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Sometimes called the King of Red Wine Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely recognized and sought after red wine. Originating in France’s Bordeaux region, Cabernet Sauvignon is now grown in predominantly warm climates around the globe, from Chile to California to Australia to South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon wines, or Cabs, are usually aged 5-10 years to reach maturation and often blended with other grapes.

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Organic foods are enjoying a bit of a renaissance worldwide with trends moving towards more natural, healthier products, and wine is no exception. As this wine growing method is becoming more refined, organic wines are exhibiting stronger flavors and distinctive characteristics.

By definition, organic wine is made from grapes that follow the rules of organic farming, meaning they’ve been grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. It deals mainly with the grape growing, although the winemaking process has become increasingly organic as well.

To bear the USDA organic seal, wine also must show who the certifying agency is, and all organic claims must be stated on the label. An organic wine cannot have any added sulfites, but it can have naturally occurring sulfites with a total sulfite level of less than 20 parts per million.

If you prefer a more natural growing process from your wines, try any of these five – all American organic wines, all less than $15.
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In October of 2012 we had brought in a new item called Xairel Vinho Regional Ribatejo. We brought this in because it was an affordable Portuguese red that we all like. Nothing overly special, but very enjoyable. Little did we know that sales would skyrocket. It flew out of here, which was a great thing, but unfortunately our distributor ran out of stock after our first order. If I had a nickel for every customer that had come in looking for it I would have a CRAP-LOAD of nickels. Well, it’s now back in stock and we could be happier. We are putting the bottle on sale for $5.99/bottle and selling the 6-pack case for $30/case. Clearly, the real savings come when you by it by the case. For $30 you are getting a steal!

All alcohol shipped to NJ is subject to 7% NJ sales tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities while supply lasts. Prices effective for a limited time. Prices in this ad are set by Shoppers Vineyard, Clifton, New Jersey ©2012

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On Monday we ran a special for the 2009 Cantele Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva, which was rated 3 Glasses by Gambero Rosso. This feature has sold a TON of cases. I guess I underestimated how many people were familiar with Gambero Rosso. As far as I’m concerned that’s a great thing.

Today’s deal is for the 2010 Fattoria Carpoli Sada Integolo Toscana Red IGT. This wine was also rated 3 Glasses by Gambero Rosso, but it was also rated 92pts by the Wine Spectator. Does that make it better than the Cantele? No because they are completely different styles of wine. Cantele is from Southern Sicily and Carpoli is a Super Tuscan. Either way, I’d jump all over this deal. I did a very quick look and didn’t see anyone else stocking this wine. Here’s the review:

“A silky red, with black currant, cherry and spice favors melding effortlessly with the texture and firm structure. Intense and elegant at once, displaying a long aftertaste of fruit and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon and Montepulciano. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,500 cases made.

All alcohol shipped to NJ is subject to 7% NJ sales tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities while supply lasts. Prices effective for a limited time. Prices in this ad are set by Shoppers Vineyard, Clifton, New Jersey ©2012

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A few days ago we featured a private special on a Spanish Rioja, which was a huge success. That’s not surprising since we sell a lot of Spanish wine around here. Today’s feature is not a private offer, but in my opinion is a much better deal. We brought in wines from Cerro Anon last year and it’s been a great seller ever since. We hand sell it all the time and it’s become an everyday mover. It’s also a somewhat unknown wine from a very small distributor, so it’s not in a lot of places. Today’s deal is on the Cerro Anon Rioja Crianza. Here’s the 90pt review from the Wine Advocate:

“The 2009 Cerro Anon Crianza is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano that is aged predominantly in American oak for 14 months. It has impressive precision on the nose with scents of blackberry, leather and sage with very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. It demonstrates a little more tension than Olarra’s fellow Crianzas, with a more solid structure. It is drier than its peers, but very natural, endowed with a ”classic” finish that displays impressive breeding. It offers great quality for the price. Drink now-2017.”

The average retail price on this wine is $11.99/bottle, which is what we normally sell it for. It’s not a sale price, which means you get a 20% discount when you mix and match 12 or more bottles. That drops the price down to $9.59/bottle. I’m going to put it on sale for $8.99/bottle. I know not everyone got our private special, but I can promise you this deal is better. Like I tell people all the time, the best deals are coming out of Spain. This is a wine you want to buy a case of.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for unadvertised specials.

All alcohol shipped to NJ is subject to 7% NJ sales tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities while supply lasts. Prices effective for a limited time. Prices in this ad are set by Shoppers Vineyard, Clifton, New Jersey ©2012

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I’ve always said that the most important customers are the “everyday customers”. What does that mean? The “everyday customer” is the one that comes in daily or a few times a week and buys a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beer or maybe a pint of vodka. These are the customers that keep a business running. Sure, it’s great when big wine buyer comes in and makes a huge purchase, but there just aren’t enough of them to sustain a business. As a result, we are always trying to find great values for our everyday customers. In fact, our front hallway is filled with these kinds of wines and it’s constantly being filled.

We have a wine that we stack in the hallway that we got on a price reduction and it’s Lougue-Dog Red. This wine originally retailed for about $12/bottle, but we were selling them for $6.99/bottle. That’s a great price. Unfortunately, I don’t think the sales were as strong as they should be. As a result, I’m dropping the price to $4.99/bottle. Don’t be thrown off by this price. This is an easy drinking table red. Is it going to blow you away? No, but it’s not supposed to. Buy a case and put it in the house. If you’re in the mood for wine you pop it open and if you don’t finish it you’re not going to feel bad because it’s only $4.99.

Any Wine questions? Feel free to email me here:

Scott Pollack

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When I was growing up, the wine on our Passover table was Manischewitz. Back then, that’s all that was available. Personally, I don’t like Manischewitz but we sell a lot of it. I’m trying to enlighten people to Passover wines and let them know they can drink some wines that will blow them away.

The first wine I’m introducing to you is the 2009 Psagot Winery Merlot Kosher for Passover Not Mevushal Judean Hills. Psagot is a well known Israeli winery known for their superior quality. This wine is silky smooth with notes of plum, cherry and blackberry. It finishes with soft tannins and a slight spice. It’s a great introduction to higher quality Passover wines. Psagot Merlot normally retails for $30/bottle, but our everyday sale price is $25.99/bottle. However, I’m putting it on sale for $19.99/bottle. This price should give you the incentive to buy this wine. Once you see what you’ve been missing you will find it hard to go back to the other wines.

We will be doing more of these features so be sure to check them out. You can always email our Kosher wine expert Brian for his top recommendations. brcook@shoppersvineyard.com

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