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• 3 oz. Tito’s Vodka • 1 oz. Disaronno Amaretto • 6 oz. cranberry juice

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DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake until well chilled,

about 5-10 seconds. Strain into a glass and garnish with a candy heart.

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JOHN B. REBEL DISTILLERS COLLECTION BOURBON (Colonial Store Selection) Picture yourself in the heart of bourbon country, Bardstown, Kentucky, sitting around a roaring campfire enjoying the star filled night sky. The drink in your hand should be Rebel Distiller's Collection from Lux Row Distillers. At 113 proof, this wheated bourbon from the makers of Ezra Brooks will go down smooth and keep you warm on a cold winter night. With the caramel and butterscotch of this bourbon, you can't go wrong. $46.98 $51.99 AUTUMN LALO BLANCO TEQUILA A platinum color. Feel the viscosity and the quality of the liquid, and notice how the aromas stay on your hands. Smell the top notes of cooked agave, sweet potato, cinnamon, and a hint of dulce de leche. Sip and experience the taste of those aromas. Sip again and notice citrus and tropical fruit notes. LALO Tequila is an additive-free Blanco from the grandson of Don Julio Gonzalez. With only three ingredients, it represents the purest expression of tequila. LALO is intended to make any occasion special – sip it neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of soda to COLIN GLENLIVET 12-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH Wine Enthusiast Rated 92 No Scotch Single Malt whisky is more reliable than The Glenlivet 12 Years of Age. This is a standout in the Glenlivet family you can count on for virtually any meal pairing. Proof: 80 $69.98 $72.99 Liter

ROBERT SUNTORY ROKU GIN FROM JAPAN Cherry blossom and green tea provide a floral and sweet aroma. Complex, multi-layered, yet harmonious flavor of various botanicals. Traditional gin taste in the base, plus characteristic Japanese botanical notes with yuzu as the top note. Smooth and silky texture. The crisp Japanese sansho pepper brings a slight spiciness to the finish. $27.98 $31.99 This full-bodied rum delivers an intriguing range of aromas, from intense vanillas to faint notes of sherry and raisins–all built upon a notable undercurrent of roasted cane sugars. Expert blending comes to life with the first taste, revealing a deep vanilla flavor, followed by dried fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon spices, and a hint of oak. Immensely smooth all the way through, this rum unwinds with a gently wavering sensation of oak, sherry, and raisin. $39.98 $47.99 ROBERTO KIRK AND SWEENEY DOMINICAN GRAN RESERVA RUM

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SCOTCH & IRISH WHISKEY DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL SCOTCH $39.99 $44.99 1.75 Liter FAMOUS GROUSE SCOTCH $31.99 $34.99 1.75 Liter JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL BLENDED SCOTCH $41.98 $46.99 1.75 Liter MACALLAN 12-YEAR-OLD DOUBLE CASK SINGLE MALT SCOTCH $74.98 $87.99 750 ml TULLAMORE DEW IRISH WHISKEY $21.98 $26.99 750 ml $39.98 $46.99 1.75 Liter TULLAMORE DEW XO RUM CASK $27.98 $31.99 750 ml

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BULLEIT BOURBON $24.98 $30.99 750 ml $44.98 $50.99 1.75 Liter BULLEIT RYE $24.98 $30.99 750 ml $44.98 $50.99 1.75 Liter ELIJAH CRAIG KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY $25.98 $29.99 750 ml $52.98 $58.99 1.75 Liter ELIJAH CRAIG KENTUCKY STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY $25.98 $29.99 750 ml $52.98 $58.99 1.75 Liter JACK DANIEL'S BLACK LABEL TENNESSEE WHISKEY $21.98 $25.99 750 ml $41.98 $48.99 1.75 Liter

KNOB CREEK STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY $28.98 $33.99 750 ml $48.98 $53.99 1.75 Liter KNOB CREEK KENTUCKY STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY $28.98 $33.99 750 ml $48.98 $53.99 1.75 Liter MAKER'S MARK BOURBON $23.98 $28.99 750 ml $42.98 $53.99 1.75 Liter WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON $31.98 $36.99 750 ml $64.98 $72.99 1.75 Liter WOODFORD RESERVE RYE $31.98 $36.99 750 ml

Big Game Cocktail! • 1½ cups Maker’s Mark Bourbon • 1½ cups pomegranate syrup • 1½ cups pure pomegranate juice • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice • (2) 750 ml bottles Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, chilled • Garnish: pomegranate seeds, lime slices and fresh mint leaves BOURBON POMEGRANATE PUNCH *Pom Syrup recipe: ColonialWineShop.com/mixology YIELDS 12 servings & it's easy to double or triple!

DIRECTIONS In a pitcher, punch bowl or beverage dispenser, add the cooled pomegranate syrup* to the bourbon, pomegranate and lime juice. Stir in a handful of pomegranate seeds, a couple slices of lime and some mint leaves. Rocks glasses with large ice cubes are perfect for this punch that packs a punch. Pour Maker’s Mark mixture over the ice until the glass is half full. Top with the Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, lime slices and mint leaves.

