Thursday May 23, 2013
If firing up the grill will be part of your Memorial Day Weekend plans, then check out our top wine picks for a variety of grilled favorites.
From grilled pork chops to grilled salmon, and steaks, burgers, and brats to hotdogs, chicken, and barbecue sauce, we'll get you started with some solid wine finds for your favorite grilled foods.
Check out our Griller's Guide to Wine here.
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Thursday May 23, 2013
An All-American red wine aged in American Oak - perfect for Memorial Day weekend gatherings while firing up the grill.
Lodi's Old Vine Zinfandels enjoy a well-worn reputation for bringing some serious fruit, solid acidity and an enticing intensity to the table. The 2010 Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel is no exception.
With ripe raspberry, blackberry and dark cherry cloaked in swirls of vanilla and pepper on the nose, moving forward to an explosion of red fruit on the palate with an underlying herbal zestiness and much anticipated sweet spice on the finish from the American oak influence, this Zinfandel is a terrific ambassador for Lodi.
The well-built Klinker Brick Old Vine Zin brings its own flare to grilled fare, making it a top pick for upcoming Memorial Day Weekend gatherings.
Monday May 13, 2013
Crafted from Monastrell vines (same grape as the French Mourvčdre) 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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