Monday February 1, 2016
National Drink Wine Day: Marketers think we need a reason to drink wine
Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris, New Zealand. My absolute favorite flower scent is jasmine. and when I open a wine that sends wisps of jasmine out of a wine glass, I inhale more deeply. The scent of this white wine was welcoming to me, and the crisp flavors of pear, apple, honey and some lemony-citrus were perfect last unusually warm December when I first tasted this wine. This is a wine you want to start drinking now to hurry spring along. It's about $20 retail.
Mt. Beautiful's wines are certified sustainable and created in the up-and-coming North Canterbury appellation of New Zealand. The vineyards that were first planted in 2003 and the newly built winery are a "long-term project that focuses on the adoption of sustainable practices to preserve the landscape for generations to come."