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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE $37.98 $48.99 1.75 Liter THE BOTANIST $34.98 $40.99 750 ml $68.98 $76.99 1.75 Liter CITADELLE GIN $29.98 $34.99 750 ml $41.98 $47.99 1.75 Liter DRUMSHANBO GUNPOWDER GIN $33.98 $38.99 750 Ml $51.98 $57.99 1.75 Liter 360 ORGANIC VODKA – ALL FLAVORS Your Choice $18.98 $21.99 1.75 Liter ABSOLUT VODKA – ALL FLAVORS Your Choice $17.98 $20.99 750 ml $30.98 $37.99 1.75 Liter GREY GOOSE & ALL FLAVORS Your Choice $27.98 $31.99 750 ml $44.98 $51.99 1.75 Liter

GIN HENDRICK'S GIN $28.98 $35.99 750 ml $59.98 $69.99 1.75 Liter MONKEY 47 SCHWARZWALD GIN $59.98 $68.99 750 ml $79.98 $91.99 Liter ROXOR GIN $24.98 $30.99 750 ml $39.98 $43.99 1.75 Liter TANQUERAY & TANQUERAY RANGPUR GIN Your Choice $41.99 $46.99 1.75 Liter TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER! ColonialWineShop.com SUBSCRIBE KETEL ONE & KETEL ONE CITRON VODKA Your Choice $34.99 $41.99 1.75 Liter REYKA VODKA $19.98 $22.99 750 ml $34.98 $39.99 1.75 Liter TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA $19.98 $21.99 750 ml $30.98 $35.99 1.75 Liter WHEATLEY VODKA $14.98 $17.99 750 ml $28.98 $31.99 Liter

VALENTINE’S KISS

• ½ oz. Luxardo Amaretto • ½ oz. DeKuyper Peach Schnapps • ½ oz. Gin • splash of orange juice • splash of sweet and sour mix DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously. Strain into glass with fresh ice.

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750 ML BOTTLES UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED TEQUILA HERRADURA SILVER TEQUILA $41.99 $47.99 750 ml $66.98 $74.99 1.754 Liter REPOSADO TEQUILA $43.98 $49.99 750 ml $71.98 $78.99 1.75 Liter AÑEJO TEQUILA $47.99 $51.99 750 ml

EL JIMADOR AÑEJO TEQUILA $22.98 $25.99 750 ml BLANCO TEQUILA $22.98 $25.99 750 ml $36.98 $40.99 1.75 Liter REPOSADO TEQUILA $22.98 $25.99 750 ml $36.98 $40.99 1.75 Liter

EL MAYOR AÑEJO TEQUILA $28.98 $39.99 750 ml REPOSADO TEQUILA $23.98 $34.99 750 ml BLANCO TEQUILA $19.98 $31.99 750 ml

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BACARDI RUM BLACK – GOLD – SUPERIOR Your Choice $19.98 $21.99 1.75 Liter SAILOR JERRY RUM $11.98 $15.99 750 ml $21.98 $24.99 1.75 Liter EL DORADO 12-YEAR-OLD RUM $34.98 $42.99 750 ml EL DORADO 15-YEAR-OLD RUM $54.98 $66.99 750 ml

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PLANTATION ORIGINAL DARK RUM $23.98 $28.99 Liter

5-YEAR-OLD BARBADOS RUM XAYMACA JAMAICAN RUM ISLE OF FIJI DOUBLE-BARREL RUM Your Choice $29.98 $34.99 750 ml

DIRECTIONS In a shaker with ice, add Patron, Grand Marnier, Chambord and peach juice. Shake vigorously – about 10 seconds. Pour into a chilled flute or large martini glass. Spear the cherries and add to drink. Place orange spiral on the lip of the glass so it drapes down the side. ROMEO & JULIET

• 1 1 oz. Patron Silver Tequila • 1 oz. Grand Marnier • 1/4 oz. Chambord • 2 oz. chilled peach juice • 3 maraschino cherries, garnish • orange spiral, garnish

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DIRECTIONS Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tart cherry juice concentrate, Cointreau, lime juice, and vodka. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice or twist and serve.

• ½ oz. tart cherry juice concentrate • ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice • 1 oz. Cointreau or triple sec • 3 oz. Tito's Vodka

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ORPHAN BARREL CASTLES CURSE 14-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT HIGHLAND SCOTCH This 14-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from selected casks was matured in European oak. This unique balance of age and flavor boasts a nose with pleasurable aromas of tangerine, poached pear, sweet confection, and dried herbs. At the same time, its poetic texture alludes to vanilla, red apple, and mint. The label pays homage to the legend of the Kelpie and centers on a supernatural, shape-shifting aquatic spirit or ‘water-horse’ that symbolizes both summoning water and Scotland’s rich history of cultivating the land for barley. $139.98 $184.99 750 ml To give Original a delicious, go-anywhere finesse, it is made in giraffe-high stills and then aged ten years in bourbon casks to absorb all delectable flavors. The result is a smooth whisky that welcomes you with a rush of citrus, then holds your attention with layers of luscious flavor, from orange to honey and creamy vanilla, with bursts of peach. $72.98 $81.99 1.75 Liter GLENMORANGIE 10-YEAR-OLD ORIGINAL

