Prope Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Fresh deep berries on the nose. Semi-dry. Mild tannins. Leather and pepper on the palate. There is a nice earthy quality to it with a velvety mouthfeel. Country:  Italy Region:  Controguerra Product Type:  Red Grape Mix:  Montepulciano 100% Vintage:  2017 Alcohol %:  14.0  Recommended Pairing:  Pairs well with steak and sautéed mushrooms and onions, pasta and roasted vegetables. Price:  $$ Producer:  Velenosi Web page:

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Restaurateur Connection 2020 MVP Winners

In our move to give Santé writers the broadest possible audience, we partnered with Aggregage last year to establish Restaurateur Connection. Santé has been a significant contributor to the Restaurateur Connection supplying articles every week. Santé articles were distributed to over 29,000 readers and have regularly trended most popular. At the end of 2020, RestaurateurContinue Reading

Valados de Melgaço Alvarinho Reserva 2019

Light straw in the glass. Citrus notes on the nose. Enjoy the slightly effervescent flavors of melon, green apple, and honey on the palate. Its medium body goes well with charcuterie or light white fish. Country:  Portugal Region:  Monção e Melgaço Product Type:  White Grape Mix:  100% Alvarinho Vintage:  2019 Alcohol %:  13.0  Recommended Pairing:  Charcuterie or light white fish Price:  $$ Producer:  Valados de Melgaço

Oliver’s Taranga 2019 Vermentino

Oliver’s Taranga delivers this dry, evenly balanced Vermentino in its small-batch vineyards. Enjoy this light vintage like a bouquet of wildflowers. You can taste a little Australian minerality as it envelops your mouth in refreshing impressions. We enjoyed its freshness, reminiscent of a summer meadow. Country:  Australia Region:  McLaren Vale Product Type:  White Grape Mix:  100% Vermentino Vintage:  2019 Alcohol %:  11.5  Recommended Pairing:  Pair with aContinue Reading

Sidewood NV Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Starting with a light straw color, you will celebrate with this dry, bubbly from Australia. Its substantially large bubbles titillate your palate. You will experience strawberry and nectarine with a mouth-watering citrus finish. Country:  Australia Region:  Adelaide Hills Product Type:  Sparkling Grape Mix:  60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay Alcohol %:  12.0  Recommended Pairing:  Pair with fresh fruit to complement the complexity. Price:  $$ Producer:  Sidewood Importer/Distributor:  Epicurean Wines Web page:


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