fish friendly whites
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fish friendly whites

Summer nights are perfect for a quick-grilled white fish with just a spritz of fresh lemon, Italian parsley and capers. These crisp, light Italian whites are perfect pairings.  Gavi: Digging the acacia and lemon spritz notes in Riva Leone Gavi ($14.99) and a fleshier apple Michele Chiarlo Rovereto ($16.99).  Falanghina: This is more of a deep yellow wine, with a hint of herbs … Continue reading

bastille day finds
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bastille day finds

We all know the famous regions, but on this Bastille Day (July 14) let’s celebrate some lesser known regions in France.  Camargue: Near Arles, the terroir here is sandy which helped them avoid the pest phylloxera which scourged most other regions. Pre-phylloxera Grenache vines. Try the salmon-tinted, peachy Pink Flamingo Gris Rosé. $14  Ventoux: East of the Rhône Valley, it gets some … Continue reading

june values & splurges
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june values & splurges

We’re still recommending some great values and splurges for whatever summer needs arise at every price point! valuesJean Luc Colombo Les Abeilles: This white Côtes du Rhône (80% Clairette and 20% Roussanne) has notes of apple blossoms and tangy yellow apple. And for every bottle purchased, the Colombo family, life-long beekeepers and grape growers, makes a donation to the … Continue reading