Wine has been one of man’s favorite beverages since the earlier years. And as the world has developed, so has our understanding of wine – the world-renowned beverage has now become more than just a drink to sip on, but rather an art to be understood. Because unlike a lot of other beverages, wine has a greater depth to it and more stories behind it than just the history of fruits and grapes it is made out of.
If you are the kind of person that is pretty new to the world of wines and find it hard to decide which one to purchase when looking at the endless shelves in a wine store or basing your decisions on the fancy wine labels then no worries, we have prepared a list of recommendations for our favorites that can be purchased online and delivered to your very doorstep:
Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, the region, Champagne, is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to bear the label, ‘Champagne’, a sparkling wine must originate from this northeastern region of France—called Champagne—and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide.
Veuve Clicquot came up with the first ever Rosé Champagne, combining the elements of elegance and flair – blending red and white wines together; becoming one of Madame Clicquot’s greatest creations that has been passed down for centuries into our modern world since its origin in the 1800’s.
This opulent champagne has a crispy and bubbly taste with notes of red berries. The non-vintage edition of Veuve's Rosé Champagne has a bright-strawberry and raspberry-fruit thread on the nose with a gently spicy edge too. The palate's big on flavor and really exuberant thanks to expressive strawberry and hints of pink grapefruit, providing a very elegant and inviting taste for those that are fond of a Rosé – Champagne fusion.
Rather than pairing it with cheese, like a lot of wines, Veuve’s Rosé and its fresh attack complements the tastes of Tuna, Red Fruits, Smoked Salmon, Beef Carpaccio, Blinis, Tomatoes and Duck.
The Champagne Brut is a dry, sparkling wine from the Champagne region of northern France – and we have one just for you; Victoire “Brut Prestige” Champagne. Champagne Victoire is often overlooked by those in search of more recognizable labels such as Mumm, Moët, or Veuve; but this undeniably value-priced Champagne punches well above its weight, and provides value for money – in terms of tremendous value and pleasure.
This French luxury beverage is a Chardonnay – Pinot Noir – Pinot Meunier blend and offers a creamy and expansive body with red fruits, a brief finish and a hint of lemon custard.
The golden – yellow champagne packs a persistent bubbly mousse with a nose of lemon, limes, apples, and the fermentation factor being present, but dominated by the citrus elements in it.
This lighter style champagne can be paired with heavy food as it’s a dry wine but not overly dry. There is some acidity but it doesn’t have a long finish. There is nothing overly noteworthy about this bubbly, yet it is well balanced and very enjoyable, making it a very dangerously tempting aperitif, to be paired with Pork, Tuna, Salmon, Chips, as well as Oysters, other types of Rich Fish and Soft & Mild Cheeses.
Pengwine King 2010
Pengwine, a Chilean wine company was exclusively named after the penguins that reside in Chile and represent the resilience that they endeavor and metaphorically compare it with the uniqueness of the wine. Chile produces the majority of Carménère wines available today – and the King is one of the premium developments done by the company.
The wine is a 50% Malbec and 50% Carménère that is de-stemmed and crushed separately when preparing it for fermentation – for 12 months, ensuring the smoothness and suppleness that the wine is known for.
The exclusive blend of 50:50 Malbec and Carménère is seldom heard of, but all things go in the new world. This wine displays a very boastful flavor of roast meat notes, dried fruits, spicy herbs, which are not common flavors that greet one’s nose nor palate. The mouthfeel though is rather thin and finish is medium.
Pair it with beef, pasta, poultry or veal in order to fully appreciate the Very fruity yet peppery ends with herbs and spices. Length is long and the finish is smooth with light tannins and medium acidity.
Silverado Vineyards Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Silverado Vineyards has been a favorite wine country destination for years along the line and hosts some of Napa Valley’s most premium wines for the past 40 years.
It is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend, one of the newer and most popular red wine grape varieties and is a full-bodied wine with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's aging potential. The time-honored blend delivers a very balanced structure and velvety texture.
The Estate Grown 2017 Vintage is a memorable vintage with aromas of Linzer cookies – that come from Austria and savory herbs. It consists of a fresh and clean palate that boasts flavors of dark cherry cola, black raspberry and hints of sweet tobacco. It is full bodied and smooth like other Cabernet Sauvignons and provides a lingering berry finish that will keep you admiring the fresh after taste for a while.
Pair it with mature and harder cheese like Gouda or lamb, poultry and aged beef in order to fully enjoy its fruity nose full of leather. The dark fruits, pepper, hints of smoke & vanilla, firm tannins, medium-long finish go in perfection with grilled lamb, purple potato gnocchi, Shiraz & rosemary jus.
Overture by Opus One
Overture is a reflection of the art and resilience that comes within the company culture of Opus One, another most sought wine maker in Napa Valley. The flagship Opus One red wine is a Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blend, which also contains smaller quantities of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot – a surprising 5 variety grape wine.
The Cabernet Sauvignon blend that is made by custom grape sorters displays a vibrant garnet color with expressive aromas of fresh red fruit. Extended barrel aging gives the wine an elegant texture accentuated by round tannins and a soft mouthfeel.
Full bodied but approachable in its youth, Overture shows generous dark fruit aromas and flavors with a soft, supple mid-palate. As a fine wine, Overture will develop beautifully over time. The wine displays an attractive refined dark floral aged Cabernet on the nose with silky tannins sweet yet focused fruit; certainly, doing what it is set up to do – a drink now multi vintage blend that is very drinkable. It is both elegant and sophisticated with great balance and long length without being a big fruit or structure wine.
Flavors of blackberry, Marion berry, cassis and earthy spice notes of cumin and nutmeg are best paired with meats or standalone in order to fully appreciate the purity of the fruits that make up this very impressive Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wine.
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