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January 2013 • Vol. XXV

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August 2011 • Vol. VIII

Chef from Up andMichael ComingBurke events at the newly redesigned Garage restaurant The Liquor Store (formally Burke’s Chophouse) in

downtown Jackson, WyomingSt. shares $20 Red Wine - Colline his BBQ sauce recipe.-Smother Jean Vacqueyras 2010 some

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The sauceThree and pairAmigos with our $20 red wine, •the Chateau PerronSauvignon. Red - 2009 NxNW Cabernet • Chateau du Gazin Fronsac 2010 The Three -Amigos • Chateau Bel Air Haut This month’s three wines for $35 set Medoc - 2009 include the Angels Landing Pinot 6thof Sense Sensual •Noir, Some theSyrah manyand free Malbec. You save 20% off the regular January Community Events! price, a $10 value!

Recipe of the Month is Big palate in aPork smallChops package Brandied Apple by Renee V. Bruch, Designer This month’s $20 Graphic white wine is a 375ml ofselection the “Wine of the bottle, Month”but don’t

Happy New Year!

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 think it has small flavor. Read why 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 examplewhere of his Chablis Forets abound why not seize the opportunity In a season resolutions to promise change in the way to commemorate the occasion and you enjoy wines. The Liquor Store can help open your eyes to a myriad of hidden-gem wines, new celebrate a local artist. This year’s and old. Or perhaps you already have a favorite? Let us guide you in finding the best deals on feature the painting Strength outsteer you towards more delights in the vein oflabels what youCheck love and your passion. The Liquor Store & Vulnerability from artist Dwayne wineliquorbeer.com/wotm also offers monthly expert-led wine tastings to expand your horizons and build on your knowledge. Harty. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Contact TLS today to find out when these are and how you can reserve a seat. There is no need to for recipes, tasting notes Festival is widely recognized as one be selfish, either, this is the season of sharing! As you go dashing through the snow from party to of the premier cultural events in the & more party, from family gathering to vacation destination bring the holiday spirit with you, pun intended. If Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of you can’t bring it with you then by all means let TLS deliver! We’re equipped to spread the holiday art enthusiasts are drawn each year to cheer and ready to help you do the same; and if that “cheer” is something you already know you experience the diverse artwork and love or maybe something you’re still searching for we’ll help you find it. breathtaking natural surroundings Warm holiday wishes to Fall youArts and yours, from The Liquor Store This year’s Festival labels that make Jackson Hole a leading feature work from painter Dwayne cultural center. The 2011 Festival will Up and Coming EventsHarty You Shouldn’t Miss At . take place September 8-18,2011.

January Letter From The Liquor Store Staff...

January 2013 VIP Tasting - South African Wine (Hurry! Selling fast!!!) February 2013 VIP Tasting - Sake Class


Chateau Perron Red - 2009 Regular Price $18.49

This Right Bank estate is currently in the very capable hands of Bertrand Massonie who is the third generation of the family to run it. Fifteen hectares on sandy gravel top-soil over ferruginous subsoil planted to 80% Merlot and 10% of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Minimal use of chemicals (lutte raisonée), unrivalled attention to detail in the vineyards and hand picked grapes contribute towards the quality here. 30% new oak will round out this wine to perfection, and I envisage this in 8 years time as being the perfect bottle to be enjoyed with roast lamb. It will evolve into a delightfully grown-up claret, with its combined red and black fruit attributes and some attractive tobacco leaf tones. Very good. 2017 - 2022.

Wine maker notes

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cab Franc. Purple color with a nice concentration of red fruit aromas. Flavors are pronounced with blackberries and blackcurrants. Beautiful texture, spicy, full bodied and moderate tannins. A real treat with center cut pork chops drizzled with a balsamic reduction and lamb shank served with risotto.