KIRK AND SWEENEY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC GRAN RESERVE SUPERIOR RUM The aroma presents subtle notes of dried fruits, sweet, toasted bread, and a base toffee, fresh honey, and caramelized sugar. You can also appreciate a faint hint of almonds and vanilla. This rum is as pleasantly complex as the nose would suggest, offering a rich evolution on the mouth–from fresh, sweet sensations to dried fruits. Finishing off each decadent sip, you’ll find endnotes that range from a distinct caramel to sherry to a well-balanced blend of almond and vanilla. $49.98 $56.99 750 ml GRAN RESERVA RUM This full-bodied rum delivers an intriguing range of aromas, from intense vanillas to faint notes of sherry and raisins–all built upon a notable undercurrent of roasted cane sugars. Expert blending comes to life with the first taste, revealing a deep vanilla flavor, followed by dried fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon spices, and a hint of oak. Immensely smooth all the way through, this rum unwinds with a gently wavering sensation of oak, sherry, and raisin. $39.98 $47.99 750 ml RESERVA RUM This deep mahogany-colored rum presents a sweet aroma balanced heavily toward cane honey, with earthy sugar cane undertones and a hint of vanilla, luscious toasted oak, caramel, and dried fruits. Initial taste reveals a nectar-sweet quality, leading to a weightier, serious, but not overbearing body. Light notes of vanilla and wood hit the palate, transforming into an incredibly smooth offering. Bold, ripe, and sweet vanilla flavors evolve near the end, providing a smooth, long, and luxurious finish. $32.98 $38.99 750 ml

ALMA DE JAGUAR BLANCO TEQUILA Alma De Agave Silver is tenderly aged for fifty days, maintaining its pure and natural structure and slightly softening its sharp taste to a fruity, fresh flavor. The clean aroma and sweet finish can be drank alone, on the rocks, or perfectly blended with a citrus mix for a delicious margarita. $39.98 $49.99 750 ml ALMA DE JAGUAR REPOSADO TEQUILA Alma De Agave Reposado is a six-month aged tequila matured in naturally treaded oak barrels, giving it pure and rich agave flavor. A smooth Tequila to be enjoyed neat, accompanied with Sangrita, or mixed to create a delicious Tequila Sunrise. $49.98 $61.99 750 ml

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DAVID BANFI CHIANTI TUSCANY ITALY CLASSICO RESERVA 2019 Rated 90 by Wine Spectator Deep ruby-red with rich notes of cherries, plums, and iris. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish. Perfect with flavorful roasts, pasta, and cheeses. $16.98 $21.99 apple flavors complimented by bright, mouthwatering acidity. The finish is fruity and moderately sweet, leaving lingering notes of strawberry and guava. Excellent as an aperitif, it pairs nicely with poultry, fish, and seafood. $12.99 $16.99 TROY KENDALL-JACKSON GRAND RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2021 Lush tropical fruit intertwines with nice minerality from the calciferous soils in the Santa Maria and Los Alamos Valleys. There is a touch of floral notes from the small amounts of Dijon and Rued clones and a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the rich, long finish. It perfectly matches pasta with cream sauce, roast pork, and seafood. $16.98 $20.99 HENRIK MONTINORE BOREALIS WASHINGTON & OREGON WHITE BLEND 2022 This fantastic blend of 55% Riesling, 20% Pinot Gris, 15% Müller-Thurgau, and 10% Gewürztraminer delivers a bouquet of tropical aromas, including notes of pineapple, passion fruit, and lychee mingled with hints of lavender. The palate is lively, showcasing white peach and green

CLARK BOEN SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2018 Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast Vibrant aromas of black cherry, liquid smoke, and crushed rocks are attention grabbing if quite ripe on the nose of this bottling. The sip has a creamy tannic structure, where smoked cherry, campfire, and cola flavors make for a bold sip. A perfect barbecue Pinot. $27.98 $38.99 NICK SEGHESIO SONOMA COUNTY OLD VINE ZINFANDEL 2018 Rated 93 by Decanter Notes of rich marionberry, cinnamon, and dried sage fill the bouquet. A luscious entry of plum and huckleberry compote gives way to a lengthy mid palate of velvety tannins and dense structure. Beautifully balanced, this wine pairs well with Beef Braciole, mushroom sugo, and cherry balsamic pork tenderloin. $32.98 $42.99 CHRIS K. TRIMBACH ALSACE FRANCE PINOT BLANC 2019 Pale yellow with green reflections and rich, concentrated aromas of white flower and apricot notes. Smooth, medium-bodied with good fruit acidity. It pairs well with light meals such as salads, chicken, roast pork, and seafood. $17.99 $22.99

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750 ML BOTTLES WINE + CHOCOLATE PAIRING The Celebration Specialists at Colonial have some expert tips for this delectable pairing: TASTE FROM LIGHT TO DARK CHOCOLATE. By starting with the more understated nuances of white chocolate and ending with dark or bittersweet chocolate, you will keep your palate from starting on overdrive and missing out on the subtle sweet sensations found in more delicate chocolate choices with their appropriately paired wines. KEEP IT SIMPLE. Start with a wine that is slightly sweeter than the chocolate. With both wine and chocolate carrying their own innate intensity, they can often find themselves engaged in a formidable palate power play, each vying for dominance and immediate attention. THINK STYLE AND WEIGHT. Try to match lighter, more elegant flavored chocolates with lighter-bodied wines; likewise, the stronger the chocolate, the more full-bodied the wine should be.

WHITE CHOCOLATE

MILK CHOCOLATE

DARK CHOCOLATE

Dark chocolates are robust and demand a wine pairing just as bold. Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect. With its own notes of chocolate you

With decadent notes that are creamy, rich and buttery, White Chocolate does well with a spritzy Moscato, mouth-filling Muscat or rich Sherry. For contrasting flavors, try a hearty red Zinfandel.

