Wine Suggestions from Michael Green
courtesy of Michael Green
- Lighter wines will often be more appreciated with brunch entertaining. Seek out light wines with low- moderate alcohol levels and fresh acidity in the finish.
Tropico is a deliciously refreshing blend of Bacardi Gold Rum and exotic fruit juices. Enjoy it on the rocks, with cranberry juice or orange juice. For a festive drink try a Tropico Bellini. Tropico retails for $12.99 and is available nationally wherever wine and spirits are sold.
Wente Sauvignon Blanc $10.99. One of the great food-friendly grapes. Wente produces a well made and refreshing version. Ideal with light appetizers, grilled fish and chicken.
Graff Riesling Kabinett $8.99 The perfect balance of fruit acid, and low alcohol make this wine well suited to brunch entertaining. Crisp green apple fruit and a lively finish.
Baron Zu Knyphausen Riesling $11.99 Another well made Riesling. This wine from the Rheingau area of Germany produces a wine that is alittle fuller than the Mosel wine from Graff. Great bottle too!
Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs. $22.50. A top flight California sparkling wine produced from the classic Champagne grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Slight salmon color. Clean fresh flavors. delicate finish.