Filed Under “Adult Beverage”
Apr 5, 2013 2:46 PM
With warmer weather comes Al Fresco dining, what better way to enjoy your meal and great company than with lively Sauvignon Blanc. Grown throughout the world, this expressive grape produces many different styles of wine depending on where it is cultivated.Continue reading …
Apr 1, 2013 1:48 PM
We love Malbec, and Argentina's Catena Winery is the gold standard for this varietal. It's a beautiful wine with great concentration of black fruits, well-integrated tannins, bright acidity, and a long finish. The 2010 vintage now in stock is rated 91 Pts by The Wine Advocate. Pairing nicely with grilled beef, this wine is available for $19.99, save $8.00.Continue reading …
Mar 13, 2013 11:01 AM
Moonshine has recently been gaining in appeal, and we’re happy to offer this popular (and completely legal) moonshine on our shelves. The recipe for Midnight Moon was created by the legendary Junior Johnson, a Hall of Fame NASCAR racecar driver. In fact, Junior honed his driving skills outrunning the law while delivering moonshine as a 14–year–old in North Carolina.Continue reading …
Mar 7, 2013 1:30 PM
Made with traditional Guinness Draught and Harp Lager, when made right the Black and Tan forms two distinct layers in the glass. The secret to making a great Black and Tan is the “Black and Tan spoon” and the proper pouring technique. Follow our simple steps for the perfect pour!Continue reading …
Feb 14, 2013 2:38 PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a classic Napa Valley sparkling wine with a French influence. Owned by the same company that owns Moët and Dom Perignon, these folks know their bubbles! We offer several varieties of Chandon Champagne available on sale this week at $13.99, save save $8.Continue reading …
Feb 13, 2013 9:11 AM
Are you new to the wines of Bordeaux? Now would be the perfect time to jump in with both feet! The 2009 vintage has been described by Wine Spectator as having “lush layers of fruit and dense but polished structure." Already showing up on shelves is the 2010 vintage. Not as plush as 2009, it's the classic, racier style that is Bordeaux! Stop by your local Nugget; we would love to give you a tour of Bordeaux!Continue reading …
Feb 11, 2013 9:01 AM
It doesn’t get much more romantic than beer, unless of course you throw chocolate in the mix! This USDA organic beer brewed locally in Berkeley, CA is medium bodied with rich cocoa and roasted malt aromas and dark chocolate and espresso flavors.
Cheese Pairings: Gorgonzola, blue cheeses, Humboldt Fog, Stilton. Food Pairings: Oysters, dark chocolate, cheesecake, and tiramisu. $10.99/6 packContinue reading …
Feb 1, 2013 9:41 AM
When we think of wines from Portugal, the great sweet Port wines come to mind first. However these days, more of the wines from Portugal's Douro Valley are being made in a dry table wine style. The quality of these wines has been consistently excellent at all price levels. Try the Altano Red for a great bargain wine at just $7.99, or the 2009 Chryseia (one of the best wines I've tasted this year) from Prats & Symington.- Mike Taylor, Wine Steward at Davis, Covell Blvd.Continue reading …
Jan 30, 2013 1:11 PM
Fulfill your craving with Krave Jerky, a healthy game day snack! Locally produced in Sonoma, Krave jerky has no nitrates, hormones or artificial flavors and is made with all-natural lean cut meats. Each variety comes with pairing suggestions on the packaging. Misha, our beer specialist, has put together these excellent suggestions.
KRAVE JERKY Chili Lime pairs great with Corona and a wedge of lime when you need to cool off from the spicy chili heat. If you love spice and bold flavors, pair this with a nice citrusy India Pale Ale like Stone IPA from San Diego. Available in 22 oz. ($4.39) and 6 pks. ($10.99).Continue reading …
KRAVE JERKY Sweet Honey Chipotle pairs great with Newcastle Brown Ale. Newcastle has nice rich caramel malt flavor and a smooth finish that match up nicely with the jerky’s honey and chipotle taste.
12pk 15.99 save $1.50
6pk $8.99 save $1
Jan 18, 2013 1:44 PM
We love this 100% Tempranillo from Spain's Rioja region (actually from some of the oldest soils in all of Europe). From the beautiful aromas of dark cherries to the complex mix of other dark fruits and a nice vanilla note from 3 months aging in new American oak, Lacrimus 5 Rioja is an exceptional value at $9.99, save $5.00. We suggest pairing it with hearty foods like beef stew.Continue reading …
Nov 26, 2012 12:17 PM
This local combination will "wow" all your guests!
Top the Rustic Bakery Cranberry Pan Forte with Point Reyes Blue and a drizzle of PURE Orange Blossom Honey. Addiction at its finest! Pair with Terra D'Oro Sangiovese.
- RUSTIC BAKERY PAN FORTE, $5.99, save $1
- POINT REYES BLUE, $16.99/lb., save $3/lb.
- PURE ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY, $4.99, save $1
- TERRA D'ORO SANGIOVESE, (750 ML) $12.99, save $5
For more great pairing suggestions download our latest issue of the Wine Press.Continue reading …
Fifth Edition, 2012
Nov 26, 2012 8:27 AM
In this special holiday edition, our wine, beer and cheese experts pair something for every palate.Continue reading …
Sep 7, 2012 8:57 AM
Nugget Markets’ Best of the Barrel wine, beer, and food celebration is back and better than ever! From 5pm – 8pm on Friday, September 28th at RMI’s Good Life Garden in Davis, we’re partnering with UCD’s Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science for this wine and food fundraiser, benefiting the Institute’s graduate program and educational outreach efforts and events.Continue reading …
Jun 13, 2012 11:12 AM
We love this IPA and we think Dad will too! Draft Magazine gives it 98 points and says it has, "Bright amber color, massive grapefruit and floral hops, touch of pale malt sweetness, elegant balance, finishes clean and dry." We love it paired with Hot Wings and Blue Cheese.Continue reading …
Jun 7, 2012 2:11 PM
Pink wine does not always mean sweet wine. It’s getting hot outside, so let the Rosé season begin! Dry Rosés are extremely popular in many famous wine regions, especially in Provence (France), Languedoc (France), Navarra (Spain), throughout Europe, and increasingly here in the US. Dry Rosés can be made from any number of red grape varietals. One of our most popular domestic Rosés is the Match Book Tempranillo Rosé.
This is the perfect wine when you want something other than a white, but a full-bodied red is just too much with the hot weather.
This week we are featuring Rosés from Europe and the US. The good news is that they are all under $10.00. We even have the La Vielle Ferme Rosé from the south of France in a 1.5 LTR bottle (equal to two 750 ml bottles) for under 10.00! These are pink wines that really pair well with a great many dishes. Enjoy these with lighter salads, a fruit plate, or just on their own.
Prices valid June 6, 2012 - June 12, 2012.Continue reading …
May 8, 2012 2:50 PM
This blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and 23% Cabernet Franc pairs exceptionally well with beef. The winemaker describes it, “Anise mingles with floral notes of lavender, violets and roses. There are hints of cloves, baking spices and sweet dark bing cherries. It is all combined with vanilla and sweet oak/cedar from the barrels used for aging.”Continue reading …