Millennials & Moscato, Champagne Diet, Napa & Worldly Wines (RADIO)
Here’s what Monique Soltani covered on this week’s wine radio show, Wine Oh TV on Radioslot.com. Napa Valley’s newest A.V.A is home to an A-list line up, we meet the folks from Purlieu Wines. Then, Champagne isn’t just a drink it’s a lifestyle. We get up close and personal with the author of The Champagne Diet. After that, Moscato sales continue to climb growing 25 percent a year, but are all Moscatos created equal? We get the goods on the hottest wine trend in town from our friends at Cavit Collection. Last but not least, finding the right wine to fit your palate and your pocketbook can seem like an impossible task, meet a man who helps you take the thinking out of drinking by doing all the legwork for you.
On every radio show we like to taste at least one wine. Here’s the wine we tasted this week: Cavit Moscato $8.99: Notes of apricot, white peach and sage, sweetness, and its vibrant and refreshing quality.
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Purlieu means “at the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area”; in French its literal translation is “pure place”. Purlieu in particular has a very limited production; the Le Pich wines we made to be more approachable when young. There are currently three wines on the market:
- The flagship Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon 250 cases made, suggested retail $80
- The approachable Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon 1000 cases made, suggested retail $45
- The crisp and refreshing Le Pich Sauvignon Blanc 1600 cases made, suggested retail $24.
The Champagne Diet
Cara Alwill Leyba is a best selling author and lifestyle & health coach from New York City who empowers women to live their most effervescent lives and celebrate themselves. She encourages women to indulge in the things that make them happy, and swears that every woman can live a “Champagne Life,” no matter how busy she is or how tight her budget. Cara runs an international private coaching practice where she works with busy, overwhelmed women and teaches them how to live a bliss-filled, healthy, balanced life.
Cara is the author of two books: Sparkle: The Girl’s Guide to Living a Deliciously Dazzling, Wildly Effervescent, Kick-Ass Life, which was a #1 Amazon best seller in the Happiness and Self-Esteem categories, and The Champagne Diet: Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Your Way to a Healthy Mind and Body, which was a #2 Amazon best seller in Self-Esteem.
Moscato Provincia di Pavia IGT
Grapes for Cavit Moscato, like the Riesling, are also sourced from vineyards in the Oltrepò Pavese. This Moscato is refreshing, lively, and superbly balanced with a vibrant frizzante quality, wonderful sweetness and notes of apricot, white peach, and sage.
Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT
Grapes for this crisp Pinot Grigio come mainly from Trentino’s Adige River Valley. This area is ideal for vineyard cultivation due to its exceptional soil and climatic conditions. It is also recognized for the spectacular natural beauty of the Dolomite Alps. Bright straw gold, Cavit Pinot Grigio is dry, delicate and pleasing with floral and fruit notes.
“Oak Zero” Chardonnay Trentino DOC
Sourced from Chardonnay vineyards planted in the Adige River Valley in the Trentino region of northeast Italy. Fermented only in stainless steel tanks, Cavit Chardonnay sees no oak throughout its production resulting in a refreshing wine with notes of ripe apple, lemon, and tropical fruits.
Pinot Noir Provincia di Pavia IGT
The grapes for Cavit Pinot Noir are picked at peak maturity in the second and third weeks of September. Following fermentation, the wine is placed in larger oak barrels where it rests on its lees until malolactic fermentation has occurred. The result is a delicate and silky smooth wine with aromas of black cherry. It is medium-bodied with soft tannins and a lingering finish.
The International Wine of the Month Club
The International Wine of the Month Club: features wines that are both extraordinary and rare at great values.
- Estate Bottled Wines at Exceptional Values
- An International Variety in Every Shipment
- Hard-to-Find Vintages and Rare Finds
- Cellar Notes Profiling Each Wine & Winery
- Flexible Gift Ordering — Personalized Gift Message
- Archived Cellar Notes for each wine dating back to 1999.