Thursday, December 20, 2012

Champagne, Wine, and Chocolate. Perfection.

The sound of a Champagne cork popping is the perfect complement to any celebration. Toast the holidays and ring in 2013 with Barefoot Bubbly – the perfect accompaniment to all your holiday festivities. Looking for a classic champagne? Try the Brut Cuvée ($10), crisp with hints of green apple and jasmine.

For a deliciously different wine experience, try ChocolatRouge ($11), a new wine that combines the perfect pairing of red wine and chocolate in one bottle. It comes in three flavors: award-winning ChocolatRouge Milk Chocolate, Sweet Red, and Dark Red.

For a festive and delicious addition to the holiday table this year try The Naked Grape's Harvest Red Blend ($9). This wine is juicy red with rich notes of raspberry and plum - the blend brings together a variety of red grapes, including Merlot and Tempranillo, to highlight the ripest fruit flavors. It’s also budget friendly, fresh, and great for the harvest season!

So, whether you prefer a wine that’s more classic or one that is more daring and has a sense of (sweet) humor, you need look no further. Enjoy—and please remember to drink and serve responsibly.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Festive Wines and a Beautiful Gift Basket


Francis Ford Coppola Winery's 2012 holiday gift basket is back and more decadent than ever. It's a tongue-tingling, heartwarming, nostalgic package of goodies that makes a thoughtful gift for holiday party hosts, clients, friends, family and all wine and chocolate lovers. The basket is available onlineand includes:
· A bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Winery's Diamond Claret
· A bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Winery's new Diamond Red Blend
· A box of holiday treats: chocolate covered cherries, pistachios, salted almonds, holiday jelly beans
· The Night Before Christmas book
· A mason jar containing a winter scene: a funky snow globe-style addition to classic holiday decorations

Diamond Claret
A full-bodied and delicious red blend to welcome crisp weather and savory fall foods, such as roasted poultry and game, savory mushrooms and hearty squashes. And beautifully presented.
About Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Francis puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. “A place to celebrate the love of life.” Among the many unique attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features wine tasting, two restaurants, a swimming pool and a movie gallery.
Remember, please drink and serve responsibly.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Another Delectable Coppola Production

The time of year is perfect to discover the delightful and wines of Francis Ford Coppola Winery. May we suggest:
Diamond Chardonnay: The classic California Chardonnay offers depth, richness, distinctive spice notes and a smooth, creamy texture. It pairs well with Fettuccine Alfredo, orange chicken, and pork tenderloin with peaches: an ideal white wine to make the transition from summer fruits to fall flavors. SRP: $16
Votre Santé Pinot Noir: A wine with light, elegant texture perfect for pairing with light meats and fall pasta dishes. Intriguing aromatics of incense, cinnamon and tea leaves are followed by bright, lively flavors of red cherries, raspberries, cranberries, earthy minerals and cloves: a feast of fall’s sweet spices. SRP: $14
Diamond Claret: A full-bodied and delicious red blend to welcome crisp weather and savory fall foods, such as roasted poultry and game, savory mushrooms and hearty squashes. SRP: $18
Also try the their new Diamond Red Blend, a very delicious balance of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.
Please always serve and drink responsibly.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Affordable Wines that are Music to Your Palate

 Steve Reeder (left) and musician Dave Matthews (right) share a passion for making wine at least as strong as their fervor for drinking it. Based in the lush wine region of California, Dreaming Tree Wines vows to make quality wines accessible to everyone.

As their website says, they make wines for people to drink; not for people to put in their cellars.

 Their wines include: Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Crush-- a Red Blend, of which Steve says:
"For Crush, Dave and I hand-selected a special blend of our favorite varieties to create a red wine that pulls you in with notes of smoky berry and a pop of raspberry jam. Around the dinner table or out on the patio, it’s a wine you’re going to want to share with your favorite people.” 

The Chardonnay is crisp, light (but with personality) and dry.
And here's a toast to Dodger and Moose!
Remember, always drink and serve responsibly.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Family of Friendly Wines, Fluent in French

Clos du Bois wines are not just affordable, they are immensely enjoyable. For example, the North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon begins with Blackberry and vanilla smokey aromas and then segues into deeper notes of Black Cherry and Roasted Coffee that add up to a sophisticated full-bodied red.

 Prefer white? Try the crisp California Pinot Grigio  with the snap of freshly-washed linen fluttering in the sunlight.

"Made in America. Fluent in French." is more than their slogan. It describes the very essence of these delightfully fluent wines.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lovely to Look at, Delightful to Drink

Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato has  delightful fragrant aroma of fresh berries; candied cherries and sweet citrus compliment the creamy, lingering finish. Serve it as an aperitif, or with appetizers, spicy cuisine and sweets. This lovely looking champagne is attractively priced at $10 for a 750ml bottle. Toast the holidays in style while being frugal. Only your good taste will show.

Remember to drink and serve responsibly.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Remember the Alamos

Perhaps you would like to try a wine from Argentina? May we suggest the Alamos Malbec or the Cabernet Sauvignon? Or the crisp Torrontes? If you are on the lookout for wines that are affordable and fine tasting consider Alamos. The vines grow in some of the highest mountains in the world and higher altitudes help forge richer more intense wines.
Enjoy and please remember to always drink and serve responsibly.