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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 of the Week- 8/14/2019

Wine: Altana Perlage Region: Veneto, Italy Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Price: $13.99-$17.99 Taste: Yummy! Fresh with small bubbles. Taste of ripe berries. Pairs with: This wine pairs well with a day with the girls and embodies the idea of rose all day! Try it with cheese and salmon. FYI: This wine is organic, which means that the wine is made from organic grapes. This wine is also biodynamic. Biodynamic is a farming practice, where certain wine making processes such as planting grapes...

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 7/31/2019

Wine Notes: Casalone Mariposa Rosso Region: Piedmont, Italy Grapes: Brachetto (aka Braquet (French) and Borgogna (Lagne, Italy) Price: $15.99 Taste: This wine so pretty! It smells of rose petals and berries. The wine is light to medium in body. The palate mirrors the nose (taste like it smells: blackberries, strawberries and rose petals). This wine is low alcohol. sweet, refreshing, with an effervescence. Pairs with: Nice on it's own. Try it with spicy meats, chocolate tart, or fresh ripe berries and...

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...

Where in the World is Shall We Wine Going? First Stop, May 2019

FIRST STOP: COLLIO, ITALY WHERE IS IT? Collio is located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy. WHY AM I GOING? Some of the best white wines in the world are produced in Collio. Collio’s temperature dramatically shifts from day to night (I packed extra layers) therefor is textbook for creating deep complex wines. The vineyards are on hillside (comfy shoes are packed) with layers of marl and sandstone (that’s the soil), that the locals refer to as ponca. WHAT DO I EXPECT TO DRINK? I’m sure the...

Bordeaux Wines Fun & Games

Vin de Bordeaux is making wine education fun again with their Bordeaux Wines Pop Up Trade Tasting series. Wednesday, March 25, 2019 Chicago class hosted at Virtue restaurant in Hyde Park used an interactive casino style game to teach about the diversity of Bordeaux wines. The restaurant's bar area was set up with six top tables covered with a large mat resembling a black jack table and casino chips.“We’re playing a blind tasting game!” I heard someone say! Few things...

Looking for Something New?

Looking for a delicious and affordable sparkling rose? Try the Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire Brut Rose (Average price $25) 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Pinot Noir. This wine has a pretty pale pink color with ripe raspberries on the nose. A creamy mouthfeel, fresh and crisp with sweet raspberries, cherries, and nuttiness on the finish. ...