Mixed Case 4 Bottle 4: LoHud Wine of the Week — Chateau de Pena Rivesaltes Ambré

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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 chosen by Jeffrey Wooddy, manager of Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry..

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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.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk.

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Liz Johnson is the food editor of The Journal News and LoHud.com, for which she's 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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