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July 2012 • Vol. XIX

Inside This Month

Inside This Month

August 2011 • Vol. VIII

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Chef Michael Burke from the

$20 Wine -Garage Earthquake newlyRed redesigned restaurant Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (formally Burke’s Chophouse) in

downtown Jackson, Wyoming shares The Three Amigos his BBQ sauce recipe. Smother some ribs, orZinfandel brisket with this •chicken, Hess Artezin - 2010 and pair withCentine our $20 red wine, •sauce Castello Banfi the NxNW Cabernet Sauvignon. Rosso - 2008

• Stonecap Cabernet The Three Amigos Sauvignon - 2009

This month’s three wines for $35 set

$75 Red include theWine Angels Landing Pinot Noir, 6th Sense SyrahCabernet and Sensual Ackerman Family Malbec. You save 20% Sauvignon - 2005 off the regular price, a $10 value!

Recipe of in thea small Month is Big palate package grilled lamb chop recipe from This month’s $20 white wine Zachary A. Padilla.

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 & Above: The wine loftWine at The Loft, Liquor and Storeonline at www. selection is a 375ml bottle, but don’t 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 example of his Chablis Forets to commemorate occasion and Bring on the barbecues this July! Start off with a patriotic party on the 4ththe and there’s no celebrate a local artist. This year’s need to stop for another four weeks because this month’s got the weather, the time, labels feature the painting and TLS hasout the wine! Since chances are your bbq is going to involve a hot Strength day and Check & Vulnerability from artist Dwayne very vibrant, grilling flavors stick with wines that will bring a refreshing and similarly bold wineliquorbeer.com/wotm Harty. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts flavor. One festive idea regarding refreshment? Sparkling wines. No longer annexed for recipes, tasting Festival widely recognized oneyour only for large toastsnotes and New Years Eve you can bring a fun andisenlivening flavoras to & more grilling party this way. of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to Mark Your Calendars... experience the diverse artwork and natural surroundings Don’t miss out on this month’s VIP TASTING. Thebreathtaking class will focus on the This year’s Fall Arts Festival labels that make Jackson Hole a leading Burgundy Region in France. Come join us with 10 wines, and appetizers for feature work from painter Dwayne only $30 per person. July 10th, 6pm incultural our Wine Loft. center. The 2011 Festival will Harty take place September 8-18,2011.

June Letter From The Liquor Store Staff...

Snow King Summer Concert Events

You can also see us during the FREE CONCERT SERIES. We’ll be there selling Frozen Adult Beverages, and Wine.


$20 Red Wine Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Regular Price $28.49

Burnt caramel and vanilla weaved between gobs of black cherry jam, bacon bits, coffee, and dark chocolate. Big and chewy, this might be just the wine for the cigar lover in your life.

Wine maker notes All varietals under the Earthquake label are Michael David’s reserve level wines. Coming from select lots that have grabbed the winemakers attention with true varietal character, great depth, intensity, and tannin structure. With only a limited production offered each year our Earthquake wines are sure to over deliver on all expectations.

Reviews Michael David draws a lot of visitors to its Lodi tasting room and pie shop with wines like Earthquake, the most boisterous of its line-up of wines. True to its name this is the kind of wine that will shake you up good, with burnt caramel and vanilla weaved between gobs of black cherry jam, bacon bits, coffee, and dark chocolate. Big and chewy, this might be just the wine for the cigar lover in your life.” - Wine Enthusiast

$75 Red Wine Ackerman Family Cabernet Sauvignon - 2005 Regular Price $113.99

Located in the eastern hills of Napa Valley, California, Ackerman Family Vineyards has three vintages of Cabernet to their credit. They farm organically, using cover crops and composting, creating complex and subtle food-friendly wines. The Ackerman’s have learned a lot about grape growing since they bought the property in 1994. The first few years were spent just getting to know the vineyard and its various nuances. Over time, they began to fine-tune the vines through new trellising, pruning, installing irrigation and replanting. In 1998, they replanted all 11 acres to Cabernet Sauvignon on drought-resistant rootstock and changed the trellis system to expose the fruit in order to take better advantage of the long, warm days and cool nights on their hillside vineyard. Finally in 2003, the Ackerman’s produced their first commercial vintage-- a 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon designed to be a balanced, smooth wine that blends well with food -- not competing with it. It is created in the style of good French Bordeaux – complex yet subtle.

Wine maker notes

“I sampled the newly released 2005 Ackerman Cabernet along side its older siblings, not really knowing what to expect. While this may be the youngster in the group, it’s also the biggest, richest and most immediately impressive wine in the bunch. This is what wine aficionados look for in a Napa Valley Cabernet” - Peter Marks


Hess Artezin Zinfandel 2010 Regular Price $14.99

Bright ruby. Scents of dark berries, cherry and allspice, with a subtle floral overtone. Juicy cherry and blackberry flavors show good clarity and decent concentration, with a spicy quality on the back end. Closes with gentle sweetness and good length, the floral note repeating. This fruit was grown in an Ecocert-certified, full-on hippie vineyard, by the way.

Wine maker notes

Classic Côtes du Rhône, this wine is produced from organically grown grapes. Grenache and Syrah complement each other in this soft wine with aromas of red fruit and Garrigue. The finish is velvety. Organic is good!

Perrin Nature Organic Cote du Rhone 2010 Regular Price $14.99

The calcareous soil and temperate micro-climate of Tuscany rewards the wine grape with unequaled fruitiness. Among the noble grape varieties that thrive here are Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Centine is a bright ruby-red youthful wine, intensely fruity with a lingering finish - a testament to its overall balance. It is an ideal companion to pasta, grilled or roasted red and white meats. Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot.

Windmill Petite Sirah 2007

Regular Price $13.49 Velvety-textured and full bodied with lots of super ripe blackberry, brown sugar, charcoal, earth, and incense. Finishes smooth with a touch of oak and spice.

Wine maker notes

Rich soil, warm Lodi sun and cool San Francisco Bay breezes, in combination with natural viticultural practices enable us to produce this fine wine. Our great, great grandfather recognized the potential of this region when he homesteaded 160 acres on the western edge of Lodi, California in the 1860’s. Today, the 6th generation of wine grape growers carries on the tradition of nurturing the old vines as well as promoting new varietals.


Recipes From the Valley Grilled Lamb Chop

Recipe from our very own Zachary A. Padilla Certified Sommelier/Asst. Wine Manager at TLS • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves • Pinch cayenne pepper • Coarse sea salt • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 6 lamb chops, about 3/4-inch thick In a food processor fitted with a metal blade add the garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne, and salt. Pulse until combined. Pour in olive oil and pulse into a paste. Rub the paste on both sides of the lamb chops and let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator and allow the chops to come to room temperature; it will take about 20 minutes. Heat a grill pan over high heat until almost smoking, add the chops and sear for about 2 minutes. Flip the chops over and cook for another 3 minutes for medium-rare and 3 1/2 minutes for medium.


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