Siciliano's Market News, June 3 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about backyard flowers


Catawba rhododendron

Preamble by Steve Siciliano


Barb must have picked up a green thumb over the winter because a couple of our backyard plants up at the cottage are doing extraordinarily well this year.


The Weigela Florida is bursting with rose-pink blossoms that are attracting squadrons of huge bumblebees but it's the Catawba Rhododendron that's really having a break out season. We inherited both from the previous owners and until this spring neither showed signs of remotely reaching their potential.

The bumblebee magnate weigela

Back in April Barb noticed some ugly brown spots on the leaves of the rhododendron and she found a nifty app called Picture This to help diagnose the problem. Whatever the app instructed her to do must have worked because this is the first year that the rhododendron has had more than a single blossom. Go here for information on Picture This.



Featured Wines of the Week


Atmospheres, Methode Traditionnelle, Sparkilng Wine, France, $22.39/750ml- Folle Blanche 36% Pinot noir 33% Chardonnay 31% Good richness, red apples, ripe lemons, peaches and pears. Dark/toasty note on the long finish. Enjoy as an aperitif with sweet or savoury appetizers. (Source)

Laluca, Prosecco, Italy, $13.99/750ml- APPEARANCE: Bright straw yellow wine with persistent bubbles and a fine perlage. NOSE: Elegant scents of wild roses and jasmine. TASTE: The wine exhibits fruity notes of golden apple and tropical fruits. Enjoy as an aperitif with appetizers and light fish dishes. This exceptional prosecco is the perfect complement to soft cheeses and desserts, like fruit tarts.. (Source)

Les Lauzeraies, Tavel, Rose, France, $22.49/750ml- Les Lauzeraies Tavel is the “Original Rosé”, before rosé was cool. Tavel is the Rhône Valley’s rosé-only appellation. These wines have nice grip and body so they can be drunk year-round and even benefiting from aging. Make no mistake however, this is still Rosé, meant to be chilled and enjoyed with a wide range of meals; it’s a great pick for Thanksgiving! A Grenache dominant blend of numerous grapes (including the white varieties Clairette and Picpoul), this wine undergoes a longer maceration than most rosé, up to 48 hours, which brings out that deeper character and color. Displaying a generous mouthfeel, excellent purity, lovely florals (violets, roses) and a light spice note, Les Lauzeraies shows great versatility and range.

Nose: mineral, fruity woodland. Mouth: flinty, delicate and very fruity

(Source)

Stellar Organics, Extra Dry, Sparkling Wine, South Africa, $13.49/750ml- A bubbly celebration wine with grapefruit and lime on the nose. Crisp & refreshing on the palate. Ends with a smooth nutty, biscuity finish. (Source)

Cavaliere d'oro, Primitivo, 2017, Italy, $11.69/750ml- Our Puglia has an attractive bouquet of acidic ripe cherries and plum, with pleasant sweeter notes of cocoa and vanilla. A velvety texture with notes of lush, ripe fruit. This wine offers a robust finish. (Source)


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New and Returning Products


Alaskan Strawberry Haze, $1.79/12oz-IPA - New England

Atwater Pog-o-licious, $2.09/12oz-Let the fruitful taste of the islands refresh you down to your flip flops. This Passion fruit, Orange, and Guava IPA will have you saying Aloha. (Source)

Barrel + Beam Rum Barrel Rightful Cider, $7.59/500ml-Rightful Cider aged in Martinique Rum Barrels. Naturally carbonated in the bottle with Michigan beet sugar. (Source)

Big Lake Lime Light, $2.79/16oz-Fruit Beer

Bløm Tart Cider, $3.29/12oz-Fruit forward aroma with a green apple flavor. Heavy on the tart, light on the tannins. Smooth finish. Tasting notes: tart, lush, lively. All Bløm ingredients are sourced from Michigan farmers and producers. (Source)

Brewery Vivant Beach Patrol, $3.79/16oz-Lime, salt, beach spray, long days, fast nights, the lake, backyards, grilling, floating, forever. Summer. Ale brewed with lime and Hawaiian Alaea sea salt. (Source)

