Kate wanted to know about good $15-$20 sparkling wine. As a general rule of thumb, look to Cava, Prosecco, Lambrusco, Cremant de Bourgogne or other Cremant from France for good values and consistently good wines in this price range. These are Whitney’s favorite lower priced Cava and Prosecco.
Where in the World reveal: Sierra Foothills, California!
An excellent article about the Sierra Foothills written by San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonné.
Instead of wine of the week, this time we are showcasing a few winemakers from the region and telling you about our Winery of the Week: La Clarine Farm
photo of La Clarine Farm winemaker Hank Beckmeyer by Cory Cartwright of Saignee
Whitney had more than a few nights alone with a glass or two of LCF!
Also check out Berkeley winery Donkey & Goat that sources fruit from the Sierra Foothills and the completely awesome wines of Steve Edmunds’ Edmunds St. John!
A lot of the wines coming out of this area are pretty small production, therefore they are a little bit harder to get your hands on. But they are worth hunting down! Put them in Winesearcher.com or try the following retailers that regularly carry these wines: Domaine LA in Los Angeles or Chambers Street Wines in NYC. Call and see if they can ship to you.