Episode 193 – We’re Rating the Ratings, Our Year in Review & Toasting to Champagne Day with Veuve Clicquot!

Episode 193 – We’re Rating the Ratings, Our Year in Review & Toasting to Champagne Day with Veuve Clicquot! Episode 193 – We’re Rating the Ratings, Our Year in Review & Toasting to Champagne Day with Veuve Clicquot!

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil explain the 100 point industry wine rating system and the Wine Time Fridays rating system while talking about each of their top three wines of 2023. And did we mention a Veuve Clicquot Rosé is featured in honor of Champagne Day? #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing 

Wines this episode:

– Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne ($84 at Fred Meyer) ????

For more information on the  Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé please visit https://www.veuveclicquot.com/en-us/our-champagne/rosé-champagne

Top three wines of 2023:

  • Shelley
    • 2019 Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 2023 Andrea South African Sauvignon Blanc (Ep 187
    • 2020 Fidélitas Red Mountain Optu Red (Ep 172
  • Phil
    • 2020 Rivaura Reserve Cab Franc (Ep 150)
    • 2019 Frichette Red Mountain Malbec (Ep 175
    • 2018 Cave B Cab Franc (Ep 189

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors:  7Cellars and Elsom Cellars!

7Cellars: Two icons, John Elway and Robert Mondavi Jr have joined forces and come up with 7Cellars wines, crafting exceptional California wine since 2015! Visit https://www.7cellars.com/ and use the code ITSWINETIME for free shipping and 20% off on all orders or find them at your favorite wine retailer! 7Cellars: Excellence in every sip.

Elsom Cellars: Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.com or call them at 425-298-3082.

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 Bottle Joy Wine Word of the WeekCuvée 

Cuvée is a specific blend of wines, often the best, used to create a Champagne or sparkling wine.

Bottle Joy has a Bubbles Tasting From 3-6pm on Sunday, December 31! They have Jip Skippy and the unprepared playing from 9pm to Midnight with a free champagne toast to ring in the new year! 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.

Mentions:  Jocelyn Babcock, Fly With Wine, Ron Sharman, Lola Wine Lounge, Saviah, J. Bookwalter, Tirriddis, Peju, Sarah Fowler.

Our top two wines we enjoyed this week: 2020 Charles Krug Merlot, 2020 Chateau Langoiran Double Magnum

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