The holidays are going to approach faster than we know it! A fun gifting idea (or maybe just a gift for yourself hehe) is an Hermès wine rack. What could be more luxurious than that?!
Contact through http://www.hermes.com for price information
Below is a super helpful link to explain how long to let different kinds of wine breathe for.
This week we’re tasting wine from Italy! 🇮🇹 I found that this bottle can be purchased for about $7.99.
“This wine has a light straw color with green tints. It has a light floral and fruity bouquet featuring apples and pears. The palate is bright, fresh and dry showing nice balance and a lingering acidity perfect for a variety of lighter cuisine.” (https://m.wine.com/product/la-fiera-pinot-grigio-2015/152495)
Below is a link from Food & Wine offering great food pairing ideas that go well with Pinot Gris.
Yesterday was Sunday Funday and what better way than to spend the weekend wine tasting?! I decided to visit Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. Upon moving to Seattle, everyone told me that the place to visit was this winery. To be honest, I wasn’t that impressed. The venue was small and crowded. Something interesting to note though was that they have concerts here. We did one white pour and one red pour for $10 a person (equalling $20 total). I would recommend going to this winery on a week day if you can swing it. It was nearly impossible to speak to anyone about the wines because the servers were so busy. I would go again, mainly to see the peacock that was running around outside! Haha again, I enjoyed the wines but didn’t like the lack of space to walk around outside and the overall chaotic nature of the tasting room itself.
Below is a link to Chateau Ste Michelle if anyone is interested in the wines they carry and/or information for their tastings.
Shabbat dinner called for some good French white wine 😋 this week I decided to review the 2015 Domain de L’Idylle. We paired this wine with black cod, rice and mushroom soup. For dessert we had a mixed berry cobbler. Needless to say I’m not working on my summer body hahah. I found that the average price for this wine is around $15. That is very reasonable for the quality!
“Very bright white with subtle citrus aromas (lemon) and little white flowers. The wine has a frank attack, a nice intensity, elegant roundness due to the maturation on the lees.” (http://www.vin-savoie-idylle.fr/produit/cruet-en/)
The official website for this wine recommended lake or river fish (trout with almonds or dimmer of sole) and shellfish. Cheese and fondue was also recommended.
I also found a fun article from Food & Wine on French pairings. The article isn’t specific to this one particular wine, but all kinds of French wines. There are some pretty amazing recipes in here. I’d love to hear feedback if anyone attempts to create one of these pairings!
Cheers, my fellow wine lovers!
This week I decided to review a 2015 Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina called Trapiche. What intrigued me upon choosing this bottle was that it got 90 points from James Suckling. On the Trapiche website, I found out it won other awards too including 88 points from Wine Spectator, and 88 points from Wine Enthusiast. I found this bottle at our local grocery store chain in Seattle, Washington called QFC. QFC is owned by Kroger, so I’m sure that finding this bottle at a grocery store near you would be easy. On sale for about $11.99, I found it to be a good price for a wine that was easy to drink. The profile wasn’t too complex, so it could be a good introductory wine for people just starting to explore reds/Malbec.
“Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins.” (http://www.trapichewines-usa.com/wine/oak-cask-malbec/)
The official website for Trapiche Argentina suggests that this Malbec be served with cheeses, red meats, mushrooms, stew and the typical Argentine “Asado”.
What is “Asado?”
I had never heard of this before today! It turns out Asado is similar to barbeque, although if you ask someone from Argentina if it’s similar they will be insulted! Asado is made from a similar concept- fire, grill and meat, but it is different. Below is a step by step link from an article by The Real Argentina. I’d love to hear feedback if people have ever had this meal or if they plan to make it!
Cheers… and bon appétit!
I can relate to this on a spiritual level hahaha
Haha. Always 😉