The wines you have to try!
We set out on our latest trip to California wine country with one goal in mind: find a new, outstanding, but very affordable wine that our customers will not only enjoy, but LOVE. The trip took us through the famous wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, and Central California, where we explored a variety of vineyards from the well-known and established to smaller, less recognizable, family-run operations. Our hope was to discover a wine that over-delivered in taste, but was priced low enough to appeal to all our customers…yes, we were in search of that ever-elusive wine that tasted like a $25 bottle, but was priced at $10 or less!
After days of searching, we were beginning to wonder if our goals were too ambitious when we discovered these wonderful California wines at a winery that also showcased some outstanding Italian imports. It was love at first sip – if you know what I mean – and we could not wait to introduce you to Crushed and Swoon, two new lines of wine offered only at Foodland:.
A spark of creativity, a dash of genius, and the sure hand of artisanal craftsmanship come together in Crushed wines. With the allure of a fresh harvest, these wines are fitting to pour on a special occasion while being affordable enough to pour just because…
- Crushed California Cabernet
Black Currant with leather and cedar notes. Serve with pasta marinara or grilled steak.
- Crushed California Chardonnay
Flavors of freshly sliced Golden Delicious apples and toasted hazelnut. Pair with seafood or cream-sauce pastas.
- Crushed Italian Moscato
Fresh lychee and honey flavors with candied citrus. Try it with sashimi, pink ginger, and wasabi.
- Crushed Italian Prosecco
A light, sparkling wine, tasting of lychee and lemon tart. Perfect with grilled scallops, prosciutto, and melon.
- Crushed 2010 Red Wine
Dark cherries and savory blackberries. Enjoy with huli-huli chicken, beef stew, or aged Gouda.
Crushed Italian Pinot Grigio
Crisp and refreshing with hints of lemon rind and flavors of apple and melon.
Full of romance and rich in possibilities, these wines are sure to make you Swoon. Perfect for dinner with that special someone and a ideal way to celebrate a new love, these wines also send a subtle message when given as a gift from a secret – or not so secret – admirer.
- Swoon 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Large flavors of black cherry and plum fruit. Perfect with a Certified Angus Beef burger or barbecued pork ribs.
- Swoon 2011 Chardonnay
Apples and pears with smoky oak, vanilla, and a hint of honey. Enjoy with cheese, chicken, or even by itself.
- Swoon 2010 Red Wine
Delicious blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Juicy fresh fruit and berries, followed by rich oak. Serve with a burger, pasta, or even pizza.
So come try these great new wines exclusive to Foodland. We know that you will enjoy them.
Looking for some awesome quality wines at super prices? Well, we are excited to share some info about these three wonderful favorites on sale this Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28 for just $11.99 a bottle.
Avalon Napa Cabernet
Ireland and Hawaii are over 7,000 miles away from each other, but based on the celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the islands, you would think they were much closer. It's always a special celebration for our team here at Foodland, considering our Irish roots with our founder Maurice "Sully" Sullivan.
We set out on our latest trip to California wine country with one goal in mind: find a new, outstanding, but very affordable wine that our customers will not only enjoy, but LOVE. The trip took us through the famous wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, and Central California, where we explored a variety of vineyards from the well-known and established to smaller, less recognizable, family-run operations.
The New Year is just around the corner and here are some helpful tips to ring in the New Year with nice glass of bubbly Champagne!
Pouring sparkling wine doesn't have to be complicated. First off, the best thing you can do for your bubbly is to keep it extremely cold. The colder it is, the more you are preserving the bubbles and the less messy it will be to open and pour.
Have you tried Wines that Rock? We introduced these wines at our Princeville location about three months ago, and as soon as we put them on the shelves, customers were picking up the bottles and even taking pictures with their favorite iconic rock albums featured on the labels.
We had heard the buzz about Skinnygirl® Margaritas a while back and several of our customers were even asking us about when we were going to start carrying this hot new low calorie ready to serve cocktail at Foodland.
Well, we brought in Skinnygirl® Margaritas late last year, and it surprised us in two ways: 1. How great it tasted for a so called "low calorie" beverage and 2. How hard it was to keep it on the shelves!
Cigar lovers can puff on premium cigars and enjoy fine spirits, wines and beers at our Ashton Cigars event on Saturday, June 9th at the Gentry Pacific Design Center. On hand will be special guest Chip Goldeen, Director of Sales Worldwide for Ashton.
All of us foodies that watch every Chef and Food show on the Food Network could not help but notice the new wine being talked about on the Food Network. Wente Winery and the Food Network have partnered together to craft a new wine called ENTWINE wine. The goal was to offer everyday wine for everyday people to enjoy with everyday food. No foo-foo fancy foods, and no wines that you need a second mortgage to purchase.
As I pour my can of Guinness Draught into a tulip shaped glass I watch that authentic surging and cascading of “tiny bubbles” in the glass and wait patiently for my first sip, the same way I have to wait when a bartender pulls a Guinness from the tap. The unique can utilizes a built in ‘widget’ which provides the right mix of nitrogen and carbon dioxide and helps create the perfect creamy head.
Sure enough, if I close my eyes as I take a sip, I feel like I’m at my favorite pub in ... more »
If you've ever watched the 2004 movie, Sideways, you may remember the funny banter between Miles and Jack throughout the film about the virtues of Pinot noir. What you may not know is that sales of Pinot noir rose 16% in the US, shortly after the release of this unexpected hit movie in the fall of 2004.