Cookout Essentials You’ve asked for them – and now they’re here! We could hardly contain our excitement upon the arrival of two highly-requested cookout essentials: Nordic Ware’s Vertical Chicken Roaster AND their 3-In-1 Stuffed Burger Press! Although it’s perfect for this weekend’s festivities; the grill, stovetop, and oven-safe Vertical Chicken Roaster will turn out a flavorful, all-in-one meal any day of the year. Simply add beer (oh wait – we’ve got that!), wine (also, check!), marinade, herbs, spices (check! check! and- okay, you get the idea) into the base; add chicken to cone; add vegetables to base, and bask in the aromas of your new favorite meal. And, just in case you have not been introduced to the magical realm that is the Stuffed Burger; or, perhaps, your prior attempts fell more into the “jumbo stuffed meatball” category, fear not – The Gourmet Shop is here to help. Wait – what’s that delicious smell? That catchy sound? Cheeseburger In Paradise, anyone? Yes, please! Recipes included!
Saveur Firing up the grill this holiday weekend? The SAVEUR Selects Pantry Collection serves up authentic flavors from around the world. Inspired by the stories found on the pages of Saveur magazine, each gourmet recipe is hand-crafted in small batches using the finest quality natural ingredients.
Best Of Spotlight
Best Wine Shop With over 1500 labels to choose from our wine shop has something for everyone! While we may focus on French, our collection boasts a multitude of wines from California, Italy, Oregon, Spain, Argentina, Australia, and Germany. We pride ourselves on having wines for every occasion and every budget. Whether you are looking for a rare collectors bottle to fill out your 1000 bottle cellar or just an easy drinking red for a Wednesday night pizza party we have you covered! Thanks for nominating us!
Last Day to Vote – July 2
Free Times Best Of Voting is now open for the Free Times Best of Columbia Awards! We are nominated in SIX categories: Best Restaurant – Five Points, Best Brunch, Best Bloody Mary, Best Wine Store, Best Charcuterie Board, Best Place to Dine Outdoors.
Here are the details for this year’s voting:
–Voting started June 9 on the Free Times’ website. Click Here to vote..
–Voting will run through July 2nd and winners will be announced at the end of August.
–People may vote once per email address.
Thanks for the love and support!
Buttermilk Blue Semi-soft cow’s milk blue from Roth Creamery. Tangy yet mellow, crafted with fresh local Wisconsin milk and cellar-aged for 2+ months for the creamiest taste and texture. $20.99/lb
Prairie Breeze Pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Milton Creamery. Nutty with notes of fresh pineapple. Slightly crunchy and sweet. $18.00/lb
Mt. Tam Bloomy rind ranging from pillowy to birch bark in appearance. Delightful contrast in textures: At room temperature, features a dense, fudgy core enveloped in an evolving pudgy creamline. $23.00/ea
Wine of the Week
Chanin Duvarita Pinot Noir ’15
“The 2015 Pinot Noir Duvarita Vineyard is another gorgeous wine from Gavin Chanin. Red cherry, cranberry, orange peel, mint and rosewater, all supported by veins of tannin, are some of the nuances that give the Duvarita its chiseled, saline-driven personality. Readers who like energetic Pinots will adore the Duvarita. Today, it is a total knockout.”
95 Pts Vinous $52.99/btl
Saturday Wine Tasting
July 3, 1-3pm
Bryan’s Picks Stop in to sample a few great wines to get the holiday weekend started.
- Metal Bender Sauvignon Blanc ’19 $18.99/btl
- Kivelstadt Twice Removed Rosé ’20 $21.99/btl
- Sant’Evasio Grignolino D’Asti ’19 $12.99/btl
- Bulfon Cianoros Rosso ’19 $18.99/btl
Reminder, per CDC guidelines it is recommended only vaccinated people gather indoors without masks. Please keep this in mind if you are attending the tasting. As always, just $1 at the door.
Bastille Day Celebration
July 12-July 18 Mark your calendars! Join us for a full week of celebrating all things French! We will have special pricing, tastings, giveaways and more!! Tag us in a selfie during the celebration for your chance to win a Le Creuset casserole dish! Stay tuned to our Facebook and
Instagram pages for more details!
Closed July 4th
We are closed on Sunday July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. Be sure to stock up on Beer, Wine, Cigars, and grilling essentials for your Holiday weekend! Happy 4th!
Mask Policy Update
In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are no longer required for entry. The CDC advises individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated to continue wearing facial coverings.
Stay Safe! Get Vaccinated!