Category Archives: Drinking Now

Valdo Prosecco, Veneto Italy

Prosecco / Veneto Italy / Glera / Valdo Spumante Light body, fruit. Pear, green apple, baking spice.  From the beautiful region south of the Italian Alps, this lovely Prosecco is a fine reflection of this terroir. Floral, fruit forward, with very fine pearls. Excellent value over champagne, start your evening off with this sparkler. Prosecco […]
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Pouilly-Fuissé, Burgundy France

Pouilly-Fuissé / Burgundy France / Chardonnay / Louis Latour Medium body, fruit. Apple, peach, lemon rind. White Burgundy at its finest. This wine is from the Mâconnais area of Burgundy, which has unique limestone and clay soil. The wine is aged in stainless steel, which allows the Chardonnay to show its greatest expression of fruit. […]
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Miraval Rosé, Provence France

Côtes de Provence / Provence France / Syrah, Cinsaualt, Grenache, Rolle  / Miraval    Light body, dry. Raspberry, white flower, tangerine. At long last, a decent Rosé wine available in Iceland! I know that sounds pretentious and arrogant. When I first moved to Iceland, I was surprised at the small selection of Rosé wines available, […]
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Red Wine Glass

Rioja Gran Reserva / Rioja Spain / Tempranillo / Coto de Imaz: Full body, fruit. Black cherry, licorice, vanilla. Our most popular wine by the glass, and amazing value both at Klaustur and at ATVR. Full body, rich in fruit. Gran Reserva designation in Rioja means that this wine has aged in oak for at […]
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Saint-Emilion / Bordeaux France / Merlot, Cabernet Franc / Louis Eschenauer: Medium body, dry. Blackberry, lavender, tobacco.  We are so proud to offer you a Saint-Emilion by the glass. This is a flagship Bordeaux from the Right Bank, meaning that the wines are predominantly Merlot grape. It’s popular to “hate Merlot” because of an infamous […]
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Cotes du Rhone / Southern Rhone France / Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre / Vidal Fleury: Medium body, spice. Blackberry jam, black pepper, plum.  This is a good Winter Warmer. Cotes du Rhone in Southern Rhone region France is known for having bold wines with a classic blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. A most well known […]
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Cotes du Rhone Blanc / Southern Rhone France / Viognier, Grenache Blanc / Vidal Fleury: Full body, fruit. Pineapple, orchid, honeydew melon. -Perhaps the funkiest and most pleasing wine on this list. It’s rare to see a white Cotes du Rhone on a wine list, but Grenache Blanc is a wonderful round juicy grape. This is […]
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Chablis 1er Cru / Burgundy France / Chardonnay / Chablisienne: Medium body, dry. Green apple, fresh cut grass, mineral.  Not your average Chardonnay. Chablis wines are 100% Chardonnay, but they do not use oak barrels—if you do not like the heavy oaky flavors that can be in some chardonnays, you will find here instead fresh […]
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Nord Sud Viognier / IGP Pays d’Oc France / Viognier / Laurent Miguel: Medium body, dry. Caramel apple, peach, green apple.  Viognier is a highly underrated grape. It can have caramel, toast, or even cake flavors along with bold ripe fruits. This IGP wine has grown Viognier in a non-indigenous area—luckily, the hot weather where […]
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Sancerre / Loire Valley France / Sauvignon Blanc / LaCheteau: Light body, crisp. Green apple, pear, lemon zest.  If you like Sauvignon Blanc you can get your fill here. Sancerre is the “Appelation”, or protected region in France where this wine is made. Sauvignon Blanc from this area are subtle, crisp, and refreshing, unlike New […]
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