Holiday Wines

26 Nov

I know what your thinking right now. “Who is this guy and what gives him the right to talk about wine?!” Well my name is Joshua and I have been in the wine business for four years now. I started out working for a Maryland winery called Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Now working for a beer and wine shop in Maryland. (King Farm Wine Shop.)

I want to talk about a couple of different sparkling wines great for the holiday’s. Today I have picked a Champagne (sparkling), Prosecco and a Moscato D’ Asti.

1+1=3: Brut Cava (Champagne) 100% estate grown wine (meaning all grown at the vineyard) made with 45% Xarel-lo, 30% Parellada, 25% Macabeo Grapes. (Yes they are all names of grapes.) Pale straw-colored is wine offers a wonderful aroma of apples and pears. On the palate you will find that it is well balanced in it’s crisp clean flavors of apples and pears along with persistent stream of small bubbles.

Villa Jolanda: Italian Prosecco (sparkling) wine, Pale straw-colored with a greenish hint. This is a very aromatic wine with hints of floral and fruit notes. On the palate you will find fresh, persistent apple and tropical fruit flavors. Prosecco is a great wine for an aperitif (Before meal), main course, or dessert. Pairs really well with cheeses, fruit, seafood and cheese cakes.

Eredi “LODALI” Treiso: This Italian Moscato D’ Asti is one of my favorite, also know as the “Stain glass bird bottle.” Lodali is very aromatic with floral and citrus notes. On the palate you will get tropical fruit citrus flavors.  Lodali is a very well balanced sweet wine with a little bit of effervescent. Pairs well with seafood, sharp cheese, fruit and chocolate.

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