|Sarah "The Cheetah" Derylo|
Love stinks ... a lot like tobacco and roses. Surprisingly, it wasn't the couple sitting next to me at my favorite dive bar that inspired this revelation. I was daydreaming about the Barolo I had a few days earlier.
Although it's hard to pick one fermented liquid over another, I must confess that if forced to choose, I always seem to come back to my first love: Wine. Not only do the tastes and smells allow you to explore all the terrains and climates of the earth, a bottle of wine is also like a time machine. Memories of a favorite dish, a place you've visited, even someone you loved — something about wine helps us transcend the present moment and uncorks feelings and memories from long ago, bottled up, as it were, for our convenience.
That's why we here at Siciliano's are excited to announce that it just got a little easier for you to express your own love for this romantic elixir. Starting today we will be offering a 10% discount on 6 or more bottles of wine. Once again we're doing our part to redefine the 6-pack and encourage our customers to mix and match from our carefully selected, approachable and affordable wines. The discount applies to any six bottles at check-out and does not require any special coupon or code.
In addition, listed below are our staff's monthly wine picks for February. Each is sure to inspire love songs and poetry, to help create new memories or bring you back in time with just one whiff from the glass. Happy Valentine's Day!
- Steve: Costa Di Bussia Barbera D'Alba, $14.19/750ml
- Barb: Treana Cab/Syrah Paso Robles, $29.89/750ml
- John: El Somo Rioja, $9.89/750ml
- Sarah: Moutard Champagne Grand Cuvee, $33.99/750ml
- Kati: La Cala Vermentino Di Sardegna, $12.89/750m.
- Max: Chateau Haut Bomes Sauterne, $27.89/375ml
- Ed: Shoofly Shiraz, $10.99/750ml
- Matt: Lucatoni Pinot Noir, $8.99/750ml
- Joe: Brunn Blaur Zweigelt, $14.39/1Liter
New and Returning Beer
- Goose Island Four Star, $1.69/12oz - "This golden-hued pilsner has a light, fresh body and clean finish. Bright, refreshing carbonation mingles with German and American hops to give this pilsner a unique Goose Island spin" (source).
- Goose Island Rasselbock, $1.69/12oz - "A German style strong, dark wheat, rye beer" (source).
- Rochester Mills Newton's ALEchemy, $2.59/16oz - "Brewed with a precisely calculated “mountain of hops” to exploit the gravitational pull of today’s craft beer drinker toward the big and delightful bitterness bliss commonly found in American Double IPAs of the highest caliber. Newton’s ALEchemy gets the bulk of its flavor from Pure Michigan™ Cascade hops grown just a few miles up the road from the brewery. It’s smooth bitterness is derived from the power of Magnum hops. The brew is finished with dry hopped additions of Citra & Calypso hops for a complex fruity, citrusy aroma. The result is truly liquid Gold, the elusive quest of Newton and alchemists of his day" (source).
- Oddside We Be Jammin', $2.49/12oz - "Rasberry, peanut Butter, wheat" (source).
- Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, $16.09/750ml - "La Roja, an artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Deep amber with earthy caramel, spice and sour fruit notes developed through natural barrel aging. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age between two and ten months. Truly an ale of distinction" (source).
- Jolly Pumpkin Sea Buckthorn Fandango, $14.39/750ml - "Ale with sea buckthorn juice added" (source).
- Jolly Pumpkin Innovator Man, $14.39/750ml - "Ale with strawberries added" (source).
- Short's Bim Bam Boom, $2.39/12oz - "Bim Bam Boom is a rich dark stout brewed with cocoa nibs, cayenne pepper, and orange. Initial flavors are of sweet citrus followed by a lively tingling of peppery spice. A finish complete with roasted cocoa and tart orange flavors leaves a lasting impression" (source).
- Great Lakes Conway's Irish, $1.69/12oz - "A malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity. Available Mid-January to late March" (source).
