Non-Vintage Sparkler for Summer



Gruet Blanc de Noirs is a sparkling wine produced in New Mexico by the siblings of a French wine-maker who decided to expand operations to the southwestern state's rugged beauty. It was not such an odd choice. The cool nights slow down the growth and maturation of the grapes, giving them time to develop more character.

With the second fermentation in the bottle — méthode champenoise — the Gruet sparklers have long-lasting small bubbles that help deliver the layered toasty and fruity flavors to the tongue. It's aged two years before release.

Summer is a great time to celebrate on the patio or deck with an impressive wine, with less of the mineral taste associated with French Champagne. Gruet Blanc de Noirs is a perfect accompaniment to just about all outdoor dining. To put a little more French in the glass, add a splash of DeKuyper Crème de Cassis for a Kir Royale. ($8.99 a liter)

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Guide to the best sledding hills in NH
    We have tips on finding the best hills, great sleds from the plastic to the high-tech, tubing...
  2. Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance
    The "what if?" insurance comes in several forms.
  3. The King of the North Country
    In the northern reaches of the Granite State, royalty isn’t for the high-born or for the...
  4. The Hidden Treasures of Sandown
    Historic Sandown has much to offer visitors, from culture to food and wine.
  5. Adopt a Cartoonist
    We're lacking the tragic power of Sarah McLachlan and trembling puppies, but we hope this plea to...
  6. On the Streets with Manchester's Homeless Teens
    Street life is no dream (and little sleep) for homeless teens in the Queen City.
  7. Get Out There!
    There are many paths to winter fun, some for beginners and some for pros. Here are great tips for...
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags