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Wines for the Summer

by Administrator23. May 2014 15:17

Wines for Summer

Summer is a wonderful time for entertaining, and wine can play a fun role in any event large or small. If you are a guest and want to bring something to a party, any host or hostess will enjoy wine and gift baskets.


Nothing says summer quite like a bottle of chilled white wine.  It generally goes well with lighter, milder foods including white-fleshed fish, chicken and vegetables. Chardonnay is lovely with shellfish and even heavily buttered corn on the cob. 


Some people may consider red wines to be more for the fall or winter but they are wonderful year round, and nicely compliment lots summer fare. Heartier red wines go better with more robust foods such as grilled sausages, burgers and steaks.  Malbecs and Syrah are ideal with spicy BBQ, since they are not easily overwhelmed, and anyone hosting a BBQ will be delighted to receive them in wine and gift baskets.


Champagne is a crowd pleaser and en vogue year round.  If you are hosting or attending a special summer event, don’t hesitate to serve Champagne or bring a bottle as a gift. Champagne goes very well with mild and strong cheeses if you are contemplating food pairings.  Part of the fun of serving this elegant beverage, can be the celebratory “pop” that may come when a bottle is opened. However, if you would rather avoid the noise, chill Champagne in the refrigerator for approximately three hours so it reaches a temperature of around 45 degrees. It can also be chilled in big bucket of ice for about 20 minutes.     


These tips can provide some general guidelines on summer wine choices. When in doubt, pick wine and gift baskets that have a little of everything from Baskets Gourmet/Wine World.


Wine Tastings in Cincinnati (Anderson)

by Administrator11. May 2014 23:06

Ah, the real warm weather is finally here! We can finally spread our wings and get out of the house! What spring & summer activities are your favorites?

We certainly know one of our favorite spring and summer activities -- wine tastings!

Join us at Wine World in Anderson every Friday evening to taste a few of our favorite wines. We generally taste 4 different wines per tasting. With the cost being only $1 per two ounce taste, you can't go wrong with that! Feel free to taste just one or taste them all, it's up to you.

We also provide cheese and bread to snack on while you're here. Our wine tasting events are a great way to taste different wines and learn something in a relaxed and fun environment.

We'll be tasting 4 fantastic wines every Friday. See you there!

Don't forget -- Wine World has a fully stocked liquor store as well. We carry all of the favorite liquors and spirits, and we're confident that we'll have what you're looking for. 

We're located at 7737 Five Mile Road in Cincinnati.


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