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Tuesday Night Tasting

Aug 21, 2012
Tuesday Night Tasting
Turn off the tube and get tastin’

redwinecheese.Sure, there is probably something saved on your DVR and maybe even a beer in your fridge, and you could settle on that combination for Tuesday night relaxation. Or you could gather a few friends with a couple great bottles of wine and host your own mini tasting – a new Tuesday night tradition! 

As the weather gets hotter and the air gets muggier, we crave lighter wines and typically grab something dry, crisp, and definitely white. But red wines can also make for fabulous summer sipping. Look for reds that are light to medium bodied, with bright fruit or floral aromas and clean finishes. These are the wines some might call “pretty.”

Try a traditional Loire Valley cabernet franc like the SAUVION “Graviere du Roy” Cabernet Franc 2011 (Saumur-Champigny, France) $12.95 , or a classic Beaujolais like the DOMAINE DE TERRES DOREES Beaujolais L’Ancien Vieilles Vignes 2010 (Beaujolais, France) $15.95, and to spice it up just a bit, throw in a mencia (the hot new Spanish red) like the CUATRO PASOS Mencia 2009 (Bierzo, Spain) $12.95. 

Keep a tray of brie, camembert and goat cheese on hand so your friends can nibble as they sip these summer reds… before it’s time for bed.

Tell us about your Tuesday night tasting. Post your reviews below!


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