Bottle of White, Bottle of Red

WHAT YOU GET

REAL SIMPLE SAYS...

"This duo ensures that no matter what he’s serving for dinner, he’ll have the perfect wine pairing."


MOUTH SAYS...

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.

  • $52.50 for 2 bottles