5.00Hidalgo Morenita Cream Sherry (Spain)Redolent of dates and figs with a smooth, lingering finish.
6.00Gonzalez Byass ‘Nectar’ Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Spain)At the crossroads of dessert wine and dessert sauce. Rich toffee and coffee.
6.00Calem Old Friends Tawny Port NV (Portugal)Excellent balance between ripe fruit and rich, caramel oak.
7.00Santa Julia Torrontes “Tardio” (Argentina)Reminds me of a cleaner, lighter, and fresher version of sauternes.
7.00Cesar Florido Moscatel Pasas (Spain)Muscat meets vin santo with concentrated richness and berry fruit.
10.00Roagna Barolo Chinato (Italy)Completely unique- made with an infusion of rhubarb, ginger and cardamom.
10.00Domaine Sigalas Vin Santo 2003 (Greece)I was about to warn you about how rich this is, but then i realized that wasn’t a bad thing.
13.00Klein Constantia Vin De Constance 2002 (South Africa)Ambrosia that has literally inspired poetry through the ages. We’re not kidding. Glorious flavors of mangos, apricots, and honey coaxed from muscat grapes.
Wines by the Bottle
Zeigler Mauler Cremant Chardonnay 2004 (Alsace, France)I would swear on my life that this was a blanc de blanc champagne.
Steininger Sauvignon Blanc Sekt 2009 (Austria)I never meet a bubble i didn’t like, but i just love this wine.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne (Epernay, France)Stylishly hemmed and loaded with finesse- it does everything i want champagne to do.
Duval Leroy Clos des Bouveries Champagne 2004 (Vertus, France)When i first tried this, i could have sworn it was a tete de cuvee.
Nugan Estate "Vision" Chardonnay 2009 (Australia)Rich and full- wrapped in crispness and balance that goes along with the length.
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2010 (Austria)Loaded with nuance and rich lychee and guava fruit.
A Christmann Riesling Trocken 2009 (Germany)All the fantastic peach fruit and minerality of riesling, but completely dry.
Domaine Gerard Fiou Sancerre 2009 (France)Fresh and vibrant with sharp, focused acidity and gorgeous minerality.
6.00Mikkeller Single Hop Ipas (Belgium) (12 Oz)A unique study in the particular flavors inspired by individual hop varieties as made into American-style ipas. Because we’re so excited about having you try them, we’re actually pricing them the same as the stores are.
Nelson SauvinThese New Zealand hops are known to inspire a wine like flavor.
SimcoeVery fresh and lively. Perhaps the most “complete”
ChinookAmong the most assertive with distinctive piney aromas
East Kent GoldingThe mildest and most “English-style” of the bunch
CentennialBright and floral with clean citrus notes
CascadeClassic American hop with great balance and more restraint than the others.
13.00North Coast Brewery “Le Merle” Saison (CA) (750)Saison is typically the brightest of the traditional Belgian styles and also has the highest hop presence. Not that i would call it particularly hoppy mind you (certainly no IPA). However, being Belgian, it does have a weight and body that really make it very sensual.
6.00North Coast Brewery Brother Thelonious Abby Ale (CA) (12 Oz)Deep, rich, a bit sweet, and certainly potent (9.5%). This rich Belgian style ale is a perfect foil for braised meats, especially the way we do them (since there’s often a bit of sugar in asian braised meats). Also, proceeds from the sale of this beer go to the thelonious monk institute of jazz.
28.00Allagash Interlude 2009 (Maine) (750)This is a Belgian-style amber ale finished with wild yeast (brettanomyces). While wild ales are often called “sour”, i think that’s a misnomer. They’re not sour, simply drier than most since the wild yeast are more resilient and consume any residual sugar left over from initial fermentation. Additionally, this beer is aged in used Syrah and Merlot barrels that give it a polish and richness that rounds out any of the tart edges other wild ales might have.
19.00Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace (New York) (750)Limited edition saison featuring the rare sorachi ace hop and re-fermented in bottle with champagne yeast. Bone-dry with intense citrus, lemon grass and notes of toasted bread. This is absolutely a wine drinker’s beer.
15.00Brasserie D’Achouffe La Chouffe (Belgium) (750)Iconic Belgian golden ale. loaded with warm and rich spice but still showing a balance and finesse. as much as i love the American craft movement. and, believe me, i really, really do. Sometimes you just have to give it up to the old world.
16.00Brasserie Lebbe L’Amalthee Saison (France) (750)This is a classic saison / farmhouse beer for two important reasons. One, unlike most of the “farmhouse” ales you see, this is literally made at a farm. Dude raises goats and just happens to make this delicious beer on the side. Secondly, it’s “only” 6% which does fall in line with what a true saison ale should be. Balanced, just a touch malty, and very seductive.
19.00Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu Ale (Delaware) (750)Part of their “ancient ales” series. Archeologists discovered evidence in Northern China of a brew made from rice, honey, and fruit, and the guys at dogfish replicated it with this delicious brew, mixing some classic chinese herbs in for good measure. the result; sweet and captivating.
25.00Foggy Ridge Hard Cider “First Fruit” (Virginia) (750)Artisan cider made from early season heirloom cider apples in the blue mountains, Virginia. Just a touch of sweetness balanced perfectly by acidity makes this a great pairing with spicy food and just about everything on the menu.
22.00Poma Aurea Sidra de Asturias (Spain) (750)This is some serious sparkling cider. Serious, as in, smells like champagne if champagne were made from apples. In fact, that’s essentially what this is- cider made from apples from the best orchards, hand pressed and fermented in bottle. Dry with a seductively polished texture.