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Emily Heckman

is present on the finish. Berger Grüner Veltliner is a food-friendly wine that pairs well with summer fair like artichokes, asparagus, salads and scallops. It comes in a big green oneliter bottle with a pop-top closure so it travels from summer picnics to parties with ease. The one-liter bottle provides enough to share and enough to last long into evening after a lazy, hot summer day.”

Beer Specialist
 Whole Foods Market

Emily Heckman’s wine education began In 2004: “That’s when I began my career in the wine industry with a job in the liquor department at the Sunflower Market Westside. At this time I knew little about wine, but I had the desire to learn. Three years later I got a job at the Whole Foods Market on Academy in the specialty department (beer, wine and cheese). In short time I became the wine specialist at Academy and eventually transferred into the same position at the Carlisle store. During this time, I also worked as a server at Jennifer James 101, where my fondness for great food, fine wine and handcrafted beer grew.”
 What Emily is drinking This summer:

“My go-to wine for the summer of 2013 is Berger Grüner Veltliner. Made by husband and wife team Erich and Maria

Kelly Fagan
 District Sales Manager Southern Wine and Spirits


Berger, this dry white from Kremstal, Austria, is crisp, light and refreshing. It is very clean with floral, citrus, lychee and mineral flavors that linger on the palate. A subtle white pepper spiciness

Fagan got into wine thusly: “I was working in the Artichoke Cafe kitchen in the early ’90s and transitioned to the wait floor. I asked then-waiter, now-Stoneface package store manager Trent Anderson to ‘teach me all about Burgundy.’ He did his best in the few short years we worked together and I moved into fine wine wholesale in 1999.”


What Kelly is drinking This summer:

“Adelsheim Rose of Pinot Noir ... mmmm! I’ll drink it on a boat, with a goat. It is the epitome of Willamette Valley Rose: loaded with berry and spice aromas and ready for any seafood I care to drag across my charcoal. And it’s accessible! The drawback: Many Oregon wineries sell theirs through the tasting room or wine club only. Road trip?”

Local iQ | albuquerque’s intelligent alternative | august 15-28, 2013


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