Bottle of White, Bottle of Red
REAL SIMPLE SAYS...
"This duo ensures that no matter what he’s serving for dinner, he’ll have the perfect wine pairing."
A bottle of red, a bottle of white? It all depends upon your appetite. (Or so we’ve heard.)
Ah, the power of good wine and good company. It’s true: Reminisicing about sweet romantic teenage nights? Always better with a big glass of red. Got a good job, got a good office? Clink glasses of white to celebrate. The family’s fine? Pour a few rounds of your latest you-have-to-try-it favorite.
So we’ve assembled this gift bag as the perfect one-two: a cool, crisp white and a full-bodied red.
In southern California’s Santa Ynez Valley, Beckmen Vineyards operates two separate tracts of land with totally distinct microclimates. They grew their Sauvignon Blanc grapes in a canyon vineyard with gravelly limestone soil, which held the vines back from growing large and robust. That actually led to a more intensely flavorful wine, with heavy tropical aromas, a delicious herbal creaminess and flavors of pineapple, citrus and white pepper.
Tamarack Cellars’s full-flavored Firehouse Red is a blend of nine different Washington State-grown grapes. After they’ve spent about 16 months mingling and mellowing in barrels, they mimic the experience of a true Bordeaux: traditional berry flavors and just enough bitter tannin, with some vanilla oak undertones.
A bottle of red, a bottle of white, whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight. These crowd-pleasers are guaranteed to bring a Mouth serious joy.
*Editor’s note: Yes, we’ve got a few Mouths here who were actually around in 1977, when Billy Joel’s “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” was released. Go figure. Thanks for indulging us.