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Girls Night Out: Wine Tasting at Aragon

From the Pensacola News Journal.

After the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, it’s nice to be able to get out and unwind with your friends.

A mid-week wine tasting with friends makes a fun escape.

At Aragon Wine Market, patrons recently sampled a selection during the weekly wine tasting and learned a bit about where they originate. The tastings vary in theme, but will typically include three reds, three whites and a rosé.

“People should take advantage of trying wines that they don’t normally buy,” which makes a tasting the perfect opportunity, says Charlotte Gordon, owner of Aragon Wine Market.

For a girls night out, that can mean a pleasant evening in the courtyard.

“Women can sit and relax while having a glass of wine and a cold beer together,” says Amber Solnick, assistant wine merchant.

KNOW YOUR WINE PAIRINGS

DRY WHITE
Cheeses, light porks, light fish, light chicken and mild spices.

SWEET WHITES
Spicy foods and fruity desserts such as peaches and berries.

DRY REDS
Braised meats, hearty meats and rich seafoods.

SWEET REDS
Chocolate desserts, even rich chocolate chip cookies make a great accompaniment.

ROSÉ
Light cheeses such as goat cheese and mozzarella.

PORTS AND SHERRIES
Nutty desserts with emphasis on almonds and hazelnuts.

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