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So far Fleur Alvarez has created 4 blog entries.

What Are We Drinking Now? “Warm… Warmer… DISCO!” Disco! Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon – Mrs. Mia Wallace

Whether you're a Daddy-O, Kitty Kat, Pumpkin, or Honey Bunny, this is one Disco that'll have you GETTIN' DOWN! This wine defines cool and crisp, with its brackish tones, subtle lanolin, and finishing spike of yuzu/kumquatiness. Can you dig it? Then check this out, baby: Pair that with garlic-crusted pork tenderloin topped with blueberry-rosemary crema and compote, which is on your plate next to seared shiitakes and red radish micro-greens topped with a creamy Sauv Blanc butter pan sauce, and your dinner service will go "Superfly TNT!" One more thang: Fancy does not equal difficult or expensive. This [...]

By | 2020-08-11T20:55:56+00:00 August 5th, 2020|

Suigei + Boris = Metal Bliss

Nothing both ignites and mollifies my soul quite like high quality metal. Pair that with a superb sake and I am one tranquil yet still-feral beast. "Drunken Whale" inspires imagery of grace and BADASSNESS (yes, I deem that to be a legit word). This sake is a gentle face-melter: Its siren song of fresh pear, wilted peony, and silver needle tea lulls you into a huge dry finish. It's the perfect metaphor for Boris's brand of shoegaze-metal...the impish and brutal waves of sound quell all anxieties, leaving you no choice but to succumb to their peaceful, savage beauty. Drink [...]

By | 2020-08-04T23:00:51+00:00 July 24th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine de la Potardière Gamay Rosé 2019 from the Loire Valley, France

Fleur loves this rosé for the complexity that emerges after those first upfront flavors knock you for a loop. Being all of 5-foot-nothing, I have always had a great affection for the old adage: "Dynamite comes in small packages." This sherbet-colored Gamay rosé from the Loire Valley is the definition of understated beauty. Behind this guy's soft side of powdery chalkiness, bubblegum, and overripe apricot, you'll find even more dynamic layers: golden plum, yellow raspberry, and earthy marigold flowers. Complex and vibrant, the finish lingers and forces you to close your eyes for just a moment to let [...]

By | 2020-08-11T20:55:33+00:00 June 17th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Fleur’s Amore, La Bambina Rosato Menfi 2018 from Menfi, Sicily

La Bambina comes to us from winemaker Marilena Barbera, who says, "La Bambina is dedicated to strong women, to their power and energy, to their tireless motivation in fighting for their beliefs, to their talent for problem-solving despite difficulties and complications." Now let Fleur tell you about her experience with this wine. Pause...clear your thoughts...allow yourself time. Some people achieve inner peace through transcendental meditation or perhaps the death of the ego. For me? I found true stillness and clarity sitting on my bed, watching cartoons, and drinking some of the most resplendent wine I've ever had. The [...]

By | 2020-08-11T20:55:47+00:00 May 19th, 2020|