December Drinking Tip #2: PICK-ME-UP/REFRESHER/APERITIF
After a hard day tweeting, skipping, faxing, phoning, emailing, conferencing and whatever else we do these days, I’m ready for a blast of high energy, dry white wine. Skuttlebut is working really well for me because not only do I get lots of refreshment, but the savoury/mineral flavours do a great job getting the taste buds in gear for supper. Hence the header of refresher/aperitif. But should you buy this wine for the Holidays?
Of course. It’s the perfect pick-me-up between meals, parties, family rows and more meals. Or starter wine for any event. If Perrier made a wine Skutlebutt would be it. Get the idea!
We usually associate Australia with rich Chards but this guy is from a cool region in the west of the country called Margaret River. Your wine geeky relatives will appreciate this nugget of information. Even if they hate the fun label.
STELLA BELLA ‘Skuttlebut’ 08 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Margaret River, Australia 157867 $14.95
P.S. A budget edition of this experience is Jacob’s Creek Semillon/Chardonnay, also from Australia (#219105 $11.25). More about Jacob’s Creek in another posting.