Pop the cork! Holiday Parties are coming up and we here at Wine.com decided to make it a little easier on you and give you our top 5 Sparkling wines under $20.
- Adami Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut Bosco di Gica
We love this wine. Prosecco is fresh and fruity, and definitely a people pleaser! A straw yellow color. Creamy texture, with delicate and long-lasting bubbles! On the nose, it is rich, with excellent fruit, releasing scents of yellow apple and peach, with notes of wisteria and acacia blossom. Wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurably crisp spiciness. The palate holds a delicious vein of acidity, displaying a crisp, savoury mouthfeel. Generous, lingering flavours nicely mirror the nose and achieve perfect balance.
Antonio Galloni’s Vinous agrees with a 91 pt. score. “Adami’s NV Prosecco Superiore Bosco di Gica emerges from the glass with mineral-infused white fruit, smoke and crushed rocks in an intense, serious style of Prosecco I find appealing”
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Talented ukulele player, animal and nature lover, winery proprietor, and accomplished actor, Sam Neill is a super cool guy. His winery in Central Otago, New Zealand, is called Two Paddocks, and these small production wines made by rock star winemaker Dean Shaw are top-notch examples of what can be achieved in this most southernly wine region in the world. I met Sam and Dean in New Zealand earlier this year, and while I was already a fan of Sam’s acting career, I immediately became a raving fan of the Two Paddocks wines. Continue reading Last Winery on Earth – Welcome to Two Paddocks
It’s Bastille Day! La Fête nationale, The National Celebration, The French Revolution!
I can’t help but think of Champagne on a day like this, and what better way to celebrate than pop a bottle of bubbles and yell “Vive La France!”Here are my top 5 Champagnes that could have been used to celebrate the revolution! Continue reading Top 5 Champagnes for Bastille Day!
Whether you call them “porch pounders” or “summer sippers,” these refreshing wines evoke everything you love about the season — brilliant sunsets, long hot days and backyard barbecues. They are the quintessential easy drinkers and they make everything a little brighter and more fun.
Here are some of my favorites: Continue reading Somme Things I Think About: What do I want to drink on a summer day?
Kia Ora! (Maori greeting literally meaning “be well,” but more commonly used to mean “Hi”)
On a wine trip to New Zealand
earlier this year, I fell in love. No, I didn’t meet Mr. Right, but I did fall for the wine region of my dreams! New Zealand is most famous in the US for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
, and while it fully deserves that fame, there’s so much more to love across both islands. Continue reading New Zealand – The Land of Diversity and Innovation