maryhill1White Wines that are GREAT for SPRINGTIME!

2014 King Estate Pinot Gris – Situated at the tip of the Willamette Valley just southwest of Eugene, OR, King Estate’s idyllic land is as much part of their story as their wine. With a full acre of lavender, and 30 acres of organic gardens and orchards, they are proudly one of the largest organic vineyards in the world.

2014 Donnafugata Lighea – From the Zibibbo grape, ‘the muscat of Alexandria”, a rich and aromatic bouquet, floral notes of white and orange blossoms, hints of peach and candied citrus peel. Donnafugata is one of Sicily’s premier winemakers with quite the cult following.

2013 Maryhill Viognier – Expressive with hints of dried pineapple, apricots. Light oak and vanilla bean and white floral. This particular example has a full-bodied mouthfeel but a nice acidity to balance the weightiness of it, finishing crisp and clean. (more…)

So Gourmet Cheese Platters

ECheese Plattervery day is the perfect day for wine and an artisanal cheese platter from So Gourmet. We carry a large variety of gourmet cheeses, along with a selection of salami from around the globe to treat your palate. Our platters and wine are available to you anytime the store is open. Enjoy on one of our popular balconies overlooking Palafox and Main Streets or have your cheese wrapped up for a cozy evening at home!

Wines for Mardi Gras

FullSizeRender 70Wine Tastings are back! After taking a short break in January, we are returning to our Saturday tradition. We got a great deal of feedback from our customers who like to come in a bit later on Saturdays. In response, we are changing the timeframe for our free tasting to 1pm to 4pm. Now you can sleep in a bit if you want, okay? As a part of our new format, we will be featuring some food as part of it as well, including cheese from our Artisan Cheese Counter! Let’s take a look at the  featured wines for this week:

Mardi Gras Wines! Is there such a thing, you ask? Well, we certainly can make it happen with picking the perfect pairing to go with classic New Orleans dishes: (more…)

Roasted Shrimp with Feta

roasted shrimp with fetaBarrel Aged Feta from Mt. Kykos is no ordinary feta. Imagine any feta cheese you have had…now imagine it 10 times creamier! Come in and pick up some feta from our So Gourmet Cheese Counter and try out this amazing recipe from Ina Garten!


4 tablespoons Bodacious Olive UP Olive Oil, divided (Our Fennel Olive Oil would be a delicious choice!) (more…)