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Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th with Three Fabulous Domaines Paul Mas Wines!

What better time than Bastille Day to stop and appreciate the joy of a refreshing glass of wine?

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On July 14th, 1789, Bastille Day signaled the beginning of the French Revolution which forced the creation of the modern French Republic. This Thursday, there will be fireworks, parades and big celebrations. If your’e not there, NO PROBLEM!

Château Paul Mas of France Esprit du Vin Fine Wine Merchants

About the winemaker:

Jean Claude Mas, 4th generation vigneron and owner of Domaines Paul Mas, is a native of the region and loves to mark the occasion with festivities in the 12 estates he owns across the Languedoc. Jean Claude characterizes his wines as “Luxe Rural,” an appreciation of the simple pleasures of life, artfully rendered by nature.

Here are Jean Claude’s top three suggestions:

Coté Mas Sud de France   Rosé Aurore  $10.99

Region of France: IGP Languedoc 

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This is a very delightful dry rosè wine. What do you get when you blend Grenache 50%, Cinsault 30%, Syrah 20% ?  Rosè Aurore is a very thirst-quenching, mouthwatering and a light refreshing wine with distinct flavors of juicy strawberry and raspberry that finishes with light fresh with acidity. This is a great go-to wine that everyone will love. I suggest keeping several bottles in your fridge for summer evening wine sipping.

Pairings

Well, this one great wine on its own. Yet, you will enjoy this with all summer salads, especially those with fruit, grilled chicken, fish and all cheeses.

Chateau Paul Mas Belluguette   $19.99

Region of France: Languedoc 

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This is a floral, full-bodied dry white wine that is a harmonious blend of Vermentino 40%, Roussanne 30%, Grenache 20%, Viognier 10% grapes. A tropical fruit bowl of flavors and aromas tempt your taste buds such as pineapple, green melon, ripe mango and a touch of ripe pear that will fill your senses. I think of a refreshing bite of creamy yet mouthwatering lemon curd with extra lemon zest for a long, pleasing finish.

Pairings

This tasty wine would be great to pair with a variety of summer appetizers or cool entrees with buttery seafood dishes of crab, shrimp or roasted fish. Or, how about grilled lemon-herb marinated chicken thighs served with a crisp summer salad, yes!

 

Chateau Paul Mas     Clos des Mûres  $19.99

Region of France: Languedoc 

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The grape varietal blend is 85% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 5% Mouvedre.

Instense flavors, slightly drying tannins on the palate and aromas black fruit, red fruits including black cherries and blackberries and strawberries, fresh acidity and warm spices are just what you would expect from this distinctive blend. This dry red wine is fills your mouth with fresh juicy fruit, dark chocolate and warm spices that might make you crave a blackberry cobbler with whipped cream.

Pairings

This wine is the perfect magnet for savory grilled lamb chops, chargrilled ribeye steaks and marinated quail or venison. And, just perfect for an appetizer platter of fresh berries, manchego or aged gouda.

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07 2016

Anna De Codorniu Spanish Sparkling Cava Celebrates You and Your Valentine’s and Every Special Moment in Life

A good life is a collection of moments (Denis Waitley) and one of those moments is Valentine’s Day!

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Anna de Codorniu Cava, Penedes D.O.  The Sparkling Wine of Spain Brut and Brut Rose’

Brut varietals: 30% Parellada 70% Chardonnay

 Rose’ varietals: 70% Pinot Noir  30% Chardonnay

 I’ve fallen in love many times… always with you. ~Author Unknown

Love…….makes me smile uncontrollably, causes my heart beat faster when I think of you, brings back  school girl giddiness when I’m next to you and the anticipation creates a undeniable sparkle in my eyes. Author: Lisa

Whatever your definition of love is,why not celebrate that feeling with a very romantic sparkling wine that was created to honor Anna was the Codorniu heiress who married the viticulturist Miquel Raventos in 1659. There union was a beautiful love story and the sparkling wine has stood the test of time. Anna de Codorniu Cava was the first incorporate Chardonnay which creates  flavor on your palate and pleasing aromas of tropical fruits, lime, and citrus not to mention the crisp and lively effervescence on your tongue. The addition of Pinot Noir in the Rose’ displays cherry and strawberry flavors and aromas finishes with refreshing citrus and lime.

This best seller both in Spain and world wide is a perfect choice for celebrating and at a price of less that $20, you don’t have to choose which one, you can get both!

Cheers! XOXOXO

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02 2016

Still Lots of Grilling Season Left! Your Burgers and Steaks will be Front and Center Paired with Rutini’s Trumpeter and Encuentro Malbec from Argentina

Malbec is truly one of the best pairings with dinner from the grill!

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Argentina’s most well known red wine is from the Malbec varietal,  which was a blending grape that originated from France. It is now successfully produced  in the high altitude vineyards at the Andean foothills against the snow-capped Andes Mountains in the Mendoza region.

This area has a big diurnal temperature swing with sunny summer days and crisp cool nights that creates a gradual fruit ripening that ends in a very ripe yet balanced floral wine, with sweet tannins and warm spices from aging in French and American Oak.  The desert-like climate and excellent drainage further contributes to the production and export of quality wines that we all love today.

Inky dark color and intensely concentrated wines with flavors and aromas of violet flowers, cherry, cinnamon, blackberry, plum, raspberries, chocolate come together for easy drinking and food pairing wines for everyone to enjoy.

Rutini Trumpeter Malbec 2012
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Varietal: 100 % Malbec
Price: about $10

Trumpeter has intense flavors of blackberries, blueberries and a touch of pomegranate, lots of  warm spices and complex flavors that will be welcomed at any backyard BBQ of smokey ribs, brisket or beer can chicken.

Rutini Encuentro Malbec 2011
Region: Mendoza Argentina
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Price: under $20

Aromas of purple flowers, a bit lighter in body, fresh acidity, blackberry, raspberries with a nice finish of warm spices to complement  any meal with marinated, grilled pork chops, cajun grilled chicken, charred steaks with fresh chimichurri sauce  or your favorite burger recipes.

CHEERS!

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07 2015