10 Wines for the Holidays

by Laurie on December 16, 2014

Need help picking some great wines for holiday gifts or festive gatherings? The Wine Coach has the answer…well 10 of them!

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Champagne Campaign at Wit & Wisdom

by Laurie on December 8, 2014

Sips of the Week

bouteilles-resJulie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit & Wisdom joined Laurie to talk CHAMPAGNE! She brought 2 of her favorite Champs form the wine list and filled us in on the Champagne Campaign where all Champagne are 50% off from 10PM-12AM at Wit & Wisdom!

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Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France (375ml or half bottle)

Winery Tasting Notes: The wine is limpid, pale gold in color with hints of green which are typical of the Chardonnay varietal. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of bubbles. The first approach is both flowery and fruity, next come the notes of almond and fresh bread finishing with touches of citrus and green apple leaving a graceful impression of smoothness and freshness.

The first impression is frank, associating both finesse and smoothness, and is dominated by white flower fruits (lemon and pear) and floral notes (acacia). The mid-palate is nervy and taut. The finish is persistent with pure citrus flavors and a twist of salinity which confirms the fact that the majority of the fruit is sourced from the great village of Le Mesnil sur Oger; the balance coming from the equally prestigious Grand Cru villages of Oger, Cramant and Avize.

Jean Lallement Brut ‘Reserve’, Champagne, France

Winery Tasting Notes: 

The Brut ‘Reserve’ from Lallement is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with 80% of the wine coming from the 2008 vintage, and the remainder from the 2007 vintage. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation before spending 60 months sur latte. The Brut ‘Reserve’ is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the villages of Verzenay and Verzy.

All Wines or similar are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

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Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines for 2014

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Austrian Wines – KW Selections

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Perfect Pairings for the Seasons

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Grape American Road Trip – Vino50

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Drink Like Olivia Pope

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Olivia Pope on ABCs Scandal has a stressful job, a dysfunctional family and a complicated personal life. When the stress of leading the Gladiators gets to be too much, she likes to unwind with a glass of red wine. Now you too can Drink Wine Like Olivia Pope by using the tips below from Laurie […]

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