Drew Kline

Staff Picks: Drew Kline | WineTransit.com

Manager, Wine & Sake Associate, Premium Wine & Spirits

Obtaining a degree in Hospitality & Restaurant Management led Drew to the wine industry and that employment, in turn, played a role in him obtaining his second degree in International Business & World Trade. Spending a week touring the wineries of the Tuscan countryside was an inspirational experience for Drew and authored a fervent new chapter in his wine career. Pairing Champagne with melons is one of Drew’s favorite combinations. Outside of work, Drew enjoys playing guitar, craft beer, and supporting the Buffalo Sabres.

Joined us in: 2008

Favorite Varietals: Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Chenin Blanc

Favorite Regions: Loire Valley, Champagne, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Alsace, Southern Ontario, Mosel, Tokaj, Niigata (Saké), Islay and Island Malt Scotches, Kentucky Bourbon

Wine Regions Visited: Tuscany, Tokaj, Finger Lakes, Southern Ontario, Niagara Escarpment

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Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

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NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 11732

WS8989 pts. - Wine & Spirits - August 1, 2013
One of the most reliable Cavas at the price, this offers cool, crisp cider apple flavors along with leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers. It’s gentle and clean, fuel for a dance party.
WE8686 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2013
Standard lemon-lime aromas open this quaffable Cava. In the mouth, it’s creamy and soft but not mushy, with candied mango, papaya and vanilla flavors that finish sweet.
SP8686 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2013
Fresh and balanced, with a creamy bead supporting apple puree, pastry cream, anise and preserved lemon notes. Drink now. 75,570 cases imported.
RP8585 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st May 2011
Segura Viudas’ entry level Cava, the Non-Vintage Brut Reserva offers up a pleasant perfume of yeast notes, biscuit, and green apple. It is a straightforward, lively, slightly off-dry bubbly that is a good value for drinking over the next 12–18 months.
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Spain | Penedes

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Primary Grape: Macabeo

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Liastos Moraitis

2006 / 500 ml.

Item #: 31250

SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2010
A rich dessert-style white, with plenty of buttercream, maple and ripe pear flavors. The long finish echoes smoke and spice. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases made.
RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 21st Dec 2009
The 2006 MONEMVASIA LIASTOS was sun dried for 15 days and then aged in oak. Relatively light, it is laced with apricot and peach nuances, not particularly syrupy, and not as rich in the palate as the nose promises. It is very tasty, but it does thin fast and the fruit acquires a dried apricot nuance with air and warmth. The intense aromatics were its best feature. Drink now–2015.
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Greece | Aegean Islands | Paros

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Primary Grape: Monemvasia

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Eugenia Dry Riesling

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 43486

WE9494 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2024
Beautifully integrated aromas of lime zest and lavender, with a hint of white peach, lead to a racy, bone-dry palate that is laser-focused with a sturdy backbone and tingly citrus drive. Drink now and over the next decade. (Christina Pickard)
JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, July 3, 2023
Very youthful nose with pronounced blackcurrant and Amalfi lemon aromas that need aeration to open up. Plenty of wet stone character on the sleek and tightly wound palate. Long, pointed finish with stony austerity and some lime zest character. Drinkable now, but best from 2024. Screw cap. (Stuart Pigott)
WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 04/23
Lean and lively, with scents of peach blossoms and scallion ribbons, this has a green austerity and lively acidity, to pair with a leek tart.
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United States | New York | Finger Lakes

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Primary Grape: Riesling

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