Category: Wine

Artale Newsletter Nov. 9th – 16th

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In This Week’s Newsletter:

  • 92, 93 & 94 Point Australian and New Zealand Wines, mate!
  • Wine of the Week: Vizcarra Senda del oro Ribera Del Duero 2019 (Tempranillo)
  • Distillery Spotlight & Sale: MGP (Midwest Grain Products)
  • Brewery Spotlight: Is/Was Brewing (Chicago, IL)
  • Beer of the Week: Firestone Walker Pivo Pils


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In This Week’s Newsletter:

  • Our Latest Single Barrel Whiskey Pick: Laws Four Grain Bourbon
  • 92-94 Point New Zealand & Australian Wines!
  • Wine of the Week: Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Beer of the Week: Phase Three DDH Aspect Ratio Hazy IPA
  • New Beer Spotlight: Tynt Meadow English Trappist Ale
  • Multiple Events This Weekend!


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  • Turley Cellars Spotlight
  • Amaro Week!
  • Beer of the Week: Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • Brewery Spotlight: Birra Baladin – Italy’s Pioneering Craft Brewery
  • Wine of the Week: Frank Family Napa Valley Zinfandel
    • Due to a formatting error in the newsletter here’s the corrected profile for Frank Family Zin:

Frank Family Napa Valley Zinfandel 2019

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This beautifully balanced and deeply concentrated Zinfandel boasts elegant, complex layers of crushed clove, fresh blackberry, and creamy mocha on the nose. A velvety texture of fine- grained tannins provides structural weight to the ripe fruit flavors of plum compote as well as violet, thyme, and black pepper.

Blend: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah


Take a trip back in time at the Frank Family Vineyards. First constructed as the Larkmead Winery in 1884, the building was refinished with native sandstone from the nearby hills in 1906 and still stands tall today. The massive stone edifice is considered an archetype of California’s wine country; it appears on the National Register of Historical Places and is listed as a Point of Historical Interest in the state of California.

Owner Richard Frank focuses his energies on making superb still wines. The winery produces Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and several distinctly different Cabernet Sauvignons. The highly regarded Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which is barrel aged for two and one-half years, is emerging as one of the most sought-after wines in the valley and their Napa Carneros Vineyards produce some of the finest Chardonnay available. The Sangiovese, a rising star, is created entirely from grapes grown on Rich’s property and the Zinfandel comes from the Brown Vineyards in the Chiles Valley. Once owned by wine legend Hans Kornell, the winery originally secured its reputation with sparkling wines. Five sparkling wines are handcrafted today in the old building: Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, occasionally the Rouge and Reserve. All of these are made in the traditional French methode champenoise style.

Frank Family Vineyards wines are produced in small quantities and currently sold only at the winery and a handful of select retailers. A visit to the winery is not complete without a story-filled tour or at least a walk through the historic building where the thick stone walls, high-stacked barrels and rich bouquet of aging wines create the utmost in winery ambience. The winery provides separate tasting areas for sparkling wines and still wines. Just outside, to the south of the building, visitors are welcome to sit under the giant oak trees, relax at the wooden picnic tables and enjoy spectacular vineyard views.

ARTALE NEWSLETTER Oct. 12th – 19th

In this week’s newsletter:

  • Wine Highlights from Anthony’s Napa/Sonoma Trip
  • Fall Beer Style Spotlight: Wet-Hopped/Harvest Ales
  • New Tequila Features
  • Wine of the Week: Blackboard Merlot 2019
  • Beer of the Week: Mikerphone Doug E. Fresh Hop: Strata IPA
  • Wagner Family Wine Rebates EXPIRE OCT. 31ST!

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