Mixed Case: LoHud Wine of the Week Bottle 1: Chateau du Bois de la Salle Julienas 2010

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For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case from Aries Wine & Spirits in White Plains.

Here’s bottle 1:

Chateau du Bois de la Salle Julienas 2010. A medium-bodied red made with 100 percent Gamay grapes, this wine has a silky texture with ripe, aromatic flavors of sour cherry and blackberry fruit and layers of violets. Region: Beaujolais, France. Goes with: Easter dinner and spring meals of lamb and ham, asparagus and new potatoes. Price: $18.

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Why they chose it: Beaujolais is so underrated and such a perfectly delicious light red to serve with Easter dinner.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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