Thursday: La Colombe Hard Cold Brew Coffee

Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti founded La Colombe on a simple but profound premise: America deserves better coffee. By sourcing and roasting with care and borrowing from ancient and modern coffee traditions from around the world, the two have built a successful company and an elevated coffee experiences for Americans. Carmichael and Iberti created their offshoot line of premium cold brew coffee crafted with alcohol because good times wait for no one, so why not rally like a grown up? We will be tasting their vanilla cold brew coffee, a blend of cold brew coffee, real vanilla extract and alcohol. Between the medium roast Colombian and Brazillian coffee beans, and the natural vanilla flavor, this beverage is perfectly smooth and balanced to go with any occasion. Vanilla Hard Cold Brew Coffee has 50mg of caffeine, 4.2% ABV and 110 calories. Come on in and try something new!

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Friday: Triple Eight Distillery - Nantucket, MA

Reveler is excited to welcome Nantucket’s Triple Eight Distillery back to the tasting bar! After the founding of Nantucket Vineyard in 1981 by Dean and Melissa Long and Cisco Brewers in 1995 by Randy and Wendy Hudson, the idea of establishing a distillery on the island seemed the next logical step. In 1997, Nantucket Vineyard purchased a copper pot still and began distilling spirit! Dean Long became the lead distiller at Triple Eight Distillery and after 11 successful years, in 2008, Dean returned his main focus to winemaking and Randy Hudson took over as lead distiller. Triple Eight Distillery has been awarded top honors in national and international competitions, such as the International Spirit Challenge, San Francisco World Spirit Competition, American Craft Spirit Association and more. The name is an homage to the distillery water source, well number 888. Come on in and get your spirit on! 

We will be tasting:

Triple 8 Cranberry Vodka - Created with organically Nantucket-grown cranberries, the Master Distiller hand-selects the best fruit the island has to offer. This vodka was the highest ranked cranberry vodka in the Worlds Spirit Championship.

Triple 8 Blueberry Vodka - Made with low-bush blueberries from Maine, infused into their organic spirit. Their approach is plain and simple, “real fruit, real people, really good!”

Gale Force Gin - The first entry in Triple Eight’s “Storm” series. Named after the winds preceding storm conditions, a gale is signaled by two red pennants in the coastal warning display program. Gale Force Gin uses nine different botanicals and is made in a classic London Dry style, with angelica and orris root to give it a slightly sweet twist.

Hurricane Rum - The next of the “Storm” series, produced from a fermented mix of raw organic sugar (sucanat), evaporated cane juice and molasses. After pitching with yeast, fermentation can take as long as three weeks. Triple Eight also purchases rum from various distilleries in Central America and the Caribbean which they bring to Nantucket to mature. 

Nor’Easter Bourbon - The last in the “Storm” series. When Triple Eight mill, mash, ferment and distill bourbon whiskey, the mash bill is 60% corn, 23% barley and 17% rye. Bourbon from other distilleries in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Missouri is also purchased and brought to Nantucket to mature.

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Saturday: Afternoon Wine Tasting

Come on in and try some French and Spanish wine! These wines are great to carry you through the month or if you are starting to think about Thanksgiving. With some bubbles, white and reds being tasted - wine not stop in?

We will be tasting:

Nicolas Maillart, Champagne 1er Cru Platine Brut (NV) - Champagne, France
The Maillart family’s vine-growing practices can be traced back to 1533. When Nicolas Maillart took over his family’s estate in 2003, he overhauled the entire operation in both the vineyards and cellars, eliminating chemical pesticides and herbicides, ploughing his vines and installing a new press and other vinification equipment. Since then, he has been making refined, richly textured Champagnes such as the Platine non-vintage Brut, a blend based heavily on Pinot Noir. Its high percentage of reserve wine contributes to its complexity, and a portion of oak-fermented wine increases its breadth and dimension. The Platine Brut’s cepage is 78% Pinot Noir, 16% Chardonnay and 6% Pinot Meunier, 40% of which are reserve wines. All grapes are exclusively cultivated from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. Golden in color, this Champagne shows an intense nose of cherry, apple, pear kiwi, flowers, hazelnuts and a slight toastiness. The palate is fresh and vinous with elegant notes of strawberry, raspberry, lemon, orange blossom and vanilla.

Domaine Serge Laporte, Sancerre 2018 - Loire Valley, France
This small, multi-generational family producer has a long history, located in the heart of Chavignol, one of the most well-known terroirs in Sancerre. Serge Laporte’s son, Guillaume, succeeded his father as the winemaker about ten vintages ago and since has raised the bar of the wine’s quality. The 2018 Sancerre was crafted from carefully selected parcels of estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc before extensive sorting, a slow delicate pressing and a cold fermentation. This wine’s lively, mouth-watering acidity and stony minerality are what set it above the rest. It is refreshingly crisp, loaded with citrus, white fruits, a touch of herbs and honey with a mineral finish. 

Cara Nord, Conca de Barberà Trepat 2016 - Catalonia, Spain
Cara Nord is a project that was created in 2012, Thomàs Cuisiné, Xavier Cepero and Eric Solomon, three friends that have known each other for 20 years and have extensive experience in the wine industry. Cara Nord believes that the place of origin, the vine, the climate, the land and the people who work there are critical to achieve a unique personality for each wine. The vineyards of Cara Nord are located on the north-facing slopes of the Sierra de Prades from 350 to 800 meters above sea level and surrounded by a national nature preserve. The geology of these sites, combined with large shifts in temperature, allow Cara Nord to produce the indigenous Trepat from grapes that are fully mature but retain high level of natural acidity and ripe tannins. Once the grapes are manually harvested, the grapes are destemmed and put through cold maceration. They ferment in stainless steel deposits, where the wine is aged for ten months. Trepat is the relatively unknown indigenous grape grown in Conca de Barberà that is traditionally used in creating still and sparkling rosès. The 2016 Trepat is a juicy, elegant and fresh wine showing fresh strawberries, raspberries, citrus and a hint of cinnamon. Pairs well with mushrooms, Buffalo cheese and white roasted meat.

Domaine Couly-Dutheil, Chinon La Coulée Automnale 2016 - Loire Valley, France
Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil then developed by his daughter, Madeleine, and her husband, Rene Couly, Couly-Dutheil remains a family domaine today, owned by the third and fourth generation. Over the years, Domaine Couly-Dutheil has become a reference point of Chinon and one of the Loire Valley’s most famous estates. The vineyards are managed using an integrated farming system based on biodynamic methods. Grapes are harvested manually and carefully selected before destaking. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks and two or three weeks of traditional maceration, the wine is allowed to mature in stainless steel vats for nine to ten months. The result for the 2016 vintage is a wine with big aromatics, structure, and a fresh character. The nose shows aromas of rich, small red berries and burning leaves. A fruity, soft and unctuous palate shows pure red berry flavor with charming tannins and a lean mouthfeel.

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Announcing In-Store Wine Education Classes!!

We are thrilled to announce monthly educational wine tasting classes for wine lovers! The theme will vary each month and will occasionally have a guest speaker. Each class is $35 per person, is limited to 20 people per class and takes place from 7-8:30PM. Next one up? November 20th!

Nov 20th - Thanksgiving Wine & Food Pairings - guest speaker Ross Cohen of Martignetti Companies, WSET Advanced

Dec 18th Wine Class: Navigating a Wine List & Communicating what You Like in a Wine - Kim Wallace, Reveler Beverage Wine Director, Advanced Sommelier/WSET Advanced

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