This Week’s Recommendations
Wine ConneXtion carries a wide assortment of quality wines, craft beers and spirits in our North Andover store. To give you a “virtual” sneak peak of the experience one gets when shopping in our store, we’ll be featuring different products here every week that are either new to our store or that we recommend trying based on their quality and price. As you know, our business is built on providing exceptional customer service; we love educating customers on everything from the characteristics of our products to best food pairings. Hopefully, you’ll find a new favorite from our recommendations. Be sure to check back weekly for different featured items! All featured wines are available for purchase either in store or by ordering ahead with curbside pickup. Get started by clicking here.
As the weather is slowly starting to change for the better, we’re looking to light, crisp and aromatic white wines to pair with the air, sun and budding flowers. At Wine ConneXtion, we’re all about quality and price and these select wines are no different. Try them, and you won’t be disappointed. All of the featured white wines are available for purchase either in store or by ordering ahead with curbside pickup. You can get simply started by clicking here.
Josmeyer Alsace Dream. The nose is open with prominent stone fruit and mineral notes. The palate is full-bodied and smooth, developing into the acidity and precision of the Riesling. Finish is a dry and generously-structured wine. Try it with white meats, meat or mixed salads. $19.99
Domaine Augis Valencay Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is 100% sauvignon blanc fermented in oak barrels. Aromas of peach, citrus and tropical tones with a vibrant, mineral notes. Refreshing and easy to drink. Pair with a creamy goat cheese. $12.99
Ca Maiol Lugana. Distinctive straw-like color with greenish highlights. The nose is delicate, dry and fresh, with tones of white almond and apple. Tangy and refreshing flavor. Try it with seafood or pasta dish. $12.99
Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc. Aromatics of honeydew melon, white peach and watermelon rind with notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle and chamomile. Palate is refreshing with flavors of lemon, pear and papaya with a hint of green apple. The mouthfeel is lively but rich. Pair with seafood or fresh oysters. $10.99
Juan Gil Family Estates “Kentia” Albarino. Intense aromas of white flowers and ripe fruit with exotic tropical and mineral notes. Follows up as a balanced, distinctive and elegant wine with a long floral-tinged finish. $11.99
Temperatures are creeping up ever-so-slightly but that doesn’t mean you have to change to rosé. Red wines always deserve a place on your home table, indoors or outside. Plus, the unbeatable quality/price ratio for all these recommendations is sure to appeal to everyone. All featured red wines are available for purchase either in store or by ordering ahead with curbside pickup. Get started by clicking here.
Ron Rubin “Russian River” Pinot Noir. Bright cherry, cranberry, and raspberry aromas with hints of dill, fennel, and spice. The bouquet is rounded out with sweet vanilla and berry flavors, with a balanced and elegant finish. This very approachable wine offers mouth-filling, yet soft, tannins. $19.99
Killer Drop Red Blend. Vibrant deep purple color reveals velvety red raspberries, wild blueberries and cassis. Gathering in intensity with silk notes of black cherry, chocolate and dark plum. Enticing and sensuous the wine finishes with harmonious tannins. $18.99
Ancient Peaks Zinfandel. Bright boysenberry aromas with hints of sandalwood and vanilla. A juicy, jammy texture is loaded with generous flavors of wild raspberry, black cherry, plum, mocha and cedar. Spicy black pepper notes join mouthwatering acidity on a beautifully balanced finish. $13.99
True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon. loaded with elegant aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pepper and cassis which lead to flavors of dark red fruits with hints of cedar spice, cocoa powder and caramelized oak. These persistent flavors create a long lingering finish. $14.99
Kadabra Malbec. Bright wine showing deep red colors. Ample and delicate fruity aromas and spiced notes characteristic of this varietal. Smooth entrance and pleasant lingering finish for a rich, mouth-filling wine. $11.99
Rosé has become extremely popular in the US market over the past few years, especially during the warmer months of the year. What will you enjoy? The unbeatable quality/price ratio for all these recommendations. All featured roses are available for purchase either in store or by ordering ahead with curbside pickup. Get started by clicking here.
Puech-Haut Argali Rosé (French). Medium-bodied blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. This is a fresh, vibrant wine from start to finish. Offers aromas of fruits like raspberry and cherry with hint of lime. The palate is fresh, round and balanced with mineral notes and a tangy finish on red berries. Try it with a summer salad with vegetables or fresh cheese. $18.99
M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé (French). Pale pink with bluish tints. Aromas of raspberry and grapefruit, complemented by more exotic fruits. The palate is fresh, delicate and fruity with strawberry notes and a smooth mouthfeel. Its well-balanced acidity creates a fresh, long finish. Pairs well with intense flavors of seafood. $13.99
Landhaus Mayer Rosé (Austria). Medium-bodied wine. Its elegant, spicy aromas confirm the freshness of this wine. The palate is dry, fresh and harmonious with citrus and white strawberry notes that we all love to taste in a rosé. Well-balanced acidity, long and crunchy aftertaste. Very drinkable structure. Pairs well with breaded or grilled meat, beef and chicken dishes. $11.99
Adelsheim Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé (Oregon). 100% Pinot noir. Beautiful, brilliant salmon hue. Aromas of fresh Oregon strawberry, apricot, white peach and rose petal. Leads into a rich, smooth, well-textured palate, with ample structure and bright acidity, offering juicy, ripe fruit. As the winemaker states, it’s to be enjoyed whenever the sun is shining. $19.99
Beyra Rosé (Portugal). Rose wine from the Beira Interior wine region. Intense aroma with hints of strawberries and cherries. Delicate, mineral and dry rosé wine; smooth on the mouth with a long and crunchy finish. $ 9.99