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If you are looking for a great gift idea for a friend or family member who is a wine enthusiast, or that just enjoys some good bubbly, your search is over! The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has your perfect gift for this holiday season.

Give your loved ones the gift of a bubbles,with the Sparkling Wine Club offered at the Cheese & Wine Merchant. You can purchase a single month (just the two bottles featured for that month) or sign up for a six month subscription, all the way up to a year if you are feeling extra generous this holiday season. The Wine Club selections are hand picked every month by the dedicated and knowledgeable folks at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, the Oxbow’s sister store in the Ferry Building in San Francisco, and are guaranteed to be a slam dunk for any special occasion or Holiday festivities. If interested please ask any staff member at the Cheese & Wine Merchant. You may also email Jayne Droese, the wine club manager, for more info and details about the club.

They’re back… The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has started receiving some of the seasons first batches of Rush Creek and Winnimere! These are the wonderful domestic versions of the classic and famous Vacherin Mont d’Or, from the Jura Mountains that border France and Switzerland. Rush Creek is from Uplands Creamery in Wisconsin. Winnimere is from Jasper Hill Farms in Vermont. Both are amazing cheeses filled with deep unctuous flavors, notes of bacon and beef, and an earthy pungent aroma. They are washed on a regular basis in a salt water brine, developing that funky reddish rind. They are then wrapped in a layer of Spruce Cambium, the thin layer of bark found between the harder more course outer bark and the inner heart of the tree. These cheeses are a must have for any Holiday parties with cheese lovers. You may also just enjoy with a couple friends, a baguette and a bottle of bubbles! Cheers and Happy Holidays everyone!

Cinco (five) is the key word for celebrating Cinco de Mayo at C CASA. Start with their “Nachos Not!” — as in, not your typical nachos — at a special price of $5 for the small order. C CASA house made tortilla chips are topped with black beans, white beans, or half and half, pico de gallo, goat cheese and chipotle aioli for a meal in itself.

Also featured at the special price of $5 per glass, they are introducing their new white wine Pavo Real, from Baja, Mexico. Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay are masterfully blended by Master Sommelier Ian Cauble for enjoying with lighter Mexican foods. You might recognize Ian from the movie Somm that debuted at the Napa Film Festival in 2012.

For those who love beer with their nachos, a bottle of Corona will be available for the Cinco de Mayo price of $3.50 (note:there is a 5 in that one too!) Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Let’s give a shuck, butcher’s happy hour, Furmint wine tasting, beer dinner, and more…..it’s all at Oxbow Public Market!

The Oxbow Cheese & WIne Merchant has just released its February Wine Club wines. With this month’s selections they are highlighting a wonderful new Greek wine, a Moscofilero. The Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant’s sister store in San Francisco’s Ferry Building, has collaborated with renowned Greek winemaker George Skouras to bring this special cuvée of Moscofilero for the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant private label. Moscofilero is a highly aromatic white wine varietal of Greek origin, grown primarily in Peloponnese, and is most akin to the Muscat grape and shows similar characteristics of perfumed aromatics and high acidity. It has a cornucopia of aromas from fresh cut roses and white flowers like night jasmine, to green apple, white peach, and lemon lime zest. Fresh, vibrant and elegantly cool, this wine can be enjoyed on its own but will pair beautifully with apple-fennel chicken salad. Stop by the Cheese & Wine Merchant and grab yourself a bottle, or take a seat at the bar and enjoy a glass! While you are there ask a staff member about joining their amazing wine club and enjoy these special wines every month. As a member you will get the benefits of wine discounts at both store locations, as well as discounts on all the cheeses at the Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant!

Thanksgiving is here and everyone at Hudson Greens and Goods is thrilled to service you for all your holiday needs. The new location has made more space to stock specialty grocery items. Stop in to browse the selection of the latest items hand-selected to show off on your holiday table. Plus, Hudson Greens and Goods is owned by one of the best grape-growing families in the region, Hudson Vineyards, and their wine is sold exclusively in the store. So remember to stop in and grab a bottle to share with family and friends while giving thanks this year. The staff at Hudson would like to take this moment to thank all of its wonderful Oxbow supporters! You have helped them to grow and enable them to continue to give the community fine, locally grown organic produce and specialty foods. They are of the philosophy that they are in business to keep farmers in business. None of that is possible without your continued support. Thank you and happy holidays.

Looking for a great hostess gift or two? In addition to wines and sweet treats, Ca’ Momi is now selling a variety of gift baskets ranging from $70-$120 at its kiosk. And don’t forget to pick up a bottle of their brand new 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve — the ultimate turkey wine. After the party, don’t stress if you’ve dirtied all the pots and pans in your kitchen. Ignore the mess a little longer and dine with Ca’ Momi. Try a bowl of their new pasta and fagioli, a Rancho Gordo cranberry bean soup complete with pancetta and ditalini pasta.