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Discovering nifty wine tubes & old school Bordeaux.

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Our recent Wines-day guest taught us some wonderful new things about Bordeaux wine -- mainly that this classic wine can be trendy and perfect for summer!   Laurie Forster aka "The Wine Coach" and author of "The Sipping Point"  joined us for a sampling of some delightful wines for summer. Before the wine reviews though, we have interesting wine news!

Laurie discovered these innovative wines-in-a-tube that are often used in Europe and are slowly making an appearance here! These are sample-sized tubes that enable consumers to try out certain wines before committing to larger purchases. We may see these increase in popularity here in the U.S. someday!

Laurie Forster with a sample-sized wine tube.

First, we enjoyed this selection: Chateau St Marie Entre Deux Mers 2009 (about $13). Try this wonderful white with seafood and appetizers.  You could  also enjoy this selection with spicy Asian cuisine.

Perfect for Seafood and Appetizers!

Next we learned about Clos Puy Arnaud Cotes de Castillon 2005 ($25-30).  This wine is full of fruit: raspberries, cherries, and plums and is wonderful with poultry, beef, and lamb.

Sweet wines are not just for dessert anymore!  This  Aureus de Sauternes ($26 for half bottle)  pairs well with spicy food.  This wine has flavors of crystalized fruit and hazelnut.

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