December 2012 Newsletter

Happy Holidays to All!

December Holiday Hours:

Mon-Fri, Dec 17-21                9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday, Dec 22                    9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Sunday, Dec 23                      Closed

Monday, Dec 24                     9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Tuesday, Dec 25                     Closed

Wednesday,  Dec 26               Closed

Thu-Fri,  Dec 27-28                9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday,  Dec 29                   9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Sunday,  Dec 30                     Closed

Monday,  Dec 31                    9:00a.m .- 6:00p.m.

Tuesday,  Jan 1                       Closed


Our Christmas Offerings Menu is available in the store or on our website.  Order deadline is Monday December 17 for pick-up on Saturday December 22 or  Monday December 24.

Wines of the Month:

Block Nine Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes:  This California 2011 vintage is beautifully long and rich in ripe cherry and berry flavors.  The aromas exhibit generous fruit with a mix of strawberry, violets, plum, tea, and a hint of clove.  Flavorful and silky in the mouth with good body, this wine is seductive showing wild cherries and a hint of sandalwood to complete its complex finish.


Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes:  This 2011 vintage is from Des Cotes Catalanes, France.  The wine is unique in its aging method as it is aged on the lees of previously fermented Viognier for three months resulting in a floral character that’s different from just about any Chardonnay. This crisp, fresh, medium-bodied wine exhibits lots of earthy characteristics.  Awarded 90 points by The Wine Advocate.


Dec. Special: $13.95 per bottle or 2 for $25.90


Pasta of the Month:

Smoked Mozzarella, mushroom and prosciutto in a red pepper pasta – a perfect complement to any meal, each bite is a flavorful sensation.  Serve with a marinara sauce.

Pkg. of 8   $7.95


Cheese of the Month:

Nufenen (NOO-fe-nen)

From the southern canton of Grisons in Switzerland, the village dairy of Sennerei Nufenen is supplied by a cooperative of 22 bio-farmers. This semi-hard cow’s milk cheese has the aroma of buttery biscuits and sweet fatty milkiness with a supple paste showing tiny eyes.  The rind, though well washed thoroughly for 6 months, uses only a trace of b. linens found naturally in the caves, allowing the paste’s sweetness to be fully appreciated.  This is a unique cheese and is truly something different to serve to your holiday guests.

December Special @ $19.95/lb.



Wine and Food Tastings:


Friday Dec 7 – Wine tasting w/Karen from Southern Wines


Friday Dec 14 – Wine tasting w/Jen from M.S. Walker


Saturday Dec 15 – Balsamic vinegars and olive oil tasting with Stan from Putney House.  Biscotti and Italian cookies tasting with Jeanine from Corrao’s Bella Cucina, 11:00a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Friday Dec 21 – Wine tasting w/Kristen from Martignetti


Saturday Dec 22 – Wine tasting with Mike from Crush Wines; Chocolate tasting with Cathy from Cathy’s Delights, 11:00a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


Saturday Dec 29 – Wine tasting with Sheila from Circa Wines  1:00 – 3:00p.m.


Note: Friday Wine Tastings are from 3:00–6:00 p.m.





Christmas Gift Ideas


Our gift section has many items that make perfect holiday presents for people who like to entertain or just enjoy food.  A nice bottle of olive oil or balsamic vinegar is also an appreciated gift.  We also have a large selection of items that are perfect for stocking stuffers.


Gift baskets, wraps, and hostess gifts are also available which not only make nice gifts, but are beautifully packaged ones as well.


And of course, a gift card from Angela’s is always a good choice and they never expire.




What’s New at Angela’s

Val de France – organic sparkling juice from Brittany, France since 1953.  Hand-picked apples are blended to create the finest taste.  (Available 12/7)

Sparkling Pear or Raspberry  – 750ml             $5.95


Biscotti Brothers Bakery – a traditional Italian style bakery.

Anise Pizzelle – the classic Italian favorite

Lemon Pizzelle – a touch of lemon, perfect with a cup of tea

6 oz. pkg         $5.59



In-store Specials – December

Stonewall Kitchen Hot Pepper Jelly –

Sweet and spicy collide in a cornucopia of perfection.  Hot peppers add some heat for a sweet and savory combination in Stonewall Kitchen Hot Pepper Jelly. Also adds great flavor to Asian dishes, pan sauces and stir fry.

December special $6.50 / 13 oz. jar

Regular $7.50, save $1.00

Recipes for the Month

(for quick and delicious entertaining

Appetizer Meatballs –

From Stonewall Kitchen


Ingredients –

1 pound           1 inch Swedish meatballs (store bought or your favorite recipe cooked)

1 jar                 Stonewall Kitchen Apple Jalapeno Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, Roasted Garlic Onion Jam or Red Pepper Jelly

Directions –

  1. Thaw meatballs, if frozen.  Place in a sauce pan
  2. Add the jelly/jam of your choice
  3. Heat and serve immediately.



Savory Hot Pepper Spread –

From Stonewall Kitchen


Ingredients –

1                      clove garlic, finely minced

1                      small jalapeno, finely minced

8 oz                 goat cheese, softened

3 oz                 cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon       Stonewall Kitchen Caramelized Onion Mustard

6 tablespoons  Stonewall Kitchen Hot Pepper Jelly

2 tablespoons  each cilantro, parsley & chive finely chopped

Directions –

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine garlic, jalapeno, goat cheese, cream cheese, mustard, hot pepper jelly and herbs.  Mix until uniform.
  2. Serve with garlic flavored crackers.