffee are sold in storesand served in restaurants with success following wherever they open an outlet.Serving coffees, smoothies and signature drinks, Colectivo’srustic-meets-industrial interiors make it a perfect place to curl up with apaper or a laptop. A mix of herbal teas completes Colectivo’s drink listbakery and sandwiches are served. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. Handicap access.

The crankyin Cranky Al’s doesn’t refer to the customers that find the place closed duringnormal business hours—not only is Al shut down on Monday it’s closed fromnoon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday—but to the “hand-cranked” donuts that are thecoffeehouse’s signature. The donuts have a deliciously lighter texture than thefactory-produced competition and they aren’t the only good thing on the menu ofbakery, sandwiches and salads. Wednesday-Saturday from 4-8 p.m., Al cranks outhomemade pizza with an array of toppings—everything from pineapple toanchovies. (D.L.) $-$. 258-5282

For hellacious menu spice, try the homemade vegan chili, ormaybe the Garden of Eatin’ sandwich slathered with jalapeno cream cheese. Thebottom line and the starting line here is motorcycle racing. Trippy motorcyclecartoons adorn the booth seats. The ‘zines on the rack range from Maximum Rock 'n’ Roll to Classic Bike and dirt bike racing photoscover the walls. Here’s where Harley culture comes to chill with its hippiehangovers. (K.L.) $. CC. Handicap access. 374-3835

Brightly decorated and inviting, this decidedly retrocoffee shop in the Bay View neighborhood serves up hefty sandwiches in additionto organic, fair-trade coffee drinks, malts and baked goods. Vegetarians areparticularly well served by a menu that offers veggie chili, a falafel pita, agarden burger and several other cheese and vegetable sandwiches (including ahumus pita and a provolone muffaletta with olive pepper salad). Breakfastoptions, such as omelets, eggs benedict and a loaded breakfast burrito, areserved until noon on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. (E.R.) $. Cash Only. SB.OD. 486-0504

Java Train is a comfortable community hangout as well as acoffee and sandwich shop. The home cooking is reason to drive a little out ofyour way, especially the delicious daily soup specials and sandwiches like theones mom made. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. 262-781-9555

15040 W. Greenfield Ave., 262-641-0550

3200 Golf Road, Delafield, 262-646-5510

W176 N9340 Rivercrest Drive, Menomonee Falls, 262-251-8559

690 Westfield Way, Suite K, Pewaukee, 262-691-7777

1300 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, 262-834-9999

2095 N. Calhoun Road, Suite 1, 262-641-9999

2500 N. Mayfair Road (Mayfair Mall), 831-7777

5595 N. Port Washington Road, 962-4775

7840 W. Layton Ave., 281-9999

8907 S. Howell Ave., 764-8699

Panera Bread is a sophisticated blend of high-quality foodand service, and trendy but casual ambiance. Together, the bakery and caféoffer a wide selection of pastries, bagels and coffee, as well as flavorfulsoups, salads and panini. The artistically arranged portions are filling, butreasonable. Choose the “You Pick 2” deal to customize a full meal. Beveragesinclude refreshing lemonade and smoothies that perfectly complement the spicierdishes. Varied seating is available within this cheery, earth-tonedestablishment, and the friendly staff and diverse clientele make Panera all themore inviting. (S.M.) $. CC. OD. Handicap access.

Rochambo Coffee &Tea House

With its Euro-bohemian atmosphere and unique collection ofart posters from the 1960s and ’70s, Rochambo’s ambiance stands out among localcoffee shops. Wine and a small sandwich menu round out the list of coffee andtea. (D.L.) $. CC. 291-0095

The vivid exterior offers little clue of what’s inside. Theinterior has the classic feel of an early 20th century bakery, with tilefloors, marble counters and wooden ceiling. The front window includes a displayof European-style bread baked on site. The bakery also serves as a café andoffers locally roasted Anodyne coffee. Choose from croissants, scones or acookie for a snack. (J.B.) $. 502-7323

Thefamily-owned Sherman Perk is a neighborly café known for coffee and community.They serve Colectivo coffee, Rishi tea and specialty smoothies, as well asbakery, breakfast sandwiches and even personal pizzas. And they often have livemusic and activities such as their new comedy hour. The patio is great place tomeet new people and the shop even hosts parties and events. (D.S.) $. CC. OD. 875-7375

601 E. Silver Spring Drive, 332-2285

4106 N. Oakland Ave., 964-1608

8340 W. Bluemound Road, 443-1302

275 W. Wisconsin Ave (Grand Avenue Skywalk), 298-9965

2266 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 481-4215

2744 HillsideDrive, Delafield, 262-646-2241

6969 N. Port Washington Road, 228-8699

1043 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, 262-569-7375

158 S. Barclay St. (Radio Milwaukee), 270-0028

One ofseveral area locations, Stone Creek’s recently remodeled Factory Store isperfect for a studious nosh or coffee with friends. This spacious Cream Citybrick establishment boasts two levels, a fireplace and a rentable conferenceroom. Approximately 20 blend and single-origin coffees are available. TheMilwaukee Blend is a smooth standard with great body. A respectable array of baristadrinks and Rishi teas are offered and available snackage includes freshly madepastries, yogurt and fruit. (S.M.) $. CC. NA.Handicap access.

2699 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 483-2233

Sven’s has done Herculean work to make the interiorresemble an Amsterdam cafe, complete with long benches, wooden furniture and anook with fireplace. Along with an array of tea and coffee drinks, andscrumptious bakery, Sven’s offers a hearty sandwich-salad menu with suchEuro-inspired options as the Bastille (turkey sandwich), the Autobahn (ham),the Parthenon (Greek salad) and the Coliseum (Caesar). Opens early for breakfast. (D.L.) $. CC.

The National is a neighborhood café for breakfast andlunch. The menu is friendly to vegetarians. Breakfast options include a veganburrito and omelets made from organic eggs. Be sure to try a side of rosemarybreakfast potatoes. Lunch offers a variety of sandwiches. The black beansandwich is amped up with chipotle peppers, and the Trempealeau walnut burgeris free of meat. Carnivores need not worry, though: items such as pork bellyand an Asian tuna sandwich are also available. The National, open Tuesday-Sunday,7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., is a pleasant place in which torelax and enjoy a good cup of coffee. (J.B.) $. CC. 431-6551

Bacchus is an expensive place that has it all: a settingoverlooking Lake Park, a spacious luxurious interior, an innovativecontemporary American menu and fine service to match. The small touches, likeflatware being replaced at every course, justify the expense. Dinner entréesinclude a selection of steaks, other meats and seafood. This is a very worthyrestaurant in a setting it deserves. (J.B.) $$. CC. FB. RS. Handicap access.765-1166

The preferred beverage at Balzac is wine, although the beerlist is also extensive. The experience is enhanced with international smallplates, flatbread pizzas and cheese plates. The wine list is thicker than themenu. Coq au vin chicken wings and lamb kebabs are among the many delights. Theoutdoor tables are a quiet refuge in summertime. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. LT. OD.Handicap access. 755-0099

Although the Eggserves only breakfast and lunch, some of the breakfast items are served at alltimes and the full bar is always open. Morning options include a range ofomelets, benedicts, pancakes and French toast. The lunch menu adds soups,salads, sandwiches and entrées with a focus on good ingredients and generousportions. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. SB. OD. Handicapaccess. 299-3180

Milwaukeeans who love restaurants with craftcocktails and beer along with locally sourced food have had much to cheer aboutthis past year. Open since June 2013, Blue Jacket is prominent among this newclass of restaurants. Small plate dining, artesian planks and commitment tousing local products make Blue Jacket very of the moment. (S.H.G) $-$$. FB. OD.RS. Handicap access. 312-7098

A white linen establishment with a popular and trendy bar,the menu focuses on seafood along with a few steaks. Many items have touches ofKey West. Grouper, though pricey, is always impeccably fresh. Try the Marylandcrab cake. Pistachio-crusted scallops also are the stuff of dreams. There is athoughtful wine list with 90-some choices. (J.B.) $$. CC. OD. Handicap access.727-7975

Braise combines a cooking school with a restaurant. Thechef/owner, active in the locally sourced ingredient movement, has put togethera frequently changing menu with exceptional results. The restaurant has arustic front bar and a dining room dominated with two communal tablesconstructed from the wood of bowling alleys formerly housed in the building. Menuchanges daily due to the availability of the freshest ingredients. (J.B.)$-$$. CC. FB. Handicap access. 212-8843

Buckley’s Restaurantand Bar

The cozy place has lots of style.The atmosphere is a little pub-like, but the menu shows otherwise, withVietnamese banh mi keeping company with corned beef. Dinner offers a fine wildboar pasta, scallops in XO sauce and a lobster roll for lighter appetites. (J.B.)$-$$. CC. FF. FB. Handicap access. 277-1111

The former Palms Bistro has a new name and anew look. The interior is cozy and pub-like with an inviting bar. Lunches offermainly sandwiches and mac ’n’ cheese. Stop in for a different experience atdinner, with wild boar ribs for an appetizer, almond-crusted walleye, venisonchops and a lobster mac for entrées. Imagination with Midwest ingredients arethe rules here. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD. RS. Handicap access. 298-3000

Localsourced ingredients are taken very seriously here. An entire menu page liststhe sources of ingredients for this kitchen. While vegetables play a major rolehere, the meats are as diverse, ranging from beef, veal, lamb, pheasant, troutand salmon as entrées and pork belly and even foie gras as an appetizer. Thesetting is casual and the service warm. Prices are at the upper end of thespectrum but everything is of top quality. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. Handicappedaccess. 431-9271

1505 W. Mequon Road, Mequon (behind BMO Harris Bank)

Serving only breakfast and lunch, the café is a pleasantplace to enjoy light fare. Breakfasts centers around omelets, French toast,baked goods and a quiche of the day. Lunches offer salads and sandwiches plus afew entrees. The salad ingredients are always very fresh and the daily soupsall are very well prepared. Salads include a parmesan portabella and balsamicchicken. Try the Monterey tuna melt or a jumbo half-pound Angus burger. Serviceis efficient and pleasant making. (J.B.) $-$. CC. SB. Handicap access. 262-241-7076

The rooftop deck is a prime spot for watching theactivities of Milwaukee’s Third Ward. The menu, not surprisingly, has a fewDutch and Belgian items. Bitterballen are Dutch meatballs served with curryketchup and the Belgian mussels are prepared five ways. The star item is thefrites, which are thin and crisp, served with more than a dozen sauces. Opt forthe roasted garlic aioli, which never disappoints. The rest of the menu wandersaround casual fare with a sound selection of burgers, sandwiches and a few entrées.The list of Belgian and Belgian-inspired beers is exceptional. (J.B.) $. FB.OD. SB. LT. CC. Handicap access. 501-2500

Where are the tables with the city’s best view? A contenderis Café Calatrava in the Milwaukee Art Museum. The café is located under themain entry hall and has sleek slanting windows overlooking Lake Michigan. Themenu is contemporary, changes frequently and is themed to current exhibitions.The café is only open for lunch and Sunday brunch. (J.B.) $. SB. Handicapaccess. 224-3831

2608 N. Downer Ave., 963-6366

The Café Hollander offers casual European fare in a settingto match. The menu focuses on things Dutch and Belgian. Think heaping bowls ofsteamed mussels and fries with a side of mayonnaise. Dining is on two levelsthe large bar has a distinguished menu of Belgian beers. Though the split peasoup is very Dutch the menu has considerable diversity, adding burgers, pastasand a daily fish fry to this Low Country mixture. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD.LT. SB. Handicap access.

The menu is largely gluten free and the majorfood groups are covered, with red meat, chicken, fish and vegetables allrepresented. Breakfast is built around an array of attractively served omeletsand their oatmeal is made with Wisconsin-grown oats and comes with goldenraisins. Lunch and dinner are drawn from a menu of light and tasty selections,among them being healthy salads and many sandwiches and wraps. Try thegrass-fed burger on an egg bun, the Reuben with slow-roasted corn beef andhouse made dressing, or the pulled pork with house made barbeque sauce. Forheavier appetites, the menu includes a short list of entrées served after 5p.m. (D.L.) OD. FB. SB. GF. 727-0860

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

15 S.Moorland Road (Brookfield Square Mall)

Enteredfrom the Brookfield Square parking lot, Cooper’s Hawk is both a compact wineshop and an expansive restaurant whose interior suggests a winery in the SanFernando Valley. The menu hits all major food groups, with burgers andsandwiches, soups and salads and entrées of chicken, fish and beef.Contemporary touches, such as garlic mayo and braised tuna tacos, abound.Service is friendly and efficient at this local venue of a growing nationalchain. Wine, of course, is the recommended beverage. (D.L.) $-$$. CC. OD. RS.Handicap access. 262-785-9463

Located inside a former Walker’s Point tavern—soundfamiliar? Crazy Water was the pioneer. Cooking occurs behind the bar and it’senjoyable to watch the chefs whip up their American fusion magic. The menufollows trends with the mandatory kale salad, flat iron steak and diverscallops. The signature “crazy” shrimp adds a bit of spice to the menu. CrazyHorse remains a gem. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. RS. 645-2606

The façade is Victorian brownstone the interior is trendy.Fresh flowers adorn every table and the crowd is well dressed. So why iseverybody eating burgers and pork-chop sandwiches with their martinis? Try oneand you’ll know why. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. FF. LT. Handicap access. 765-0615

Envoy is the jewel of the renovated Ambassador Hotel. Thelobby is an Art Deco masterpiece and the dining room illuminated by massivechandeliers. As this is a hotel restaurant, the menu tends toward caution, butsangria glazed shrimp and Jamaican jerk scallops add some fun to the mix. It’sa memorable dining experience. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. RS. SB. FF. Handicapaccess. 345-5015

The plates range from small to large. Start with tunatartare, calamari or mushroom risotto lollipops and move on to black truffleflatbread, chicken saltimbocca or something spicy like jalapeno and parmesanpork chops. The Firefly is a great setting for a relaxing evening. (J.B.)$-$$. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 431-1444

Although the bar dominates the dining room, this is verymuch a restaurant. Harry’s takes an international approach in its menu withbits of the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia. They also make some verydecent all-American burgers. Light eaters will find a number of salads. Eveningsoffer entrées that are more substantial with beef, chicken, seafood and pastaoptions. The outdoor terrace is a fine spot for Sunday brunch. Sip a mimosa andsavor the eggs benedict. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. FB. FF. LT. SB. OD. Handicapaccess. 964-6800

1340 W. Towne Square Road, Mequon

Chic and modern,this inviting restaurant is known for its seasonally updated menu ofcontemporary bistro cuisine. With dishes from light to heavy, and from variedregions (American, Mediterranean, Pan Asian), the menu consists of appetizers,sandwiches, seafood, entrees, fish fry’s, steaks, pastas, salads, desserts andmore. Their innovative dishes carry over to a daily happy hour from 4-6, and abrunch, featuring items like Caprese benedict, and chai French toast. Theirentertaining mixologists are known for creating inventive drinks. (D.S.) $-$.CC. RS, OD, FB, FF. Handicap Accessible. 262-241-9589

Alike in originality, contrasting in atmosphere, the conjoinedpubs offer affordable high-quality comfort food daily untilmidnight. Classic and innovative craft cocktails made with freshingredients and a good selection of beers are served in both rooms. The low-keyelegance of the architecturally stunning Lounge facilitates conversation, andthe handmade conservationist décor of The Garage is a pleasant conversationtopic. Every demographic is welcome at this popular Brady Street landmark withoccasional live jazz and The Garage’s big screen TV. (J.S.) $. CC. FB. FF. OD.SB. LT. 220.8090

Hinterland ErieStreet Gastropub

Hinterland set the standards for a “gastropub” when itfirst opened: have a bar or two, keep things casual and above all, payattention to the menu. Hinterland keeps up with current trends with srirachasmoked peanuts (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. Handicap access. 727-9300

INdustri is all about affordable casual fare in a cool RustBelt retro setting with a world menu. The half-pound burgers are solidly rootedin the Midwest. Venture south for chorizo duck paired with European gnocchi.The priciest dishes are the lamb lollipops and Cajun gumbo, but everything elseis under $20 (J.B.) $. CC. FB. GF. SB. FF. Handicap access. 224-7777

Juniper61 has a casual contemporary setting and fare tomatch. Start with tempura green beans and move on to salads or a meatball bàhnmi with Asian slaw. Heartier appetites will find entrees like saffron scallops orsteer tenderloin. The menu isn’t large but it is thoughtful. Every neighborhoodshould have a restaurant like this. (J.B.) $. CC. SB. Handicap access.727-6161

With its décor of serene, uncluttered décor, [email protected] is thestar of the InterContinental Hotel. The menu wanders from homey fair to trendyitems, such as the seared scallop and pork belly duo, rosemary polenta cake anda grilled veal skirt steak salad. Remember the classic Big Boy double-deckerburger? It’s on the menu. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. Handicap access. 291-4793

The floors and metal-edged tables are retro dinette but thecolors are bright and contemporary, with rich burnished gold, ruby red andazure blue. Sinuous wood partitions provide privacy for diners. The menuincludes sumptuous appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrées. The bar is wellstocked and martini friendly. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD. 272-0011

La Merenda features over 25 tapas a few are Spanish butmore are Asian, South American and Mediterranean. Where else can you combinelobster and crab arancini with lumpia Shanghai and Argentine style beef? Thebeer list is good and the wines are moderate in price with several choicesunder $20 per bottle. Portions might be small—order at least two per person—butthe quality is excellent and nothing is priced over $10. (J.B.) $-$. CC.FB. RS. Handicap access. 389-0125

2261 and 2265 S. Howell Ave.

Lulu boasts a newer bar on one side and the original dineron the other. The newer section features potted plants, hardwood floors andvintage armchairs. The menu is vegetarian friendly with appetizers, salads andsandwiches. Try a roasted Tuscan salad with a bit of fresh goat cheese. Meateaters will love the Half-Pound Heart Attack, a burger topped with Gorgonzola.Homemade potato chips or crunchy Asian slaw accompany sandwiches. Pies arehomemade. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. SB. Handicap access. 294-5858

Meritage has the style of a bistro and a focus on wine andcasual fare. This theme is not uncommon locally. What is uncommon is the quality.There are just eight or so entrees but they are chosen with care and the menuchanges seasonally. Owner-chef Jan Kelly was a 2012 James Beard Foundation BestChef of the Midwest semifinalist. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. 479-0620

Located in one of Milwaukee’s top hotels, Metro is openfrom breakfast to dinner. The décor has Art Deco touches and the menu is moreclassic than trendy, mixing roasted beet salad with seared duck breast, shortribs, sautéed walleye fillet and French onion soup. Prime rib is served onSaturday—a retro classic that seems scarce nowadays. The cool bar-lounge hasits own menu. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. RS. OD. GF. SB. FB. 272-1937

8649 N. Port Washington Road

The former North Shore Bistro has been slimmed down and themenu is on a diet. Splurge on the Maine lobster salad. While the new menufocuses on upscale burgers, other dishes, such as the risottos and grilledseafood, are superb. (J.B.) $. CC. RS. FB. FF. OD. 351-6100

The popularity of the new North Avenue Grillspeaks to the new owner’s ability to make delicious, high-quality comfort foodat wallet-friendly prices. The place is clean and cozy, with booths along onewall, a few tables with chairs up front, and a counter area for the classicdiner experience. In the warmer months, outdoor sidewalk seating is perfect tocatch a breeze or enjoy the vibe of bustling North Avenue. (S.H.G.) $-$. CC.No checks. OD. 453-7225

North StarAmerican Bistro

4518 N. Oakland Ave., 964-4663

19115 W. Capitol Drive, Suite 100, 262-754-1515

Both locations offer casual comfort with a menu that is asup-to-the-minute as the décor. Selections range from small plates, like themandatory crab cakes and calamari, to entrées such as beef short ribs and steakau poivre. There are also less expensive items like gourmet burgers, pizzas andsalads. The occasional updates keep the menu fresh. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. SB. FF.FB. Handicap access.

