Wednesday, September 24, 2008


This past weekend, our stores featured the wines of Stonebrook Winery from right here in Kentucky. While they produce the usual suspects (Cab, Chard) and the indigenous varieties (Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin), the big claim-to-fame for these guys are their fruit wines.

Now, most of you wine aficionados out there will almost immediately turn your noses up at the mere thought of drinking a Blueberry or Blackberry wine, and I am sure that most of you out there equate fruit wines with Arbor Mist or Mogen David. However, you would be pleasantly surprised at how balanced these wines are. No sugary Kool-Aid here – just unabashed fruit with surprising acidity that evens out the sweetness of the particular fruit. Available in Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Elderberry, Peach, Pear, Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Strawberry, we proudly feature them in our stores for $8.99/bottle.

Hell, I actually take them home to drink from time-to-time, which says a lot – because after all these years in the business, I have gotten pretty picky about what I drink. So part the snob at the door, and try one of these wines at your next party or just for a lazy night in front of the TV.

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