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Holiday Champagne

Gary Parker, Owner
The WineSellar & Brasserie

Most of us know we can research tasting notes and scores from wine critics and experts on just about any wine that is sold in the United States. Many people rely on these ratings from various publications. However, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

Another point of reference is to consider the results of the 100 people who tasted over two-dozen hand-selected Champagne and sparkling wines at our annual Grande Champagne Tasting last month. This mass of bubbling wine aficionado’s was a good cross-section of our populace, as they have varying taste preferences and economic prowess. In the end, they voted with their pocketbooks and their opinions. In order of popularity (by bottles sold), the results are below.

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Thanksgiving Wines

By Gary Parker, Owner
The WineSellar & Brasserie

There are so many dishes served at Thanksgiving, it is impossible to find one wine that will go with everything on the table. So rather than trying to accomplish the impossible, here are wines that are very versatile, and have a good balance of acid and fruit, so they pair very well with food. Note I did not include any California Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah wines, as I feel they are typically to heavy to match up with food. That doesn’t mean I would turn one down though!

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Wine is Richer When Decanter is Pourer

Gary Parker, Owner
The WineSellar & Brasserie

The Times, They are A-Changin’

The well-known song and lyrics from the music of (recent) decades ago, penned by Bob Dylan, still ring true in the wine world for today. The Wine Times are definitely A-Changin’, and in many, many ways.

Here’s an example: In the recent past, wine “connoisseurs” only decanted wines that were older, probably a vintage Bordeaux, Burgundy, or a well-aged California Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanting was done to allow the wine to breathe, as well as separate the liquid from the dastardly sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

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