Oakcrest is half bar, half restaurant. The warm tones ofwood and a stone fireplace add a cozy, inviting feel. The menu adds to thecasual theme with sandwiches, entrée-sized salads, appetizers and aninteresting group of entrees including shrimp risotto, fish tacos and a greathangar steak topped with chimichurri, a condiment of parsley, herbs and oliveoil. (J.B.) $. CC. SB. FF. Handicap access. 967-0222

Odd Duckoffers hints of Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean in it’s the daily changingmenu. The Duck offers small plates with a few larger ones for dinner. Therealso is a selection of local charcuterie and cheeses. For the lightest ofappetites, try a sample of the house-made dilly beans or even a pickled egg.The menu of the day might offer spring pea and tomato pistou stuffed endive,seared scallops and gouda-stuffed dates. Larger plates may include steamedmussels, pan-seared trout and beef short-rib bourguignon. Whatever is offeredwill be worth ordering. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. OD. RS. Handicap access.763-5881

2300 N. Pilgrim Square Drive, Brookfield

Local foods are the focus. This means that the meats andcheeses are from Wisconsin and summertime will feature the bounty of an onsitegarden. The interior has earthy tones and a fusion of country charm andurbanity. The bar is a relaxing spot for a craft beer, preferably fromWisconsin. The menu is organized into three price categories. Nearly half ofthe items fall into the lowest ($7-$12). A huge stuffed pepper and vegetablerisotto are among these. Braised short ribs are up a bracket ($13-$18) andworth every penny. This is a very popular place but even when the tables arefilled the kitchen keeps pace. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. GF. Handicap access. 262-784-7275

Prodigal Gastropub has embraced a style thatworks well in our city. Located in what was once an old warehouse, the space recallsMilwaukee's manufacturing roots. Choosing from the seasonally changing menuisn’t easy. Executive Chef Van Luu earned his chops in premier venues likeBacchus and Lake Park Bistro, so diners can expect top-notch locally-sourcedproduce and meats prepared in unexpected ways. (S.H.G.) $-$$. FB. 233-3030

Riverwest Filling Station

AtMilwaukee’s first “growler bar,” you can fill your carryout jug with one of 30different beers on tap until 9 p.m. But why leave? The dazzling interior is byFlux Design. There are good burgers along with Indonesia curry scallops,shitake-crusted ahi tuna and a decent tarragon Caesar salad. (J.B.) $. CC. FB.Handicap access. 906-9000

TheBartolotta group’s idea of a gastropub is a casual place that hints at Baroqueelegance. The beer list is stronger than the wine and the back bar has depth inwhiskeys. Evenings offer a fine list of Wisconsin cheeses and smoked meats. Theentrées merge comfort food with more ambitious fare. Try the soothing lambBolognese stew. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. RS. Handicap access. 292-0100

Sanford is in good hands after the long reign of Sanfordand Angie D’Amato. Owner-chef Justin Aprahamian was recently named a James Beardfinalist for Best Chef in the Midwest. Weekdays offer four- and seven-coursemenus that wander around the world—the chef’s tour. Otherwise, the main menustill has the grilled tuna with Cumin wafers that defined the early days ofSanford. Expect an exceptional experience. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. FB. 276-9608

This isthe Milwaukee outpost of a popular Lake Geneva café, open for breakfast andlunch. The menu offers mostly light and healthy fare, but does include ahalf-pound burger. Breakfast standards like buttermilk pancakes and noveltieslike spicy Korean pancakes are served. With lunch come sandwiches and a dreamysmoked trout salad with roasted beets and baby spinach. All ingredients arevery fresh. (J.B.) $-$. CC. RS. SB. NA. 262-348-3556

Swig’s front is open-air on warm days, with an intimate barand a dining room with warm wood tones. The menu offers sandwiches for lunch aswell as salads, entrees and “small plates,” the international version of tapas.Creativity is in bloom here. Look for the wild mushroom gnocchi and thelobster-stuffed poblano pepper, and try a side of garlic asparagus with grapetomatoes. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. OD. SB. RS. Handicap access. 431-7944

The Hotch Spot(formerly Hotch-A-Do)

The extensive brunch menu served on weekends from 9 a.m.-3p.m. includes traditional favorites plus unique creations, such as Hotch Hashand French toast made with zucchini bread. Over a dozen sandwiches are offeredwith many vegetarian options, along with homemade soups, pizza and dinnerentrees. Open at 5 p.m. on weekdays. (J.B.) $. CC. FF. Handicap access.727-2122

JoLinda Klopp, former head chef at the River Lane Inn, nowhas her own restaurant in a former corner tavern. The menu is not large but isinnovative. Start with ginger pork wontons or a salad of arugula with driedcherries and goat cheese. For entrées try the vegetarian sherry-braisedmushrooms with whiskey-glazed parsnips or a shrimp and mussel stew withandouille. (J.B.) $. CC. FF. RS for 5+. 837-5950

Trocadero is housed inside a gem of a Cream City brickcorner tavern. Later additions provide a glassed-in dining area and outdoorseating that is highly prized in summer. At one point the Trocadero menuwandered from the place’s French roots, but a new menu returns to form. Lookfor frites, mussels, a tuna Nicoise salad and scallops baked with brie. (J.B.)$. CC. OD. SB. LT. RS. 272-0205

Water Buffalo offers great river views as well as outdoorseating along the RiverWalk. The interior is dazzling with two levels, two barsand contemporary artwork. The menu is casual with appetizers, salads,sandwiches and entrées at moderate prices. Try seared ahi bites and rusticlasagna. Every table has a great view. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FF. OD. 431-1133

Perched on the hill where Roots once resided, Wolf Peachhas added a wood-fired oven for pizzas. The menu is rustic European with suchdelights as trout with celery root. The charred octopus is ever so tender. Thetradition of locally sourced ingredients is maintained and the kitchencontinues to provide surprises. The name? Wolf peach comes from an old Germanterm for tomato. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. RS. OD. SB. GF. Handicap access.374-8480

Cubanitas offers a bit of Latin-style elegance, conjuringleisure and a good cigar. And then there is the food—homey Cuban favorites suchas ropa vieja, shredded flank in a Creole sauce and pollo asado, roastedchicken with garlic and lime. Begin with an empanada or two and finish with aslice of key lime pie. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. OD. LT. V. 225-1760

4156 N. Oakland Ave., 332-7777

8683 N. Port Washington Road, 228-5130

When thinking of what to order at Benji’s, corned beef andpastrami instantly come to mind. Then again, so do the homemade chicken soupand cabbage borscht. For hungry appetites, there’s nothing like the chicken ina pot, a large bowl with a half-chicken, matzoh balls, noodles and vegetables.Benji’s has been in business for decades for a reason—quality. (J.B.) $-$. CC.NA.

275 W. Wisconsin Ave. (Grand Avenue Mall), 882-7090

5300 S 76th St. (Southridge Mall), 423-6750

Jake’s Deli is an old school Jewish delicatessen known forits corned beef, Reubens and pastrami. The meat is hand carved, cooked in itsown juices, piled high on pretzel rolls and embellished with zesty dressings.Jake’s also carries Polish sausage, hot dogs, matzo ball soup, potato salad,kraut and a few other items. This no-frills, always-busy joint has thatmid-20th century urban vibe. Jake’s closes early, serving mostly to the lunchcrowd. (D.S.) $. CC. NA. Handicap access.

The centerpiece of this independently owned grocery storeis its acclaimed Fulbeli Deli. Order at the counter from a menu of sandwichesfrom names taken from the solar system. Earth is bologna with American cheeseUranus is shaved corned beef and Swiss, and so on through the planets. (J.B.)$. CC. OD. 273-1273

Thisupscale deli updates its website and Facebook continually, keeping customersinformed on daily specials such as sandwiches, pizza, entrées, soups andsalads. They serve prepared sandwiches and foods of all nationalities, includingsushi, Reubens, lasagna and enchiladas. The large seating area includes an upstairs,where food is delivered via conveyor belt. (D.S.) $.CC. OD. NA. Handicap access. 220-9300

The Rochester Deli is a family business launched by ChefDan Strackbein, formerly executive chef of the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Briskbusiness expanded his takeout deli into a counter-service, sit-down operation.Sandwiches and salads are modestly priced but made with good ingredients. Thesoups and bakery are homemade. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. 262-522-9611

Set inside a small art deco hotel like aquaint keepsake in an antique locket, the Plaza Hotel Café serves a fresh,filling, inexpensive breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Sitat the original counter and enjoy the Grecian bas-reliefs of youth dancing tocymbals and pan pipes or bask in the sun at outdoor wrought iron tables in theenclosed patio garden. Relax to the sound of dishes andconversation, no music, no TV and a waitress who calls you “honey.” (J.S.) $.CC. OD. 272-0515

333 W. Brown Deer Road, 247-4994

2727 N. Mayfair Road, 453-6000

The menu travels across the globe with delicious ease.Omelets and skillet dishes with Greek and Mexican themes are on tap along withmore common but no less tempting items. Salads, sandwiches and soup round outthe lunch options, but breakfast, as the Pancake House name suggests, is acrowing achievement. (J.L.R.) $. FF.

Miss Katie’s is in the mold of a classic ’50s diner. Itopens for breakfast and makes a reliable omelet. Lunch and dinner offer moresubstantial fare. The blue plate specials include diner classics like meat loafand roast turkey. Dinner gets a bit more fancy with BBQ ribs and Siciliantenderloin. The thin-cut onion rings are always good. Save room for a milkshake or malt. (J.B.) FF. SB. RS. Handicap access. 344-0044

Jacques’ café is roomy with a sunny barroom and a series ofintimate dining rooms. The restaurant opens at 10 a.m.—a good time to samplethe crepes. The tables near the bar are the place for a glass of wine followedwith escargot or perhaps a charcuterie plate with pâté and prosciutto. Theonion soup is a classic topped with bubbling gruyere cheese. For dinner it ishard to go wrong with jumbo sea scallops or duck in orange sauce. (J.B.) $-$$CC. FB. SB. Handicap access. 672-1040

Milwaukee’s most authentic French menu is filled withstandards such as coq au vin, pomme frites, croque monsieur and a fine onionsoup. Sample appetizers with wine or try the locally produced Biere du garde, afine beer. Good food needn’t be painfully expensive. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. OD. FB.SB. RS. 291-2655

Chef Adam Siegel is a 2008 James Beard Best Chef in theMidwest award winner. The Bistro’s setting is in Lake Park and has unbeatableviews of Lake Michigan. The menu is all about France, ranging from foie gras tosteak and frites. The French wine list is exceptional. (J.B.) $$. CC. RS. FF.FB. SB. Handicap access. 962-6300

Le RêvePatisserie and Café

A patisserie and café of distinction, Le Rêve boastsdesserts that look like works of art. Expect French classics like steak aupoivre, bouillabaisse and steamed mussels. Daily specials include delicacieslike trout with almonds and lamb navarin. The bar is now full service with afull range of cocktails plus wine and beer. Open from breakfast through dinner.(J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. SB. Handicap access. 778-3333

The bistro isn’t large but has a fine, mostly French menu.Order some wine and begin with onion soup. Then perhaps for an entrée, try coqau vin, trout amandine or steak frites? The interior has charm with understatedGallic charm. The lunch and dinner menus do differ. Entrées are fewer at lunchbut considerably cheaper. The wine list is not large but is thoughtful. Ingeneral the prices seem about right. This is a charming restaurant in anunlikely setting. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. RS. 482-1446

Fred's FrozenCustard & Grill

The neighborhood drive-in is nearly extinct, fallen victimto fast food chains. A rare exception is Fred’s, located in Washington Heights.It’s a small place with standing room only. But there are reasons Fred’s hasbeen in business since 1967. Their roast beef sandwich is a specialty and theburgers are made of fresh beef. Save room for dessert in the form of Fred’sfrozen custard sundaes. Now open on Sundays. (J.B.) $. NA. 771-6270

Gilles is the pioneer of frozen custard, opening in 1938.There is also milk shakes, malts and floats all made the right way. The food istraditional for a custard stand: hot dogs and burgers. Stop by or check onlinefor their flavor of the day. (J.B.) $. NA. 453-4875

You might overlook Golden Gyros in West Allis as a greatplace to fix a custard craving. Don't! Their custard is some of the area’sbest. Daily offerings include a variety of shake and sundae flavors (includingbaklava) and chocolate and vanilla ice cream cones. They also feature adecadent flavor of the day, from tiramisu to Oreo cream to European chocolate truffle.Add Golden to your list of must-visit Wisconsin creameries. (H.Z.) $. Cashonly. 541-7580

7631 W. Layton Ave., 282-4312

5373 N. Port Washington Road, 961-3288

18880 W. Bluemound Road, 262-789-9490

Kopp’s means large burgers and plenty of frozen custardwith many weekly specials. The Layton Avenue location is the best, completewith an outdoor seating area shaded by pine trees and boasting a sculpturegarden—fast food meets a deluxe setting! Each venue in this locally-owned chainhas a unique, imaginative personality. (J.B.) $. NA. Handicap access.

Leon’s is the Milwaukee stereotype for “Happy Days.” Thebusiness began in 1942 and the current structure was built during the ’50s. Itis the real thing, not a Sonic fake. Come here for the frozen custard, madedaily. Otherwise, there are burgers (which are more like sloppy joes) or hot dogs.(J.B.) $. NA. 383-1784

Jack Pandl’sWhitefish Bay Inn

Pandl’s has served German and American fare since 1915. Inaddition to Wiener schnitzel, roast duck and beer roulade, the house specialtyis a massive German pancake. The dining rooms are filled with memorabilia fromWhitefish Bay’s long-gone resort days. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. SB. FF. FB. RS.964-3800

Milwaukee’s favorite German restaurant serves the expectedsauerbraten and schnitzels but also has a lighter menu for the calorieconscious. The interior abounds with Old World charm and is an instant trip toGermany. Try the goose shank, rarely found on local menus. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC.RS. FB. FF. 276-2720

Used to be a lot of Milwaukee restaurants looked likeKegel’s Inn. And at least in decor, not much has changed since the place openedin 1933, with its dark wood-and-stained glass gasthaus appearance. The menuoffers German and American favorites. The prices are reasonable. (D.L.) $-$.CC. FB. FF. 257-9999

1041 N. Old World Third St.

Dine under a splendid wrought iron chandelier near a suitof medieval armor. Drink German beer from a ceramic mug. This is the Mader’sexperience. At the menu’s heart are the German specialties that made Mader’sfamous, including sauerbraten, schnitzel and sausages made by neighboringUsinger’s. Dinner prices tend to be high. Lunch is a far better value and thequality is the same. (J.B.) $$-$$. CC. FB. FF. SB. RS. Handicap access.271-3377

Located in a rural village setting just minutes fromMilwaukee, Wegner’s decor focuses on auto racing. Friday is seafood night and apopular fish fry. Other nights, try the German menu with great schnitzels andpleasingly low prices. Reuben roll appetizers are the chef’s own creation. Alsotry the very tender Sicilian steak. (J.B.) $-$. CC. RS. OD. FF. FB. 425-9971

The Greek food is of remarkably high quality at remarkablylow prices. The egg-lemon soup has a pleasant light and tart broth, while thehandmade dolmades are a delight. Souvlaki are freshly grilled kebabs ofchicken, beef or tuna. Though there is no table service, this place stands outin a neighborhood of fine restaurants. Wine and beer are served. (J.B.) $. CC.OD. LT. Handicap access. 272-2233

The a la carte menu at Cosmo’s Café features a balance oftraditional Greek and American cuisine with a couple of international itemsrepresenting the flavors of other cultures. Breakfast is served all day, everyday. Lunch and dinner offerings include specialty burgers and sandwiches, soupsand salads, and several Greek appetizers that could also serve as vegetarianmeals, from spanakopita to saganaki (pan-seared sheep milk cheese) to flavorfulfalafel served with tahini sauce. (H.Z.) $. CC. FF. 257-2005

The taverna has been a center of Greek life for centuries.Dino’s elegantly updates the concept with its black-and-stainless steel bar andDoric-columned, just-below-street-level room. The wine list is long and thefood includes American sandwiches and tasty Greek specialties. (D.L.) $-$. CC.FB. OD. 221-1777

Formerly in Wauwatosa, Greek Village reopened inscaled-down format on the East Side, serving an array of fast and ready Greekfavorites—gyros, spinach pies, kabobs, veggie pitas and dolmades—along withAmerican staples. For a cross-cultural experience, try the Greek burger withfeta, oregano, tomato and black olives. (D.L.) $. CC. OD. 273-1888

Gyro Palace is well worth a visit, offering a surprisinglyextensive menu beyond gyros, including chicken shish-kebob marinated with oliveoil, garlic and oregano served atop a pita with onions and tomatoes, anddolmades, grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice topped with a mild lemon ricesauce. Your order is taken at the counter. Delivery is also available. (D.L.)$. CC. FF. Handicap access. 298-9622

You won’t leave Mykonos hungry. Even a humble chickenshish-kebob sandwich special comes with fries, soda, white bread and a littlesalad of tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and black olives. The Café opens at 7 a.m.for breakfast its lunch and dinner menu includes spinach pie, moussaka andpastitsio. The sunny, open atmosphere conveys the right impression. It’scounter service, but you’ll feel as if you’ve just grabbed a quick bite inAthens. (D.L.) $. CC. Handicap access. 224-6400

2867 N. Oakland Ave., 963-1393

One of Milwaukee’s favorite counter-service restaurantsoffers gyros and shish-kebob sandwiches, spinach pie, Greek salads and evenplain old cheeseburgers. The lamb shank features a large piece of tender,flavorful meat in a brown sauce, served with warm pita, black olives, feta andchoice of fries or salad. (D.L.) $. CC. LT.