Six Grapes is a classic pairing with milk chocolate candy bites and desserts. But Pinot Noir and lighter bodied Merlot work just as well. For another delicious option, try it with a slightly sweet Sparkling Wine like the Veuve Cliquot Demi Sec.

can’t go wrong. A bold, slightly spicy, rich Zin makes a decadent pairing, and a Tawny Port, with its nutty vanilla notes, matches beautifully. Marry the opposite flavor profiles of Dark Chocolates and rich chocolate desserts with the delicate sweetness of a Sparkling Wine like Gougenheim Sparkling Malbec.

Here’s your guide to pairing Kelly Wassell Chocolates with our selected wines. Don't miss our tasting event on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4-6 pm! SAO PALME 60%

EDELWEISS 36% WHITE CHOCOLATE Creamy notes of milk and vanilla, complemented by Mexican vanilla beans and cream in a luscious and smooth ganache. PAIRS WELL WITH PARCEL 41 MERLOT Black currant, red cherry and light floral nose, with a palate of red cherry, black plum and light espresso.

SAO PALME 36% MILK CHOCOLATE Made with cocoa beans from Ghana, this couverture is fresh and balanced with a touch of caramel. PAIRS WELL WITH TRES PICOS GARNACHA

DARK CHOCOLATE Rich notes of cacao and vanilla. Perfect for a rich dark chocolate flavor without being too bitter.

PAIRS WELL WITH ROSA REGALE This sparkler starts with aromas of rose and fresh strawberries. The strawberry combines with raspberry and crisp acidity for a balanced finish.

A nose of ripe red fruit and floral hints gives way to blackberry and plum on the palate. Soft tannins and vanilla notes on the finish.

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SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019 Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast Fine tannins and spicy oak frame a ripe mouthful of currant and cherry flavors. It has a classic bouquet bursting with berries, cassis, and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot blend in to add depth and elegance, enhancing the bright berry flavors and lively acidity. Try this wine with hearty stews, wild mushrooms, and grilled meats. $29.98 $42.99 CARNEROS PINOT NOIR 2022 Rated 93 by Tasting Panel Schug ensures the elegant expression in this Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks, stainless steel, and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum. Lively acidity on the finish makes it an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats. $26.98 $33.99 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 2018 Rated 92 Tasting Panel Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is produced with the minimal use of new oak to allow the bright varietal character to shine through. It has a spicy apple aroma with hints of nutmeg and cream. It is silky textured and has delicate fresh fennel, pear, and ripe apple flavors. Try it with aged cheeses like Gouda or Manchego or light seafood dishes, soups, and pastas. $26.98 $33.99 SONOMA CHARDONNAY 2022 Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast Elegant aromas of fresh citrus, grapefruit, white peach, and hints of stone fruit abound. The juicy palate offers delicate flavors of Meyer lemon, yellow apple, kiwi, and nuances of honeysuckle, finishing with vibrant acidity and mineral driven notes. Pair with aged cheeses such as gouda or Manchego or delicate seafood dishes, soups, and pasta dishes. $19.99 $24.99 SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR 2021 Rated 92 by Tasting Panel and Wine Enthusiast This 100% Pinot Noir cuvée reflects the cool and windy microclimate of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This climate and terroir provide the ideal conditions for low yields and allow Pinot Noir grapes to mature slowly. Increased time on the vine retains the fruit's natural acidity, with bright flavors of red cherries, raspberries, and spice. They ensure the elegant expression in this Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks, stainless steel, and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum. Lively acidity on the finish makes it an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats. $19.99 $24.99

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2020 Rated 93 by James Suckling

CHARDONNAY 2022 Rated 92 by James Suckling

Cabernet Sauvignon is synonymous with Napa Valley and has always been a mainstay in the winemaking program at Stags’ Leap Winery. Their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines estate fruit and grapes from select Napa Valley growers, focusing on sourcing from the valley floor. Incredibly approachable and pleasing upon release, this wine is sure to dazzle.

The 2022 Napa Valley Chardonnay is fragrant and bright with aromatic notes of fresh green apple, lemongrass, lychee, lime peel, coriander spice, and white jasmine flowers. The palate's texture is lively and viscous with mouth-enveloping flavors of lemon citron, white peach, Asian pear, lanolin, and white pepper spice. The luscious mouthfeel is a signature of this elegant Chardonnay, providing the round and creamy texture, which is a nod to the delicate bâtonnage (lees stirring) during the winemaking process. The wine finishes long and graceful with undertones of minerality and a present backbone of acidity, providing mouthwatering richness and the perfect al fresco refreshing white, making it an ideal accompaniment to various cuisines. $26.98 $36.99 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022 Rated 92 by James Suckling The 2022 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is bright, crisp, and refreshing with aromatic notes of white peach, lemon verbena, lime peel, and white elderflower. More subtle notes of brioche toast and biscuit crumb support the lively fruit (a nod to the subtle oak influence) alongside a delicate mineral flintiness. The palate is rich, creamy, and round with notes of Meyer lemon, green apple, lime pith, cassis bud, and lychee. A zippy, racy acidity is throughout, creating a mouthwatering texture and lively backbone that carries through to the long, lip-smacking crisp finish. This is the perfect summer sipper with crudités, charcuterie, and aperitivo-style dining $26.98 $36.99

