I am more of a spirits drinker and must humbly say, I don't know much about wines other than if I like them or not. I don't know any of the wine lingo, etc but I need your help please.
The day before New Year's Day, I'm having over guests and I'm wanting a crisp white wine with somewhat a fruity nose such as apricots. I'd not want to pay more than $50 for each bottle. Less if I could. Might someone be kind enough to make me some recommendations?
The next night, I'm entertaining and will be having duck. Now, what wine would be appropriate with that. I would sure appreciate all the help I can get. Too, like the white, I really don't want to pay over $50 for it.
Help needed...soon please
- Reply by JonDerry, Dec 19, 2012.
For the white wine, if you don't mind something on the sweeter side, I'd go with a 2011 Donhoff Kabinett Riesling. Click on the name of the wine to find out where you can order from...you'll have to order on-line given your location, is that a problem?
Price: around $25, cheaper if you ship it in from CA - Try Woodland Hills Wine Co.
For the duck, I'd definitely recommend Red Burgundy. If you deal with Woodland Hills, which I'd recommend - they'd be happy to give you a recommendation. I recently had a 2010 Pavelot Savigny Les Beaune "La Dominodes" that was nice for under $50.00
Here are some 2006 Red Burgs available there:
2009 - There's more fruit in this vintage, maybe a little "bigger" for Burgundy