Holiday Wines With Rob Breitstein


AND RECENTLY THE FOUNTAIN TO PUT ON A VERY IMPRESSIVE MUSIC SYNCHRONIZED SHOW. ALL RIGHT, WELL, FROM HOLIDAY GIFTS TO HOLIDAY PARTIES, WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE BEST WINES FOR THE SEASON. JOINING US IS CERTIFIED WINE EXPERT JOHN. THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS A WEEK AWAY AND HANUKKAH IS ON FRIDAY. WE HAVE TO DO IT NOW. WE HAVE TO GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH AND NEW YEAR’S IS JUST A WEEK AWAY. YOU BROUGHT MY FAVORITE. THIS IS THE CHAMPAGNE. IT’S GOT TO BE FROM CHAMPAGNE TO BE CHAMPAGNE. NOTED. MOST PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS. YOU CAN SEE THE GREAT BUBBLES. LONG LENGTH IN IT. GREAT FLAVORS. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S ANYTHING BETTER. IT’S JUST SO GOOD. IT IS. IS IT TRUE THAT GOOD CHAMPAGNE IS SMALLER BUBBLES? YES, THE BETTER IT’S MADE, THE BUBBLES ARE REFINED IN IT. DEFINITELY THE BETTER CHAMPAGNE HAS MORE REFINED BUBBLES IN IT, YEAH. AND YOU ARE SAYING ON YOUR SCREEN THERE THAT IT IS $39.99. NOTHING IS CHEAP TODAY. TODAY, WE ARE SPENDING MONEY. I KIND OF THINK THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO SPEND MONEY ON CHAMPAGNE AND WINE, THIS IS THE BIGGEST TIME OF THE YEAR. OH, DEFINITELY. THIS IS SOMETHING EVERYONE IS GOING TO LIKE AND THIS IS GOOD. THIS IS CHARDONNAY. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WINE INS ALL OF CALIFORNIA. THIS IS RIGHT ON HIGHWAY 29 AS YOU DRIVE THROUGH NAPA VALLEY AND IT’S BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 40 YEARS, THE WINERY AND THIS IS THEIR SIGNATURE CHARDONNAY. THIS IS SO CLEAN. IT’S CLEAN. CLEAN, CRISP, EASY TO DRINK. IT GOES WITH ALL KINDS OF FOOD, OR WITHOUT FOOD. $49.99. THIS IS PERFECT. NOW YOU HAVE A RED? I HAVE A RED. THIS IS FROM SAINT FRANCIS WINERY. THIS IS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WATCH SCORES FROM THE WINE WRITERS, IT GOT 90-PLUS POINTS WHICH IS PRETTY DARN HIGH BECAUSE IT’S A 100 POINT SCALE. I HAVE LOTS OF LEGISLATION. IS THAT GOOD? THAT MEANS IT’S GOT A LOT OF VISCOSITY TO IT AND IT’S WELL BUILT AND IT’S GOT A LOT OF POWER TO IT. IT’S EASY TO DRINK. IS THIS FOR A BEGINNING WINE DRINKER? PROBABLY NOT FOR A BEGINNINGER, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW A LOT ABOUT IT, BUT IT’S GOT A NICE SILKY FINISH TO IT. IT GOES WITH RED MEAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SERVE DUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BY THE END OF THE BOTTLE, YOU’LL BE AN EXPERT. IT’S A $40 COURSE IN WINE, THAT’S WHAT IT IS. [ LAUGHTER ] WHAT’S NEXT? FOR ME, WHEN I AM FINISHING MY MEAL, I LIKE PORT. THIS IS A FLAGGATE. THIS IS A 20-YEAR-OLD PORT. THAT MEANS EVERYTHING IN IT IS A MINIMUM OF 20 YEARS OLD. A LOT OF TIMES YOU SEE THE PORT AND IT’S DARK. THIS HAS BEEN AGING IN AN OAK BARREL FOR 20 YEARS AT LEAST SO IT PICKED UP THE COLOR OF THE BARREL AND IT SMELLS VERY NUTTY. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE WINES IN THE WORLD. NOT MY CUP OF TEA, BUT IT IS DELICIOUS. THIS IS GOOD. YOU CAN’T DRINK THIS VERY FAST. THIS GOES WITH NUTS AND CHOCOLATES. REALLY QUICK, BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER, DO YOU CHILL PORT? YOU CAN. THAT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING YOU MIGHT WARRANT TO DO. IT– MIGHT WANT TO DO. THE ALCOHOL IS 14%. THANK YOU FOR COMING BY AND BRINGING BREAKFAST. SURE. AND EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT

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