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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  1. Herencia Altes Garnatxa Blanca: A late Summer Delight

    Summer maybe be waning but let us not forget that there is about a month or so left before the true chill of Fall will arrive. Therefore, we should all carry on with our crisp, white wines that refresh us so much when the temps are climbing above 75 degrees or so.

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  2. Ressia 2014 Evien: This is a Moscato? No way!

    For those of you looking for a bigger, bolder, intense Italian white rather than Pinot Grigio, of which there is an over abundance of at nearly all wine shops and restaurants, perhaps you should try the Ressia 2014 Evien which is a Moscato d’Asti (WHAT?!!!).  No, really.  I am not only very pleased with this green tinted, golden hued surprise,I am humbled.  I have always believed that Moscatos are sugar delivery devices, you know, adult Kool-aid.  Then low and behold, along comes Fabrizio Ressia fom the Piedmont region of Italy with an excellent Moscato that made me weak in the knees.

    So how did this happen?  Simple. He made it a dry wine.  What you have as a result is a full, rich, round, fresh white wine with the right amount of acidity. This wine is very aromatic with intense flavors of peach, apricot, orange blossom, lychee (somewhat reminiscent of a Vouvray) and a hint of anise in the finish.   A finish, by the way, that

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