I’m looking forward to raising a glass to bring in 2018, and I’ve spent some time looking for the right affordable sparkling wine to go with the occasion.
Sparkling rosé seems to lend itself to festive and holiday occasions. After all, it’s bubbly and pink.
William Hill Estate’s North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent value and a perfect wine for drinking on winter nights.
There are a number of wines — reds, whites and rosés — that go well with the Thanksgiving dinner, but over the last few years, Pinot Noir has emerged as my favorite red to pair with the traditional feast, and Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir from Chile is an excellent, inexpensive choice.
In the past, I’ve written about the excellent Pinot Noir being produced in New Zealand. Matua’s Pinot Noir is no exception, and it carries the added benefit of being less expensive than the other Kiwi wines I’ve mentioned.
Weingut Steininger’s Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, is a light, dry white wine that’s fresh, flavorful and an excellent match with a wide variety of foods.
For years, I had been reluctant to try Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, and I’m sorry to say I was prejudiced and foolish.
There is little argument that some of Spain’s best red wines come from the Rioja region in the north central part of the country.
I know the rules. I was raised in the South where it’s written into the legal codes — no white apparel or wines after Labor Day.
For some long-forgotten reason, I developed a bias a while ago against Chateau Souverain wines, and I suspect it was during the murky years of the winery’s history.