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 chosen by Jeffrey Wooddy, manager of Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry..
LoHud Wine of the Week
Chateau de Pena Rivesaltes Ambré: Orange blossom and spice notes mingle with caramel, coffee and dried fruit aromas. The sweet finish is balanced by wonderful acidity. Region: Rivesaltes, France (Roussillon). Price: $29.99 (500ml bottle). Goes with: An aged Gouda would be best, but try with any medium soft, raw milk cheese or country pate. Why I chose it: It’s the New Year and my resolution for you all: drink more dessert wines! Don’t be afraid that they’re sweet, delight in their diversity of character.
This is bottle 4 in our series.
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