Siciliano's Market News, October 21, 2021 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about the upcoming in-state rivalry game


Preamble by Steve Siciliano


If you follow one of the gridiron teams of the mitten state's two largest universities you have got to be psyched about the upcoming game between MSU and the U of M in East Lansing on October 30. The surprising 7- 0 Spartans have a bye this weekend and if the Wolverines take care of business at home against Northwestern on Saturday both teams will enter the contest unbeaten and ranked in the top ten. After the disappointing seasons that both squads had last year no one saw this coming.


I've been a State fan since my undergrad years at MSU. Despite the fact that my team was consistently bad back then I cheered them on with jingoistic fervor, even agreeing to enter into a long running, annual and rather inane bet with my Uncle Pete, a diehard Wolverines fan. The loser had to pop for lunch. Michigan had hit pay-dirt with the hiring of Bo, and while State had some success under George Perles and Nick Saban for awhile, the teams were laughably bad with Muddy Waters, Bobby Williams and John L Smith calling the shots. I lost that stupid bet a whole lot more than I won.


"Wanna fight?"

My distinct dislike for the Maize and Blue has tempered over the years and now I root for the U of M pigskin squads whenever they're not playing State. I'm a born and raised Michigander after all and it's nice being able to put acrimony aside and take partisan pride in those cool winged helmets and that kick ass fight song. I just wish that the U of M athletic department would change its attitude regarding mascots. It would be fun watching the indomitable Sparty play-fighting with a stuffed, oversized wolverine on game days.


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ATTENTION WINEMAKERS


Just a reminder that we are now taking pre-orders for the 2021 and 2022 Winexpert Limited Edition offerings. Go here for complete details.


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ATTENTION CIGAR AFICIONADOS


Just a reminder that we are teaming up with Trail Point Brewing tonight, 10/21/2001, to host a beer and cigar event at the brewery's Allendale location at 6035 Lake Michigan Drive. Go here for complete details.





Featured Wines of the Week


Teliani Valley, 2019, Amber Blend, Georgia, $16.99/750ml-Fermenting and aging white wines on the skins of the grapes is a thousand year old tradition in the Caucasus Mountains. The Teliani Valley Amber Blend ages Rkatsiteli, Kakhuri, Mtsvane, Khikhvi and Kisi on their skins for six-months for an inviting wine for people who have not tried an "orange" wine before. Aromas of dried apricot and orange peel greet a fuller-bodied wine with soft tannin and flavors of peach. Persistent and balanced. Best served around 55 degrees, and it pairs beautifully with food. (Source)

Planeta, 2017, La Segreta, Il Rosso, Italy, $18.69/750ml- La Segreta takes its name from the woods which surround our Ulmo vineyard. This young fresh wine principally produced from Nero d’Avola grapes, flagship of Sicilian wine, gains its personality and style with the addition of some international grapes. All the vines are knowledgeably cultivated in vineyards owned by Planeta. La Segreta is a versatile companion for daily drinking, suitable for many different occasions. It is a perfect approach to Sicilian wine with its excellent relationship between price and quality, guaranteed by Planeta’s careful input from vine to wine. (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 Spirit of the Week


Long Road, Nocino, Michigan, $36.89/750ml- Our first venture into the world of liqueurs, Long Road Nocino incorporates hand-picked walnuts from nearby Byron Center, Michigan, along with a variety of herbs and spices, including nutmeg, clove, allspice, and cinnamon.

Enjoy this seasonal release as a holiday sipper or in a classic cocktail. It mixes perfectly in a Manhattan and adds depth and richness to a Negroni. Or, spice up your day and drop it into your morning coffee with a touch of cream. (Source)


New and Returning Products


21st Amendment Fireside Chat, $1.99/12oz-Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation.

