Posted: May 27th, 2011 | Author: bettybecca | Filed under: BettyBecca Reviews | Tags: Linking up, Wine Friday | 2 Comments »
Hat tip to Keeping Up with the Joneses Wine Friday feature. I found another great wine, and I wanted to share.
A neighbor and church friend brings this wine to me from Michigan. After my second year, I’ve decided to go to the our wine store down the street and ask them to order it. It’s my understanding that Tennessee has stringent rules about shipping wine in. I don’t know if I can limit myself to once a year…it’s that good. It’s very sweet, almost like white grape juice. It’s very similar to another favorite of mine, Bug Juice, but it’s about $20 cheaper. Another great this is that the bottle is beautiful. You’ll see my bottle from last year featured at the top of my blog in the masthead image. Check out the winery: http://www.leelanaucellars.com/.
Origin: Omena, Michigan
Average price: $7.99
Wine notes from the vineyard: Our ever-popular table wine also known as ”the wine in the blue bottle”, is very similar to a Piesporter in style and is light-bodied and semi-sweet. Empty blue bottles of winter white have been used in many craft and design projects or simply converted to a lovely flower vase.
Pairings: Serve with appetizers, including cheese and crackers or pair it with chicken or fish for a meal.
Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: bettybecca | Filed under: BettyBecca Reviews | Tags: Linking up, Wine Friday | 3 Comments »
Today, I’m linking up with Keeping Up with the Joneses Wine Friday feature. (Kendall, I worked at CS2 in college, and I think I found your blog through Anne’s blog back in the day. I’ve followed along ever since, and I really enjoy reading it!)
Admittedly, I’ve typically been a white person, but my tastes have matured over the past few years. This is thanks in part to a Riedel glassware wine tasting that I took part in at Morton’s Steakhouse (a client of my marketing agency). Who knew glassware could make such a difference? I actually knew what he was talking about when the instructor of the class described the “oakiness” or “floral bouquet.”
Cue a couple of weekends ago, Mr. J and I were running around Nashville and ran into Frugal MacDoogal‘s. If you’ve never been there they have great prices and a TON to choose from. They also a special velvet rope area where bottles are anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars. That area is not where their name comes from, but it’s fun to look! It’s almost like a wine museum.
So, I grabbed a new red to try, and I really liked it. I wanted to share it with you here today.
Origin: Napa, CA
Average price: $8.99
Wine notes from the vineyard: This wine would be fantastic with grilled wild game; venison, wild boar, or pheasant with a blackberry/balsamic glaze and a side of roasted butternut squash. Also try pork loin stuffed with dried figs and tasso ham alongside parmesan-crusted polenta with crispy shallots, or barbeque chicken pizza with smoky gouda.
It’s delish! Try it soon!