Last Sunday was the 2022 World Cup Final between France and Argentina. In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil taste through two wines from those two countries! Not only that, we have TWO very exciting announcements! On this night before Christmas….eve, we hope you will cozy up to the fire, in the shadow of your Christmas tree, and enjoy one or both of these wines. #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing
Wine Time Fridays Rating System: Phenomenal ?, Practically Perfect ? , Pretty Damn Good! ? , Pleasant ?, Problematic ?, Pleagth (Pitiful and Pathetic) ?
Wines this episode: World Cup Finalists…in wine!
-2018 Casarena Lauren’s Cabernet Franc ($35 at The Culinary Stone) ?
-2013 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite Chapelle ($110 at Wine Library) ?
For more information on the 2018 Casarena Lauren’s Cabernet Franc, please visit https://www.vineconnections.com/argentine-wine/casarena/laurens-cabernet-franc/2018/
For more information on the 2013 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite Chapelle, please visit https://winelibrary.com/wines/syrah/2013-paul-jaboulet-hermitage-la-petite-chapelle-123509
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In short dry equals little to no residual sugar in the wine. Sweet wines are just the opposite. A sweet wine is a wine that retains some of the residual sugar from the grapes during fermentation. The more sugar that is left over in the wine, the sweeter the wine will be.
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Mentions: Lindsay and Brian LaFaille, Brenda and Matt Sparkman, Jessica Hallberg, Blazen Divaz, Wine Library, Gary Vaynerchuck, Nicole Barnett, Laureen Betts, Roshni Gorur, Curt and Joy Grady, Bottle Joy and Chris Cochran.
Wines we enjoyed this week: Château Petit Boyer Les Confidentiels Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux Rouge, Château Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Mocine Toscana Rosso, La Playa Estate Series Carménère, La Côte Dorée Chardonnay and Bodegas Valdemar Conde de Valdemar Tempranillo.
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