What Are We Drinking Now? E.F. Crochet & Filles Rosé Champagne.

Heidi would like to ease you into fall with this gorgeous Rosé Champagne. Autumn is here! But first, Champagne. Pop yourself a bottle of this salmon-colored bubbly — a perfect companion to watching the foliage change. Summer will linger with the wine's notes of tart strawberries and raspberries. This Rosé Champagne, owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters, has gentle mousse and soft brioche on the nose. Now what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to more Champagne! You deserve it. E.F. Crochet & Filles Rosé Champagne Friends & Family: $39.99/btl (reg $44.99) [...]

By | 2020-11-17T21:47:39+00:00 September 25th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? La Bambina Rosato from Menfi, Sicily

Barbara is loving this rosé from Menfi, Sicily. This is summer wine! Almost an orange tint; subtle strawberry and peaches; a great food wine. Thank you, Marilena! La Bambina, from winemaker Marilena Barbera, is a pleasant expression of the Nero d'Avola grape (ever heard of that one?), which is harvested at night to preserve the freshest aromas and to give birth to a very exciting wine that reflects the personality of Menfi's terroir. How do you gazpacho? I'm gazpachoing with fried Serrano ham, shrimp, avocado, and olive oil. And, of course, a glass or three of La Bambina. [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:08:00+00:00 July 29th, 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? Château Carbonneau LuLu Rosé

This wine could be the cornerstone of your questionably nutritious breakfast. Have you ever opened the fridge in the morning and just wanted to drink wine for breakfast? If the answer to that question was "yes," what are you waiting for? LuLu is ready for you. I am a fan of wines that just deliver. This stuff is great. Fresh, fruity, and fun — all that you could ever want from a rosé. The price is right, and this year it's a screw cap! It's even easier to get into the bottle and get the morning (or whenever) [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:17:42+00:00 May 28th, 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|

What is Bio-Dynamic Wine?

The term ‘bio-dynamic’ is used to describe an approach to farming that is ethical, holistic and ecological, and it applies not only to planting and harvesting wine, but it is also a practice put forth by farmers of all types of agriculture. It is a relationship that is shared with the land, the product, and the myriad of organisms living in the farm. In many ways, it is considered the first take on modern organic agriculture.  Furthermore, ‘bio-dynamic’ is a trademarked term that can encompass a vast assortment of different practices and methods. These methods can range from consulting [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:29:50+00:00 November 19th, 2019|