CHATEAU BIANCA NORTHWEST COMFORT GLUHWEIN

The theme of this months box is spice, and that extends to the wine youll find inside. Northwest Comfort comes from the Oregon-based Chateau Bianca, which has been producing wines in the Mid-Willamette Valley since 1990. But the companys heritage goes back four generations and one continent, to Germany, where current winemaker Andreas Wetzels great-grandfather started growing grapes and producing wine. Today, the family-owned winery produces beautiful wines using completely sustainable techniques, to ensure their legacy can be passed down for generations to come. 

The WetzelsGerman roots shine through in Northwest Comfort, originally known and still produced under the name Glühwein,or mulled wine. Using a blend of red wines and mulling spices, it has a fruity flavor, accentuated with cinnamon and cloves. In the ski resorts of the Alps, its traditionally drunk at holiday time and throughout the winter, served warm with a cinnamon stick and a slice of dried orange. But you dont have to wait for the holiday to enjoy it — Northwest Comfort is an ideal libation on any chilly night. In warm weather, it can be consumed chilled or on the rocks. Its nothing if not versatile, so you can pair it with food as well — give it a try served warm with savory stews or served cold over fresh fruit. 

 

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