Friday Fish & Free Friday Tasting

For the first Friday of the season, February 16, we’re cooking up Pan-Fried Perch for dinner, dusted in polenta, with a potato rösti, apple beurre blanc, and Central Greens Red Rambo micro greens. That’s what we mean by “Upper Midwest.” Also, on the regular dinner menu, a German-inspired Catfish Schnitzel. We pound it out nice and flat, panko crust it, and pan-fry to perfection with pickled veggies, remoulade, and watercress.

And if you haven’t given up wine, our Free Friday Tasting is in effect as usual Feb. 16 from 4-6 p.m., and again on Saturday, Feb. 17, 12-3 p.m. Here’s what we’re trying this week.

Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé, Pays D’oc, France 2016 — a lightly fragrant rosé, with notes of strawberry and pear. Light and peppy on the palate, with a refreshing acidity and lip-smacking finish. Ready to go right now. Shop $11.

William Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, CA 2015 — Easygoing, yet no pushover. Enjoy with grilled or roasted meats, obviously, but this would do fantastically well with any dish including mushrooms. Cassis and currant — the dried berries up front — with brighter, fresher berries on the finish. Shop $14.

Colonia Las Liebres, Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina 2013 — Perhaps you’re not hip to Bonarda (also known as Charbono in California), but it is definitely worth checking out, especially if you like Malbec. This is an Italian varietal planted in the same famous Malbec region of Argentina. Lots of dark fruit, richness, spice. Full-bodied, but balanced by an acidity that keeps this deep, dark wine approachable. Shop $12

Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC.

Free Friday Tasting: Rosé, Chianti, Cab

Join us this evening for a Free Friday Tasting, today from 4-6 p.m. We’ll be sharing free tastes of these wines on Saturday as well, 12-3 p.m.

Vino, Rosé Sangiovese, Washington State 2016 — Charles Smith is the former rock band manager turned rockstar wine producer. Inspired by Italian Rosés, Vino Rosé has bass notes of red berry and stone fruit, with juicy, plump cranberry and pomegranate flavors to finish. Shop $11

Cecchi, Chianti, Italy 2015 — This family is known in the famous Tuscan region for winemaking with freshness and structure. This one is quick off the start with fresh fruit and a hint of spices. A very versatile wine, for everyday drinking or pairing with dinner, especially barbecue. Shop $12

Salentein Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Uco Valley, Argentina 2014 — Classic Cab, but an Argentinian expression that brings dark fruits, black pepper and blackcurrant. Meaty mouthfeel with a lasting finish, great for steak with chimichurri. Shop $12

Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC.

Free Friday Tasting: Portuguese Red, Italian Red, Sauvignon Blanc

Join us this Friday, Feb. 2, for a Free Friday Tasting, today from 4-6 p.m. We’ll be sharing free tastes of these wines on Saturday as well, 12-3 p.m.

Tangent, Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley, CA 2014 — From a cooler climate than your Napa Sauv Blancs, this one has crispy acidity and an aromatic, herbaceous nose. Green apple and lemon zest with a slight minerality. Harvested from different blocks of the family’s Paragon Vineyard, originally planted in 1973, and then blended to the winemakers’ liking. A natural match for seafood, or for sippin’ on its own. Shop $12

Castello D’ Alba, Douro, Red Blend, Portugal 2015 — Ready for this? Tinta Roriz (a.k.a. Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, and Touriga Nacional come together to show red fruits and spice coming together in the bottle. The is a fresh wine, medium-bodied, but it’s a foodie at heart. Smooth palate, balanced acidity, and fine tannins. Shop $13

Albino Rocca, “Rosso Di Rocca,” Nebbiolo Red Blend, Barbaresco, Italy 2014 — This is a stylish, racy Piedmontese wine. Because it’s a blend, it can’t be called a Barbaresco, which has to be made solely from Nebbiolo. This one is rounded out with some Cab Franc and Barbera. Expect a whole lotta dark cherry, blackberry and bitter chocolate. Medium-bodied and juicy, with a slightly sticky finish that lingers. Great value at $12.

Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC.

Free Friday Tasting: Riesling, Cabernet, Zinfandel

Join us Friday, Jan. 26 for a Free Friday Tasting, today from 4-6 p.m. We’ll be sharing free tastes of these wines on Saturday as well, 12-3 p.m.

