Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Monday February 20, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

A Nip and a Nosh

 

continued

Not exactly the height of romance. Or perhaps it is, if your idea of romance includes a fondness for a glass of very good wine at a very reasonable price. That's what we found on a recent Saturday at the wine bar in the Cranbrook Village Whole Foods.

Whole Foods Market Wine and Beer Bar is a glistening U-shaped counter nestled between the cheese and wine sections. The drinks menu is simple: a couple of beers, including a local one from Arbor Brewing Company, and a selection of wines-several midrange as well as high-end reds and whites, and always a few from Michigan. We splurged-it was, after all, Saturday night-and went for the Bogle Phantom Petite Sirah for $5 and the Ken Wright Chardonnay at $9 for a four-ounce pour. I enjoyed that Wright Chard, but what I really liked was that this is the same wine for which I grudgingly paid $18 a glass on Main Street a few months ago. To go with, we chose cheeses from the dairy case, splurging again with a Jasper Hill Farm Bayley Hazen blue cheese that was a superb little bundle of tanginess, and a sliver of creamy Brillat-Savarin, named for the secular saint of French gastronomy, as well as some fancy crackers (the barkeep set us up with plates and utensils). Although I love a bargain, the overall experience was a little flat with nobody but us at the bar.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Calendar This Week - Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales Calendar This Week - Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales
Today's Events Today's Events
Photo: Go ahead touchdown Photo: Go ahead touchdown
Crime Map Crime Map
Lynch Law on Huron St. - In 1931, a mob threate... Lynch Law on Huron St. - In 1931, a mob threate...
Zweikampf - Dueling harpsichords Zweikampf - Dueling harpsichords
My Very Own Vacation: My Neighborhood My Very Own Vacation: My Neighborhood
The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji - Homeless and me... The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji - Homeless and me...
Working from Home (or Workantile) - The pros an... Working from Home (or Workantile) - The pros an...
Calendar This Week - Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation Calendar This Week - Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation
spark
custom blinds and window treatments, flooring, and furniture
top of the lamp. All your in home lighting needs.
Holiday Inn Ann Arbor. Comfortable Hotel, a home away from home.
Become of Fan of the Ann Arbor Observer on Facebook
Victors For Art February 18th through June 11th
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor