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Hey, Protocolo! Daddy’s Home!

February 7, 2012

Codice Tempranillo

Dominio de Egurin, Vin de Tierra Castilla, Spain. 2009.


Protocolo’s Older Brother!

Style: Tempranillo is Spain’s great Noble grape. The backbone of Rioja (one of two D.O.C. regions in Spain), Tempranillo tends to make softer, medium-to-light bodied wines that nonetheless showcase a vibrant dark fruit character. Spice and oak can vary greatly from producer to producer.

Description: Codice is excellent for its pricepoint and intended style. While it remains strongly representative of a true table-style Tempranillo, it shows its age well. A lightly inky color gives way to a medium body, balanced and with a certain heft that its younger brother lacks. Wild cherries dominate the palate, while the soft tannins leave just a touch of a brown sugar note on the finish. Look deep enough, and one might find a little bit of basil hidden within the noticeable oak structure.

Notes:  Any wine such as this, necessarily must be placed within its own context. As to its relation to Protocolo, it is, perhaps “Not as spicy, a bit bigger, and more properly balanced.” As a wine with dinner, it demands slightly heavier fare than its easy-going counterpart, but still makes for an enjoyable glass all on its own. We do warn that if you are a “Light-bodied Tempranillo Only” type of palate, this wine may be a tad bit too big and dense for your liking. However, this particular vintage is nearing the end of its run, so we encourage you to try it while you can. We hope to have Protocolo itself back in stock soon, but until then, we recommend that you try a bottle of Codice, if you’re open to exploration and to a wine that is quite different – and yet reminiscent – of its magazine-cover-model younger brother.

– Jarrod, with commentary by Will and Meggan, Adega Wine Cellars (Reviewed 2/7/12),

$15.99, retail and dine-in!

Limited Release: Heavy Seas Black Cannon Black IPA

January 26, 2012

Enjoy Heavy Seas’ Loose Cannon IPA? Read on!

Black Ale (also called Black IPA and Cascadian Dark Ale) is a beer style that has been growing tremendously over the past few years, as brewers experiment with the new style. It’s also a favorite of ours here at Adega – black ales will commonly feature the intense hop backbone of an IPA, but blended with a strong malt presence and full body.

Black Cannon is a seasonal release from Heavy Seas (formerly Clipper City) in Baltimore: you may know them from their Loose Cannon IPA, one of our best sellers, or any number of other pirate/nautically themed offerings. This particular beer shows a good restraint on the part of not being overly-hoppy. Where other black ales tend to showcase a sweeter side of malt, this take on the style showcases a nuttier, toasted character, while retaining a slick, almost crisp mouthfeel.

It’s hard to say if this is a “true” example of the style, as the style itself is still being hammered out by various breweries across the country. This beer is certainly worth a try, however, especially if you haven’t experienced the Black Ale movement for yourself. Fans of Heavy Seas should find that this beer will fit right into your refridgerator – just be sure to drink it before March or so, as I can’t see this particular brew as able to be cellared for very long.

– Jarrod, Adega Wine Cellars (Reviewed 1/26/12, based on bottle serving)


It’s Oktoberfest!

September 23, 2011

Hey, Adegans!

Stick with us — in the next few weeks, we’ll be moving towards updating this page far more regularly. For today’s post, let’s discuss Oktoberfest.

I know our stationery says “wine cellars”, but we also sell great beer, too!

This week, we’ve got Spaten Oktoberfest in the six packs. Spaten is (very arguably) the world’s oldest continuously-operating brewery.  I remember my trip to Munich, and being able to tour the Spaten brewery. It’s a class act, and despite the volume, there’s still an attention to detail that’s unrivaled by many of the worlds’ bigger breweries.

The Oktoberfest is a Marzen. In Germany, a Marzen is a specific style of lagering, which produces Helles (think Spaten Premium and Lowenbrau) and Dunkel, and everything in between. The Oktoberfest Marzen is a beer style developed for the celebration of Oktoberfest itself. It’s based on a malty, yet bold understanding of the lagering process, but still with a depth and firmness not found in other German lagers — this means, for those of you who love Yuengling and Sam Adams, you’ll want to give this one a try!

It’s just $8.99 while supplies last, and truly is a great beer with which to welcome in the Fall.

Check back with us soon, as we introduce more of our wines, beer, employees and specials. Make sure to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@AdegaWine)!
We’ll see you soon, Silver Spring!

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Saturday & Sunday: Lobster Bisque

May 6, 2011

For the weekend of May 7th and 8th, Adega will be serving our delicious Lobster Bisque! Come by this weekend and grab a bowl!