$52.98 $70.99 PETIT SIRAH 2019 Rated 93 by James Suckling

The 2019 Petite Sirah is dark, inky, and dense, with layers of bramble berry fruit, touches of earth, and lovely floral tones interwoven with more savory notes of black pepper and cigar box spice, all supported by balanced oak integration. On the palate, ripe, saturated flavors of cassis, blackberry preserves, blueberry creme, cherry kirsch, vanilla spice, and dark plum envelope the intense mouthfeel. A silky viscosity with a voluminous texture, wrapped in velvety mouth-coating tannins, completes the generous and lengthy finish. Blend: 86% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 5% Grenache, 3% Mixed Rhônes $38.98 $50.99 MERLOT 2020 Rated 92 by James Suckling True to its southern Napa origins, the 2020 Merlot exhibits fresh, expressive aromas and flavors with ripe black cherry, red currant, and black plum notes. These mingle with spiced notes of cinnamon, clove, Madagascar vanilla, and caramel from the delicately interwoven oak aging. Lively, lifted chaparral notes of lavender, fresh mint, and sage dance alongside riper tones of blueberry preserves and bittersweet dark chocolate, while hints of anise and black tea add savory complexity. This sumptuous wine is creamy and round with a backbone of fresh acidity. The tannin profile is polished and firm, adding richness and balance. The finish is deep and nuanced, demonstrating grace and finesse. Blend: 96% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon $29.98 $41.99

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2021 This quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has pronounced blackberry, cassis, and vanilla aromas that welcome you into the glass. Flavors of black plums, nutmeg, dark chocolate, and a touch of espresso enhance the wine's complex and full-bodied structure with a core of elegant acidity from start to finish. $49.99 $58.99 ZINFANDEL 2018 Rated 92 by Tasting Panel Fragrant earthiness lies beneath rich black cherry and plum flavors in this full-bodied, deep-colored wine. Mocha, cardamom, and baked cherry enhance the wine's refreshing acidity and powerful tannins that find harmony in the lingering finish. $34.99 $44.99 CARNEROS PINOT NOIR 2021 Rated 92 by James Suckling A beautiful expression of the Carneros appellation, this Pinot Noir opens with lively aromas of strawberry, ripe red cherry, and a touch of baking spice. The palate is greeted with a juicy, full-bodied mouthfeel and refreshing, well-balanced acidity that lingers on the finish. $34.99 $41.99 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 2022 It is a bright and balanced wine with vibrant aromatics of baked apple, white nectarine, and toasted oak. A lively entry of tropical fruit and citrus expands with notes of rich lemon curd and brioche bread pudding. Ample yet refined, this unmistakably Carneros wine finishes with a refreshing wave of acidity. $29.99 $37.99

PROVENANCE VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON2017 Rated 94 by James Suckling This elegant, voluptuous wine demonstrates the distinctiveness of Napa Valley with dark cherry and blackberry fruit flavors complemented by nuances of cocoa and mocha. Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, .5% Peiti Sirah. ETUDE CARNEROS PINOT NOIR 2019 Rated 93 by James Suckling Vibrant and lively, this ethereal ruby red Pinot Noir is full of lifted red berry aromas alongside flavors of strawberry compote, Bing cherry, pink peppercorn, and delicate hibiscus flower with earth and spice nuances. The mouthfeel is savory and rich with fine-grained tannins and finishes long and fresh with hints of cinnamon and clove, a signature characteristic often found in Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noirs. It is silky and supple with a lean line of acidity, making it ideal for enjoying now or cellar away for further development of the complex layers of flavor. $38.99 $48.99 LYRIC MONTEREY COUNTY PINOT NOIR 2022 Rated 90 by Wine Enthusiast With a devotion to elegance, terroir, and varietal expression, Lyric brings the unique flavors and textures of Monterey County to life. Aged with 25% new French oak, Lyric shows beautiful fresh strawberry and raspberry notes structured by fine tannins. It’s elegant and bright, with perfectly balanced acidity, fruit, and oak—a silky mouthfeel and lingering finish complete this expression of a true Pinot Noir. $19.99 $26.99

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SAUVIGNON BLANC SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2022 Rated 92 Points Wine Enthusiast. Subtle aromas of hay, yellow apple, tangerine peel, and pineapple pull the nose into this bottling. The palate engages with acidities and a grippy texture, offering flavors of tropical fruit, sansho pepper, and cut grass. – Matt Kettmann $17.98 $22.99 SYRAH SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2020 This juicy and concentrated Syrah from Santa Maria Valley is loaded with flavors of blackberries, sappy plums, cracked black pepper, dried herbs, and salty olives. We incorporated 45% whole clusters into the mix to add texture, weight, and signature stemmy spice to the wine. If you can't get enough Northern Rhône, this wine is for you. $34.98 $43.99 PINOT NOIR SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2021 Presqu’ile Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is laden with flavors of meaty cherries, citrus rind, damp earth, and sweet spice. This wine is less tightly wound than the single-vineyard offerings, which makes it perfect for sipping with hearty stews, roasted veggies, or burgers on the grill. $34.98 $48.99 CHARDONNAY SANTA MARIA VALLEY 2020 The Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay displays the complexity and poise we have come to expect from the deep, sandy soils of western Santa Maria Valley. We employ traditional, natural techniques – native yeast fermentation, native malolactic conversion, and sur-lie aging. Practices elevate and enhance this region's distinctive character, accenting its delicate balance between richness and vivacity. $27.98 $37.99

FERREIRA CLASSIC VINTAGE 2018 PORT Roger Voss of The Wine Enthusiast rated this wine 100 points out of 100 and here's what he said: "This impressively structured wine perfectly balances its powerful, spicy fruits and firm tannins. Dense tones of dark berries and smoke are rich and flavorful, bringing the wine to a perfect conclusion. It's immensely age-worthy. Drink from 2030."

