Monday May 13, 2013
Crafted from Monastrell vines (same grape as the French Mourvèdre) that range from 40-75 years old, this exceptional value from Spain brings some serious black fruit, svelte tannin, stellar spice, and a medium to fuller body profile.
Downright delicious from start to well-honed finish, the Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill" is perfect for pairing with a variety of grilled favorites, lamb shawarma, or meat empanadas.
Sunday May 5, 2013
One week away from Mother's Day and there are plenty of wine-themed delights for celebrating Mom with savvy sparkling wines or fruity wine-infused cocktails and mimosas. While most people's mental mimosa is technically a "Buck's Fizz" - this Champagne-based cocktail has been a top contributor to Mother's Day celebrations for decades.
These spring season openers are easy to make, easy to drink, and add a festive flare to virtually any favorite fruit juice, not just orange juice. If you are looking for some simple, yet elegant mimosa and wine cocktail recipes, then we've got you covered, check them out here.
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Sunday May 5, 2013
Always a hit for it's sweet apple fruit appeal and dainty bubbles, this tasty sparkling wine from southern France's Languedoc-Roussillon region is picture perfect from the super snazzy flip-top bottle closure to the highly aromatic 100% Mauzac Blanc grapes (a white wine grape indigenous to southwest France) forming the wine's foundation.
Crafted by running the wine through primary fermentation and then capping the bottles before fermentation finishes up to capture the bubbles and keep alcohol levels on the lower side (6%), Toad Hollow's Risque sparkler promises to perk up appetites as a delicate aperitif or wrap up a meal alongside a fruit-themed pie or custard-based dessert.
Risque is a top pick for Mother's Day brunch celebrations!
Monday April 29, 2013
The 2010 Bridlewood Cabernet Sauvignon out of Paso Robles offers solid quality and dense, dark berry fruit. There's plenty of blackberry jam and a wisp of smoky oak on the nose.
The palate profile echoes ripe blackberry fruit and plum with well woven tannins, good balance, and top notch food pairing versatility. Give this Cab a go with grilled brats, burgers, and marinated steak.
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