merry fizzmas!
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merry fizzmas!

For our final Fizzmas fizz, we have some amazing vintage rosé Champagne. Super delicate bubbles and delicious dried, minerally strawberry. For our dinner we have the Italian feast of the seven fishes. We had the amazing Sanct Valentin Sauvignon from St Michael Eppan (obsessed with the crisp whites from Alto Adige) for the first course. … Continue reading

the 12 days of fizzmas: crémant from bordeaux on day 5
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the 12 days of fizzmas: crémant from bordeaux on day 5

Bordeaux’s main white grapes are Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, so obv that’s what most of their sparkling is made from. Jaillance Crémant is made in the same method as champagne, and their “Cuvée de l’Abbaye” is made with Semillon and Cab Franc grapes. It’s dry, delicious, and awesome with savory foods (like gougères, aka cheese puffs). The … Continue reading

drink me: washington wines
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drink me: washington wines

Went to a great little Washington state wine tasting this week. Way lesser known than California and even Oregon, but great values and worth seeking out if you get recommendations. Here were my standouts! Delille Cellars – Chaleur Estate Blanc grape: 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon AVA: Yakima Valley yum factor: peach, perfumed, with a … Continue reading

drink me: great greeks
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drink me: great greeks

I’ve been having some really good Greek wines lately, and not just because it’s Olympic time. Made from the popular Greek grape Assyrtiko, they’re perfect for summer – light, crisp, refreshing. Think: white cliffs on Santorini, fresh fish, cool wine on a warm beachy night… So let’s get to it! argyros Olympian comparison:  Ryan Lochte, my … Continue reading