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CHAMPAGNE MANDOIS BLANC DE NOIR 2015 Honey gold, with very fine bubbles. Rich and complex aromas of cherry, plum, and peach. It is structured and slightly lemony, with some notes of almond on the palate. It's a pretty Pinot Noir with intense richness. $58.98 $74.99 CHAMPAGNE MANDOIS BLANC DE BLANC 2017 Pale yellow with yellow gold reflections. A delicate and fresh nose of white fleshed fruit and floral notes followed by verbena and fresh almond. The attack is faithful to the nose, sophisticated and fruity, with notes of fruits and flowers revealing a particularly harmonious wine. The mouth is completed with a salty perception, enhancing its delicacy. $49.98 $64.99 CHAMPAGNE MANDOIS GRAND RESERVE ROSÉ Grand Rosé is an elegant, charming, and focused wine with a historical connection to one of the great ladies of Champagne, Suzanne Gosset, née Paillard. As president of the house in the 1950s, she led a quality renaissance. Today, this brut-level wine is compelling with freshness and luscious red fruit dominance (wild strawberries and cream), which softly envelop the palate. $46.98 $58.99 CHAMPAGNE MANDOIS BRUT ORIGINE Rated 93 by Decanter Pale yellow-gold color with a nose of ripe fruits and hints of honey with slightly toasted aromas that reveal a long aging potential. Blend: 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier $39.98 $53.99 BRUT NON-VINTAGE Rated 90 by Wine Enthusiast

BANFI ROSA REGALE A sweet sparkling wine with light ruby red nuances with a lively and persistent perlage. Both at the nose and in the mouth, all the aromatic peculiarities of the vine are best expressed: intense aromas of Bulgarian rose and berries accompanied by a sweet aftertaste balanced by a pleasing acidity. Perfect paired with chocolate and as a dessert, wine with fresh strawberries, fruit salads, fruit pies, and small pastries. BANFI ROSA REGALE WHITE Intense and fruity aroma typical of Muscat grapes with hints of acacia flowers and sage. Sweet and well-balanced with a fresh acidity and hints of honey. Perfect with everything from patios to pastries. Also, it is an excellent aperitif to enjoy alongside charcuterie. Your Choice $18.98 $24.99

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LANSON LE ROSÉ BRUT Rated 92 by James Suckling Lanson Rosé has a beautiful, pure color with pale salmon touches—aromas of roses and fruit predominate, with discrete notes of red berries. The initial impression is tender, well-rounded, and fresh. This wine has a harmonious balance and good length on the finish. It is Delicious served with new red berry desserts or simply on its own. $59.98 $76.99

HENRI DUBOIS BRUT An elegant pale yellow color with a delicate and aromatic nose with citrus and red currant fruits. The palate is harmonious and fruity with crisp orchard fruits and subtle brioche notes—a brilliant Champagne at a brilliant price. Enjoy as an aperitif or with seafood. $34.99 $40.99

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE ROSÉ RESERVE EXCLUSIVE Wine Spectator Rated 92 The Reserve Exclusive Rosé is a delicately nuanced Champagne bursting with red summer fruit flavors. A delicious cavalcade of red currant, blueberry, and raspberry notes combined with a hint of strawberry. Its clean flavors are incredibly

delicate and nuanced from within its refined and vibrant structure. The Reserve Exclusive Rosé is a refreshing and exuberant Champagne offering fresh, light fragrances, perfect for summer drinking. Blend: 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Meunier, 10% Chardonnay. $54.98 $69.99 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT REVERVE Rated 92 by Tasting Panel It comprises Chardonnay for elegance and delicacy, Pinot Noir for roundness and structure, and Pinot Meunier for fruitiness. Pale gold in color, with an abundance of delicate bubbles. Floral aromas of fruit with a subtle predominance of white fruits: pear, apple, almonds, and hazelnuts. Fresh opening, smooth, pleasant, and balanced. This wine is ideal for Breton lobster and cream sauce, sole morel mushrooms, and chicken brochettes with citronella. Blend: 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay $47.98 $59.99

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• 1 bottle chilled La Gioiosa Prosecco • 1 oz. Pallini Limoncello • 1 oz. Grey Goose Vodka

• 1 oz. Cointreau • dash of grenadine, for color • Maraschino cherry

DIRECTIONS In a shaker of ice, pour Limoncello, vodka and Cointreau. Shake for an extended period – at least 20 seconds. Pour this medley into a tall fluted glass. Fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco. Add a touch of grenadine and stir gently, and drop a maraschino cherry into the glass.

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FRANCE FLEURAISON

BLANC DE BLANC BRUT The brilliance of the fine bubbles increases the vividness and fine perfumes of flowers (the name "Fleuraison" means flowering/ blossoming). The nose of butter and hazelnut then introduce a palate of brioches and almonds. The appropriate dosage and the length of the palate persist to the finish.

ROSE DE ROSÉ This soft, creamy sparkling wine abounds in perfumy floral tones and candied cherry and raspberry flavors. A shade off dry and approachable fruit-forward, it's an easy-drinking, juicy sip ideal for picnics or weeknight dinners with take-out.

