@nzwineusa expressed a thought that resonated with many: “always a fan of going back for more bubbles.” In fact, @MattMcGinnis tweeted, “Yeasty and full of ripe pear. We had to pour a second glass. Yum.” For @WineHarlots, a favorite pairing came to mind: “I love fish & chips with sparkling wine.” The tasters taking part at @WFMFlorida thought “the Sophora Sparkling Wine is stealing the show tonight,” while @cloulew advised us all to “Stock up for the holidays. The bottle is beautiful.”
I shared my Sophora with friends Guido and Tina, who had invited us over for dinner. They seemed to enjoy the festive bubbly, although they did not gush forth with tasting notes for me. Not being wine-obsessed, like me, they had somewhat reserved reactions. Tina liked the flavor, Guido liked the sweetness level. I liked the fact that it gave a great start to a lovely evening of food, drink and conversation.
Whole Foods’ wine department - they call them the Wine Guys - recommends pairings this sparkler with Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue cheese, French toast, bacon-wrapped figs, hazelnut shortbread, eggs Benedict and Baked Cranberry-Walnut French Toast. It makes a heck of a mimosa, too.
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