During these still troubled times, we may not be able to travel to Europe, but we can bring Europe to us with our European STAYCATION Sale and save 15% on all European wines when purchasing 12 or more bottles of 750ml or 375ml mixed or matched!
They say “If it grows together, it goes together”. Honestly, is anything better than a Chianti with a bowl of rich spaghetti sauce and meatballs? Put on some enchanting Italian accordion music, light some candles on a red checkered table cloth and you could seemingly be in a trattoria in Tuscany. Likewise in Germany, the perfect match for pork loin or schnitzel with roasted potatoes is Riesling. Try an estate version for premium quality that is still affordable. In France, bœuf bourguignon in a Paris bistro in the 5th arrondissement (the Latin quarter) would be best accompanied by a red burgundy (which is Pinot Noir).
Some less obvious but great wines to try:
Consider Vacqueyras or Gigondas when buying wines from the Rhone Valley. They will be pricier than Cotes du Rhone, but less so than Chateauneuf-du-Pape and are actually Cru du Rhone which is the same quality level as the acclaimed Chateauneuf! These are very special wines.
Try affordable Gruner Veltliner from Austria for a fresh and vibrant dry white wine alternative. Or perhaps, Garnacha (Grenache) from Spain for a jammy, dense, flavor-packed red that’s great with grilled or roasted meats or a table full of tapas.
Though we may not be free to travel right now, we are free to imagine. Bring your imagination and some of the wonderful, classic old-world wines of Europe home tonight, and enjoy your New England based European staycation!
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