What to Drink Right Now: Winter Whites

Some people drink red wine, some people are white wine drinkers, and there are many people who switch up seasonally, with red being their go-to wine for winter.

       I was kinda like that. I’d switch to red for winter. But recently, with all the artificial heat at home, in my car, at stores, pretty much everywhere, I’ve found myself thirsty for something cold and refreshing, so I’ve been drinking white.

Here are three whites from three different areas in he world that all hit the spot.

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       Gehricke Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016. Lovely white with notes of lemon meringue upfront, the lightest suggestion of white pepper and finishes with a bit of shortbread. At under $30, it is an excellent upscale California chardonnay.

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       Belleruche Cotes Du Rhone 2016. This super nice, medium-bodied, French blend has notes of stone fruit, melon and citrus and honey. Refreshing, but still substantial. What isn’t substantial is the price. It retails at about $12.

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       Montonale Montunal 2017 This Italian wine has a lemony nose with lighter floral notes of honeysuckle. It drinks soft and smooth, yet the grape, 100% Turbiana, is fermented only in stainless steel. On the palate, lemon is present, with stone fruit, with excellent acidity on the finish. This elegant wine retails for about $18.

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