Newsletter December 2014



December Holiday Hours:


Mon – Tue Dec 22-23              9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

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

Thursday Dec 25                     Closed

Friday Dec 26                         Closed

Saturday Dec 27                     9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Sunday Dec 28                       Closed

Mon – Wed Dec 29-31            9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Thursday Jan 1                        Closed

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

Saturday Jan 3                       9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.



Our Christmas Offerings Menu is available in the store or on our website.  Order deadline is Saturday December 20 for pick-up on Tuesday or Wednesday December 23 or 24.  This year we have added new offerings for dinner items and dessert items selections.

Wines of the Month:


Lake Sonoma Winery Chardonnay 2012

Winemaker Notes:  This classic Chardonnay expresses the best of the Russian River Valley appellation through vibrant citrus & tropical fruit aromas with hints of vanilla.  Bright fruit flavors including kiwi, lime & nectarine round out the palate followed by a rich & lingering finish.

Dec. Special: $18.95 per bottle or 2 for $35.90


Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


Winemaker Notes:  Expressing true Alexander Valley characters this complex Cabernet Sauvignon shows deep black cherry & cassis aromas infused with inviting cedar, anise & vanilla notes.  Firm tannins are complimented by rich flavors of black currant & cherry with hints of rosemary & black pepper.

Dec. Special: $22.95 per bottle or 2 for $43.90

Pasta of the Month:

Porcini Mushroom Ravioli – in a black (squid ink) & yellow (saffron) marbleized pasta.  A delicious and visual addition to your holiday table.  Available in our freezer case.

Package of 12            $7.95


Cheese of the Month:

Delice de Bourgogne


English Cheddar with Italian Black Truffles


When looking to add a little something to the holiday table, nothing works better than serving a special cheese to family and friends.  Known for their lush pastures and rolling hills between Dorset County and the Jurassic Coast, Ford Farms produces award winning Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese.  Enjoy this cheese by itself or added to a favorite recipe, such as grating it into your mashed potatoes. Either way, this cheese is sure to capture the attention of family and friends.  This cheese pairs well with chardonnay, zinfandel, or pinot noir.

December Special @ $20.95/lb.


Wine and Food Tastings:

Friday Dec 5 – Wine with Tracie from R.P. Imports.  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday Dec  12– Wine with Mike from Crush wines   3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Dec 13 – Italian Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegars with Melissa from Putney House 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Friday Dec 19 – Wine with Kristen from Martignetti Wines  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Dec 20 – Syrian style pastries with Ahmad from Aissa Sweets of Concord, NH  10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Saturday  Dec 20 – Wine with Jen from M.S. Walker  noon to 3:00p.m.

Saturday  Dec 20 – Wine with Jen from M.S. Walker  noon to 3:00p.m.

Monday Dec 22 – Wine with Colleen from Perfecta Wines  noon – 3:00p.m.

Tuesday Dec 23 – Wine with Sheila from Circa Wines  noon – 3:00p.m.

Wednesday Dec 31 – Wine with Kristen from Martignetti Wines 3:00 – 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.

 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

Maple Bacon and Onion Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes peeled, cut into equal size large chunks
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2-3/4 cup whole milk
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Stonewall Kitchen Maple Bacon Onion Jam
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot of cold well salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Potatoes are done when a fork or knife easily slips into the center.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking heat the cream, milk and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter melts. Add the Maple Bacon Onion Jam and stir until melted. Add the chives and salt.
  3. Drain potatoes in a colander. Return potatoes to the pot. Turn the heat back on to low and stir the potatoes to dry them. Turn the burner off. Mash the potatoes. Add the heated cream mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

*For cheesy potatoes add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese