Martin Wine Cellar

 

  • May 22, 2018

    Domaine Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc 2016

    This wine made from 100% chardonnay grapes comes from a Domaine that was founded in 2006. It consists of some of the vineyards from the old Domaine Bernard Morey in Puligny Montrachet. The grapes come from 4 select parcels in the Cote d’Or. 1 in Puligny Montrachet, 1 in Chassagne Montrachet, and 2 in Santenay. […]

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  • May 14, 2018

    Garofoli Farnio Rosso Piceno 2016

    “The Garofoli Farnio is a light to medium bodied red from Piceno in the Marche region of Italy. It is made of Montepulciano & Sangiovese. This dry blend has a surprisingly tannic structure, notes of stewed plums, & a light peppery spice. It is excellent with pizza.” – Aurelia Amann, Metairie Sales Consultant

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  • May 07, 2018

    Tascante Buonora Carricante 2016

    The Tascante Buonora Etna Bianco from Sicily is 100% Carricante. This sustainably farmed white wine has briny lemon notes on the nose & notes of fresh pear, subtle salinity, & a zippy acidity. Pairs best with seafood & fresh summer salads. – Aurelia Amann, Metairie Sales Consultant

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  • April 30, 2018

    Scaia Rosé 2017

    For the last few vintages, the Scaia rose has been one of my favorite summer wines. For 2017 vintage the Scaia rose continues its winning streak. This year the wine exhibits a bright, lightly floral nose. The wine is soft and light on the palate exhibiting more tropical fruit flavors than the persistent Strawberry flavors […]

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  • April 24, 2018

    Chateau Saint Eulalie Minervois Plaisir D’Eulalie 2016

    This blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault opens up with an explosive nose of dark cherry, cassis and a touch of earth. The dark cherry fruit continues on the palate interwoven with more blue fruit flavors, and the finish is long and balanced. This wine will truly surprise you with the amount of fruit and […]

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  • April 16, 2018

    Scott Family Estates Chardonnay 2016

    This wine has an explosive bouquet with tropical fruits, vanilla and honeysuckle. I found it to have a pure chardonnay fruit flavor that is round and soft. The structure of this wine is seamless. It should pair well with Jambalaya, crawfish or your next spicy meal. – Steve Perret, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • April 09, 2018

    Shannon Ridge High Valley Rosé 2017

    This wine has a beautiful bouquet with hints of strawberry and raspberry. I found it to be incredibly balanced with a long delightful finish. This refreshing wine will certainly help to keep you cool in the summer. – Steve Perret, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • April 02, 2018

    The Pinot Project

    The Pinot Project is an easy drinking red that can transition to summer. A black cherry mid-palate with lingering Asian spice makes for a refreshing Californian Pinot accessible to everyone, and it doesn’t break the bank! – Drew Pugh, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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  • March 26, 2018

    Boekenhoutskloof Viognier Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc The Wolftrap 2016

    A South African Viognier/Chenin Blanc/Grenache Blanc Blend is the fun an interesting, outside the comfort zone wine. Apple blossom and white fruit mid-palate tapers off to a citrus zing finish. – Drew Pugh, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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  • March 13, 2018

    By.Ott Cotes De Provence Rosé 2017

    Notes of kiwi, strawberry and watermelon up front are balanced nicely by a fresh minerality. Pair this with chicken, salads and literally any seafood. I have yet to meet a rose drinker who didn’t like this one. Enjoy! – Alex Rafferty, Uptown Store Manager

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  • March 05, 2018

    Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 2016

    Founded in 1934 the grapes are grown and the wine produced in an organic and sustainable fashion. The wine is pale yellow with aromas of orchard citrus flowers. The flavors are of ripe pear and crisp yellow apple. Slightly fruity, but with a crisp citrus zest finish. Great acidity and freshness. Think of Pinot Grigio […]

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  • February 26, 2018

    Chateau La Croix De Bel Air Cotes De Bourg 2015

    A blend consisting from the Cotes de Bourg area of Bordeaux, France. 2015 is a great vintage for Bordeaux, and the wines are generally fantastic for all price points. This wine needs a little air time to wake it up. It is medium bodied with some spice and violets on the nose. Fresh, vibrant acidity […]

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  • February 19, 2018

    Babich Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

    “Crisp and clean aromas of apple, tropical fruit, lemon grass and subtle bell pepper in the background. A very interesting and complex white wine. I think I’ll have another glass or five.” – Calen Morgan, Mandeville Store Manager  

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  • February 12, 2018

    Chateau Bouisset Rosé 2016

    “Very light with hints of orange peel and fresh strawberries finishing with a fresh and vibrant acidity. This wine hails from the south of France where dry crisp rose’ is the specialty. At around $10 a bottle, this wine is a no brainer.” – Calen Morgan, Mandeville Store Manager

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  • February 05, 2018

    Bodegas Ordonez Tineta 2015

    Dark & chocolatey, bing cherry & blackberry fruits are balanced by good wood tannins and a slight smokey note. Structured on the finish with a touch of white truffle, this wine goes on for days. – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • January 29, 2018

    J Lohr Chardonnay Arroyo Vista 2015

    Classic Cali style here. Rich, toasty oak fleshed out by clean citrus and apple fruits. This wine is long on the finish and impeccably balanced. – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • July 18, 2016

    Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

      COOPER’S CRAFT IS THE FIRST NEW BOURBON FROM JACK DANIEL’S OWNER IN 20 YEARS   “Coopers’ Craft is a non-age statement, 82.2 proof bourbon aged in “barrels raised by master coopers at the Brown-Forman Cooperage” and crafted “using a special beech and birch charcoal filter finishing process, creating a smooth and flavorful” whiskey. “Coopers’ […]

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  • June 16, 2016

    Hemingway Daiquiri

     Ingredients: 2 oz Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1/4 oz simple syrup Procedure: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.  

