Bourbon County Release Tasting & Raffle

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2014 Bourbon County VANILLA Release RAFFLE

(Maybe Coffee too) 

Here is the deal!  

The only fair way for you to get a chance to get some

is for us to do a raffle.

Wednesday Nov. 26th 

Be here to enter the raffle between 3-4 pm and enjoy samples of Goose Island Beer.  

We will draw names at 4pm.

If your name is drawn you will be able to PURCHASE a Co-pack of Goose Island Beers including 1 bottle of Vanilla (or Coffee)

Max price is $64.99 minimum price $51.99 

Kelly’s Thanksgiving Day Wine Picks!

Holiday guide to wine

Top Wine Picks for Thanksgiving Dinner

Kollin Kozlowski, Wine Buyer @ Kelly’s &

Certified Specialist of Wine

Whites:

Poggio al Tesoro Solosole Vermentino IGT 2013   Usually….Italian white would be the last wine I would recommend with turkey but, in this case, I’ll make an exception.  Stunning for its aromatic profile of honeysuckle, spice and almond this white, hailing from the high rent district in Tuscany’s Bolgheri coast, is textured, round, fresh and exceptionally pure.  $20

Hahn Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2012, CA   I’d put this Chardonnay up against any of the top Sonoma producers.   Harmonious, well integrated oak wraps around a core of honey crisp apple and pear nectar notes.  Tastes like it should be two to three times the price!  $20

Reds:

Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2012, CA   America’s adopted grape, Zinfandel, perfect for America’s holiday.   Superbly balanced, with supple raspberry, exotic rhubarb fruit and delicate notes of French oak. $18

Passitivo Primitivo 2012 Apulia, Italy  This is our Berkshire Tasting Panel’s #1 Winter Wine Challenge Winner!   I love this silky red for its amazing aromas of raisin, fig and allspice, the flavors of sumptuous fruit cake and lush black cherry.   Absolutely delicious!  $17

Top 5 Winter Wines of the Berkshire Tasting Panel. Special Buy and Try All 5 Deal!

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The Berkshire Tasting Panel’s

2nd Annual Winter Wine Challenge

Top 5 Winter Picks of 2014   

Selected from a blind tasting of over 40+ wines!

2014 Winters Judges: Aurelien Telle,  owner Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar, Phil Kampe, Wine Blogger & Member of the Wine Media Guild and Kollin Kozlowski, Wine Buyer @ Kelly’s & CSW International Society of Wine Educators

Berkshire Tasting Panel #1 Winter Red Wine

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Passitivo Primitivo 2012 Apulia, Italy   $16.99  

The panel has once again selected an Italian red as its #1 pick!    This time it’s from Apulia, a region known for its exceptionally fertile plains and for being one of Italy’s largest wine-producing regions.  Until the 1970s most of Puglia’s wines were seen as fit only for blending or for making Vermouth. Within the last 10 years a renaissance has taken place where the modernization of the techniques has led us to fantastic value wines like this Primitvo, the region’s most important grape variety.  Medium to full bodied, the wine offers up amazing aromas of raisin, fig & cinnamon.  On the palate there are notes of fruit cake and lush black cherry and the finish is smooth, generous and supple.  Perfect for hearty pasta dishes, ripe cheeses or grilled meats.

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Berkshire Tasting Panel #2 Winter Red Wine

Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2012, CA   $17.99     The panel has managed to pick a Zinfandel and a Primitivo this winter, both clones (a genetic mutation) of a little known grape variety from Croatia called Crljenak.   This fabulous red is sourced from 40-60 year old head pruned vines, planted on Amador counties decomposed granite soil, perfect for growing Zin.  Supple raspberry and exotic rhubarb fruit, beautiful balanced with sumptuous notes of new French oak.   An absolutely delicious Zin!

Berkshire Tasting Panel #3 Winter Red Wine

Veramonte Primus Red Blend 2011   $19.99    This unique Chilean blend of Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cab Franc and Petite Verdot is big and bold with notes of white pepper, dense blackberry fruit, licorice and exotic spice.  Primus is the richest and fullest wine of the Top 5, this unctuous red is sturdy enough for several years in the bottle or drink it tonight with a hearty steak.

Berkshire Tasting Panel #4 Winter Red Wine

  Alexander Valley Vineyards Syrah 2012,CA   $17.99    The Wetzel Family, owners of AVV, located in northern Sonoma County, started planting Rhone varietals in 1995.  2012 was a textbook growing season in Northern California, the favorable weather allowed the grapes to reach optimal flavor development. This is textbook Syrah showing classic bacon/smoked meat character with pure scents of wild strawberry, plum, blueberry, pepper and truffles.  Perfect for a hearty lamb stew, gumbo or chili.
Berkshire Tasting Panel #5 Winter Red Wine

Decero Malbec 2011, Argentina  $19.99     Decero Malbec was the first wine that was tasted in our Winter Wine Challenge.  All of us where captivated with its overall balance and structure.  The fruit is sourced from a single vineyard located at 3500 feet (same as Mt. Greylock!) in the renowned Mendoza appellation of Agrelo.   This pure and voluptuous Malbec exhibits notes of violets, cassis and chocolate followed by a well-integrated backbone of oak and vanilla.   A fantastic find!

All the BTP Winners can be found at Kelly’s Package Store.

Special Package Deal!  “Buy and Try”

The Top 5 Wines for ONLY $75!

That’s 20% OFF the retail price!

Gorgeous Gift Baskets – Custom made!

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Kelly’s has MORE domestic / imported craft beer gift packs, MORE seasonal wine and specialty items than anyone else around and we’ll gift wrap anything you get here for FREE.

In addition to crafting some of the most delicious and exciting gift baskets in the Berkshires, we deliver like nobody else as the range of our friendly staff and trucks go beyond Berkshire County so if you need to get a gift to someone, talk to us, we make it easy.

Our Gift Cards go beyond the bottle and are good for: Bus Tours, Wine Dinners, Wine Classes, Craft Beer Classes, Whiskey / Scotch Classes, Festivals, and much more!

So call, email, tweet, or stop in to place your holiday order with the friendly Kelly’s Crew – we make it easy and fun!

 

Alta Wine Dinner- SOLD OUT IN 3 HRS!

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Thank you to those who signed up for our upcoming

Wine Dinner Collaboration with Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Aurelien said,

“IT SOLD OUT IN 3 HRS!!!!   THE FASTEST EVER!!!!!”

Thank you to the Kelly’s Customers who got in!!!! Look forward to seeing you!

For those who didn’t get in…..Keep a look out, there will be more!!

 

Fine Wine, Highest Rated Craft Beer Selection, Artisanal Cheese – All Only 3 Minutes from Berkshire Crossing.