Rated by Wine Magazine, 96 points out of 100, the 2007 Hartford Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel makes an excellent choice. Hartford is a popular, award-winning producer of zinfandel.Continue Reading
This brand of zinfandel is produced in Russian River Valley, in California's Sonoma region. The particular vineyard in which the grapes are grown features vines that are over 100 years old. The damp, cool area where the vineyard is located helps to influence the well balanced final product.
In a very small production, Hartford makes as little as 300 cases of a particular zinfandel. This slightly boozy red wine, with 15.5 percent alcohol, is smooth and dense. On the palate, the drinker tastes notes of currant, black pepper and anise.Learn more about Wine
When pairing wine with poultry meats such as chicken, turkey or duck, any variety of Chardonnay is a good choice, according to Williams-Sonoma. Plainly cooked beef such as steak or roast beef go well with a variety of red wines. For pork dishes, choose a white or red wine that is slightly acidic and has somewhat of a fruity flavor.Full Answer >
Reputable culinary websites and publications by respected wine experts are reliable sources of quality vintages at multiple price points, especially inexpensive wines. Occasionally, FoodandWine.com, WineSpectator.com and Oz Clarke share lists of "best wines" or "good wines." Consulting such sources is one way to search for good wine.Full Answer >
Although it varies by brand and type, dry wine contains very minimal amounts of sugar per glass, medium wine contains anywhere from .5 to 2 grams of sugar per 5 fluid ounce glass, and sweet wine can contain up to 6 or more grams of sugar per glass. Red wine typically has a higher sugar content than white wine.Full Answer >
A good brand of dry sherry is Dos Cortados VOS produced by Williams & Humbert, according to SherryNotes.com. This sherry is considered an old Palo Cortado or an Oloroso. The former is an intermediate class between a young sherry, or a Fino, and a dark, rich sherry, or an Oloroso.Full Answer >