Looking for something refreshing to serve at your 4th of July BBQ? We recommend the perfect summer white, Sauvignon Blanc - (So-vin-Yawn-Blonk).
This dry white wine grape offers distinctive flavors of citrus fruit melon fig herbs and sometimes grassiness. Typically light crisp and full of fruit originally from France it now thrives through out the new world in California New Zealand and Chile.
There are three distinctive flavor profiles and styles that one will recognize when tasting this white wine.
The fruity style which often has no oak influence boast loads of citrus fruit like grapefruit and lemon flavors.
Grassy... think aromas of fresh cut grass and flavors if fresh herbs.
The last category is oak aged creating a creamier style hinting smoke and vanilla.
We love the slighter style of this perfect summer white pairing perfectly with:
Grassy: Grilled vegetables, soft cheese, pate'
Creamy: Grilled chicken, tuna steaks, sharp hard cheese, artichokes
Stop by the shop to sample our top picks for the summer!
The Sulfate Question...
So many of our patrons have expressed concerns and confusion when it comes to this subject.
Sulate is a term used to describe sulfur dioxide and other sulfur derivatives. Sulfates are found in all wines as they are a natural product of fermentation. Sulfur dioxide when added to wine prevents oxidation and encourages quickened fermentation.
So all wines contain sulfates however sulfates are not added to all wines . Large volume
production houses most often add sulfates in order to bring vast quantities of wine to market as fast as possible.
At New World Wine Shop we pride ourselves on procuring our wines primarily from small artisan producers therefore practically eliminating the use of additional sulfates.
While we haven't produced a vaccination for the "wine flu" just yet, the quality of wines at New World Wine Shop can certainly help with the severity of the symptoms!
Young hip and fresh dancing to the beat of your own groove!
You are nervy with a clever spice. Your midish Euro-style is totally chic for the bars and clubs of Vienna.
We love this trendy sassy white wine, mainly because it pairs well with practically anything.
Crisp young bright flavors of green apple, freshly cut herbs and a distinctive white peppery taste.
Not many wines pair well with artichokes but young fresh dry Gruner does it well.
Asparagus, smoked fish, cold meats,goat cheese, salads and seafood pastas.
Absolutely outstanding served with grilled Wisconsin brats!!!
Gruner Veltliner also known as Gru Ve. Has recently become the darling of top American Sommeliers.
So get your groove on this summer try Gruner Veltliner!
Every year it gets harder to buy "the man who has everything" or... "the man who is impossible to buy for" something for Father's Day.
Put the ugly tie and the battery operated nose clippers down...
Stop by and check out this gorgeous mahogany wine box. We guarantee this timeless and treasured gift is perfect for the men in your life!
This gift set is also the perfect wedding gift!
It's Bellini weather, baby! While the popularity of Bellini's seems much more prominent these days as the signature drink at weddings or even a special treat at art openings, did you know it was created by Guiseppe Ciprani, founder of Harrys Bar in Venice Italy... in 1947!?
He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink color reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.
The drink started as a seasonal specialty at Harrys Bar a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemmingway, Sinclair Lewis and Orson Wells.
Consisting of Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine pureed white peaches and just the right addition of raspberry to give the drink a subtle pink glow.
Drop in the shop for a taste our of timeless Bellini imported directly from Venice Italy!
The European parliament put a geographical labeling law into effect recently due to an increase in claims of drinks being genuine sangria including many sweet red wines blended with fruits and juice.
The description "sangria" must be accompanied by the words "produced in..." followed by the name of the member state of production.
The Sangria we have here in the shop is produced in Valdepena Castilla la Mancha, Spain.
The Los Llanos Winery boasts one of the biggest underground caves in Spain excavated at 36 feet down into solid rock. This keeps a steady temperature if 62°f. This is important to the wine aging properly as summer temperatures in southern Spain soar to 100°f. The cave covers 2.5 acres and has a capacity to hold 30,000 oak barrels .
We invite you to stop by the shop for a taste of this popular summer refresher!
Great for BBQs, boating, picnics, pier or poolside.
And... let's face it, Sangria makes a beautiful presentation!
We like to serve with fresh salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips.
Two Lake Geneva locals with a two glass minimum... simply put, we're the Wine Guys!