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Siciliano's Market News, Feb 28 Edition

This weekend's lineup of in-store tastings and a three day sale on premium cigars & locally roasted coffee.

A quartet of beautiful wines from southern Italy.

By Steve Siciliano

Four exceptional wines from southern Italy and an exclusive single barrel bourbon from Long Road Distillers are headlining our free in-store tastings this weekend. If that’s not enough to induce a visit to Siciliano’s Market over the next few days we’re tossing in sales on our extensive inventory of premium cigars and our locally roasted coffee. Let’s dive into the details.

Long Road bourbon tasting, Friday, February 28, 4 – 7 pm.* This exclusive 93 proof bourbon (63% corn, 17% rye, 13% wheat & 7% barley) was aged three years in new, medium-char oak barrels. The 750ml bottles are labeled with the Siciliano's Market logo and are retailing for $47.39.

The following are Siciliano's liquor buyer John Barecki's tasting notes: Nose: Dry cinnamon, caramel. slight mint, kettle corn, vanilla cream, lemon meringue, dried oak. Palate: Light butter scotch, hard candy, dried apricot, slight nuttiness, baking spice. Finish: Spicy, herbal, slight minerality.

Italian wine tasting, Saturday, February 29, 1 – 3 pm.* We’ll be featuring the following wines from southern Italy:

Rivera Preludio No. 1 Chardonnay, Castel del Monte 2015, $15.59, 750 ml bottle Produced by a family with deep roots in Puglian agriculture. Preludio No.1 is neutrally fermented in stainless steel tanks with additional aging in glass lined cement vats. Made from 100% Chardonnay from the Castel del Monte DOC, the wine showcases the vintner’s skill at producing white wines that retain lovely acidity and structure. The fruit is meticulously handled in the Corato family’s organically farmed vineyard and the wines are produced in their solar powered winery.

Brugnano V90 Rosso, Sicily 2016, $10.89, 750 ml bottle This is a fruit driven estate bottled wine from a family that has grown grapes on the northwest side of Sicily for generations. The Brugnano brothers make an affordable series of Sicilian wines called V90. This bottling is a beautiful rendition of the indigenous Nero d’Avola grape. Stainless steel fermented with no oak treatment. Rich in color with notes of ripe cherry and spices. An outstanding value.

Masseria Li veli Passemante, Apulia 2017, $15.59, 750 ml bottle. Made from 100% Negramaro, a grape indigenous to the heel of Italy. The wine shows notes of sour cherry and spicy red fruits. Elegant and smooth with soft tannins and a well-balanced acidity.

Pietradolce Etna Rosso, Sicily 2018, $24.89, 750 ml bottle. Pietradolce is a boutique winery that uses mostly pre-phylloxera vines that grow 2,950 feet above sea level on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. The wine is made from indigenous Nerello Mascalese grapes grown on the side of the active Sicilian volcano. Aged 3 months in French oak, this is a wine of complex and stunning minerality. Bouquet of berry fruit and brushwood.

Buy three or more bottles from our revamped wine section and get 10 % off.

*Please be advised that tastings are conducted by representatives of the wineries/ breweries/distilleries and may be canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Call 616-453-9674 to confirm scheduled events before you visit.

Here's the scoop on our weekend sale on premium cigars and locally roasted coffee:

  • Buy six premium cigars from our walk-in humidor, get 10% off. Sale runs through Sunday, March 1.

  • Buy a pound or more of our coffee locally sourced from Magnum Coffee Roastery, get 10% off. Sale runs through Sunday, March 1.

New and Returning Beer/Cider

Ascension Fifth Stop, $3.89/16oz - "Hazy style pale ale, double dry hopped with 100% Citra hops. Orange juice-colored appearance and pillowy, creamy mouthfeel. Juicy aromas and notes of tropical citrus and fruit. A new staple at Ascension!" (Source)

Austin Brothers Orange Smoothie, $4.09/16oz - "We take our standard New England IPA base and then add lactose, vanilla, Blood Orange, and Pineapple to create a smooth, creamy, fruity combination of fruit and hops!" (Source)

Austin Brothers There Gose Winter, $4.09/16oz - "Tart fruit character with a balanced amount of sea salt coming through complementing the 1,000 pounds of Strawberry and Red Raspberry fruit. Super refreshing and a perfect beer to bring in the spring season." (Source)

Barrel + Beam Boron Brux, $6.59/500ml - Black Ale Barrel aged with Brett Brux.

