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SOME WINE SUGGESTIONS
November 13, 2014

WINE QUOTE

Here is a brief listing of some of the wines available for your holiday table.

It is not exhaustive but does give you a nice representation.

Whites

 

Selbach Kabinet Riesling $13.99  Energetic and exceptionally refreshing

 Dr. Loosen Riesling $13.99    lightly fruity with flavors of apple honey and minerals.

 Lorenz Gruner Weltiner  17.99    flavors of green pepper and lime, Grüner Veltliner is an exotic alternative to   Sauvignon Blanc.

 Trimbach Gewurtztraminer  $23.99   translated as “spice wine” the gewürztraminer is an off dry win with a flamboyant bouquet of lychee nuts !  Really a spectacular choice.

 Pierre Sparr Gewurtztraminer   $22.99 a drier style, less spice , a drier fruit base with a bit more acidity. Great food pairing wine.

 Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc   $14.99  Crisp sauvignon blanc , light, and refreshing. Save $3.00 a bottle.

 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc. $14.99  A nice, lighter sauvignon blanc. It encourages a second glass.

 Matua Sauvignon Blanc  $13.99 New Zealand bargain wine…with a hint of dried grapefruit. Lovely !

 A to Z Pinot Gris  $ 16.99  A unique choice from Oregon…with a hint of fruit on a dry base of citrus.

 Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris    $19.99  As with all Alsatian wines..several degrees drier than their California relatives.

 Miner Viognier   $24.99    A varietal has more natural aromatics that include notes of peach, pears, violets and minerals.

 Fess Parker   $22.99     A more fruit forward, more floral  example of Viognier .

 Olivier La Flaive Bourgogne Blanc  declassified white Burgundy.  Crisp, clean, full bodied with little oak. 100% chardonnay from a marvelous Burgundian house.

 La Crema Chardonnay    $21.99  Our #1 selling chardonnay.  Soft , with toasty pear overtones. Lovely.

 Newton Red Label Chardonnay $24.99  Normally $29.99.  Lots of toasty oak aging shows forth. Limited!

 Reds:

Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau   $12.99  THE festive wine of the season.  A lighter red

 Felino Malbec   $19.99    #1 selling Malbec.  Soft, rounded,easing drinking wine which pears with most courses of a meal.

 Alma Negra Malbec   $20.99  A bigger bolder style red from Argentina. 

 Meiomi Pinot Noir   19.99  a very fruit forward red, lovely color.

 La Crema Pinot Noir  $21.99  a little bolder pinot…a classic style

 Jouget Cabernet Franc Chinon   $22.99 A softer red wine produced along the Loir Valley.

 Alexander Valley Merlot $19.99 Wines from the Alexander Valle in Sonoma generally have less tannic and can cross over to accompany lighter foods.

 Clos la Chance  Merlot   $15.99 A value Merlot which still offers a great glass of wine.

 Sparkling

Sophia Riesling sparkling   $14.99

 Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling    $ 13.99  Limited availability but lovely complement to a meal.

 Zardetto Prosecco   $14.99  Special pricing for our #1 selling Prosecco.

 Alma Negra sparkling Malbec   $19.99  Brand New in the market…more of a rose than a Malbec.

 Domain Chandon Brut or Blanc de Noir   $19.99   Reduced for the holidays.

 Banfi Brachetto d’Acqui    $23.99 Italy’s premier sparkling dessert red wine.

 Conterno Brachetto         $19.99   Italy’s premier sparkling dessert red wine.

 Vietti Sparkling Moscato   $16.99   Lots of honey fruit in the glass with small bubbles.

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING 2014
November 12, 2014

               

Yes...its that time again.   To ask the familiar questions...will it be the "same old.... same old" or will we offer something different for this year's Thanksgiving.

Let me offer some wines that everyone will enjoy , even if they do not drink wine on a regular basis.

Several rules....
#1  The wine should not be over $25.00 per bottle.We are talking turkey here...not fillet mignon.
You want a wine which doesn't overpower the turkey...which often is rather moist but bland nevertheless.

#2 The wine should not be overly alcoholic.  In the past wine guru's went nuts over high alcohol zinfandels  which, after the second glass you were ready to take the snooze (and miss the second half of the game). Keep it under 12% and pace yourself.

#3 Choose  wines which are refreshing, not overly heavy.   Suggestions would include  French Alsatian Gewurtraminer, Austrian Grüner Veltliner, German dry rieslings, Oregon Pinot Gris, Italian Pinot Grigio, California Fume Blanc or Viognier.  There are a wide variety to choose from.
For reds, lighter does better.  Beaujolais Nouveau comes out the week BEFORE Thanksgiving and adds a lighter color to the wine palate. Pinot Noir, especially lighter, fruitier styles, work well, as do Malbecs from Argentina and Merlot from California.  But watch the alcohol...some might be blended with other grapes  which may raise the alcohol level and the tannin levels.


Starting with a crisp sparkling wine always provides an elegant touch , before the meal and with dessert (there will be dessert, won't there ?) With California prices for sparkling wines being reduced for the holidays, you might wish to offer a blanc de blanc or blanc de noir. And don't forget Prosecco from northern italy as well as several sparkling red wines...both dry and sweeter styles.

Below  I am offering some specific suggestions on wines which follow the rules above and won't carve out too much from your wallet, leaving more energy to spend doing your own carving on the turkey.

We are also offering a sparkling riesling and moscato as a "fin de din-din" wine.

Enough of the generalizations....here are some specifics.  

Gene Veronesi

CHAMPAGNE SPECIALS
November 6, 2014

Finally...we are able to offer significant savings on the BEST champagnes and sparkling wines available.
The French champagne houses want to lower their inventory here in the  states for tax purposes so
HUGH discounts are offered to us during the months of November and December.

Some of the savings include:

Veuve Cliquot Brut    regular price  $65.99    NOW  $59.99
Veuve Cliquot Rose   regular price $74.99   NOW  $59.99
Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame  regular price   $189.99   NOW   $149.99

Moet Brut Imperial   regular price   $56.99    NOW  $49.99
Moet Brut Imperial  1.5 liter    $159.99    NOW   $139.99
Moet Dom Perignon   $195.99


 Veuve Fourny and Fils  1er Cru   $54.99

J.Lassalle Cuve Preference  $49.99

NV Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut, Tours-Sur-Marne    $39.99 reg. $59.99

2013 Vietti Moscato d’Asti DOCG “Cascinetta”, Piedmont                        $14.99      

NV Bailly Lapierre Reserve Brut Cremant de Bourgogne, Burgundy          $18.99 (early December arrival)

Domaine Chandon California Sparkling  $24.99   $19.99

Zardetto Prosecco    $16.99   $14.99

Stock up now.  In January everything goes back to it s original price...or higher !

Wine of the Day

SOME PARTING THOUGHTS
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                     How to cook a turkey Step 1.  Buy the turkey           Step 2.  Have a glass of wine Step 3. Stuff turkey                  Step 4. Have a glass of wine Step 5. Put turkey in Oven           Step 6. Relax and have a glass of wine Step 7. Turk the bastey              Step 8. Wine of glass another get Step 9. Hut for meat thermometer            Step 10. Glass yourself another pour of wine              Step 11. Bake the wine for 4 hours Step 12. Take the oven out of the turkey            Step 13.  Tet the sable Step 14. Grab another wottle of bine Step 15. Turk the carvey !

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