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Friday, November 12, 2010

Drink of the Week: Hugel et Fils “Cuvee Les Amours” Pinot Blanc 2008

Think white wine is only for summertime sipping? In our November/December issue, Wes Marshall offers his picks for whites that are right at home at the winter table, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Hugel et Fils “Cuvee Les Amours” Pinot Blanc 2008—hits all the right marks with the same year-round drinkability. The Hugel family has been crafting delicate, nuanced white wines in France’s Alsace region for nearly four centuries, and they continue that legacy with this rich Pinot Blanc. This is a great wine to put in the queue for the holidays. Its fruity olive oil aroma, citrus and stone flavors, and honey and dried apricot finish make it a perfect complement to mild cheeses or white fish, or enjoy it as an aperitif before a big meal. $12/375 ml., saratogawine.com