Thursday, September 16, 2010
An Occasion Wine For Any OccasionWords by Courtney Kellar Words by Autumn Millhouse
Photo courtesy of Nicole McIntosh
Luscious, sleek and perfect for a variety of life’s momentous events describes Swanson Vineyard’s new occasion wine collection. Merci and Just Married wine are splendidly suited for wedding-related celebrations.
The bottled vintage is a Bordeaux-style blend with the only difference in this collection being the modern and fashionably hip wine labels. These proprietary blends stand alone as sure perfection. Swanson’s winemaker, Chris Phelps, says that the wine has notes of “ripe black cherry and raspberry aromas.” He describes it has having “excellent balance and a long, aromatic finish.” He suggests that “if you ordered a bottle of Bordeaux in a nice Parisian bistro, it would taste like this, and [is] perfect for a wedding dinner.”
The occasion wine collection also includes Please Forgive Me, Thrilled For You!, With Love or Lucky Night and can be purchased online. Or better yet, schedule a wine tasting appointment at the new Swanson Sip Shoppe, known as a candy store for adults, inside their Napa Valley winery. Here you can mix and match a case of occasion wine for life’s upcoming joyful, lucky and forgiving moments. Life comes at you fast, so having the appropriate wine on hand can make every occasion a celebration.
About: Autumn Millhouse is a local travel writer, international trekker and self-proclaimed “hopeless-romantic.” Author of the hugely popular Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples, she is currently working on two books with similar themes dealing with travel and romance. Check out her blog here.
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