I’ve been waiting for agreeable weather to pour you some of my favorite spring and summer wines, and this Friday looks promising……….fingers crossed. If you want to know what your favorite wine guy drinks when the weather turns warm and sunny, don’t miss this tasting! If you like all variety of whites as well as life-changing dry rosé, do not miss this tasting. I think you see the point. Don’t miss this tasting!
Many of you might not know that I actually drink more white, pink, and sparkling wine than red. I don’t know why that is, but it’s a fact. I guess whites don’t weigh on me as heavily, and Lynn and I eat a lot of Asian food. That’s all I’ve got for you. Beyond that, there is nothing like a cold, crisp, and refreshing glass of wine on a sunny day. Join us this Friday as I reveal my secrets in the form of 3 of my favorite spring and summer wines. Up first, it’s the brilliantly fizzy, light and highly aromatic Avinyo Petillant from Spain’s Penedes region. Lynn and I went there last summer and drank tons of wines like this one, as did the locals. After that, it’s a richer, creamier style of white wine from the Southern Rhone. Domaine de Piaugier’s Cotes du Rhone Blanc is perfect for some of my favorite warm weather dishes. Think grilled salmon or swordfish with grilled veggies on the side. To finish up, it’s a really special wine from Chateau Peyrassol. Their Cotes de Provence Rosé is one of the best pink wines we get each year, and we’re sharing it with you! Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.
1. 2016 Avinyo Petillant (Penedes, Spain) – If anyone says this wine is sweet, you will politely be asked to leave……..just kidding……sort of. From famed Cava producer Avinyo, this is their Vi d’Agulla, the Catalan name for prickly wine. Yep, it’s a little bit fizzy. A blend of Petit Grain Muscat and Macabeu, the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation to give it it’s fizz. The result is a beautifully aromatic, high acid, highly enjoyable white for screaching hot days.
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases
2. 2016 Domaine de Piaugier Sablet Blanc (Southern Rhone Vallley, France) – If you’ve shopped with us, you’ve seen the “mountain” of Piaugier’s Cotes du Rhone Rouge in front of the register………it’s super! We just picked up their white and it’s super as well. A blend of nearly equal parts Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Roussanne, it is a ton of wine for the money. Made with indigenous yeasts, barrel fermented in older French oak, with lees stirring once a week, it is rich, creamy, exotic and good to the last drop.
Tasting Price: $11.69/bottle | $11.04 in a mixed six pack | $10.39 in a mixed case
3. 2016 Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – There is no disputing the greatness of this wine. Before I even pour you some, know that you are on trial…….not the wine. This is one of the oldest estates in Provence (they were founded by the Knights Templar), and they know a thing or two about dry rosé in these parts. The estate uses their oldest vines to produce this wine. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Tibouren (the secret weapon), it is one of the most concentrated and intense dry rosés in the world. Some folks age it. I don’t. Enjoy!
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