Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Sips: Wine



My Bastille Day party will feature Chateau Beauchene. Affordable, refreshing wines are made from grapes grown on this estate in France. The white 2002 Cotes Du Rhone Grande Reserve ($12.99) is dry and light-bodied. Made of viognier grapes, it has aromas of honey and pear. The taste of lime gives way to a mineral-water finish. The red 2001 Cotes Du Rhone Premier Terroir ($12.99) is a blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre grapes. They yield a dry, medium-bodied wine with aromas of mineral water and dark fruit. A hint of tannin accompanies the taste of strawberry and cake spice, with slight pepper on the finish.

Rebecca Goodman

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com




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