Last Saturday, my mother and I were dropping off some things at R Design & Consign and decided to stop by Grapes & Grains to pickup some staples and sample some wine. There were four wines this week: chardonnay, riesling, pinot noir, and merlot.
I was very intrigued by French Rabbit's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are actually REALLY GOOD boxed wine--forget Franzia, think of them as delicious, eco-friendly, grown-up juice boxes. Not to mention, instead of the standard 750mL you get in a bottle, the French Rabbit boxes are 1L, so you get an extra glass or so in every box!
We also sampled a Fog Mountain Merlot and a Moselland Pink Cat Riesling. The Pink Cat wine comes in a bottle that is pink and looks like a cat: the bottle alone makes for a good purchase, but a portion of Pink Cat sales go to breast cancer research and it's a tasty wine, so it is an excellent purchase.
Paired with this week's wines were two varieties of goat cheese from Spriggs Delight Farm in Sharpsburg, MD--which is just across the Potomac from Shepherdstown. I sampled the Fruit & Nut and the Garlic & Herb, which were both incredible. I checked out the Spriggs' website, and I can't wait to go visit the farm and try their Pineapple & Jalapeno Chevre!
What: Weekly Wine Tasting
When: Saturdays from 1-7PM
Where: Grapes & Grains Gourmet
110 East German Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Why: Why ask such a silly question?