Sunday School

Learn about and enjoy a different not-so-common wine, cheese and beer every Sunday—at incredibly low prices. School was never this delicious! Limit one each per guest at the Sunday School price. Please, no returns: if you try it, you buy it.

Syllabus for Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday's Wine

 

CÔTES DU DURAS BLANC, CHÂTEAU HAUT LAVIGNE, ‘12

Celebrate the final day of Tria’s weeklong “Natural Selection(s)” wine celebration with today’s sultry au naturel French white. Let’s take a step back; what exactly is natural wine, anyway? In short, “natural” refers to un-manipulated, low-tech or no-tech wines. They’re produced without adding or removing anything during the winemaking process—read: no laboratory yeasts, enzymes, sugar, artificial concentrators or sulfites are added during fermentation. Today’s wine is imported by Jenny & François Selections, one of the coolest and most important names to know in the world of natural wine. For today’s white wine, winemaker Nadia Lusseau (one of the many young and innovative female winemakers represented by Jenny & François) uses a blend of organic Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc grapes, vinified separately. The grapes are cold-soaked before indigenous yeasts begin the fermentation in enamel-lined tanks. Bottled on their lees (spent yeast cells), this golden-hued wine is ripe with notes of beeswax, almond, citrus and white flowers. It’s succulent and shines with bright acidity. Naturally, a wine this good will make you hungry; go for a fresh cheese or a bite of calamari.

Sunday School Price   $1glass    $glass

 


 

NUVOLA DI PECORA

Quite the rarity for sheep’s milk cheeses, the Nuvola di Pecora (which means “sheep cloud” in Italian) is, as the name implies, a semi-soft, pillowy dream. Square-shaped and squishy like Taleggio with a bloomy Brie-like rind, today’s cheese is a mild and creamy pasteurized sheep’s milk cheese from the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. The cheese ages for 30 days, just long enough to develop the thin crust and soften the ivory paste within. Inviting aromas and flavors of sweet milk and lanolin are what helped win this cheese the gold at the 2010 World Cheese Championship. Enjoy this supple sheep’s milk cheese with a lighthearted red or creamy white wine.

Sunday School Price   $8    $4½

 


Sunday's Beer

 

LAGUNITAS SCARECITY #2: RYE COCOA PORTER

(Petaluma, CA · 10.19%)

Lagunitas was founded in 1993 in northern California and have been growing and growing ever since. Today, they’re the nation's fifth largest craft brewer and their core and seasonal brands are ubiquitous. ScareCity is the brewery's way to occasionally share some of their one-off brews brewed specifically for their taprooms in Petaluma and Chicago. So this beer is scarce, not scary. Get it? Good. This reddish Imperial Porter brewed with rye and cocoa nibs is "like eating a big gob of tasty Nutella on a slab of warm, delicious whole grain bread," according to the brewery. That sounds delicious. Dark, chocolatey and toasty, pair this one with an approachable cheese.

Sunday School Price    $6 / 10 oz DRAFT   $3½ / 10 oz DRAFT

 

 

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