Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wine of the Night!

2006 Handley Gewürztraminer "There's a hint of rose if you search for it, but this is not aggressively floral. Instead, it's fresh, chalky, crisp and clean, like biting into a fresh litchi. Firm acidity drives the wine, cutting right through the fruit to deliver its flavor into the meat of whatever is for dinner." 93pts Wine & Spirits Magazine.

A couple of friends from San Francisco are in town this weekend, so after a big night out on Friday with all the mapema wine and sake2me sponsored events, we settled in last night over some tremendous wine, food and new friends.

Whole Foods - the downtown Austin location just bought the last of the 2006 Handley Gewürztraminer so I put a few bottles in my cart while shopping for dinner yesterday. This gorgeous wine was the perfect complement to Red Snapper Vera Cruz and all the fixings. I'm going back to Whole Foods to grab a case before it's all gone - I suggest you do the same if you live in the Austin area and want a real treat to sip on this summer! Cheers -Ali

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