Welcome to The Swiner's Cellar wine program!
A local sommelier's mission is to study the world’s high quality, one-of-a-kind wines and make them a part of their community. In collaboration with The Savory Swine, Josh has developed a wine program that gives you bottles of wine you can depend on to be unique and impressive.
The Swiner's Cellar features wine that will change seasonally. Bottles can be purchased in quantities of 3, 6 or 12.
Pricing is as follows:
3 Bottles / $60
6 Bottles / $110
12 Bottles / $180
1. Join the program.
This means you will receive information about seasonal wine selections, special events and more. Just because you are in the program doesn't mean you have to buy - there's no obligation.
2. Place an order whenever you want.
Place an order in person at The Savory Swine, or complete the form below. Your cost is the same no matter how you order. Wine orders arrive within 2 weeks.
3. Pick up and pay
Simply pick up and pay for your order at The Savory Swine, 410 Washington Street, Columbus, Indiana.
RatSomm's pick for Autumn 2016
Alessandria Barbera d'Alba 2014
Autumn is my favorite time of the year and for this romantic season I have chosen Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d'Alba. This red bottling is for autumn because it pairs deliciously with various seasonal foods and it offers warmth for the changing season. Its food pairing abilities are rooted in its tart character, light finish and its complex depth all of which are attributable to the cool climate where it grows. The northern Italian region of Piedmont is cool because of its elevation, at the base of the Alps. I love how this wine opens up little memories of biting into a caramel apple. The richness of the caramel gives way, through each bite, into the bright green granny smith apple hidden underneath. The ripe fruit is there but its shy personality shares the stage with many other tones. This multi-dimensional style progresses with notes of cooking strawberries, dried daisy stems, spiced tea and muffin batter.
“Barbera is light red wine, but it walks and talks with a rustic quality that I miss when drinking other light wines, like Pinot Noir.”
Tasting Notes: Tart cooked cranberries and strawberries, dried flower stems, muffin batter, spiced tea, rose hips and old letters
Pairing Notes: This mountainous region of Italy produces dishes without tomato sauce, pasta or meatballs. It is known by its meat roasts and braises, dairy and foraged foods like mushrooms and truffles. So, if it grows together it goes together! Pair with Pork, lamb and venison, cream sauces, hard cheese, cassoulet & pie!