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Wine Review: Stella Rosa 1917 Imported Wine

The song is entitled "Sparkling Sunrise". Composed by Dr. Murad Abel Picture Stella Rosa 1917 Rose (Rosa) wine is one of the earliest forms of wine in which grape skins are left in contact with the juice long enough to give it color and then are removed before the fermentation process. The far majority of ancient wines were made in this simple method making ancient wine very different than that of today. At present the majority of wines are hard full red wines. After WWII the Portuguese began to market sparkling Rosa wines to the U.S. and Europe. Rosa wines are much lighter than their red wine cousins. They are often served in spring and summer while full red wines are served in fall and winter. Most of the time they are served chilled that makes them refreshing in warmer days. As a light type of sweet red wine they can handle both steak and seafood appropriately. It also works well with cheese and spicy foods. Any wine enthusiast should have a bottle or two in

Wine Review: Bell'Agio Chiani

Bell’Agio’s Chianti   comes in a traditional straw fiasco and liter bottle. Chianti is an Italian wine that maintains a dry and smooth taste with cherry and berry fruit. It is made of 90% Sangiovese grapes and 10% anaiolo Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia. It is this blend that gives Chianti its unique taste and texture.  Chianti pairs with a number of different foods. In general, it pairs with tomato based pasta, light chicken, or pork. It can also go well with garlic and a number of different vegetables. Because it is a light red wine it is better to pair with light tasting foods so as to offer a proper blend.  The Chianti wines come from the Middle Ages from three villages known as the Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti). The area was certified as a special wine making area in 1716 by Cosimo III de’Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Even though the Chianti wine is often associated with the Renaissance and the reformation of the region, its influence is still apparent today. 

Wine Review: Graham’s 10 Tawny Port-Just a Touch of Portugal

If you are looking for a sweet wine that is so smooth it feels like silk on your taste buds and satin sheets on your bed you might want to sip a glass of Graham’s 10 Tawny Porto. At an affordable price of $23, it provides a great taste and the feel of luxury without having to pay heavy for it. The wine pours a smooth golden brown color when held to the light. The taste is nutty and dry with high alcohol content.   It does not take much to put a smile on your face. Graham’s 10 is a 10-year old brandy fortified wine was stored in oak casts on the Douro River in Portugal. If it were designated as a 20, 30, or 40 it would mean the wine has been seasoned for a corresponding amount of years.   The longer the port wine has been stored the smoother the taste and higher the quality.   Of course quality doesn’t come free and one should expect the price to rise as well. Tawny Port wine is often severed as a dessert wine after a meal. It is sweet, dry, and full of flavor. Such wines