Beverage Dynamics

Beverage Dynamics July-Aug 2014

Beverage Dynamics is the largest national business magazine devoted exclusively to the needs of off-premise beverage alcohol retailers, from single liquor stores to big box chains, through coverage of the latest trends in wine, beer and spirits.

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WINE SELECTIONS • WHITE WINES 46 Beverage Dynamics • July/August 2014 ++++ (88) Hanna Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (California). Citrus nose; citrus fl avor with grapefruit predominating; some spice and a clean, moderately long fi nish ($18) ++++ (88) Conundrum California White Wine 2012 (California). A four grape blend, with a citrus aroma and fl avors of citrus, apple and peach; some sweetness on the moderate fi nish. ($20) ++++ (88) Evolucio Furmint 2012 (Hungary). A dry Hungarian white wine made from Furmint with bright pear notes on a medium-bodied frame. ($11) ++++(88) Riff Pinot Grigio 2013 (Italy). A crisp pinot grigio from winemaker Alois Lageder with a touch of peach and a stony fi nish, resulting in a great value wine. ($11) ++++ (88) Cave de Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet 2013 (France). This wine pairs beautifully with shellfi sh and seafood; exotic fruits and lime are the dominate fl avors; crisp acidity and a hint of spice mark the fi nish. ($12) ++++ (88) Von Kesselstatt RK Estate Riesling 2012 (Germany). Full, with hints of mineral; vibrant acidity with a little sweetness; hints of peaches and pear. ($16) ++++ (88) Laxas Albarino Rias Baixas 2012 (Spain). Pale straw with nice green plum notes; hints of peach and a touch of honey; crisp and fresh. ($17) ++++ (88) Yarden Golan Moscato 2012 (Israel). Light and sweet without being cloying; nose of apricot and honeysuckle; peach and orange blossom on the palate, with a slight fi zz; delicious. ($15) ++++(88) Gazela Vinho Verde (Portugal). Perfect patio pour for the dog days of summer; light and easy; bright, light lemony fi zz and lower alcohol make for a refreshing treat; affordable for summer picnics. ($5) ++++ (87) King's Estate Pinot Gris 2012 (Oregon). A somewhat fl oral, citursy aroma; lemon-lime fl avor with a touch of spice; moderate fi nish. ($15) ++++ (87) Hardys Nottage Hill South Eastern Australia Chardonnay 2012 (Australia). Mild melon and balsam aromas fi ll the nose and there is a light hint of cream; medium bodied and that balsam note frames the palate while slightly tart pear and peach fl avors mingle with tropical fruit fl avors; a bit of meringue in the aftertaste. ($12) ++++ (86) Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend (Oregon). A nine grape blend with tropical aromas; citrus fl avors, lemon, lime, grapefruit; medium fi nish. ($15) ++++ (90) Ramon Bilbao Valinas Albarino 2012 (Spain). This wine has a yellow color with golden and greenish tinges; classic tropical fruit of pineapple and mango; fresh and juicy on the palate with citric notes and a long lingering fi nish with a nice acidity. ($16) ++++ (89) Fortant Viognier Pays d'Oc Hills Reserve 2012 (France). Honeyed notes fi ll the nose and there is a fl oral aspect mingling with slightly sweet apricot aromas; medium full and round, the palate is luscious, with juicy stone fruit fl avors that turn a bit tropical in the fi nish; well balanced and smooth. ($15) ++++ (89) Balletto Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris 2012 (California). This pinot gris is made in a rich, ripe style with a faint touch of sweetness that is refreshing and not cloying; the palate features ripe red and yellow apple fl avors, combined with subtle melon nuances; a brisk minerality kicks in the fi nish. ($18). ++++ (89) Bodegas Del Palacio de Fifi nanes Albarino 2012 (Spain). This light and breezy white features smoky aromas reminiscent of fl inty wet stones; refreshing zest; lemon grass and green apple fl avors combine with a limestone minerality that gives the texture cut and verve. ($18) ++++ (89) Willamette Valley Vineyards Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2010 (Oregon). This has a yeasty note in the nose, reminiscent of Champagne, then transitions into some melon and exotic fruit aromas along with a slightly creamy note; smooth and almost creamy up front and then the palate sharpens as the acidity kicks in; ripe melon and pear fl avors are joined by a squirt of citrus and quince, and the lightest note of butter pops up in the fi nish; good balance and length. ($30) WANT TO REACH QUALIFIED BUYERS? Then rent our list of targeted, qualifi ed readers for your next direct mail promotion. • TARGETED LEADS • SUPERIOR PENETRATION • PROVEN VALUE • OUTSTANDING RESULTS Call today for more information regarding our product lines and extensive database marketing programs. Contact Jim Scova Tel: 914-368-1012 LIST RENTAL MAXIMIZE YOUR POSITIVE PRESS FROM YOUR FEATURE IN Reprints Maximize the marketing power of your feature. Eprint Give your feature a presence on the World Wide Web. 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