Barrel + Beam Synergy, $6.59/500ml - "Wild ale blend shows synergy between wild yeasts and malts up front followed by synergy between hops and lactic tartness in the finish. Deep and complex wild ale. Expect high level of funk and medium acidity." (Source) Big Lake North Star, $3.19/16oz - A dark sweet rich ale full of roasted flavors and aromas.

Brooklyn Stonewall Inn, $1.89/12oz - "The Stonewall Inn is a spirited session IPA. Fresh notes of citrus peel and grapefruit make a bold entrance, while its nimble 4% ABV makes for a clean and refreshing finish." (Source)

Desthil Deadhead Extended Jam, $4.09/16oz - "Our DeadHead IPA series melds the alluring vibe of our favorite music with unbounded tasks on the hoppy beers we love to drink, unleashing a whole new groove. Our Extended Jam IPA features Pilsen malt, flaked oats, wheat and an encore of Mosaic and El Dorado hops, awakening jammy aromas and flavors reminiscent of tropical & stone fruits." (Source)

Drafting Table Proud Lake, $2.79/16oz - "Smooth drinking porter with roasted notes that complement the earthy, oak, and chocolate flavors. Named after a local recreational area, Proud Lake Porter reminds us to escape to a quieter place and enjoy the natural world around us." (Source)

Ellison Haz'n'Stein, $3.59/16oz - New England IPA

Ellison Relativity, $3.29/16oz - "A big late hop addition and big dry hop fills your mouth with a juicy, well-rounded nectar. This Vermont style IIPA is brewed with only Michigan grown hops and is surprisingly sweet and approachable." (Source)

Grand Armory BBA Nutter Your Business, $5.19/12oz - "We took our signature Peanut Butter Stout and ramped it up for you! The peanut butter aroma meshes with vanilla accents complimented by a rich mouthfeel. Hints of bourbon add to complexity of this barrel aged beauty." (Source)

Grand Armory Sap on Tap, $5.19/12oz - Barrel Aged Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.

Great Lakes Chillwave, $3.29/12oz - "Inspired by the North Coast’s dedicated (and sometimes chilly) surf community, our Double IPA will melt the ice in your beard and never lose its balance." (Source)

Left Hand Nitro Galactic Cowboy, $2.99/16oz - "Blast off into the stratosphere and grab a fistful of stars! Smoother than Solo and darker than the Dark Side, Galactic Cowboy is brewed for cosmic adventure. With notes of bittersweet chocolate and black coffee, this high-octane stout is the fuel you need to wrangle the universe." (Source)

Midland Brut, $2.89/16oz - "Brewed with Champagne yeast, crack open this bubbly to enjoy delightful tropical fruit aromatics from Mosaic and Citra hops and a dry body you can sip all day long!" (Source)

Midland Thriller Blackberry Smoothie, $4.39/16oz - "The fourth addition to our Smoothie IPA series! Brewed with Huell Melon hops and lactose this beer crashes onto the scene with loads of fresh blackberry and fruit-full flavors." (Source)

Oddside Imperial Mayan Mocha, $2.89/12oz - "Imperial version of our Mayan Mocha Stout. Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate. It is carefully blended with Dutch chocolate coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and habaneros which will leave you with the perfect balance of chocolate and heat." (Source)

Oddside Mosiac Dank Juice, $2.39/12oz - "100% Mosaic hopped version of our New England IPA. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, and berries give way to a smooth, hazy beer with citrus flavors with a hint of pine." (Source)

Schilling Modernism, $3.59/16oz - "Modernism is inspired by the Czech black lager tradition. It features a deep complexity from the decoction process and a hop schedule typical of Bohemian beers. Notes of dark malts, bittersweet chocolate and caramel dominate. The finish is dry."(Source)

Vander Mill Ginger Zero, $3.19/16oz - No commercial description.

Video of the Week/Magnum Coffee Roastery


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