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Staff Pick of the Month

August 2014 | Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2013

martin-ray-chardonnayBremer’s August staff pick has been chosen by Eric Bremer. As the youngest of Bud Bremer’s 7 children, working at the store was an integral part of Eric’s life while he was growing up. In 2006, when Bud decided to retire, Eric returned to the area and began working at Bremer’s again as part of the fourth generation of Bremer’s to own Bremer’s Wine and Liquor.

Martin Ray Chardonnay past vintages have been highly rated and it’s a matter of time for this new vintage to find ratings equally as high. According to the winemaker, this wine features “Perfectly balanced aromas of baked apple, creamy vanilla yogurt, citrus, tropical toasted coconut and floral notes delight the nose and continue as flavors in the juicy, round mouth.”

Stop in and pick up a bottle or buy it online for $14.99.

June 2014 | Excelsior Chardonnay 2013

exelsior-chardonnayBremer’s June staff pick of the month was selected by Tony Forte. Tony has been a Bremer’s employee for 5 years, and has been part of the wine and liquor industry for 29 years. Tony selected Excelsior Chardonnay as his pick, which is perfect for summer-time sipping.

Wine Spectator has rated this wine with 85 points describing it as “Plump and easy, with pear and green apple notes and a light hint of piecrust on the finish. Drink now.” Robert Parker also gave it 85 points stating, “The 2013 Chardonnay is missing some vigor on the nose but offers light wilted petal notes with time. The palate is simple but nicely rounded in the mouth with a light, agreeable peachy finish. This is a decent quaffing Robertson Chardonnay. Drink now.”

Stop in and pick up a bottle or buy it online for $7.99.

May 2014 | Casal de Tonda Dão Tondela Grilos 2010

vt_grilos_d_o_dao_sul_lusitaniatradition_1Bremer’s May staff pick of the month has been chosen by employee, Wieslaw Mamon. Wieslaw worked with Heritage Wines for 10 years until Bremer’s acquired Heritage in 1999. He has been an employee of Bremer’s now for 15 years and has tried many wines over his lengthy 25+ years of involvement in the wine and liquor industry.

Wine Spectator has rated this wine with 89 points describing it as “a ripe and sinewy red, with dark plum, dried cherry and black currant flavors, featuring some tarry notes. Mocha and spice details show on the broad finish. Has power in reserve. Drink now through 2016. 45,000 cases made. –KM”.

Stop in and pick up a bottle or buy it online for $7.49.

April 2014 | Cavicchioli 1928 Italian Sparkling Malvasia


Bremer’s staff pick of the month has been chosen by employee, Ken Smith. Ken has been greeting and helping customers at Bremer’s Wine and Liquor for 3 years, and was a faithful customer himself, before joining the team.

Ken’s staff pick is Cavicchioli 1928 NV – a lightly sweetened sparkling wine that would make a perfect compliment to your appetizers on Easter dinner. And the bottle artwork is perfect for Spring. According to the Winemaker – “The Cavicchioli Sweet Sparkling White is produced from Malvasia grapes grown on the Emilian hills. This is a light straw-yellow wine, with a persistent and creamy froth and a fine perlage. Its perfume is aromatic, intense and highly characteristic. Enticing aromas of peach and apricot give way to delicious juicy fresh fruit flavors complemented by a balanced sweetness on the palate. The light sparkle adds a creamy texture and refreshing crispness to the mouthwatering finish.”

A limited supply of Cavicchioli 1928 is available at Bremer’s Wine and Liquor for $12.99.

This wine is no longer available.

March 2014 – If You See Kay Red Blend 2011

if you see kayMarch’s staff pick was selected by Bremer’s employee Taylor Bremer. Taylor is part of the fifth generation of Bremer’s to work at Bremer’s Wine and Liquor and has been a full time employee for three years. Not only does Taylor like the eye-catching label artwork on this Italian red wine, but the wine itself is very easy to drink.

“The If You See Kay red wine pours a devilishly dark, deep blood red that verges on becoming black. Take and sip and she hits you with a bold and sensual combination of dry raspberries, juicy blackberry jam, plums, zesty cocoa nibs, and a bit of spice and rock ‘n roll attitude with moderate tannins and a pleasing acidity,” states the Winemaker. “The graphic image of Kay [on the label] as a tattooed woman on a motorcylce perfectly captures the “wide-open throttle” approach to winemaking.” This wine would make for perfect conversation at any gathering.

