How’d you like your shipment this month?
I just received my box last week and must say it’s one of the best shipments we’ve had all year, in my humble opinion. How about that Moscato? Pretty good, huh? I thought the addition of effervesence gave it a little something extra. The sweetness makes it a great wine to serve with dessert, especially fruit desserts. Try the recipe for Baked Apples featured under Fall Wine Picks on our website. Surprisingly, the Moscato is really good as a pre-dinner drink. I served my bottle with salted almonds, olives and cheese and the salty-sweet combo was very good.
I already know the recently released 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is a red that will probably remain in my wine rack all season long. Last spring my wine of choice was Riesling, this summer was Fiorella now I think I’ll be hooked on the Cab for a while. Think of some of the dishes associated with fall–hearty pastas, stews, roasts, braised dishes–and think of what they have in common. They all call for a big, comforting wine, like a Cabernet. Warning: If you love the Cabernet like I do, you oughta know that there is not a whole lot of this wine to go around. The Wine Club shipment took the majority of the wine and the remaining cases won’t last long–buy your extra bottles now!
Now, the really good news…
This month only, the ’06 Moscato and the ’05 Cabernet will be 30% off for Ponte Wine Club members who re-order them in the online store. Considering that is the discount normally reserved for orders of 2 or more cases (24 + bottles), it’s a darn good deal. Buy one or buy a bunch and you’ll enjoy tremendous savings. Throw in the free shipping and how can you afford not to take advantage?