It’s the most wine-derful time of the year to make some spirits bright. Complement your delicious holiday meal and pick up wine at your local Strack & Van Til food store.
Save time by buying your wine when you shop for your holiday spread at the Strack & Van Til grocery store near you. You’ll find a wide selection of red, white, rosé and wine blends that will complete your meal. In fact, Strack & Van Til offers 1,500 wine products across all of its stores – an extensive collection of fine domestic and imported wines.
“Choose the wine that best enhances your main entrée,” notes Strack & Van Til Sales Manager Mike Nisevich. “Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with beef roasts, Rosé goes well with ham and Chardonnay is the perfect partner for turkey.”
A stroll down the wine aisles is a tour around the globe. There are wines from North America, South America, Europe, Australia and South Africa, and Strack & Van Til regularly supports and promotes local wineries from Indiana and neighboring Michigan.
Options include traditional bottles, boxed wines and even wines in cans. Multiple brands are available in each wine type, with price ranges to please every budget. Look for featured wines in the Strack & Van Til weekly ad.
“The 750-ml bottle is our most popular size,” says Nisevich. “Now through Dec. 24, purchase any combination of six or more 750-ml and 1.5-liter bottles to save 20% and get a free wine bag when you buy six.”
Did you know that the oldest known winery dates to 4100 BCE in Armenia? According to vincarta.com’s blog post, “100 Essential Wine Facts,” the Phoenicians introduced wine to the ancient Greeks during the tenth century BCE, and the Greeks inspired the Romans to grow grapes across their empire. Sources say that U.S. vineyards were planted in Virginia when Thomas Jefferson returned from France with vine cuttings.
Another fun wine fact is that the color of a wine is determined by the contact that the grape juice has with grape skins. Thus, red wine is made only from blue or purple-skinned grapes. White wine can also be pressed from darker grapes, but only if the juice is separated from the skins. Rosé, which is a shade that falls between red and white, is crafted by allowing the juice to come in limited and controlled contact with dark grape skins.
‘Tis the season for celebrating with food and family. From Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio to Cabernet, Merlot and more, your local Strack & Van Til Food Market makes wine shopping for the holidays convenient and easy.