AWC Blog

Month: August 2016

Caitlyn’s Pick: Thevenet Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine NV

Black Velvet - Equal parts stout beer and sparkling wine A seemingly unusual combination but as they say, don't knock it until you try it! The bright acidity of this 100% Chardonnay sparkler from the Maconnais pairs excellently with the richer burnt sugar notes of a stout beer like Guinness creating an absolutely quaffable bubbly…

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Connor’s Pick: Avinyo Petillant Blanc Vi d’Agulla 2015

Spanish 75 - 1 oz, Gin 2 oz, Avinyo Petillant Blanc (Cava as a substitute) 1/2 oz, Lime juice 2 dashes, Simple syrup This modern twist on the French 75 substitutes Avinyo for the traditional component of Champagne, which should certainly appeal to anyone on a budget! This recipe also has lime juice replacing lemon…

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Caitlyn’s Pick: Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

This is a wine I've been longing to highlight as much as I've been longing to return to the beautifulwinery and generous hospitality of the Pepe family. If you think you've tasted all that Montepulciano d'Abruzzo has to offer, think again. Emidio Pepe produces incredibly long-lived, read 40+ years, wines from the local varietals Montepulciano,…

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Carlos’ Pick: Cesani Vernaccia di San Gimignano

From the small Medieval town of San Gimignano located in Tuscany, comes this delightful Vernaccia from the Cesani family.  Cesani's care for nature is obvious here, as the lushness of the grape shines.  Organically grown in limestone and sand, thewine shows great notes of apple, peach, and wildflowers on the front and even a touch…

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