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Wine Notes for Albrecht Tradition Pinot Blanc (2018)

  I have tried a few wines from the Alsace region of France. I am attracted to these very aromatic wines, because though they are dry, they present fruit aromas and flavors that are bold and tasty. These wines never disappoint (at least, to me).  This time, I tried the Albrecht Tradition Pinot Blanc and was mesmerized. In Alsace, Pinot Blanc is usually reserved for a simple wine. However, this one was amazingly delicious and well worth the money spent.  Golden yellow in color; aromas of baked apples and spices spill from the glass on the nose. Followed by citrus notes, stone fruits, and minerals on the palate. This medium- bodied wine offers rounded acidity (12.5% ABV), and a slightly spicy finish. Do not let this pinot blanc fool you, it is a style that is often dismissed, but when it is made well, it can be quite a treat.  This un-oaked and dry wine is versatile with food, which is an added plus. You can pair it with salad, seafood, Asian cuisine, rice pilaf or have it alone.  For th
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Wine Notes for Bougrier Vouvray Chenin Blanc (2018)

This Bougrier wine was my first Vouvray . Based on what I learned about Vouvrays, I was excited to "taste" for myself, what was so special about this wine.  Just a little background information before I begin the review: The Vouvray is one of the well known white wine appellations in the Touraine district of the middle Loire. Vouvrays are a collector's wine, as they can last a very long time (that is, top quality ones). Medium dry (demi- sec) is the main style. However, they can also be made into dry or medium sweet styles as well. One thing to note about Vouvrays is they are made from 100 % Chenin Blanc grapes.  The Bougrier Vouvray is a still wine, gold in color. It is aromatic and gives crisp, fresh lemon and citrus aromas. It has a zippy taste of citrus and a hint of spice, yet a creamy finish. This wine will please many wine enthusiasts, no matter their pleasure. It is in between a Moscato and a Chardonnay. It is not too sweet, yet, not dry.  The alcohol content is

Wine Notes for Broletto Lambrusco D.O.C.

I am a fan of Lambrusco and always in search of a great Lambrusco wine. One day, I decided to peruse the wall of wine at my local Mom's Organic Market where I found the Broletto Lambrusco wine which is made with organic grapes. Produced by Cantina Sociale di Puianello e Coviolo Sca, in Reggio Emilia, Italy, this Lambrusco is made with 30% Lambrusco Salamino, 30% Lambrusco Marani, 30% Lambrusco Maestri and 10%Ancellotta. What does this mean? These grapes were blended to give you the color, aroma and acidity of a very good wine. Each of these grapes (though same varietal, different species- with the exception of the Ancellotta), have characteristics that are stronger than others, but when combined, make for a tasty wine. This intense ruby red wine is a sparkling wine. It is light- bodied on the palate and fruity. You can taste flavors of dark and red fruit: blackberry and raspberry.  The flavor is more robust than some of the Lambruscos I have had. Keep in mind, my selection is prett

Interested in Wine, But I Don't Know Where to Start

Interested in wine and don't know where to begin?  Don't worry. You are not alone. Many people would love to learn more about wine, but are either shy or have misconceptions that limit their ability to explore. I was once that person. It took a few trips to my local wine store and some not so great suggestions, that lead me to begin my own wine adventure. Below, I have 5 suggestions to help you get started. Learning about wine and then becoming comfortable enough to dialogue with others about wine, takes some time. However, if you stay on your journey, the time invested will be worthwhile.  1.  Start small. You cannot expect to learn everything about wine in a day. There is so much to the subject of wine that it will take you a few years to develop a vast array of knowledge that you will feel comfortable sharing with individuals. Start with reading books or articles that interest you. If you find that you continue to thirst for more, then it may be time to take a class and see

Theta Wine Talk 03/19/21

It was a wonderful night with family and friends at the Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority's Wine Talk, hosted by Theta Chapter.  This wine tasting event, led by Ijeoma Enendu (CSW), was held to help Theta Chapter raise funds for the college stipend, which supports the collegiate academic endeavors of the Kopelles.  The Kopelles Youth Program strives to build leadership skills in young women by promoting good citizenship, cultural enlightenment, and academic achievement.  This was a night of not only wine talk and education, but fun and games. Below are the slides for those who were unable to attend the wine tasting. The slides will be up for a limited time.  If you have any questions, please leave your comments for the administrator.  For the presentation slides ( please contact the administrator for more information, as the slides were available for paid guests only). For more information on the Kopelles Youth Program , please visit:  Kopelles Youth Program For more information on Lambda K

Wine Notes for Stella Rosa Black

I have another wine for my readers looking for wines that are red and sweet. This one is sure to please and I can guarantee, you will be back to purchase more. Read below for my notes on it. Stella Rosa is a light, semi- sweet Italian wine created by the Riboli family.  It is a propriety blend of several grape varietals including Brachetto. It is deep red in color and and semi- sparkling.  On the nose are dark- berried fruit and on the palate, the dark berry fruit flavor lends itself to the lingering after taste that completes the finish. This is a low alcohol grape wine with an ABV of 5%. However, be careful- though one glass may not be enough to make you drunk, if you continue to indulge, you may feel a slight buzz.  Some positives for this wine are it contains no artificial flavors (it is made with real fruit), no added sugars, and no added preservatives. This allows you to truly appreciate what the wine has to offer.  Stella Rosa Black is food friendly. It will complement an array