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Don’t Forget the Beer! Rex and Roxy Stock Up at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Bernardsville, New Jersey

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Back in August, Rex and I organized a table full of Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Husbands and headed out to the 14th Annual Seafood Dinner at Pierre’s Restaurant.  Just as I’m only getting around to posting about that evening over a month later, we recently headed over to Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Bernardsville, NJ, to see if we could find two of the wines we enjoyed:  the Marco Felluga Molamatta 2006 (artistically pictured at left, if I do say so myself) and the Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico 2005 (served with the braised striped bass with cucumbers, under which Chef Michael tried to hide a taste of satanic mushrooms).

Although we ended up with a cartload of pinot noir and several six-packs of pumpkin ale and Oktoberfest, Gary’s didn’t have either of the two selections on our earlier visit, but they promised to see if they could get us a case (6 bottles) of each.  We got a voice mail earlier this week letting us know that both of our wines were in, so we planned a rainy Friday of errands and lunch at Grill 73 in Bernardsville.

Our afternoon was a huge success.  In addition to picking up the Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico ($14.99/bottle on sale) and Marco Felluga Molamatta ($15.99/bottle after Gary’s 20% case discount), I was able to procure two cases of Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  At $60 per case, the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin ale is, hands down, the best, most expensive, highest alcohol content (8%) beer I’ve ever had.  As they say on the Weyerbacher web site, their Imperial Pumpkin Ale is heartier, spicier, and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren!  It is a perfect finisher (or 4 o’clock beer) on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream.  Yum.

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