Thursday April 10, 2014
Ten days 'til Easter and a week until Passover, it's time to start considering wines for both holiday traditions. Whether you opt for ham, lamb, or something completely different, pairing wine with favorite family recipes can be a snap - check out our Easter wine pairing pointers here.
Or if you are looking to get a grip on what's at stake with kosher wines for Passover and want to know where to find producers that are as serious about their winemaking as they are about the kosher labeling requirements, then brush up on the basics of kosher wines and snag a few recs here.
The Easter season brings a unique opportunity to get familiar with the solid wine offerings coming out of Israel. Both well made and well rated, we've gathered up some of Israel's wine history, the lay of the land and appellations, along with fantastic producers to keep an eye out for the next time you are looking to expand your wine tasting adventure. Read more...
Pairing Wine with Easter Dinner
Kosher Wines for Passover
Wines of Israel
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Sunday March 30, 2014
Bringing some serious value, not to mention bubbles to the table, Spain's Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava showcases an engaging blend of nutty nuances and a dash of citrus on the nose.
The palate profile is fresh, with zippy acidity, bright lemon-lime fruit and apple undertones. A remarkable sparkling wine for the price, this Cava is made with a blend of regional grapes: Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo.
Perfect for parties, keep Cava in mind for appetizers, shellfish themes, tapas, and a variety of poultry picks.
Thursday March 27, 2014
Another year, another wine, but why does it matter whether you grab the latest release on the shelf or scout for a 2009 label? Varying considerably by wine and region, the specific factors of the local growing season exert an enormous influence on the vineyard's yields, ripeness or sugar levels, and overall vintage quality for the regional wines.
Bordeaux is often first to carry the vintage card, declaring vintages as excellent or merely good and giving consumers a glimpse of what to expect from different producers based on the season's weather conditions impacting everything from bud break to harvest and beyond. Learn more here...
Sunday March 23, 2014
Classic white Burgundy, the 2010 Bourgogne Blanc from Domaine Faiveley offers up plenty of apple blossom and engaging almond notes on the nose.
The palate profile reveals a mix of Granny Smith apple and ripe D'anjou pear with earthy undertones and mineral-driven nuances transported on zesty acidity.
The medium to fuller-body wraps up with remarkable balance and a persistent finish. Perfect for pairing with a variety of poultry dishes, grilled fish or shellfish, this 2010 Bourgogne Blanc sports delicious versatility.