Arcadia Lagerhosen, $1.79/12oz-Dry hopped Bavarian style lager

Aslin Bird Leaf, $2.99/16oz-Bohemian Pilsner with crazy, thirst-quenching notes of lime zest, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and wildflower honey, mixed with subtle spice. It is finished off with a satisfying, water cracker-like finish. (Source)

Aslin Smashin' Berries, $5.69/16oz- The sadomasochistic brewers at Aslin, in their never-ending, relentless quest, come across Levante's Greg and Tim, repressed and psychotic brewers able to inflict levels of torment the likes of which the Aslin crew has never seen. The entourage converge for a brawl resulting in the massacre of scores of berries, marshmallows and vanilla beans. In the end, a hop forward and ethereal strawberry IPA arises and becomes a dynamic thirst quencher. The aggressive hopping schedule appears dominant, but the sweetness of the vanilla and softness of the marshmallow are a tender touch that allows your pallet to taste the strawberry goodness in the end. (Source)

Aslin Bird Leaf, $2.99/16oz-Bohemian Pilsner with crazy, thirst-quenching notes of lime zest, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and wildflower honey, mixed with subtle spice. It is finished off with a satisfying, water cracker-like finish. (Source)

Bells Sideyard, $3.89/16oz-Side Yard is brewed with Chinook hops from our very own hop yard. In order to achieve the freshest beer possible, these hops made it from harvest to kettle in a matter of just 4 hours. The end result is a juicy, soft, tropical, fruity integration of two styles of hop-forward IPAs – Harvest Ales, and New England (or hazy) IPAs. (Source)

Big Lake Gingerbread Stout, $3.99/16oz

Deschutes Chasin' Freshies, $1.99/12oz-A heavenly IPA that is packed full of fresh hops, this beer is perfect for those who like it bright, deep and fresh. There aren’t any groomers or gapers mucking it up around here – just unblemished flavor. (Source)

Deschutes Whisket Butte, $3.39/12oz-Whiskey barrel aged version of Black Butte Porter

DuClaw Sour Me Unicorn Farts, $3.49/16oz-This glittered sour ale with fruity cereal mashed in, brings slightly tart sour, a bouquet of fruits & a hint of biscuit. A collaboration between DuClaw Brewing Co. and Diablo Doughnuts. (Source)

Lagunitas Contents Under Freshness, $3.79/12oz-This is the latest leap in Lagunitas’ never-ending quest for capturing the essence of fresh hops. Contents Under Fresher features whole-cone Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe & Sabro hops harvested and rushed from our family of farmer friends in Yakima. Expressed here in their absolute juiciest form. (Source)

Left Hand S'mores, $2.59/12oz-Our chocolatey marshmallow treat has caught fire! To create this s’more, we start with our classic Milk Stout recipe with just a slight tweak to the malt bill to accentuate graham cracker flavors. For the melted chocolate magic, we pour in Cholaca® pure liquid cacao. Then, to capture the gooey core of a perfectly fire-roasted marshmallow, we layer in toasted marshmallow. With your first pour, drink in the sounds of a crackling fire, the glow of fireflies and the warmth of a shared blanket. Then, crack another can and enjoy s’more! (Source)

Mikkeller GOT Ghost Visions, $2.99/16oz-German Pilsner brewed with German Tettnanger, Hersbrucker and Saphir hops. (Source)

Mikkeller GOT Night King, $5.99/16oz-New-England Style Double India Pale Ale Brewed w/ Hallertau Blanc, Citra & Galaxy Hops. (Source)

New Belgium Accumulation, $1.79/12oz-Winter hazy IPA

Ore Dock Six Pointer, $1.99/12oz-Dark, yet drinkable lager brewed with German malts, noble hops, and Yooper grit. A collaboration with Stormy Kromer™ (Source)

Storm Cloud Cool Cat Kitty Face, $1.99/12oz-A low-bitterness Juicy IPA brewed with Norwegian Kveik yeast and a whole bunch of tasty hops. Flavors of tropical notes, ripe stone fruit, peach, mixed berry, and grapefruit marmalade. (Source)

Three Floyds Alpha Klaus, $2.29/12oz-Alpha King's festive cousin. A big American Xmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and, of course, tons of strange American hops. (Source)

Three Floyds Permanent Funeral, $4.69/16oz-The wolf inside this pale ale is trying to walk upright. This bright and aromatic beer was brewed with our friends in the band Pig Destroyer. (Source)

Transient Send it Back, $5.19/16oz

Transient Specific Time, $3.79/16oz-A Midwest India pale ale