The weather is finally warming up... in most parts of the United States, anyway... and it won’t be long until we’re firing up the grill for that first backyard barbecue of the season. Barbecues not only are fun, but they offer the perfect “excuse” for opening a bottle of wine — especially a big, bold red.
“He who has bread and wine is better off than his neighbor.” That’s an Italian proverb that could not be more true because, in Italy, wine has traditionally been a part of everyday life — to some, an absolutely essential part of the evening meal.
The historic home of Pinot Noir is the Burgundy region of France. But because the variety is so beguiling... so seductive... so silky smooth... it has motivated winemakers around the world to emulate their French counterparts. That’s why amazingly flavorful and satisfying renditions can be found from New Zealand to California and in many countries in-between.
When the singer Sting was part of the group The Police, he was a star. But when he ventured out on his own as a solo performer, he became a superstar. You could say that Malbec is the Sting of the wine world. It was always well thought of when used primarily as a blending grape.
Moscato — whether it’s crafted in its homeland of Italy or in another global wine region — is growing in popularity every year, and with good reason: It’s delicious, enticingly sweet and food-friendly. Some versions are semi-sparkling, some are still, but all are beguiling.
An elegant selection of top varietals from the regions they are known to grow best. Includes Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Chardonnay, Monterey Pinot Noir and Lodi Zinfandel. It’s like a tour of California Wine Country in a box! Comes with tissue-wrapped bottles, gift enclosure, pairings, recipes and a special gift.
Due to state alcohol regulations, items, in some instances, may not be given away for "free". Although an offer may be positioned that you are receiving a free gift and incentive, you are in fact receiving the wine and gift at an overall discounted price.