Kathie Lee & Hoda: Fall Wine Battle
It was a wine battle on Kathie Lee and Hoda, as Ray Isle, Executive Editor at Food & Wine Magazine, and Leslie Sbrocco, founder of Thirsty Girl, showed them some of their favorite wines for the ladies to choose from for the Fall, including Ruffino Presecco, Cameron Hughes Zin Your Face Zinfandel and Alamos Chardonnay reviews.
Fall Wines: Champagnes
Leslie suggested Ruffino Prosecco for $15 from Italy. She said it is light, fruity and fresh for brunch.
Ray suggested Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut for $20 from California. He said it is more of a sparkling wine and elegant and delicious. Kathie Lee and Hoda both choose the wine from Italy.
Wine Reviews: Almos Chardonnay
Leslie suggested Alamos Chardonnay for $13 from Argentina 2010. She said it is light and crisp and beautiful Chardonnay.
Ray suggested J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay for $14 from California. He said they are both beautiful wines. Kathie Lee said she loves J. Lohr and of course, they both pick J. Lohr.
Fall Wines: Wines for Tailgating
For those wines that have to portable and easy to work with so you can take them to tailgating! Leslie said they are going to go from the screw-caps to the pouch. She suggested Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc for $10 from South Africa 2011. She said it is crisp, fruit and light. Kathie Lee said she normally doesn’t like Chenin Blanc, but that ain’t bad at all.
Ray suggested Clif Family Climber Cabernet Sauvignon for $17 from California. He said they have created this great pouch, which is environmentally friendly and is the equivalent of two bottles of wine. The ladies enjoy it and they choose the Clif Family.
Wine Reviews: Zin Your Face Zinfandel
Leslie suggested Tormaresca “Torcicoda” Primitivo for $20 from Italy 2010. She said she calls it her black leather, because it is a little wild and a little crazy. She said it is delicious and rich and lovely.
Ray suggested Cameron Hughes Zin Your Face Zinfandel for $15 from California 2008. He said it is lovely, fun, crisp, spicy and full of fruit. The ladies both pick the one from Italy.