Wine & Craft Beer
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Pastoral is a mecca for cheese lovers and party hosts alike. The attention paid to quality and craft does not stop at the cheese; the wine and beer selection at Pastoral is carefully chosen to accompany our many styles of cheese as well as the artisanal spirit of our store. The knowledgeable staff at Pastoral is always available to entice your taste buds and educate you about the artisan delights that make the store so unique. One of our specialties is helping you discover the perfect pairing for foods, wines and beers you have selected to ensure that they are well enjoyed together! We aspire to provide the same assistance in our online store.
What we're drinking: loire valley, france
The Loire Valley is one of the most diverse and rewarding wine regions in the world. Considered ‘France’s Garden’, the region offers unique and refreshing wines in a vast spectrum of styles. From the cool and crisp wines of Muscadet, the expressive Chenin Blancs of Vouvray and Saumur, the distinct peppery Cab Francs of Chinon to racy and citrusy wines made of Sauvignon Blanc in Menetou-Salon, the long region stretched along the Loire River has something to offer everyone.
Diverse as the grapes and terroir may be, one can quickly find a common denominator of the region, a freshness and vitality that comes from grapes born of unique soils and relative cool climate. Moreover, the vignerons of the region prefer to make wines in sync with the climate’s identity creating wines with lower alcohol, less wood influence and higher acid. The resulting wines are excellent for both drinking by themselves as well as perfectly designed for the bounty of fresh foods this time of year offers.
Follow us this month on Facebook and Twitter, check out our events page and blog, shop online or in stores or stop by Bar Pastoral to experience the wonder of this divinely diverse region.
At Pastoral, we focus on smaller, estate driven producers that practice environmentally conscious agriculture.
We seek out wineries using sustainable, organic and biodynamic techniques, and those that source grapes from their own vineyards. We want to know that our wines are carefully looked after from vine to bottle.
Our wine selection includes classic expressions of the world's major wine regions and intriguing bottles from exotic locales. We represent popular varietals and exciting blends. From Bordeaux to Mendoza, and Merlot to Bonarda, we believe that exploring wine should be as fun, delicious and enlightening as choosing cheese. Stop by our stores and check out our wine wall; the wines are arranged by body, from lightest to fullest, to mirror the cheeses in the case it will pair well with, from the freshest to the most aged. And our knowledgeable staff is always eager to help you find the perfect pairing.
At Pastoral we believe, in matters of wine and cheese, the total experience is greater than the sum of its parts. We are happy to offer suggestions of cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments to add that extra touch. Visit soon so we can help you put together an impressive and delicious wine and culinary spread.
A stylistically broad spectrum selected with pairing in mind.
The broad range, ancient history, and global renaissance of artisanal brewing is showcased in our edited selection of large format brews tailored to offer our patrons the opportunity to pair specific beer styles with cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate.
We stay on task all year selecting our sometimes iconic and sometimes rare rotating collection of bottles brewed both near and far to bring you the next perfect pairing. Our eager staff prides itself in advocating the best brewed pairing option, be it Schwarzbier with Camembert, Rye Ale with Prosciutto or IPA with Stichelton.
Let our cheesemongers introduce you to the ease with which the varied textures, flavors, and persistent bubbles of beer can make our edible offerings sing and make your next gathering unique.