Sara’s Sommelier Selections – Mar 2014

On Air with Mike Chalut

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Some of you may have heard John and I on what is becoming a regular contributing spot every month or so on Mike Chalut’s food and wine inspired Friday radio show on 103.9 Proud FM. We are certainly proud to have the opportunity to reach out to such a wide audience and chat about which wines make us tick. Mike Chalut is an extremely busy personality whether it be hosting World Pride Events in England, contributing to various publications such as “On the Go” and “PIE” magazines or hosting the Food Network celebrity stage at the Delicious Food Show. And despite having interviewed stars such as: Lady Gaga, Olly Murs, Carly Rae Jepsen, Linda Evangelista, Hugh Jackman, and Bethenny Frankel, he still seems to find us interesting enough to invite back every month. This is a feature that takes the stuffiness out of wine and makes it real for all of us.

Today we are speaking about overcoming the springtime blues. In the spirit of the celebrating the imminent arrival of the aforementioned season instead of mourning our collective misfortune, which has been this winter in Ontario, I propose drinking well-priced bubblies in order to improve your mood. Let’s stop drinking big reds by the fireside and instead, enjoy bubbles by the new, longer light of day. Please don’t roll your eyes at my optimism until you try these smile-worthy finds for yourself.

Sparklers that are sure to put a spring in your step from the Mike Chalut Show, airing Friday March 28th, 2014:

Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti 2012
Piedmont, Italy ($14.75)

Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2012

Mont Marçal Extremarium Reserva Brut Cava
Catalunya, Spain ($20.95)

Mont Marçal Extramarium Reserva Brut Cava

Chateau Des Charmes Brut Methode Traditionelle
Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada, ($22.95)

Chateau Des Charmes Brut Methode Traditionelle

Rotari Rosé
Trentino, Italy, $17.95

Rotari Rosé

Here’s an easy link to all the wines mentioned in this and past articles: Sara’s Sommelier Selections

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