Monday Wine Fact: Love sparkling wine?

Love sparkling wine? Legend has it that Champagne’s inventor Dom Perignon shouted, “I’m tasting the stars!” after experiencing the drink’s carbonation.

The sparkling wine featured in this picture is the @apaltagua Costero Brut. A delicious sparkling wine from Chile. 60% Chardonnay 40% Sauvignon Blanc – this wine delivers notes of crisp apples mixed with delicious hazelnut to round out a creamy mouthfeel. Pairs well with Monday’s and every other day. 🍾🥂

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Chilean Siesta w/ Apaltagua Granate Demi-Sec Sparkling Rosé

#TakeMeBack to this Chilean Siesta….

Full of afternoon glow, great conversations, and delicious vino💗🍷🇨🇱

This was one of my favorite afternoons in Chile. We enjoyed a bottle of Apaltagua Granate Demi-Sec Sparkling Rosé – Chardonnay infused with Pomegranate juice made in the methode champenoise style. A wine full of flavor! Notes if strawberry, pomegranate, and other sweet red fruits with a crisp effervescent finish 🍾🥂 Learning about methode champenoise, the inspiration behind adding the pomegranate juice, and all around great views made for a fantastic afternoon.

More tales of Chile to come…. Stay tuned….

Frose´ – Oh that’s right, I tried it, and it was delicious!! #NoShame

Frose´ has become a new summer trend that I was originally skeptical of… However, when I was sweating bullets in Rockefeller center it was the only thing on the menu that could quench my thirst.

I am not sure of the Rose´ wine they used for the drink but regardless it was delicious. The drink was dry and not overly sweet – a dry Rose´ slushy so to speak. Notes of raspberry, strawberry, and red cherry made for a delicious and refreshing cocktail.

While we are on the topic of Rose´ I wanted to point out one of my favorites of the season…. Right now I’m completely obsessed with Ceja Vineyards Bella Flor Dry Rose´. Deliciously balanced with notes of of rose petal and plums, this pink wine is complex with a refreshing finish.

Also, have you heard of the book “Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rose´” by Victoria James & Lyle Railsback? I haven’t purchased the book yet but it has almost 5 stars on amazon right now. Definitely adding this to my summer reading list.

Hope everyone is having a good summer and enjoying some delicious pink drinks on this lovely Wine Wednesday! Cheers wine lovers! 🙂

Yes Way Brooklyn Winery Rose´

We had the pleasure of enjoying a tasting this past weekend at Brooklyn Winery, and their Rose´ was killer! Made in a Provenance style, it had notes of strawberry, crisp acidity, and bright berry notes on the palate. Bone dry, this Rose´ is the perfect pairing for summer.

Needless to say we bought a couple bottles 😉

The Brooklyn Winery Tasting Experience:

As you enter Brooklyn Winery you feel like you are taking a trip back in time. With a 1940’s speakeasy vibe, this urban winery boasts some of NYC’s best wines. You can purchase wine by the bottle, a glass of wine, and even enjoy a tasting flight. They have several flight options such as “New York State of Wine”, “Chardonnay 3 Ways”, “Spring Fling”, “Summer Reds”, and “Make Your Own” flights. Each tasting flight is made up of 3 wines and the prices range from $13-18.00. My favorite option is the “Choose Your Own Adventure” flight where you can choose 6 Brooklyn Winery Wines for $30.00.

Along with your bottle, glass, or flight you can enjoy some delicious food. We chose the Cheese and Charcuterie Plates to nibble on as we sipped our wine. The cheeses paired perfectly with the wines and the meats were fresh and delicious. They also had a full menu of delicious gourmet foods to choose from – everything looked exceptional and we wait to head back for some more food and wine pairings.

Wine Flight Details:

  • New York State of Wine: Riesling, Chardonnay – Unoaked, North Fork Blend
  • Chardonnay 3 Ways: Chardonnay – Unoaked, Chardonnay – Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay – Skin Fermented
  • Spring Fling: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Dry Rose´
  • Summer Reds: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Make Your Own: Choose any three wines
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Taste any 6 Brooklyn Winery Wines

I highly suggest visiting Brooklyn Winery. You will enjoy a cool vibe and some delicious wines made in BK!

2017 Wine Country Guide: NorCal

It’s official!! I’ve finally finished my 2017 NorCal Wine Country Guide. Take a look at some of my favorite wineries, restaurants, and things to do in Suisun Valley, Napa, and Sonoma. Cheers wine lovers!

Download the Printable Version Here –> threadsandvino wine country guide 2017