What's goin' on?
We love choosing wines to carry at 5 Points Bottle, but also want to hear from you. So we are starting a new wine tasting revolution: the Athens Community Wine Rating.
We’ll be doing offering eight wines for $10 in a blind tasting. You will have the opportunity to rate the wines (just like Wine Spectator). Then we will will aggregate the scores in order to get the Athens Community Wine Rating for each wine. These ratings, and any quotes or comments you may have about the wines, will be posted in both stores.
This is a way for you to tell us, and your community, what wines you like and why.
November 18th will be the first blind tasting, and we’re very excited about it. This is a way for you to rate and evaluate wines, and for us to share those results with your community. We hope you can come!
AT AROMAS WINE BAR
From Monday, November 15th, through Saturday, November 20th, both Five Points locations are having our annual wine sale.
15% off twelve or more bottles with cash, debit, or check; 10% off twelve or more bottles with credit.
Also, 10% off six bottles with cash, debit, or check, and 7% off six bottles with credit.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on wine for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season!
Six wines paired with six courses for only $60 (includes gratuity).
Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at 7:00pm for a remarkable evening of wine and food bliss! Speakeasy is putting together a special menu to compliment six fantastic wines. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience how wine and food can truly inspire one another. The price of $60 does include gratuity. The last dinner sold out quickly so get your seats today! Call Speakeasy to make a reservation 706-546-5556.
Menu and wine pairings will be posted ASP.
Hugel & Fils’ Alsace Man was in Athens this week to dine at The National and and share wine with local wine aficionados, including 5Points Bottle Shop Wine Consultant, Svetlanta Rostova.
Five Points Bottle Shop has long been a fan of Hugel & Fil and we carry both the Gentil and Pinot Gris. According to Svet, they are both beautiful wines. “The Gentil is very easy to drink and refreshing,” she says, “while the Pinot Gris is powerful and good with spicy food.”
From Salon.com explains:
“Pinot Gris (the “Gray” Pinot) is the grape, found most prominently in Alsace, France. A variant of the Pinot Noir grape (as is Pinot Blanc), it’s hard to tell in the vineyard if a grape is Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir until the veraison, the moment when ripening begins and the grapes change into their true color. Although Alsatians think of it as a white grape, most Italians think of Pinot Gris as red, but in the end this may be a difference without a distinction, as the grape is most often treated as a white grape in the winemaking process.”
Frederick Wildman writes about the producer:
The golden rule at Hugel is “The wine is already in the grape”. As soon as they arrive at the Hugel premises in the heart of Riquewihr, the grapes are classified according to precise and strict criteria of quality. The presses are filled by gravity, not by pumping. After slow crushing, only the first part of the juice is conserved to merit the famous yellow label. The individuality of each grape variety and of each level of quality is respected.”
Thanks, Alsace Man for stopping by our store. It was a real pleasure.