Siciliano's Market News, July 29 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about the heat

Preamble by Kati Spayde

If somehow you didn't notice, it's pretty hot out this week. So hot that Steve ran off and left me, Kati, to take care of the blog. I like to imagine that he's at home, sitting directly under a ceiling fan, surrounded by box fans, sipping on a cold beer.

Even if he's not, I'd like to put a friendly reminder out there to stay hydrated. While we all enjoy a cold beverage in this weather, don't forget to indulge in a few glasses of water too.

Featured Wines of the Week

Picpoul De Pinet H.B., 2020, France, $13.99/750ml- This wine consists of 100% Picpoul (or Piquepoul) - a very popular, traditional local variety planted on sun-drenched hillsides called "costières" (coastal region) in the Mediterranean garrigue, near the Etang de Thau - a coastal lagoon situated between the port of Sète and Marseillan. The vines are 15-20 years old. The color is a superb pale yellow with bright hues. The nose is elegant, with aromas of fresh fruit and citrus fruit especially grapefruit. Well-balanced with typical focusing and zesty acidity (source)

Domaine De Pellehaut, Rose, 2020, $11.99/750ml- Pale pink in hue. The nose is one of intense fruit (red currant, raspberry, tropical fruit), complemented by floral aromas. The palate is well balanced with plenty of freshness, and richly aromatic. A wine in the spirit of Harmonie de Gascogne, to be drunk young to enjoy the instantaneous pleasure it affords (source)

Buy three or more bottles of wine get 10 % off.

"It's our mission at Siciliano's to sell quality wine at affordable prices

Featured Spirits of the Week

Denizen Rums:

3 year aged white rum, $15.79/750ml- A blend of 80% column distilled Trinidad rum and 20% high ester pot distilled Jamaica rum. On the nose it has tropical floral and fruit notes of toasted coconut mango and pineapple. It has a medium-full body with floral notes throughout and hints of vanilla and subtle woody flavors in the finish.

Merchants Reserve 8 year, $36.89/750ml- A blend of 80% Plummer style Jamaican rum and 20% Rhum grande arome de la Martinique. Intensely aromatic and unapologetic-ally funky, this is a deep amber colored molasses rum with a refined taste profile reveling bright fruity caramel flavors balanced by earthy notes that lead to a long smooth spicy finish.

Vatted Dark Rum, $26.29/750ml- A blend of 80% dark rum from Guyana and 20% Rhum Agricole from Martinique distilled in pot, wooden vat, and french savalle stills. Incredibly floral aromas encapsulate tropical fruit and some earthier elements in the nose. It opens up sweet in the mouth, with brown sugar crusted peach and star fruit. Flavors of green plantain are strong throughout the baking spice flecked finish.