Welcome to the weekly wrap-up!
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! Have you done your wine shopping yet? Don’t worry The Reverse Wine Snob is here to help! Simply check out our latest Top 10 lists or create your own list using our Interactive Wine Ranking Database! (Find details on just how to do that here.) Also check out the discussion on The Reverse Wine Snob Facebook page to see what wine people are serving for Thanksgiving and leave your own suggestions. Lastly, since I know many of you will be doing your wine shopping at Costco over the coming days Monday and Tuesday this week will each feature an excellent Costco pick!
Next up we have another great gift for winelovers! This week we are featuring a Wine Sampler Kit from Tasting Room: six 50ml bottles of different wines to sample. I have to admit when I first heard about this I was skeptical…after-all how much can you tell about a wine from a tiny 50ml sample?
In reality, I had no reason to be doubtful. I tried the Chardonnay 6 sampler which ranged from bright, creamy fruit to big-time butter. It was fascinating to try these very different wines back to back, which simply isn’t affordable or practical with big bottles. After tasting the samples you can then order full bottles from the site or if you’re giving this as a gift you can include a gift card for the purchase of their favorite bottle(s) of the six samples. With tons of different sampler packs there really is something for everyone. My only complaint is that the wine is a bit pricey, but it still makes a pretty unique gift. The wine samplers starts at $20 and the “Super Flight” wine samplers with a voucher for 2 bottles start at $70. (The Robust Red sampler at $70 even includes one of our Top 10 wines.) Get them here plus new sign-ups get a $25 credit through this link, making this a no-brainer!
On now to our recap of the week. On Monday we suggested you add a little Portuguese to your wine rack with this delicious blend of 65% Trincadeira and 35% Aragonez from Alentejo, Portugal: 2009 Alente Red Trincadeira Aragonez Vinho Tinto – Everyday.
Tuesday brought A unique and delicious entry in this year’s Holiday Sparklers series! A Prosecco with a splash of Merlot: 90 Plus Cellars Lot 49 Sparkling Rosé – Beautiful (Pink) Bubbles, Holiday Sparklers 2012.
Wednesday we unveiled our updated Top 10 Reds list just in time for your Holiday shopping with many new wines since the September update. Drink well this Thanksgiving and Christmas! Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 – The Reverse Wine Snob November/December 2012 Holiday Edition.
Thursday was Beaujolais Nouveau Day but we opted for a Cru Beaujolais: 2011 Georges DuBoeuf Brouilly – Simple, Jammy and Good. Did I mention that it’s jammy?
Sometimes you want cheap and easy and that’s exactly what we went for on Friday with the 2011 FishEye Riesling – Easy Like Sunday Morning. Luckily the only thing fishy about this wine is how they manage to sell it so cheap!
Finally on Saturday we splurged with a big, velvety smooth and spice-laden wine. Chile’s signature grape is a great alternative for Cabernet loving wine drinkers: 2009 Koyle Royale Carmenere – Fit For A King!
Most Viewed Reviews This Week:
- Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 – The Reverse Wine Snob November/December 2012 Holiday Edition.
- The Best Wine For Thanksgiving Plus Free Shipping From Marketview Liquor!
- 2009 Alente Red Trincadeira Aragonez Vinho Tinto – Everyday.
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