December 2013 Newsletter



December Holiday Hours:

 Monday Dec 23                      9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Tuesday Dec 24                      9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Wednesday Dec 25                 Closed

Thursday Dec 26                     Closed

Friday Dec 27                         9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday Dec 28                     9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Sunday Dec 29                       Closed

Monday Dec 30                      9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Tuesday Dec 31                      9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Wednesday Jan 1                    Closed

Thursday Jan 2                        9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.


Our Christmas Offerings Menu is available in the store or on our website.  Order deadline is     Wednesday December 18 for pick-up on Monday or Tuesday December 23 or 24.  This year we have added new offerings for dinner items and dessert items selections. 

Wines of the Month:


Vinum Cellars California Chardonnay  2012

Winemaker Notes:  Medium golden straw color with rich custard and mineral aromas backed by Lychee and Linalool. The palate displays generous french oak flavors and a sappy mid palate of red delicious apple, creamy custard and lemon curd. 


Vinum Cellars California Zinfandel 2011


Winemaker Notes:  Deep garnet color, with aromas of sweet black cherry and sour cherry notes. The palate is juicy with strawberry rhubarb and leathery tannins with earth notes which finishes with silky French oak tannins. The wine has nice acidity and low alcohol for a Zin (13.5%) making it uniquely balanced and therefore food friendly.

Dec. Special: $15.95 per bottle or 2 for $29.90

Pasta of the Month:

Shrimp and Wilted Spinach Ravioli – Perfect as a main course or a side dish and a nice addition to your holiday table. Serve with a scampi, lemon/butter, or marinara sauce.  Available in our freezer case.

                          Package of 12            $7.95


Cheese of the Month:

Delice de Bourgogne


A tribute to small scale industrial French cheese-making, Delice de Bourgogne (Burgundy) is produced by Fromagerie Lincet. The pasteurized triple creme (75% butterfat in dry matter) marries full-fat cow milk with fresh cream, producing an unapologetically rich, whipped delight. Unlike many straightforward triple-cremes, this one has a thin, pungent mold rind that imparts straw and mushroom aromas, complementing the buttery yellow, sweet cream interior. Makes a dreamy breakfast, lunch or dessert – just add champagne!

                   December Special @ $15.95/lb.


Wine and Food Tastings:

Friday Dec 6 – Wine tasting with Kristen from Martignetti Wines .  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Dec 7 – Olive products tasting with Larry of Benny’s Best from NH.  11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Friday Dec 13 – Wine tasting with Mike from Crush Wines  and chocolate tasting with Cathy from Cathy’s Delights of Hooksett  3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.


Saturday Dec 14 – Wine tasting with Dennis from Bay State Wines and Olive Oil tasting with Matt from Las Doscientas.  12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.


Friday Dec 20 – Wine tasting with Jen from M.S. Walker and Balsamic Vinegar tasting with Stan from Putney House  3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.


Monday Dec. 23 – Wine tasting with Kristen from Martignetti Wines.  1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.


Friday Dec 27 – Wine tasting with Sheila from Circa Wines.  3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.


 Check our website or facebook for additional tastings or updates during the month.


 Holiday Gifts and More:


Looking for a unique gift, stocking stuffer, or a nice way to say thank you?  Let us help you with our food inspired gifts. 

Our gift corner offers a selection of food serving items to accompany your favorite foods, cheese, or wines.  Bringing food to a gathering?  Leave the serving piece behind as a gift to the host/hostess. 

A sweet treat in a Christmas stocking is always welcomed with a smile.  Angela has selected a variety of candies, chocolates, and other sweet treats for this specific purpose.  Also available are traditional Italian confections that are special this time of year.

Our gift basket selection for this year offers an array of food and beverage combinations that will appeal to a variety of tastes.  From a small hostess gift, to a hearty gourmet Italian dinner, to an exquisite wine basket, there is a variety of wraps and baskets designed to bring a smile to the recipient.


In-Store Special of the Month

Stonewall Kitchen – Red Pepper Jelly.  A pantry essential for easy entertaining.  Red Pepper Jelly is the perfect blend of bright flavorful sweet red peppers, sugar, and a dash of cayenne pepper to create the perfect snack. This vibrant hued jelly makes an excellent addition to any burger or use as a tangy sandwich spread. Blend with cream cheese and serve with crackers, veggies, or bagels.


            December special 13 oz. jar  $6.50 

                Regular price $7.50, save $1.00

Recipe of the Month


Fruit and Goat Cheese Mini Tarts (from Stonewall Kitchen)



  • 3 oz. mild flavored goat cheese
  • 5 tablespoons Stonewall Kitchen Red Pepper Jelly
  • 30 mini phyllo shells


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Fill each phyllo shell with 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese and top with 1/2 teaspoon of Stonewall Kitchen Red Pepper Jelly
  • Bake until filling is hot, 8-10 minutes