Wine of the Month: Argentine Torrontes

Water 2 Wine is proud to introduce our limited-edition Argentine Torrontes. Available only for a short time, this delicate and lush wine is sure to become a favorite. Enticing aromas of peach, orange, and fresh flowers pull you in to vibrant acidity and plenty of body. Though fruity and floral, this wine is surprisingly dry, making it a perfect aperitif or after dinner drink. Torrontes pairs well with strong-flavored foods like Thai, Mexican, or other spicy cuisines, or richly flavored foods like roasted nuts and intense cheeses. The versatility of this wine makes it fabulous for a picnic or a spread of appetizers.

Stop in for a complimentary glass of our featured wine any time during December.

Wine of the Month: Australian Cabernet-Shiraz

Water 2 Wine’s January wine of the month is our Select Series Australian Cabernet-Shiraz blend. This  medium-to-full bodied, heavily-oaked red is the blend that Australia made famous! It is rich and intense with berry and fruit aromas, an abundance of oak, and firm tannins. Cabernet grapes lend the mouth-puckering tannins and higher level of alcohol, while Shiraz grapes lend fruity balance and flavors of chocolate and tar.

Australian Cab-Shiraz is a great wine with strongly-flavored, smoky, grilled, and rich foods. The heavy tannins cut through the richness of creamy pasta sauces or well-marbled lamb or beef steak, while the fruity flavor balances the smokiness of grilled meats and strong cheeses. Try it with Sartori Aged White Cheddar or Parmesan, both available in-store, or bring in your favorite bleu or gorgonzola, crackers, and sausage for a delicious treat.

This wine is a limited-edition, so stop in this month for your complimentary glass and pick up a bottle while supplies last. If you like this wine, you might also like our award-winning* Rattlesnake Cab-Shiraz, Luna Rossa, and award-winning** Estate Australian Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot.

*Double Gold, Houston International Wine Competition, 2009; Silver, Lone Star International Wine Competition, 2010

**Silver, San Antonio Wine Festival Competition, 2008

Wine of the Month: Sonoma Pinot Noir

December’s Wine of the Month is the award-winning* Sonoma Pinot Noir from our Estate Series. Silky tannins carrying notes of truffle, toast, herbs, gorgeous cassis, black cherry and raspberry flavors and black spice make this a lush, food friendly wine. Medium-bodied with medium oak and balanced acidity, it compliments a variety of meat dishes, including smoky grilled meats, salmon, and barbequed chicken.

*Silver, 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Wine of the Month: Riverina Shiraz

Water 2 Wine’s Riverina Shiraz, from the Darlington Point area of Australia, is a dry, full-bodied, spicy red. The up-front aromatics reflect typical dark fruit notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum, complimented by restrained black pepper which becomes more pronounced with age. In the background, subtle layers of toast and vanilla from the oak. Tannins are in gentle harmony with the overall impression and create a well defined yet delicate frame for the wine.

This wine is great with big, bold meals that can stand up to its power. Try it with steak, braised lamb shanks, pizza, chili con carne, or pasta with spicy tomato sauce.