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In the Spotlight: Argyros Estate, Santorini, Greece

July 29, 2018 1:44 am Published by Comments Off on In the Spotlight: Argyros Estate, Santorini, Greece

Susan’s is proud to feature these excellent, easy-drinking wines from Greece. Estate Argyros Atlantis White 2017 This delightful wine is light bodied, balanced, with cool minerality and acidity. It’s great with seafood, pasta and light poultry. 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri Estate Argyros Atlantis Rosé 2017 is a bright, vibrant wine with strawberry, apple and cherry flavors. Its high natural acidity provides refreshing crispness. It’s a delightful summer picnic wine to enjoy alone or paired with BBQ meats. 90% Assyrtiko, 10% Mandilaria Estate Argyros Atlantis Red 2015 Fruit forward, smooth, with spicy and toasted notes, this wine has wonderfully... View Article


July 2018 Wine Club Rosé

July 11, 2018 6:54 pm Published by Comments Off on July 2018 Wine Club Rosé

2017 CHÂTEAU CAMPUGET ROSÉ Château de Campuget in Costieres de Nimes is a beautiful wine property dating back to 1640. The soil is typical for the region, with many stones that force roots to find water deep in the lower layers of clay, contributing additional character to the wine. This family property is managed by winemaker Franck-Lin Dalle, named after one of his father’s heroes, Benjamin Franklin. This wine is made from 30% Grenache and 70% Syrah by “bleeding,” a process of running off the juices from the tank. The wine has a short maceration process, 4 to 12 hours,... View Article


July 2018 Wine Club White

July 11, 2018 6:49 pm Published by Comments Off on July 2018 Wine Club White

2015 LOUIS LATOUR ARDÈCHE CHARDONNAY Maison Loius Latour is considered one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy while still maintaining its traditional image. With a view to expanding their business, the valley of the Ardèche River, with its clay and limestone soils, was chosen in 1979 as the ideal location to produce a top-quality chardonnay. This is an excellent example of how successful this venture has been for Louis Latour. This 100% chardonnay was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats until malolactic fermentation was complete. The wine was then aged in stainless steel for 8 to 10 months before being... View Article


In Honor of Anthony Bourdain

June 11, 2018 7:12 pm Published by 1 Comment

In honor of Anthony Bourdain, we’ve selected the ingredients of the Negroni, one of his favorite libations. From Friday, June 11, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 10% of the sales of these items will be donated to Kitchen Angels. Bombay Sapphire Gin Aviation Gin Carpano Antica Dolin sweet vermouth Campari


June 2018 Wine Club Red

June 4, 2018 10:54 pm Published by Comments Off on June 2018 Wine Club Red

THE 2015 DOUBLE CANYON HORSE HAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON Established in 2007, Double Canyon’s driving focus is crafting exceptional Washington Cabernet Sauvignon from great vineyard sites, anchored by their namesake Double Canyon Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. Named for two ravines that run through their estate property, Double Canyon wines reflect unique traits that result from the region’s volcanic activity, ancient glacial deposits, desert soils and the persistent wind that blows off the Columbia River. Located between the Columbia River and the Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills is characterized by a dry, desert landscape where strong winds blow continuously across... View Article


June 2018 Wine Club Rosé

June 4, 2018 10:51 pm Published by Comments Off on June 2018 Wine Club Rosé

THE 2017 MALENE ROSÉ The name Malene is inspired by the semi-precious stone Tourmaline, which in California has a watermelon-pink hue. Malene only makes rosé wines. Their flagship is the Malene Rosé, which consistently receives 91 points from the Wine Enthusiast. The 2017 vintage is made from 53% Grenache, 19% Mourvedre, 16% Cinsault, 7% Vermentino and 5% Syrah. The grapes for Malene Rosé are hand-picked and sorted in the cool early morning of harvest. The grapes are 80% whole-cluster pressed while the remaining grapes have 24 hours of skin contact. Using a very gentle press program similar to what is... View Article


Haus Alpenz—Back in Stock!

May 26, 2018 1:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Haus Alpenz—Back in Stock!

Haus Alpenz products are once again available in New Mexico, and we are stocking our shelves with items you have been asking for: Dolin Vermouths de Chambery, Cocchi Vermouths from Italy, Rothman & Winter Austrian Fruit Liqueurs, and more.


