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Wine Feature: Pouilly Fumé

Domaine Seguin Pouilly Fumé

Domaine-Seguin-Pouilly-Fume-2014 The Pouilly Fumé area lies deep in the Loire Valley (the longest river in France) and produces some amazing wines from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. These wines showcase typical Sauvignon Blanc grape characteristics, but with unique regional variation that comes from the terroir (characteristics of the growing environment) and production technique. Fumé refers to the fog that lies in the valley. This wine receives no oak aging. This wine has extraordinary floral notes as well as aromatics of smoke, gun flint, lemon, and pink grapefruit with intense Sauvignon flavors. On the palate it has a round mouthfeel, and ends with a beautiful long finish. Pairs well with seafood, butter and cheese. Wine Geek Note: On the production side, this wine receives 3 months post-ferment aging on the lees, which contributes to complex flavors and rich texture while maintaining a natural bright acidity. Available this weekend at 50% off. While supplies last!

Food Feature: Shrimp Cargot

f64f066c-466f-48cc-9931-96e6978c2b1b Everything we love about escargot, but with wild caught shrimp instead of the, well ‘es’. The Shrimp Cargot features wild caught shrimp with basil pesto, herbes de Provence butter, and topped with cave aged Gruyere cheese. Yes, there’s baguette for sopping up all the flavored butter (my favorite part). If you’re enjoying the Domaine Seguin Pouilly Fumé, the Shrimp Cargot is an obvious pairing! With lots of butter, though, this dish pairs well with just about any white and many lighter reds. Ask a server. Oh, or there’s beer… don’t forget about our Terrapin Sound Czech Pilsner, the Funky Buddha Floridian or any of the other craft beers available.

Wine and Cheese Flight of the Week

Three Reds and Three Cheeses

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Three Reds and Three Cheeses

This week’s Wine and Cheese Flight is an opportunity to sample different wines and styles of cheeses side by side, so you can compare and contrast. You may find a new favorite that you’ve been unfamiliar with or you may just discover something new and different about the wines and cheeses you already know and love.

Meadow Creek Dairy’s Appalachian

Cheese Feature

images The amazing cheese comes to us from Meadow Creek Dairy in the high elevations of Southwest Virginia. A family farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cattle health, Meadow Creek has won numerous awards for this cheese. In the style of a French Tomme or an Italian Toma, Meadow Creek Dairy designed this 100% cow’s milk cheese to showcase the flavor profile of their mountainous terrain. Appalachian is lush and velvety, recalling cream, butter and mushroom with a lemony edge that shades to toastiness as it ages. For wine pairing, we recommend a crisp white or a fruit forward red. (I’m thinking Pinot Noir, because well, I almost always do.) Ask your server for a recommendation. Appalachian is a cheese worth planning an evening around.

August Wine & Cheese Tasting

Old World / New World

wineandcheese Date: August 21st Time: 7pm-9pm Theme: Old World/ New World Tasting Price: $35 Come and join your friends at the Naked Grape for our August Wine Tasting! Experience how region and soil impacts the taste of your favorite wines. This month’s tasting will feature six wines and six cheeses to allow you to compare and contrast wines from home and abroad. Space is limited, so call to reserve your place today!

Weekly Features

Tuesday's & Wednesday's

Half-price bottles all night

Thursday

Happy hour all night