Chateau du Gazin Fronsac 2010 Regular Price $16.99

The colour is good – a nice even ruby, not opaque, but good intensity. The aromas are attractive – plum fruit with little touches of prune and cocoa and coffee spice. The palate is supple and medium-bodied with smooth, but firm tannins that leave a chalky feel in the mouth. There is a freshness and balance from a point of acidity and a tasty melange of red cherry fruit and the deeper character of plums and blackberry. There is also a dry, leathery, spicy and smoky character running through the wine that balances the fruit. The finish is long and perhaps a little hard, but a meal should sort that out even better than my cheese roll. It is almost soft enough to enjoy on its own – indeed my glass is emptying rather fast. All in all a very drinkable, very enjoyable well balanced claret that offers great value for money and is very accessible

Chateau Bel Air Haut Medoc - 2009 Regular Price $16.49

The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux produced many exceptional wines, especially in the appellations on the left bank of the Gironde River on the Medoc peninsula. There’s simply no doubt about that. The Wine Spectator rated the vintage 95-98 points and Robert Parker rated the different regions of Bordeaux anywhere from 93-99 points. What is not true is the idea some people have that they are all expensive. While the big name wines like Lafite, Latour, Mouton, etc. are certainly expensive, there are many more wines that provide great drinking at very reasonable prices. One of those values is the 2009 Chateau Bel Air Haut Medoc. This small property was out of production from the late 60’s until it was replanted in the 80’s with a mixture of Cabernet and Merlot. Now it is producing the best wines in its 170 year history. In a great vintage like 2009, these “little wines” rise up and offer great quality drinking. 2009 Chateau Bel Air is just a great value Bordeaux at an affordable price!


$20 Red Wine Colline St. Jean Vacqueyras 2010 Regular Price $26.49

70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre. Harvested by hand. Traditional vinification. Skin-contact maceration for 20 days in cement vats. Ageing: 70% in cement vats and 30% in oak barrels. Dense ruby/purple color as well as an impressive bouquet of red and black fruits (cherry, raspberry, black currant), licorice, garrigue and pepper. The wine is dense, full-bodied, opulent and impressively endowed with sweet, well-integrated tannins. Pairs well with red meat, white meat, game dishes in macerate sauce and cheese.

On-line Review “Plump and fleshy, with layers of linzer torte, currant confiture and cherry preserves laced with toasted anise and backed by a long, graphite-filled finish. Offers nice grip. Drink now through 2017. 5,000 cases made. –JM” -90 Points Wine Spectator

Community Events in January SOME OF THE MANY FREE EVENTS OCCURRING THIS MONTH

January 4th 2013 Free Wine Tasting at The Liquor Store & Wine Loft of Jackson Hole in Jackson,WY from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Website: www.wineliquorbeer.com January 6th First Sundays at National Museum of Wildlife Art are free to locals from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole,WY Website: www.wildlifeart.org January 9th Art Gallery Walks: The 3rd Thursday of every month from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at various downtown galleries in Jackson,WY. Enjoy Jackson Hole’s world class art galleries as you stroll through town before or after dinner. Make a night of it at the Jackson Hole Gallery Association’s Art Walk. Website: www.jacksonholewy.com/events/art-walks/ January 21st Fee Free Days in Grand Teton National Park for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! For more information call: (307) 739-3399 or visit the website: www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in January National Elk Refuge Wildlife Viewing Excursions from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm. The excursions depart from the visitor center and stop at various refuge locations where animals including: elk, bighorn sheep and waterfowl are frequently seen. A spotting scope and binoculars are provided on the tours. Participants go out with a winter naturalist and learn more about refuge history and wildlife management. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for the 2 - 2.5 hour tour and can be made by calling 307.734.9378 or signing up in person at the visitor center. The excursion is free of charge.


Recipes From the Valley Brandied Apple Pork Chops

Recipe from Renee V. Bruch, Graphic Designer of the “Wine of the Month” publication. • 6 center cut pork chops, 1-1 1/2” thick • Fresh thyme •1/3 cup olive oil • 2 apples, cored and sliced • 1 onion, sliced • 1 Tbsp. flour • 1/2 cup apple juice • 1/2 cup cream • 2-3 Tbsp. brandy • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat 1/2 of the oil in a large saute pan. Saute the onions and apples until they are soft. Remove them from the pan and keep warm. Add the remaining oil and heat; place the chops on top of the thyme in the saute pan. Brown the chops until they are done, about 8-10 minutes per a side. Remove them from the pan and keep warm. Add the flour to the remaining juices in the pan, stir over medium heat, slowly add the apple juice, stirring constantly. Add the remaining ingredients and season to taste. Remove the thyme from the chops. To serve, top each pork chop with apples, onions and pour the sauce over top. Serves 6


January 2013 Wine of the Month