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Thank you for making Shaker Square Beverages Cleveland's Premier Wine Merchant... since 1937.
Perhaps this is our last grasp at a long summer. I hope so.
We need a special October, far away from the pumpkin and gingerbread stuff which is put in beers and liquors these days.
Something that sings of spring and summer.
What better way than to sample the highly regarded wines of Catena..the premier wines of Argentina.
They make several award winning wines. For October's Connoisseur Club I chose their middle range wines, the Catena Alta . Limited production and still an affordable wine, we will be sampling their Mendoza Alta Cabernet Sauvignon and Mendoza Alta Malbec at the Gold and Silver levels.
The Bronze Level will sample the regular bottling of Catena Cabernet and Malbec, great values and always in demand.
The Alta wines will be around until the end of the year (hopefully)...so if you like (love them), call and we will refill your order.
Enjoy a toast to spring and summer....where it is just beginning in Argentina.
Justin Vineyards have received accolades for their wines over the past three decades years in Central California where they have been perfecting Bordeaux style wines since 1981. Rich in limestone, the soil of Paso Robles produces grapes with intense flavor and great structure, making it a perfect location for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery.
This Month's Connoisseur Club Selection will offer several of their outstanding red wines. Their Signature Wine series includes Isosceles and Justification , rare wines with high international ratings.
At the Gold Level we are sending out the Justin Isosceles rated a 90 by Decanter Magazine, England's finest wine publication, Also the Gold members will received a bottle of the Justification, a predominately cabernet sauvignon blend.
At the Silver Level members will be receiving a bottle of the Justification and of the regular bottling of the Paso Robles Cabernet. The Justification just received 90 points and a Gold Medal at the International Wine Competition.
And the Bronze members will receive a bottle of the Paso Robles cabernet and the Justin Sauvignon Blanc, both outstanding wines for drinking this year !
Justin is a wonderful artisan winery where quality not total production is paramount. In the end, sipping a glass of Justin red is reminiscent of sipping a glass of classified Bordeaux....and a third of the price ! cheers
Maybe not for Labor day...but perhaps.
How about trying something different ?
Lemony risotto and seared scallops sound great to me right now....its not quite as warm as it has been...some light comfort food, served outside in late August when there is just the hint of Fall in the air..and the Browns have Beaten the Steelers in a lopsided victory !
The risotto takes a bit of effort...about 1/2 hour of slow stirring...but, after that second (3rd?) glass of vino time is moving by effortlessly.
The recipe can be found at
for the recipe......http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2013/05/lemon-risotto-with-seared-scallops-sundaysupper/
for the searing....Alton Brown...http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/seared-scallops-recipe.html
for the wine...shaker wines and spirits !!! I would suggest a nice crisp fume blanc or Alsatian Riesling.