We’re proud to have been recognized as having the best wine selection by readers of Hour Detroit Magazine. We have an extensive offering from all corners of the globe, but when you stop in at any of our four locations and have a grocery list a mile long, we don’t want the wine department to be overwhelming or stressful. So, we have broken down wines by their flavor profiles to make it easier to choose the right wine for you!
Crisp and Dry
White Wines Crisp, dry whites have overriding notes of citrus, with hints of tree and stone fruits. The finish has high acidity, making it refreshing and cleansing.
Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Gruner Veltliner, Verdejo and unoaked Chardonnay
With light, fruity whites, stone fruits take center stage while melon and citrus are the supporting cast. Acidity levels are moderate to high, making these whites crowd pleasers.
Torrentes, Dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio or Gris, Moscato, Viogner
Pairings: Sushi, highly spiced Asian cuisine, salmon, cream-based dishes, such as pasta alfredo or chilled cucumber soup
Red Wines Stone fruits are the dominate flavors in light, fruity reds, yet instead of apricot and peach, now we’re talking Bing cherry and red plum with other red fruits like pomegranate and raspberry also present.
Pairings: Cioppino, light red sauces, vegetarian dishes, salmon, pasta
Soft and Rich
White Wines Soft, rich white wines are highly textured with a creamy or silky mouth-feel and opulent aromas. In the case of Chardonnay, the overriding flavors are butter, lemon curd, and oak while Rieslings are dried apricots, honey, and cooked tropical fruits. The acidity is often low to moderate.
Reds Concentrated and dry, with both big, intense black fruits and bold, complex non-fruit flavors like licorice, cedar, and earth, these wines are not for the faint of heart. Chianti Classico Riserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barolo, Petite Sirah
Pairings: Steak, hearty stews, Bolognese, lamb
Next time you’re looking for a terrific bottle and are not sure what to pick, use my guide to aid your search! And keep in mind that you always receive 10% off wine when buy at least four bottles. Happy hunting!