Wallet-Friendly Red Wines for Fall

Looking for a new great value wine to try this fall? Try one of these three reds: Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho Red 2012 Portugal Set a place at the dinner table for this medium bodied, food-friendly wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The wine is a blend of indigenous grapes Aragonês (40%) and […]

2012 Finger Lakes Riesling Report

Say hello to the class of 2012. With a series of virtual tastings, the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance celebrated the release of the 2012 Rieslings. From dry to sweet, Riesling comes in a variety of styles – part of the reason why it is the fastest growing white wine in the United States. Riesling is […]

Avia Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Introducing the Sauvignon Blanc you’ll enjoy drinking all summer long: the 2011 Avia Sauvignon Blanc. One taste and you’d never guess the country where it comes from: Slovenia. Yes, the small European country bordered by Italy, Austria and Croatia is producing some exciting wines that are now available in the United States. Pronounced ahh-vee-ahh, this […]

De Martino Winery: Reinventing Chile

“Reinventing Chile” is more than just a tagline for De Martino. It’s both a mission statement and a vision – to produce wines that are not just exceptional for Chile, but truly world-class. “We want to show people that Chile can produce exciting wines,” said export director Guy Hooper, who visited in Atlanta in March. […]

Mas de la Dame Rosé du Mas 2012

The French know how to do rosé right. And some of the best rosé can be found in Provence, in the south of France. That’s where Mas de la Dame is, in a commune called Les Baux-de-Provence. It’s a gorgeous area in a beautiful part of Provence, best known for ruins of a fortified castle […]

Clos LaChance Wines

Big in flavor but not in price, Clos LaChance wines are easy to drink and can be enjoyed at a variety of occasions. Located in San Martin, in the northern part of California’s Central Coast, Clos LaChance is family owned and operated. Bill and Brenda Murphy focus on creating wines of distinction using sustainable winegrowing […]

Wines for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Whether you prefer to say “I love you” with something sparkling, sweet or pink, here are wines that are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Demarie Birbet Brachetto Roero, Italy $20, 6.5% alcohol by volume Lightly sparkling, a touch sweet and a deep magenta hue make Brachetto an ideal sip on Valentine’s Day. This wine comes […]

Grilling Burgers? Think Beaujolais

With Labor Day weekend approaching it’s time to fire up the grill one last time this summer. For a pairing that you’ll want to enjoy well beyond August try Beaujolais with your burgers. Why pair this French red wine with the American favorite? Beaujolais is ideal for casual backyard gatherings. It can be served slightly […]

Eppa SupraFruta Sangria

This summer there is a new spin on sangria. Introducing Eppa SupraFruta Sangria, a refreshing red wine drink made with antioxidant-rich superfruits. The red wine in Eppa Sangria is a blend of organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Mendocino California. This wine is blended with organic superfruit juices including pomegranates, blueberries, Mediterranean blood oranges […]

Hera Vinho Verde Branco 2011

Atlantans, meet your new summer white wine. Introducing Hera Vinho Verde Branco, a refreshing wine from Portugal that is now available in Georgia. Vinho Verde is a type of wine produced in northwest Portugal. The name translates to “green wine,” which refers to the wine’s youth, not color. Vinho Verde wines can be white (branco […]