Founders Cerise, $1.99/12oz-You’ll have a soft spot for this one. Using only fresh Michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness. (Source)

Great Lakes Lemon Hefeweizen, $1.99/12oz-Squeeze into your snazziest swimwear and float away with this frothy, zesty cooler companion brewed with enough lemon purée to last a long weekend. (Source)

Hopewell Cruising Speed, $3.29/16oz-Squeeze into your snazziest swimwear and float away with this frothy, zesty cooler companion brewed with enough lemon purée to last a long weekend. (Source)

Hopewell If/When, $10.89/500ml -Collaboration with Hopewell. Saison with malted Carolina gold rice. (Source)

Hopewell Outside Voice, $2.99/16oz-Outside Voice is a Session IPA fashioned for warm, sunny days and the cookouts that coincide. Notes of dank tropical fruit lead the way, followed by an undercurrent of citrus zest and piney bitterness. (Source)

Hopewell Still Life, $3.79/16oz-Still Life is a Floral Pale Ale infused with hibiscus, elderflower and chrysanthemum. Hazy and delicate with an inviting bouquet of fresh botanicals, accented by notes of dried citrus, cracked pepper and tart red fruit. (Source)

Japas Oishii, $3.99/16oz-An ingredient of unmistakable flavor, ginger is highly popular in Japanese cuisine. Along with orange peels, it gives a special, soft touch to our Witbier. The name means "yummy" in Japanese, and we made it super tasty, causing the drinker to exclaim an "Oishii" at the end of each sip. (Source)

Japas Taiyaki, $5.89/16oz-This beer was inspired from Taiyaki, a type of pastry very famous in Japan that is baked in the shape of a fish and has a texture similar to a waffle dough. It comes with several types of fillings, the most traditional being with Anko, a sweet paste of Azuki beans that was also one of the ingredients chosen for this beer. Taiyaki is a Pastry Imperial Stout with a velvety texture, smooth, with hints of chocolate, vanilla and a light caramel background. (Source)

Left Hand Moscow Mule, $2.09/12oz-Crisp & effervescent with a refreshing burst of lime and spicy ginger kick. (Source)

Lone Pine Holy Donut Blueberry Glaze Sour, $5.49/16oz-This Imperial Sour Ale is brewed with Blueberries, Vanilla, Lactose, and Blueberry Glaze potato donuts baked right here in Portland. (Source)

Prairie Just the Juice, $5.49/12oz-Brewed with apricots, blood oranges, mangoes, and vanilla. (Source)

Prairie Spicy Pickle Monster, $3.29/12oz-Sour ale with spicy dill pickles, orange, lemon, and lime. (Source)

Singlecut Jackknifed Juggernaut, $5.49/16oz-Like an interstellar burst, hopped exclusively with our favorite new crop buds from New Zealand, and inspired by our Green Plastic Watering Cans. “Tropical” but with immense depth, a blend of warm mango and soft ripe papaya, Dole Whip, peppery citrus, juicy Sauvignon Blanc grapes, sticky guava resin, and a long beautiful linger of guava candy, all wrapped up in a round and creamy body. A new fav. (Source)

Southern Tier Nitro Coconut Truffle, $4.09/12oz-This imperial milk stout has a slightly sweet, nutty aroma of coconut that balances rich and roasty notes of chocolate, toasted wheat, and dark malts. Hear, see and taste the full sensory experience of nitro with the rich decadence of creamy coconut, dark chocolate and a pinch of sea salt. (Source)

Stone Enjoy By 7/4, $3.19/12oz-Hoppy, fruity, ultra-smooth double IPA. The juice character is really intense and lingers big time. Layered depth, monster citrus. (Source)

Upper Hand Next Up, $2.19/12oz-This hazy India pale ale is incredibly juicy with flavors of apricot, mango, and orchard fruits, finishing with a sweet and malty backnone. (Source)

Urban Artifact Epicurean: Peanut Butter Blackberry Jelly, $4.49/16oz-Sour - Fruited

Urban Artifact Gose Variety Pack, $20.49/12pk

Virtue Vestland Lager, $1.79/12oz-Nordic-style lager