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August Wine Picks of the Month

August Wine Picks

Here are the Wine Department’s August Picks of the Month:

Gary’s Pick: Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Chardonnay- Mr. Coppola has a very popular wine series, and this one represents the value side. Pleasant notes of apple and oak make this wine an excellent accompaniment to grilled chicken.

Tim’s Pick: Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo- Tim’s Rose streak has been broken with a fantastic Italian white. A little bit fuller body helps bring out the bright fruit of this wine. Seafood with a citrus sauce is a must with this wine.

Jon’s Pick: Gazela Vinho Verde Rose- up until recently, Vinho Verde Rose was very scarce to find outside of Portugal. Now, we see why. This brother to the regular Gazela is dry and refreshing with wild strawberry and cranberry notes. Think about pizza when you grab a bottle.

Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison

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Here’s what Sierra Nevada’s Ovila website has the say about this guy, the latest in collaboration with The Abbey of New Clarivaux in Vina, California:

For centuries, the monastic tradition has followed the Rule of St. Benedict – Ora et Labora (prayer and work.) This Saison farmhouse ale is in honor of the noble labor in which the monks engage. Hazy blonde in color, these rustic ales are designed to be complex and contemplative but also refreshing and drinkable after a day in the fields. With earthy and spicy faint citrus tang. The body is light and layered with fruit and spice accents and dry, peppery, and refreshing finish.

Green Flash is Here!!!

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We’re stoked to announce that Southern California’s Green Flash Brewing has arrived at Lukas. We should see the Tripel, Belgian IPA and Double Stout next week (fingers crossed). Here’s what we got, with descriptions from the Green Flash website:

West Coast IPA
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.
ABV: 7% | IBU’s:95

Hop Head Red Ale
Resinous hop character and bitterness balance the rich carmel malt base. We took it a step further and Amarillo dry-hopped the brew to 45 ibu’s, creating refreshing and savory hop flavors and aromas. Is it red IPA? That’s your call.
ABV: 6% | IBU’s: 45

Imperial I.P.A.
San Diego-style IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is super-hoppy, high gravity, yet highly quaffable ale. Our Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. It’s all about the hops!
ABV: 9.4% | IBU’s: 101

Flight Club 2 was a success!

In case you missed our most recent wine class, Flight Club 2 on Wednesday 7/27, here is what you missed:

Thank you to everyone who could make it out. We really appreciate you taking time to come to our events. Also, a big thank you to our sales reps who helped make the evening possible.

Keep checking back as we have some great events lined up for August & September. We hope to see you there!