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So far Fleur Alvarez has created 7 blog entries.

What Are We Drinking Now? Elektrisch Riesling Kabinett

Whether you're ready to fall in love or not, Fleur's pretty sure you'll fall for this Riesling. ELEKTRISCH RIESLING KABINETT 2019 Sometimes you stumble upon something so very lovely there really is no choice but to fall head over heels. This truly "electric" Kabinett Riesling will set your heart racing with its sharp floral aromas, buzzing acidity, and resonating flavors of tart green apple, honeysuckle, and rain-soaked rocks. Pair this with roasted wild game and spiced root vegetables or, ya know, just bathe in it. ;) By the way..."Kabinett Riesling" is the lightest style of Riesling, made from grapes that [...]

By | 2020-11-17T22:03:28+00:00 November 13th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Boulder Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon

For the good of all of us, Fleur is sharing her Sacred Old Fashioned recipe. I adore Old Fashioneds all year round, but this blustery weather beckons for something a little more soul-warming, something fairly special, something oh-so-pretty to sip while accolading ourselves for getting through one helluva year: My Sacred Old Fashioned featuring Boulder Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon will soothe as well as celebrate. Bold aromas of nutmeg and clove will lure you into the most velvety, radiating, soft heat and lovely rounded oak...truly a beauty to behold. Sacred Old Fashioned . 2oz Bear Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon . [...]

By | 2020-11-17T21:48:09+00:00 October 29th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Kellerei Bozen 2018 Kerner

Fleur is accompanying October's arrival with a northern Italian white. I am anticipating the forthcoming harvest with this resplendent bowl of roasted pumpkin Oaxacan spiced bisque (say that real fast one time), which is cradling candied hazelnuts, burrata, and THE most luscious of all the house-made sausages from Marczyk Fine Foods: pork blueberry!!! All of which is perfectly accented by the tart clementine, aromatic sage, subtle nutmeg, and finishing dried apricot pop of Kellerei Bozen's beautifully straw-colored Kerner. Welcome to October, my lovelies. Kellerei Bozen 2018 Kerner $26.99/btl

By | 2020-11-17T21:47:47+00:00 October 5th, 2020|

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 | 2020-09-28T21:04:05+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 | 2020-11-17T21:47:15+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 | 2020-09-28T21:15:36+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 | 2020-09-28T21:18:42+00:00 May 19th, 2020|