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New Cremant d’Alsace

ng1 While everyone knows that true Champagne from France’s Champagne region is the créme de la créme of sparkling wines, many other regons and countries produce sparkling wines of high quality that are not labeled as Champagne. One such region is Alsace, which sits in the northeastern quadrant of France on the border with Germany. Wines from the Alsace region have a particular character and palate due to the minerality of the soil in the area. This offers a complexity to the wines that are produced there. Sparkling wines made in the region, known as “Cremant d’Alsace,” are among the highest quality sparklings, yet their price point is far less than traditional Champagne houses. This week we have brought in a new rosé Cremant d’Alsace from the Jean Baptiste Adam house in Alsace. Made primarily from Pinot Noir grapes, this dry sparkling Cremant offers a nose of light currant and berry. The palate is crisp and refreshing with traditional Alsatian minerality. A hint of strawberry on the tongue and a refreshing finish make this an elegant aperitif or a fitting complement to caviar or artisanal cheeses.

Weekend Wine Feature

ng2 Summer is a great time to enjoy refreshing white wines. One of the most popular whites that we have offered at the Naked Grape is a white Rhone-style blend from Pomar Junction Winery in Paso Robles. Their Cotes de Pomar combines classic Rhone varietals of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier into a wine that is slightly floral on the nose, balanced on the palate, and refreshing on the finish. It is delicious on its own or when paired with creamy to semi-firm cheeses and poultry or seafood based dishes. This weekend we are offering the Cotes de Pomar as our 50% OFF bottle feature, while supplies last. This is a wine to enjoy on our warm summer nights, so come on in this weekend and give it a try.

Trivia Time Again

Hosted by Laughton

NG3 Gym Bar in partnership with us here at Naked Grape is happy to announce that Monday night trivia is returning once again on the very first Monday of the Month. Come to Gym Bar at 6:30pm with up to a team of 4 and challenge your knowledge on all categories and subjects. The first contest is slated for Monday, August 7, 2017. This Trivia Night is returning once a month for the time being, and it is being hosted by none other than Laughton, chief bartender, cook, and cheese whiz at Naked Grape. He is certain to prepare all kinds of questions to tax your mind and make you dig into the depths of your brain. It is certain to be a fun evening of knowledge, useful and useless information, and laughs. Are you up to the challenge?

Something New on the Cheese List

Nettle Meadow Honey Lavender Fromage

th (1) Founded in 1990, Nettle Meadow Farm and Creamery is located in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. It is dedicated to the making of fine artisanal cheeses and the care of goats, sheep, and other sanctuary farm animals. Nettle Meadow is committed to natural ingredients and to the care of happy and healthy animals. The Honey Lavender Fromage is a deliciously spreadable cheese that is delicious on a slice of crusty baguette. It offers the tang of a smooth and creamy goat cheese that is heightened in flavor with a touch of honey and lavender. Not overly sweet, it offers a bit of a cheesecake flavor when enjoyed on baguette. Try pairing this treat of a spreadable cheese with a fruity red blend or a crisp white with well-balanced acidity such as a Pinot Gris or the Pomar Junction Blanc.

Weekly Features

Tuesday's & Wednesday's

Half-price bottles all night

Thursday

Happy hour all night