If You See Kay is available at Bremer’s Wine and Liquor for $19.99.

This wine is no longer available.

February 2014 | Valentine’s Day Picks

February 2014 | Valentine’s Day Picks

Instead of one staff pick this month, we bring you many, all  geared toward this month of romance and gifts. We invite you to try something new this Valentine’s Day. Our staff has selected a nice variety of chocolaty, lovingly- labeled, and perfectly tasteful wines for your celebration.

Merritt XTC $19.99. Also available in 375ML for $11.99. A sweet, grape wine with natural pomegranate flavor added.

Lakewood Long Stemmed White $8.99. This semi-dry NY wine has notes of tangerine and grapefruit and hints of crisp apple on the palate.

Lakewood Long Stemmed Red $9.99. This NY state wine offers a bouquet of fruit, vanilla and plum. It’s a drier wine with hints of cranberry.

Sweet Baby Red $11.49.

Mommy’s Time Out Delicious Pink $8.99. Fresh and fruity.

Relax Pink $9.99. This rosé has tastes of strawberries, raspberries and cherries.

Thousand Islands Winery Cocoa Island $14.99. This wine tastes of chocolate and cherry.

Kinky Pink liqueur $14.99. A naughty infusion of super premium vodka distilled with succulent mango, blood orange and passion fruit.

Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin $16.99.

Fifty Shades of Grey White Silk $16.99.

Tequila Rose liqueur $18.99.

Chocolate Box – Dark Chocolate Shiraz 2010 $19.99

Pleasant Valley Chocolate Lab – $8.99

ChocoVine – Chocolate Flavored Red Dessert Wine – in Espresso, Raspberry and Whipped Cream $8.99

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur – starting at $11.99 (375ml)

Pinnacle Vodka Whipped Chocolate – $14.99

Van Gough Dutch Chocolate Vodka – $28.99

Three Olives Chocolate Vodka – $21.99

January 2014 | Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico 2011

ruffino-chianti-classicoThis Italian wine, selected by Bremer’s new Marketing Director Cara Scott, is a perfect, light Chianti with just enough bold flavor to linger on your pallet.

With vibrant ruby-red coloring, and a clean, light berry flavor due to being fermented in stainless steel tanks, this wine is easy to drink. Here’s how the Vineyard describes this Chianti: “Fruity and harmonious, the taste reveals velvety tannins and an elegant texture. A long and persistent aftertaste characterizes this wine. Characterized by notes of sweet violet, red berries and wild cherries with slightly spicy undertones. The finish reveals hints of aromatic herbs.”

For just $14.99, you can pick up Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico 2011 at Bremer’s or buy it online.

December 2013 | Chateau De Brondeau Bordeaux 2010

Chateau de Brondeau

Co-owner, Tim Bremer has selected December’s Staff Pick of the Month – Chateau De Brondeau Bordeaux 2010.

A Bordeaux wine is unusual in that its created by blending 3 different grapes— primarliy Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet France. “Chateau De Brondeau is a red Bordeaux that features notes of plum skin, cherry preserves and fig wound at the core, while roasted wood spice and anise hints flitter around. It also displays an echo of mocha.”

This wine holds a 90-point rating by Wine Spectator and is available at Bremer’s for $17.99.

This wine is no longer available.

November 2013 | Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

columbia-crest-h3-cabernetTen-year Bremer’s Wine & Liquor employee Rhonda Carter has selected November’s Staff Pick of the Month – Columbia Crest H3 2011.

Columbia Crest H3 wines were created to celebrate the winery’s rich heritage in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA as well as its innovative spirit with regards to winemaking and viticulture practices. Grapes from this distinctive appellation produce bold, well-balanced and seductive wines. Great care is taken to ensure that the uniqueness of the appellation’s terroir is expressed in each bottle of H3. “This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish.”

Stop by and pick up a bottle or buy it online for $12.99.

October 2013 | 7 Deadly Zins 2010


This month’s staff pick is 7 Deadly Zins 2010 from Michael David Winery, selected by 11-year Bremer’s employee Garry Brombacker.

“A Lodi Zinfandel at its finest, this wine showcases the style you’ve come to love and expect from 7 Deadly Zins. It offers fresh ground pepper and an array of spices, thanks to the 12 months in American oak. Dried fruit (cranberries and dates) on the mid palate, with a finish reminiscent to a slice of warm boysenberry pie. This is a great value Zin that satisfies every time.”

Stop in and pick up a bottle or buy it online for $12.99.