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December 2011 • Vol. XII

Inside This Month

August 2011 • Vol. VIII

Homemade BBQ Sauce Inside

Chef MichaelMonth Burke from the This newly redesigned Garage restaurant $20 Red Wine Amavi Cellars in (formally Burke’s Chophouse) downtown Jackson, shares Walla Walla Syrah Wyoming 2008 his BBQ sauce recipe. Smother some chicken, ribs, or brisket with this The Three Amigos and pair withNoir our $20 red wine, •sauce Kenwood Pinot the NxNW Cabernet Sauvignon. • Castle Rock Pinot Noir

California - 2009 •The Bouchard Aine Pinot Noir 2007 Three Amigos

This month’s three wines for $35 set $75 Red Wine include the Angels Landing Pinot Salus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Noir, 6th Sense Syrah and Sensual Malbec. You save 20% off the regular Recipe of the Month price, a $10 value!

Chianti Antelope Huckleberry Sauce - Prepared by package Rick Big palate in a small Sordahl Amangani

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., are the 2011 Fall Arts Festival Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Every year, the Fall Arts Fest releases two wines to commemorate the occasion and celebrate a local artist. Exchanging presents, family photo Christmas cards, falling snow; these all signal that it’s that This time year’s of year labels feature the painting Strength Checkagain...but out what exactly does “that time” mean? It can differ for everyone. Vulnerability from artist Dwayne Maybe first and foremost it’s ski season. Perhaps December kicks off a & most festive shopping season, opens Harty. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts the a holiday cookie binge, or marks the only acceptable time to play Christmas music on loop. forfloodgates recipes, for tasting notes is widely recognized as one But “this time of year” for most means the season for giving. Giving giftsFestival and giving thanks is hallmark of the of the premier cultural events in the & more holidays. If you’re like most people your recipient list is varying and finding the perfect gift can be challenging Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of and time-consuming. No need to stress this holiday season, however, because The Liquor Store can be your art enthusiasts are drawn each year to one stop shop for much of your gift giving. Wide selection can please anyone of the 21 and over crowd. Not experience the diverse artwork and sure exactly what someone might enjoy most? Give a gift card! Want something more personal? Create a breathtaking natural surroundings custom gift basket! Interested in sharing of Jackson’s (or just hate lines at the post office)? This some year’s Fall Arts Festivallocal labels stars that make Jackson Hole a leading Take advantage of our shipping to most states thepainter US. Maybe the recipients are locals themselves? We’ll feature workinfrom Dwayne cultural center. The 2011 Festival will deliver inHarty Jackson for free! take place September 8-18,2011.

This month’s $20 white wine selection is a 375ml bottle, but don’t think it has small flavor. Read why winemaker Frederich Magnien considers this vintage to be the perfect example of his Chablis Forets

December Letter From The Liquor Store Staff...

In the spirit of appreciation and celebration we at The Liquor Store and Wine Loft would like to offer our thanks to you, our customer. We value your continual support and we wish you the best these holidays. We hope to give you the best in service, selection and pricing “this time of year” and beyond.

$20 Red Wine Amavi Cellars Walla Walla Syrah 2008 Regular Price $30.49

Remarkable aromas of violets and ripe berries mingle with the light essence of soil and brambles. Rich flavors of ripe dark fruits - raspberries, blueberries and cranberries embrace subtle hints of minerality and citrus. Even in its youth, this wine flaunted an intriguing combination of balance, sophistication and power. The ‘08 growing season had a mind of its own. The vines started blooming late, but ended up ripening early. Because of the compressed season, hard work was necessary to tend the vines properly. Nonetheless, Amavi was thrilled with the outcome. The vintage displays supple fruit flavors perfectly balanced with crisp acidity. Located in the Walla Walla Valley, Amavi Cellars crafts elegant, approachable wines that focus on estate-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Proud to be small and family-owned, two generations are active in management of the winery and the vineyards. Winemaker Jean-François Pellet is a third-generation winemaker and grape grower. Quality, hospitality and sustainability are the underlying values at Amavi. They produce wines of incredible quality at affordable price points from their sustainably-farmed estate vineyards – Les Collines, Goff, Seven Hills, and Pepper Bridge. They are committed not only to preserving, but also improving the land for future generations.

