This wine cries out for dark meat so get your hands on a Turkey leg.
About two hours north of San Francisco, past the fabled lands of Napa and Sonoma, lies the Anderson Valley, a hidden gem of the wine world. The tiny, tucked away valley in Mendocino County is just 15 miles long, but gained international notoriety in 1982, when Champagne giant Louis Roederer (producers of Cristal), chose it …
I think the most important thing to note about the wine program at Whole Foods, when compared with your average grocer, is that they seek out new, interesting and unique wines to fill their shelves, not just the normal garbage flung at them by the behemoth liquor distributors.
For those with plenty of interest in the most intimidating of beverages but little time to devote to serious study, it is not as hard as one might think to gain enough knowledge to feel confident ordering off a restaurant wine list or picking a crowd pleasing bottle of the shelf.
Gru-Vee is well known for being a versatile food wine, even pairing well with notorious wine-killer asparagus, and it’s especially refreshing with a light summer salad on a sunny afternoon. As a special bonus, many entry level (around $10) Grüners come in a one liter bottle, giving you 33% more wine for your buck!
The best part for you the wine drinker is that because of the supreme quality of the vintage across the board, almost any of the 2007 Côtes du Rhône reds you can find at your local wine shop or grocery store will be outstanding values.
With his Sideshow Bob-esque gray mane and heavy metal roadie demeanor, Smith is not your typical wine nerd.