Autumn is here, soon to bring the inevitable rush of the holidays. Rather than add to your stress, we at Deschere’s prefer to help you avoid it; so, here are five deliciously-different wines to stock up on now. We feel that wine is not only beneficial – actually, necessary – for your health and sanity, especially during the holidays!
Whether you’re going to a party, or throwing one, sparkling wine is a must: But you don’t need to break the bank on expensive Champagne! Washington’s Treveri Cellars makes bubbly on par with fine Champagne, but for much less. Their 91-point Blanc de Blanc (100% Chardonnay) is great for celebratory toasts, appetizer courses and even in mixed drinks. We’re big fans of their entire line of award-winning wines, and predict Treveri might even become your new go-to for New Year’s Eve!
If you’re looking for a wine with an easygoing attitude and a sweet disposition, we’d like to suggest Fox Run’s Arctic Fox. Made right here in the USA, in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Fox Run has been making wines for almost twenty years. Made from the Cayuga grape, this is a fragrant and citrusy wine akin to a German Riesling. Pair with any course, from soft cheeses to roasted ham, to dessert. Great for Football Season: Try it with grilled chicken wings! See our video for more info…
Artesana Tannat rosé has a very interesting background story: It’s made from a French grape, in Uruguay, South America, by two women winemakers. Slightly more full-bodied, citrusy and lip-smackingly tart, it’s perfect with just about any kind of food, from starters, salads and appetizers to poultry and seafood. A versatile food partner, great with glazed hams. Check out our video with wine expert Marc Supsic for more information!
For those who enjoy a red, but want something a little lighter and more elegant, we suggest Pinot noir. Oregon is well-known for its beautiful French-style Pinots and this one from Eola Hills Winery comes with 35 years of experience in the bottle. This is dry, tart and full of fresh cranberry and raspberry flavors, which means it’s perfect for the Thanksgiving table. Pair it with pork, turkey and especially, duck. Get some Holiday Pinot pairing ideas with wine pro, Marc Supsic.
Of course, we know sometimes you just want a wine that tells it like it is. For the big, bold red wine drinker, here’s a beautiful blend, made from five different grapes, that won’t disappoint. McPherson cellars is 100% Texas – that’s right, Lubbock Texas – and La Herencia (Spanish for “Heritage”) is the kind of wine you drink when subtlety is not necessary. Full-bodied, tannic and even a little oaky, La Herencia will stand up to grilled meats, game meats, and even your Uncle Bud’s off-color remarks at the dinner table. Check out our video for a taste of La Herencia!
All of our selections are available through Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits Stores. If you need help locating a bottle of ours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you find it at your nearest store.
Cheers, and happy (responsible) drinking,
Deschere’s Selected Wines and Spirits