Monthly Archives: May 2014

  1. Fado White 2013 A Fun, Late Spring Refresher


    In Portugal there is a traditional folk music referred to as Fado, which is known for its mournful and melancholy sound (Fado means destiny or fate). The wine on the other hand could not be more different.

    The 2013 Fado White blend from Portugal is all about brightness and sunshine.  Made from a blend of Siria, Arinto and Viognier, Fado is straw with a hint of gold color.  The aroma is fruity, floral with a hint of herb garden.  Flavors leading off with peach blend with citrus and tropical fruit; combine with ample minerality to create a somewhat complex but not over complicated wine.  

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  2. Fazi Battaglia 2012 Verdicchio - A Fish out of Water

    The weather forecast for the Memorial Day weekend appears to be shaping up, and it looks like a fair amount of chilled white wines will be consumed. One of the classic whites that may not come to mind is Fazi Battaglia Verdichio. If the name isn’t quickly recognizable, the bottle should be. It’s slightly shaped like a fish and is a bright green color.

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  3. Five Wines to try for a Washington State Weekend

    This weekend we will taste five wines from the great state of Washington. Sometimes we need to remember that there are other states on the west coast besides California that make delicious wines. As a reminder, we have chosen wines that differ by varietal, style, and price.

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  4. Domaine de Paris Cotes de Provence 2013 Rose - A Perfect wine for a Mother's Day Picnic

    This Sunday is Mother's Day and the weather is supposed to be glorious. Sunny and in the seventies, it has all the makings of great picnic weather. What better way to celebrate than to get outside and fire up the grill or pack up a variety of cold foods to enjoy at one of our wonderful parks in Western New York?

    As far as wine is concerned, maybe it’s time to skip the usual suspects like asti or prosecco and opt for something a bit more unusual. A dry, yet fruity Rose could be just the ticket. The Dom de Paris Cotes de Provence 2013 Rose will do nicely.

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  5. The Press 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - A Break From the Grapefruit

    May has arrived and with it of course is the anticipation of all things floral, green and for the love of God, WARMTH. Yes, our beloved sunny weather is running behind, but that is not a reason to avoid our simple seasonal pleasures such as a crisp, refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

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