#WineWednesday: Gift Giving Should Be This Easy – The White Edition
I swear I didn’t want to start this early. It’s only the middle of November and already the Christmas lights are out, the decorations are in the stores and my neighbour’s front lawn went from scary jack-o-lanterns and witch’s caldrons (complete with bloody hands coming out) to Santa and the nativity scene in less than a week … now that’s scary.
This is also the time of year when people wonder what to get their wine-loving friends, family and co-workers as gifts … over the next five weeks I’ll give you suggestions of white and red wines you can give, plus bubbles from around the world that you can either give as gifts or use for your own personal celebrating.
For those who enjoy the holidays on the lighter side, here are some white selections …
Bachelder 2011 Niagara Chardonnay ($29.95) – Ontario
Aromas of pear, peach and lime while on the palate there’s plenty of fruit: apples and peaches paired with a nice seam of acidity and some welcome creaminess giving way to a green apple / lime meringue combo on the finish.
La Chablisienne 2009 Chablis Vieilles Vignes ($24.95) – France
Stony with lemon-lime appeal on the nose and palate, ends with an apple skin finish
Whitehaven 2012 Sauvignon Blanc ($18.95) – New Zealand
Typically New Zealand with its grassy and citrus notes; this one also adds tropical and floral to the mix.
Tenuta S. Anna 2012 Poggio bella Pinot Grigio ($21.95) – Italy
Not your typical Grigio, this one has melon, pear and apple with touches of tangerine – refreshing with great weight and intensity.
Bera 2011 Moscato D’Asti ($13.75) – Italy
Introduce friends to the original Moscato, the one with a little bit of fizz and wonderful sweetness, this crackling white has a great balance of acidity to match.
For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.