Martin Wine Cellar


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    May 03, 2016

    Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett 2014

    This crowd pleasing Riesling is firing on all cylinders! This Riesling is full-bodied with lots of fruit up front but has a zesty component that balances out the fruit nicely and finishes clean with nice minerality. Serve this with spicy, bold foods or by itself on a hot day.

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    May 02, 2016

    Paul Jaboulet Aîné

    LOCATION : Rhone, France WINEMAKERS : Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois KNOWN FOR : Caroline Frey was born in Reims in Champagne into an affluent Bordeaux family. The Frey’s own Chateau La Legone in Bond, a Third Growth, and are substantial shareholders in Billecart-Salmon. HISTORY : Paul Jaboulet is a recent addition to our portfolio, although they are certainly not […]

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    April 28, 2016

    Ponzi Vineyards

    LOCATION : Scholls, Oregon WINEMAKERS : Luisa  Ponzi KNOWN FOR : World renowned and award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Dry Riesling and rare Italian varietals. HISTORY : In the 1970’s Dick Ponzi and his wife Nancy, after spending time abroad in Burgundy took what was considered at the time to be a daring risk. They purchased […]

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    April 25, 2016

    Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    Located on roughly the same latitude as France’s famed Burgundy region, the Willamette Valley of Oregon is uniquely qualified to grow world class Pinot Noir – and it is certainly the home to many incredible wines. Castle Rock has managed to make a complex, smooth, delicious Oregon Pinot Noir for a fraction of the cost […]

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    April 19, 2016

    Brewer Clifton Chardonnay SantaRita Hills 2013

    Santa Rita Hills is an exciting new viticulture area.  It is located midway between Los Angeles and Monterey Bay along the Pacific Coast. Due to its proximity to the ocean, this region has a maritime climate which results in warm days and cool nights.  These conditions are ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Brewer-Clifton wines […]

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    April 14, 2016

    Strawberry Orange Whiskey Smash

    Check out Shrub and Co’s Strawberry Shrub with Meyer Lemon and New Orleans Finest Orange Flower Water! The Strawberry Shrub acts as a replacement for simple syrup – which slashes the added sugar in half + adds flavor complexity. The Orange Flower Water brings out the essence of the orange slice – keeping this cocktail […]

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    April 12, 2016

    Domaine la Roquete Megaphone Ventoux

    80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The grapes are hand-harvested from the rocky clay and sandy soils of this very small vineyard – only 5 acres! The wine is aged in cement tanks for 15-20 days, followed by 10 months in large oak barrels. Classic southern Rhône with aromas of red berries and notes of floral […]

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    April 06, 2016

    Garofoli Winery

    LOCATION : Loreto, Marche WINEMAKERS : Carlo Garofoli KNOWN FOR : The Garofoli family has been involved in the wine industry for more than five generations. The same philosophy has always guided the estate: constantly updating production techniques while respecting traditional winemaking methods and the unique terrior of the Marche. HISTORY : Darla Garofoli’s husband […]

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    April 06, 2016

    Swanson Winery

    LOCATION : Oakville, California WINEMAKERS : Emeritus Chris Phelps and Robin Akhurst; Assistant Winemaker Tony Herrera KNOWN FOR : Swanson Vineyards is best known for their robust and delicious Napa Valley Merlot. A wine that proves that Merlot can be as rich and complex as any Napa Cabernet can be. Swanson’s entire portfolio has become a Napa […]

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    April 04, 2016

    Marco Felluga Molamatta 2012

    “From Northeast Italy and soils consisting of clay and limestome. This wine is made from Pinot Bianco (40%), Friulano (40%), and Ribolla Gialla (20%) grapes. The Pinot Bianco is fermented in oak barrels and the other grapes are done in stainless steel.  Fresh and clean with a little bit of mid palate weight from the […]

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    April 04, 2016

    Louis Latour Cotes de Nuits Villages 2013

    Louis Latour Cote de Nuits-Villages 2013 is a vibrant red burgundy with ripe cherry notes and a soft earthy finish, a perfect buy for those looking to branch out into the realm of French Pinot Noir. Pairs well with grilled meats and chicken dishes.

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    March 28, 2016

    Neil Ellis Sauvignon Blanc Sincerely 2015

    Neil’s Sancerre inspired South African Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sincerely’ has a crisp herbaceous nose with a tropical fruit and grassy palate. This youthful white is the perfect way to usher in spring; Pairs with any fresh seafood or lemon herb chicken.

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    March 16, 2016

    Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2012

    Soft and toned, this California Merlot drinks with more finesse than that of its counterparts. It is ripe yet refined, with an equal balance of earth to fruit flavors. Cherry and Blackberries are given interesting dimension with complexities of tobacco and mountain forest aromas. This wine would be perfect with Grilled Steak or duck, but […]

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    March 15, 2016

    Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    This medium bodied red is perfect for your springtime or summer barbecues. It’s impressively focused with flavors of red fruits like cherry and raspberry, and very smooth with a long pleasant finish. It pairs well with grilled meats, burgers, and cheeses. A great value to share with the rest of your party.

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    March 07, 2016

    Garofoli Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Macrina 2014

    Fresh and light, this aromatic beauty is a crowd-pleaser. Pretty apricot and peach notes jump forward with a delicate acidity that adds freshness. Light enough to accompany your favorite spring salad, shrimp and crab ravigote, but with enough texture that this can be served with your trout meuniere.

