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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Wine Blitz (Dec. 7-13)

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Now that Thanksgiving is past, the leftovers have been eaten, and you probably opened all the wines that you bought from our Fall Wine Blitz, it’s time to start restocking and save on wine for that holiday party or family gathering you’ll be hosting before the new year. Our Holiday Wine Blitz (December 7-13) is almost here and it’s the last chance of the year to save 20% on any purchase of 12 or more bottles from our entire selection.

Join us at 18 Reasons this Thursday, December 3, for our Blitz Preview Tasting, where you can taste nearly 30 of our featured Blitz wines. It’s a great opportunity to meet the folks behind the wines and talk to our wine staff for recommendations, plus a perfect time to place your pre-order to ensure you get the wines you want before they’re sold out.  There are still a few tickets available for each session, either 6-7pm or 7-8pm.  This is our last Wine Blitz of 2015 and we’re going out with a bang!

As the year comes to a close, the winter holidays are a great time to stock up on Champagne and sparkling, as we’ve added more selections from one of our favorite importers Kermit Lynch. Try these two wonderful selections from this famed, local importer:LasalleFourny

J. Lassalle Champagne “Cachet d’Or” 1er Cru Brut
Regular Price $39.99 Blitz Price $31.99  (save $8!)
A favorite at Bi-Rite, this value-driven Champagne over delivers for the price.  Female owned and operated, this estate is run by three generations of the Lassalle family, Olga, the matriarch, her daughter Chantal, and granddaughter, Angéline. The Cachet d’Or is a blend of all three varietals from the region (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) and is an astonishingly complex and mineral-driven Champagne.

Veuve Fourny & Fils “Vertus” 1er Cru Brut 
Regular Price $44.99 Blitz Price $35.99 (save $9!)
Champagne Veuve Fourny is a family domaine dating back to 1856. Brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel Fourny produce classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit and adhering to high standards in the vineyards and winemaking. This is a classic Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) with fine beads, deep aromatics, and fresh mineral notes.

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Planning a roast as the centerpiece for your holiday dinner? We have a wide range of full-bodied wines that will make the perfect pairings for prime rib, leg of lamb, or goose. Here are some of our favorites right now:


Castel Noarna “Mercuria” Rosso Noarna
Regular Price $24.99 Blitz Price $19.99 (save $5!)
With a castle and old vineyards located high up in the Dolomites, it doesn’t get any more picturesque than Castel Noarna. Marco Zani has been the winemaker on his family’s estate since 1989, and the Mercuria is his Claret blend (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot). This is a serious steak wine with savory, earthy notes along with bright black fruit notes.

 

IrelougeyAmeztia Irouléguy Rouge 
Regular Price $29.99 Blitz Price 23.99 (save $6!)
Irouléguy is located in the Basque region of France; the main grape here is Tannat, and as the name suggest, it’s known for being full-bodied and tannic.  In the hands of lesser growers and winemakers, it certainly can be harsh. Fortunately, winemaker Jean-Louis Costera knows how to tame this wild varietal and his expression of this varietal shows elegance. The wine is still rich and full-bodied, but the texture is supple while the tannins are much more integrated. This is the wine to have with a brisket or a prime rib.

GigondasDomaine de Piaugier Gigondas 
Regular Price $22.99 Blitz Price $18.39 (save $4.60!)
Everybody loves the Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone at Bi-Rite, but it’s the holiday season and time to step it up a notch in the Rhone Valley category. This is Gigondas, a region that is known for Grenache and Syrah and is becoming a great value for people looking for a “poor’s man” Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Jean-Marc Autran of Domaine de Piaguier is the fourth generation in his family to make the wines and his Gigondas are some of the best value in the region. Made from old vines (between 20 and 45 years old) with rich dark fruits and peppery spice, this is a phenomenal wine to have with a roasted leg of lamb.

 


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Beautiful and Sweet Treats For Your Valentine

No matter whether you have a Valentine, you don’t have a Valentine, or YOU are your Valentine's ChocolatesValentine– everyone deserves to feel special! This year I’ve hand-picked amazing chocolates, Trac has chosen fantastic wines, and Eleanor and our Floral Team have sought out beautiful blooms to make your holiday lovely. Most of these great gifts can also be purchased online through our delivery partner, Instacart.com, for arrival straight to your door in as little as an hour, so no excuses!

If you’re a truffle person, I’ve selected a 6-piece box from Michael Mischer, along with Neo Cocoa Wild Cherry Dark Truffles. For a traditional chocolate assortment, we have a wide range of artisan and handmade confections. Everything from decadent and elaborate boxes from Chocolat Moderne, a producer we love to bring in for their exquisite and truly special holiday creations, to three options from famed chocolatier Michael Recchiuti, and a lovely assortment from San Francisco-based TinyB Chocolates. We are also proud to continue featuring Oakland’s gate commes des filles, lovingly and meticulously created by one of our favorite producers, Alexandra Whisnant, using local, seasonal ingredients she forages herself. These hand-enrobed chocolates are best when enjoyed at their freshest. It’s a perfect excuse to dive right in after you give the box to your Valentine!

Valentine's CaramelsIf you love caramel, Sweet Revolution’s 12-piece Maple Honey Love Caramels box is for you, or you can go with Fran’s 7-piece Gray Salt Caramels in a pretty little pink box. We also have handmade toffee from Keke’s Kitchen that comes in a pretty white box and a super-cool Askinosie Chocolate Tasting Kit for the true chocolate fanatic. If you’re looking for something lovely but a little less formal, the Alma Lovebird Pop and Fran’s Dark Caramel Heart are delicious, beautiful, and perfect for any budget.

We are focusing on three special wines for Valentine’s Day this year. For the perfect pairing with dark gate comme des filleschocolate, try Petite Sirah from Forlorn Hope Wines. In the bubbles department, we have a classic Champagne J. Lassalle to quench your thirst, or a fresh “brunch bubbly” option with the Raventos i Blanc de Nit Sparkling Rose Cava.

And don’t forget the flowers! Seriously, don’t forget. Our talented Floral Team will be set up outside the markets on the 13th and 14th to make custom bouquets. You can also pick up any of the pre-arranged masterpieces we have on hand, or have them delivered from our store on Instacart; choose from Organic Tulips, California-grown Roses, or Farm-Direct Mixed Bouquets. We’re right here to help you impress your darling, even if your darling is you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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