Cristalino Brut - Spain
This lovely sparkler offers a fine alternative to Champagne. Cristalino Brut has a bright green-gold color and shows fine bubbles. It has a pleasant nose of green apples, peaches, toast, flowers, cinnamon and herbs. Crisp and bright, dry with medium-full body, this sparkler offers rich flavors of apples, figs, lemon, roasted almonds and pie crust. It is fruit-forward and balanced, with a clean, lemony finish.
Santa Laura Dry White - Greece
With its dry, warm climate and limestone or volcanic soil Greece is an excellent country for producing win. With 26 recognized wine districts, tonight’s wine comes from the Achaia region in northwestern Greece. A distinctive, fresh wine with bright yellow color and greenish tints, produced from selected grapes of Greek varieties. It stands out for its unique aroma of citrus fruits, balanced acidity and pleasant, lemony aftertaste.
Joseph Drouhin LaForet Pinot Noir - France
Founded in 1880, the Maison Joseph Drouhin's winery has spread from the historical Cellars of the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France of the 12th-18th centuries to an 18th Century watermill in Chablis. Today, the fourth generation is at the helm. Each has his role to play in imposing the Family "Charter of Excellence".
Pinot Noir was born in Burgundy and our wine tonight begins with aromas of mostly red fruit including a little cranberry and just a touch of green. The flavor reveals fresh red fruit, soft tannins, good balance and good acidity. It is very smooth with a nice spice component that comes out at the end and leads into the lingering finish.
Taylor-Fladgate Special Ruby Porto – Portugal
For most American wine lovers Portuguese wine means Port, the rich fortified Portugal wine made in the hot, dry Douro Valley in the northern part of the country. Tonight’s port has dark berries, black cherry and licorice on the nose. Sweet and firm in the mouth; fairly concentrated fruit along with a hint of brandy. Finishes with lingering raspberry flavor.
Tango Golden Cream – Australia – (We are going a little off course tonight for one of my favorite after dinner drinks)
What happens when you blend brandy with the velvety richness of imported cream? A temptation that's just about impossible to resist. A cream liqueur with distinctive vanilla and butterscotch smoothness and hints of coconut, caramel and butterscotch. This rich creamy drink is perfect for sipping after dinner.
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