Geez. So much discussion about simple decisions. Just have a glass of wine and a hunk of Hooligan. That’s what I did. I’ll admit it. I like funky cheese and rich red wine and I like them together. I could eat cheese for lunch, have it as a mid-afternoon snack, with a glass of wine before dinner or as the last course at dinner. Here’s a pair that will take your mind off all the chatter about guns, debates, and the NFL.

Hooligan – The signature stinky cheese from Cato Corners Farms was selected by both Saveur magazine and Slow Food USA as one of the top American cheeses. At lunch make a grilled cheese sandwich with it; at dinner serve it as the final course with a few pecans and some hot pepper jelly. Pair it at lunch or dinner with -

2014 Ransom Jigsaw Pinot Noir ($22.00) - Tad Seestedt, Ransom’s owner and vineyard master said 2014 was “the vintage of a lifetime” for this tiny unique plot of Oregon Pinot Noir. When you taste it you’ll know how it got its name – complex, interlocking bits of black raspberry, cacao, black cherry, and a streak of minerals to frame it.

The 2014 Ransom Jigsaw Pinot Noir is one of the red wines in our August Wine Club selection. Members of our wine club purchase the wines at a special price and starting August 1st receive a 10% discount on all cheese and food product in our store. If you are not a member, you can purchase a one month trial membership for just $60.00 and qualify for all the member benefits in August.


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