The PeachTree exceeds expectations by serving affordableGreek and American cuisine in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. The mammothmenu features senior specials, lunch specials, dinner specials and weeklyspecials. Fortunately, the Greek side of the menu doesn’t begin and end withgyros, but offers traditional favorites including chicken shish-kabob,moussaka, pastichio and spanakopita. (E.P.) $-$. CC. FB. FF. Handicap access.262-787-2911

711 W. Historic Mitchell St.

You don’t go to Anmol for atmosphere. It’s tucked intoa small storefront and, since it’s Pakistani and not Indian, even the usualKama Sutra kitsch is absent from the walls. Although the ambience is austere,the food is excellent. The beef and lamb is halal, slaughtered according toMuslim tradition, and Amish farmers feed the chickens. The large-portioned entréesalso include fish and vegetarian options. Sit back and watch the soccer scoreson the Pakistani or Indian satellite channels beamed through the big TV and topoff your meal with creamy mango lassi. (D.L.) $-$. CC. NA.672-7878

The menu includes Indian standards such as chicken tikka,biryani and the usual fare from the tandoor oven. The grill also has a fewitems that make the menu distinctive. Start with a chaat platter (Indian barsnacks) and try regional fare including a fish curry as well as vindaloo. Thereare many choices for lamb and goat vegetarians will never feel disappointed.The setting is casual and comfortable and the use of spice is bold. (J.B.) $.CC. Handicap access. 271-8200

The setting is spare with white Formica tables and plasticforks and cutlery. But this all-vegetarian East Indian menu is filled with rareand unusual delights. Lemon rice, pakoras, pooris, utappam and malai kofta areall recommended. Also look for coconut raita and chutney. And there is a bakerycounter filled with an array of Indian sweets and snacks. (J.B.) $. CC. OD. NA.383-3553

Dera Pakistani Grill is one of the few places in the citythat emphasizes the Pakistani side of the wider Indo-Pakistani culinarytradition. The meat is all Zabina Halal, the Muslim equivalent of kosher. AnotherPakistani touch is the inclusion of beef and the exclusion of pork. Located ina strip mall a block away from one of Wisconsin's biggest mosques, Dera hostsan evening halal buffet beginning at sundown and runs until 11 p.m. during Ramadan.(J.L.R.) $-$. CC. LB. 744-2500

Maharaja has an extensive Indian menu starting with samosaand pakora appetizers, 16 types of flatbread, an array of curries and the usualmasala, vindaloo and moghlai. The lunch buffet is a Milwaukee favorite. (J.B.)$. CC. FB. RS. LB. 276-2250

Royal India’s specialties are from the clay tandoor oven,whether flatbreads or a sizzling platter of jumbo shrimp. Meats tend to be lamband chicken, and vegetarians will find the menu a pleasure. The levels ofspicing make the dishes accessible yet flavorful. When Royal India opened itwas one of Milwaukee’s best restaurants. That still holds true today. (J.B.)$-$. CC. FB. LB. Handicap access. 647-9600

Walk in and be surrounded by the aroma of Indian spices ina part of town better known for fast food. The menu has all the expectedstandards but manages to pack a few surprises, like the duck and lobsterdishes. The tandoor oven offers swordfish Bombay, not the usual Indianrestaurant fare. (J.B.) $-$. CC. RS. SB. FF. Handicap access. 427-5900

The East Indian menu packs few surprises, but the tandooroven produces good flatbreads and succulent tandoori chicken. Curries are tameunless they’re ordered “extra spicy.” Among the ample vegetarian entrées arethalis—lentil crepes filled with curries. Meat curries include chicken, lamb,goat and even beef. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FB. LB. 777-1600

Brocach Irish Puband Restaurant

For the look and feel of an Irish pub there is littlecompetition for the two-leveled Brocach. Beer flows freely from the taps andthe interior always feels warm and cozy. There also is a substantial menu ofthings Irish, Scottish and beyond. A traditional Irish stew has lamb andsirloin tips, the wild Alaskan salmon is accompanied with lemon herb couscousand the New York strip steak comes with Cashel blue cheese butter. (J.B.)$-$$. CC. FF. SB. FB. Handicap access. 431-9009

The former Derry Hegarty’s Pub has never looked better witha revamped bar, new kitchen and glass garage doors. This is a gastropub withIrish touches. Tasty chicken wings are smoked, not deep-fried. A tapas platterhas baked mussels, pork belly and even brie with a funnel cake batter. Butthere are still the Irish basics like corned beef and “Bangers & Smash.”The Friday fish fry offers battered cod, organic perch and gluten-free tilapia.There is a free Milwaukee Brewers’ shuttle for home games. (J.B.) $-$. CC. FF.FB. 453-6088

County Clare is an inn with a pub and restaurant capturingthe charm of Ireland. The many beers include delights such as Wexford creamale. The menu features that Irish-American staple of corned beef. Look to theseafood for more varied flavors of the Emerald Isle, including steamed musselsand excellent smoked salmon. The menu is affordable and the setting pleasant.(J.B.) $. CC. OD. FB. Handicap access. 272-5273

Located in a one-time Sizzler’s, Lucky’s makes better useof the building’s large kitchen. The menu roams far from the Emerald Isle withpizzas, salads, homemade appetizers (including mozzarella sticks) and hand-cutFrench fries but includes such Irish favorites as shepherd’s pie, fish andchips and corned beef and cabbage. (E.R.) $. CC. FB. 744-9999

142 W. Wisconsin Ave., 272-0721

10842 W. Bluemound Road, 774-9782

In the mood for a pint of Guinness? Have it with steamedmussels or perhaps a corned beef sandwich at this very authentic Irish pub. Andmaybe a nip of Irish whiskey for dessert. The menu is filled with Irishstandards. Of special note are a tasty beef stew and a classic shepherd’s pie.Boxties, huge Irish potato pancakes, are the house specialty. (J.B.) $CC. FB. FF. Handicap access.

Mulligans IrishPub & Grill

The corned beef is lean and tasty, the lamb stew is tenderand the fish and chips have a fine beer batter. The setting is casual with abar room more pleasant than the dining room—more windows. Not all is Irishhere. There are burgers, steak sandwiches and pizzas for lighter fare, and entréeslike rotisserie chicken and a strip steak. Prices are moderate. The pub is agood distance from downtown Milwaukee but just a short distance from I-94.Enjoy a black and tan. (J.B.) $-$. FB. CC. Handicap access. 304-0300

13225 Watertown Plank Road

O’Donoghue’s has an excellent bar menu, someof it with Irish roots. Of course, you’ll find a sandwich stacked high withtender chunks of corned beef on marbled rye, anchoring a brimming basket ofFrench fries with a pickle spear and a dish of good coleslaw. The burgers aretasty and prepared to order. The Irish chips are baked to golden brown andaccompanied by a mild-tasting dip. Not sure if breaded pickles or battered mushroomsare considered an Irish specialty, but they are unique addition to theappetizer menu. Wisconsin is well represented by cheese curds and a Friday fishfry. (D.L.) OD. FB.FF. Handicap access. 262-641-2730

Trinity is a trio of interconnected Irish pubs, each withits own character. There are dark wooden booths and abundant stained glass atFoy’s, a whimsical outdoor dining terrace at Gallagher’s and the cozy warmth ofDuffy’s. The menu is the same at each, with Irish specialties like stew,shepherd’s pie and some creative Irish nachos. Servings tend to be plentifuland the prices moderate. (J.B.) $. CC. LT. FF. SB. FB. OD. Handicap access.278-7033

It’s a hit on the West Side, seldom less than crowdedduring peak hours, and the formula for its success is simple: great pizza, anarray of Italian and Sicilian specialties, plus steak and fish. Come in a suit,come in a baseball cap on your way to Miller Park, come as you are. (D.L.) $-$$. CC. FB. FF. LT. 258-9881

5844 W. Bluemound Road, 453-3800

1021 Milwaukee Ave., 764-1234

Barbiere’sdimly-lit interior looks and feels vintage and its menu offers home-styleItalian comfort food. Barbiere’s classic pizzas (available in many sizes)feature mildly spiced sauce, quality mozzarella cheese and crispy, medium thickcrust and can be customized with additional toppings, such as homemade Italiansausage, fresh sliced tomatoes, pepperoncini, green olives, minced garlic andanchovies. (E.P.) $-$. FB. RS. Handicap access.

This is serious Italian served in a classic former PabstCream City brick tavern. The seating is European and cozy. Attentive servers,an elegant atmosphere and rustic Italian cuisine are the hallmarks of the menu.Prices may resemble Rome but at least the pastas can be ordered in halfportions. Sidewalk dining is a delight in the heart of the Tosa Village. (J.B.)$$-$$. CC. FB. OD. Handicap access. 771-7910

One of Downtown Milwaukee’s most reliable Italian diningoptions, Calderone Club serves thoughtfully plated Italian cuisine with a keenattention to details. The mixed greens in the house salad are crisp, the breadserved before meals is warm and fragrant and the red sauce at the heart of mostentrées is thin, silky and heavenly. Served on a simple crust that’s not toothick and not too thin, the pizzas let the fresh ingredients carry most of theflavor. Calderone Club’s full bar, large wine selection, snappy service andupscale but not too formal environment make this a smart date destination.(E.R.) $$ CC. RS. FB. 273-3236

Sicilian seafood is the specialty of this fine menu,including mussels, calamari and swordfish. The pasta is good, especially thesignature pasta La Conca d’Oro, with its mix of seafood. Landlubbers will findchicken, veal or steaks. The lunch buffet is vegetarian friendly. (J.B.) $$.CC. OD. FB. LB. Handicap access. 963-9623

This is the Sicilian-American menu of years ago withstandards such as Sicilian steak and veal marsala. Caterina’s remains popularfor its attention to detail. The pounded veal is tenderized perfectly and thetenderloin is of top quality. The menu also includes fine chicken dishes,pastas, scampi and daily seafood specials. Dinners include antipasto, soup andsalad. Lunches are considerably cheaper and of the same quality. (J.B.) $$.CC. FF. 541-4200

The interior is European in feel and the intimate settinggets crowded on weekends. Behind a stunning marble counter, chefs prepare afairly simple menu of appetizers, sandwiches and pastas. The pastas areavailable in gluten free versions and quite a few items are vegan. If you’rewondering how good vegan pasta can be with no meat or dairy, Centro Caféanswers: quite tasty. (J.B.) $-$. CC. SB. GF. FB. 455-3751

Thisis the former Palermo Villa, an Eastside institution for pizza. The new ownershave kept the pizza recipes, but now their starter courses and entrées havebeen expanded in this Sicilian-American menu. Starter courses vary frommozzarella marinara and fried eggplant to things like arancini (filled riceballs) and rapini (grilled broccoli rabe). The nice Palermo salad has conch andtender octopus. Most pasta and a few entrées are sold in smaller portions. Thismeans that you can order both the beef tenderloin spedini and the fettuccineputtanesca without spending a fortune. (J.B.) $. FB. Handicap access. 212-2222

Il Mito Trattoriae Enoteca, 6913 W. North Ave., 443-1414

Il Mito East, 1028 E. Juneau Ave., 271-1414

Il Mito combines a pleasant Italian-inspired setting with amenu to match. While not purely Italian, the flavors are still there. Bothlocations have much to offer and somewhat different menus, with the East Sidespot more focused on small plates. Both offer exceptional osso bocu, thoughtfulpastas and mighty tasty pizzas in casual yet upscale settings at prices thatwon’t break the bank. (J.B.) $-$$. CC. FB. SB. GF. Handicap access.

Everything is large at Joey Buona’s, a downtown Italianrestaurant and pizzeria that specializes in serving big parties with privatedining rooms and banquet halls that can fit parties up to 250. Many of the entrées,including chicken parmesan, chicken marsala, grilled salmon, steak andmushrooms and sausage and peppers, can be ordered as single servings or sharedfamily style. The menu is large, sometimes to a fault—it’s best to avoid thepaninis served at lunch—but diners can’t go wrong with the generous pastadishes and massive thin crust or deep-dish pizzas. (E.R.) $$. CC. RS. OD. FB.272-8662

275 Regency Court, Brookfield, 262-784-4275

Louise’s was probably the first restaurant of its kind inMilwaukee—the sort of place whose interior is so swanky that you’d never guessit was part of a national chain. The lively atmosphere and exposed kitchencombine with a menu featuring specialty pizzas, pastas and wonderful focaccia.(D.L.) $. CC. RS. OD Milwaukee only. FB. SB. Handicap access.

It’s a national chain with a sense of style, a restaurantin Mayfair Mall that Frank, Dino and the boys would have enjoyed. Their parentswould have loved the big portions of authentic Italian food. Think we’rekidding? In the tradition of family-style cooking, Maggiano’s doesn’t skimpwhen it comes to sausage, spaghetti or spiedini. The dark interior isreminiscent of Italian-American restaurants of yesteryear. (D.L.) $$. CC. FB.OD. RS. Handicap access. 978-1000

Mimma’s means pasta. Since opening in the ’80s, a time whentomato-based Southern Italian cuisine was the norm in Milwaukee, Mimma’s helpedintroduce creamy Northern Italian sauces to the city. All colors and shapes ofpasta with cream sauces, wine sauces, herb sauces and more are meshed withdelicacies from sea and land. An extensive selection of Italian wine isavailable. (D.L.) CC. RS. OD. FB. Handicap access. 271-7337

Everybody likes a good deal at a restaurant, especiallywhen the food proves as good as the prices. One such place is Nessun Dorma,named for a Puccini tune and housed in a former corner tavern. The menu isfocused on lighter fare with an Italian touch, including bruschetta, antipastiand panini. The daily specials are worth a trip to Riverwest. (J.B.) $-$.CC. FB. LT. 264-8466

Rustico is a more casual venue than its sister restaurant,Zarletti. This menu focuses on pizza with a few salads, pastas, paninis and appetizers.Outdoor dining is directly on the RiverWalk. Pizzas rank with Milwaukee’s beststraightforward and only with Italian ingredients. Pastas are also worth a try.The prima vera is lovely with the flavor of grilled vegetables, while the pastadella nonna is as fine as at Zarletti’s. This menu is more affordable, makingRustico a fine Third Ward dining option. (J.B.) $. CC. Handicap access.220-9933

Tenuta’s traditional Southern Italian food is well prepared,as if made in a kitchen that hasn’t changed in a century. The presentation,however, is very contemporary. Quality starts with freshness, which brings notonly the best flavors from the familiar ingredients but the richest colors aswell. Emphasis is on pasta dishes and pizza. An extensive wine list isavailable. (D.L.) $. CC. FB. OD. SB. Handicap access. 431-1014

VIA Downer is the latest venture from the owners ofTransfer Pizzeria. While pizza is prominent on VIA’s menu, diners will alsofind appetizers, sandwiches and pastas along with soup. The bruschetta andcrostini have their own section on the appetizer menu. As expected, the pizzasare top notch with thin, puffy crusts. (J.B.) $. CC. FB. GF. Handicap access.501-4510

Wild Earth Cucina Italiana

1721 West Canal St. (inside Potawotomi Bingo Casino)

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is more than a gambling mecca it’salso a culinary destination with its wide variety of restaurants. Among them,Wild Earth serves dishes inspired by the regional cuisine of Italy infused withall the touches foodies admire. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients areused whenever possible and gluten-free dishes can be prepared onrequest. $$. RS. 847-7626


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2019 Italia Foto Wine Co. Sangiovese
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You have to admire Sangiovese. It asks for the best of what vintners and nature can give Ñ and thatÕs why itÕs the grape at the heart of Italy.
Adding a dash of really expensive vanilla extract to a cobbler loaded up with blueberries, red raspberries, and blackberries

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2018 Poggio Anima Asmodeus”” Nero d’Avola”
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The juice is dark garnet with notes of ripe plums, leather, garrigue, and pepper on the nose, with ripe black cherry and a touch of candied berry on the palate
Plush and generous like the leather seat of an Italian sports car driving through fertile farmlands of dark fruit

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2013 Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir
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The nose is like a fresh fruit stand popped up in the plant section of Home Depot. You’ll find complex whiffs of clay pots combined with fresh cherry and red currants. The sippin’ will cause straight up salivation. The palate is all about bright flavors of cherry, boysenberry, and dried fig that all ends with a spicy, leathery bang.
Plump cherries wrapped in candied rose petals and delicately sprinkled with black pepper

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2016 Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Rouge
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This Bordeaux is bright, fresh, and ripe fruit-tastic. The nose is classic, old-school French wine dominated by black currants and blackberries.
Smushed black currants with uber tasty pencil shavings

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2018 Georgie Orbach Cabernet Sauvignon
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This Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from Georgie’s best vineyards with beautiful dark fruit aromas on the nose. Think super ripe raspberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar. The sippin’ is just as fancy with fine tannins and notes of blackcurrant and plum complemented by dark cedar and deluxe cigar boxes.
A symphony of fine tannins pair with notes of blackcurrant and plum, complemented nicely by American oak.

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2012 Casa de Cello ÒVegiaÓ Vinho Tinto
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The juice is aged in stainless steel tanks and does not see any oak, which gives the vino a really awesome melty and fruity sensation as you sip.
Vibrant red fruit with complex earthiness that melts into soft, elegant, and beautiful tannins

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2018 Traversa Tannat
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Tannat isn’t a grape that beats around the wine bush. It is blunt, in your face, bold, and exactly what you are looking for when you are craving something juicy and uncomplicated. The nose is all about ripe red fruit and the nose is punchy, fruity, and berrylicious.
A blunt yet fruity start leads to spicy, medicinal berry flavors that are punchy and short.

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2015 Valdepalacios, Crianza, Rioja
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The juice is clean, bright, and ruby-red, with big whiffs of soft licorice, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, woods, and dried leaves. The palate brings harmony to the big fruit and woodsiness with the right amount of acid for a zen-like balance and lingering red fruit finish. Full body with a smooth cherry finish
A perfect blend of woodiness and raspberry with a luscious cherry ending

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2018 Chai de Bordes Bordeaux Rouge
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A lot of wine snobs divide up Bordeaux into Left Bank vs. Right Bank and only ten grape varietals can be used for wines labeled “”Bordeaux.”” The primary blend for red wines includes Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Full-bodied and well textured, revealing a smooth character and silky, electric blueberries dancing on your cheeks

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2017 Chill Wine Co. Red
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The juice is from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, which is known for stony and gravel soils that produce lush, jammy flavor-packed grapes. Next time you need to completely veg out on the sofa and stream Netflix all night long, then this is your go-to bottle. Be careful Ñ it’s light, lush, and very gulp-able. Plus, this vino is certified sustainable and vegan!
Easy like a Sunday morning as the ripe red fruit fades into subtle exotic spice with a hint of cardamon and clove

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2018 CMS Cabernet Sauvignon
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Cabernet Sauvignon may be the king of all the red grapes. Leaning on Hedges Estate’s French influence
Intense fruit, dark cocoa, vanilla, dried herbs, and tobacco mix and mingle resulting in a soft smoothness and drinkability

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2017 Mont Rocher Old Vine Carignan
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The grape can be difficult to produce and quality bottles are not abundant across America’s wine shops. This bottle is exactly how Carignan from the South of France should taste! This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry hue and was sourced from small parcel vineyards by hand, so only the best grapes of the bunch made the cut. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavors. The palate is soft, full-flavored with a smooth easy drinking finish. Read more about the history of Carignan Delicately soft, silky, and full flavored with a smooth and easy drinking finish


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2013 Warramate Pinot Noir
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One of YarraÕs first wave of modern-day wineries, Warramate was founded in 1970, which may not be as old as some of the 15th-century wineries we work with in France, but in Aussie terms, these are old vines! The sippin’ is easy on this Pinot compared to some overly jammy Aussie juice, so don’t be surprised if the bottle gets emptied quickly.
Tart cherry fruit framed by subtle cedary oak with a delightfully long finish

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2016 Ch‰teau Grand Jean Bordeaux
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In order to keep the specificity of each grape variety and its terroir, the juice from each specific grape does not do any co-mingling before the blend date. We’d say this extra TLC makes for damn tasty vino. All the smells conjure images of ripe red and black fruit like blackcurrants and wild strawberries. The sippin’ is still fruit-tastic with complex notes of vanilla that ends lush, round, and well balanced.
Snacking on fresh picked blackberries from the flatbed of a truck cruising down a dirt road

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2014 Nashwauk Cabernet Sauvignon
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The close proximity of the Nashwauk vineyard to the Gulf of St Vincent and the resultant cooling afternoon sea breezes means these grapes enjoy relatively even ripening conditions, and that means off the charts color, flavor, and tannin. Nashwauk is everything we love about wine Ñ a picturesque vineyard pumping out genuinely delicious juice that’s bold and jammy just like some of our favorite loud and cray Aussie pals.
Elegant tannins and full bodied, with casual berries that give way to sophisticated notes of violet and tobacco

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2015 Thistledown Thorny Devil”” Grenache”
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While there is no denying that Grenache is more burly than Pinot, the vision of making Pinot style wines within the challenging framework of Grenache is what these guys achieved. Packing the characteristic Barossa punch, this delicately hued red is otherwise very elegant with vibrant wild strawberry, spice, and silky texture.
Wild strawberries wrapped in elegant satin, sprinkled with cracked black pepper

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2012 Nashwauk Tempranillo
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Yeah, yeah… we know Tempranillo hails from Spain, but these grapes are taking to their adopted home in Australia! These Tempranillo grapes are all hand-harvested and these little berries produce an elegantly complex wine that begins like a walk in a fine spice market in an exotic, far-off land. The palate is smooth and velvety with bright, ripe black cherries slow dancing with some red licorice all over your mouth.
The spice market boasts exotic produce with black cherry, licorice, and sarsaparilla, ending with hints of savory, earthy flavors.

