September 14, 2005

Yarden Galilee Sparkling Blanc de Blancs

When it comes to finding bargain-priced wines, wine is like real estate: you have to be persistent, and you have to look where few other people are looking. So, say, if you want to find great sparkling wine, you might look to Israel. And if you did, you’d find Yarden’s Blanc de Blancs, a crisp sparkler made from grapes grown in the cool heights of Galilee, where the chardonnay gets ripe but doesn’t loose its racy vibrancy. It’s made in the same way that the French make Champagne, including aging the wine in the bottle for a few years to give it a more complex, almost toasty flavor. For $20 or less, it’s a deal. And if you want to taste it before buying, then come to Denver University Department of Judaic Studies’ First Annual Kosher Wine Tasting this Thursday, September 15th, at 6 pm. Proceeds will benefit the center’s new program, ALEPH.

This article originally appeared in the Denver Post.

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