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JvBUncorked on Detox Wines for a Healthy New Year

16 Jan

Another JvB UnCorked inclusion on a fun Snooth article, with a fabulous group of wine writers with whom I’m pleased and honored to be associated: Isaac James Baker Amy Corron Power, Wine Julia, Philip Kampe, Jeff Kralik, Julien Miquel, Frank Morgan, Melanie Bianco Ofenloch, Dezel Quillen, Gabe Sasso, Elizabeth Smith, Michelle Williams.

Here’s  my original submission (below), and just under that is a link to the entire Snooth article, where you can find great suggestions of crémants, a rosé of syrah, whites, reds, and some unusual choices like sweet vermouth and hard cider! Fun suggestions, I’m sure you’ll enjoy!

Detox Wines for A Healthy New Year- JvB

During the holidays we want indulgences. Let’s open that bottle of 1982 Haut-Brion, and buy your champagne-loving spouse a bottle of the Hiedsieck 1995 to share on New Year’s Eve! Sadly, once we’ve crossed the threshold into the New Year, I am usually staring at both a steep credit card bill from the holidays and an inflated waistline from the rich food and wine I’ve enjoyed. It’s time to rein back in the sanity, with Vinho Verde. Showing a greenish tinge, fresh citrus and herbal nose with gentle effervescence, it tastes indulgent but a glass per night is far healthier that a traditional wine. With a low ABV and very low price, the value is high while the impact on both body and wallet are minimal. It pairs beautifully with the salad heavy/high-vegetable diet I’ll be keeping while feeling festive so you won’t have the January blues.

Gazela Vinho Verde. Only 9% ABV, priced as low as $4/bottle online. On the palate, a delight of lime and granny smith apple peel with hints of white peach. With notes of dandelion and wildflowers, this is totally refreshing with its gentle bubbles and balance of citrus and floral flavors.

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The original Snooth Article is linked here in its entirety.


à vôtre santé!



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