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CV, the wine guy

Buy a Case, Get the Box!

This week, we are featuring two wines that, when you buy a dozen (case), you are treated with a keepsake wooden box. You are welcome to mix & match these two wines, and buy six of each and select a box, as well. As always, we will give you a 10% off case discount.

Il Bastardo Sangiovese 
Chianti Rufino, Tuscany, Italy
An old standby, Il Bastardo will please any Chianti or bargain red wine lover. It is made by a classic Chianti winemaker, Renzo Masi, who is quite infamous for undercutting his competition by offering great wines at fantastic prices. This bottle of 100% Sangiovese is his baby Chianti. With flavors of fresh raspberry, cherry fruit leather, Il Bastardo stays zippy, fun, and mouthwatering. Easy to drink and easy to love: pizza, Co-op sausage, whatever you want to throw at this wine — it will go well with it. A bargain at $8.99.

la croix du duc wine_nov 92015 La Croix du Duc 
Bordeaux, France
This little gem has solid fruit with amazing, toasty notes and soft tannins. It is a beautiful blend of Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). $9.99

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.