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2008 Tenuta Villanova Pinot Grigio Friuli DOC

This wine had salt-water taffy and flowers, with white and green fruits on the nose. On the palate were fresh fruits and steely notes, finishing with a burnt-caramel taste that was really quite yummy. It had more body and depth than many Pinot Grigios I’ve tasted. This is another great Italian food wine that will go especially well with soft cheeses and creamy pastas. The bonus is this wine’s as kind to the palate as it is to the pocket book. For Kathleen’s full review visit her blog Between the Vines
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2006 Bodegas y Vinedos del Mediterraneo Lujuria

Lujuria hails from Yecla, a lesser-known region than its immediate neighbors, Jumilla, Almansa and Alicante. This wine is considerably more complex on the nose than expected, with aromas of jammy dark red and black fruits, dill, licorice, coffee and a dusty component. Although a bit simpler on the palate, the red and black fruits, coffee and herbaceous elements come through and tie in nicely with its acid and tannins. Easily a Tuesday-night-with-leftovers wine that I’d buy again.
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2004 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Clocking in at 14% ABV, this wine is a deep ruby red, with just a hint of purple. Floral notes and red fruit mingle on the nose, while more red fruit—especially juicy cherries—well-integrated tannins and an earthiness find their way onto the palate to work perfectly with rich foods like osso bucco. We had no decanter (this wine should be allowed to aerate) so I used my Centellino Areadivino to help the wine open up.
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N.V. Flor Prosecco

Flor is a fragrant and refreshing sparkler full of citrus and stone fruit flavors. The bubbles are fine and the mousse is creamy, with a nutty undertone. Flor has just the sort of palate-cleansing acidity you want when eating up things like the melted, gooey, cheesey goodness of raclette.