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Wine recommendations and comments from Dean and Lisa Foster, Vintage Connections Wine Educators and Consultants. Most wines are available in Southeastern Pennsylvania and are priced between $10 and $20. Up-coming "wine events" available in the Pottstown Tri-county area are listed.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wine Tips of the Week - Food Lover’s Guide to Wine and White Bordeaux

Today is National Drink Wine Day!

 from Vintage Connections 
Dean and Lisa Foster 
Wine Educators and Consultants  

Congratulations to Vynecrest for winning the 2012 Wine Excellence Award from the PA Wine Society for their 2010 Chambourcin (sold out already)  
and to  
Pinnacle Ridge for winning a Double Gold and Best Vinifera for their 2010 Pinot Noir (not sold out) at the 2012 PA Farm Show! 

The Food Lover's Guide to Wine
by Karen Page with Andrew Dornenburg-authors of "The Flavor Bible" and "What to Drink With What You Eat."  

You may remember a while back that we told you about the wonderful resource book "What to Eat With What You Drink".  Well, this is Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg's latest contribution to the world of wine.  A "Must Have" resource book for wine-lovers.  This excellent book references 250 wines from around the world, many were wines we'd never even heard of or had a hard time finding out about. 
It starts with a time-line about important and interesting wine facts, moves on to tips about how to enjoy wine, to (the important part for us) an alphabetical listing of wines with information about where they come from, grape, color, weight, volume, whether dry or sweet, acidity, tannin, primary flavors, texture, what temperature to serve it at, some pairing ideas and what countries produce the wine. 

There are many interesting facts about wine and some beautiful pictures by Tom Kirkman as well.  This book is an invaluable resource for those of us who want to know more about the wines we drink.  

($16.28 worth far more than that!)  

Chateau Graville-Lacoste 2010

This wonderful medium-bodied white Bordeaux is a blend of 60% Semillon, 35% sauvignon blanc  and 5% muscadelle from the Graves appellation in Bordeaux, France.   

Most (affordable) white Bordeaux are typically more sauvignon blanc than Semillon, but wine-maker/owner Herve` Dubourdieu prefers his white Bordeaux heavy on the Semillon and it is priced to buy! 

It is very light yellow in color with aromas of melon and citrus.  It has a crisp clean herbal flavor with well-balanced acidity.  The finish is long and refreshingly satisfying.  Great when paired with fish, poultry or even spicy asian cuisine. 

Alcohol is 12% by volume.  PLCB product code is 36015 and sells for $16.99 at many PA Wine and Spirit stores.  Check the PLCB product search website page to find the store nearest you that carries this excellent wine.   

Fun Fact
Saturday, February 18 is National Drink Wine Day!
Up-coming Events  

Galen Glen Wine and Chocolate Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19, noon-5 PM

Music in the Vyneskeller Saturday 18 and 25, 1:30-4:30 and jazz on Sunday the 26th.

Winemaker's Dinner- Saturday February 25th, 6pm  $75/person. Call 610-683-8463 for menu and reservations.

March Madness, every weekend in March.  
See our previous blogs for a list of web links.


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