O & T Sauvignon Review

Wine of the Week is a Sauvignon from France 🇫🇷  We recently started decorating for Spring/Summer and what better way to prepare for the new season than with some fresh, crisp white wine? Found at QFC (grocery store owned by Kroger) on sale from $11.99 to $8.99, I was SO impressed with this wine. Incredible quality for an incredible price.

Cheers!

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Whispering Angel Rosé and Loulay Review

The weather is starting to get warm so what better way to spend the afternoon than chilling some Whispering Angel over ice? Light fruit flavors make this the perfect spring time rosé. Price is around $20 a bottle if purchased at a store (such as Total Wine) but we purchased this off the menu at Loulay, a restaurant in Seattle, Washington. For lunch I split their burger and crab risotto with a friend. A very rich but delicious meal! Highly recommended food and wine. To learn more about this restaurant visit:

http://www.thechefinthehat.com/loulay-kitchen-seattle

Cheers!

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Cupcake Prosecco Review

Wine of the Week is some bubbly by Cupcake Vineyards. Notes include grapefruit, white peach and honeydew with a “toasted brioche finish”. (https://www.cupcakevineyards.com/wine/prosecco/) 

For around $9.99 at QFC, (local grocery store chain owned by Kroger) I think this is a fantastic deal. Rated 92 points by Los Angeles International, this Prosecco is loved by all.

To learn more about their wines visit http://www.cupcakevineyards.com

Cheers! 

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Golan Heights Winery 2016 Mount Hermon Red Review

Wine of the week is a 2016 Mount Hermon red. All the way from the Golan Heights Winery in Israel, you will not be disappointed with this bottle. Wine enthusiast rated it at 92 points and labeled it as “Best Buy”. 

Notes include vanilla, mixed berries, butterscotch, violet and juniper. The finish is a mixture of both floral notes and cranberry. 

Found for around $13, this is an incredible price for how delicious it is. Highly recommended. 

Cheers! 

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Mionetto Brut Prosecco Review

What did everyone drink for brunch this past weekend? Mimosas I hope! Wine of the Week is a Brut Prosecco by Mionetto. Paired with orange juice, this made for the perfect mimosa concoction. Notes include a blend of fruits, but you can really taste the hint of golden apples. Dry, crisp, fresh and light, this bottle is the perfect choice for a holiday, celebration or just because. Found at QFC (grocery store chain owned by Kroger) on sale from around $10 to about $6, this bottle was a steal for the quality.

Cheers!

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2016 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc Review

Spring is here and we know what that means… time for some fresh, crisp white wine in the sun. Wine of the Week is a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Charles Krug. Notes include lime, citrus, passionfruit and and grapefruit. On sale from $24.99 to $12.99, this bottle was a steal. Found at QFC (grocery store chain owned by Kroger), I’m sure this bottle can be purchased at many locations near you.

To learn more about wines from Charles Krug, visit their website at http://www.charleskrug.com

Cheers!

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2014 Chateau Ste Michelle Syrah Review

Wine of the Week is a 2014 Syrah from Chateau Ste Michelle. Notes include ripe berries, vanilla and brown sugar. This bottle was a gift, so after doing some research I found that it can be purchased for about $15.

Fun fact:
Wine Spectator rated this Syrah at 89 points and Top 100 Value in 2017. Wine Enthusiast also rated it at 87.

What pairs best with Syrah? Below is a link from one of my favorite websites, Wine Folly.
http://winefolly.com/tutorial/syrah-food-pairing/

To learn more about Chateau Ste Michelle and their delicious wines visit http://www.ste-michelle.com

Cheers!

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Ruffino Prosecco Review

It’s Monday. Monday’s suck. So we’re out here poppin’ bottles for wine of the week! Enjoy this Prosecco by itself or pair with fresh orange juice to make a mimosa. Notes include peach and golden apple. this bottle was actually a gift, so I had to do a little bit of research to find the price. Seems like the price point is anywhere from $10.99-13.99 and can be found at retailers such as Total Wine and other wine websites. I highly recommend this bottle- it was fresh, light and delicate. Perfect for a spring night, paired with  fresh seafood or any kind of poultry/fish. To pair with dessert I would do truffle popcorn or any kind of chocolate. A mixed berry tart would compliment this sparkling wine as well.

Cheers!

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2016 JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay Review

This is weeks Wine of the Week is a 2016 Butter Chardonnay. We found this bottle at Costco and I was so excited because I don’t often see it at many places to buy! I’m not a huge fan of most Chardonnay wines, but I really do love this one. If you purchase this bottle directly from their website (www.jamcellars.com) it’s $15.99. The price was similar at Costco as well, around $12.99 or so.

Notes:

“Butter brims with stone fruit and baked-lemon notes resulting in a vanilla finish” (JaM Cellars). Rich, creamy and smooth, I highly recommend this wine for people who have ever been skeptical of Chardonnay wines.

Cheers!

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