While it is true that we have not posted any new articles in the last few months, it is not because we are trying to dry out. We have not checked into the Betty Ford clinic. In fact we have been so busy tasting a variety of white wines including Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Home renovations and Fetzer Gewurztraminer. As you may notice from some of our pictures, we are renovating the house. The kitchen is getting a fresh paint job and the whole upper level is getting new flooring. Meanwhile we are camped out in our basement offices trying to work.
Pecan pie is a favorite with Americans and all of here at American Winos. It is a staple at most people’s home for thanksgiving and Christmas. Pecan pie while great with milk is meant to be paired with the right wine.
If we were pairing raw salted pecans with wine we would recommend a light red such as Pinot Noir but pecan pie is a very sweet indulgence.
For pecan pie we recommend a dry white wine such as Chardonnay and pick one that has been aged in a oak barrel to give it a smoky taste to go along with the sweet in the pie.
I recommend one that we like from a previous tasting called Toasted Head from California.
This combination pairing of wine with Pecan Pie will make a great dessert into an unforgettable one.
We decided to try our hand at making a new wine based cocktail. We bought some different fruit juices, opened our favorite prosecco and grabbed a new bottle of Aperol and starting mixing….we landed on the Orange Spritz. Our secret recipe revealed..
Glen Ellen wine products are available all over missouri. You see bottle of Glen Ellen wine for sale in grocery stores,dollar stores and even gas stations. ( I love Missouri!). So we picked one to taste and review. We picked Glen Ellen Reserve Chardonnay.
We try to review a new Prosecco wine every week. Yes this is a tough job but we are up to it. This week I picked one from the wine rack at random and the winner is? Cecilia Beretta Prosecco from Treviso Italy.
The Chardonnay grape produces a mostly neutral and slightly acidic taste. Wine producers add taste characteristics through the vinification process, such as aging in oak barrels.
Actually the Beatles and John Lennon included love beer, oh and scotch mixed with Coca Cola. Of course our taste change as we mature so we imagine that the song that the Beatles really wanted to right was:
All you need is wine……
Later in life, the band did became fond of red wine (the buzzing sound at the end of ‘Long Long Long’ is a bottle of red wine vibrating on stop of a Leslie speaker cabinet).
Sadly John Lennon in the 60s preferred drugs to wine, first marijuana and then enormous quantities of strong LSD which kept him on an almost permanent high.
He should have stuck to wine…
Is there such a thing as cheap great chardonnay. I would like to think so. It is also dependant on what you consider to be cheap. And what you consider to be great.