Wines for All Seasons


Selecting wines for an event can be more than a budget challenge, for there are so many options. Whether you’re party’s in August or January, there are several wines you can serve year-round. TCW turns to Chicago-based certified sommelier Jessica Altieri – founder/CEO of WineChannelTV and an online wine social media/video pioneer – for some tasty choices…

Seresin “Leah” Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand, is light but has that rustic earthiness you find in a great Burgundy. This red’s an impeccable pairing with everything from grilled salmon to roasted pork chops, barbecue and venison.”

St. Supery Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc has bright grapefruit, citrus and guava notes, making this white wine a flawless pairing with seafood, grilled chicken, salads and oysters.”

Laurent-Perrier Rose is the ultimate celebration drink. Filled with hints of strawberry and raspberry with an elegant finish, this Champagne complements grilled seafood in summer or light stews and lamb in winter.”


About Carrie Williams

Carrie Williams is TCW's managing/digital editor. She manages day-to-day editorial operations of the monthly print publication, website and social media outlets, contributes to a variety of feature articles and directs a team of interns, freelance writers and bloggers. In early 2013, she led the redesign of of TCW's brand strategy. Her blog, "Carrie On," is a blog of reflection and discovery, discussing how to push through life when you’re handed one too many curveballs. And finally, Ms. Williams is also executive director of the TCW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting underfunded women's and children's organizations.