Hops and Vine

 Montmartre Brut, $10.95  "Montmartre sparkling wine is a distinctive cuvée that salutes its namesake's exuberant bohemian community of painters, poets, musicians and dance-hall performers. Fresh and fruity, lively on the palate, with a delicate mousse and appealing finish, Montmartre Brut makes a fine aperitif and accompanies a variety of light dishes."  MacRostie 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast,* $19.95

Holiday Wine Pairings

“Rich, full-bodied whites like Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Rhône White Blends pair delightfully with many of the dishes found on the Thanksgiving table. For example, pumpkin soup or butternut squash with brown butter and sage is a delicious match for a richly textured Chardonnay. The warmer spices of autumn, like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, are complementary to this style of…

Canyon Creek & Thirsty Street

It takes time, precision, a sharp palate and, at times, a complex understanding of chemistry. Sometimes recipes take years, even decades, to perfect. It sounds like a grueling process, but for beer lovers, the result is worth it: art and science folded into a refreshing foam-topped glass—just the right balance of hues, hints and bold flavors. And for some of…