L’Ecole Chenin Blanc

L'Ecole Chenin Blanc on DeckAre you looking for a summer sipper at an excellent price point? Look no further. L’Ecole Chenin Blanc is a standout, and it costs less than $20. Moreover, L’Ecole has produced this old-vine Vouvray-style Chenin Blanc since 1987.

Winemaker Marcus Rafanelli crafted this recent 2020 vintage, released last month, and it is superb. You can pair it with any number of dishes, but it also goes down very well on its own.

As you can see, we paired it with our deck, lakeside. Read on for more details.

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Gems of the World

Gems of the WorldWe recently tasted four unique wines imported by Kobrand Wine and Spirits. These wine gems of the world differed by variety, location and price point. For example, the brands include a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a red blend and a Fiano from Italy, and an Argentinian Malbec. In addition, their price points range from $19 (Malbec) to $50 (Cab Sauv). Above all, despite these disparities, the wines have one thing in common – we recommend all of them. Read on for details.

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Avignonesi Wines

Avignonesi WinesAvignonesi is the largest vineyard in Italy that produces vegan, organic, and certified-biodynamic wines. Located in Montepulciano, Avignonesi’s portfolio features almost two dozen wines, in addition to Grappa, olive oil and honey. We recently tasted seven mini-samples including Chardonnay, Rosato, Sangiovese, Merlot and two excellent red blends. Our favorite? Avignonesi Grifi 2017. All but one of these wines are distributed in 37 states in the U.S. Read on for more details.

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Sauvignon Blanc Day

Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 1.26.51 PMMay 7 is Sauvignon Blanc Day, and we raise our glass to our favorite white wine. #SauvBlancDay is a global, virtual, day-long celebration. St. Supéry in Napa Valley founded #SauvBlancDay in 2010 to celebrate this racy grape, and it is now celebrated every year around the world. So it seems fitting that the first bottle we open on this special day is St. Supéry 2019 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Read on for more about this beautiful wine, and about Sauv Blanc itself. Continue reading