For the Chardonnay lovers who are looking to dig a bit deeper in the world of bold whites, a Viognier (pronounced vee-own-yay) could be your next big adventure. Viogniers tend to have more range; while they can be creamy with hints of vanilla like their Chardonnay counterpart, they also offer lighter, fruitier flavors like tangerine, mango, and honeysuckle. It’s still a more full-bodied white wine, but unlike Chardonnay, it’s softer on acidity and more perfumed. Spend an afternoon with a glass of Viognier amongst the flowers and it’ll all make sense.
You probably know that the Tour de France is held on Ventoux Mountain in France, but did you know that the same area is known for its high-altitude rosé? This is the kind of quintessential French rosé that you don’t need to spin your wheels over—it’s simply delicious, crisp, and perfect for warm weather. Despite its delicate, pale pink color, each sip is lush with flavor, from tropical passionfruit and zesty citrus to refreshing melon. This has the potential to be your new summer go-to, so we’d suggest stocking up.
Seeking a wine that ignites the senses? Zinfandels flourish across the globe, yet California's bounty unveils some of the most tantalizing. Neither as formidable as a Cabernet nor as delicate as a Pinot Noir, it stands resolutely in its own vibrant spectrum—a captivating balance of flavors awaits.
Rhone wines are so robust and muscular, you can almost call them chewy. The intense purple color and deep dark berry flavors are remiscent of a delicious pie filling. The warm climate these grapes are grown in is reflected in the way it warms your bones as you finish a glass.
There is a fun saying in wine - “if it grows with it, it goes with it”. This aromatic white wine comes from the coastal regions of Portugal, and as a result is a perfect pairing for seafood; fish and shellfish alike. Or, cool down a spicy native sausage like Portuguese linguica with a chilled glass.