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Fling Into Spring!

The sun is out – or is it?? It’s still a little cold, but the heavy boots can finally hit the back of the closet and the shovels can go in the garage. It’s time to fling into spring, step outside, and enjoy the season with a refreshing glass of spring wine. These pair best with chirping birds, budding flowers, and a campfire in the backyard.

Pick a Pinot Grigio! Pinot Grigio is a pale, grayish-blue wine grape that makes a refreshing white wine. Originally from France where it’s known as Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio wines are the perfect wines for warming weather. Think crisp and refreshing with floral hints, appealing flavors of citrus, green apples and maybe even a little spice. In store - Fenn Valley Pinot Grigio from Michigan, Pasqua Pinot Grigio from Italy, or Silver Gate Pinot Grigio from California.

Try a new shade of Rosé! Spring is Rosé’s season. Not only is it delicious, it looks fantastic on any table, especially next to flowers. The flavors of rosé wines tend to be more subtle versions of their red wine varietal counterparts. The fruit expectations lean towards strawberry, cherry and raspberry with some citrus and watermelon. Rosé wine can run the gamut from ultra-dry to fairly fruity depending on the region and producer. In store - Black Star Farms Rosé from Michigan, Le Rosey Rosé imported from France, or Huber Sparkling Rosé from Austria.

Refresh with Riesling! Whether you pick sweet or dry, Riesling is just the perfect amount of refreshing for the season. Riesling is an aromatic white grape variety that’s native to Germany. It ranges from bone dry to sweet dessert wines to sparkling. Riesling is one of just a few white wines that can age for decades and can pair with all food types. It’s excellent indoors and out! In store – Chateau Grand Travers Select Riesling or Dry Riesling from Michigan.

Whatever spring wine you choose, we hope you join us Friday night from 5-8 for our weekly wine tasting and pairing. With food, friends and fine wine, coming to our wine tasting event is definitely a memorable and enjoyable experience. The knowledge you gain can help you avoid buying or ordering a bad wine next time. See you Friday night!

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