YOU SAMPLED an Al fresco white from

Lagar de Costa Albariño

Translucent green in color with notes of kiwi, kumquats and ripe sweet Greengage plum. Tart, bracing acidity adds a sour-then-sweet guava candy flavor before soursop and lemon round out the unctuous finish.

PERFECT WITH

Ceviche, fish tacos, fried tofu with peanut sauce, shrimp diavolo

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Estola Verdejo

A tropical fruit basket of pineapple, ripe melon and a touch of banana. All these flavors translate to the palate but remain as refreshing as a fruity, dry white tea.

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fish, crab, oysters, sushi

YOU SAMPLED an Al fresco white from

L’Espinose Muscadet

Classic Muscadet with a bright, pale yellow color with scents of pear, peach and grapefruit. The palate opens with citrus and lively minerality and the mouthfeel is velvet smooth thanks to aging on lees.

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Moules Frites, tempeh, oysters, grilled cheese lunch

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Castillo de Benizar Semi-Dulce

A fresh and fruity wine made from Airén. By halting fermentation of the wine earlier than normal they were able to achieve a semi-sweet wine with good acidity, akin to the still moscato wines of Italy. Aromas of pear and banana greet you in the glass before a white-plum note and crisp Asian pear flavors round out the palate.

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Spicy Thai food, poké, apple pie, salty potato chips

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Sainte Avoye Blanc Tradition

Our first wine aged sous-voile, or under the delicate flor veil of yeast like sherry or vermouth! This intentionally oxidized Chardonnay blend is polarizing to say the least, but any fans of Sherry will be doing backflips out of excitement. The nose is savory and sweet, like soy sauce coated cashews in a field of citrus flowers. The palate is a cacophony of flavors and experiences: spice, freshness, fatness, acidity, nuttiness, perfume and a hint of creaminess. Watch out, it’s addictive to sip on and fantastic with a plethora of foods - including almost impossible to pair culprits such as artichokes and asparagus.

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Artichokes, roast poultry, asparagus, brussels sprouts

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Domaine Millet Chablis

Clear yellow in the glass with first scents of pear, white peach and nectarine. The mouth changes as those ripe fruits are replaced by ripe citrus and crisp, fresh acidity. Enough texture to carry all of those flavors along with their aromatic density though the palate with whispers of spicy white pepper on the finish. Crisp, clean and mineral - Chablis!

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Butter poached trout, oysters - raw or grilled, goat cheese, char-grilled scallops

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Donjon Minervois Blanc

Light green in color with a richness to the nose. Notes of grapefruit, caramelized passion fruit, a touch of vanilla and some Pear Williams' as well. The fruits translate to the palate with a freshness that's balanced by minerality and fruitiness.

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Truffle toast, beurre blanc, as an aperitif

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Château Gillet Bordeaux Blanc

A semillon heavy blend makes for a rich and tropical fruit filled bouquet of lychee and honeysuckle. The Sauvignon blanc dominates the palate with tart, zesty lime and under ripe kiwi, like you forgot to cut off all of the skin. The semillon lends itself to mouthfeel here with a nice weight and texture and also to complementary floral undertones.

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The French Trinity (parsley, butter, garlic,) seafood, french fries, McD’s Filet ‘o’ Fish.

YOU SAMPLED an Al fresco white from

De Andre Sisters ‘Alegra’

A crispy, herbaceous and mineral rich wine. Lively with crisp white peach and zesty lime notes all surrounding a clean core.

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Pasta salads, paella, caprese skewers, early evening walks.