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Once Upon a Vine carries wines from around the world and offers an excellent selection over an affordable price range. What differentiates this store is the display of wines based on price ranges rather than just regions as a main display criteria. This allows customers to find wines in a price range and palate suitable for the occasions.
Wine selection is an art and not a science. Personal preferences, wine growing region, vineyards, and price range greatly affect the selection. Basic recommendations are that red wines go well with red meats (beef, lamb) and pasta with red sauce. White wines are preferred for seafood, poultry, and pasta with white sauce.
A Simple Guide to Selecting Wine
|Food||Type of Wine||Complimentary Wines|
|Poultry (Chicken, Turkey)||White||Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Pinot Noir|
|Lamb||Red||Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Roast Beef, Steaks, Hamburgers||Red||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chambourcin|
|Pork Chops, Pork Roast||White, Red||Riesling, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Crab, Scallops, Shrimp (with/ without Sauce)||White||Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc|
Seyval Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
|Fish||White||Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer|
|Pasta (with red Sauce)||White, Red||Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot|
|Pasta (with white Sauce)||White||Chardonnay|
HERE ARE SOME TYPICAL WINES .
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Clean lines of pear flesh, honeysuckle, lime blossom and mango are rounded and delicate on the nose of this blend from Edna Valley, Monterey and Santa Barbara. There is decent tension to the sip, where white rock and riper pear flesh flavors lead into Gravenstein apple and peach toward the finish.
On Sale $$7.99
Luscious blackberry, sweet cherry with a peppery cocoa nose.
On Sale $9.99
This wine offers classic varietal characteristics like ripe cherry aromas, complex flavors, and silky tannin. As distinctive as it is, it’s also friendly and unpretentious with plenty of wild currant and plum flavors, with hints of allspice and dark chocolate on the palate.
On Sale $8.99
The Castle Rock Cabernet is a deliciously full wine loaded with nuance and flavor. It is deep garnet in color and has aromas of blackberries, cherry, and cassis. on the palate, it has supple tannins and flavors of ripe plum and dark fruit finishing with a hint of cedar.
94 points & Double Gold Medal – San Diego County Fair “Toast of the Coast” 2019
On Sale $12.99
2013 Greg Norman Estates Eden Valley Chardonnay is a brilliant pale yellow gold color with a lustrous sheen. An inviting, fragrant fruit nose of ripe nectarine, white peach and summer stone fruit combine with creamy vanilla oak notes. ere is a wide array of additional, lifted aromas such as fresh meringue, mineral stones and light sweet spice that add complexity. The wine offers a plush palate with generous varietal flavors of juicy, fresh nectarine and peach. e medium weight wine has a soft, creamy texture with loads of citrus and grapefruit flavors which meld with hints of buttered toast and poached pear to create and interesting and flavorful finish.
On Sale $8.99
Our Toscana offers a balanced bouquet of wild red berries and violet. This is a delightful ruby red wine, providing a dry and smooth taste with great freshness, soft tannin and medium body.
On Sale $9.99