Welcome to the custom curated selection from Big Hammer Wines Affiliate member, Nicole Ruiz Hudson.
Nicole has picked some of her favorite wines to share with you.
Every wine listed is one Nicole has uncorked and enjoyed so you have her stamp of approval that these are "go to" wines.
Wines will be constantly added so check back often!
** We welcome you to shop Nicole's elections featured here in partnership with BigHammerWines.com. The below sections are some of her "Hidden Gem" picks, favorite wine producers and bottles she drinks regularly.
Let Nicole and BHW be your guides to adventures in wine. We can't wait for you to discover some of your new favorite wines through this page. Change the way you drink with this curated collection.
Nicole Ruiz Hudson is a food and drink writer and educator living in Oakland, California. A culinary school graduate and lover of all things wine, she has a particular passion for wine pairing. She holds a WSET Diploma and is a certified sommelier. She spent three years in the tasting department at Wine Spectator and has contributed over 60 recipes with pairings to the “8 & 20” series on WineSpectator.com.
Nicole was also one of four original organizers for Bâtonnage, a day-long forum to stir up the conversation on women in wine in Napa Valley, and also helped organize the Della Donna Wine Festival in Oakland. You can also find her at her blogs SommsTable.com and NibblingGypsy.com.
2017 Martellotto "Rosso di Sera" Red Blend Happy Canyon of St. Barbara
2018 Domaine de Carteyron Cuvee Malyse Cotes de Provence
2016 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvee La Gargone Bordeaux Supérieur
2010 Chateau Roc de Candale St. Emilion Grand Cru
2010 Chateau Clauzet Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois
2017 Conceito Contraste Branco
2015 Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese #6 Grand Cuvée Nouvelle Vague 375ml
2014 Kunin Syrah Alisos Vineyard
2014 Les Vins de Vienne Cotes du Rhone 'Les Cranilles'
2014 Les Vins de Vienne Saint-Joseph
2018 Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba DOC
2018 Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba
2016 Livio Felluga 'Illivio Bianco' Colli Orientali di Friuli
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