Wine Recommendations

1 Of 17 Romantic Red WinesWe’ve got five rich, lush (dare we say sexy?) wines, perfect for sharing with the love of your life — even if the kids are playing video games in the next room.Red wine recommendations Lise Gagne/iStock 2 Of 17 Refreshing White WinesWines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape are found worldwide, with flavors reflecting the sun and soil of their regions. Drier vintages pair well with tangy cheeses or citrusy seafood; try richer ones with creamy pastas or herbed pork chops.White wine recommendations Philip Friedman/Studio DAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 17 Best Budget BubbliesWant to toast a special day? Reach for a fun, inexpensive bottle of sparkling wine — it makes a great alternative to expensive Champagne.Sparkling wine recommendations George Doyle/Getty Images 4 Of 17 How to Thank the HostsBring a small gift, like a bottle of wine, for an overnight stop. For a longer stay, give a more personal present (or send it after) and treat them to dinner. Send a thank-you note too! Philip Friedman/Studio DAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 17 Best Sparkling Rosé WinesThese palate-pleasing, sparkling rosés pour more than just a pretty glassful. From dry and elegant to berry sweet, they’re perfect to sip with dinner or dessert.Sparkling rosé wine recommendations Kate Mathis 6 Of 17 Our Favorite VerdejosLove the zing of sauvignon blanc, but ready to branch out? Try a glass of verdejo, Spanish white wine from the northwestern Rueda region, made from the grape of the same name. Light-bodied and crisp, these wines smell like a big bowl of citrus and green apples. They’re as delicious alone as they are with food. Try with a full-flavored Spanish cheese like Manchego, simple seared scallops, or a light fish stew. Here, three that we would happily sip in our own casas. Lara Robby/Studio DAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 17 Pacific Rim Riesling, 2009, Washington, $11We like the pear aromas and subtle sweetness. Try it with Thai green curry or twice-cooked pork. 8 Of 17 Best House RedsCasual bistros in Europe and the U.S. often have “house” wines — easy-drinking, unfancy bottles that go with a wide variety of foods. Our faves are perfect to keep on hand and uncork with your meal after a long day’s work — or to offer to an impromptu dinner guest.Best House Reds Lara Robby/Studio DAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 17 You go with the flow. He likes to take charge.Perfect Date: Let Him Lead Suggest that he design the date around something he’s passionate about. If he’s a wine guru, invite friends over for a tasting so he can show off his expertise. “Each couple can bring a bottle in a brown paper bag, then let people guess which is which,” suggests Schwartz. Stephen Walls/iStock 10 Of 17 The Right Reds for ThanksgivingIf you want to serve red wine with your Turkey Day feast, choose one that has plenty of fruit to take on everything from sweet-tart cranberry sauce to rich, gamy turkey and gravy. Our lighter-bodied selections won’t overpower you or your meal.The Right Reds for Thanksgiving Courtesy of Manufacturerwine recommendations 1How It Works The Vinotype assessment consists of various questions that help us determine your sensory sensitivities and tolerances combined with questions that determine certain elements you value about wine. The result is your Vinotype – the unique combination of sensitivities and values that comprise your wine personal preferences. This will help you narrow down the overwhelming number of wine choices you may encounter in stores, on line or on restaurant wine lists and also enable our wine recommendation engine to make smart, personalized wine recommendations for you. 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Read more Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2014 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay – 94 Points by Michael Cervin Chardonnay is often seen as a dime a dozen, but when you find an iteration so c Read more Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2014 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc – 91 Points by Michael Cervin Cabernet Franc in California typically is a different animal than Franc from its home in the Loire Valley in France. New World Francs tend to have hefty tannic structure, are overripe and too often resemble Cabernet Sauvignon, though they shouldn’t. Read more Girl Scout Cookie – Wine Pairing Recommendations by Loren Sonkin It’s that time of year again. Girl Scout cookie time. Of course, for some people, that is a chance to avoid making eye contact with the Moms and Dads who are co-workers of yours. For others, it’s a chance to meet the neighbors as their girls’ tour door to door peddling the sugary wares. And for even others, it’s a chance to go off their diets in the interest of supporting the greater good. Read more More articleswine recommendations 3Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2013 Psagot Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 Points by Michael Cervin Though Israel is one of the cradles of the wine world historically speaking, most people aren’t aware that this region still produces wine. There are currently about 60 commercial wineries and about 300 boutiques wineries in Israel. Read more Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2014 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay – 94 Points by Michael Cervin Chardonnay is often seen as a dime a dozen, but when you find an iteration so c Read more Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2014 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc – 91 Points by Michael Cervin Cabernet Franc in California typically is a different animal than Franc from its home in the Loire Valley in France. New World Francs tend to have hefty tannic structure, are overripe and too often resemble Cabernet Sauvignon, though they shouldn’t. Read more Girl Scout Cookie – Wine Pairing Recommendations by Loren Sonkin It’s that time of year again. Girl Scout cookie time. Of course, for some people, that is a chance to avoid making eye contact with the Moms and Dads who are co-workers of yours. For others, it’s a chance to meet the neighbors as their girls’ tour door to door peddling the sugary wares. And for even others, it’s a chance to go off their diets in the interest of supporting the greater good. Read more More articleswine recommendations 4Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2013 Psagot Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 Points by Michael Cervin Though Israel is one of the cradles of the wine world historically speaking, most people aren’t aware that this region still produces wine. There are currently about 60 commercial wineries and about 300 boutiques wineries in Israel. Read more Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2014 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay – 94 Points by Michael Cervin Chardonnay is often seen as a dime a dozen, but when you find an iteration so c Read more Wine To Go Buy This Week – 2014 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc – 91 Points by Michael Cervin Cabernet Franc in California typically is a different animal than Franc from its home in the Loire Valley in France. New World Francs tend to have hefty tannic structure, are overripe and too often resemble Cabernet Sauvignon, though they shouldn’t. Read more Girl Scout Cookie – Wine Pairing Recommendations by Loren Sonkin It’s that time of year again. Girl Scout cookie time. Of course, for some people, that is a chance to avoid making eye contact with the Moms and Dads who are co-workers of yours. For others, it’s a chance to meet the neighbors as their girls’ tour door to door peddling the sugary wares. And for even others, it’s a chance to go off their diets in the interest of supporting the greater good. Read morewine recommendations 5If you are a wine lover, wine connoisseur, wine aficionado or even if you just like to have a couple of glasses on a Friday night, it soon becomes obvious that there are some wines that are held in a higher esteem in the wine world. Sometimes, it is because these wines are very rare. Other times, it’s because the wine has a place in history. Sometimes it’s because the wine is just that good. Here is a list of 75 wines from France that make up that category. A few caveats. I have not tried every wine on this list. Some I have and others I hope to. Many of these wines are rare and hard to find. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be on the list. After all, if the opportunity presents itself, go for it.

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