Paul Direder Zweiglet Rosé Wagram Austria 2021 200mL
100% Zweigelt, The little rosé for on the go! Wonderfully fresh strawberry, watermelon, floral roses, and peach aromas. Lightly frizzante. Additional flavors of apricot, red cherry, red plum, herb de provence, and wet stone. Wonderful on warm summer days,


Sangria Lolea No2 White Sangria Frizzante Spain NV
Aromatic grapes are used for the wine base and a subtle hint of vanilla blends with essential citrus aromas of lemon and orange, without losing freshness. The result is a very balanced and elegant Clarea, more sophisticated and chic than its red wine twin


Delea Marengo Bianco Ticino Switzerland 2021
60% Chasselas. 40% Merlot. Clear pale gold in color. Medium light aroma intensity, aromas of white flowers, orange blossom, mango, red cherry, lemon citrus. The palate continues with a nutty almond, tart cherry, savory, and biscuit lees aging. Fun, dry, l


Azienda Agricola 499 Grela Freisa Piedmonte Italy 2021
100% Freisa. The aromas are lightly fruity, with sour, wild red berries and then deeply herbaceous with notes of sage, green olive, earth, tar, and bitter green almond. On the palate, the wine has zippy acidity and astringent bitterness. Freisa has except


La Selva Sangiovese Bianco Toscana Italy 2021
100% Sangiovese. Aromas of rose water, grapefruit, and citrus zest.  Traditionally associated with Chianti and red wines of Tuscany, this is an example of the Sangiovese grape vinified as a white wine.



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“Food-Friendly” Wines

This week’s blog from City Vino discusses the topic of “food-friendly” wines. What makes a wine “food-friendly”? According to Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post, in his article titled “What does it mean for a wine to be ‘food-friendly’? Here’s what to look for.”, Dave states “A truly food-friendly wine plays nicely with a wide variety of foods, from sweet to savory to spicy, from meat to fish to veggies — not a unicorn wine for a ‘perfect pairing’ with a specific dish.”


This past weekend, City Vino and Fredericksburg Théâtre Ensemble (FTE) joined forces for the 2nd Voices and Vines Signature Series. This is a fun-filled evening in the style of a musical cabaret, with a wine tasting component between songs. The first of the series was back in March, where we focused on blind tasting, because we had not attempted this kind of show before and really didn’t know how it would be received. Having such a fun experience, the next topic chosen was “miscast,” with the idea of a singer choosing a song that was completely out of character; eg. Justin Yates who sang “Fast Car,” by Tracy Chapman. So much fun!