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2019 Chateau Guilhem Pot de Vin”” Merlot”
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When you want a fun, but oh-so-mellow wine to drink while you cook that goes with just about everything you eat, go ahead and grab this Languedoc-crafted wine. Lovingly made by fifth-generation winemaker Bertrand Gourdou on his estate, Ch‰teau Guilhem, this wine is 100% organic Merlot.
Ripe raspberries wrapped in ropes of licorice

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2019 Italia Foto Wine Co. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
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A beloved Italian grape thatÕs smooth and charming and pairs with just about anything.
Cherries tap dancing across a lawn full of wild violets

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2018 Calatroni Mon Carul ÒFioravantiÓ Pinot Nero
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A vibrant Pinot Nero from the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Bright red berry and crushed strawberry notes jump out of the glass, pulling you back for another sip.
Blackberries, black currants, and strawberries swimming laps on your cheeks

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2015 Ch‰teau Croix de Mission Montagne Saint-ƒmilion
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When you pop open this bottle, youÕre going to understand why this region has such a good rep for producing consistently delicious wines that taste just how you imagine a good wine should.
Uber fleshy strawberries getting all melt-y from sitting in the sun on the terrace of a ch‰teau

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2019 Annamaria Sala Sicilia Rosso
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While this native Sicilian grape can be somewhat fruity, in the terroir and capable hands of the Salas sisters, it tastes elegant, confident and bright, just like the women who made it.
An explosion of cherry coats the cheeks

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2019 Just Malbec Please
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Expect intense, fruity flavors from this juice, but with an oh-so-smooth elegance.
Fruitastic-ly fresh, vibrant, and loaded up with jammy flavors of red raspberries, blackberries, and bing cherries

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2017 Boya Pinot Noir
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The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins, good natural acidity, and fresh berry fruits towards the finish. It is well balanced, clean, and expressive
Simple, youthful, and a light finesse of jammy red fruit finishing with Earl Grey tea

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2017 Silicon Valley Wine Co. ONESandZEROS”” Red”
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This Zin and Syrah blend will warm up even the most devastatingly cold winter’s night. Sippin’ this juice is like being held hostage in an electrically charged flannel blanket set on high. It’s a wine made for snuggle time with bold, jammy flavors that swish all across your mouth.
Like your senses got wrapped in a flannel blanket by a warm fire while notes of black currant and vanilla smolder slowly in the background.

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2019 Poggio Anima Samael”” Montepulciano”
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This juice is an elegant purple and violet color screaming for your lips with waves of ripe plum and dark raspberries flowing as you pour the vino into a glass. The sipping is a continuation of that black fruit but darker chocolate notes and a hint of spice join the party.
Ripe blackberries ever so slightly covered with chocolate and baking spice

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2014 The Leader Cabernet Sauvignon
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The nose is high-toned with aromas of pencil lead, dark plum, and fruity leather with a slight green herbaceousness the leads to plentiful dark fruit flavors. The sippin’ is oh so lovely with raspberry fruit and side notes of black cherry and a deluxe finish of tobacco leaves. The juice is sleek and stylish and shows off serious craftsmanship that you’d think would be much more expensive vino.
An initial burst of raspberry leads to dark notes of mineral and a whiff of graphite and iodine, which add complexity through a surprisingly long finish.

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2018 Six Hats Pinotage
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This vino is juicy, vibrant, and bright with succulent plums and red fruit, but is also nuanced and complex with touches of spice and saltiness. Don’t let anyone tell you that Pinotage can’t be good because this one is delicious and also does some good in the world!
Clean and freshly loaded up with ripe plums and fresh strawberries rolled in bits of teriyaki beef jerky

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2016 Pierre et Papa Rouge
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A knack for finding the best wine grapes is what inspired this bottle AKA the 2016 Pierre et Papa Rouge! All the grapes are sourced from little known locations across southern France. The nose is rich and plush with aromas of juicy cherries and elegant red fruits. The palate has just enough body to hold all the flavors together while you sip and ends with a silky finish.
A substantial body keeps bold flavors together and leads to a silky smooth finish

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2016 Filipe Ferreira Douro
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The juice is all about fresh red fruits i.e. cranberries and pomegranates on the nose that persist through the palate and electrically charge the lush tannins that seem to hang out forever.
The ripe fruit is a harbinger of a young, energetic juice swirling with well-integrated tannins and a finish that can’t be long enough

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2013 V. Mitolo and Son Waveform”” Shiraz”
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This Shiraz is definitely one of those wines hailing from Australia that’s got some buzz. This vino has everything you want in Shiraz from Australia, which is basically just Syrah but with a Southern hemisphere twist. This bottle is complex with notes of black pepper, dark chocolate, and a touch of menthol that fade away into very ripe red fruit that lingers with a deluxe, velvety finish.
A velvet-y, sensory awesome contradiction of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, black pepper and cray cray ripe cherries

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2019 Les PierrŸgues C™tes du Rh™ne
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The juice is the right combo of fruity (not sweet) and savory. The fruitiness comes from Grenache, which is known for notes of cola and dark cherries, and Syrah is known for being olive-y and a little salty! Together they make the juice sing!
A compelling mix of fruit and savory flavors with a long mouth-watering finish

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2018 MV Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
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The aromas of this juice may trick your brain into thinking you are in a luxury raspberry and blackberry jam production plant. All that fruit is lush and ripe but perfectly balanced with tannins that make this wine feel rich and round as you sip with a slight touch of spice that clings on the finish.

Lush berries reveal excellent structure and round, intense tannins with a long finish.

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2018 Bellula Pinot Noir
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This juice is notable for a beautiful fruit forward style with ripe red fruit coming out of the gate that settles into more complex notes of baking spice and a touch of pepper. It’s easy drinking, well balanced, and pairs well with all kinds of foods or it’s delightful just on its own.
Imagine if that bakery used their super powers to help make wine… simple, elegant, with fresh fruit and baking spice

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2018 CMS Red
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You can kind of think of this Washington state blend of Cab, Syrah, and Merlot as America’s version of a Bordeaux Rouge. This is the OG of Washington state blends and it continues to delight with each new vintage. Pop this bottle and the aromas of raspberry, blackberry, and cherry liquor immediately make their way to your nose. The sippin’ brings in all that delightfully tart red fruit and adds a touch of vanilla, dark cocoa, and a subtle sprinkle of spice.
Tart red fruit, cinnamon, and cocoa flavors form a delicately structured mouthfeel

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2016 Christophe Avi Buzet
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The juice is a beautiful cherry hue that is like solid foreshadowing in an episode of Big Little Lies… lots of dramatic flavors will ensue. One fun fact about this vino is that it does not have any residual sugar. Don’t let that confuse you, the wine is juicy and jammy but not overloaded with sugar, which has gotta help the hangovers. The nose is beaming with tiny berries like blueberries, red raspberries, cherries, and cranberries. On the palate, these tiny flavor orbs swirl together with silky, velvety tannins.
A silky flavor tornado rotates around your mouth tossing around uber juicy red fruit

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2018 Wild & Wilder The Exhibitionist”” Merlot”
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The Exhibitionist is full of rich plum and damson fruit on the nose. The palate is dominated by rich, ripe red berry flavors that slide into more subtle earthy notes. The juice is aged for 6 months in old French oak barrels, but the oak isn’t over the top on the tastebuds but leaves the juice with an elegant and silky long finish.
Snacking on rich, lush, and ripe berry fruit from a Ziploc bag while hitchhiking on a dusty, dirt road

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2019 Bois de la Croix Bordeaux
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The team behind Bois De La Croix has access to vineyards and grapes that make classic Bordeaux i.e. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Access to the best grapes is what makes this Bordeaux red blend so damn yummy. The nose is dominated by black fruit like currants and blackberries, but with just a touch of cherries. The sippin’ is medium-bodied as the dark fruit lingers on the cheeks and fades with a lingering freshness.
All that ripe black fruit continues to dance across a dusty, rural back road

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2020 Giunta Malbec Nouveau
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This Malbec is lighter in style, making it even more gulpable… we didn’t think that was possible. The juice is a royal, dark purple. The nose is wild and savory black olives picked off your fave pizza pie with sultry flavors of brambly fruit and wafts of smokiness. The palate is soft and plush with rich blackberries, plum, and spice. The finish is long and clean, making you clamor for the next sip!
like delicate blackberries and plums giving your mouth a crisp high five

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2019 Finca La Estacada ÔOcho Y MedioÕ Tinto Velasco
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Blomberg, a remarkably talented producer and defender of organic wines, is always evolving and rebelling against the mechanization and standardization of the wineries around him. His challenge to brink back the past is resulting in wine that’s delicious, savory, and juicy with a similar berryish tang to Malbec but more earth tones and lingering flavors. The juice is light, bright, and oh so, fruity.
An adult version of Very Berry Tang that is savory and delish

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2014 Clare Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon
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This quaffable Cab started its journey during harvest in 2014, which started out scorching hot and turned into downpours of rain, monsoon style, which complicated turning these magic berries into wine for our dinner tables! While the harvest was a big challenge, the wine is super easy drinking! The nose is a bit woodsy, but the palate is black cherry, black currants, and blackberries with the slightest touch of mint.
Cherries and blackcurrants greet you as a touch of mint looms sneakily in the shadows. Gentle tannins make your food pairing a perfect match.

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2019 Bodegas y Vi_edos Merayo Mencia Bierzo
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So many exciting things are happening here. First off, this bottle is 100% Menc’a, a rare grape grown only in the Iberian Peninsula. And in the little known, but up-and-coming wine region, Biezro, Spain, this grape is a rising star.
Uber juicy black cherries smashed together with fresh-picked violets in a giant concrete mortar & pestle

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2013 Nashwauk Shiraz
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The juice is big and jammy with a deluxe creamy texture that is only rivaled by some serious fruit like blueberries, plum & fig jams, and bright red raspberry. Eventually, the fruit fades into fresh cracked black pepper, baking spice, and a touch of vanilla.
Creamy in texture like a luscious dessert filled with blueberries, fig jam, and bright red raspberry. With fine tannins and hints of indulgent mocha to boot.

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2019 Italia Foto Wine Co. Nero d’Avola
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So humble yet so superb, distinct though not so easy to define, this is why Nero DÕAvola is the most important grape in Sicily. And itÕs time the world took notice.
Jammy berries on a protest march to never leave your taste buds

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2017 Be Bike Tempranillo
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This luscious and organic Tempranillo is medium bodied making it a super cozy wine but also quite quaffable. The nose is like the first smell that hits your face when you open a pack of red licorice in a dark movie theater. The palate is juicy and fruity with tastes of rhubarb and red raspberry that lead to a fancy leather-y apex of flavor. It’s the perfect easy drinking winter warmer upper.
Juicy and fruity, with tastes of rhubarb and red raspberry that finish with a sophisticated hint of fine leather from your local tannery.

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2014 Tedeschi Capitel Nical˜ Valpolicella
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The Tedeschis, the family behind this bottle, have been making wine for almost four centuries, so you know this Capitel Nical˜ is going to taste heavenly, just as a Valpolicella should.
The sippin’ confirms all the smells of currants, black cherries, vanilla, and tobacco

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2015 Casarena Estate Red Blend
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On the palate is a juicy, spicy wine with lovely inner-mouth energy and umami character due to its dense, smooth flavors of dark berries and black peppercorn.
Fresh and complex as bold juicy fruit melts into black peppercorn and vanilla

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2017 SVWC The Developer”” Cabernet Sauvignon”
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With its big body and jammy flavors, this juice definitely needs to be categorized in the winter warmer category. The nose is a complicated cornucopia of black currant, cloves, leathery tobacco, and cola. The sippin’ is a delectable combo of dark chocolate, blueberries, and cherry cola.
A lush combination of dark chocolate, blueberries, and cherry cola create a sultry swirl of balanced juice with a big, jammy body.

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2016 Raimat Boira Garnacha
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The nose is unbelievably vibrant fruitiness of Picota cherries (or Ambrunes), which is a juicier, riper, and sweeter cherry variety. Aka delicious. The palate is lush, velvety, soft, and supple. It’s like your mouth can actually feel that this wine is from fresh and youthful grapes
Youthful, supple, fresh = gulp-able

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2016 Forage Soaring Red Blend
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The Soaring blend takes two varietals Ñ Shiraz and Grenache Ñ and combines the best they both have. With richness and deep plum flavors from the Shiraz and elegance and structure from the Grenache, this wine goes to new heights to deliver something both bold and inspiring.
Black pepper, blackberry preserves, and baking chocolate undertones provide a robust and fleshy mouthfeel.

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2015 Alvear Se–or’o de Alange Ensamblaje
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The nose is fruit forward with cherry, blackberry, and ripe plums. As you sip you’ll first find all this lush fruit, but this vino gets more complex as it lingers with notes of tobacco, dark chocolate, and licorice.
Complex smokiness joins the fruit for a bold and expressive long finish

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2013 Kaesler Avignon”” Grenache Mourvedre”
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This blend of Grenache and Mourvedre is a classic springtime BBQ wine! RosŽ seems to steal all the attention once spring gets into full swing, but red vino is perfect for an evening grilling session with your bffs and fam. The juice is bold and elegant loaded up with aromas of bright red and dark fruit. The sipping is all about blackberry meets plum, with a dash of peppery spice.
Bold and supple with blackberry and plum, like a cauldron of dark fruit with a dash of spice.

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2017 Six Hats Cabernet Sauvignon
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This Cab is all about dark fruit and complex with subtle notes of oak and dark chocolate. It’s straight delicious sipping that also makes you feel like you’re supporting a solid cause!
A medium bodied vino melts with a gentle hint of oak and uber dark fruits

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2019 Yard Dog Red Blend
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This red is all about fruit power like black currant and black berries. The juice has the perfect ease of drinkability, with just a subtle touch of oak maturation that adds to the flavors, compared to past Aussie wines that hit you over the head like an oak bomb. It’s juicy and gulp-able with a dash of complexity.
Easily gulp-able fruit power with blackcurrant crunch, firm structural tannins, and a slight touch of oak

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2018 Lubanzi Red Blend (2-pack)
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The nose will bring you back to lazy childhood afternoons snacking on fresh Fruit Roll-Ups and Hershey’s dark chocolate candy bars. The palate is lush, vibrant, fruity, and quite too easy to gulp.
Lush, vibrant, and fruity, like an incredibly fresh bunch of berries in the summer sun

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2017 Clairault Laws of Nature Cabernet Sauvignon
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The juice itself is a classic Margaret River Valley Cab with a lush, fruit-forward style that is delicious now, but this wine is of a class that will still be amazing in a decade. That fresh fruit of red currants, cherries, and rhubarb charges out of the gate like American Pharoah. The jammy fruit gets more complex down the stretch with cracked pepper, tobacco leaves, graphite, and just the right touch of toasty oak.

Tight and focused, with fine chalky herb-flecked tannins and a delightful spiciness

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2015 Estampa Reserva, Carmenere-Malbec
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This juice is a blend of two grapes that Chile has truly put on the wine map. Both varieties hail from Europe originally, but like so many immigrants, they’re blossoming in their new home. The nose is spicy and concentrated ripe berries, plum, wild blackberries that folds into herbs and smoky molasses on the palate. The richness lingers in all the right ways.
Plums and raspberries drizzled with brown sugar molasses

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2018 Tin City Red Blend
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We’re lucky enough to get our hands on his 2018 Tin City Red Blend. It’s a classic, fruit forward, and juicy California red wine blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is like the greatest hits of fruit jam like raspberry, strawberry preserves, and peach. The sippin’ takes on darker fruit notes like blackberry, boysenberry, and plum, with a dash of white pepper, mocha, and vanilla finish.

A fancy dark chocolate bar dipped in even fancier black berry preserves

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2018 Poggio Anima Lilith”” Primitivo”
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The juice is a very dark and opaque ruby color. As the wine hits your glass, the aroma is dominated by smoked meat, dried cherry, cracked pepper, and cassis. The sipping is medium- to full-bodied with berry cobbler flavors and notes of anise, smoke, and cassis that carry through on to the finish, and some dusty tannins to finish it off. The bottle is jam-packed with complex flavor.
Intense berry cobbler fades into smokiness and cassis

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2018 Wild and Wilder The Unforgettable”” Grenache Shiraz Mataro”
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The Unforgettable is a generous blend of 3 varieties, grown in Langhorne Creek and Riverland regions. These three working in cahoots combine to produce a nose instantly appealing with sweet raspberry, dark cherry, toasted almond, and fragrant spice notes. The sippin’ is supple, juicy, and elegant. A clever, friendly wine that is indeed truly Unforgettable.

Supple and fruity with a silky smooth finish

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2018 RAW Red Blend
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The juice is amazingly young and fresh because it is aged in stainless steel tanks and skips the oak making this wine as easy as the perfect summer day. The nose is vibrant with subtle notes of spice and dark chocolate and the sippin’ is an uber ripe and dark fruit explosion of flavor.
Bing cherries and the freshest strawberries of all time create a red wine love child

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2019 Le Malbec
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The nose bursts like a Thanksgiving cornucopia loaded up with fresh-picked fruit like rhubarb, dark cherries, plums, and blackberries. The sippin is lush, fruity, and velvety. All that ripe fruit has a way of swishin’ and swashin’ all over your taste buds and cheeks with a lingering finish that is perfect on pizza night.

A full, big fruit presence creates a delightful, velvety texture

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2017 Realce Tempranillo
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It’s 100% certified organic and aged in concrete tanks, which means this Spanish red is bursting with black currants, blackberries, pomegranates, and prunes.
dried plums smashed with an old cigar that’s been buried in the back pocket of a farmer’s Levi’s

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2018 Domaine PŽlaquiŽ C™tes du Rh™ne Rouge
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The smells are of violet and dried red flowers that fade into broken-in leather. he sippin’ is bright, tart, and juicy with sips of blueberries, black cherry, and red licorice that fade into clove.
Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, red licorice, and clove merged forces to take over your taste buds

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2012 Warramate Shiraz
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The juice has just enough body that your mouth notices that little extra weight of the juice, which is succulent and like layers upon layers of fresh and ripe, red fruit. The vino literally bursts with juiciness but also keeps itself together with roundness on the palate.
Succulent red fruits have a tussle until fine tannins and licorice spice arrive unexpectedly and diffuse the juicy altercation.

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2017 Domaine de L’Ameillaud Vin de Pays
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A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan grapes, it is typical of the southern Rh™ne valley Ð though its generous yet balanced tastes and aromas are anything but typical.
Lush red fruit slowly gets more complicated as it clings to your cheeks with lingering notes of dark chocolate and orange peel

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2013 Zotovich SR/246 Pinot Noir
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The nose is like a blend of hibiscus petals with elegant black tea. On the palate, the juice has notes of black cherry cola, dried stone fruit, and touches of nutmeg and cardamom. Your cheeks will enjoy the velvety texture!
Like a visit to the West Coast for the holidays, velvety with black cherry cola, dried stone fruit, and touches of nutmeg and cardamom.

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2019 Bodegas Finca la Estacada ‘Ocho y Medio’ Malbec
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This grape is, for the most part, found in France and Argentina, but this producer manages to find a uniquely bold Spanish brightness and softness in this purple-hued juice.
Tart and ripe red raspberries dissolving across your taste buds like sugar free Smarties

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2018 Petirrojo Tempranillo Blend
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One of those colors should be ruby red wine red! We’ve found a Tempranillo and Merlot blend that is exactly what you’d find in downtown Valencia eateries paired with delish paella. The nose is like the farmer’s market’s fresh strawberries and blueberries. The sippin’ is easy as a Sunday morning with endless notes of black Cherry and juicy, ripe red currants that you’ll never want to finish.
Black cherry and juicy, ripe red currants make for a smooth and easy sipping glass that you won’t want to put down.

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2015 Mayu CarmŽnre Syrah
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On the nose, the juice brings a big and vibrant blackberry and plum punch. The sipping is velvety and it’s like ripe fruits invited some additional guests to the party including a pinch of spice and a dash of vanilla.
Lush, velvety, and juicy strawberries, blackberries, and plums doing the Electric Slide

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2018 Uggiano Lucere Chianti DOCG
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The juice is a ruby red color with garnet hues. Bright red cherry jumps from the glass with layers of subtle wildflowers, violets, and balsamic notes that follow. The palate is juicy, full, velvety and round with plum and black cherry.
A warm embrace of juicy, full, velvety texture that’s rounded out by delicious plum and black cherry.

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2016 Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon
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This juice has a super pretty ruby red tint, and the robust fruits of plum, cherries, and blackberries cling to the side of your mouth like a party that never ever needs to end.
Ripe red fruit melts into clingy and velvety tannins with toasty oak that lingers in all the right ways

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2015 Tilenus Roble DO Bierzo Mencia
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Let’s give these berries our support by pouring a glass with your BFFs. The juice is an intense ruby red and purple hue with abundant aromas of baskets of fresh-picked raspberries and strawberries that taste just as fresh swirling around the mouth. Elegant tannins sublimely melt that fresh fruit makin ya feel elegant af. Perfect to class up your Tuesday night on the sofa in your PJs!
Vibrant raspberry and strawberry give way to a fresh mouthfeel and super fine tannins.

