Good Morning Gentle Readers,
New Year's Eve is typically celebrated with bubbly and since TWC lives by the lips that touch white wine shall never touch mine doctrine you may find it odd that I'm passing on a tip for a decent Champagne. Aside from the obvious, Champagne means something simpler to TWC: one glass = instant headache.
This gold-medal winning champagne is also referred to as the OH MY GOSH champagne, because that is typically people's reaction when they try it at Wilson Creek Winery for their very first time. This white sparkling wine is naturally fermented, with just a hint of pure almond added so it's guaranteed to dazzle your guests. Great with desserts, cuddling, hot tubs, picnics, fireplaces, brunches, and parties. Very popular at all the weddings here (at Wilson Creek Winery).
It's available around So Cal for around $10-00 to $12.00 and I'm pretty sure Albertson's groceria and Cost Plus carries it. You can also try this list to find it.
Wilson Creek is a Temecula winery offering summer jazz concerts that include gourmet meals, traditional wine tasting, and my favorite: the annual ride through the vineyards in a wagon, stopping every so often to taste wine where the grapes were grown. The strategically staged chefs serving freshly prepared and delicious hors d'œuvre are a nice touch as well. Best treat of all? A frosty glass of grape juice drawn from barrels of freshly crushed Syrah.
Look at all those empty wine glasses.
Happy New Year,