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Champagne Basics

October 18, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of #ChampagneDay, a yearly social media celebration made possible by Champagne lovers from around the world." Comité Champagne We provide some recommendations for Champagne Day in our October newsletter (Link). Read on for some champagne basics that will help you understand these magical bubbles, and impress your friends! Location: Champagne is the name of a winemaking region in France. It is about 100 miles east of Paris. Smaller than the state of...

Wine of the Week Wine Notes- 8/21/2019

Wine: 2015 Sharrott Winery TRIO Region: New Jersey, Outer Coastal Plain Grapes: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Price: $34.99 Taste: This wine is impressive! The wine smells of berries, cassis, and lavender. It’s medium bodied, electric on the tongue, chewy and bursting with dark fruit, pepper, leather and sweet berry flavor.  Pairings: Perfect wine to get you out of a wine rut! This will excite your palate.  FYI: The Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in southeastern New Jersey. Wine...

Wine of the Week 8/7/2019

Wine: 2016 Louis Chenu Pere et Fille, "Aux Clous" Region: Savigny- les- Beaune, 1er Cru France (Burgundy) Grapes: Pinot Noir Price: $40 Taste: Bursting with cherry and strawberry flavors supported by earthy, herbal and mineral notes. Pairs With: Classic pairings with pork and salmon dishes. When to Serve: With someone you love. This is too good for open to the general public. FYI Let's break down this wine so that you can get a better understanding of how special it...

Wine of the Week 7/24/2019

Wine: Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Excellence Non Vintage Region: Mendocino County, California Grapes: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir Price: $20 Taste: Aged two years on the lees, which gives it toasty note. This wine also full malolatic fermentation which which provides a creamy texture. Great fruit, elegant. Pairs With: This is a great aperitif, serve with egg dishes and fried foods. When to Serve: This is the sparkling to serve when you want to impress your...

WINE LIST TIP: ITALIAN EDITION

Sometimes you're looking at a list and you don't know where to start! While there are variations to every list (maybe varietal may come first, etc.), here's a breakdown of how two wine examples could be listed as on a list: Tenuta Sant'Antonio, Scaia, Garganega Chardonnay Blend, Veneto, 2017 Let's separate it into five parts: (1) Tenuta Sant'Antonio, (2) Scaia, (3) Garganega Chardonnay Blend, (4) Veneto, (5) 2017 (1) is the producer of the wine (2) is the name of the wine (3) is the type...