Friday, June 15, 2018

White+Sparkling Wines -Celebratory Sips

Sparkling + white  wines from Loire Valley France, South Africa and Greece-travel the globe, palate wise-without leaving home.
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BOUVET-Ladubay--crisp lively texture, clean balanced fruit flavors-very elegant 20% Chardonnay/80% Chenin Blanc- priced under $14-  from winery established in 1851-now run by 4th generation family.
Domaine de Cézen-Coteaux de Loir-good till the last drop...well balanced Chenin grapes-from clay-calcareous soil-this wine pairs well with grilled fish
Rich volcanic soils on the glorious Santorini island plus that fab weather=ideal growing conditions for native island grape...Assyrtiko by the Santo Winery-a co-op...crisp, medium bodied fruit-acid - with citrus, stone, and lemongrass  mouthfuls...vinified in stainless steel....ideal for Mediterranean or Asian cuisines eaten anywhere!
Nonalcoholic sips are in demand...fresh apples bouquet-delicious chilled-Martinelli's Organic Sparkling Cider. is flute worthy, Widely available.
GIFT IDEA....for the wine lover
Hydro Flask launches the ez clean,  soft cooler- UNBOUND™-insulated carry-alls (pack and a tote). The tote-pictured above-has roomy main compartment -under the lid... and zip side upper compartment sized for a bottle of wine. Fairly lightweight (48oz)- vs other like haulers-and keeps contents up to 48 hours cold. IMO-good travel bag too-especially for those that have to travel with keep cold meds. Aquaseal zips-keep contents dry-and is leakproof-...plus it stands up on its own too. $274.95 NICE.