SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $154.00
(a 20% discount)
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Around this time of year, when I get thirsty, I don’t necessarily crave a specific color, grape, or region. Rather, I seek out a crucial bit of information that can be found in small print on the label of every bottle (no, not the import strip, although I have my biases there, too!). When a deep thirst strikes, the little numbers indicating a wine’s alcohol content take on paramount importance. And if today’s climate has made those prized low-alcohol wines scarcer, rest assured that they are still out there, ready to provide the lip-smacking refreshment their bigger brethren struggle to deliver. To borrow an expression from the beer world, here is a truly sessionable sampler highlighting six bottles clocking in at, or below, 12.5% ABV. If the term purportedly originated during the Great War, when British factory workers favored low-alcohol brews during their allotted “sessions” between shifts, it is just as relevant today for anybody keen to savor an extra glass or two and keep a level head—after business hours, of course. The low-alcohol rosé, sparkling, whites, and reds in this pack are not simple quaffers; they are nuanced, skillfully crafted products of terroir that just happen to be easy to quaff. Light on their feet with shimmering acidity, strikingly pure fruit, and a penchant for a nice chill, they are exactly what’s needed to get through summer. Let your session begin!
2020 Beaujolais Rosé • Domaine Dupeuble $17 (12.5%) NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 1er Cru • Veuve Fourny et Fils $61 (12%) 2018 Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu Sur Lie “Clos de la Butte” • Eric Chevalier $20 (11.5%) 2018 Edelzwicker “Réserve” • Albert Boxler $29 (12%) 2019 Régnié • Guy Breton $35 (12.5%) 2019 Savoie Chignin Mondeuse “Vieilles Vignes” • André et Michel Quenard $30 (12%)
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