Sunday, December 23, 2007

A "Merry Christmas" With Wine

Well the big day is almost here and hopefully all of your Christmas shopping and wrapping has come to an end. Now it is time to sit back, relax, enjoy family and friends and pop open a bottle of wine to celebrate! And do I have a new one just for this occasion. If you have read any of my past posts on wine, you will know that some of my favorites are wines from "Toad Hollow". My two past favorites have been the "Dry Rose of Pinot Noir, Eye of the Toad" and "Erik's The Red", Propriety Red Wine. Both of these would be great for any celebration. But as I was strolling through the wine aisle this week, choosing our selections for the holidays, I came across Toad Hollow's newest offering. What caught my eye first is the whimsical label, as you all know I adore "artsy" wine labels. So I had to purchase "Le Faux Frog" 2005 Chardonnay!

About 11 years ago, Toad Hollow crossed the big pond over to France and created great new French Wines under the label "Le Faux Frog". These have been nice wines, but to me the ones they produce here in California I enjoyed a bit more. But seeing this label, I had to give them another try. And I am so glad I did! Their 2005 Chardonnay is the best to date. How can it not be as it is produced in the South of France in the District of Limoux! Limoux is situated just south of Carcassonne and not very far from the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. The 2005 Chardonnay has such a refreshing, non-oaky flavor with hints of lemon and a fun bright finish to it. It is not a heavy Chardonnay like some of the California ones can be, but one that is lively and light! Perfect for sipping at your holiday parties!
I will be pouring "Le Faux Frog" this evening and I will raise my glass to all of my friends all over the world!

I want to wish all of you a very "Merry Christmas". Have lots of fun and be safe!



Bellini Valli said...

Enjoy Deb. Have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. It has been such a pleasure to consider you one of my friends in the blogosphere out there. I hope that 2008 is all that you hope for and more!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your tree, Deb! Here's to frog hollow! Happy holidays!

Shayne said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too.

Nora B. said...

Dear Deb,
It's been great being a part of your blog world too. :-) I love your Christmas tree (mine is a really short plastic one) and the review of the wine. I hope that your celebrations will a terrific one and my best wishes for the new year.


Jen said...

Hope you have a fab Christmas, Deb :-)

It's been such fun reading your blog, since I discovered it a few months ago.

Here's to lots more cooking and blogging in the new year! (Raising an imaginary glass as I say that - must go and find a real one...)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Have a great and joyus time in the Keys!

sher said...

Have a great holiday! I would want that wine, just for the label!

Betty C. said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I've tasted a few good wines over the holidays, all in the safety of my own home! This year we really enjoyed a crémant d'Alsace -- very festive and more affordable than true champagne.


Gloria said...

I forget to say you, Your Tree is lovely Debs, xxxGloria I hope you will have a lovely and wonderful 2008.