Episode 190 – Wines For Christmas and Other Merry & Bright Christmas Tips 

Episode 190 – Wines For Christmas and Other Merry & Bright Christmas Tips  Episode 190 – Wines For Christmas and Other Merry & Bright Christmas Tips 

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil start getting merry and bright with wines that will go with any holiday and Christmas day, as well as talk about some other tips that might come in handy at this time of year! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #PeaceOnEarth #ElfReference #Holidayish #BowDownToWashington #GoDawgs #EasterEgg 

Wines featured this episode:

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors:  J. Bookwalter and Bottle Joy!

Bottle Joy: Looking for a premier libation establishment in Coeur D’alene to enjoy premier wine and beer? Look no further than Bottle Joy. Located at 1208 East Sherman in Coeur D’alene, Bottle Joy is a new libation establishment for folks to peruse and enjoy. Visit https://bottlejoycda.com or call 208 930 1922. Bottle Joy: The Inland Northwest’s Premier Bottle Shop & Tap House.

J. Bookwalter: Celebrating their 40th year of producing award-winning wines crafted from the finest Columbia Valley vineyards, J. Bookwalter wines bring excellence and quality to every glass. Visit https://www.bookwalterwines.com for more information or simply call or 509-627-5000.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The CDA Gourmet Wine Word of the Week – Tirage

Tirage is a crucial step in the production of sparkling wines like Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco. It refers to the process of adding a mixture of yeast and sugar to the still base wine, which triggers a second fermentation inside the bottle. This fermentation is what creates the bubbles that are characteristic of sparkling wines. 

CDA Gourmet: Are you looking to elevate your kitchen? You need to check out CDA Gourmet! Located in Midtown Coeur d’Alene, CDA Gourmet offers a diverse mix of flavor enhancing product as well as the tools to make it all happen. Make every meal a special event. Visit https://www.cdagourmet.com for more information or call 208-551-2364. CDA Gourmet: Your kitchen elevated.

Mentions: Sam Lange, Lola Wine Lounge, Sarah and Mark Lathrop, Sharalynn Richardson, Madeline Puckett, Wine Folly, John Bookwalter, Edward Holmes.

Wines we enjoyed this week: Le Maupas Côtes du Rhône Villages ‘Séguret’, Foxglove Zinfandel, Catena Cabernet Franc, Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir, Rocky Pond Stratastone and our top three…

Our top three: J. Bookwalter 3rd Edition, Novelty Hill Grenache and Saviah Barbera.

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