Last month my husband and I attended a winemakers dinner with Anthony Biagi of Plumpjack and CADE Wineries at Jasper’s in The Woodlands, (near Houston, Texas, y’all). Tony was kind enough to meet with me for a few moments before the dinner.
In the coming days I hope to share more about what we discussed, as well as more about the wines we enjoyed at the dinner.
In the meantime, Tony is sharing 5 wines to enjoy.
Here’s what he has to say about his choices: “I am an avid collector of fine wine and love wines from all growing areas around the globe. I tried to choose a broad selection of wines representing the world wine market.”
Anthony’s Top 5 Wines to Enjoy
One white wine under $20 and widely available in the US:
- Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Honig does a wonderful job with all of their wines, but their Sauvignon Blanc to me is a home run and such a fantastic value. Fresh and crisp and great wine for the summer time.
One red wine under $20 and widely available in the US:
- Catena Malbec, Mendoza Aregentina
Catena is one of the leaders of producing Malbec in Argentina and this wine is a fantastic value. Tons of rich dense fruit and tastes like a wine at double the price.
One splurge (whatever splurge might mean to you):
- Shafer Hillside Select
Decisions, decisions! For the money you can’t go wrong with Hillside Select. This wine delivers 100% every time I have it. One of the top Cabernets in Napa year in and year out. A beautiful wine from Stags Leap.
Two others of your own choosing:
- Cade Howell Mountain
I know, I know… I made it. But out of all the wines we craft for PlumpJack and CADE, this wine holds a special place in my heart. The Howell Mountain appellation partnered with our winemaking team results in a truly unique wine worth the search.
- Bollinger Grand Annee
So many people think that Champagne is only for a special occasion, WRONG!!!!! The next time you are in a wine store grab a bottle of Champagne and bring it home and pop it, midweek dinner just got more exciting.