We don't want to commit sacrilege but we have the perfect wine for both Passover and Easter or maybe a joint celebration if you reside in a household that celebrates both. But, we will warn you that these may not be the wines for your Passover if you want Kosher wines. But, trust us. Whether you have never heard of Gruner, may have heard it in passing or consider yourself a Grunerphile, this wine will make the perfect perfect accompaniment to matzo ball soup, roast chicken, ham or turkey. We know, we have tried them out.
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Nero d'Avola is the main red grape grown in Sicily. It's generally dense and jammy with dark red fruits. If you like Syrah, you might be a fan of Nero d'Avola. However, this wine can run the gamut. The Archeo version is a very light version of Nero d'Avola. If it were a little lighter, it would be a borderline rose. However, the Archeo is highly drinkable and enjoyable. It's an affordable every day wine! Salute!
In addition to its great price, there are two other things going for it. A great label. I know that I have cautioned against buying wine based on how much you like the wine but sometimes I am a bit of a hypocrite. But, this time, I didn't actually purchase the wine based on the label but on a recommendation. That didn't mean that I wasn't enjoying the label - I truly was (and when I found the model for the label - a women drinking a glass of wine abreast a bear, I liked it even more).
The holidays are here! Today is the second night of Hanukkah with Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner. Plus, don't forget New Year's! We know that the rush to buy gifts for family members, friends and co-workers is in full swing. One short week after that, the pressure is on to bring a great bottle of wine to your New Year's party. These wines are a great answer to your holiday gift giving quandary and will sure to be a hit at the New Year's party.
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As the warm weather turns cold, I turn my attention to bigger fruity red wines. For some reasons, big red wines brings comfort. Maybe it's because big red wines go so well with stews and heavy meat dishes, winter staples.
Today’s Wine Wednesday selection comes from Mexico. Mexico? Yep. Mexico. The L.A. Cetto 2007 Zinfandel is from Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico. Located northeast of Ensenada, the Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s largest wine producing region.
With much fanfare, Wine Spectator announced their top 100 wines of 2011. Not surprisingly, the list was dominated by American, Italian and French selections, as well as representations from a number of other countries, such as Spain, South Africa and Australia. The majority of wines were in the $50 to $100 range with the top price topping out at $175 and the lowest at $9.
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