Friday Wine Tasting… Happy New Year!

December 30, 2011

I can hardly believe that 2011 is officially coming to an end.  It is always a bittersweet time of year as we remember all of the fabulous moments of the previous year and wait in excitement and anticipation for all that the new year will bring.  It is a time of New Years resolutions, goal setting, and new beginnings.  This NYE there will definitely be lots of bubbly, as we ring in the New Year in Boston with friends.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday! Cheers to 2012!

Wine of the Week…

Charles Bove Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2007


What the Experts are Saying: We’ve been gushing about uber-grape chenin blanc for most of 2011, so we thought it only appropriate to include one more at year’s end. This white variety typical of France’s Loire Valley can be produced in virtually every style imaginable; its bubbly expression is exceptionally delightful. Get ready for some goodies, people — we are talking about all kinds of grapefruit peel, followed by exotic spice elements like crystallized ginger and anise seed. The finish is toasty and seemingly endless — like that batch of freshly-baked shortbread cookies you scarfed last week — and tastes far more pricey than the receipt will prove. – Kendra Anderson (Swirl Girl)