I love Lettie Teague’s column today in the Wall Street Journal. I am stealing her New Year’s resolution — to drink less (of the wines I usually drink) and more of those I have neglected.
For me, that means drinking more red wine as well as some of the whites she mentions in her story. I applaud her for wanting to drink more local wines (I always enjoy plenty of Texas wines!).
Here are two wines I blind tasted this week that I definitely need to drink more of! If I end this year liking Nebbiolo, that will be quite the feat.
My friend Jessica Dupuy with Texas Monthly has shared her Top 20 favorite Texas wines — and lucky for me, I have tasted most of these. I must admit the Brennan Vineyards Lily, the Duchman Winery Vermentino and Trebbiano and Perissos Roussanne are among my favorite white white wines.
For the reds, I am intrigued that two of the Top Reds are Nero D’Avola. I have not tried either of these wines but will pick them up soon! I love the McPherson Sangiovese and William Chris Hunter for lighter style reds, and the Pedernales Tempranillo Reserve and the Pontotoc Vineyard San Fernando Academy when I’m hankering for something with some weight.
While I was getting over bronchitis last week, I sipped on the Hilmy Cellars Muscat Canelli and it was like enjoying a Clementine. It has nice acid to balance out its slight sweetness. The Messina Hof Moscato is also a nice dessert wine that is not too sweet.
Go try some of these wines and let me know how you liked them!
Here is an AP article about white wines to try for the holidays — right up my alley! Of course, I have tried the Whole Foods Market whites, and I particularly love the La Piuma Pecorino from Italy and the Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay from the Loire Valley in France.
Go out and pick up a white you’ve never had before and let me know what you think!
One of my favorite events by the Food and Wine Foundation of Texas, Big Reds & Bubbles is a wonderful kick-off to the holidays. Last night, I saw good friends and tasted some amazing wines.
Here are some of my favs:
Copain Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble ($27.99)
Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisin ($38.99)
Copain Syrah Les Voisin ($33.99)
Lange Pinot Noir Three Hills ($47.99)
Lange Pinot Noir Reserve ($30.99)
Adelsheim Pinot Noir Bryan Creek ($67.99)
Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth ($52.99)
Cascina Bruni Barolo Bricca Rosso ($39.99)
Concha y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere ($41.99)
Get ready to celebrate the holidays — cheers!