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Europe in the Springtime

Bastide Miraflors Vielles Vignes 
Producer: Domaine LaFage
Region: Roussillon, France
Varietals: Syrah & Grenache
Price: $13.99
This is fun, because it has been awarded 93 points from the Wine Advocate. That high of a rating is nothing to joke about. What’s more, it comes to us from Eric Soloman’s European Cellars, a very well known and established importer. With an import from Eric Solomon, you can expect that selections have been made with thought and tradition, and that he has probably had a relationship with the winemaker for decades.

“Offering a big, sweet bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, pepper, and spice. This full-bodied, opulent, majestic dry red unleashes tremendous ripeness, richness, and intensity…. You’ll have to taste it to believe it.” – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

i Basalti Soave
Producer: Cantina di Gambellara
Region: Veneto, Italy
Varietal: 100% Garganega
Price: $8.99
Soave is a dry white Italian wine from the Veneto region in northeast Italy, principally around the city of Verona. This is a beautiful, classic white wine is made with 100% Garganega, which is the preferred Soave grape. Fresh and bright with notes of pear, apple, yellow plum, and ginger with cleansing acidity on the finish. Soave is ideal as aperitif. Or, pair it with light main courses such as pasta and risotto, shell fish and fish, soups, and vegetables.


By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.