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and Cheese!

January 30, 2008

WineMad has added a new tab: and Cheese! It is still in beta as we look for additional, quality sources of information about the world of cheese.

Restocking the cellar

January 27, 2008

WineMad took a road trip yesterday from scenic Bucks County, PA, up to The Wine Library (WL) in North Jersey to pick up a pre-ordered case of mixed reds (WL is not allowed to ship to PA), WineMad’s Christmas present to ourselves. WineMad entrusted the selection to WL. The selection looks fine and the case filled a gaping holidays-induced void in the premium wine section of WineMad’s modest cellar.

WL’s wine selection and prices are great, of course. However, the small gourmet section of the store is impressive, too, and WL obviously devotes a good deal attention to the cheese selections. WL features cheeses that are not readily available at Wegmans, WineMad’s go-to gourmet food store. Many cheese samples were available and were sampled at WL by WineMad.

One of the helpful wine staff took a wine futures order from WineMad and said that many customers from PA (where WineMad resides) order online and then stop in to pick up some cheeses and other delectables along with their order.

WineMad sampled two of the wines purchased. These were moderately-priced selections WineMad made from the WL stock and were not part of the pre-ordered case:

2006 Owen Roe Sharecropper’s Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley: fruity, tannins not excessive, paired well with some tenderloins we grilled up. $19, good QPR, would buy again.

2006 CLONE 5 Pinot Noir Central Coast: light colored, fruity, easy drinking and delicious. $18, great QPR

Cheeses purchased from WL and sampled at Chez WineMad with a loaf of wonderfully crusty Pane Pugliese:

Other cheeses purchased to be sampled Real Soon Now:

  • Camembert Chatelain
  • Walserstoltz