Also the “Specials” menu has be revised so check it out here.

Adega Specials

April 18, 2011

Here’s a quick post on the current specials at Adega. It is now also available on the menu under “Mediterranean Flatbreads, Pastas, & Specials.”

Adega Chicken Kabob

Adega marinated chicken tenderloins, skewered with red onions, red and green bell peppers,  over lemon pepper seasoned rice.


Beef Tenderloin Skewers

Marinated beef tenderloin, skewered w/ onion, zucchini, yellow squash, atop seasoned rice w/ red pepper chimichurri sauce!


Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Whale size soft shell crab fresh from the eastern shore!! Dusted in Adega’s seasoned flour and deep fried, served with red onion, lettuce & tomato on a Kaiser roll w/ a yellow pepper aioli!!


Adega Cheese Plate

We’ve selected some of the very best cheeses from around the world for you!!

Selections will always vary based on the availability for the the week!!  Enjoy with just wine or for after dinner!!!


Grilled Salmon

Grilled Atlantic Portion Salmon Topped With Basil Pesto, w/ Red Skin Garlic Mash, and Grilled Asparagus.


Shrimp & Crabmeat Stuffed Avocados!!

Jumbo lump crabmeat and shrimp tossed in Adega’s special brandy sauce, laid on top of two ripe avocados.


Grilled Fish Tacos

2 Fresh Cod loins marinated in tequila-cilantro lime, laid in citrus slaw, topped w/ grilled papaya salsa, & presented in a flour tortilla.

Served with kettle chips.


Flat Iron Steak






Our ½ lb wine reduction marinated Certified Angus Beef burger, topped with grilled red onions, melted gouda cheese, chipotle bbq sauce, lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked bacon, all on a brioche bun!!


Sundried Tomato Hummus Appetizer

Served w/ toasted pita bread.


Jumbo Shrimp Kabobs

Rosemary and garlic marinated shrimp, skewered w/ red onion, red and green bell peppers topped with yellow bell pepper aioli served over lemon pepper seasoned rice





Fresh PEI mussels sautéed with imported Roquefort cheese, garlic, shallots, cream and touch of white wine!! Served with French baguette and butter!





Fresh PEI mussels sautéed with imported Roquefort cheese, garlic, shallots, cream and touch of white wine, all tossed with linguini pasta!!.

Pineapple Curry Chicken Sandwich

Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast, Pineapple Curry Sauce, Grilled Pineapple, Red Onions,  Green Leaf Lettuce all served on a toasted Brioche Bun.







Homemade meatballs, topped with fresh marinara sauce & melted buffalo mozzarella & grated pecorino romano cheeses, served on a French baguette. Served with kettle chips.

Tenderloin Saltado

Adega’s version of a classic Peruvian dish with our twist!  Beef tenderloin pieces marinated, and sautéed with tomatoes, sping onions, and red onions, served over seasoned rice


Tuscan Chicken & Mushroom Fusili Pasta

Sauteed Shitake & Portabello mushrooms, and asparagus in marsala wine & herb butter, tossed w/ grilled chicken and Fusili pasta.  Choice of side Caesar or mixed green salad


Jalisco Burger

Our ½ lb wine reduction marinated Certified Angus Beef burger, seasoned with Latin spices, pepper jack cheese, homemade guacamole, shredded romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, fire roasted jalapenos all on a brioche bun!!



Grilled Shrimp Salad (10 pieces of shrimp)

Mixed greens tossed in a citrus vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries and bruschetta tomatoes.


Coconut Shrimp Salad

Mixed greens tossed in a citrus vinaigrette, diced tomatoes and fried coconut shrimp.


Open Faced Smoked Salmon Tartine

Smoked salmon over two pieces of toasted foccacia, layered with marscapone cheese, blended with rosemary thyme, shallots, topped with spring mixed greens and our citrus vinaigrette, and tomatoes.


Adega Cuban

Pulled pork, black forest ham, Dijon mustard cream sauce, swiss cheese, sliced pickle served on a pressed ciabatta roll.


Charlie Parker Pork BBQ Gouda Sandwich

Pulled BBQ pork topped with gouda cheese, pickled sliced red onions, chipotle BBQ sauce, served on our toasted brioche bun.




Website Redesigned!

March 29, 2011

Finally Adega Wine Cellars & Cafe has undergone a much needed makeover on the web! The website has been officially revamped. We shall update it as often as we can to keep you well informed. Check by our news area to learn of new specials, food, wine, and events.

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