- Cranker's Aphrodisiac, $10.49/22oz - "Chocolate Pomegranate Imperial Stout" (source).
- Arbor Espresso Love, $2.29/12oz - "Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Café contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet creamy maltiness. Coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness" (source).
- New Holland Night Tripper, $3.99/12oz - "Night Tripper is an Imperial Stout brewed for a Fat Tuesday release. Dark, mysterious and poetic, Night Tripper's abundance of roasted malts, combined with flaked barley create a rich, roasty beer with deeply intense and lush flavors. Night Tripper's layered, nuanced tones invite intrigue and reward a curious palate" (source).
- Stone Americano, $2.99/12oz - "The coffee notes in Stone Americano Stout are bold, rich and full of American swagger. For each 120-barrel batch, we incorporated over 250 lbs. of artisanal espresso-roast beans into the mash and added in Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and Cascade hops to invigorate the coffee taste with a slight citrus and resin hop presence. When it came time to selecting our coffee, we chose the same local roasters who contributed to our sought-after 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout. Their fantastic beans helped us achieve this dark, hoppy and wonderfully aromatic espresso stout" (source).
- Stone Pataskala Red IPA, $1.99/12oz - "Made with Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo hops. Special brew in honor of voters approving the Southwest Licking Local Schools’ emergency operating levy. 32 total kegs produced at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens — Liberty Station in San Diego, California" (source).
- Stone Old Guardian, $9.49/22oz - "From time to time, we like to tweak the recipes of some of our most long-standing beers—like Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine—to create unique variations. This year we’re taking it to the next level by dry-hopping it with Pekko hops—a new varietal from Washington’s Yakima Valley—which in turn add notes of stone fruit, orange, lemon and mint to this bready, toffee-like beast of a beer" (source).
- The Bruery Jardinier, $8.59/750ml - "Jardinier, which is French for “gardener,” was inspired by the fresh, sessionable beers so often found on the Belgian dinner table. Bright and flavorful with an assertive hop character, Jardinier is a perfect beer for any occasion, casual or ornate" (source).
- The Bruery Mash, $20.79/750ml - "An English Barleywine aged in Bourbon barrels, Mash is an intense yet balanced beer with notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread, ripe pear, dried figs, vanilla, toasted coconut and finishes with oak tannin. This has become an instant favorite around the brewery due to its balance, subtle complexities and overwhelming deliciousness" (source).
- The Bruery Or Xata, $11.79/750ml - "Horchata is a traditional, sweet, milky drink originating in Spain and Latin America that has become quite popular in Southern California, particularly with Mexican cuisine. Our take on the traditionally non-alcoholic drink is a blonde ale brewed with a heavy dosing of rice, cinnamon and fresh vanilla beans along with lactose for a little extra creamy character. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was carbonated horchata. The flavor is hard to describe, but for those who know it, you know you love it" (source).
- The Bruery Terreux Rueuze, $20.79/750ml - "Rueuze is our take on the traditional Belgian-style blend of lambics of different ages. We carefully select a number of oak barrels from our warehouse that have been aging our sour blonde ale for various lengths of time and blend them to what we think is the ideal flavor. this is one complex beer. Notes of hay, barnyard funk, apricots, and even olives play wonderfully with the balanced acidity" (source).
- The Bruery Terreux Saison Rue, $12.99/750ml - "Saison Rue is an unfiltered, bottle conditioned, Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale. This is a beer of subtlety and complexity, with malted rye, spicy, fruity yeast notes, biscuit-like malt backbone and a slight citrus hop character. With age, this beer will dry out and will become more complex with rustic notes of leather and earth from the contribution of a wild yeast strain. Being a saison, Saison Rue is ambiguous unto itself as it is a different beer when fresh and when aged" (source).
- Thirsty Dog Rise of the Mayan, $3.59/12oz - "Celebrate the new rise of civilization with this bittersweet, big, bold, black beer filled with old world and traditional Mayan spices, including honey and cocoa nibs" (source).
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