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November 2012 • Vol. XXIII

Inside This Month

Inside This Month

August 2011 • Vol. VIII

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Chef Michael Burke from the

Up and ComingGarage events at newly redesigned restaurant The Liquor StoreChophouse) in (formally Burke’s

downtown Jackson, Wyoming shares

$20 Redsauce Wine - Castello his BBQ recipe. Smotherdisome Monsanto Chianti Classico chicken, ribs, or brisket with this Riserva 2008 sauce and pair with our $20 red wine, the NxNW Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Three Amigos • Angels Landing Merlot - 2010 ThreeSmith Amigos •The Charles Merlot Velvet Devil - 2010 This month’s three wines for $35 set Angels Landing Pinot •include Heronthe Merlot California - 2010 Noir, 6th Sense Syrah and Sensual

Free Community Malbec. You save 20%Events off the regular price, a $10 value!

Recipe of the Month is Elk byinRenee V.package Bruch, BigStew palate a small Graphic Designer of the Wine of This month’s $20 white wine the Month publication.

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, 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 the occasion and Thanksgiving brings people together we inevitably find ourselves either host or guest, and celebrate a local artist. This year’s both positions (as well as the principally communal spirit of the holiday) involve contribution labels feature the painting Strength out month offer a thoughtful, delicious, and unique to the Check table. This bottle (or few!) to any & Vulnerability from artist Dwayne celebration. Discover a specific wine through the Wine of the Month Club, or perhaps your Harty. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts interest will be piqued towards a certain varietal and you’ll find yourself delving your tastes, for recipes, tasting notes Festival is widely recognized as one and those of your guests, deeper into the category. Take the opportunity of kinship and the premier cultural events in the & more observance to introduce something new toofcelebrate. Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and Up and Coming Events You Shouldn’t TLS breathtakingMiss natural At surroundings This year’s Fall Arts Festival labels that make Jackson Hole a leading feature work from painter Dwayne November VIP Tasting - Italy with Bryan from Bon Vivant. cultural center. The 2011 Festival will Harty December VIP Tasting - Whiskey take place September 8-18,2011.

November Letter From The Liquor Store Staff...

January VIP Tasting - South African wine February VIP Tasting - Sake with TY KU

Angels Landing Merlot 2010 Regular Price $19.99

The Angels Landing Jaeger Vineyard Merlot is an outstanding example of the perfect combination of soil, micro-climate and fruit. The cooler micro-climate of the Oak Knoll District combined with the deep gravel soils of the Jaeger Vineyard produce intense black cherry and currant fruit in this dark, garnet-hued wine. Hints of cloves and allspice provide another layer of complexity leading to a long fruit center finish.

On-line Review

“An outstanding example of the perfect combination of soil, micro-climate and fruit, and the balance achieved through small barrel aging. This wine is a rich mix of black fruit, hints of dark chocolate, spices and cassis, and toasty oak on the finish. A perfect companion to red meats, aged cheeses and salmon or sushi-grade tuna steaks pan-seared with wasabi-infused mashed potatoes.”

Charles Smith Merlot Velvet Devil 2010 Regular Price $14.49

Bright ruby-red color extends to primary aromatics revealing soft red plums, and suggestions of smoke and cedar. A purposefully, slightly elevated tannic profile puts this Merlot in an entirely new category, providing a robust character that will appeal to all palates.


2009 The Velvet Devil is classic Washington State Merlot—hallmark Columbia Valley. It is ready to drink, at a great price, and tastes like the vineyards from which it came, facts that also makes it classic Modernist Project.

Heron Merlot California 2010 Regular Price $12.99

With this Merlot, I seek to balance the lush California fruit with just the right amount of oak to allow the true character of the particular vineyards and varietal to shine through. Like my French Merlot we ferment in stainless steel and use a program of New, one and two year-old French oak barrels to achieve a smooth, elegant and approachable wine.


“Blueberry, blackberry, velvety leather, and chocolate, definite fresh fruit quality. Jammy dark and blue fruit with a bit of oak mouth feel and smoke to finish.” -Zach Padilla (TLS Product Specialist/Sommelier)

$20 Red Wine Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 Regular Price $23.99

“The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is a very pretty, centered wine. Dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol, cedar, game and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the glass. The 2008 is an understated Riserva that impresses for its length, focus and balance. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.” -92 points Wine Advocate

On-line Review “The nose showed ripe crushed raspberries with leather and hint of roasted nuts. On the palate it had a medium body but with acidity to spare which counter the red berry fruit and shortened it’s length. Herbs and red berries lingered through the finish with hints of tannin. I doubt this wine improve much with time, but at this price, it’s worth putting a couple away to see.”


November 4th 2012 First Sundays: Harvest on the Hill, National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson,WY, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Event is free for area locals! Website: Join us for the biggest community celebration of the year! Harvest on the Hill kicks off the winter season of First Sundays festivities. Our theme, “Wild About The West!” celebrates the exhibit National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West. Refreshments, a western treasure hunt and much more!

November 5th Yellowstone Park Roads Close for the Season. All park roads closed to the public at 8 a.m., except from the North Entrance to Upper Mammoth Terrace, and Mammoth via Tower Junction to Northeast Entrance. November 8th Art Gallery Walks: The 3rd Thursday of every month in various gallaries in town in Jackson,WY from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM The event is Free! November 23rd Town Square Lighting in theTown Square, Jackson,WY from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM The event is Free! The annual Town Square Lighting Ceremony is a favorite holiday event features holiday music and Christmas carols from the Jackson Hole Community Band and Jackson Hole Chorale. Thousands of LED bulbs have been wrapped around the elk antler arches and strung around the stately trees. The lighting of the Town Square is a breathtaking moment and children and families are delighted at the arrival of Santa Claus who enters with a team of sled dogs from Jackson Hole Iditarod.

Recipes From the Valley Elk Stew

Recipe from Renee V. Bruch, Graphic Designer of the Wine of the Month publication.

As it begins to get cold in the high country, I tend to turn to comfort foods that not only taste good, but are simple to make and leave your home with a wonderful smell. Since it is hunting season here in Wyoming, I thought it was a good time to include some wild game into our recipe of the month. If you don’t have elk, beef would work well too. • 2 lbs. stewing elk, cut in 1 1/2” cubes • 1/4 cup olive oil • 4-6 cloves of garlic, chopped • 2 onions, chopped • 2 green or red peppers, chopped -or- 4-5 roasted green chillies • 3 carrots, chopped • 6 red potatoes, chopped with skin on • 2 cans whole tomatoes • 2 beef bouillon cubes • 1 cup of red wine (optional) • 1 bay leaf crushed • Salt and pepper to taste (I use a dash of “Weber, roasted garlic & herb seasoning as well) • Fresh parsley, chopped • Fresh Basil Place all ingredients in a crock pot on low in the morning and return to a wonderful smelling house and a delicious meal for dinner.

November 2012 WOTM  

November 2012 WOTM

November 2012 WOTM  

November 2012 WOTM