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People often ask about Orin Swift when they are in the store, so with the release of the 2013 Machete California Red we thought this might be a good time to clear up any confusion about changes made to this iconic brand over the last few years.
The history is this: A gentleman named David Phinney started a wine company in 1998 called Orin Swift (not a person), Orin being his father's middle name and Swift being his mother's maiden name. He started out by making a little wine you may have heard of, The Prisoner. In the years that followed, Mr. Phinney released other Orin Swift wines: Abstract, Saldo, Palermo, Cuttings, Mercurey Head, Blindfold, Veladora, etc..., some only released in certain vintages. In 2009, some of the Orin Swift brands were sold to a new company called 'The Prisoner Wine Company'.
So what's the story now? The Prisoner Wine Company now produces 5 wines, under the guidance of winemaker Jen Beloz: The Prisoner, Saldo, Blindfold, Cuttings, and Thorn. No David Phinney, no Orin Swift (not a person).
Mr. Phinney still owns Orin Swift Cellars and produces a bevy of wines, including Abstract, Palermo, Mannequin, Papillon, and, of course, today's featured wine, Machete.
The 2013 Machete is big, dark, and brooding, with aromas of mountain fruits and floral notes. The palate has concentrated berry, black cherry, and mocha flavors with notes of earth and bramble, and finishes soft and lush with supple tannins and a slight minerality. There are 12 different labels for each vintage of Machete, so you never know which wine you might get, which adds a fun twist.
Machete is available right now in our wine department for $49.99/bottle, but supplies are limited.
Since we are talking about David Phinney, it is at least worth a mention that he makes some other great wines in conjunction with growers from around the world. The Locations wines (E, F, I, AR, CA) are definitely worth a try if you like Mr. Phinney's style of winemaking.
We're thrilled to now offer a Hills Own Specialty Pizza menu at The Hills Market Worthington. Chef Nate and his team have worked through dozens of recipes to find the next best pizzas and we think we've cooked up something good! We're now offering a variety of pizzas from the classic Marghertia to a Pesto Herbed Chicken to a Low-Country BBQ pizza. We've even gone as far as to offering a Hot pizza with Sriracha pizza sauce. It's truly too hot to not try! Check out the menu on our blog consisting of 10 new Hills Own Pizzas and then go ahead, order one tonight!
Click here to check out our menu.
Check out their review in The Columbus Dispatch.
Is your love a wine lover? We've got plenty of great gifts in our wine department, sure to please any palate (and budget). Here are three new and unique bottles to try.
The Hills Market Worthington, a locally owned specialty grocer is looking for an outstanding part time person to join our kitchen team.
We are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You must be available to work any shift and reliable transportation is a must. This position will mostly be night weekend shifts.
The Hills Market offers competitive pay, a team work ethic, and we promote from within whenever possible.
This person does not need to be a prep-chef. Prepared foods experience is a plus but what we really need is a manager that can refill product, clean, lead, and be a customer service ambassador.
High School Education or Higher
Basic Computer Skills Such as Typing and Email
Basic Accounting Skills
Able to Lift at least 35 - 50Lbs
Able to work/stand for long periods of time
2 – 3 years of Retail Experience or Food Service Experience
Position Specific Responsibilities
Responsible for the supervision and direction of the Back of House team in the absence of the department manager or managers. Team Lead will work in collaboration with the Director of Food Service and the department leads, to determine priorities in scheduling the work to be performed as well as supervising that work is done in the absence of the department leads.
Team Lead will be responsible for monitoring inventory levels of product available for purchase i.e., “Hills Own” products, Chefs Case, Grab & Go, Bakery & Deli and will be responsible for expediting the restocking of those as needed. Team Lead may perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Food Service, BOH Manager, Store Management and ownership.
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