Triple Point Winners
I took a closer look at the current selection of Triple Point wines, and I was very pleasantly surprised. There's something for everyone in the mix, from big, dry reds to crisp, lively whites to cider and even a sweet sparkler.
Not only are you guaranteed some delicious choices, Club Card members earn three times the points on these offerings!
It's a funny sort of "now what" time of year. The Super Bowl is over. Valentine's Day is history. And there are still nearly two weeks left in February.
Doldrums? Not if you enjoy wine. The truth is that any day, any season, any reason is worthy of the exploration of wine, which is a great way to keep the doldrums at bay.
Port - A Fireside Sipper
Out with 2022, in with 2023
Highly Rated for a Reason
With the holidays in high gear, the pressure is on to choose a nice bottle of wine for a gift or a party. Don't panic!
Our "highly rated" rack of wines in the middle of the store is the perfect place to look for selections from around the world that are sure to please. Here are just a few of the standout selections...
Wine Spectator Top 100 Roundup
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Turkey Day Dessert Pairings
Thanksgiving Wine Pairings
The Story of Tarapaca
Indigenous Peoples Day
Merlot's Triumphant Return
Summer's Last Hurrah
It's Labor Day weekend, summer's last hurrah! Before we transition to wines that are more fall-friendly, let's enjoy some discoveries from the wine classes held in July and August. Dave did classes on lighter reds and "pizza/burger" wines that featured wonderful wines that are good any time of year, but especially now.
Triple Point Pink Wines
Triple Point White Wines
August is upon us!
It's a month that's synonymous with sunshine, beaches, camping, picnics - lots of warm weather outdoor time. The wines that pair best with this kind of living are crisp, clean whites, best served cold.
There are several of them among the recently updated selection of the store's Triple Point wines, so I was eager to check them out!...
Tis the Season... For Rose
Happy Summer! Tis the season for ROSE, and there are so many delicious choices at Exit 9. At a recent wine education class, participants tried 5 different roses and compared and contrasted the different flavor profiles.
Here's a summary of those tastings. If you want to have some fun, consider purchasing them all (or a similar assortment of roses) and conducting your own tasting with friends...
Memorial Day Weekend '22
Up and Down the Bunny Trail
Easter is another family occasion where wines can really shine alongside favorite dishes. Eggs are often a star on Easter tables, from deviled egg appetizers to quiches loaded with meats, veggies, and cheese. Main-course meat favorites are traditionally ham and lamb. All of these flavors make for some amazing wine pairings.
At the front of the store there's a display of selections specific to ham and lamb, and there are also wines (and spirits and canned cocktails) that will go with anything.
Triple Point Treasures
Exit 9 Club Card members know how nice it is to earn points on their purchases - points that apply toward gift cards for future purchases.
There are some wines that earn card members triple the points. That's especially nice! The current selection (located at the front of the store), includes some fun wines.
Valentine's Day 2022
Indulge yourself and your sweetie on Valentine’s Day with a special bottle.…or several!
We put a selection of options together that ranges from luscious liquors to wonderful wines to seductive sparklers. We’re here to help with pairing suggestions for special meals, cocktail-making advice, or any other questions you may have about making this Valentine’s one to remember.
Highly Rated Refresh
Thank you, Wine Spectator!
Great news in a recent e-blast from this venerable publication: "A new study analyzed health data on nearly 500,000 U.K. residents and found that subjects who drank one to two glasses of red wine a day had a 10 to 17 percent lower risk of contracting COVID than non-drinkers. Subjects who drank white wine had a 7 to 8 percent lower risk if they consumed five glasses or less per week..."
When Light is Right
With the indulgences of the holidays behind us, January is often a time of cutting back - on sugar, on calories, and even on alcohol.
Fortunately, there are many delicious options that take all of these choices into consideration - and you'll find a display of them by the Customer Service desk at the front of the store...
Last-Minute Holiday Recommendations
Christmas Wines at Exit 9
Turkey Wine that's Really Fine
Tres, Tres Bon
A Home Run of Verga La Storia Wines
When I saw the boxes and boxes of 1895 La Storia wines coming in last week, I knew we were in for a treat. Exit 9 has carried the Montepulciano in this line, and it is already very popular. It has been joined by two others - a Primitivo di Manduria, and a Toscano Rosso. I did a tasting of the three of them side by side, and all I can say is Delizioso!
It's Columbus Day weekend. My brother and sister-in-law are in Rome. A friend is going to Italy at the end of the month. No wonder I find myself spending more time in the wonderful Italian section of the store...
Reading Between the Vines
Bring on Fall!
It's apple season, and that means apple pie.
Walking around the store, I started thinking about all the possibilities for pairings with that most American of desserts.
So many wines came to mind that I thought it would be fun to ask my colleagues for their opinions to see if we were on the same page...
With the emotional commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the ups and downs of COVID, and the onset of fall, I'm in the mood for a BIG red wine.
Something deep. Something dark. Something soothing. Something velvety...
Belle Glos Seminar