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2016 Band Blend Live
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The juice is a blend of classic California grapes like Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but with a delightful Italian twist with the addition of the Teroldego grape. The nose is super fragrant and all about ripe and juicy plums combined with black cherry and a freshly split vanilla bean. The sipping is more complex as the rich fruit slides into subtle spice of white pepper and cloves.
Soft and juicy plums melt into elegant spice

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2017 Mont Rocher Old Vine Malbec
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These grapes grew up in a vineyard with certified sustainable farming practices. The juice is a regal purple hue with ripe plum, blackberries, and cherries on the nose. The sippin’ is rich and rounded with perfectly balanced tannins with a finish that is luxe, smooth, and succulent.
Rich, rounded, and balanced with a super smooth finish of succulent fruit.

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2014 Clare Wine Co. Shiraz
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The warmer climate is why this wine is bigger, bolder, jammy, and full-bodied. This juice is perfectly balanced too with super ripe and bright cherries, blackberries, and raspberries that get complicated with notes of white pepper and dark chocolate.
Full bodied yet elegant with spice and subtle dark chocolate that is perfectly overpowered by ripe cherries and hints of white pepper

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2018 Matteo Braidot Refosco
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Refosco is an Italian grape that doesn’t get enough attention and might be one of the most perfect spring reds. With a ruby __red color, the wine’s aromas show off ripe black cherry with touches of pepper and vanilla. And what you smell is what you get in the taste too, resulting in full, but at the same time fresh, and easy to drink.
Succulent cracked black pepper splashed into the best adult cherry cola ever

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2018 Nexo Rioja
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The wine has an explosive red character showing notes of red cherry, red plum, and red apple skin. There is also a sweet and sour combo that may remind you of strawberry-rhubarb. Fresh tobacco leaves, rich potting soil, and a green note of trimmed privet come through as well.
Fresh and floral at first, then acidity makes the harmony – slight tannins bring the soft finish

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2016 Areyna Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
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These magical Cabernet Sauvignon berries are picked by hand and fermented in concrete tanks before aging for six months. The process makes this wine the perfect balance of fresh and vibrant that is still complex, nuanced, and has a real depth of flavors that linger on your taste buds. The smell is dark fig and ripe black currants. These concentrated fruits fade to spice and dark chocolate as you sip. The elegant tannins and all these flavors combine forces for a yummy mouthfeel.
Fresh and Ripe in a tag team wrestling match versus Dark Chocolate and Spice

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2017 Anemoia Cabernet Sauvignon
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The bottle is packed with delectable dark fruit. Think almost over the top blackberries, black plum, black cherry, and uber ripe raspberries. The fruit mellows perfectly on the palate with notes of savory herbs, mocha, and tobacco with cheek gripping tannins.
Rich, lush, and decadent like a diverse NYC discotheque frequented by generous black fruit, cocoa powder, and tobacco flavors that cover a nicely chewy finish.

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2017 Field Recordings Zinfandel Noir (2-pack)
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The 2017 Field Recordings Zinfandel Noir shows off all of Jones’s skillz to find secret grapes, and this time, he found a patch of magic berries in the lesser know Cali wine region, the Arroyo Grande Valley. This can is packed with flavor and is bright, light, and refreshing, making it perfect all summer long. The sippin’ starts with bright plum and ripe Black Cherry that slowly gets more complicated with a touch of spice, cinnamon, and black tea.
Bright flavors of plum and black cherry like your favorite pie at grandma’s house, yet more complicated with touches of spice, cinnamon, and black tea

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2017 Tora Bay Pinot Noir
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Tora is the name of the local coastal area that is renown for its stunning scenery, and its rugged and remote coastline. It’s also home to some seriously awesome vino. The nose and first sip are all about dark ruby red, ripe bing cherries. The pinot is light, delightful, and almost dangerously gulpable. At second sip, the wine gets more complex with the subtle notes of white pepper and baking spice.
Sour cherry compote sublimely melting next to a pepper mill

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2018 Yelcho Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Especial
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This Cab is jammy and delectable, but it isn’t so big and bold to overwhelm in the summer heat. It pairs perfectly with beef! Think jalape–o and blue cheese stuffed hamburgers and T-Bone steaks. The nose is dominated by red fruit, such as ripe raspberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants, intermingled with black pepper, caramel, tobacco, and chocolate. This sippin’ is easy and well-balanced with gentle tannins, more bright red fruit, but a touch of vanilla gets invited to the party with a persistent finish.
Well-balanced, with gentle tannins and bright red fruit that meets a touch of vanilla for a persistent finish.

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2016 Chateau Lamothe-Castera Bordeaux Cuvee ÒMargauxÓ
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It’s amazing what several hundreds of years of practice can do and you can taste all that experience and craft in every sip. The juice is delicate, soft, smooth and velvety with a nose marked by the flavor of small ripe red fruits, spices, and of vanilla. The palate is like the softest pillows made of ripe bing cherry dusted with clove and pepper delicately laying on your tongue. You can’t have too many bottles of this Bordeaux on hand.
Smooth on the palate and notably dry with bright and tart acidity, soft velvety tannins, and a round body that’s silky and generous, certainly easy to enjoy.

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2017 Point Ormond Cabernet Sauvignon
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Like most great wines, this juice just gets more interesting with each sip. The ripe and lush fruit slowly fades into soft white-pepper spice and a touch of dusty earthiness. It’s medium bodied, with a relatively gentle grip of slightly chewy tannins.
Things get more complicated when soft white-pepper spice and a little earthiness join the straightforward ripe, red fruit

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2013 Stonehorse GSM Blend
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The fruit is all estate-grown aka the winery and vineyard are all on the same property. The Grenache contributes vibrant fruit and softness, while the Shiraz provides palate depth and aromatic spice. Making these two varietals one helluva tag team. The nose is an elegant combo of blueberries and black currants, and the palate is lip smackin’ savory with a touch of white pepper and fresh rhubarb.
rhubarb, spice, and everything nice

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2019 Vi–a Zorzal Garnacha
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As you sip on their modern take on Garnacha, we think you’ll enjoy all the love that’s worked its way into this bottle with crazy good freshness and chalky tannins that slowly slip away on the finish. It’s a more approachable Garnacha with a more Mediterranean character with bright red fruit and succulent herbs.
Ripe bing cherries cling to the side of your cheeks with elegant, fresh, and chalky tannins

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2017 Bela Ribera del Duero
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More than 300 Spanish wineries call Ribera del Duero home. Bela, its newest vineyard, created this taste of bullfighting in a bottle. Meaning: itÕs 100% Tempranillo, so youÕre going to get every drip of Spain’s passionate, dusty, old-world fruitiness from this juice.
Silky smooth tannins are like a slip and slide for all that lush fruit to explore your taste buds

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2018 Traversa Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Traversa Cabernet is herbal with subtle black pepper on the nose, while the palate is lush with notes of fleshy red fruit, leather, and a touch of vanilla tobacco.
Rich and complex like the culture of your favorite foreign capital. With hints of fleshy red fruit, vanilla, and tobacco.

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2018 Lubanzi Red Blend
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Meet our new South African wine crush, Lubanzi, a socially Conscious Wine Co., crafting fairly produced wine that punches far above its weight and creates a difference in the lives of the laborers who live & work on South Africa’s wine farms. The nose will bring you back to lazy childhood afternoons snacking on fresh Fruit Roll-Ups and Hershey’s dark chocolate candy bars. The palate is lush, vibrant, fruity, and quite too easy to gulp.
Lush, vibrant, and fruity, like an incredibly fresh bunch of berries in the summer sun

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2018 RŽserve De LÕAbbŽ C™tes du Rh™ne
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A classic southern French red made of Grenache, Syrah and a dash of Cinsault thatÕs head-spinningly satisfying, always tastes great and ready to drink tout suite.
All those smells adeptly pull an Irish Exit and elegantly leave spice and licorice lingering behind

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2018 Be Bike Garnacha
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The grapes are turned into wine in concrete tanks and aged in oak, but this process ensures the wine isn’t just an oaky mess. The hue is an intense garnet that shows off ripe red fruit like raspberries, currants, and cherries laced with fennel and licorice. The sippin’ is lush, velvety-y, and silky smooth with tastes of all the fresh and ripe red fruit rolled around in a wild briar patch of herbs.
Lush, velvety, and silky smooth with tons of fresh, ripe red fruit inhabiting a wild briar patch of herbs.

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2018 Latœe Tempranillo
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This Tempranillo is a product of Bodegas Latœe, a family-owned wine cooperative known for its innovation in the wine sector regarding organic, vegan, and sustainably produced wines. Since the co-opÕs inception in the early 1950s, the group has become an integral part of the communityÕs economic, social, and environmental wellbeing. Latœe has always valued the environment and has earned countless awards for the wines theyÕve sustainably produced.This bottle is definitely for food lovers. ItÕs decadent and complex. The oak gives life to tons of big fruit and laces it in layer upon layer of spice. Smells like wearing an old smoking leather jacket and licking a double scoop of dripping caramel ice cream stacked on a waffle cone. The oak, spice, and body all lend to a bolder and richer treat. A beautiful wine for sitting at home while eating cured meats and hanging out with friends, talking with your hands, and falling asleep under soft blankets.
A plush, bold body with silky tannins that stick to your tongue with notes of oak and spice.

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2012 Velvet Sledgehammer Shiraz
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The juice has deep purple hues, dark and brooding like a troubled poet. An aromatic nose offering abundant cassis with hints of violets and french oak spiciness. The palate is full-bodied and well balanced showing dark fruit and chocolate mid-palate, rounded out by soft silky tannins that contribute to the opulence. The finish is long, with a delicate spice.
Full bodied and well-balanced with dark fruit and chocolate, and a long finish rounded out by soft silky tannins

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2018 Pascal Biotteau Anjou Rouge
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This is a red wine that’s perfect for the warm months of spring and summer! It aged in stainless steel, which leaves the juice approach-ably gulpable. The nose is a powerful but elegant fragrance of blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, and blueberry. The sipping is delightfully uncomplicated with a lush roundness and the harmonious tannins leave the dark, ripe fruit notes sticking to your cheeks.
Delightfully uncomplicated, with a lush roundness and harmonious tannins that leave you with dark, ripe fruit notes

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2019 Jovino Pinot Noir
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The juice is a gorgeous, light ruby color. As the vino splashes into your wine goblet, the smells are like picking fresh basil in the midst of a fresh fruit stand with cherry, redcurrant, and pomegranate. All the aromas stick around for your taste buds as you sip on the wine, but a touch of black pepper and anise show up at the flavor party. The result is the easiest to drink combo of bright fruit and savory flavors.
A deluxe combo of all the vibrant, fresh fruit previewed on the nose with some salivating savory flavors of cracked black pepper and anise

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2017 Yelcho CarmŽnre Reserva Especial
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Don’t do the disservice to your taste buds by missing out onCarménère. Check out the Grape Guide: Carménère to get into the weeds. Carménère is one of the Bordeaux family of grapes Cabernet Franc is one of its parents
Ripe red fruit, followed by leather-y, vanilla notes that come through in a lingering finish.

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2018 Scopa Sangiovese
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This Sangiovese, a classic Italian wine grape, is easily approachable and effortless, but also over-delivers, especially for the price point. The juice is excellent for everyday, casual, not overthinking it drinking with bold tannins, sun-dried fruit, and deep red cherry notes that pair well with hearty, Italian family-style dinners like pasta w/ bolognese and meatballs.
Bold tannins envelope the cheeks with notes of sun-dried fruit and tart cherries

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2018 ’ber Tinto Bobal-Tempranillo
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This bottle is what you think of when you drink Spanish wine. It is robust but still refreshing, and each sip lures you in deeper. The nose starts out with a burst of ripe red fruit, but tobacco and cacao linger with each whiff of the vino. The sippin’ is bright, but also deepens with more complexity as the juice coats your tastebuds with subtle leathery flavors that will have you daydreaming of the slower life on a rural Spanish farm.
Bright fruit that transforms at each sip into a lingering tabacco and leather-y delight of a finish

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2017 Unsorted Pinot Noir
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This bottle begins with an intriguing incense of mint, eucalyptus, and alluring woodland aromatics. Smooth and lush splashes coat the palate with impressions of early-picked raspberry and blueberry, lending to a mid-palate acidity that yields to spicy hints of coriander and white pepper. This expressive elixir remains vibrant, yet flawlessly integrated to the end.
like a fairytale for your taste buds, fresh picked berries mingle with spicy white pepper and coriander

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2018 Pedroncelli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Signature Selection
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The sippin’ is light with a velvety body that embraces the hints of strawberry and black plum fruit with toasted oak notes. The finish is lingering red fruit and spice balanced with bright acidity and clingy tannins that don’t want to leave the cheeks. The juice is just straight-up New World elegance!
A light and velvety body fueled with strawberry and black plum with a toasty oak finish

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2018 Hidden Vineyards Zweigelt
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Zweigelt is really the best of both of its parent grapes. The St. Laurent gives it that nice ripe cherry, while the BlaufrŠnkisch imparts the spice. The wine is velvety smooth and the body is definitely on the lighter end of the spectrum making it gulp-able without weighing you down.
A guilty pleasure of lush ripeness becomes more complex with silky smooth tannins and a faint touch of spice

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2017 No Fine Print Cabernet Sauvignon
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This bottle lives up to the just good wine”” approach in the way the Cab Ñ blended with Syrah and Petite Sirah sourced from around Mendocino County Ñ when opened
Cherry, Oak, Vanilla, and Tobacco joined forces to start a boy band

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2017 The Atom Cabernet Sauvignon
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Savory spices ease seamlessly into a lush, robust palate of velvety violets, tobacco leaves, and cassis. While layered, balanced tannins provide a tart backbone.
Savory spices ease seamlessly into a lush, robust palate of velvety violets, tobacco leaves, and cassis. While layered, balanced tannins provide a tart backbone.

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2017 Odile Delpon Cahors
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With this bottle, we have the pleasure of meeting and drinking the fruit of the labors of Cahors winemaker Didier Pelvillain, though youÕll find his mother Odile DelponÕs name on the label because it was Maman who planted the Malbec vines in this wine some 32 years ago.
Dark plum fruit that is refined to become incredibly elegant and supple

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2012 Nashwauk Shiraz
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The juice is big and jammy with a deluxe creamy texture that is only rivaled by some serious fruit like blueberries, plum & fig jams, and bright red raspberry. Eventually, the fruit fades into fresh cracked black pepper, baking spice, and a touch of vanilla.
Creamy in texture like a luscious dessert filled with blueberries, fig jam, and bright red raspberry. With fine tannins and hints of indulgent mocha to boot.

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2018 Ch‰teau Le Calvaire Bordeaux SupŽrieur
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This fruity, well-balanced Merlot-Cabernet blend by Ch‰teau Le Calvaire, which benefits from a microclimate with moderate heat, plenty of rain and sunshine, and mild winters, is what a superior Bordeaux is all about.
All the fresh and ripe fruit comes through in each sip with a delightfully lingering taste like a date you never want to end

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2018 Traversa Cabernet Franc
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These luscious Cab Franc grapes are picked by hand in the vineyards that are nestled against Uruguay’s beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The juice is young and vibrant with an herbaceous nose that is like opening a canister of succulent, dried black cherries. The palate is bright and lip-smacking with tastes of plum, herbs, and a touch of salty black olives.
Bright and lip smacking with tastes of plum, herbs, and a touch of salty black olives

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2018 Elicio Red Blend
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Elicio Red Blend hails from the southern Rh™ne Valley. This region has a history of delivering excellence in a bottle. Elicio builds on this reputation by bringing you a smooth Grenache and Merlot red blend. However, a blend of Grenache and Merlot is rarely seen in the wine world, which makes this bottle unique. But donÕt be scared, this uncommon combination has been blended into a wine that pairs deliciously with the warm summer weather.This wine is an excellent pair with the early warmth of the year Ñ the subtle sun rays on pale, wintered skin. This bottle is bold, packing a punch of earthiness and juicy, dripping fruit. With a bold mouthfeel, it really coats the entire palate sliding down the sides and leaving a dusty dry feeling. The acid is low and it leaves the tannins to slowly melt away on your palate.
Earthy, juicy, luscious fruit. A bold mouthfeel coats the entire palate and a low acid leaves balanced tannins to slowly melt away.

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2011 Angelucci Leonate”” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo”
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These grapes are harvested by hand at the tail end of the picking season in mid-October, which means these little berries are loaded up with ripe flavors. The aromas are like an Italian nonna’s (aka grandma) kitchen, and this granny makes some damn good pies with fresh fruit and spice. The sippin’ is robust and full, coating the entire mouth with fruit, notes of balsamic flavors.
Macerated black cherries drizzled with a balsamic reduction

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2018 Ch‰teau Tour Chapoux Bordeaux
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This juicy Bordeaux red with wafts of candied fruit, chalk, and wild mint. The palate brings some solid body and ripeness that leaves an elegant richness clinging to your tastebuds.
Compact and full-bodied like rich fruit wrapped in a purple velvet cape.

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2017 Upwell Pinot Noir
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The juice is medium bodied with all the classic notes of cranberry, raspberry, and dark fruit with just the right hint of spice. It’s perfect year round!
Silky and elegantly smooth like the coolest 1950s jazz musician

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2016 Areyna Estate Grown Malbec
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The hand-picked Malbec grapes make for a lush, complex, but approachable bottle of deliciousness. The aromas from this juice are red raspberries and blackberries that are youthful, lush, and ripe. The sipping matches all that juicy fruit with a subtle touch of cracked black pepper and salty dark olives that when combined makes you crave each sip.
Lush and complex, like a battle between fresh blackberries and savory green olives, while fresh cracked black pepper watches from the stands

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2017 Jeanne Marie Pinot Noir
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The vast majority of these flavorful pinot berries are sourced from Monterrey, and we just imagine them growing up with rocky beach views alongside the infamous Pacific Highway. The nose is fresh with tart cherry, raspberry, spice, and the right amount of earthiness. The juice has just enough body for those elegant flavors to weigh right on your tastebuds with a lingering finish.

Light to medium body with a touch of earthiness and a smooth, supple finish

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2018 Ventisquero Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
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This Chilean Cab will make your stay-at-home steak night one not to forget. Popping this bottle is like opening the Hoover Dam of fresh, ripe fruit like strawberries, raspberries, and black currants. As all that deluxe fruit crashes across your sense, you’re soon hit with a second flavor layer of black pepper, tobacco, and dark chocolate. This juice has an elegant body that is balanced with tart acid, delicate tannins, and big, fruity finish.
Elegant body balanced with tart acid, delicate tannins, and a big, fruity finish

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Pappas Wine Co. Pinot Noir, NV
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This Pinot Noir is distinctly Oregonian. It starts out bright and lively and hits you with ripe cherries, but as you sip, more complicated flavors linger on your taste buds like Oolong Tea, macerated plums, and the essence of very dry and dusty dirt road.
Bright black cherries and fresh, ripe plums steeped in Oolong tea

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2015 Barbanera Ser Passo”” Sangiovese Toscana”
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The juice is deliciously captivating with vivacious notes of ripe red fruit. The wine literally flows like the finest silk over the palate and with a predominant fruit character of black cherries that’s kept fresh by Sangiovese’s natural acidity aka tart-ness. Tuscany strikes again with the perfect go-to bottle for your next spaghetti night or when you’re too lazy to cook and your neighborhood Italian takeout spot does the trick.
silky and luscious, this Sangiovese is a smooth criminal with a fruity finish

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2015 Weninger Organic Red
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A tasty blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah. The nose is all about ripe and bright red fruit like rhubarb, strawberries, and red raspberries. The palate is juicy, fruity, and generous.
Juicy and fruity with rhubarb, strawberry, and red raspberry. Deliciously drinkable like adult Hawaiian Punch.

