We are excited to announce that we just received a shipment of some highly sought after wines from Sicilian winemaker Arianna Occhipinti. (http://www.agricolaocchipinti.it/en/sp68-bianco) Continue reading to find out more. New Beers this Week! Crooked Run Fermentation, Gryphon, English Golden Ale, 3.9%… – A classic pub ale, lightly hopped with EKG and bramling cross hops. Medium bodied with a silky mouthfeel from a generous addition of oats. Notes of scone crust, cracker, lemon spritz, dark berry, honey, thyme, and a touch of earth. Burial Beer Co, Pull Me Back into Myself, Pale Ale, 5% – A simple yet elegant sipper, for evenings on the road. Made with Mosaic, Cashmere and Amarillo. Finished with Cryo. BRLO, German IPA, 6% – A reinterpretation of the classic India Pale Ale is brewed with 100% German ingredients. Hops from the Hallertau, malt from Franconica, and Berlin water combine in a deep amber package. The addition of dark malt brings dulcet notes of caramel which are balanced out by ripe red fruit and spiced aromas from German hops Polaris, and Hüll Melon. Cascade Brewing, Roadside Chai, Sour Ale, 8.5% – Roadside Chai features sour red ale aged in oak wine barrels and foudres for up to two years then infused with our own masala chai spice blend. Like the traditional masala chai (meaning “spiced tea”) served from road side stalls across India, this limited release offers flavors of black tea, cinnamon, clove, peppercorns, cardamom, ginger and vanilla complemented by the roasty, dark fruit notes of the base beer. New Anthem, Gigging Alone, California Common, 5.2% – California Common Style Lager. Bread crust and Crackery grains. New Wines this Week!! Occhipinti, SP68, Bianco, Sicily – an aromatic and elegant white wine. The nose presents memories of Mediterranean herbs and white flowers accompanied by a fruity note that combines aromas of pink grapefruit, lychees and white peaches. On the palate it is a light and frank wine, with a fresh and almost herbaceous note and with a dry finish. Suggested Food Pairings: Rice dishes, Aperitif, Charcuterie, Salads, Seafood Occhipinti, SP68, Rosso, Sicily – a blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola, named after a highway near Arianna’s home town of Vittoria. With bright aromatics of raspberry, cherry and garrigue, this is a year-round red wine to serve slightly chilled. Suggested Pairings: Grilled Lamb Chateau Lynch-Bages Blanc de Lynch-Bages, Bordeaux, France – Flowers, lemons, white peach, orange rind, white flowers and spice show in the nose and on the bright, citrus, pear and green apple filled palate. Suggested Food Pairings: Pork, Chicken Cour des Templiers, Margaux, France -Remarkably aromatic and sophisticated wine. Its palette extends from black fruits to spices through liquorice. The very smooth tannins make for a satisfying wine with a lasting fruit flavour. Sumptuous, subtle and intense. Suggested Food Pairings: Mature cheese, Roast Meat Who Is Arianna Occhipinti? In the realm of winemaking, certain individuals shine like beacons of innovation and passion. Today, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Arianna Occhipinti, an exceptional winemaker from Vittoria, Sicily, who has carved her own path in the world of wine. Arianna Occhipinti represents a new generation of winemakers who embrace tradition while pushing the boundaries of what is possible. At a young age, she felt a deep connection to the vineyards surrounding her family’s estate and decided to dedicate her life to winemaking. With unwavering determination, Arianna pursued her studies, gaining expertise in organic and biodynamic practices. In 2004, at the age of 21, she released her first vintage, astonishing the wine world with her talent and finesse. Her commitment to sustainable viticulture and minimal intervention in the cellar resonated with wine enthusiasts seeking authenticity. Occhipinti’s wines, predominantly made from the native Frappato and Nero d’Avola grape varieties, reflect the unique terroir of the Vittoria region. From her flagship wine, the “SP68,” to her exquisite single-vineyard bottlings, each sip reveals the essence of Sicilian winemaking—vibrant, expressive, and alive with character. Beyond her remarkable wines, Arianna’s story is one of determination and resilience. She challenges conventions, fearlessly experimenting with different techniques and embracing imperfections as part of the winemaking process. Her philosophy revolves around allowing the grapes to speak for themselves, resulting in wines that encapsulate the true essence of the land. Arianna Occhipinti has become an icon in the wine world, admired for her uncompromising commitment to quality and sustainability. Her wines have garnered international acclaim, captivating the palates of sommeliers, critics, and wine enthusiasts alike. As we raise our glasses to Arianna Occhipinti, we celebrate her unwavering spirit and the indelible mark she has made on the world of wine. Her dedication to crafting exceptional wines that embody the Sicilian landscape is an inspiration to us all. Did you know Buies Market is on Untappd? Follow us to keep up to date with all the beer at the market !!