Siciliano's Market News: August 20th Edition

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

A note about our beer selection and don't forget about sale week

Preamble by Kati Spayde

I wrestled the reins away from Steve for a week to point out something that I, your friendly neighborhood beer buyer, finds to be pretty cool. For the second time this month over half our beers come from small distribution companies and self-distributing breweries. What does this mean to you as a consumer? Well frankly, that your are not going to find them at a big box store.

Small businesses helping small businesses stay relevant in an age where big box stores are trying to grab more of the market share. So I just wanted to give a thanks and encourage you to try something new, even if you don't recognize the brewery. You might just find your new favorite.

Featured Wines of the Week

Longevity, 2018, Chardonnay, California, $14.49/750ml- Made with 13 percent Viognier, the wine has a nose of melon, pear, pineapple, and a touch of toasted oak. The palate is clean and bright, with flavors of honeydew and lemon and a finish lengthened by balancing acidity.

Longevity, 2017, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, $14.49/750ml- A Bordeaux-inspired blend with a twist, this wine is a tad over 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance of mixed red grapes including the rare Arinarnoa. The plum-colored blend has vivid black cherry fruit, finishing with subtle oak, light vanilla, and soft tannins.