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2016 Appaloosa Syrah
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The juice is nuanced and complex bursting with layers of bright aromas and flavors. Dark cherry and ripe red raspberry elbow their way out of the bottle and linger with a touch of woodsy cedar.
Gentle tannins create a medium body while notes of huckleberry, vanilla, and macadamia nut perform a delicate ballet routine.

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2018 Marine Descombe Beaujolais-Villages
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Marine Descombe, celebrated, 5th generation French winemaker, in her own words: ÒI donÕt think you should have to be a serious wine expert to experience the kind of honest, authentic wines that the Europeans have been enjoying for centuries.Ó Oui, Marine! We feel seen, and we appreciate your fruity, fleshy bottle of 100% Gamay, especially since this lilÕ grape was banned from big, bad Burgundy in 1395. ItÕs good to see this wineÕs still thriving further down South in the sandy, granite soils of the famous Beaujolais-Villages vineyards, where its purity of taste and unique expression perfectly represents its place.
Elegant, soft, but still vibrant and juicy ripe red fruit dissolves across your cheeks

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2017 Woop Woop Cabernet Sauvignon
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This 100% Cabernet bottle shows off brilliant aromatics and a taste bursting with bright red fruit flavors. Woop Woop, indeed.
Ripe red raspberries bursting out of a cannon pointed at your taste buds

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2011 Kaesler Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Barossa Valley’s climate is very similar to France’s famous Bordeaux wine region. So it’s no wonder this Cabernet tastes like a delicious classic wine. The Kaesler family vineyards have been producing great juice since the late 1800s and this bottle shows off what a 100 years of practice can do! The juice is loaded up with earthy notes like hunting for the perfect plum in an organic hillside orchard. The sippin is as complicated as your last relationship status on Facebook, with flavors olive, leather, tobacco and ripe plums and black cherries.
Soft and silky with complicated flavors of plums, cinnamon spice, and savory olives

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2014 Quarterback Red Blend
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The juice delivers a soft, well-worn leather with tart blackcurrant and blackberry at first sip. The lagging flavors include prune, cherry, and strawberry, backed by charcoal, toasted caramel, and toffee apple that ends sweet yet spicy pepper, anise, and jammy finish.
Prunes, cherries, and strawberries grilled on your backyard charcoal grill and turned into a juicy jam

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2017 Empordˆlia Sinols Negre
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Once you pop this fresh and bright wine you’re sure to be hit in the face with powerful aromas of ripe fruit like blackberries and cherries, but as the fruit fades you’ll find licorice and pepper. The vino is big on the palate meaning it has a nice body that coats the mouth with well-structured, smooth tannin, and a long finish which replays the intense fruit and licorice that hit your nose as you pour the juice into your drinking vessel.

A full-flavored heavyweight, with well-structured, smooth tannins on the finish

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2017 Jeanne Marie Cabernet Sauvignon
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The juice is classic California Cabernet Sauvignon, and by that we mean juicy and fruit forward, but still restrained and not loaded up with oak. Easy sippin’ and medium-bodied with notes of black currant, stewed plum, blackberry, and a hint of mint. Notes of smoke and forest floor emerge on the long, layered finish. Complicated and nuanced in all the right ways.

Medium-bodied with notes of plum, blackberry, and mint, leading to an earthy, layered finish

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2018 Ventisquero CarmŽnre Reserva
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Whiffs of jammy red and black fruit pour out of this bottle. Each sip is a deluxe and delightful concentration of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cherries that fade into some spice blended with hints of chocolate, tobacco, and vanilla. This CarmŽnre is bold, big, and vivacious, which is exactly how it is supposed to be.
Dark berries, chocolate, and spice create a well balanced body and big, smooth tannins swim together harmoniously for a clean and elegant finish

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2019 Six Hats Pinotage
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This vino is juicy, vibrant, and bright with succulent plums and red fruit, but is also nuanced and complex with touches of spice and saltiness. Don’t let anyone tell you that Pinotage can’t be good because this one is delicious and also does some good in the world!
Clean and freshly loaded up with ripe plums and fresh strawberries rolled in bits of teriyaki beef jerky

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2018 Kloovenburg The Gatekeepers”” Red”
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Blackberries and red fruit layer one on top of another, along with subtle hints of spice are neatly arranged to provide a medium to full body and noticeable structure.

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2016 Decibel Pinot Noir
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With this organic Martinborough Pinot Noir, Brennan produces a true expression of place, the southernmost region of New ZealandÕs North Island.
Cherries thrown across a dusty chalk board

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2015 J. HofstŠtter SŸdtirol-Alto Adige Lagrein
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The family has been making wine for four generations, and they produce nearly all varietal-driven wines that truly express the unique character of this sunny Alpine region of the world Ñ like this unique and expressive bottle of Lagrein.
Striking, clear, captivating and fresh as the jammy fruit springs from the bottle

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2018 Ventisquero Pinot Noir Reserva
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During harvest in 2018 in Chile, the weather was pure Goldilocks with perfectly moderate temps, which means these magical Pinot Noir berries ripened nice and slowly making this wine light, fresh, and vibrant. The nose reveals aromas of fresh fruit, such as strawberries and cherries with a slight vanilla note. The sippin’ is fresh, with balanced acidity, smooth tannins, and a long, clean and persistent finish.
Fresh, with balanced acidity, smooth tannins and a long, clean, persistent finish

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2017 Decibel ‘Gimblett Gravels’ Malbec
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ItÕs an organic Malbec from the rocky soils of Gimblett Gravels appellation, and itÕs a wine made for anyone with a nose for adventure.
Dense and juicy plums attack the taste buds and linger on the cheeks in the best possible way

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2017 Tilenus Ecol—gico DO Bierzo Mencia
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The property is a spectacular natural biosphere, with every type of bird, as well as rabbits and wild boar roaming freely making for an amazing place to grow grapes without a bunch of chemicals. The ruby-red juice is dangerously easy to drink with aromas of fresh-picked strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. The mouthfeel is smooth and balanced with a freshness characteristic that we can’t get enough of.

Medium-bodied, smooth and balanced, with a touch of freshness to keep you sipping

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2016 Testify ‘Gimblett Gravels’ Red
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Infused with a distinct sense of place, coupled with an oh-so pure expression of this varietal, anyone who loves a dense, brooding Malbec wonÕt be able to get enough of this mega-tasty bottle.
A royal level of elegant flowers and black cherry with a distinct structure mouthfeel that will have you singing praise aloud

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2019 Italia Foto Wine Co. Grillo
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Grillo Ñ a super cool white wine from Sicily, and she is elegant, charming, and always up for a good time.
Citrus and orange flowers tangle across your taste buds with a refreshing, crisp finish

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2018 Poggio Anima Gabriel”” Pecorino”
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The juice is a luxurious, bright straw color and has a delightful muscularity on the palate. This density takes you on a ride through pear and apple orchards that ends with a welcoming salty, lemon zest.
Rich and decadent fruit with a slight honey drizzle and a salty finish

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2019 Grape Abduction White
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The juice is a blend of Pinot Blanc and Yellow Muscat. Sometimes Pinot Blanc gets knocked for not being too exciting of a grape, but in its youth, the grape brings a lush roundness of flavor to your glass, and when paired with a sidekick this party can really get started! For Gšnc, that sidekick is Yellow Muscat, which is very fun and fresh with tropical, crisp notes of lychee. This grape duo is like liquifying fresh white flowers in a perfect meadow and sipping it while the sun sets.
A bouquet of the freshest flowers on earth melt into lush tropical flavors of lychee, guava, and passion fruit

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2018 Pierre et Papa White
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It smells like early morning sunshine on dewy suburban garden leaves tastes like golden raspberries, the ones you see in parking lot farmersÕ markets. Lip-smacking acidity cuts through this medium-bodied wine, clad with 11% alcohol, this would be an impeccable Sunday afternoon wine extremely chill and just looking for a good time.
Well-balanced and zippy, bursting with tropical paradise notes, laser beams, and limeade.

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2019 Grape Abduction RosŽ
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The Grape Abduction RosŽ is a slightly darker pink than you’ll find in the South of France, and it is bursting with ripe wild berries, wild strawberries, and a hint of freshly picked violets. On the palate, the wine is round, fruity, with a refreshing acidity that carries all that red fruit aromas across the tastebuds to a long and smooth finish. This is your pink vino to cool off a weekend picnic when the sun just starts getting a touch too hot.
Smooth & Velvet form a tag team against Raspberry & Strawberry in a battle royale

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2018 Areyna Torrontes
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Torrontes is one of Argentina’s most popular white wine grapes, but for some reason, it hasn’t broken out to pop culture stardom outside of its home. Think of this grape as Sauv Blanc’s cool cousin from Argentina that can cut a mean rug. When you bring this bottle to the picnic, you’re gonna look super cool. The juice is quite aromatic with tons of citrus-like pink grapefruit, star fruit, and lemon-lime notes. The mouthfeel is elegant with a perfectly tart and refreshing finish that pairs well with laying in the sun.
Elegant starfruit with a perfectly tart and refreshing finish

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2018 ƒtincelle Sauvignon Blanc
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This juice hails from the southern end of Touraine. The nose is super tropical with whiffs of kiwi, lychee, papaya, and mango, and on the palate is a beautiful and viscous coating of exotic fruit that makes your mouth feel lush and opulent AF. This is classic French Sauvignon Blanc that has the power to transform your front porch into a seductive Parisian bistro.
Rich, fruity, opulent and luscious and, no, this isn’t an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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2019 Gateway Vinho Verde RosŽ
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The sippin’ is still easy and a guilty pleasure but a more complex version with notes of cranberry zest and pomegranate that tickle the tongue with that touch of effervescence. Kinda like adult sprite spiked with ripe strawberries!
Sippin’ on an adult version of a Sonic strawberry limeade walking in a lush botanical garden

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2019 La Perdrix Costiere de Nimes RosŽ
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This rosŽ has a big and bright nose showing off ripe peaches, star fruit, honeysuckle, and stone. The palate is as refreshing as a Mediterranean beach in summer with notes of lemon, passion fruit, peaches and a mineral-y finish that is clean and crisp to keep you sippin’ all afternoon long.
All the fresh fruit fades into lemon-y goodness ending with a steal-y and crisp finish

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2017 Mo Salinas Macabeo
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The nose is like freshly cut white flowers got ran over by your fave tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit on a beach. The palate is loaded up with freshness from all that tropical fruit goodness that’s silky, elegant, and lingers on the cheeks!
Fresh, silky, and well-balanced with a lingering aftertaste of delicate fruit

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2019 Boya RosŽ
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The juice is light and refreshing with ripe, bright notes of raspberry, tangerine, and lemon zest that all end with a perfectly crisp finish.
Bright raspberry and tropical citrus finish with sublime and crisp minerality.

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2018 Beelgara Estate Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc
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When you pop this Semillon & Sauv Blanc blend you’re gonna be whacked in the face with a palm frond, kiwis, pineapple rind, and a deluxe sea breeze. We may be fading into autumn, but this wine will keep your calendar set on an endless summer. As you swish this tropical juice around your cheeks you’ll start getting a touch of grass like a freshly cut lawn. Dangerously gulp-able, this vino is easy in all the right ways.
All that fresh tropical fruit sticks to your cheeks and you nap on a freshly cut lawn

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2017 Kat Walker Sauvignon Blanc
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Sauv Blanc from Marlborough has become such a jam because the warm clear days with loads of sunshine provide great conditions for ripening the fruit. This bottle is the house style”” of the winery meaning they make this vino for how they want to drink it and let’s just say they know what they’re doing. Flavors of lemon
Sprite’s more sophisticated older sibling, with a clean minerality and grippy citrus and stone fruit

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2019 Le Sauv
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The aromas burst out with citrus and slowly take you down a green & grassy pathway. All those flavors breakdance across the taste buds with such style and smoothness.
Bright tropical fruit becomes more complicated with notes of fresh cut grass

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2017 The Atom Half-Life”” Chardonnay”
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This Chardonnay is a balanced coalescence of ripe stone fruit, apple blossoms, lemon zest, and toasted coconut that greet the palate and dissolve to rich caramelized sugar, baking spices, and a touch of smoke.
Tangy fruit dissolves into caramelized sugar, baking spices and a hint of smoke transport you to the dessert course on an island getaway.

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2019 Oynos Pinot Grigio
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Sicily’s landscape is warm and dry with tons of sunshine, kissed by salty, coastal breezes Ñ the perfect conditions to produce the organic grapes in this 100% Pinot Grigio.
Citrus, apples, and flowers slurried and strained from a steel blender

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2016 Sidewood Chardonnay
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The nose is like lemon-lime, peach, guava, citrus blossom, and grapefruit combine forces like Captain Planet to make the best smelling sparkling water ever. But the aromas are just the preview of what’s to come… the palate starts by spilling an opulent and mouth-watering level of melon, honeydew, fresh-cut peaches, and grapefruit that ends with a steely and mineral-y finish.
Mouth watering lemon, grapefruit, and guava make for a fruit forward symphony that crescendos into a steely minerality that’s equal parts rich and refreshing.

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2019 Gonc Canvas Pet-Nat RosŽ
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This style of wine originated in France and is said to be the O.G. of the sparkling wine family. Only 300 total cases (12 packs) of these bubbles were produced, so we’re super lucky to share them with you. The juice is screams summer with smells of ripe red fruit and freshly cut white flowers. The sippin’ will make you think Sugar Free Watermelon and Strawberry flavored Pop Rocks got together to make a wine.
Strawberry and Watermelon Pop Rocks combined forces to make wine

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2017 Six Hats Chenin Blanc
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Six Hats Fairtrade, a winery collective featuring the best of what Cape West and Piekenierskloof has to offer, put out this fruity, tropical Chenin thatÕs complex character reflects just how happy this grape is kicking around the Southern Hemisphere.
Guava, Pineapple and Peaches white water rafting through a lush mountain stream

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2019 Sidekick Chardonnay
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Birk O’Halloran and Karl Antle are longtime Wine Awesomeness partners. We’ve loved their rebellious take on wine from the very beginning. They stared Iconic Wine out of a love for Chardonnay (and also comic books). They’ve done it again with the latest release of the Sidekick Chardonnay. It’s an excellent example of what WA has spent the last 5 years trying to show about Chardonnays potential Ñ not as the sweet fruit and oak bomb some have come to expect, but a wine with true depth!With pear and citrus at its core, the wine gets a real lift where some Chardonnays fall into flat, flabbiness. For the 2018 vintage, the duo worked with multiple vineyard sources from around northern California, as far north as Anderson Valley to as far south as Lodi. This grape hunting led to finding the best fruit for the price to create a Chardonnay that doesn’t feel cheap or oaky, but more like your bff everyday white wine. It’s like someone keeps giving you flowers and fresh fruit but in bottle form.
bright and vibrant fruit balanced by minerality, showing off the best in Cali Chard

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2018 Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc Estate Selection
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With a strong aroma of ripe, tropical fruit, this juice is not messing around. It’s intense yet balanced, with a lingering finish that will stay with your tastebuds. It’s fruit salad in a glass Ñ but not your average melon variety. We’re talking passion fruit, peach, and a splash of zesty lime to top it all off.
Succulent and juicy with a little heftiness

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2019 Vadiaperti Beneventano Falanghina
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LetÕs just get this out of the way. Falanghina is a grape. In fact, itÕs an ancient Greek grape thatÕs been revived in ItalyÕs Campania region Ñ the lower to mid-shin of the boot.
Eating the best bouquet of flowers anyone ever sent you after the best first date ever

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2017 Paritua Stone Paddock”” Sauvignon Blanc”
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The 2017 Paritua Stone Paddock Sauvignon Blanc is a youthful wine with bright acidity that makes the mouth water after each sip. This NZ Sauv Blanc is the just right balance between tropical guava, melon, and kiwi, with herbs that invoke memories of a fresh cut lawn in summer.
Finely textured, juicy, and lively, with a crisp acidity and a long finish

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Castello Di Roncade Prosecco Brut
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This Prosecco ain’t no overly sweet or cheap juice used only to make bottomless mimosas at brunch. It does make a damn good mimosa, but this juice is dry, frothy, and gives off day dreams of being a Baron yourself. The nose is elegant with notes of white flowers and tropical fruits. The palate is fresh, balanced, and lively with those little bubbles playfully all splish splash-y on the inside your cheeks.
Not overly sweet but instead fresh, balanced, and lively with delicate bubbles gently dancing with every sip.

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2020 Six Hats Sauvignon Blanc
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This co-operative cellar is committed to progressive and equitable farming, all great reasons to buy up this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and toast the people behind this bottle.
Somehow magically a tropical beach merged into a crisp mountain stream

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2016 Giuliani Cannuzze Chardonnay
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These Chardonnay grapes are harvested by hand and the vineyards have a front-row beach view. We imagine these grapes overlooking the ancient Greek invasions of the Italian peninsula. The juice is pure Italian romance with a nose of fresh flowers and ripe peaches that have been rolling around on a salty seashore. The palate is full and clings to your cheeks with notes of stone fruit, melon, and citrus.
Full-bodied and luscious texture that clings to your cheeks with notes of stone fruit, melon, and citrus

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2018 Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Blanc
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The juice has a cleansing acidity and flavors of citrus and melon. It possesses the deeper texture, elegance, and richness of body that are the regionÕs hallmarks.
An elegant silkiness like a French-designed melon and citrus shaded evening gown

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2017 APA. Sauvignon Blanc
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The M_ori are the indigenous people of NZ and their word for layer”” is APA
Hints of gooseberry, melon, and citrus combine for a fruit-forward experience that’s crisp, clean ,and ultra refreshing.

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2019 Zazou Picpoul de Pinet
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The grape got its name because the wine is high in acidity, which means it’s refreshing and tart as you sip on it while hoping for a short winter. This bottle makes for a great aperitif but also goes particularly well with salty dishes, especially seafood or charcuterie.
Vibrant, bright, and refreshing like a bowl of ripe lemons and white peaches

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2019 Elicio RosŽ
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The juice is uber fruit forward with the fruit bursting from the glass eager to meet ya, say hey
Eagerly fruit forward and delightfully tart, with a host of fresh berries welcoming you to summertime.

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2015 Pinyeres Blanc
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As you pop the bottle, aromas of fresh-baked brioche emerge and slowly fade into freshly peeled green apples, all on a smooth toasty backdrop. Fresh entrance in the mouth with good levels of acidity. The vino ends with a creamy, voluminous, and plush long and lingering finish.
A voluptuous and silky lemon-lime creamsicle slowly melting in the sun

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2019 Matteo Braidot Pinot Grigio
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Pinot Grigio gets a bad rep as being a super basic wine and we’ve sipped our fair share of watered down versions that their only redeeming quality was the alcohol content. The Braidot’s version of the white wine will impress you. You’ll think, damn… I didn’t know Pinot Grigio was this good””. The juice is an elegant straw yellow with a nose that reminds us of the banana peal when mom made banana + green apple + peanut butter sammies. The sippin grips the cheeks with a persistent lemon-lime
Full, structured, and savory with zesty goodness that’ll take your brain to the last time you had an evening walk on the beach

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Foxie Sparkling RosŽ, NV (2-pack)
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The nose is dominated by very fragrant grapefruit that sort of tricks the brain into thinking the vino in this can will be sweet. It’s very similar to the first time you sipped La Croix, and the taste is an uber dry sensation loaded with flavor but definitely not sugar.
Pamplemousse La Croix meets french rosŽ meets Prosecco

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2019 Poggio Anima Raphael Rosato
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The nose is like a social distancing dance party with spices, flowers, and herbs waving wildly at each other from an acceptable distance. The sippin’ is all these flavors coming together with a refreshing tart finish.
Dense and juicy, with the light red fruit flavors and floral notes carrying through on the persistent finish

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2019 Bodini RosŽ
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The juice is fresh, fruit-forward, and an awesome intro to Malbec with notes of ripe strawberry and cocktail cherries that ends with just a touch of pepper.
Dueling cherries and strawberries get surprised by a faint touch of white pepper

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2018 CMS Sauvignon Blanc
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The juice is a light straw color and brilliantly clear. The nose is like the most abundant fruit basket you’ve ever come across, bursting with peach, gooseberry, lemon curd, citrus blossom, and side of some super boutique-y orange marmalade. The sipping is zippy and bright, with flavors of ripe lemon, peach, and a tasty touch of fresh biscuits. Your tastebuds may think you’ve just gotten that big pay raise you’ve been hounding your boss about, because this bottle tastes way more expensive than its actual price. So much about this wine is just incredibly gulp-able. ItÕs light, but brings the game on taste and style. ItÕs refreshing, thoughtful, and a breezy summer day in the park.

