CBS Bay Area: Wine Show Host Returns
2022 was a monumental year for me in terms of personal and professional progress. I’m grateful to have found my way back this year.
When you watch our story I shared with CBS you will see how painful it was for me to share. But, I so hope you will use this as a reminder to schedule a colonoscopy.
If you watch until the end you will see me on set sharing some of my favorite sparkling wine picks. If these bottles of bubbles could talk, they would tell you what we have experienced together.
Hope, grief, happiness, loneliness, sickness, sadness, success, and solitude all served with a side of sparkling. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2023 surrounded by those you love.
4 Sparkling Wines to Celebrate the New Year and Beyond
2018 Gratitude – Iron Horse Vineyards- Sebastopol $72
Iron Horse Vineyards donates $5 for every bottle sold goes to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Domaine Carneros 2015 Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs – Napa Valley $125
French for “the dream,” Le Rêve is crafted from 100% estate-grown Chardonnay, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.
Domaine Carneros is a singular Napa Valley winery best known as a small grower-producer of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, estate vineyards, and a breathtakingly beautiful Château.
Varietal: 100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Alcohol %: 12
Sugar (dosage): 0.9%
Pere Ventura Gran Vintage 2012 Cava – Spain $65
Pere Ventura Gran Vintage is a signature cava made to tell of the place it comes from. As it name singles out, it is a vintage cava that expresses the uniqueness of the terroir: the identity of this cava comes from its origin, the series of variables (climate, geology, soil and biome) that determine the expression of the grapes and yield a unique must that is the reflection and interpretation of that vintage.
The 2012 vintage is an illustration of traditional cava raised to the ultimate expression of excellence. Limited production, made only in exceptional years
Region SPAIN Penedès, Catalonia
GRAPES 50% Macabeu & 50% Xarel·lo zah-RELL-oh
Appellation Cava DO
Thomson & Scott Noughty Rosé Alcohol-free Sparkling $22
Noughty Rosé alcohol-free organic vegan sparkling has been dealcoholised to retain the rich flavor in this beautifully crafted bottle. With 5.9g of sugar per 100ml, it’s almost half the sugar content of other non-alcoholic sparkling. And with just 18 calories per glass, it’s the perfect answer to a hangover free celebration.
Varietal: 100% organic Tempranillo
Vineyards: Sandy and calcareous vineyards located in La Mancha, southern Spain
Alcohol level: 0.0%
Type: dealcoholized wine