August Staff Picks Wine Tasting, Part 2

August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main Street
MD 21401

Join us for our popular monthly “Staff Picks” series, where we choose 12 of our current favorite wines to share, 6 tasted on Saturday and 6 on Sunday, specially chosen to pair well with seasonal dishes and that present good value for the price. Save 10% on any purchases, or put together a mixed-or-matched case of 12 bottles for a 20% discount.


Dopff & Irion Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosè, France (Pat)

This dry sparkling wine from Alsace, France features a pink, almost coppery hue, a nose of strawberry and citrus and a full-flavored palate of red berry fruit. And with Rosè Champagne prices spiraling quite high, the relatively affordable price of this Crèmant is refreshing as well.  Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this would be an excellent aperitif or pairing with grilled chicken or vegetables, chilled pea soup, or ham. Rated 90pts Wine Enthusiast.

Regular Price: $24.99

Mills Club Price: $22.49
Case Price: $19.99


Domaine de la Bretonnière 2016 Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie, Loire Vally, France (Geoff)

Made from 100% Melon de Bourgogne, we enjoyed trying this dry Muscadet recently, a light-bodied white with minerally citrus notes and good acidity and a pleasing creamy finish. Pair with mussels and French fries!

Regular $12.99

Mills Club Price: $11.69
Case Price: $10.39


Prà 2015 Staforte Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy (Jen & Jerry)

This dry white wine is made from 100% Garganega grapes planted in volcanic soil. A creamy textured, beautiful Italian white from benchmark Soave producer Prà, this features dried wildflower, pastry and ripe orchard fruit notes. A touch of lemon and palate cleansing acidity make this a great pairing with grilled chicken or poultry dishes. Rated 92pts and “Editors’ Choice” Wine Enthusiast.

Regular Price $24.99

Mills Club $22.49

Case Price $19.99


Grochau 2017 “Commuter Cuvee” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon (Pat)

This new Pinot Noir features bright fresh pure Willamette Valley fruit, made from 100% Pinot Noir from multiple vineyards, then aged in used French oak. Cherries, lavender and violet on the nose is followed by a juicy palate of cola, baking spice s and earth. Try with pizza, grilled salmon, or Portobello mushroom.

Regular Price: $21.99

Mills Club Price: $19.79
Case Price: $17.59


Castelmaure “La Buvette” Corbieres, Southern France (Jen & Jerry)

A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan (non-vintage) planted in schist and limestone soils by the cooperative Castelmaure, this light-bodied wine is the perfect red to serve chilled with a summer picnic. Ebullient with crushed strawberry, cassis, blackberry notes, the smooth tannins are followed by a light touch of spice. This easy-to-drink wine would be a wonderful pairing with charcuterie or a cheese platter.

Regular Price: $11.99

Mills Club Price: $10.79
Case Price: $9.59


Bodega Colomè Autentico 2017 Malbec, Salta, Argentina (Andres)

Colome was established in 1831 by the Spanish Governor of Salta, making it the oldest winery in Argentina- they also own the world’s highest altitude vineyard. More recently, the winery was acquired by California based Hess Family Wine Estates. The vines for this 100% Malbec are over 100 years old, and the wine sees no oak. The nose features blue raspberry, cherry and tobacco, while the palate features black cherries, mocha and restrained tannins with a soft mouthfeel.  This is a more balanced yet very refined Malbec, and would be perfect to pair with grilled steaks!

Regular Price: $29.99

Mills Club Price: $26.99
Case Price: $23.99

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