Light, refreshing, and thoughtful like a breezy summer day in the park

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2019 Bellula RosŽ IGP dÕOc
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Another trend really got it’s start in the South of France. Enter what is rapidly becoming summer’s favorite adult beverage AKA rosŽ. The birthplace of rosŽ is Provence in the South of France. This juice is incredibly fresh and vibrant with notes of citrus and peaches that melt away in to a wave of white flowers blowing the Mediterranean sea breeze.
Wild flowers blowing across a beach in the salty seabreeze

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2019 Yelcho Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Especial
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This Sauv Blanc is the perfect example of how good the Old World grape can be in a New World region! Tropical fruits become besties on the nose of this wine as smells of lime, grapefruit, pineapples, and kiwi waft from the glass! The sippin’ is elegant and lush as all the tropical fruit does the Salsa across your taste buds and this party ends with the perfect tart, crisp, and minerally finish!
Elegant and lush, like a tropical fruit plate that ends with the perfect tart, crisp, and mineral finish.

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2017 Chill Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc
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This juice hails from the gorgeous vineyards of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. It’s certified sustainable, vegan, and environmentally friendly. People from New Zealand are affectionately called Kiwis, so it is perfectly fitting that the nose on this juice is dominated by fresh tropical fruit like kiwi, passion fruit, and star fruit.
Clean and fresh stone fruit melt away with a crisp finish like the freshest mountain water around.

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2016 Paritua Stone Paddock”” Chardonnay”
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The nose shows off grilled peach and charred mango with subtle spice. The palate is succulent and beautifully rounded with creamy texture that doesn’t overdo it and is balanced by a fresh tart, smooth finish.
Succulent, round, and elegant as the fruit morphs into a creamy but crisp finish

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2019 Realce Sauvignon Blanc-Macabeo
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The nose is like a party hosted by the duo of lemon and citrus, but the two deftly invited apple, pear, and wildflowers to the soirŽe. The palate is lush and round with tastes of green apple, melon, and honeysuckle with a refreshing, minerally finish. Best of luck not trying to drink on this bottle too quickly.
A creamy roundness and minerality that stage a flavor soirŽe between your cheeks and tongue

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2019 Iconic ÒOne ShotÓ Napa Valley White Wine Blend
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This secret blend is made of Friulano (also known as Tocai Friulano), Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. The excess juice was trusted to a long time producer that WA regularly features, Birk O’Halloran of Sidekick Wines. The aromas are tropical like kiwi-flavored sunset on a deserted Pacific island. The sippin’ is crisp with all those tropical notes melting across your palate.
A fruit cocktail of hand-picked tropical fruit from Hawaii

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2017 Merwida Chardonnay
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This Chard has such an elegant, full, and lush feel in the mouth. Swish it around and you can taste everything that is gorgeous about the Western Cape i.e. sunsets on Chapman’s Peak, stunning views of Table Mountain, and sunny days on the beach where the Indian meets the Atlantic ocean. The palate is limey with a perfect touch of ocean saltiness that ends with yellow pear, butterscotch, and tropical citrus.
A kiss of ocean saltiness that ends with yellow pear, butterscotch, and tropical citrus.

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2019 Glunz Family Winery Viognier White Hawk Vineyard
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The explosively aromatic Viognier grapes in this bottle turned out this way because they got a big bear hug from the nearby Pacific Ocean and morning fog that opens up into one of those perfect sun day fun days.
Rich and Bright and Ripe playing tug-o-war from one side of your checks to the other

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2011 The Brave Riesling
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Pool water. Petrol. Lanolin. Chlorine. Beeswax. Diesel. We know what you’re thinking… why would I ever want to sip on anything with these types of descriptors. It may be super wine nerdy, but when Riesling is like this it is simply fun, cool, and delicious to drink. This juice is nearly 12 years old, which is super cool and it’s all that time that developed these cray flavors.
Hints of petrol, chlorine, and beeswax create a unique and satisfying sip that will have wine nerds buzzing.

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2018 Tedeschi Capitel Tenda Soave DOC Classico
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Garganega. Now thereÕs a grape you donÕt hear too much about, but it is, in fact, one of ItalyÕs oldest and most important.
Thinly sliced almonds wrapped up in honeysuckles

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2019 Gonc Canvas Pet-Nat Pinot Blanc
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This style of wine originated in France and is said to be the O.G. of the sparkling wine family. Only 300 total cases (12 packs) of these bubbles were produced, so we’re super lucky to share them with you. These effervescent, refreshing bubbles with smells of fresh lemon and minerals, crisp pear and almonds springing form the bottle. The sippin’ is all about green grapes, lemon peel and herbs with a slight hint of feeling fancy AF. The glass will look look and wild, with big juicy bubbles like an awesome Thursday night in college.
Cloudy and juicy bubbles burst with flavors green grapes, lemons, and fresh herbs

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2016 Ant Moore Estate Pinot Gris
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This Pinot Gris is the bottle you need to pop open when old man winter has nearly cracked your mental capacity to deal with the cold. The juice will remind you that spring is eternal, and despite feeling forever away, warmer weather will arrive. The nose will take you to the first bite of a ripe, spring peach or fresh pear. The sippin’ is soft, clean, and crispy with flavors of apricot, peach, pear, and finishes with subtle citrus and mineral notes.
The sippin’ is soft, clean, and crispy with flavors of apricot, peach, pear, finishing with subtle citrus and mineral notes.

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2019 Blackwater High Roller”” Sauvignon Blanc”
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This bottle will make you think of elegant French SB like Sancerre, but with a Southern Hemisphere flare that is quite unique.
Mom’s infamous lemon curd-green apple bars smushed against a chalkboard during detention

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Helix Cava Brut
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The juice is a beautiful golden hue with elegant, tiny bubbles that bring a cheerful and rich flavor that waltz across your mouth. The dryness of the wine makes this sparkling taste like wealth without a super sugary hangover. These little bubbles are filled with notes of fresh-picked wildflowers and stone fruit like peach and apricot.
Balanced and harmonious with elegant bubbles, crisp fruit, and a delightful acidity

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2017 Poggio Anima Uriel”” Grillo”
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This vino is a touch rich and medium-bodied on the palate with a minerality that lingers just the right amount of time and still retains a refreshing citrusy finish.
A nice lingering mouthfeel that lasts like an awesome second date, but with fresh mineral notes and tropical fruit characters and a very pleasant spritzy, zingy finish

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2019 Woop Woop Chardonnay
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This juice is crisp with stone fruits combined with hints of lemon blossom and skins of lime, while the palate is a medium-bodied, richly fruity, dry wine that loves to linger on the cheeks.
Alive, fresh, and bright with rounded tropical fruit wishing and washing around your cheeks

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2016 Waipara Springs Chardonnay
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The juice is a pale straw color with subtle whiffs of peach and nectarine followed with a layered background of vanilla and toast that’ll trick your brain into thinking this Chardonnay might come from one of the more expensive French wine regions. It’s got a nice full body with mouth-filling vibrant intensity leading into a crisp clean dry finish.
Full bodied with a vibrant intensity and balanced weight, leading into a crisp, dry finish that’s uber refreshing.

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2019 RAW RosŽ
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It’s certified organic! It’s vegan! It’s rosŽ! J.P. Bourgeois is a WA favorite when it comes to finding wine across France and Spain that ridiculously outperforms for the price point. He focuses solely on handcrafted, sustainably farmed, and organic wines that are almost always under 20 bucks. But this rosŽ from a co-op of family winemakers on the riverbanks of the village of Villanueva de Alcardete in the heart of La Mancha, Spain may be his best find yet. We’re pumped to share it with you. The juice is 100% certified organic and vegan with a perfectly pale pink hue that is perfect for day drinking and snacking on the beach and sneaking in a cat nap on the sand between each glass. The nose is dominated by aromas of ripe strawberries and wildflowers, and the sipping is round and lush with lively raspberries and citrus notes coming to life the more you sip.
Strawberries, raspberries, and citrus clinging to your cheeks in the best way possible

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2019 Clouston & Co Sauvignon Blanc
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The juice is sourced from top vineyards scattered around Marlborough. Whiffs of fresh herbs and green tomato leaves tango with gooseberry and fennel for a seductive nose. The sippin’ is like a lemon-lime dreamsicle that is tart and lip smackin’ with subtle notes of ripe plum fading into a salty, evening sea breeze with a freshness that keeps you filling up your glass.
A salty sea breeze brings a wave of lemon & lime goodness across your taste buds

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2015 Plana Blanc
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The juice is fuller bodied and has enough weight to pair with bigger meats like Salmon or even a steak. The nose is very aromatic and floral while the palate is full and lush with notes of golden apple and pear that finishes with a seawater zest.
Lush and full layers of apples with a touch of kosher salt

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2019 Lubanzi Chenin Blanc (2-pack)
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The nose is an uber flowery and citrusy version of a white tea with notes of pear, peach, lychee, green apple, and apricot. The palate is a bit more complex with an elegant and creamy lemon curd zest that ends with a perfectly refreshing finish that makes you crave the next sip.
Elegant and creamy, like a light lemon curd that’s balanced out by a crisp and refreshing finish

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2019 CMS Chardonnay
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This is a serious Chardonnay. This is a wine you get into and sip and sip and sip and you ponder the dream of building your own wine brand on a classic wine estate. The nose is marked by lively blood orange, tart caramel apple, and the perfect touch of buttered toast. But 100% not overly butter-y and oak-y. The sipping begins with a nice tart-ness, which leads you into a full and creamy texture that’ll make you scream dreamsicle as your tastebud receptors go crazy.

The best possible artisanal apple butter spread across toasted, fresh baguette

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2019 Sylvain Miniot Saint-Pourain RosŽ
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The wine shows a light salmon-pink hue and reveals on the nose aromas of peach and apricot along with hints of raspberries and rose petals. The wine is full and inviting in the mouth, with great refreshing crispness and a lively return of the aromas on the finish.
Snacking on fresh raspberries while laying on a bed of rose petals

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2019 Ventisquero Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
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We had a day dream one day that we could circumnavigate the world in 24 hours and pop by every major region that produces Sauvignon Blanc. Every example is delish, but the styles differ between France, New Zealand, and places like Chile! This Sauv Blanc grew up with a view of the Pacific Ocean and we swear you can taste the beach in every glass. The nose reveals a blend of citrus and tropical fruit
Elegant and fresh with a well-balanced acidity and delicate floral notes

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2018 RAW White Blend
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The RAW White is a blend of iconic Spanish grapes Verdejo and AirŽn along with some classic Sauvignon Blanc. The nose is fresh-squeezed citrus fruit dripping over chalky, river stones and the sippin’ is peachy and flowery with a steely and crisp finish.
Jumping into that chilly mountain stream right after taking a bite of a fresh peach

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2015 Thistledown Great Escape”” Chardonnay”
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The crew at Thistledown has a strict goal and a philosophy that wine in the bottle should show off the flavors of this place. Fruit is picked in the cool of the early morning and goes directly to press where the free-run juice is run off to tank to settle. The final product is so much citrusy goodness that becomes more smooth and creamy on the palate. A decadent Chardonnay that takes you on a flavor ride, but never goes too much over the top.
All that citrus fruit morphs into an elegant and expensive smoothie with every sip

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2016 Cape Dreams Chenin Blanc
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This version comes from South Africa, one of the more underrated wine regions in the world and a hotbed for finding wines that outperform their price point. This juice brings the value to the schoolyard if you know what we mean. The nose immediately transports you to the tropics with whiffs of pineapple, guava, and lime. The palate adds a slight sophistication to this tropical soiree with a hint of dried apple and a lemon zesty, balanced finish.
Fruit forward with a hint of dry apple, fresh and zesty yet well balanced, like how you want to feel walkin’ in to the club

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2018 Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay Signature Selection
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The juice is delightfully fruity. You’ll catch whiffs of pineapple, mango, and peach as you fill up your wine vessel. The sippin’ takes all that juicy, tropical fruit on a whirlwind across your cheeks and taste buds. This bottle is a blend of two lots of special Chardonnay grapes giving each sip a fruit-forward burst of flavor finishes with toasty oak notes, creamy texture while being crisp, clean, and refreshing.
A really expensive and artisanal version of a tropical pineapple creamy dreamsicle

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2018 Hidden Vineyards Zenit
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The nose is like the most elegant white and yellow flowers on the planet. The palate is lush with enough body that the juice lingers on the cheeks and ends with an exotic fruit i.e. lychee, melon, and jackfruit finish.
A lush and lingering mouth feel that transitions effortlessly to exotic fruit like lychee, melon, and jackfruit

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2015 Portland Wine Project PDX Blanc
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Boedecker Cellars is part of this West Coast wrecking crew and produced this sustainably grown white wine in what they call Òan intern blending collaboration.Ó WeÕre not sure what that means, but we love it, and we love their Blanc blend of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and GewŸrztraminer.
The first act is decadent, silky, and rich but the follow-up is so smooth and refreshing

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2015 Fun Wine Co California White (Pinot Grigio)
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This wine is for when you’re too tired to think and you’re just in need of a guilty pleasure. The nose is all about fresh-picked Granny Smith apples and the palate is tight, steely, and refreshing.
Tight, steely, and refreshing as hell, it’s everything you want out of a Pinot Grigio from California.

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2019 Italia Foto Wine Co. Pecorino
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The more you devote yourself to this white wine, the more you find yourself falling for its softness and its elegance.
Freshest of the fresh peaches rolling through an almond orchard

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2018 Georgie Orbach Chardonnay
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The nose is fragrant with fresh pear and ripe Granny Smith apples. The juice is vibrant and peppy with just the slightest touch of elegant richness. The style is called modern contemporary winemaking… Basically it’s a trendy cool kid that isn’t afraid to make a nod to the classics. Leg warmers, teased hair, or acid wash denim jeans are not necessary to enjoy this wine, but they wouldn’t hurt either!
Crisp and vibrant with an elegant richness and a slight pep of buttery oak.

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2020 Traversa Sauvignon Blanc
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You can feel really good drinking this really great herbaceous 100% Sauvignon Blanc, built with generations of hard work and eco-friendly methods.
Picking herbs on a freshly cut lawn

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2019 Boya Sauvignon Blanc
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The nose is packed with fresh white flowers and pineapple with hints of mango and passion fruit. The palate is well-balanced with acidity and a 7UP-esque limey-ness making the wine a sipping addiction.
A lime-y tinged goodness with a refreshing and salty sea breeze finish

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2017 Cook Strait Sauvignon Blanc
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This juice will have you daydreaming of sandy beaches and palm trees even during the most bitter, winter nights. The vino is bright and fresh with tropical aromatics aka guava kiwi with a salty sea breeze zest on the nose. The palate is lively and crisp, with passionfruit and herbaceous notes, laced with hints of citrus and ripe lemon with depth and length on the finish. This is the best of the best when it comes to Sauv Blanc from Marlborough.
Lively and crisp, with passionfruit and herbs underpinned by hints of citrus and ripe lemon and depth like a rainforest cave

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2016 Lagoon Hill Pinot Gris
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Pinot Gris makes for a perfect late winter / early spring wine because it’s got just enough body to keep ya warm, but the flavors will take your brain to sunnier places. The nose wafts of red apple, lychee, pear and white peach that give way to a silky, textural palate with fresh and lively tropical fruit.
Soft and subtle, with delicious apricot and lychee flavors for a silky, textural palate with fresh and lively tropical fruit.

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Mystery RosŽ
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Close your eyes. Now take a sip, this is the bottle for you. Roll the dice… it could be old world, new world, light or high in acid. Truly a surprise but it’s one of our rosŽs from a current, future, or past monthly club box.
Tastes like wine

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Mystery Red
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Close your eyes. Now take a sip, this is the bottle for you. Roll the dice… it could be old world, new world, light or jammy. Truly a surprise but it’s one of our reds from a current, future, or past monthly club box.
Tastes like wine

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Mystery White
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Close your eyes. Now take a sip, this is the bottle for you. Roll the dice… it could be old world, new world, light or jammy. Truly a surprise but it’s one of our whites from a current, future, or past monthly club box.
Tastes like wine

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2019 Gateway Vinho Verde
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This wine is as easy as they come. Low in alcohol, this wine is made for the summer heat. Vinho Verde has earned the nickname Òporch pounderÓ for a reason. Put a chill on this wine, walk out on your porch and you will find out why. Light fruit and floral notes with high acidity, this is a summertime dream.
Crisp, light-bodied, high acid with balanced fruit, this is a wine waiting to be chugged

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2018 Bellula Chardonnay
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The juice is generous, round, and lush on the palate filled with notes of fresh mango, passion fruit, and star fruit balanced with mouthwatering minerality.
A lush roundness of exotic fruits like mango and passion fruit with a touch of citrus enveloping your mouth

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2018 Pascal Biotteau Anjou Blanc
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The vino is a beautiful composite picture of what Anjou in the Loire is all about. The honeyed notes of apricot give way to a tangy mineral finish.
Apricot dripping with honey eases in to a steel-y and mineral-y finish

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Reginato Sparkling RosŽ of Malbec NV
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Just imagine a homemade pie crust that just starts to get toasted filled with unbelievably fresh strawberries and rhubarb all vaporized into a new spiked La Croix flavor. Yeah, exactly… this vino is quite special.
Fresh and ripe fruit fades into a touch of flowers and baking spice

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2019 Decibel Sauvignon Blanc
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The sunny days bring out the elegant fruit notes, while the cool nights give the vino a crisp, mineral-y finish. The nose is like a grudge match between fruits including passionfruit, freshly picked peaches, kiwi, elderflower, and honeysuckles. The sippin’ is notably lively, refreshing, and zippy as the fresh fruit melts into a chalky and zesty finish.
Crisp peach notes, honeydew, and fresh stone fruit race to a chalky finish line that ends on the cheeks with a lively finish

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2018 Green Eyes GrŸner Veltliner
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GrŸner Veltliner is a native varietal to the hills of Austria Ñ and this bottle is a prime example of it. Crisp and clean but with a biting acidity, these Green Eyes are not messing around. While at first, you may notice notes of pear-lemonade rising from the glass, beneath these are dried dill and supple-sweet apricots left out in the sun.
Caramel apple rice cakes with acidic lime notes that sting the back of your jaw in the way that makes you keep on sippin’

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2019 Cicada’s Song
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The juice is a brilliant, light pink with aromas of fresh red fruits and freshly cut white flowers. On the palate, the wine is round, fruity with a bright, mineral-y vivacity that ends with a very refreshing finish. Each sip is so refreshing it’s like dipping into a cool pool right when your body gets just a little too hot from sitting out in the sun.
Round and vivacious with bright, tart raspberries that linger with a super refreshing finish

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2019 Scopa Pinot Grigio
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Pinot Grigio is the wine that everyone likes to hate on. Maybe itÕs because your mom liked it and therefore there’s no way it can be cool. This is not your momÕs PG. The great thing about this grape is that it’s one of the few white grapes that actually has color in its skin.
A refreshing rush of underripe fruit is followed by slight bitterness, white flowers, and river-rock minerality

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2018 Ar’os Loureiro
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This wine is made entirely from the Portuguese varietal Loureiro, which means ÒlaurelÓ in Portuguese, and hints at the distinctive aroma of berries and flowers the grape produces. The varietal has been in Portugal for quite some time and thereÕs evidence of it dating back to the late 18th century. The grape is often used to make blends, so the fact that this is a single varietal wine is pretty special.The wineÕs body is very light, but its prominent acidity keeps it bright and lively. Some of the citrus notes are similar to Sauvignon Blanc but its body and style are all its own. Loureiro is known for its aromatic notes of laurels in addition to bright citrus and refreshing acidity, all of which can be found in this wine. Because plantings of Loureiro have recently declined, it’s hard to find in the modern market, but when you do, it’s a beautiful treat. Enjoy this wine on a day you want to spend every minute outside and see why we think it’s so special.
Light-bodied with an electric acidity. A bit earthy with citrus and freshly cut grass.