$75 Red Wine Salus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Regular Price $109.49

The 2007 growing season can be characterized as dry, early and light – the winter rainy season was short, bud-break was early, the growing season was consistent and on the warm side with a significant heat-wave in late August just prior to harvest, resulting in a small crop that produced intensely flavored fruit with great color, intense flavors and substantial extract. A blast of vanilla and menthol-infused boysenberries erupts from the glass, teased by high-toned floral notes and a faint whiff of smoke. The lush entry is dripping with blackberries and ripe raspberries, followed by a mid palate rich with milk chocolate-covered black currants and plums mixed with hints of coffee, pomegranate, fresh tobacco and cardamom. Lush, sweet tannins build in the exit and pull the fruity core of this wine through to a lengthy and pleasant finish. It’s hard to imagine this wine getting more enjoyable, but I believe it should pick up even more palate weight with an additional year or two in bottle and continue to give pleasure for quite a while. “A brooding nose of loam and graphite framed plum and black raspberry teased and lifted by ethereal notes of menthol and white flower blossoms...”

Kenwood Pinot Noir

Regular Price $18.99 Intense aromas of dried cherries and red currants followed by subtle notes of vanilla and cola; excellent acid balance with smooth and supple tannins. The grapes for this Pinot Noir were grown in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley viticultural appellation. The Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean and serves as a channel for the cool ocean fog to move inland from the coast. Kenwood produces its Russian River blend from vineyards located off River Road, where the soil combined with the ocean’s cooling influence creates the ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir. Seventy percent of the grapes were grown on estate vineyards. A small amount of Syrah was added to the final blend to supply additional body and complexity.

Food pairing

This refreshing, fruity Pinot Noir is wonderfully versatile on the table and can be served with a wide range of foods, including pork, chicken, lamb and salmon.

Castle Rock Pinot Noir California - 2009 Regular Price $11.49

Our Castle Rock Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in a carefully selected group of California vineyards, at which the climate and soil conditions provide excellent growing conditions for this Burgundian varietal. The wine is elegant and medium-bodied, offering aromas of cherry, tea and herbal spice. On the palate it is smooth with a silky texture and mild tannins, giving flavors of black cherry, plum and spice, and finishing long and harmoniously, This versatile food wine pairs well with lamb, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes. “Soft on the nose with a little cranberry, strawberry, chocolate, baking spice, and vanilla. The palate is very refreshing and clean with fresh red fruits, and beautiful acidity. This is not for you Cab drinkers.” -Zach Padilla (TLS Product Specialist/Sommelier)

Bouchard Aine Pinot Noir 2007 Regular Price $14.99

Brilliant cherry red. Red fruit aromas, cherry, kirsch with notes of lime and mint. A plump wine with a lot of fruit and a delicate note of wood. Good persistence. Harmonious and well balanced.

Food pairing

Pair with grilled or roasted red meats, light game, poultry and mild cheeses.


Above: Amangani Left: Chef Rick Sordahl

Chianti Antelope Huckleberry Sauce

Thanks for the opportunity - Rick Sordahl ...

Categories Sauce 4 lb Prep Portion Size 2 ozCook Number of Portions: 32 Quantity 8 oz antelope bones trimmings 4 oz peeled shallots thinly sliced 1 tb peeled garlic chopped 1 ea bay leaf Ÿ oz fresh thyme 3 ea whole juniper berry ž oz canola oil 750 ml Chianti wine 4 lb veal demi-glace 2 lb Chicken Stock 6 oz huckleberries

Procedure: Over med high heat, brown the antelope trimmings in the canola oil. Add shallots and garlic and cook until translucent. Add the wine and reduce liquid by 80%. Add the demi, chicken stock and the aromatics and simmer until sauce coats a spoon. Strain through a chinois and cool. Finish the sauce with berries, salt, pepper to taste and whole butter for service only. Prepared by Rick Sordahl Amangani

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