Biltmore Estate Château Reserve Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love sparkling wines. I especially love sparklers that hail from the other 46 states. Wineries in New York, Virginia and New Mexico are quickly earning a reputation for producing excellent value sparkling wines that are competing directly with California and France. Quality is rising andRead 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