Episode 9 – Baby It’s Cold Outside!

In this chilly winter episode, we’ll taste some unconventionally crisp and refreshing winter wines, and some more conventional deep warming ones too. Also, look out for sweet wines!

  1. Adega Coop, Ponte Barca (Vinho Verde). Portugal.
    • This is a crisp refreshing White, with lively notes of lemon lime, and honeydew melon, with a touch of natural effervescence. It is perfect to have before a meal.
    • Cost: $13.99
  2. Seven Sisters: Yolanda (Chenin Blanc). South Africa.
    • This Chenin Blanc is full of upfront tropical flavors with underlying green pepper and vegetative notes. Acid is clean and fresh on palate with lingering fruity aftertaste.
    • Cost: $16.99
  3. Robertson, Gewurztraminer. South Africa.
    • A sweet full bodied South African white chocked full of intense tropical notes of pineapple, banana leaf and fresh honey. It is a perfect match for spicy food.
    • Cost: $13.99
  4. Le Mourre De L’isle, Côtes du Rhône. France.
    • This is a blend of 60% Grenache Noir, 40% Mourvèdre with aromas of blueberry on the nose and smooth tannins in the mouth with sweet little red berry fruits and coffee hints in the finish.
    • Cost: $18.99
  5. Koyle, Cabernet Sauvignon. Miapo Valley, Chile.
    • Koyle Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby, with a nose showing a great amount of blackberry, dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco, and coffee and spice notes typical of the Maipo Valley. Tannins are well-formed, and come together beautifully, with a silky and balanced finish.
    • Cost: $22.99
  6. Sweet Baby, Cagnina di Romagna. Italy.
    • This is a sweet, grapey red, with hints of ripe fruits, and lots of berries, it is smooth, silky and devilishly sweet. It is a great match with dark chocolate cake, and fairs well with a little chill on it.
    • Cost: $16.99

This week at WineStyles SOLO we have all of these wines open to try by the glass as well, so if you’re in Chicago come in and see us!

I would also like to cordually invite all of our Chicago friends to the following event:

Sara Kay’s 1st Annual WINE BEE!
Sara Kay’s Wine School Scholarship Fundraiser!

When: Friday! January 15th 2010 from 6:00-8:00 (Stay from 8-10 for live music by KT)
Where: WineStyles SOLO 1240 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL (312)431-9999
What: A super fun Wine Trivia Game, where you could WIN up to 25 tastes of Wine! (That is 5 glasses) If you get all 25 correct you can enter the blind tasting lightning round for a SUPER cool secret prize!!! This is a Trivia game where you may know all the answers! This is great fun, great wine & a great cause! Remember the more Sara Kay knows about Wine… we all win!
How to Enter: Cost is $25 per person (All proceeds go to help Sara Kay’s Scholarship Fund for Her Diploma-Level Sommelier Classes from the International Sommelier Guild). Entrance fee must be paid in cash. Please RSVP ahead of time, so we have enough supplies!

If you can’t make it and still want to help the cause then either stop into the store before January 15th, or just hit the donate button now!

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