Wine Tips: About Fortified Wine

Leslie SbroccoMy name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.

Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 710:

2011 Villa Maria “Cellar Selection” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $20
Villa Maria is celebrating its 50th vintage of making wine, which puts it at the top of the pioneer pack in New Zealand. This aromatic, citrus-laden white is snappingly crisp yet pleasantly full-bodied. Ideal with fresh cheeses, lighter fish dishes laced with lemon, and salads.

2010 Handcraft Pinot Noir, California $12
From well-known California winery owner, Cheryl Indelicato, this easy-sipping wine is primarily Pinot Noir with a dash of other red grapes. Smooth and juicy, this is a wine to drink as a cocktail or pair with just about any kind of food from fish to fowl. The sales of Handcraft wines also support Breast Cancer awareness so do good while drinking well.

Wines drank on set of Check, Please! Bay Area episode 710

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