Grapes to Glass is a wine festival that harmonizes local wines, delicious food, live music, distinctive crafts, and regional artwork in an idyllic venue for eager wine enthusiasts.
California is known throughout the world as a great wine producing region. European settlers brought vines with them and began producing wines during the Mexican Colonial period.
This week I’ve chosen to feature some wines made with lesser-known red grape varietals that offer some great values. There are a lot of wonderful, but not well known grapes out there. So, here’s your chance to try something different.
Chile and Argentina produce some of the best wine values available in the world. Both countries were planted with European vines as early as the sixteenth century in Chile, and the eighteenth century in Argentina.
To answer the perennial question “what wine should I have with our Thanksgiving meal?”, I have selected a variety of options in affordable price ranges and designed to give you the opportunity to select the one (or two) that you like.
November 23 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | $55 plus tax and gratuity Bring your family and enjoy the holidays at Maynards! Dine with us to experience Tucson’s very best Thanksgiving Dinner, an exquisite prix fixe four-course menu.
“Old world” refers to France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany. Basically Europe. These wines usually try for a balanced approach, with restrained use of oak aging, and exhibit great minerality and a sense of the terroir from which they originate.
Zinfandel has been considered by many to be an American varietal, however both Zinfandel and Primitivo (commonly grown in Puglia and Sicily) derive from the same grape, known as Crljenak Kastelanski (how’s that for a mouthful?!) from Croatia.
Opening a bottle of sparkling wine is a time-honored and festive way to toast a special occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or, of course, a New Year, popping open a bottle of bubbly is a fun and easy way to get the party started.