WINES
Monticello offers a wide variety of wines, from your favorite standards to highly allocated, collectible fine wines held in our temperature controlled wine cellar.

Join us for our weekly wine tastings!
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between wines? Monticello brings the world of wine right to you by offering free tasting events. Keep an eye out for upcoming dates and learn to pick the perfect wine.

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Wine Facts
Pairing with Food
Our friendly wine experts are ready to help you find a wine to go with any meal.

Storage & Temperature Control
Standard refrigerators are chilled in the high 30′s – 40′s, which is too cold for wine.
Store wines at the following temperatures:
Tart, Bright White Wines: 48-52 Degrees
Sparkling Wine: 50-55 Degrees
Wines: 58-62 Degrees
Light Red Wines: 60-65 degrees
Heavy Red Wines: 63-68 Degrees

SAKE
Monticello Liquor carries one of the widest selections of Sake, Shochu, and Asian spirits available in Dallas. We predominately cater to restaurants for Sake, so our selection is that which is the best and most popular available in Dallas. If you have had a phenomenal bottle of sake at a restaurant, odds are we carry it. If we happen to not have a particular Sake available, we can locate it for you if it is in the Dallas market.

Monticello Liquor also carries a small, boutique selection as well. These spirits are the higher tier of Sake that are not usually available at other stores.

Tasting & Sampling
Monticello brings the world of 
sake right to our store by offering sake tasting events. Keep an eye out for upcoming dates and open yourself up to the world of sake!

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Sake Facts
Pairing with Food
Strong, spicy foods do not go well with sake, but pairing sake is similar to pairings with wine. The goal is to enhance the flavor of the meal and the sake. Take the approach of 
matching similar flavors in the food or the sake with each other or pair the foods for their contrasting
 tastes. Don’t limit your foods to just Japanese or Asian styles; there are many other
 traditional foods will also work well.

Quality Does Matter
If you cook with sake, take note that it’s recommended to use a ginjo sake for flavorful, delicate seafoods. For more hearty dishes, such as pork, using a slightly stale sake will give you 
good results.

Storage & Temperature Control
There is no one correct temperature to serve sake. The ranges of flavor that can be 
experienced depending on the temperature, can be largely left to personal preference.