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  • June 15, 2016

    Grilled Salmon Stuffed Avocados

    Salmon Stuffed Avocados Serves 2-3 Ingredients: 1 lb Salmon 2 Large Avocados 3 Sweet Peppers 1 Bunch of Green Onions 12-15 Halved Grape Tomatos 2 Cloves of Chopped Garlic 1/2 c Olive Oil (We recommend Bill Sanders California First Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil) 1/4 c White Wine Vinegar 1 lemon 1 tsp Agave or Honey 1 tsp […]

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  • May 17, 2016

    52 Weeks in a Year to Stick to a Healthy Diet

    by Andrew Adorno, DTR Martin’s is one of those lunch/dinner spots that warrants multiple return visits. For many customers, dining out at Martin’s can definitely be a weekly (or should I say daily) occurrence. Classic sandwiches, gourmet cheese plates, specialty salads, chef entrée specials, + fresh picks from the deli case are all reasons to […]

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  • April 14, 2016

    Strawberry Orange Whiskey Smash

    Check out Shrub and Co’s Strawberry Shrub with Meyer Lemon and New Orleans Finest Orange Flower Water! The Strawberry Shrub acts as a replacement for simple syrup – which slashes the added sugar in half + adds flavor complexity. The Orange Flower Water brings out the essence of the orange slice – keeping this cocktail […]

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  • March 04, 2016

    DIY: WOODEN BEER CARRIER

    Skip the cardboard six-pack and customize your own wooden beer caddy to tow your brews in style. This six-pack carrier is complete with a wall-mounted bottle opener so you can enjoy a cold one as soon as you reach your destination. Whether it be the Fly, the lake, the park or your own backyard, Martin’s […]

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  • March 04, 2016

    Backyard Brews

    Real Elderflower Thistly Cross Cider | $5.99 This cider is infused with elderflower tea creating a subtle floral taste. It drinks light and is reminiscent of a dry Riesling. Pair with cheese or on its own when the warm weather sets in. Try this if you like: Crispin Pacific Pear Cider   Flower Child IPA […]

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  • March 04, 2016

    Elderflower Old Fashioned

    Ingredients 2 ½ oz. Noah’s Mill bourbon ½ oz. Fleur Elderflower Liqueur 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters Strip of lemon zest, for garnish directions: Stir bourbon, Fleur liqueur, and bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass or mixing tin until very chilled; strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with lemon zest.

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  • March 04, 2016

    Full Bloom

    perfecting the seasonal cheese plate Here at Martin’s, spring is one of our favorite times of the year for creating cheese spreads. Our Gourmet & Cheese Specialist Sarah Ponder suggested the best ingredients to create your own floral-inspired spring cheese plate. Top Spring Cheese Picks:   Bonne Bouche the flagship of Vermont Creamery’s signature geotrichum-rinded […]

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  • March 04, 2016

    Wines to pair with Lighter Fare

    Longer days and warmer weather are calling for simple and sophisticated meals to enjoy inside or out. Enhance your light fare with some delicate wines to enjoy all spring.   Lemon Chicken with Orzo Pasta Save: Tenuta Sant’Antonio Scaia Corvina $9.99 Splurge: Domaine Jean Claude Bessin Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2013 $27.99       Grilled Salmon […]

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  • March 04, 2016

    Asparagus Walnut Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

    Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus Walnut Pesto Makes 2 servings Check out La Tourangelle’s Roasted Walnut Oil available at Martin Wine Cellar! Walnut oil adds an aromatic flavor profile + contributes plant-based heart healthy fats to your favorite dishes! Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini, spiralized 3/4 pound asparagus, boiled 2 cup fresh basil 1/4 cup walnuts 3 […]

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  • February 05, 2016

    Sweet Valentine’s Dates

    Sweet Valentine’s Dates by Andrew Adorno, DTR   Have you been looking for a sweet date this Valentine’s season? Although this may seem like a difficult feat in the month of February, it is actually just as easy as making a trip to your favorite health food store. No – I’m not suggesting pacing up […]

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  • February 01, 2016

    GINGER MIMOSAS

      INGREDIENTS Ice (optional) ½ cup fresh orange juice 16 oz sparkling wine 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced 1 clementine, peeled and divided into slices INSTRUCTIONS Add the ice and orange juice, then top off with sparkling wine Garnish with fresh ginger and clementine slices.

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  • February 01, 2016

    Beer Battered Hush Puppies

    A classic Southern delicacy that is great served with fried seafood and pork BBQ. Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1½ cups cornmeal 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 4 teaspoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper ½ cup very finely chopped sweet onion 2 large eggs, beaten ¾ cup beer oil for […]

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