Easter Wines Featured on the March 27th 207 episode:
- De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Rose, Loire Valley, FR, NV $13-$14 Whole Foods Market, Portland
- Dr. Loosen Riesling (Blue Slate Sweet $17-$20 & Red Slate Dry $12-$17) Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany Discount Beverage, Portland; Bow Street, Freeport; Bootleggers, Topsham
- M. Chapoutier "Belleruche" Rouge, Cotes-du-Rhone $10-$13 Weatherbird, Damariscotta; Tully's Beer & Wine, Wells; Trader Joe's, Portland
OTHER WINE STYLES FOR EASTER DINNER:
Ham: White: Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer from Alsace or a Vouvray from the Loire
Ham: Red: Go with a Cabernet Franc, lightly chilled, a fruity Pinot Noir or a Zinfandel
In addition to sparkling Rose a still Rose from Southern France is a perfect complement to ham.
Lamb: Reserva Riojas, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec can all match nicely with lamb. And we highly recommend sparkling Roses for your Easter meal. In addition to the de Chanceny, we love Gruet, Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace and Blason Cremant de Bourgogne.
Wine Education in Your Home or Business
Do you enjoy wine but wish you could learn a little bit more about it in a casual setting? Are screw caps really ok on a bottle? What’s the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Fume Blanc? What are the hot wine regions right now? What exactly does it mean when a wine is described as “chalky” or “smoky”? And here’s the big question: Can you find a really good bottle of wine for less than $15? Absolutely! In fact, you can find great wines for less than $10. But in the vast expanse of a wine shop, how do you find the hidden treasures?
If your interest is piqued then please contact Sip to set up a relaxed and fun wine tasting! Maia Gosselin – the editor of a wine and spirits trade magazine and owner of Sip Wine Education – will lead you and your friends as you sip and sample “hidden gem” wines from a variety of countries. Tasting notes will be provided as we discuss our impressions of the wines, learn about some interesting varietals and find out what the current trends are these days.
Sip is perfect for moms' groups, neighborhood get-togethers, girls night out, book clubs, birthday celebrations, bridal showers or parties, corporate events and more!