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Will overswhirling your wine make it go flat?

Swirling has become so reflexive for me, I sometimes catch myself swirling my water glass. When it comes to bubbly, Read more
June 1, 2011 Posted by admin in Wine

Howard's Wine Pick of the Month:

Howard's Wine Pick of the Month: Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Chardonnay 2009

  Distinct aromas of ginger and lemon zest are joined by toasty coconut, melon and caramel alongside a mineral, flinty cedar chest oakiness overlaid by notes of honeysuckle. Well-balanced with a solid acid backbone, the wine is rich and medium-heavy with a broad, yet firm, mid-palate. The long, lingering finish displays a touch of spice and lively acidity. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear, pineapple and cantaloupe, Sonoma's full cornucopia of fruit, join a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile. Fermented in oak and undergoing complete malolactic fermentation, the wine shows a mature influence by older vines and promises to evolve over time, bringing joy to both winemaker and those lucky enough to savor a glass. Pairing tip: A great complement to poultry, shellfish and vegetables. Ideal with goat cheese or sheeps' milk cheese. Read more
June 1, 2011 Posted by admin in Wine

Fine Wine Classes and Tastings starting late August

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