Loire Valley wines are excellent for both drinking by themselves as well as perfectly designed for the bounty of fresh foods this time of year offers.
Learn about one of the most diverse and rewarding wine regions of the world, France's Loire Valley!
Warm your house and your belly with a Fondue made with some of Pastoral's favorite Melting Cheeses!
Staff Picks: Top 5 Holiday Must Haves!
During the holidays, the wide variety of gift options can be daunting. Let Pastoral make it easy for you: we've rounded up the Staff Picks for the Top 5 Must Haves this Holiday Season! Our staff is dedicated...
We often get asked by customers how we select bottles to add to our wine selection and how we choose which ones have to leave to make room for the new entries. The variables for no longer carrying the wine are worth mentioning; this is the first installment of what will be a 3 part feature over the course of the next week or so. We hope you all take a moment to read these as this one example of a poor vintage, brings to light some essential understanding of the business of wine.
This week's pairing highlights an ACS award winner from our own backyard and a wine from a little further afield.
Domaine Skouras Almyra Chardonnay
Producer: Domaine Skouras
Origin: Peloponnese, Greece
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
This bottle made its way onto our shelves at all three stores in the past week or so. Although we talk extensively that...
A surprising pairing for this week...but one that's sure to please.
It's so humid! Take a break with lean and mean (in the most elegant way, of course) Sauvignon Blanc.
Here's to a pairing that signifies that summer is in full swing. As those amazing heirloom tomatoes call to you at the farmer's market, keep this pairing in mind. And for the love of all that is delicious, add some Prosciutto to this pairing. It will blow your mind...
In honor of Independence Day being this week, we've paired an American wine with an American cheese in a patriotic pairing!
Viura, also known as Macabeu, is a main component of Spain's Cava wines. Malvasia is the traditional grape used to make Madeira. When these two grapes get together freshness abounds. Spritzy acidity with round body with smells and tastes of tingly orange zest and candied lemon.
Today, June 20th, our very own Mark Hayes went on WGN News to talk about Pastoral's picnics, wine, and beer for the summer. Video after the jump.