This week's list of new and returning products follows info about a wine making equipment sale
By Steve Siciliano
Whenever folks ask me if it’s difficult to make homemade wine I always answer that it can be as easy as fishing for bluegills with a cane pole or as complex as wading a narrow, brush-clogged stream using artificial flies to catch trout.
I tell them if they want to make wine as simply as possible, they’re like anglers who prefer using elementary tackle and uncomplicated procedures and they’ll be perfectly happy making wine from concentrated kits or from fresh fruits and vegetables guided by a book of basic recipes. On the other hand, if they like delving into the nuts and bolts of a hobby, they will probably want to take their winemaking to a higher level and will adopt advanced winemaking techniques such as measuring brix, conducting titration tests and taking pH readings.
Whether the home vintner opts for the easy or more complex approach to making wine, Siciliano’s stocks everything the hobbyist needs to make good and even great tasting wine. If you've been thinking about taking the plunge into this gratifying do-it-yourself hobby, we are offering our Vintner’s Best Deluxe Winemaking Equipment Kit for the sale price of $95.00 through the end of October. Regular retail price is $125.00.
This equipment may be used to start various volumes of wine but are specifically designed to be used with six gallon ingredient kits. Go here for the complete list of Winexpert ingredient kits available at Siciliano's Market.
Featured Wines of the Week
Parducci, 2019, Small Lot Pinot Noir, California, $14.49/750ml- Mouth-filling and complex, this balanced wine packs a lot of flavor into a big but soft frame. Raspberry, cherry, and subtle earthy notes provide plenty to appreciate while restrained tannins and bright acidity keep the structure gentle. Hints of toasty vanilla from French oak lead to a lush finish.
Perfect for a casual pizza night in, or a family get together. (Source)
Recanati, Yasmin red, Israel, $12.49/750ml- Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Winemaking Notes: Recanati’s Yasmin Red is produced from a blend of two noble varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The winemaking method brings out the softness of the tannins and the fruity aroma together with the gentle oak fragrances. We achieve this balance of flavors and aromas through a relatively short fermentation of 6-10 days at controlled temperatures
Tasting Notes: The wine is rich in fruit flavors and carries the aromas of black plums, spices and oak. It has a refined body and balanced acidity allowing the consumer to enjoy it while it is still young.
Vineyards: Galilee and Judean Plain.
Rocca Delle Macie, Rubizzo Toscana, Italy, $14.49/750ml- 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. Color: Ruby red, brilliant with violet reflections. Nose: Intense, ripe berry fruits. Palate: Rich, smooth, with good structure. (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
Sheep Dip, Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotland, $36.89/750ml- No fewer than 16 different single malt whiskies, aged between 8 and 20 years, all woven together in specially selected first-fill oak casks for a distinctively full-bodied flavour.
A delicate and refined nose opens with soft floral notes supported by and attractive array of complex fruit flavors. Melon, pear and orange with a hint of almonds. On the palate it is finesse and elegance that gives way to and assertion of pure malty flavors, drawn from the four distilling regions of Scotland. The main accent being expressed from the Highland and Speyside valleys. However, a subtle hint of Islay can be detected on the finish. (Source)
New and Returning Products
Bells Double Creme Stout, $2.29/12oz-Special Double Cream Stout derives its name from its smooth, creamy texture, not the ingredients. Completely dairy-free, this stout blends ten different specialty malts to yield a remarkable depth of flavor. With only a touch of burnt notes, Special Double Cream Stout focuses on the softer, cocoa & espresso-like aspects of roasted malt. (Source)
Bells Expedition Stout, $3.29/12oz-One of the earliest examples of the Russian Imperial Stout in the United States, Expedition Stout offers immensely complex flavors crafted specifically with vintage aging in mind, as its profile will continue to mature and develop over the years. A huge malt body is matched to a heady blend of chocolate, dark fruits, and other aromas. Intensely bitter in its early months, the flavors will slowly meld and grow in depth as the beer ages. (Source)
Brewery Vivant Brambles, $4.69/16oz-A lactose IPA that is heavily infused with rich and wonderful blackberries. Brambles drinks like a fruit beer, but with the hop backbone of an IPA. Contains milk sugars. (Source)
Founders KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa, $6.49/12oz-Here’s one for the cocoa lovers: KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa – the sumptuous, deep coffee and chocolate flavors of KBS rise to the next level with a swirl of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla to create a sweet-but-not-too-sweet barrel-aged drinking experience. It’s a whole new spin on KBS that’s sure to sweeten your spirits. (Source)
Founders KBS Espresso, $6.49/12oz-KBS gets its coffee fix in the very first variant to come from our beloved bourbon barrel-aged stout. Yes, KBS may already be brewed with coffee, but it gets some extra oomph when it’s aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels. The result is a fresh and snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can’t start your day with a barrel-aged stout? (Source)
Japas Neko, $3.99/16oz-IPA - American
Japas Sawa Yuzo, $4.49/16oz-Sour
Oozlefinch Bizzie, $6.99/16oz-Milkshake style IPA with strawberry, vanilla, and lactose.
Oozlefinch Nood Wooter, $6.99/16oz
Oozlefinch Youse Guys, $6.99/16oz
Roak Pumpkin Milkshake, $3.59/16oz-A medley of pumpkin pie and soft spice notes. The blending of lactose and wheat gives this bear a smooth velvety body. Perfect Autumn IPA. (Source)
Roak Watusi Moonshot, $3.19/16oz-With a sweet touch to the front and tart apple to the back of the palate, this kettle sour ale is a pleasant reminiscence of the caramel apple. (Source)
Short Fuze Dark Gourd, $3.79/16oz-Ale with coffee and pumpkin puree
Short Fuze Prunus Avium, $4.89/16oz-Aged 18 months in our oak foeder. Then we added 1800 lbs of tart cherries. (Source)
Sierra Nevada Narwhal, $2.59/12oz-Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come. (Source)
Upper Hand Red Buck, $2.19/12oz-“Red Buck” is The English translation of the Ojibwe word Escanaba.
A brilliantly red IPA full of herbal hop aroma, layered with bitterness and rustic grains. (Source)
Urban Artifact Bushel Spice Apple Gose, $2.49.12oz-A gose with heritage cider apples and baking spices. Tart, salty, and delicious. (Source)
Waypost Biere de Miel, $4.29/16oz-Rustic Franco-Belgian style ale brewed with local, raw wildflower honey. Predominant nectar sources are white clover, star thistle and black locust. Delicate sweet florals and herbal aromas abound, while our expressive house saison yeast leaves Biere de Miel lively, dry, with a touch of spice. (Source)
Waypost Citrado, $3.89/16oz-A bright, juicy IPA featuring Citra and El Dorado hops. Double dry hopped and bursting with vibrant aromas of orange candy, ripe mango, and wildflower honey. Very smooth, soft mouthfeel. No rough edges. Very low perceived bitterness. (Source)
Waypost ESB, $3.89/16oz
Waypost Ginger Peach Sour, $4.29/16oz-Light bodied golden sour ale conditioned fresh local peaches, ginger and vanilla bean for a grounding spice. A little cocktail of a beer that celebrates the transition of summer to fall. (Source)
Whiner Curb Cutter, $2.79/12oz-Kölsch
Whiner El Tub Cucumber Lime, $3.19/12oz
Whiner Le Tub, $3.09/12oz-Blended, barrel-aged wild saison
Whiner Monsieur Monster Pineapple, $3.09/12oz-Berliner Weisse style ale with pineapple