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April 2013 • Vol. XXVIII

Inside This Month

Inside This Month

August 2011 • Vol. VIII

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Chef Michael Burke from the Up and Coming events at newly redesigned Garage restaurant The Liquor Store (formally Burke’s Chophouse) in downtown Jackson, Wyoming shares $20 Red Wine - Cinder Cab/ his BBQ sauce recipe. Smother some Merlot -ribs, 2009 chicken, or brisket with this sauce and pairAmigos with our $20 red wine, The Three the NxNW Cabernet Sauvignon.

• Steele Writers Block Counoise -2011 The Three Amigos • Hermanos Malbec Tannat 2010 This month’s three wines for $35 set include the Angels Pinot • Riebeek CellarsLanding Pinotage - 2010 Noir, 6th Sense Syrah and Sensual • SomeYou of the April Malbec. save many 20% offfree the regular price, a $10 value!Events! Community

Recipe ofin the Month is Lengua Big palate a small package (Beef Tongue) from the internet This month’s $20 white wine cooking site at www.allrecipes. selection is a 375ml bottle, but don’t com. ENJOY!! think it has small flavor. Read why

Chef Michael Burke from The Garage shares his BBQ Sauce recipe on Page 4

2011 Fall Arts Festival Wines Have Arrived

Now available at The Liquor Store & Wine Loft, and online at www. wineliquorbeer.com, are the 2011 Fall Arts Festival Cabernet Sauvignon winemaker Frederich Magnien and Chardonnay. Every year, the considers this vintage to be the Fall Arts Fest releases two wines perfect example of his Chablis Forets to commemorate the occasion and celebrate a local artist. This year’s April showers keeping you inside? Lift your spirits and liven the mood by the celebrating indoors labels feature painting Strength Check out Vulnerability from artist Dwayne with a new wine. Specially-picked wines delivered to your door& make it easy to discover new wineliquorbeer.com/wotm Harty.life The Jackson Fall Artsby favorites, and perhaps remind you of old standbys. Usher in new and new Hole opportunity for recipes, tasting notes Festival is widely recognized as one exploring a selection of wines put together by The Liquor Store. Expand your tastes but take of the premier cultural events in the & more it easy because we’re taking care of the leg work. So while you wait for May flowers uncork a bottle of something delicious! Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings This year’s Fall Arts Festival labels that make Jackson Hole a leading Up and Coming Events Shouldn’t At will. feature work fromYou painter Dwayne cultural center.Miss The 2011 Festival Harty take place September 8-18,2011.

April Letter From The Liquor Store Staff...

• April VIP Tasting - Bordeaux • May VIP Tasting - Rhone • June VIP Tasting - Loire • July VIP Tasting - Alsace


Steele Writers Block Counoise -2011 Regular Price $16.99

A medium to full bodied red wine, with good complexity of aromatics and a supple mouth-feel. More nuttiness than outright oak on the bright nose, with some different red and darker fruits appearing, as well, a consistent toasted granola or cereal profile (consistent with past vintages). A slight meatiness (pleasant really!) consistent with warm-hot fermentations appears, while a toasted granola or cereal, fruit, and some spice quickly become more dominant. Slightly rustic tannins on the dry finish with an integrated, not outright acidic, supple balance. The wine was aged in French and Hungarian (20% new) barrels for approximately 8 months. The aging period was carried out with an extended period on the fine lees to both soften and protect the young wine. A fairly low level of SO2 was maintained throughout this period to aid in the development of secondary and tertiary aromatic and flavor components. After 8 months the wine was clean-racked to tank, where small quantities of Grenache and Syrah were blended to the Counoise, before aging another two months in barrel prior to bottling.

Hermanos Malbec Tannat -2010 Regular Price $15.99

Intense red color with purple hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit with notes of dried fruits. Great structure, round and with a long finish in the mouth. We recommend popping the bottle thirty minutes before consumption and serving slightly below room temperature. Our favorite pairings are a flank steak or a lamb cassoulet, though it goes surprisingly well with tandoori chicken. As you drive into Cafayate in the Calchaquí Valley, you encounter a combination of red rock outcroppings, candelabra-shaped cacti, and sprawling vineyards. Just outside this small, picturesque mountain town, you will find a small, new winery with a panoramic view built on a hillside covered in cacti, dry rock and sand, and now vineyards. Domingo Molina is a family winery managed by three brothers (Osvaldo, Gabriel & Rafael Domingo) who grew up in Cafayate, and their winery represents the second generation of Domingo brothers making wine together. The name Hermanos translates to “brothers”. Their high altitude vineyards are located between 5,300 and 7,300 feet above sea level and are fed by the ultrapure water that percolates through the mountains just above. This extreme altitude and 340 days of sunshine yield wines with intense aromas and soft tannins which are a pleasure to drink.

Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2010 Regular Price $10.99

The flavors of this unique South African grape varietal are complex and exciting with ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished with subtle oak for a lingering aftertaste. Lovely with rare beef, barbecued lamb and casseroles. This versatile lighter style of Pinotage is also a lovely combination with spicy chicken.

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$20 Red Wine Cinder Cab/Merlot - 2009 Regular Price $27.99

Tasting Notes

Raspberry, vanilla, clove and bay leaves mingle in a heady perfume. Ruby color and a medium body with a long elegant finish. Hand harvested. Fermented in 1 ton bins with 4 punch-downs per day. 10% of batches native yeast fermentation. Bladder pressed after an average 7 days of skin contact. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 21 months of barrel aging in barrels of French and Hungarian origin, 40% new oak. Sourced from Skyline, Williamson, Sawtooth and Symms vineyards.

Wine maker notes

“Several vineyard sources add layers of flavor and texture to this blend. You’ll find aromas of dried cherries and vanilla followed by a burst of Marion berry in the mouth and a smooth dense texture. Open a bottle and appreciate how the flavors evolve through the evening.” - Melanie Krause, Winemaker

Food pairing

Pairs great with a variety of meats and game, salmon and trout. Some of our favorites: Pork loin with raisin compote or slow braised buffalo short ribs.

Community Events in April SOME OF THE MANY FREE EVENTS THIS MONTH

April 5th 2013 Free Wine Tasting - The Liquor Store & Wine Loft of Jackson Hole in Jackson,WY from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join us for a Free Wine Tasting at the Liquor Store & Wine Loft of Jackson Hole every Friday from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Each week we showcase at least 5 wines from a featured region. Come socialize with other wine enthusiasts, ask questions, and enjoy. We hope to see you there. Cheers! April 6th 2013 Music Under the Tram in Teton Village,WY one last time from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Website: www.jacksonhole.com/mutt.html April 13th 2013 Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Teton Village,WY from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact: Veronica Mulhall at (307) 734-0828 or visit us on the web at www.tetonhabitat.org April 20th 2013 13 Annual Cardboard Box Derby at 1:00 p.m. at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta,WY. Join our sponsors at Grand Targhee Resort for the 11th Annual Spring Cardboard Box Derby. Watch as cardboard artists and mechanics turn little more than cardboard, paper, tape, glue, and string into the most creative sculptures that you can think of like dragons, race cars, UFO’s and other themes. th

April 22nd-26th 2013 Fee Free Days in Grand Teton National Park,WY. To promote tourism in National Parks throughout the United States, the National Park Service is offering a handful of free entrance fee dates to all visitors. Dates for 2013 include: January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), April 22-26 (National Park Week), August 25 (National Park Service Birthday), September 28 (National Public Lands Day) and November 9-11 (Veterans Day weekend). All you have to do is show up!


Recipes From the Valley Lengua (Beef Tongue)

Recipe from All Recipes.com Ingredients

• 1 beef tongue • 5 fresh green chile peppers • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 white onion, sliced thinly • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 4 small tomatoes, halved and sliced • 2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained • Salt to taste Recipe Wash tongue and place in a large pot of water to cover. Simmer until no longer pink, about 50 minutes per pound of tongue. Remove from water and let rest until cool enough to handle. Peel skin from tongue and trim gristle. Cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place whole peppers in a skillet over medium-high heat and roast, turning, until all sides are charred. Let cool, rub off skins. Remove stems and seeds. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chile peppers, onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Stir in tongue and continue to cook until tongue is brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until limp, 5 minutes. Pour in corn and heat through, 2 to 5 minutes. Season with salt. Serve immediately

YUMMY!

Why Waste?

While this was originally meant to be a fun little April fools day joke, apparently it is a popular recipe and has excellent reviews. So enjoy!


April 2013 Wine of the Month