Cheers to February! We hope you fall in love with one (or all) of these wines, because we’re quite fond of them ourselves! Whether you’re throwing a bash for 2 or 200, we’re here to help!Read More
Wines to get you out of your “wine rut” in the new year! In the spirit of setting resolutions this January, I would love to inspire you to add one more to the list: try new wines!Read More
It’s so easy to get stuck in a wine rut, especially when we’re settling in for cozy winter weather and red wine sipping. At Colonial Wines and Spirits, we’re here to help you celebrate more this wintry season with bold red wines sure to warm you from the inside out – and hopefully inspire you to stray off the familiar wine path!
This full bodied, red wine producing grape variety typically entices red wine drinkers with heady fruit notes of blackberry, cassis and violets intertwined with notes of game and smoke. These wines are a great go-to for stews that occupy dutch ovens during winter months.
Kloof Street Swartland Rouge Syrah – dominant red blend from South Africa
K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah Wahluke Slope, Washington State
Heavy Spanish reds display bold, rustic characteristics full of baking spices from oak aging! These are wines for cold weather, with notes of tobacco, leather, vanilla, plum, cherry, and dried fig. Spain has been making and drinking wine for nearly 2,000 years- see what the fuss is all about!
Emilio Moro Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo
Raul Perez La Poulosa Bierzo Mencia – dominant red blend
Bordeaux is a region in France that is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for some of the most satisfying red wine drinking around. Notes of black cherry, chocolate, black currant, graphite and dried herbs—who doesn’t want to get to know wines from this region? These wines are perfect for sipping by a fire and delving into, and the longer these wines sit in your glass, the more they open up to express layers of complexity you may not have noticed upon first sip!
La Chapelle de Meyney St Estéphe
Chateau Lamouroux Graves Rouge
If you’re like me, it’s not the golden bird in the middle of the table that gets you excited. It’s the side dishes! Let’s put the turkey and wine pairings to the side for a minute and talk about wine pairings with side dishes; if you ask me, they’re the true heroes of the table!Read More
“Sparkling wines” – a category that broadly covers any and all wines that are carbonated. These wines are sometimes referred to as bubbles, Champagne, the fizzy stuff, Prosecco, Cava, etc. I’m here to clear some confusion on this whole “Champagne” matter and to deliver some good news: these wines are for everyday enjoyment!! Let’s bust the special occasion myth – these wines are just too delicious to reserve for a few days out of the year!Read More