With the June Wine Club wines ready to go, I refuse to believe that the year is 50% used up already (technically not until the end of the month). So little, time so many great wines to find and enjoy. . .
Even though some of you are turning your attention to impending vacations and warm weather pursuits (especially you local extreme sport enthusiasts), now is precisely the time to keep your eye on the ball. . .and continue to enjoy our building full of great wines we have amassed for your pleasure in Old Town Auburn.
This month’s club is a virtual mother lode of values on both the red and white sides of the palate-preference aisle. Check out the Route 152 Pinot Noir and the hybrid Chardonnay (the lowercase “h” is directed by the winery, for you sharp-eyed editors out there) are two sleepers we’re offering, both retailing for 12 bucks per bottle and delivering like Napa champs. Some tasty juice in your future, so climb out of the pool and come pick up your wine.
FYI, you can do exactly that on Sundays these days. We’re open at noon for wine sales; dinner at 5 p.m. And watch your mailbox for a $15 postcard that you can redeem for a nicer price on your dinner tab. . .most Sundays only through the end of July.
And head’s up prix-fixe fans: the theme for the next event, June 18 to the June 23, is “Whole Hog,” and every dish will feature an element of Porky Pig, even dessert (can you say, “Bacon, bacon, bacon?”). Cost is $54.95/per person++ (a $5 premium over the normal tariff because of higher costs to produce this menu), and you can make early reservations at 530-823-0320 and www.opentable.com.