Thanks for coming along for the ride with our 31 Days Halloween Wine Labels. We end strong with (drum roll, please)… Vampire. Happy Halloween! Cheers!
No bones about it. Skeleton makes our list. Argentina in the house.
With only a couple days left until Halloween, this label give us Goose Bumps. Velvety red ones.
Strong flavors can be hard to deal with sometimes, smoked fish being an example of a harder flavor to pair with wine. In fact for most pairing advice smoked fish seems like a paradox. Fish is full of delicate flavors that are typically paired with a white wine, but smoking foods almost always adds deeper notes to the fish as well as heightening the fish’s natural flavors in a way that could possibly make it too strong for some white wines to be enjoyed thoroughly in a pairing. The chance of just a random wine from the six bottle wine totes suiting smoked fish is slim, as smoked fish is known for not working with wine well for a reason. Thanks to the great variety of smoked fish available though, there is a possibility for a match.
The classic smoked salmon matches rather easily with a mildly dry red with light herb flavors and maybe even citrus notes. This combination works so well because fresh wines clean the mouth between bits of fish, but salmon can stand up fairly well to a red. More white meat fish like trout that have been smoked pair better with smoky, oaked whites like chardonnay.
We couldn’t agree more. The element of surprise goes a long way.
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Expensive wines rarely surprise. But modestly priced wines—the best of them, anyway—are endlessly surprising.
Wow, that is a large bucket of clams. But if it makes you happy then it is all worth it.
Bottle of White Sells for Record $117,000
Christian Vanneque fulfilled a long-held dream today by finally getting his hands on a bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem. It just so happens that his $117,000 purchase has also put him in the history books.
Ouch! Oh so sad.
$1 Million Of Wine Destroyed In Forklift Accident
In the blink of an eye, a third of this year’s production of Mollydooker Velvet Glove shiraz wine went down the drain, as a forklift malfunction accidentally dropped 462 cases of the $185 per bottle wine. The total loss was valued at over $1 million.