LoHud Wine of the Week
Vera Alvarinho 2011: This Portuguese white will make you drool like a teething baby. Fragrant white flowers, bright lemon zest, bursting with vivid acidity. Region: Minho, Portugal. Price: $17. Goes with: Striped bass in garlic sauce, calamari salad or any fish you can throw at it. Even bait. Why I chose it: It over-delivers for its price. Anyone who has ever bought it comes back for more. Sterza Amarone 2009: Festive and celebratory, this wine is like blackberries on steroids. It has a massive backbone of earth and a high alcohol content. Region: Veneto, Italy. Price: $45. Goes with: Hearty red meats like steak, leg of lamb or venison. Why I chose it: A good wine for a special occasion.
This is Bottle No. 3 (and 3A!) in our eighth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Vino 100 in White Plains..
Mixed Case from Zachys in Scarsdale..
Mixed Case from Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
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 Joe Printz of Grape D’Vine in Sparkill..