Want to conduct your own Wine by Mood tasting? Here’s a little shopping list that won’t fail you ““ covering all styles.
I poured these last weekend at the Gourmet Wine & Food Expo and they were all a hit ““ because I framed them in their proper context. Start with the bubbly, then if you can pour all 3 whites, then all 3 reds to experience their contrast. Have fun! Read about WINE BY MOOD here!
THE WARM UP ACT!~ Sparkling, of course!
CONO SUR Sparkling Brut Rose, Chile 365205 $13.90 (FRESH STYLE)
CAVE SPRING CELLARS 12 Dry Riesling,~ Niagara 233635, $14.95 ($13.95 on sale!) (FRESH STYLE..refresher, starter)
GRAFFIGNA 13 Pinot Grigio “˜Centenario’, Argentina 164756 $13.45 (NICE & EASY STYLE….social, friendly)
J. LOHR 12 Chardonnay “˜Riverstone’, California 258699 $18.95 (RICH STYLE…comfort, feeling special)
GEORGES DUBOEUF 12 Beaujolais-Villages, France 122077 $13.95 (FRESH STYLE…lighthearted)
ROCCA della MACIE Chianti Reserva, Italy 111641 $15.95 (RUSTIC STYLE…where’s the pasta?)
FIRESTONE 12 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 292128 $19.90 ($16.90 on sale!) (RICH STYLE…steak wine, comfort)
END SWEET.~ Serve cold.
FONSECA White Port, Portugal 276816 $15.95