Our Favorite Reds for Spring

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Our Favorite Reds for Spring While we may have doubted it would actually arrive, springtime weather has now descended on much of the country, forgiving for a moment that dump of snow Long island’s east end received yesterday. Much anticipate, and of course much appreciated after the brutal months long deep freeze we’ve endured, spring is of course a time of renewal.

We all have our sweet spot wines, and those we tend to fall back on with ease, but this spring let’s all look outside out boxes a bit. It’s too easy to simply drink the status quo so take a few tips from our intrepid wine writing friends and discover something new this year!


My heart and palate compel me to beat the drum for Cru Beaujolais. Served slightly chilled, it is still wildly under-appreciated. Also, a big 1L bottle of easy-drinking Zweigelt is a winner.

Jameson Fink


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  • Snooth User: rossmary00
    1049805 2

    Dear Snooth, I'm not certain where your wine cognescenti hang their hats, but I don't recognize the names from this vast area between East & West coasts, esp. Chicagoland. I'm the wine columnist for the Daily Herald, published in & around Chicago & would be happy to represent the Prairie Division in Snooth. Please contact me at Rossmary00@aol.com. Good wine & health 'til then, Mary Ross

    Apr 02, 2014 at 1:19 PM


  • Mary Ross, are you the same Master Sommelier I met years ago in Chicago when I worked at Four Farthings???? The daughter of a liquor distributor, one who told me that in order to learn wine when she was young that she forced herself to taste 6 wines a day, regardless of how she was feeling?--Lucy (then Francis) Rogers

    Apr 02, 2014 at 1:29 PM


  • Snooth User: intellmkt
    1418066 23

    Why would someone include a wine in "My Favorite Wines for Spring" and then, in the wine review, say "needs two years."?

    Apr 02, 2014 at 3:05 PM


  • Snooth User: Richard Jennings
    Hand of Snooth
    780161 112,503

    Fair point Intellmkt. The Occhipinti Frappato is usually ready to drink when released, but the 2010 was a little tighter than usual. That tasting note dates back to when it was released. I'd say you're in good shape reaching for this Frappato this Spring, any vintage you can find.

    Apr 02, 2014 at 6:42 PM


  • I don't know about Chicago but I'm in Milwaukee and the Helioterra Pinot Noir is available here.

    Cliff

    Apr 02, 2014 at 9:29 PM


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