May 2018 Wine Club Red

May 26, 2018 12:53 pm Published by Comments Off on May 2018 Wine Club Red

THE 2015 ROCCA DELLE MACÌE CHIANTI CLASSICO This wine is made from 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot grapes that all come from estates located in the heart of the Chianti Classico historical region. The grapes are macerated for 8 to 10 days, with short and frequent “pump overs” to extract flavor and color. Maceration is the process where the tannins and flavors are leached out of the grapes into the wine. After the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation it matures in oak barrels for at least 6 months. The resulting wine is bright ruby red in color, has very intense, mature... View Article


May 2018 Wine Club White

May 26, 2018 12:49 pm Published by Comments Off on May 2018 Wine Club White

THE 2016 ROCCA DELLE MACÌE VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO This wine is made entirely from carefully selected Vernaccia grapes from the restricted zone of cultivation for Vernaccia vineyards in the San Gimignano area of the province of Sienna. The white-wine grape of Vernaccia di San Gimignano is the most well-known variety of Vernaccia and produces a crisp wine with good acidity and citrus fruit. Fermentation and vinification of the Rocca Delle Macìe Vernaccia takes place at low, controlled temperatures. The wine is micro-filtered before bottling. The resulting wine is pale yellow with gold tints, has a persistent, fruity and rich... View Article


April 2018 Wine Club Red

April 26, 2018 11:14 pm Published by Comments Off on April 2018 Wine Club Red

2016 HENRY FESSY GAMAY NOIR Henry Fessy’s roots lie in the late 19th century when the Fessy family moved from the Loire Valley and began growing grapes in Beaujolais. They founded their business in 1888 and over the years developed a successful enterprise as a grower, negociant, and winemaker. In 2008 the Fessy family sold their holdings to the family-owned Burgundian wine producer Maison Louis Latour. With Louis Latour’s support the company has prospered. In 2009 Louis Latour appointed winemaker Laurent Chevalier to lead the business. Beaujolais, located just south of Burgundy, produces fruity, mainly red wines from the Gamay... View Article


April 2018 Wine Club Rosé

April 26, 2018 11:07 pm Published by Comments Off on April 2018 Wine Club Rosé

2017 11 MINUTES PASQUA ROSÉ TRE VENEZIE In 1925, brothers Natale, Nicola, Riccardo, and Umberto moved from Puglia to Veneto and established their company in Verona. Their philosophy, based on constant attention to quality in all aspects of viticulture and winemaking, carried over to the second generation of brothers, Carlo, Giorgio and Umberto, who, along with their now-grown sons and daughters, continue to run the prosperous wine company. Winemaker Giovanni Nordera and his team created this refreshing rosé with an inviting nose, to accompany spring and summer occasions. It is a blend of 50% Corvina, 25% Trebbiano di Lugana, 15%... View Article


Wyoming Whiskey, Small-Batch Bourbon

April 25, 2018 12:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Wyoming Whiskey, Small-Batch Bourbon

This sultry whiskey comes to you from the Cowboy State. Wyoming Whiskey is an up-and-comer to keep an eye on. They are quickly becoming masters of the distilled gold that we call bourbon. New to the New Mexico market is their small-batch bourbon. Light honey/caramel in color, this bourbon excites the palate. Vanilla and caramel on the nose, when the first drop hits your taste buds, they will pick up hints of baking spices, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of cinnamon. This dry-drinking bourbon finishes with toffee and vanilla spices. Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits is pleased to be one... View Article


Santo Mezquila

April 25, 2018 12:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Santo Mezquila

Introducing the world’s first mezquila. This brainchild, developed by legendary rocker Sammy Hagar and revolutionary pop idol Adam Levine, Mezquila is a blend of 50% Espadin mezcal and 50% Blue Weber tequila. The nose brings light, earthy, smoke with a hint of fruit. The palate is simply complex with pleasant smokiness on the front and hints of agave fruit, citrus and herbs. Mezquila finishes with gentle smoke and fruit. This new blend is proving to be very popular among tequila lovers and mezcal lovers alike.


Too Many to List!

April 25, 2018 11:57 am Published by Comments Off on Too Many to List!

We have loads of new beer releases this week. So many great beers, so little time! Sierra Nevada has rebooted two of it’s regulars: gone is the prickly pear Otra Vez Gose, and in its place is agave lime Otra Vez! Sidecar orange pale ale has become reincarnated as an orange IPA. Real orange. Not fake. This year’s KBS from Founders packs a wallop at 12.3% ABV. Drink some now, save some in the cellar. Pairs well with pancakes for breakfast on your day off. Speaking of Michigan-based breweries’ sought after releases, we have Bell’s Oberon as well, available in... View Article


Imperial / Double Red

April 2, 2018 5:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Imperial / Double Red

As cold nights linger into April, reach for a fresh Imperial / Double Red. These new offerings are hoppy to be sure, but the malt backbone in these beers is strong to boot, making for a full-bodied balance between bitterness, sweetness, and alcohol content. Odell’s Extra Special Red (ESR?) is a nice addition to their already-robust barrel-aged series, but at a $5 price point that is hard to pass up. Boxing Bear’s Red Glove returns for the season in 22oz bombers. We’ve seen Marble’s Imperial Red before in the 22oz bottle format in years past, but this time, it’s in... View Article