Wines of 2019

While scrolling back through our pictures of 2019, found some really interesting wines which we never wrote about. Our goal remains to promote locally produced, yet certainly that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy other wines from around the world. In fact, we feel tasting other wines from around the globe helps us to understand, judge, and appreciate locally produced wines.

We go regularly to our local wine bar, Bond Street Wines in Spartanburg, South Carolina where proprietor Jeff House shares and teaches about unique wines from around the word. Jeff is one of the most knowledgeable wine people we have encountered. He has a penchant for sharing unique, small batch, affordable and amazing wines with interesting back stories.A tasting at the wine bar generally consist of whites and reds which normally share a general characteristic, such region, varietal, or wine maker.

This one, vinhas Atlas, while a nice fruit forward flavor, was crystal clear, not sure that’s a good thing though….it’s wine not water.

This mead we tried at Savannah Bee Company in Myrtle Beach. Our niece gifted us this rosé in a lighthouse shaped bottle.

The tastings often include Whites and Rosé
Yet Big Bold Reds are Prevalent!
Pinot Nero

Pinot Nero is Jenni’s “regular” at our favorite local Italian restaurant, Renato’s downtown Spartanburg. Pinot Noir fermented without skin contact to produce a full bodied white!

A nicely aged bold red likewise makes us smile!

Wine is such a great field to study. There exist so many different varietals and different wine regions along with different wine making techniques. There is really only one way to learn, and that is to drink it! Cheers!

Stella Peach – Stella Rosa

Our wine tonight is the Stella Peach from Stella Rosa.

White blend infused of natural peach flavor.

Pale with a very light yellowish tint and a soft white rim. A beautiful wine.

Nose very expressive of peach and cotton candy.

Light and delicate.

Sparkling, more so effervescent.

Semi-Sweet on the palate with flavor notes of fresh baked peach cobbler, wildflower honey, kiwi, green apples, lemon custard, cream soda, almonds, strawberries, apricots, and a light finish reminiscent of cremè brûlée.

5% ABV

$12 a bottle.

Imported from Italy.

Gold medal winner in the Beverage Testing Institute’s World Wine Championship scoring 91 points.

This wine is light and refreshing. The perfect before dinner wine for those family get togethers.

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Catawba White -Waldensian Heritage Wines

Our wine tonight is Catawba White, a sweet traditional white wine blend, from Waldensian Heritage Wines in Valdese, North Carolina. The owners/winemaker’s are Waldenses, direct descendants of the Waldensians of 12th century Italy. Interestingly, Valdese, North Carolina is home to the largest Waldensian colony outside of Italy. Since 1967, an outdoor drama is performed each summer downtown Valdese in honor of their North Carolina heritage. Waldensians have been long renown for their winemaking. Click this link to learn more about the Waldensian Heritage.

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