The Week of Bubbles 5! Final entry of the year!
I am not going to be drinking Krug this New Year’s Eve. However, if I was to be banished on a desert island and could only bring 1 bottle of champagne with me…this would be it. Their regular (ha!) non-vintage Prestige Cuvee is the stuff that dreams are made of. Classic aromas of nuts, toast, white flowers. Perfectly balanced and divine with just about any food on the planet Earth. ...
The Week of Bubbles 4!
Ok…I’ve been getting ahead of myself…there are some GREAT sparkling wines for every budget right here in the good ol’ US of A. If you’re on a budget, try Domaine Saint Vincent, a private label from the Gruet family available at Best Cellars in NYC for a mere $12. Made with the same grapes as Champers (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) but from New Mexico. I know! Who woulda...
Over the EDGE Wine Picks for NYE and Beyond →
Matthew Wexler, writer and chef extraordinaire (www.roodeloo.com) asked me a few wine questions for the end of the year…enjoy!
findyourlegs asked: Hey Kristen, love your blog. I was wandering if you could help me I'm coming to San Francisco next month and want to buy a special Californian Red with a budget of around $80. It would need to be something that I shouldn't have too much trouble finding in a bottleshop etc. Thanks :)
The Week of Bubbles 3!
Besserat de Bellefon rose Champagne. Now don’t get all weird on me because this is a rose…this may be one of the best food friendly champers out there. One for the meal and the New Year’s toast! It’s dry, with just a hint of red berry fruit (it has spent a small amount of time, just hours, in contact with the grape skins of the Pinot Noir and Meunier). Also I’ve...
The week of Bubbles 2!
Don’t want to spend a ton of money but want something classy for New Year’s, try Jaillance Cremant de Bourgogne. This sparkler is made with the same grapes at true Champagne (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) but since it’s made in Burgundy, they can charge a little less. Burgundy is known for their amazing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, so why wouldn’t this be fabulous?! ...
The week of bubbles!
Hey! Try Hi Prosecco! This sparlker has light fruity bubbles that you’d expect from the Italian Glera grape (aka prosecco). Good price too! http://www.hiprosecco.com/
Wine portfolio: How to drink wine (and you thought... →
Love this! Although if I am not doing a traditional tasting or at a restaurant, I tend towards a heavy (or “vulgar” as my teacher used to say) party pour. : ) 1. Fill red wine glasses 1/3 full, white wine glasses 1/2 full, and sparkling wine 3/4 full. 2. Twist the bottle at the end…
Anonymous asked: i am looking for some full bodied wines for under $10. any advice?
winerelated asked: Hey kristen, I tasted a very bitter viognier yesterday, blind (and blew it) :(. Anyway! What I was wondering is, I really didn't enjoy the wine on it's own, just too bitter for me. But all of the other components of stone fruits and beautiful floral aromatics were definitely intriguing! What would you recommend food-wise to pair with a wine like this?? BTW the wine was a Chateau St....