A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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WINE OF THE MONTH: Monte Tondo Soave Classico ’04 ($11)

July 17th, 2006

In the heat of the summer I like nothing more than a crisp, refreshing white wine, and this Soave hits the spot. Soave is a delicious white wine made in the Venetto region of Italy, and the quality has come a long way from that overproduced Soave Bolla of twenty years ago. This wine is dry and clean with a taste of lemon and minerals. The crispness is very refreshing, but it is not as acidic as a Sauvignon Blanc. The mouth feel is more velvety. This is a simple wine that should be drunk young, but that simplicity is what makes it great for summer. It will pair well with fish, chicken, and any grilled vegetables. Enjoy.

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