Subject: September 2018 Wine & Cheese Club! ☻

Barsha is going back to school this month with wines from all over the world. From Germany to Chile and everything in between we will teach your taste buds to enjoy some new wines that may be new to you! So grab your paper and pens and get ready to take some notes, or should we say… some wine notes!
September Wine Club
It’s Back to School this month at Barsha! Vacations are coming to an end, the kids are back in school and fall is slowly creeping up on us. Our Classico members will enjoy a German white wine that will transition you into the fall, but is still very refreshing for the Autumn heat in the South Bay. The red is a Grenache and Mourvedre blend from the Rhone Valley that is elegant yet bold with notes of fruit and pepper. Riserva club is going to be receiving a Sancerre that is the perfect combination of fruit and acidity and for the red, a Carmenere from Chile that has a long, lingering finish. 
Classico Club

Weingut Hans Wirsching 2017
Franken, Germany

At the Wirsching Estate, the Silvaner is one of the most important grape varieties. In great years, the wine surprises with a playfulness and elegance that is unmatched. Thanks to its unobtrusive nature, it is ideally suited as a companion for many, many foods, both as a simple table wine with a light cold meal or as a noble wine for fine dining. The ideal companion for any menu.This Silvaner has a vital character. It’s fresh bouquet shows fine fruity notes and its youthful lightness is remarkable. The light acidity and mineral taste, which are so typical for our wines are wonderfully nuanced.

Slow Butter Braised Asparagus
Domaine La Colliere Rasteau La Fontaine 2013
Grenache & Mourverdre
Rhone, France

Domaine la Collière stands out in Rasteau as a proponent of a more elegant style of wine. While others pursue concentration and density to tame this wild terroir, Georges and Delphine Perrot try to avoid over-extraction so as to promote aromatics, reduce harsh tannins and reframe the power of the terroir with freshness.The Rasteau la Fontaine is the most muscular cuvée made at Domaine la Collière. A blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, La Fontaine is sourced entirely from blue clay soils. The 2013 La Fontaine is a beautiful wine with aromas of raspberry, spice, herbs, and hints of stone. Fruit and pepper accents hit the palate as this lively, fresh offering unfolds. Perfect for pizza, spicy meat dishes or red pasta sauces, this wine will sing with almost all meat-inspired dishes.

Riserva Club

Gitton "Belles Dames" Sancerre Blanc 2014
Sauvignon Blanc
Sancerre, France

From his 27 hectares in Sancerre, Pouilly Fume and the Côteaux du Giennois, Pascal Gitton crafts a tantalizing selection of vins de terroirs. A real favorite is the classically styled Les Belles Dames. This trenchant Sauvignon Blanc is produced from selected vines grown on the silex soils of the 5 hectare lieu-dit – Les Belles Dames. The wine is aged for 9-10 months in oak barrels – (not new!) The wine possesses mouth-wateringly ripe and flinty, zesty fruit flavors along with racy acidity and breathtaking delineation. This is an exceptionally elegant and harmonious Sancerre with lovely purity of fruit and a distinctive steely minerality.

Crispy Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Koyle Royale Carmenere 2013
85% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
Alto Colchagua Valley, Chile

The 2013 vintage of Koyle Royale Carmenere has dark purple color, with pure clean “wild forest” aromas, and a vivid array of black cacao, intense spiciness and some orange peel notes. On the palate, it is firm and balanced. The tannins are silky and rounded and it ends in a long, lingering finish that is influenced by the addition of Petit Verdot into the final blend. This wine is ideally served with red meats, ripe cheeses, and hearty dishes.

September Cheese & Charcuterie Club!

Red Butte Hatch Chili from Beehive Creamery
Loaded with New Mexican Hatch Chiles, Red Butte Hatch Chile is proving to be one of their most popular cheeses among fans. They mix spicy chilies into the cheese which are then pressed into the curd. Their signature rub contains dried chiles and spices which bring out floral and savory notes in the base cheese.

Beginning in 2018, Beehive Cheese Company will donate 3% of the gross sales of Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese to Red Butte Garden to further their efforts to maintain a place where nature and people connect.

3 Little Pigs Jamon Sec- Dry Cured Ham
Made from the rear haunches of the pig, this Dry Cured Ham is carefully cured over 14 months with just enough salt to preserve it while also allowing the meat to remain tender and sweet to the taste. We would recommend a light-bodied dry white wine with a light, crisp, refreshing taste or a light to medium-bodied red wine with a hint of earthy aromas balanced by a fruit-forward bouquet. Enjoy at room temperature on its own or serve on a charcuterie board with saucisson, cheese, melon and baguette.

Fat Dog Autumn Apple Jam
These small batch homemade jams are made locally by Chef Scott in Santa Monica. Autumn Apple is made with apples, cane sugar, cinnamon, lemon, ginger and cloves... a perfect taste of Fall and a delicious pairing with the Red Butte Hatch Chili.

Wine Club Member Special!
1/2 off of Pete Halvorsen Prints for all wine club members for the month of September! Come in to check out his awesome photography around the store! 
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