Weekend wine: KRIS Pinot Grigio

This crsip, tart Pinot Grigio from the cooler regions of Italy speaks to owner Franz Haas’ passion for fine wine and art — the playful hand on the label is by noted Italian artist Riccardo Schweizer. The KRIS Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2010, $8-$11, is a refreshing summer treat with lemon-lime, tangerine and hints of almond on … Continue Reading →

Weekend Wine: Clean Slate Riesling from the Mosel

Give the bottle a good chill, twist off the screw cap and pour yourself a summer refresher. This is modern Riesling — from the Mother Country and without any words to translate. This collaboration of Moselland in Bernkastel-Kues and U.S. importer Winebow, running $12-$13, is one smart wine from the flavors to the styling to … Continue Reading →

Lighten up your wine offerings for Easter

The Easter food circulars are out. The pressure to start planning meals and do all the foraging is on high. Might as well start thinking about buying wine now. Karen Bloomer, division wine steward at area Kroger stores, has her staffs around the Metro area well-supplied with roses, sparkling wines, Vouvrays and lighter-style reds. “Sparkling … Continue Reading →