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Thursday, December 24, 2015

25 Drinks: Sweet Treats

December 23 in the boozy advent box was a sweet white wine from Les Bourgeois (Missouri). I'm generally not a fan of midwest wines, but they have some goodies going on in Missouri. The rich soil, the moderate-ish climate, years of tradition migrated from Germany and other areas. 

This Winter White was sweet, fruity, and a bit syrupy. It wasn't what I'd normally go for, but I can appreciate it. It's definitely a change from the decadent stouts. This limited release Winter White was blend of eight different grapes: Valvin, Muscat, Symphony Muscat, Traminette, Chardonel, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Reliance, and Cayuga. With all that going on you got the pear from the Chardonel, the melon from the Muscat, the pineapple from the Vidal Blanc. It was a delight for the senses. Not as saccharine as their not-so-great Riverboat White. It was a nice dessert after spicy roasted harissa chicken.

A word on Les Bourgeois, their flagship red and white are made for the masses. I don't much care for them. Their Collector's Series and limited releases are ones that I'd be happy to give people as gifts. I've been away from the area for years, and still get their monthly wine delivery.

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