Rose
November 18, 2008

2006-red-featherNow I have sampled many rose wines and had yet to find one to my taste:  that is, until I was introduced to Arrowleaf rose.  Mostly Pinot Noire kissed with a hint of Chardonnay.  A refreshing, yet slighly sweet wine ( due to its strawberry and cherry notes), I would recommend this wine for any occassion and would be a fine compliment to most summer dishes, be them roasted eggplant with zuccinni, to Coquilles Saint Jacques, to any pasta dish served with a subtle cream sauce.

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Viognier vs. Chardonnay
October 12, 2008

Most people will agree that when asked about what to serve at a fall dinner, most would answer ‘Chardonnay’ or ‘Sauv. Blanc’.  A great alternative is a viognier, a great fall wine that has the heaviness of a chardonnay, but without the harsh oakiness (whether it’s oaked or unoaked, both, in my opinion, both taste the same).  There is a buttery quality to this wine as well as a citrisy note, that lingers long aferwards.  By far, this would be a great choice for your ThanksGiving dinner this fall, but could and would be better served with a chorizo infused pasta dish.  So try this wine an alternative for this holiday weekend.