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Noisy Water Winery

Hannah Perry
November 20, 2020 | Hannah Perry

Team Favorites


Featuring Lily


And Her Favorite Wine

Meet Lily, a face you'll see regularly at the Noisy Water Winery tasting room in Cloudcroft, NM! Lily's  favorite wine is the 2019 Gewürztraminer, not only because it's delicious but its origins and rich history. Alsace is a historical region in northeastern France and this wine has been produced in this region for hundreds of years! You can taste the love and dedication in it.


She also has a special place in her heart for this wine because it was the first wine she tasted in her introductory sommelier course to work for Noisy Water Winery.


Lily loves to pair the 2019 Gewürztraminer with the Spicy Tuna Udon Bowl from a local restaurant in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Gewürztraminers are known for having subtly sweet and spicy notes and the best pairings happen with this wine when you step outside of traditional French cuisine and experience other foods of the world.


2019 Gewürztraminer




Modern winemaking: Showcasing the spicy and sweet notes of this varietal, along with a hat tip to one of the world's favorite wines.




Nose of peaches, lavender, and cinnamon.  Perfectly sweet meets delicate, mulling spices on the first sip, with a gorgeously sweet orchard finish.  

Time Posted: Nov 20, 2020 at 10:17 AM Permalink to Team Favorites Permalink
Hannah Perry
November 15, 2020 | Hannah Perry

Holiday Wine Guide





A Field Guide Pt 1




There are 4 components that traditionally go into a Thanksgiving dinner:

  1. PROTEIN: Turkey or ham
  2. ROASTED DISHES: Green bean casserole, or anything baked in the oven
  3. DRY SPICES: Cinnamon, clove, dried herbs
  4. WINTER FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Squash, Brussel sprouts, onion, cranberry and potato


When you start to think about all of the ingredients that go into making Thanksgiving dinner, you begin to eliminate wines that possess flavors that are opposite of the flavors you would taste in your feast! Ideally, the goal is to match similar or complimenting flavors found in your meal and in wine! A dry red wine, for example, mirrors those similar flavors like nutmeg and dark fruits that are more in line with the flavor profiles in the entree of your meal.


We recommend a Pinot Noir, Zinfandel or a Barbara/ Gamay blend:




Pumpkin Pie is a staple dessert at Thanksgiving and is the perfect fall holiday treat. The mulling spices and honeyed fruit flavors found in sweeter white wines pairs up well with the rounder flavor of pumpkin and can handle the fall spices.


We recommend the 2019 Moscato and 2019 Gewürztraminer


Don't gamble on a cute label at the grocery store: keep your wine rack stocked with your favorite small producer!



Hannah Perry
November 12, 2020 | Hannah Perry

How To Taste Wine & Develop Your Palate Like a Pro

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

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4 Steps to Tasting Wine:


1: LOOK. Give your glass of wine a visual inspection in neutral light. Check out the color, opacity and viscosity.


2: SMELL. Identify aromas by swirling your wine 3 or 4 times to let the aromatic compounds of the wine mix with the air. Think big to small. Ask yourself are there fruits? What kind of fruits? Tropical? Orchard?

  • You can divide the aroma of a wine into three separate categories: Primary Aromas are where you find fruit, herb and floral notes. Secondary Aromas originate from winemaking practices (fermentation, etc). And Tertiary Aromas come from aging, usually in a bottle or an oak barrel. These aromas are mostly nutty, vanilla, baking spices and cedar.


3: TASTE. Assess the taste structure of the wine. Is it sour, sweet, bitter? Pay attention the the texture of the wine. We perceive wine as richer than water and we can also detect tannins with our tongues, which is that drying sensation you get from dry red wines. When tasting wine, there is a beginning, middle and end finish, so focus in on how the wine tastes as it moves through your mouth.


4: THINK. What conclusion have you drawn about the wine? Was it unique or memorable? Were there any characteristics that stood out to you?


Let's put the 4 steps to the test.


2016 Curtain Call


1. LOOK. Deep purple color. Saturation and density are heavy and is full-bodied.


2: SMELL. Heavy dark orchard fruit. Primary aroma of black cherry and tertiary aromas of vanilla.


3: TASTE. Pitted fruits and blackberries. Silky smooth beginning and mid-palate, finishes bone dry.


4: THINK. The deep and dark fruits are complimented by a slight vanilla aroma and flavor which balances the flavors. Perfect wine to pair with performing arts, or any reason for a curtain call.



Don't gamble on a cute label at the grocery store: keep your wine rack stocked with your favorite small producer!



Hannah Perry
November 5, 2020 | Hannah Perry




N U E V O  N O U V E A U

30 million bottles of wine are shipped out around the world within 60 days of grape harvest from eastern France’s Beaujolais region.


Released on the third Thursday of November at 12:01 a.m. every year since 1951

Sound impossible? Hardly. We have a bottle just for you.

New Beginnings

As the name implies, Nuevo (Beaujolais) Nouveau, is "new" - young, that is - and is bottled less than two months after crushing the grapes.


In the 1950s, winemakers began competing each year in a race to deliver the first bottles to Paris, and before we knew it the competition had been pushed and publicized enough that the harvest and distribution of this wine is now celebrated all over the world at exactly midnight on the third Thursday of November, when it is legal to pop a bottle open.



Fresh, youthful and vibrant with lush, juicy aromas of grape, raspberry, fig, banana, and cranberries. This is as close as you can get to drinking wine straight from the vine.




A superb match for turkey, right in time for Thanksgiving.

Time Posted: Nov 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Beaujolias Permalink


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