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    March 04, 2016


    Skip the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wooden beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold one as soon as you reach your destination. Whether it be the Fly, the lake, the park or your own backyard, Martin’s […]

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    March 04, 2016

    Backyard Brews

    Real Elderflower Thistly Cross Cider | $5.99 This cider is infused with elderflower tea creating a subtle floral taste. It drinks light and is reminiscent of a dry Riesling. Pair with cheese or on its own when the warm weather sets in. Try this if you like: Crispin Pacific Pear Cider   Flower Child IPA […]

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    March 04, 2016

    Elderflower Old Fashioned

    Ingredients 2 ½ oz. Noah’s Mill bourbon ½ oz. Fleur Elderflower Liqueur 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters Strip of lemon zest, for garnish directions: Stir bourbon, Fleur liqueur, and bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass or mixing tin until very chilled; strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with lemon zest.

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    March 04, 2016

    Full Bloom

    perfecting the seasonal cheese plate Here at Martin’s, spring is one of our favorite times of the year for creating cheese spreads. Our Gourmet & Cheese Specialist Sarah Ponder suggested the best ingredients to create your own floral-inspired spring cheese plate. Top Spring Cheese Picks:   Bonne Bouche the flagship of Vermont Creamery’s signature geotrichum-rinded […]

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    March 04, 2016

    Wines to pair with Lighter Fare

    Longer days and warmer weather are calling for simple and sophisticated meals to enjoy inside or out. Enhance your light fare with some delicate wines to enjoy all spring.   Lemon Chicken with Orzo Pasta Save: Tenuta Sant’Antonio Scaia Corvina $9.99 Splurge: Domaine Jean Claude Bessin Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2013 $27.99       Grilled Salmon […]

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    March 04, 2016

    Asparagus Walnut Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

    Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus Walnut Pesto Makes 2 servings Check out La Tourangelle’s Roasted Walnut Oil available at Martin Wine Cellar! Walnut oil adds an aromatic flavor profile + contributes plant-based heart healthy fats to your favorite dishes! Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini, spiralized 3/4 pound asparagus, boiled 2 cup fresh basil 1/4 cup walnuts 3 […]

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    March 01, 2016

    Andrew Will Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014

    A great cab from an under appreciated area. Washington state always seems to give good black red fruit with nice polish. The Andrew Will style also brings in nice aromatics and depth with great concentration, well-integrated tannins and supreme drinkability. Serve with your grilled new york strip topped with bleu cheese, roasted leg of lamb […]

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    February 22, 2016

    Louis Latour La Montagny Grande Roche

    Maison Louis Latour’s history began with vineyard acquisitions in 1731; so they know a bit about winemaking at this point. This is a pretty, light, perfumed Chardonnay from the village of Montagny in the Cote Chalonnaise is a steal, especially considering it’s from a Premiere Cru vineyard. Balanced dried-fruit flavors with a touch of minerality on the clean, crisp finish. This wine would match well […]

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    February 19, 2016

    Simonnet Febvre Pinot Noir

    “This delicate Pinot Noir from France is a great ‘every-dayer’. The ripe red fruit nose sets it up perfectly and it continues on the palate with soft, fresh fruity flavors. A perfect party wine; serve with fun!” – Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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    February 08, 2016

    Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    “This finished wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced entirely from the Napa Valley. Aged in French and American oak, it has intense flavors of blackberry, plum and vanilla. The long finish is rich with toasty overtones. This is a full-bodied red wine. Montoya Cabernet will compliment your finest, robust red meat dishes. This is a […]

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    February 05, 2016

    Sweet Valentine’s Dates

    Sweet Valentine’s Dates by Andrew Adorno, DTR   Have you been looking for a sweet date this Valentine’s season? Although this may seem like a difficult feat in the month of February, it is actually just as easy as making a trip to your favorite health food store. No – I’m not suggesting pacing up […]

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    February 02, 2016

    Delatour Vin de Pays d’Oc Chardonnay 2014

    “If you’re looking for the perfect Mardi Gras wine, this is it! With the convenient twist top and fresh flavor it makes for an ideal Carnival party wine! Cheers!” – Leah, Metairie Wine Consultant ABOUT: This is a Vin de Pays, meaning it is a simple table wine made in France. TASTING NOTES: Aromas of […]

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  • February 01, 2016


      INGREDIENTS Ice (optional) ½ cup fresh orange juice 16 oz sparkling wine 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced 1 clementine, peeled and divided into slices INSTRUCTIONS Add the ice and orange juice, then top off with sparkling wine Garnish with fresh ginger and clementine slices.

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  • February 01, 2016

    Beer Battered Hush Puppies

    A classic Southern delicacy that is great served with fried seafood and pork BBQ. Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1½ cups cornmeal 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 4 teaspoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper ½ cup very finely chopped sweet onion 2 large eggs, beaten ¾ cup beer oil for […]

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    January 25, 2016

    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2013

    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico is a comfort wine if there ever was one. Silky tannins are woven with smoke and leather, while aromas of rose petals intertwine with flavors of black cherry. Pair with truffles and a warm fire. 

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