LUCIEN ALBRECHT Sparkling Wine from Alsace France CREMANT D’ALSACE BRUT The Lucien Albrecht Brut was wine number 71 of the Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018. It starts with a pale yellow color exploding with brilliance and fine, delicate bubbles. The expressive aromas of flowers, apples, peaches, and apricots on the nose—mature fruit reins across the generous palate. Dominated by the Pinot Blanc varietal, this Crémant Brut shows freshness, structure, and subtleness; it is delicious at any time and with many foods. This Crémant is a classic for every occasion. BRUT ROSÉ Wine Spectator rated 90 Points. Tart red currant, rhubarb, and strawberry are refreshing, rounded, and delicious. The frothy, foaming mousse is exuberant and highlights these strawberry shortcake flavors. At the same time, a thirsty palate ensures that this stays classy-satisfying, fun, and fruit-driven, with a LANSON LE BLACK LABEL BRUT Rated 92 Points by Decanter : "Fifty percent Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier from 100 villages,including 30% reserves from 10 vintages back to 1995; a small proportion now being produced with malolactic. Black Label is the confident barometer of Lanson. Hervé Dantan's first blend is a class act, a resounding statement of his talent in preserving the style and integrity of the house while meticulously polishing the edges. It's a significant cuvée in the grand scheme of Champagne: one of the best and most consistent of the bargain set.” $42.98 $55.99 Your Choice $10.98 $12.99

Jeb Dunnuck Rated 93 A smoking value in Champagne, the NV Champagne Grand Cru Brut offers a clean, crisp, medium-bodied, and acid-driven style that offers an extraordinary perfume of pear and orchard fruits, salty citrus, and toasted nuts. Its precision and purity are impressive, but it also brings depth of fruit. $49.98 $67.99 CLOTILDE BLANC DE BLANCS GRAND CRU NV CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

severe core and a bright, lemony finish. Your Choice $17.98 $22.99 POL ROGER RESERVE NV Decanter Rated 93 Points

Richly biscuity on the nose, steamed rice, fresh pear, and citrus blossom complexity. Creamy mousse dissolves into red apple peel, lemon, and stone fruits, with a depth of honeyed biscuits. The Reserve NV from Pol Roger blends base wines from at least three vintages. With six months of post disgorgement aging, the wine is ready to enjoy now. – Decanter $72.98 $92.99

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CALIFORNIA

LA GIOIOSA ITALY

GLORIA FERRER GLORIA FERRER BLANC DE BLANCS Produced exclusively with hand-picked grapes, this Cuvée came on the American market for the first time in 1985. It complies with the traditional method. Its bouquet with pear aroma distinguishes it from other sparkling wines, and the fruity aroma lends it an initial enthusiasm that culminates in a lingering, creamy effect. GLORIA FERRER BRUT SONOMA COAST Wine Spectator rated 91 points. The vibrant, expressive, lively apple and cinnamon brioche aroma leads to elegant, complex pie crust, strawberry, and spice flavors. Drink now. GLORIA FERRER BLANC DE NOIRS Connoisseurs' Guide rated 90 points. 92% Pinot Noir; 8% Chardonnay. This engaging, nicely crafted Blanc de Noirs does an exceptionally excellent job simultaneously being fruity, fresh, and moderately yeasty. Creamy cherry notes enliven with vibrant acidity and a full, frothy mousse. It stands out from its similarly priced, large-production cousins and is an out-and-out steal at Colonial's price. Your Choice $19.98 $25.99 KRONE – WESTERN CAPE BOREALIS CUVEE BRUT SOUTH AFRICA 2019 The blend is Chardonnay 67%, Pinot Noir 27%, and Pinot Blanc 6%. The color is pale gold. Memories of the sea wash up with oyster shells and sea-breeze aromatics on entry, leading to bright green orchard apples, white blossoms, lemony freshness, and salted caramel. The Borealis presents deft and athletic on the palate with contained energy and a creamy, fine-textured mousse. The finish shows apple and kumquat that evolve with lemon meringue; taut and authentic to 2019's growing conditions, the acidity is firm and cleansing, revealing white ginger root on the finish. ROSÉ CUVEE BRUT 2019 The colors are pink, silvered, and shifting. Strawberry edged in papaya and wild strawberry makes up the aromatics, while flavor notes of rosewater and denser tones of crushed orange peel make this Brut spritz full of life. Mainly from pinot noir, the palate is terroir driven, with sunbaked stones, the perfect ripeness of summer, strawberries, white peach, and tangy cranberry freshness. The acids are lemony and soft, light and buoyant. Enjoy the more bottomless tug into fresh cream, a layered mouth-coating mousse, finishing with lingering notes of toasted hazelnuts. Your Choice $19.98 $26.99 SOUTH AFRICA

LA GIOIOSA PROSECCO DOC This Prosecco has a pale straw yellow and a fine, persistent perlage. The aroma is fruity and flowery, with hints of ripe golden apples and small mountain flowers. A fruity, harmonious finish follows the palate's dry, fresh, and flavorful sensation. The La Gioiosa Prosecco makes an excellent aperitif to accompany savories, and it is ideal with steamed shellfish. $12.98 $15.99

LA GIOIOSA VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO This pretty wine’s pale straw-yellow color produces a fine and persistent mousse. Aromas are lightly floral and fruity, hinting at blossom intermingling with ripe apples. The wine is off-dry and refreshing. $15.98 $19.99

LA GIOIOSA PROSECCO ROSÉ The nose is subtle and fresh, with hints of small red fruits revealing pomegranate and fine rosy reflections. Notes of rosé and pomegranate complete this elegant and intense aromatic profile. It is silky and full on the palate, creating a charming balance between fruity and floral notes. It is excellent as an aperitif and ideal with appetizers and first courses of Mediterranean cuisine. $14.98 $18.99

