Food and Wine: Twist and Out!
More and more wineries are offering better wines with easy-to-open, twist-off closures. Another plus, no need to lay down bottles to prevent dry corks and spoiled wine.
Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2010
The Wappo tribe of California used their word “meiomi” when referring to the coast. Three top producing coastal counties supplied the grapes to create this wine with elegant balance, spice-filled aroma, bright fruit flavors and rich textures.
Pacific Rim Riesling 2010
Washington State, $10
An off-dry or non-sweet white from Washington, the go-to state for Riesling in the United States. It is brimming with flavors of apricot, peach and pear. The #1 Best Buy of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Best Buys of 2011.
Mollydooker “The Boxer” Shiraz 2009 McClaren Vale, South Australia, $25
I believe this is the best red wine you can buy for 25 bucks. It was developed by Sparky Marquis and his wife, Sarah, both “mollydookers (Aussie for left-handed). Rich, ripe flavors of the classic Shiraz from Australia.
Conundrum White 2009
A conundrum is a puzzle, and the puzzle here is defining the grape blend. They do come from Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties, and probably include Chardonnay and Viognier.This unique cuvee, or blend, will always be appreciated, especially by your wine-loving friends.