Summer Whites or What to drink when it's HOT!
June 27, 2012
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse
Summer has arrived, and for most of us that means it's HOT. We've got an episode lined up with summer cocktails, crisp and fruity white wines, lighter bodied red wines, and maybe even a few of our favorite summer brews. We'll discover French Whites, Spanish Albarino, Vermouth, the amazing white wines of Italy, and Argentine Torrontes. And let's not forget about that perfect summer grape, Riesling from Germany and Australia. Not to be left out, we'll discuss summer fare food pairings with wine, cocktails, and even beer. We'll talk about pool wines, plastic stemware, bubbles in a can, our tasty recipe for Sangria, and how to take your wine hiking, biking, or picnicking. Remember, if you have a wine question you'd like us to answer, please email it to AroundtheWorldinaGlass at hotmail.com
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Around the World in a Glass explores the wine and alcohol beverage regions of the world. We focus on a region, grape or style, and answer questions such as what makes it so special, where it is, what style of wine or beverage produced, and how to understand the labels. Our winery and regional guests talk about their wines and regions, we discuss specific wines from that region, and take part in tasting wines from there. In addition, we'll answer your questions, discuss stemware, wine and food pairings, places to eat, and tours or features. Some of the regions we'll explore are Champagne, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Burgundy, Loire, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Rhone, and many more. We’ll also feature other beverages besides wine, including Single Malt Scotch, Well Aged Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mescal, Cognac, Vodka and more regional and style explorations.
Kimber Stonehouse is the Director of Operations at Sportsman’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Arizona’s privately owned, premiere wine and spirits shop. Kimber loves the nuances of food and wine pairings, and has a fondness for Single Malt Scotch and well-aged Rum, in addition to other tasty beverages. Kimber believes that Champagne, and bubbles in general, go with all foods and should not be limited to celebrations or special occasions. Kimber is a Certified Specialist of Wine, an expert on crafting cocktails, and has written several industry articles, including “How to Host a Beer Tasting” and “What’s so Special about Bubbles and Champagne.” Kimber was selected by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation to Australia to explore their wine regions. In her current role at Sportsman’s, Kimber continually attends wine and spirits classes and tastings and is responsible for the food menu and wine list changes. These changes require staying current on new wines, balancing flavor profiles with price, quality and interest, and matching the food menu. Each week, Kimber will highlight wonderful wines, champagnes and cocktails, and will focus on the right food pairings to make every meal a delight.