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NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019 Rated 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast On the nose, this Cabernet Sauvignon presents vivid aromas of red cherry and blackberry accented by notes of warm cedar. Rich entry on this wine, as mouth-filling tannins deliver complex layers of black fruit, notably blackberry and black plum, with hints of roasted vanilla and mocha on the soft, round finish. Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petite Sirah, 6% Malbec CALIFORNIA TREO RED BLEND 2019 Blending is part of the winemaker's craft, and an exercise that often improves the sum of the parts is a delicious outcome. Each year winey winery selects flavorful lots with a supple style in mind for the Treo blend. Petite Sirah made up the backbone this year, flanked by a mix of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a touch of Merlot and Malbec. The result is a rich and rich wine—the aromas beckon for a delicious barbeque, with bing cherry and pomegranate notes lifting from the glass. On the mouth, bold, dark bramble fruit flavors lead to plush notes of blueberry on the long, pleasant finish. The tannins are soft and easy to drink – they craft this blend to ensure the wine is accessible when you open the bottle. Maybe that’s why it’s become so popular. Enjoy! Blend: 33% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Malbec CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR 2021 “This wine invites you in with delicate aromas of raspberry, rose petals, and subtle hints of black tea. Pinot Noir is known for being seductive, and this wine proves it to be true with these elegant aromas leading to luscious layered fruit flavors, most notably rich red raspberries, and black plum. A touch of clove highlights this delicious palate, all wrapped in well-structured, silky tannins.” – Dave Guffy, Chief Winemaker Your Choice $14.98 $19.99

MONTEREY COUNTY CHARDONNAY 2021

“Monterey’s combination of moderate climate and marine influences from the Pacific Ocean keep the grapes balanced and able to develop fully ripe flavors. A classic Central Coast Chardonnay, this wine offers tropical aromas of grilled pineapple with a hint of star fruit and vanilla. Nicely balanced, Hess Select Chardonnay is medium-bodied with layers of sliced peaches and golden delicious apples, finishing crisp and clean with well balanced acid.” – Dave Guffy, Chief Winemaker $10.98 $14.99 CELEBRATE CONVENIENCE!

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BORSAO TRES PICOS CAMPO DE BORJA SPAIN GARNACHA 2020 Rated 92 by James Suckling Very intense cherry color with purple tones. The nose shows a significant concentration of aromas of ripe red fruits with floral nuances. On the palate, it is a rich and well-structured wine that evokes flavors of blackberry, plum, and tones of leather and vanilla, with sweet tannins. $15.98 $19.99 TWENTY BENCH NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2020 Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon has a ripe black cherry core, twining with blackberry syrup, a subtle minerality, and charred French oak smokiness on the nose. The mouth is creamy and dense, with juicy berries, the darkest of dark chocolates, rich espresso, and black pepper. The wine is well-balanced and drinking well in its youth. $16.98 $21.99 PARCEL 41 NORTH COAST MERLOT 2020 The Parcel 41 Merlot shines ruby red in the glass, with shimmering purple undertones. The nose is dark and alluring, with aromas of black currant, saddle leather, milk chocolate, and a subtle and delicate floral note. The mouth is soft and substantial, with round, mouth-filling tannins layering smoothly with the densely packed flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, spicy black plum, and smoky espresso. This wine is a crowd-pleaser and will pair well with a meal of pan-roasted pork chops with thyme and currants, served with bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts and wild rice pilaf. Blend: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon $16.98 $21.99

BODEGAS BRECA CALATAYUD SPAIN GARNACHA DE FUEGO 2020 Rated 90 by Vinous Garnacha de Fuego is a young, primary fruit expression of the oldest clones of Garnacha in the world from the high-altitude mountains of Calatayud. The altitudes, age of the vines, and slate-dominant soils produce a wine of tremendous character and concentration, balanced by fresh acidity that provides balance, drinkability, and elegant minerality. $9.99 $12.99 CLEAN SLATE RIESLING 2022 Grapes from the Lower Mosel provide mineral notes, grapes from the Middle Mosel create a hint of spiciness, and grapes from the Upper Mosel supply fresh peach flavors. The result is a clean, fresh flavor and a perfectly balanced taste profile that is delicious with food and perfect for sharing with friends. $9.99 $12.99 TRIVENTO MENDOZA ARGENTINA RESERVE MALBEC 2020 Bright, intense red with violet and bluish hues. Aromas of cherries, strawberries, and raspberries with balanced notes of vanilla and coconut from the oak. Well-balanced, it has sweet, drinkable tannins and a velvety finish. $8.99 $11.99

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TABAK ESPECIAL ROBUSTO DULCE The art of fusion, the skill of combining, the presence of persistence, and the ability to bring flavors together effortlessly is the motto by which Drew Estates operates. Slowly infusing rich tobaccos with the finest Fair Trade harvested coffees from the fertile mountains of Nicaragua, they have created a smoking experience that is pure tobacco velvet upon the palate with the perfect nuance of luscious espresso. If you are in the mood for a great cup of coffee and a cigar to go with it, then the Tabak Especial is the answer you’ve been looking for. Drew Estate’s unique blend of tobaccos gives off a creamy, smooth taste with a medium to full-bodied strength, great for new cigar smokers and seasoned cigar veterans. The fillers are Nicaraguan long-leaf tobaccos that have been grown side by side with some of Nicaragua’s finest coffee beans. This is truly a match that has been a long time in the making. OF THE MONTH CIGAR

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