2009 Gruet Chardonnay

Renowned for their sparkling wines, Gruet Winery also produces a small number of still wines. Although limited in numbers, the winery produces an estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and a Chenin Blanc (just released for the first time). One of the few wineries from the other 46 states with distribution throughout the U.S., on theRead more

TODAY Show: The Best Wines in America

I decided to take this past Monday off to relax and catch up on chores, and much to my surprise, the TODAY show ran a special segment on the best wines in America. Winemaker and restaurateur Joe Bastianich takes viewers through a flight of 7 wines from the other 47 states: Brut Méthode Champenoise NVRead more

Gruet Demi Sec

After discovering New Mexico’s Gruet Winery more than a year ago in the pages of Wine Spectator, their non-vintage sparkling wines (Brut, Blanc de Noirs, Rose, and Demi-Sec) have become a permanent fixture in my home. Whether celebrating a special event, enjoying a holiday meal, or relaxing after a long day at work, Gruet WineryRead more

A Sparkling Thanksgiving

I’m usually traveling for Thanksgiving visiting family and of course, local wineries. But this year, I decided to avoid the hustle and bustle of airports and enjoy a quiet dinner at home in Central Florida. Cruising the wine aisles at Whole Foods the day before, I had two requirements for my Thanksgiving wine, 1.) aRead more

A Sparkling Wine from New Mexico!

I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into when I purchased the Gruet Blanc de Noirs non vintage sparkling wine from Total Wine. After reading the recent Wine Spectator article (see my earlier post) on wine values around the world, I was excited to learn our local Total Wine carried several of the GruetRead more