Great wine is not seasonal, but even I—someone known to quaff rosé throughout the cold of winter and unafraid to pull the biggest, baddest reds from the cellar on a warm summer evening (provided the right cut of meat is on the grill)—must admit there is something about this time of year that does, in fact, influence the way I drink. It is late spring, and the birds are singing, flowers are in full bloom, and we are regularly blessed with the sort of days that make us fall in love with our planet all over again. Boxler’s Edelzwicker, a dry white made from a harmonious medley of traditional Alsatian grapes, is a fragrant beauty full of floral charm for such gorgeous days. For a stonier alternative, Quenard’s Abymes captures the pure essence of Jacquère grown on cool slopes of Alpine rubble, while Gregoletto’s Manzoni Bianco provides crisp orchard fruit and a core of minerality that guarantee mouthwatering refreshment. In the realm of reds, gentle, flowery cuvées like Guy Breton’s Chiroubles and Portelli’s Frappato take well to a chill and are dandy companions to just about anything—or nothing, if a simple glass of rouge is all you’re craving. Low-alcohol options including Hubau’s crunchy Cuvée Piverts, probably the most original pure Merlot you’ll ever taste and vinified with zero sulfur to boot, have their place more than ever right now. Bright, invigorating whites and perfumed reds that can be drunk cool—that’s about all I want to drink these days, and I know I’m not alone. That’s why we’ve thrown together a discounted sampler of each. Armed with these six-packs, you will be fully prepared to take on the most lovely time of year, with ready-to-go options that assure refreshment and intrigue.
Through their various bottlings, these three domaines contribute to a collection of Chablis marked by place, each reflecting a unique site and the commitment of a talented vigneron. They communicate the Chablisien goût de terroir—that unequaled aroma and flavor that can only come from Chardonnay grown in this chilly pocket of northern Burgundy.
Bright, invigorating whites and perfumed reds that can be drunk cool—that’s about all I want to drink these days, and I know I’m not alone. That’s why we’ve thrown together a discounted sampler of each...
The only thing we like better than great wine is great wine that doesn’t cost much and we’re happy to report that a bottle of great wine can still be found for $20 or less. We’ve put together a collection of our favorites all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and a couple of sparklers.
From a tiny village nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Burgundy’s golden slope and the prestigious vineyards of Piedmont, we have just received dozens of exciting wines from many distinct regions in France and Italy.
If you ever need two superheroes to help tackle the evil villain of thirst, then Catherine and Pierre Breton are prime candidates. Thanks to these new arrivals from la famille Breton, barbecues, picnics, apéritifs, brunches, pregames, post-games, baby showers, regular showers, bubble baths, tailgates, and happy hours are all taken care of. Yet again, the heroes of soif have saved us from going thirsty.
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