Tag Archives: Sparkling wine

Wine Review: 2010 Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Rosé of Pinot Noir (Burgenland, Austria)

If ever a wine called to me from the shelf of a wine shop, it was this one. From the pink cow and butterflies on the label to the cork fastened down with loops of string to the enticing strawberry-salmon color that seems to shine in the clear bottle, I was destined to leave the […]

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He Said, She Said – An Evening of Bubbles and Bites at Finale Desserterie & Bakery

The Pairing Menu for Bubbles and Bites 2010 Michele Chiarlo, Moscato d’Asti “Nivole” (Piedmont, Italy) paired with crème brûlée 2009 Rosa Regale, Brachetto d’Acqui (Piedmont, Italy) paired with a Manjari Mousse Cup NV Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco (Veneto, Italy) paired with Finale’s signature Cheesecake NV “Anna de Codorniu” Brut Cava (Spain) paired with a Fruit […]

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A Toast for Saint Valentine: 2008 Reginato “Celestina” Sparkling Rosé of Malbec (Wine Review)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking about which wine to share with your special someone. Perhaps something sparking comes to mind? Though French Champagne might be the obvious choice, the Reginato “Celestina” rosé from Mendoza is a perfectly romantic alternative. As is quite typical of rosés made from the Malbec […]

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May We Suggest – Our Recommendations for New Year’s Eve

With Christmas and Hanukkah finally behind us, it will soon be time to mark the end of 2011.  To usher in the New Year, here are some of our suggestions for bubbles and brews of all forms. Katrin – What to serve can sometimes depend on how many are going to be enjoying what you are […]

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A Ninety Plus Thanksgiving

To my delight, Thanksgiving started a couple of days early with the arrival of a gift of samples from 90+Cellars, showcasing their latest bottlings. It is hard for me to resist trying a new wine, so they were immediately designated the wines for Thanksgiving dinner. Both were a huge hit, particularly with my mother. She […]

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He Said, She Said: The Freixenet Cava Truck Comes to Boston

KATRIN – On one of the first true summer evenings in Boston, a group of area food and wine bloggers were treated to a special event featuring Freixenet sparkling wines and tapas by Tapeo on Newbury Street. Last night could not have been a better evening for sipping some cool Cava, both straight and in […]

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He Said, She Said: Loire Valley Wines 2011 Boston Trade Tasting

KATRIN – I was so looking forward to the Loire Valley Wines tasting on April 4 – we are huge fans of wines from the Loire and had a really great time at the tasting at the W Hotel last year. But it was also the location, as neither of us had been to Fenway […]

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The Wine Riot – He Said, She Said

GLENN – Let’s get this out of the way at the get-go. I was not the oldest person at the Wine Riot – I was the second oldest. The Second Glass, sponsor of the event, aims for a young demographic and panders to the perception that older wine lovers are  wine snobs ready to shoot down any young […]

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