Holiday Wines & Gift Ideas

by Laurie Forster on December 15, 2013

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 Holiday Gift Ideas

  1.  “Shh…there’s wine in here” Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC Shoptwc travel mug
  2. Signed copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC Shop
  3. The Wine Coach Wine Club - 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael $50/month
  4. Weird Science: Food & Wine Reactions DVD $24.99 TWC Shop
  5. Tickets to Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Event on 1/23 $75
  6. Artisanal Cheese Gifts – gourmet cheese sent to your recipient in a wooden box. Use code CHEESE for 10% off all orders!!

Use code HOLIDAY in The Wine Coach Shop to get FREE Shipping!

Sips of the Week

Chris Coker, Sommelier at Jack’s Bistro in Baltimore joined us with 3 of his favorite wines for the holidays.

Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley, France $10.99

Winemaker’s Notes: Colour: golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean. Nose: very intense with ripe yellow fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness. Mouth: round and full, very balanced, mineral finish

Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009, North Coast, California $47

Winemaker’s Notes: Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trial and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal.

Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina $10.99

Winemaker’s Notes: A luminous red-purple hue and expressive red and black fruits on the nose provide a strong first impression of the unique Bonarda Argentina grape. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, with a silky, smooth mouthfeel and nice volume. This wine receives no oak treatment in order to show the purest expression of the Bonarda grape. Enjoyed best at cellar temperature from 60-64 °F.

All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

Next Week

We’ll be back next week for a show with cocktails for New Year’s Eve and more!

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.

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