July 2019

Buy Helfrich Pinot Gris Alsace France 2007

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Buy Helfrich Pinot Gris Alsace France 2007, $14, at wine.com

  • Easy to drink copious amounts of this wine with any type of buttery or creamy sauce
  • Grapes come from the Couronne d’Or association of local vineyards and winemakers
  • Vines have had maximum exposure to sun

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Buy Kluge Estate Albemarle Rosé 2009

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Buy Kluge Estate Albemarle Rosé 2009, $13, at klugeestate.com

  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness
  • Best served chilled at approximately 48°F
  • Similar to premium light claret from Bordeaux

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Buy Ameztoi Txakolina Spain 2008

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Buy Ameztoi Txakolina Spain 2008, $22, at astorwines.com

  • Produced by Ameztoi from the Guetaria region
  • Hint of lemon-lime citrus flavor
  • Derived from Hondarribi Zurri and Hondarribi Beltza grapes

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Buy Tanzan Japon Sparkling Saké

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Buy Tanzan Japon Sparkling Saké, $14, at astorwines.com

  • Serve chilled
  • Made by a Japanese female toji
  • Drink straight or with a few drops of fresh lemon juice

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Buy Blue Sky Vineyard Chambourcin Reserve Illinois 2006

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Buy Blue Sky Vineyard Chambourcin Reserve Illinois 2006, $21, at blueskyvineyard.com

  • Winner of several wine competitions
  • Made exclusively from estate-grown Chambourcin in Illinois
  • Full-bodied dry red wine

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Buy Xarmant Arabako Txakolina Spain 2008

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Buy Xarmant Arabako Txakolina Spain 2008, $15, at klwines.com

  • Serve chilled
  • Hint of lemon-lime citrus flavor with natural fizz
  • From the inland Alava area

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Buy Chikurin Hana Hou Hou Shu Sparkling

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Buy Chikurin Hana Hou Hou Shu Sparkling, $19, at sakayanyc.com

  • From the Chugoku Region of Japan
  • Made from Yamada Nishiki rice
  • Serve chilled

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Buy Vietti Arneis Roero Piedmont Italy 2008

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Buy Vietti Arneis Roero Piedmont Italy 2008, $23, at wallywine.com

  • Fresh and crisp layers of pear, hazelnut
  • Green apple notes
  • Savory finish that lingers.

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Buy Helfrich Grand Cru Gewürztraminer Alsace France 2005, $25

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Buy Helfrich Grand Cru Gewürztraminer Alsace France 2005, $25, at winebuys.com

  • Pair this with a summer fruit salad to bring out the lychee and rose flavors
  • From the Alsace region in France
  • Try as an aperitif

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Buy Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Vermentino Tuscany Italy 200, $238

Buy Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Vermentino Tuscany Italy 2008, $23, at winechateau.com

  • Sweet mandarin-orange nose
  • Initial aroma gives way to a macadamia nut undertone
  • Green herbal notes on the palate

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