Pacific Rim, J Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA 2015 — Can a Riesling be “big?” This one will send you soaring like a hummingbird with huge floral aromas and bright citrus fruit. But it brings you back to Earth with a somewhat dry finish. Shop $10

Armador Odfjell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile 2014 — This is definitely a “New World” Cab. Ruby to purple in color, with fresh fruit and berries. This vintage in particular, might make you think of strawberries. It also boasts sophisticated vanilla, cocoa, and earthen notes. Very well balanced; fresh tannin; long finish. Shop $11

Pietra Santa, Zinfandel, Central Coast, CA 2011 — “Old Vine” doesn’t technically have to mean anything, but in this case, it means a mix of 40+ year old vines, including a small block planted at this estate in 1905, which leads to very developed flavor. Red cherries, blueberries, with a peppery finish. Shop $12

Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC.

Free Friday Tasting: Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Blanc, Tempranillo

Join us this evening for a Free Friday Tasting, today from 4-6 p.m. We’ll be sharing free tastes of these wines on Saturday as well, 12-3 p.m.

Rivarose Brut, Sparkling Rosé — What if your favorite Rosé was also a sparkler? This one blends Rhône varietals (Syrah for vibrant fresh fruit and Grenache for substance) for an elegant balance of raspberry and sweet spice. Great for appetizers, or desserts. Shop $13

Brooks, Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, WA 2016 — We like the crisp, mineral finish of Pinot Blanc, but this one has creamier fruits that might entice Chardonnay drinkers. Medium-bodied, hits on lemon, peach, and melon notes, with a spicy snap to the finish. Shop $12.

Bodega Numanthia, Termes, Tempranillo, Toro, Spain 2014 — Dense and layered fruit, with nutty, vanilla notes. Very concentrated juice from 30-year-old vines at high elevation give a great starting point for a fruit-forward yet balanced wine. It’s all happening. $18 in the shop; discounted from $22.

Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC.

Gift: 12 Beers of Christmas

12 Beers of Christmas • 36.00

A popular gift set every year, a great host gift for your next party or a stocking stuffer for the craft beer lover on your list. Beers may be subject to availability as we get closer to the big day, so pick up a pack soon!

  • Stone Xocoveza

  • Shiner Holiday Cheer

  • Bell’s Scotch Ale

  • Bell’s Winter White Ale

  • Samuel Adams Winter Lager

  • Uinta Season Pass

  • New Belgium Accumulation

  • Anderson Valley Winter Solstice

  • Lakefront Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter Lager

  • Deschutes Jubelale

  • Great Lakes Christmas Ale

  • Sierra Nevada Celebration 2017

  • Dec. 5 – Double Points Day Meets Holiday Gift Cards

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 is a Double Points Day for members of our Best Guest Club — and happens to fall during our holiday gift card promotion, which includes a $20 complimentary card with every $100 gift card purchase.

    You can earn Double Points and rewards on top of bonus complimentary cards when you buy Black Shoe Hospitality gift cards this Tuesday. If you’re not yet a member of our Best Guest Club, we can sign you up quickly when you visit on Dec. 5.

    Our Best Guest Club offers points toward rewards on every time you dine at our restaurants, shop for wine at Story Hill BKC’s shop, or purchase gift cards. Points are earned on non-discounted items, and every 140 points earns a $10 credit for the following visit.

    Example: $100 gift card purchase = $20 bonus comp card, and (2x points) $10 reward. That’s $30 back on $100!

    Example: $200 gift card purchase = $40 bonus comp cards, and (2x points) $20 reward. That’s $60 back on $200!

    The bonus complimentary card is good on dining and drinking, but not at the shop at Story Hill BKC, and valid on the next day following purchase. We can only make this offer available on-site at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, and Story Hill BKC, and cannot make this offer on online gift card sales.

    Holiday Gifts from the Shop at Story Hill BKC

    The Shop at Story Hill BKC has packaged holiday gifts to surprise and delight the beverage enthusiast on your gift list. Whether you’re looking to muddle your own Old Fashioneds or just looking for a lil’ something special, we have you covered.

    Plus, peruse our selection of premium and ultra-premium whiskies for a gift that will really impress, or pick out a thoughtful selection of wine for your next holiday party or host gift.

    Gift: Brandy Old Fashioned Gift Box

    Brandy Old Fashioned Gift Box $40

    Featuring Christian Bros. Sacred Bond Brandy

      • The first grape Bottled-In-Bond Brandy, aged in Heaven Hill white oak Bourbon barrels.

      • This California brandy is small batch distilled in copper stills just as it was first crafted more than 75 years ago.

      • Four years old, 100 Proof, Sacred Bond is an opportunity to create masterful cocktails such as the Old Fashioned

    Set includes brandy, muddler, bitters and cherries

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