TN: Soave, Burgs, Etna, rose

n unexpectedly social week, a former neighbor was in town and we hosted a s mall dinner party with other neighbors, and then had Betsy’s sister join us next night.
Cooking wine was 2015 Anselmi San Vincenzo . This almost Soave had nice mel on and lemon flavors, a touch of straw and nuts, just a little rounder than I’d like but good value. B-
With seafood risotto, kale/feta salad, 2014 Adalia Soave Light, nutty/almondy, touch of grass, bright. B/B-
2014 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Base bottling. Crisp red fruits, bright, fresh. Gets herby with air. Nice v alue B+
I shucked some oysters 2014 Barat Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er (375) Crisp, saline, good value. B
I picked up some black garlic, used with a lot of assorted mushrooms to mak e a pasta sauce, along with a greens/avocado salad
2015 Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne Cherries, cranberries and smoke, good acids, touch of tannin. Good but co uld use a little cellar time. B
Rose in winter? Sure, with chicken bouillabaisse (aka Provencal chicken) 2016 La Bastide Blanche Bandol rose is a bunch of strawberries with herbs o n top. Fun and fresh. B+ Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a p arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consisten
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