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2015 Altes Schlšsschen Riesling
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The balanced touch of sweetness makes this vino a great pair with spicy dishes. Think Thai takeout, hot wangs, curries, etc. etc. The nose is all about stone fruit like ripe peaches and apricots. The palate is crisp, balanced with delicate flavors of citrus, white peaches, and green apples that finishes with a touch of fruity sweetness.
A well-balanced, medium body delivers crisp taste and citrus with just a touch of sweet fruitiness to balance the scales

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Basca Cava, NV
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This bubbly is a delectable pale yellow color, but the sipping is elegant and rich minus all the sugar with an unmistakable personality. It delivers lots of lively, lemony, floral fruit with a clean, zesty finish.
Lively and floral fruit provide a zippy tang, with elegant bubbles and not too much sweetness for a balanced, craveable finish.

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2019 Clara Sala Sicilia Bianco
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Grillo is an indigenous grape to Sicily and one of the new white wine varietals that we’ve fallen hard for in 2019. The nose is all about tropical citrus and the sipping is like grilled peaches splashed with a spritz of a salty beach sea breeze.
Bright and drinkable, with hints of grilled peach baptized by a spritz of salty beach sea breeze.

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RAW Frizzante, NV
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The juice is an elegant pale yellow that alludes to an effervescent nose of white peach, semi-sweet golden raisins, and fresh white flowers. The sippin’ is like all these lush flavors ripple across your cheeks but end with a delightful touch of candied tangerine and ginger.
Like a ripple of lush fruit and semi-sweet golden raisins that ends with a delightful touch of candied tangerine and ginger.

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2018 Nathalie Larroque Gaillac PerlŽ
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The nose is quite like a Leave it to Beaver nostalgic moment like your dad cutting the front lawn and mom making freshly squeezed lemonade. The palate is light and refreshing with tropical fruit and green apple in a staring contest.
Light and refreshing with a delicate bite from tiny bubbles, while tropical fruit and green apple have a staring contest.

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2018 Estampa Gran Reserva White
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Estampa has built quite the rep for blended wines. The splash of Chardonnay and Viognier really accentuate the 95% of the blend that is Sauvignon Blanc. The nose is like walking down a path of river stones with whiffs of citrus-y goodness and crisp herbaceous aromas. A racy and lean palate with wet stones fades into a delightful bell pepper finish.
A clean stoniness and minerality, with hints of orange and green herbs that finish with a whisper of crisp bell pepper.

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Mystery Sparkling
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Close your eyes. Now take a sip, this is the bottle for you. Roll the dice… it could be prosecco, cava, champagne, or any other type of sparkling wine. Truly a surprise but it’s something with bubbles from a current, future, or past monthly club box.
Tastes like wine

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2019 Grape Abduction Orange
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Orange wine is simply just white wine that gets a decent amount of time and contact with the grape skins. Even white wine grapes have reddish skins, which is why this juice is orangish. A rich nose of ripe golden apple, quince, sweet brown spice box with hints of honey. The juice is round and lush like sliced fresh apples slightly drizzled in honey and dredged in sea salt with a fresh mineral finish.
Round and lush like sliced fresh apples slightly drizzled in honey and dredged in sea salt, with a fresh mineral finish.

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2016 Mont Rub’ HMR White
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You’ll find a youthful and vibrantly fruity wine with herbal scents like fresh green fennel and a touch of hand-picked mint. The sippin’ is full of fruit flavors like tart green apple, pear, pineapple skin, and faint notes of Spanish jasmine.
Green apple, pear, pineapple, and a touch of jasmine make for intense fruit while remaining lightly herbal and refreshingly mineral.

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2019 Decibel RosŽ
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Brennan’s mission at Decibel is to show off wines of distinction and the best expressions of the magical place that is New Zealand. The nose is all about peaches and ripe cherries competing for who can get out of the bottle first. The juice attacks the palate with lush, crisp, and perky ripeness that finishes in a more elegant fashion like a cherry pie a la mode.
A creamy cherry pie does the Hokey Pokey and that’s what it’s all about!

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2019 Summer Sault RosŽ
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The aromas of this wine scream classic rosŽ with whiffs of strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon, dolloped with a dash of fresh cream. The juice is all about texture with the Cinsault grape really giving this bottle a bit of something extra, allowing all the rosŽ deliciousness to linger on your taste buds for a long, refreshing minerality and juicy finish.
All about that texture that lingers like the best kiss after a perfect first date

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2017 Paritua Stone Paddock”” RosŽ”
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Elegantly soft, crisp, and refreshing, this vino is peaking right now, so don’t store this bottle in your underground wine cellar AKA your mini-fridge. It’s perfect lightly chilled and is perfect with any fresh seafood or lighter white meat like roasted chicken, and, of course leafy, green salads. Hell, if the juice wasn’t so damn good, we’d suggest making a raspberry + rosŽ vinaigrette to top that leafy salad. The juice is like a savory red raspberry sorbet slowly melting across your taste buds.
Del Monte turned their tropical fruit cocktail into a new Juicy Fruit flavor

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2019 Chai de Bordes Bordeaux Blanc
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This blend shows off why Bordeaux produces such an awesome, high-value place for wine. The 80% of Sauvignon Blanc brings freshness like white flowers and honeysuckles to the party, while the 20% of Semillon invited all that lush and tropical fruit, like melons and grapefruit. These two grapes make for quite a relationship.
A giant bouquet in your royal foyer that’s crisp and full of long acacia flowers and honeysuckles.

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2017 Clairault Laws of Nature Sauvignon Blanc
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Mother Nature doesn’t have to be complex though! This may not be the world’s most complicated vino, but it is bright and textural and just plain delicious. Bright lemon-lime and pineapple-rind aromas fill the air, while quieter grass and nettle flavors come slowly and softly. The mouthfeel is slippery, with bright, crunchy acidity and plenty of fruity goodness.
Slippery mouthfeel with bright acidity and plenty of fruity goodness, like a morning walk across an elegantly maintained, bright green lawn

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2018 Be Bike Chardonnay
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The juice is made with organic grapes and shows exotic and tropical fruit characteristics, such as pineapple and mango. It all blends beautifully well with its mellow acidity and subtle creamy texture, all while remaining fresh and crisp. It’s like the first time you plopped fruit into some good yogurt and realized that the tart and creamy combo set off flavor fireworks!
Mellow acidity and a subtle creamy texture are lifted up by uber fresh pineapple and peach.

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2019 Secret Identity RosŽ
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Fruit notes akin to when your mom sent you to school with a gallon Ziploc bag full of fresh-mixed farmers market berries, but after running around on the playground you open your backpack to find a mixed berry massacre. With a mouthwatering acidity and vibrant berry notes, this juice was made for ringing in the warmer weather and preparing for parties on the beach in your summer whites.
Full, curvaceous body that’s jammy with blooming cherry blossoms and macerated raspberries.

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2018 Matteo Braidot Sauvignon Blanc
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For this Sauv Blanc, the juice is a 50/50 blend of grapes that we’re genetically cloned from French SB and Sauv Blanc grapes indigenous to Friuli. The result is straight up tasty AF with wonderfully effervescent, dynamic, and well balanced Sauvignon blanc that will surprise with its freshness. The taste of grapefruit with a light scent of elderberry and green pepper will be a true treat for you.

Straw-yellow juice washes over with a fresh savory-ness and a long, persistent finish

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2019 Yard Dog White Blend
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This Aussie white blend is pure sunshine goodness in a bottle. It’s such a delight that it may trick your brain into thinking you’re soaking up all the Vitamin C you missed during this cold and dark winter. Aromas of stone fruit and top notes of blossom. ItÕs a full mouthful of white peach, apricot, slightly more tropical fruits with piercing mineral and lemon acidity providing a taut backbone and keeping all that golden sunshine ripeness in place.
White peach and apricot assume their most tropical form while a lemony mineral acidity provides ample backbone.

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2019 CuvŽe ClŽmence Entre-Deux-Mers
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This white vino from Bordeaux is some seriously superb premium juice from the Cheval Quancard clan! The vino is made from grapes hand selected from each plot with this bottle in mind. So you get it. This is deluxe. After vinification AKA made in to wine it is aged for 6 months in oak barrels. Imagine grapefruit, white peach, black currants, and artisanal toast speed dating on your taste buds. It’s lively, full bodied, floral, and just elegant and fancy

Full-bodied and lively, with a pleasant woody aroma and a crisp rinse of freshly cut flowers.

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2016 Jovino Pinot Gris
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Pinot Gris AKA Pinot Grigio is originally from Burgundy
Take a huge mortar and pestle to peaches, lychee, pineapples, starfruit, and lemongrass

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2019 Bacchus Chardonnay
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For much of the 󈨞s and early 2000s, California Chard was thought of as this oak-y and butter-y wine that only your parents enjoyed. But in the last 10+ years, California has gotten back to its roots AKA when Cali wineries started being recognized as the best in the world. This Chard is perfectly old school, with an easy drinking, medium body and crisp, subtle apple, pear and citrus notes. A mineral component comes through in the lively, balanced, and long finish.

Medium-bodied and crisp, with plenty of fresh fruit and a long, balanced finish

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2018 Field Recordings Dookie”” Chardonnay (2-pack)”
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In the not too distant past, canned wines were somewhat controversial. Wine snobs were offended and vino newbies weren’t sure if they could trust the quality of the juice in then can. Then we found winemaker Andrew Jones. Jones spends his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, and Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential.Then nose of this wine is like your imagination takes you to one of the tiny, deserted islands in the Hawaii archipelago that is filled with perfect versions of kiwis, melons, pineapple, and starfruit. As you sip on this lush chard the tropical fruit slowly fades into a crisp, refreshing, and long finish with a Granny Smith apple tart bite.
Slicing up a Granny Smith Apple while wadding across river rocks in a cool mountain stream

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2019 Chai de Bordes RosŽ
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The juice is elegant and sports a pale rose petal color that you’ll fall in love with as the vino hits your glass. The nose of this wine screams fresh and vibrant with smells of wild strawberries and raspberries that you’d find on a hike in a lush forest. The sippin’ is a classic French crispness that is exactly what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. All the fresh strawberry and red raspberries bring a subtle and perfect sparkle to the taste buds. So good that DJ Khaled yells out “”anotha one”” after each sip.


The fresh fruit crashes across your taste buds in a wave of refreshing-ness and a slight sparkle

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2018 RAW RosŽ
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It’s certified organic! It’s vegan! It’s rosŽ! J.P. Bourgeois is a WA favorite when it comes to finding wine across France and Spain that ridiculously outperforms for the price point. He focuses solely on handcrafted, sustainably farmed, and organic wines that are almost always under 20 bucks. But this rosŽ from a co-op of family winemakers on the riverbanks of the village of Villanueva de Alcardete in the heart of La Mancha, Spain may be his best find yet. We’re pumped to share it with you. The juice is 100% certified organic and vegan with a perfectly pale pink hue that is perfect for day drinking and snacking on the beach and sneaking in a cat nap on the sand between each glass. The nose is dominated by aromas of ripe strawberries and wildflowers, and the sipping is round and lush with lively raspberries and citrus notes coming to life the more you sip.
Strawberries, raspberries, and citrus clinging to your cheeks in the best way possible

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2019 Pascal Biotteau Anjou Blanc
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The vino is a beautiful composite picture of what Anjou in the Loire is all about. The honeyed notes of apricot give way to a tangy mineral finish.
Apricot dripping with honey eases in to a steel-y and mineral-y finish

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2019 Nathalie Larroque Gaillac PerlŽ
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The nose is quite like a Leave it to Beaver nostalgic moment like your dad cutting the front lawn and mom making freshly squeezed lemonade. The palate is light and refreshing with tropical fruit and green apple in a staring contest.
Light and refreshing with a delicate bite from tiny bubbles, while tropical fruit and green apple have a staring contest.

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2019 Be Bike Rosado
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This Spanish pink vino is simple and elegant in all the right ways.Ê It is perfect to enjoy lounging on a beach chair gazing at an ocean view or just sitting on a beach towel in your backyard dreaming of that ocean view.Ê The nose is all about ripe cherries and white flowers like lilies, hibiscus, and white roses.Ê The sippin’ is just as easy with those fresh picked cherries getting all sublime and melting across your palate.Ê
Maraschino cherries delicately melting across your taste buds

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2019 Olivier Gessler C™tes de Gascogne
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Having immigrated from Switzerland, the Gessler fam settled here in 1928. Now the 4th generation is running the show and operating a robust family business with 20 full-time employees. This classic French white smells like elegant flowers. The sippin’ is all about plump and round fruit, bursting acidity, lemony and buttery in an elegant way, with a vein of greenness. Some tension, but a very, very bright finish that keeps your tastebuds coming back for more and more.
Round, lush, tart lemons with a touch of elegant butter

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2019 Decibel Viognier
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The nose is all about bright floral aromas, and orange blossoms dominate the first whiff. Hints of cinnamon toast, brioche, and lemon meringue pie develop on the nose as the wine opens up with some air. The front palate is fresh with a soft, supple attack on the cheeks and a racing, spicy mid-palate melting into a chalky, tangy finish screaming for bold food pairings.
A soft and supple texture leads to a touch of spicy-ness, followed by a chalky and tangy finish.

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Villa Loren Prosecco DOC, NV
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This bottle of Prosecco is like the most perfect marriage of tart Green Apple and delicate honeysuckles. Elegant white flowers and apples popping from the tiny bubbles on your taste buds will never get old.
Snacking on a Granny Smith apple in a meadow of honeysuckles

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Clara Vie Brut RosŽ, NV
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This classic French sparkling rosŽ shines a pale pink with glimmers of silver highlights that hold subtle strawberry aromas, sweet fresh herbs, and a keen mountain stone mineral edge that pops across the taste buds. The palate is as pure as can be in its golden apple, ripe & tart raspberry, dripping tropical fruit, and summery floral flavors. Oh, and it is uber dry, so no sugar-y hangover here.
Dripping tropical fruit on a summertime slip n’ slide on your taste buds

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2019 Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Blanc
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The juice has a cleansing acidity and flavors of citrus and melon. It possesses the deeper texture, elegance, and richness of body that are the regionÕs hallmarks.
An elegant silkiness like a French-designed melon and citrus shaded evening gown

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2018 Vin‹ El Portal—n Rueda Verdejo
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The tasty Verdejo grapes in this bottle are planted in high altitude vineyards. It is those cool nights in the higher elevation that give such crispness and freshness to each sip. The aromas are so floral you might think you’re in a flower shop as all the Valentine’s Day bouquets are being assembled. The palate is rich and elegant, but still crisp and bright at the finish.
Rich and elegant like fancy flowers turned themselves into a flavor

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2019 Latue Blanco
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The grape is almost only found in Spain, the wine is certified organic, and we think you’ll find it quite slurp-able once you pop it open. It’s like snacking on banana chips while hunting for fresh green apples and peaches in the produce aisle.
Exoskeleton juice box

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2018 Gustav Adolf Schmitt, Niersteiner Gutes Domtal, SpŠtlese Riesling
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The juice is medium bodied and clings to the mouth in all the right ways. Give that first glass a nice smell and your brain may be tricked into thinking you’re in a boutique flower shop. Each sip has just a slight touch of sweetness making this wine a deluxe pair with spicy dishes, rich cuisines, and pungent blue cheeses. The finish is bright and crisp to the end.
A team of elegant white flowers teamed up to make a rich cream sauce

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2019 Franco Serra Piemonte Bianco
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The 2019 Franco Serra Piemonte Bianco is 100% Cortese, AKA Gavi, which is a grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy. It’s known for being easy to drink, crisp, refreshing, and brings out the best in rich seafood and chicken dishes. The aromas and the notes of each sip are elegant peach, tart Green Apple, and sublime melon.
A perfect chilled, fresh, crisp slice of a melon

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No Fine Print Lil’ Fizz
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Lil Fizz is pure American innovation and is breaking new ground in the sparkling wine world. First, it is a blend that breaks the mold and second, it’s dubbed Lil Fizz precisely because the bubbles are more subtle, but give your senses amazing effervescence as each bubble pops with bright and sunny flavors. This is a real crushable vino that tastes like sunshine AKA lemon-y, fizzy, green apples.
Bright + Crisp = Crushable

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2019 Bellula Chardonnay
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The juice is generous, round, and lush on the palate filled with notes of fresh mango, passion fruit, and star fruit balanced with mouthwatering minerality.
A lush roundness of exotic fruits like mango and passion fruit with a touch of citrus enveloping your mouth

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2019 CVNE Rueda Verdejo
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Love shines through in this bottle of 100% Verdejo, an indigenous Spanish white grape that loves growing in Rioja. Incredibly refreshing as all that tropical fruit springs to life tap dancing on every single taste bud
Incredibly refreshing as all that tropical fruit springs to life tap dancing on every single taste bud

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2018 Gšnc Winery Dry Yellow Muscat
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Though only in his 20s, Peter Gšnc is making wines of astonishing character that truly reflect their place, like this zesty Yellow Muscat.
The nose carries on to the sippin with the floral fruitiness fading into a creamy, complex, and strikingly dry finish

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Bacio Della Luna Prosecco DOC Extra Dry
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If youÕve ever wondered what Bacio Della Luna, a Òkiss of the moon,Ó tastes like Ñ here is a bubbler for you. This Prosecco (ItalyÕs version of Champagne) is made from Glera grapes which are living their best life in the rich, ancient soils of a little slice of Italian heaven called Treviso, a region purported to have created tiramisu. Any bubbles are great with a splash of OJ, but this Extra Dry”” version with 15 grams of sugar will set it off that much more vs the “”Brut”” sister with under 10 grams.”
Persistent and delicate bubbles that deliver intense, elegant, and fresh fruit-y flavors of mouth-filling rich white stone fruit

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Bacio Della Luna Prosecco DOC Brut
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So many reasons to love this sparkling wine, including: itÕs easy to drink, the price is right, and bottled with less than 10 grams of sugar means fewer hangovers for everyone after the rehearsal dinner.
Lively, tight little bubbles pop with bursts of ripe apple and peach and a refreshing finish

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Philippe Fontaine Champagne Brut Tradition
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The Fontaine estate that produces this party in a bottle sits on a ridiculously bucolic hillside vineyard in the famously under-the-radar, Aube. Here, SalomŽ Fontaine and her husband carry on her familyÕs centuries-old tradition of handcrafting small batches of exquisite (and affordable) Champagne.
Silky, rich elegance… it’s what Champagne should be like

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2018 Testify Chardonnay
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Daniel Brennan, the winemaker, always aims to bring his drinkers wines of distinction and the best expressions of this magical island paradise. And with this smoky Chardonnay, he fulfills and exceeds all taste expectations.
Sips start like citrus juice out of an oyster shell but evolve into smoky spice with a lengthy and elegant finish

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2018 Field Recordings Hock White Blend
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While the historical origins of this bottle may be super confusing, we promise the taste of his Hock is not.
Apricot + lemon zest + Bartlett pear + a dash of petrol.

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GrŸner Veltliner Brut, NV
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LIke pears, apples, and peaches shot out of a bazooka at a concrete wall.
Pears, apples, and peaches shot out of a bazooka at a concrete wall

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2019 Dr. G Riesling Dry
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If youÕre looking for a toe in the world of German Rieslings, or youÕre already a superfan, then this light, fresh, and dry wine is for you. Half the grapes are sourced from the lower slopes of the Mosel and the other half from the region’s steep slate cliffs, which makes it a vigorously mineralic, super fun Riesling to put back.
Apple blossoms and pebbles while bathing in a cold mountain stream

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2019 Zacharias Sauvignon Blanc
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Over the past few decades, the Zacharias family has brought French methods and equipment to its operation, and this tart and zesty bottle shows off just how good Greek winemaking has gotten, again.
Mouthwatering-ly bright and tart like a tsunami of lime-y goodness


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