On Comet! On Cupid! On Blonder! On Vixen! December 2020

By December 4, 2020News

BLONDE AMBITION: CECI LAUNCH NIGHT

Our bionda is beyond good, and it’s finally here!
Ceci is our new in-house blonde ale, and you’re going to love it. It officially launches soon, so stay tuned to our social media for the exact date if you want to plan your whole week (or month) around it.

HOME ALONE?

If you’re spending the holidays home alone like Kevin McCallister this year, don’t panic. We’re still here for you. Order delivery or takeout from our website to get delicious Argentine eats in the comfort of your living room. Just don’t set any booby traps for our delivery drivers. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

CHEERS!

No matter what you’re up to, this New Year’s Eve is going to be one to remember. Whether you’re decked out in glitz or your most glamorous sweats, we’ve got the bubbly to help you ring in 2021. May it be infinitely better than 2020.

BISCOTTI & BREADSTICKS

Say hello to your new favorite snacks. Our markets are now carrying Biscotti in these
crave-able flavors: Hazelnut & Chocolate, Cranberry, Almond, and Walnut & Raisin. If your snack cravings are more savory, try our breadsticks in Maldon Salt, Rosemary, Parmesan, Sesame Seeds, or Turmeric. The only downside? It’s really hard to choose a favorite.

GRAZIANO’S UNITED

If you know us, you know we’re all about familia at Graziano’s. This year has been difficult for all of us, but it has also shown us strength in family. We’re so grateful to each and every one of you for your support, your willingness to adapt, and the love you’ve shown to our family business. From the bottom of our very full hearts, muchísimas gracias.

THE REGIONS:
RIBERA DEL DUERO & RUEDA

Both highlighted wine regions this month, the Rueda (D.O.) and the Ribera del Duero (D.O.) are located in Castilla y Leon in central Spain, about two hours north of Madrid.
The Rueda is predominantly known for its white wines made from the Verdejo grape, but just like for Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and Palomino Vino, the other authorized white varieties of Rueda, the banks of the beautiful river Duero, provide the perfect alluvial soil for white wines, high in shell limestone and sand.
The climate is continental with hot long summers and cold winters and with a certain Atlantic and maritime influence, perfect to ripen these white wines.
Located northeast of Rueda but also still in Castilla y Leon, the Ribera del Duero is known for its red wines, a much younger D.O. than the famous Rioja D.O.C., but also using the amazing Tempranillo grape as the main grape varietal.
The continental climate, dryness and the high elevation of 750 to 950 meters above sea level, make this the perfect place to grow red wines. Often with a 50-degree temperature change between day and night, the results are complex, age-worthy and delicious wines, much like in Mendoza/Argentina, sound familiar?

THE REGIONS:
RIBERA DEL DUERO & RUEDA

Both highlighted wine regions this month, the Rueda (D.O.) and the Ribera del Duero (D.O.) are located in Castilla y Leon in central Spain, about two hours north of Madrid.
The Rueda is predominantly known for its white wines made from the Verdejo grape, but just like for Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and Palomino Vino, the other authorized white varieties of Rueda, the banks of the beautiful river Duero, provide the perfect alluvial soil for white wines, high in shell limestone and sand.
The climate is continental with hot long summers and cold winters and with a certain Atlantic and maritime influence, perfect to ripen these white wines.
Located northeast of Rueda but also still in Castilla y Leon, the Ribera del Duero is known for its red wines, a much younger D.O. than the famous Rioja D.O.C., but also using the amazing Tempranillo grape as the main grape varietal.
The continental climate, dryness and the high elevation of 750 to 950 meters above sea level, make this the perfect place to grow red wines. Often with a 50-degree temperature change between day and night, the results are complex, age-worthy and delicious wines, much like in Mendoza/Argentina, sound familiar?

THE REGIONS:
RIBERA DEL DUERO & RUEDA

Both highlighted wine regions this month, the Rueda (D.O.) and the Ribera del Duero (D.O.) are located in Castilla y Leon in central Spain, about two hours north of Madrid.
The Rueda is predominantly known for its white wines made from the Verdejo grape, but just like for Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and Palomino Vino, the other authorized white varieties of Rueda, the banks of the beautiful river Duero, provide the perfect alluvial soil for white wines, high in shell limestone and sand.
The climate is continental with hot long summers and cold winters and with a certain Atlantic and maritime influence, perfect to ripen these white wines.
Located northeast of Rueda but also still in Castilla y Leon, the Ribera del Duero is known for its red wines, a much younger D.O. than the famous Rioja D.O.C., but also using the amazing Tempranillo grape as the main grape varietal.
The continental climate, dryness and the high elevation of 750 to 950 meters above sea level, make this the perfect place to grow red wines. Often with a 50-degree temperature change between day and night, the results are complex, age-worthy and delicious wines, much like in Mendoza/Argentina, sound familiar?

THE WINES:
JOSE PARIENTE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018 FROM RUEDA

Has a beautiful pale straw yellow color with plenty of green reflexes. Strong scents of exotic fruit like mango and maracuya (passion fruit), some ripe dark yellow apricots and blooming honeysuckle.

Upon tasting, there are boatloads of ripe yellow fruit flavors to be found and some fruit gum flavors like the yellow and white gummy bears, and at the end you’ll taste fresh green reed grasses that are typical for this varietal.
A great example of a more ripened Sauvignon Blanc, in this case from a central region in Spain, still very refreshing and with a very good acid backbone great for food.

THE WINES:
MATARROMERA CRIANZA 2016 RIBERA DEL DUERO

If you like the structured power
of a Cabernet Sauvignon and the fruitiness of a Grenache-based wine, you will love Tempranillo, Spain’s #1 red wine grape!
In general, it is a big red wine, high in tannic structure that is the base of age-worthy red wines that that can also easily buddy up with a rich piece of meat.

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