And then it was December ... The last month of the year comes with great excitement as we get together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays! What better to help with the celebrations than the Dirty Dozen? Think about it, 12 bottles of wine, all chosen for their versatility, in one box, for one low price! 12 months? 12 bottles. Happy Holidays!
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2011 Grüner Veltliner Liter, Berger $12.98 net price, $11.68 reorder
Starting off, we've got a jumbo-sized bottle of one of our favorite crisp white wines. Grüner Veltliner is lean and sleek. It's a great, unpretentious quaffer with herbal notes and white pepper hints. Believe it or not, this is one of the rare wines that we would recommend to pair with asparagus. Talk about unpretentious, check out the bottle cap pop top!
2012 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Col del Mondo $8.98 net, $8.08 reorder
Col del Mondo transforms the humble Trebbiano grape into a full-flavored, vibrant white by limiting yields and picking ripe. Delicate peach and apricot flavors, honey and a kiss of citrus on the finish make this wine ideal for pizza Bianca, saffron risotto or crab cakes piled on top bitter salad greens.
2011 Olaszrizling, Gere Attila $12.98 net, $11.68 reorder
Hungarian wines are not limited to sweet Tokaji, case in point here is a fresh, bone-dry white made from Olaszrizling (Welschrieslng). Olaszrizling is not related to the true Riesling of Germany, but is well suited to the climate of Central Europe. Perfect with salty snacks and cured meats, this is a great starter wine to serve at your next dinner party.
2011 Grasevina, Daruvar $14.98 net, $13.48 reorder
Daruvar is located in the Slavonia region of eastern Croatia at the foothills of Papuk Mountain. This region can trace its winemaking roots back thousands of years with an emphasis on whites, in particular the beloved Grasevina. All tank fermented, this dry wine has a creamy texture and a vibrant acid finish. Share at the next Stump the Wine Geek party!
2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Lalande $11.99. $9.59 reorder
Time and time again, for well over a decade now, we go back to the well and load up on the latest vintages of juice produced by Yves Grassa's Lalande label. It's a simple matter of quality for price. It's all tank-fermented, so it's bright and fresh. For the Sauvignon Blanc lover on a budget, it's great on its own, or you can pair it with a Crab Louie salad.
2011 Sainte-Croix-du-Mont Cuvée Virginie, Château Les Arroucats $14.98 net price, $13.48 reorder
This is SWEET wine, folks. Sainte-Croix-du-Mont lies just across the Garonne River from the more famous appellations of Sauternes and Barsac. The wine is made in the same way, by harvesting Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle affected by the noble rot. The result is a rich, sweet, multi-layered complex wine that traditionally suits things like paté and Roquefort; but it can do more. Try it with chile rellenos or Kung Pao chicken!
2010 Plavac, Dingac Vinarija $12.98 net, $11.68 reorder
Plavac, a first cousin of Zinfandel, is loaded with spicy dark fruit, yet has the lift and freshness of Gamay. Grown along the steep slopes of the Peljesac Peninsula, which juts out forty miles into the Adriatic, this robust red is incredibly versatile and user-friendly. Mediterranean-inspired dishes would do nicely here, as would most braises and stews.
2010 "Les Fruitières" Rouge, La Closerie des Lys $9.98 net, $8.98 reorder
A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, "Les Fruitières" is a juicy, soft-edged red from France's Languedoc region. It could very well become your next "house red" given the bright fruit, soft tannins and elegant mouth-feel. Fine for drinking with or without food; cozying up to a roaring fire while wrapping up gifts would be lovely.
2011 Merlot, Jordanov $9.98 net, $8.98 reorder
Our vinous travels continue to more exotic locales with this big, bold Merlot from landlocked Macedonia! Aged in French oak, this concentrated Merlot manages to finish elegant on the palate. Serve with roasts, shawarma, or carne asada.
2010 Bergerac, Château Calabre $10.99, $8.79 reorder
Up the Dordogne River, beyond Bordeaux's eastern border lies Bergerac. The appellation thrives on Bordeaux style blends that offer up fantastic quality for a more than fair price. All tank-fermented, the Calabre Bergerac is juicy and has notes of brambly, savory fruit. It's a great, inexpensive, all-purpose red. Great with a burger, a taco, or spaghetti.
2011 Chiroubles, Château Raousset $17.99, $14.39 reorder
In the mood for a light bodied red wine? Then Cru Beaujolais is for you! Chiroubles is one of 10 Crus, or growths, in the region, and has the reputation for producing some of the lightest and brightest Gamay Noir around. Bright cherries dance upon forest floor with hints of tobacco leaf in the aromas. Great with light fare such as pork loin or roasted chicken.
2010 Vinsobres, Tour de l’Isle $17.99, $14.39 reorder
Looking for a red wine to pair with spicy food? This Grenache (60%) - Syrah blend will do the trick. It shows bright purple fruit combined with cracked black pepper and would pair well with that spicy beef burrito in a bowl.
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