WINE AND BEER
Our philosophy on WINE is simple: every meal can be enhanced by a bottle of wine.
With over 300 different labels, our wine selection delivers a range of terroir and varietal experiences for almost any budget. We have a terrific selection of Cabernet Francs from Loire Valley, over-achieving tempranillos, like Ercavio, from Spain, rising stars of California’s central coast and bold, austere cabs from Napa Valley, like Chateau Montelena. For the adventurous, we have many options, including Château Flotis ‘Si Noire’, a funky tannic beast, from Fronton, a town just north of Toulouse in south-western France.
Our selection is eclectic, emphasizing small producers rather than big brand names and focuses on wines that are organic and biodynamic. We are in constant search for winemakers producing wine in as natural way as possible by allowing the vineyard, its grapes and vintage to fully express itself with minimal interference from the outside. We feature small production wines from unconventional wineries like J. Brix, whose 55 case production of ‘Uncontainable: Vin Gris of Grenache’ is an un-filtered house favorite, and The Scholium Project, whose vintner, Abe Schoener, approaches wine making as a way of life.
We have curated some of the most renowned, allocated burgundies from premier appellations such as Vosne-Romanée and Pommard, while seeking out underrated varieties like Spain’s indigenous Bobal and wines we like to call ‘over-achievers’ for delivering well beyond their price point. Our “20 under $20” is a dynamic list of our favorite value wines and is balanced between new-and-old-world finds.
Our insatiable appetite for IPAs and other crafty brews
We have tremendous respect for the craft beer movement, which has changed the entire structure and dynamics of the beer industry over the past decade. The craft brewer’s focus on experimentation, high-quality ingredients, small batch, often costly, production paved the way for the much younger slow food movement, which is now having an enormously positive impact on American food culture. The founders of breweries like Sierra Nevada, Boston Beer and New Belgium were some of the early pioneers who swam upstream against the flood of beer imports, which ultimately helped reset America’s food values and consumer attitude to favoring local, artfully crafted products.
A large contingency of our staff at The Radish considers themselves craft beer connoisseurs. The beer geeks among us have teamed up to curate a selection of must-have brews, like Boulevard’s Tank 7, alongside harder to find releases from breweries like Lagunitas and Allagash and local favorite, Golden Road.
Besides having a well curated selection of 4-and 6-packs, we have a large selection of single bottles available for making your own mix-and-match pack.