What: 2014 Clos du Tue Beouf Vin Rouge
Why: “100% gamay goodness from Mr. Loire himself, Thierry Puzelat. It’s juicy, fresh, and begging for a little bit of a cool down in the fridge.”
When: “This wine seems like an ideal match for a late summer evening BBQ – anything tangy, smoky, charred and savory – with all of its sides and fixins. I’d also pair it with some good friends. It’s a versatile wine, you see. Happy times are sure to ensue.”
It might be getting a wee bit hot outside, but that doesn’t mean we need to neglect our red wine. Rosé is getting all the attention right now, so why don’t we shift the focus on to the reds! Not just any red, but ones best suited for a trip to the fridge or an ice bucket; lighter-bodied, ruby-tinged, bright and delightful.
2014 Broc Love Red – Mostly Carignan with a bit of Valdigiue and Syrah, this wine is a staff favorite every year. This is Chris Brockway’s third bottling of the yummy stuff and is as drinkable as ever. Each version is a slightly different blend, as his Love series (a white, a pink, and a red) changes depending on vineyard sources and the vintage. Whatever he’s loving at the moment gets lovingly thrown into the mix.
2014 Vini Rabasco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘Cancelli’ – A southern Italian red might seem like an unexpected choice in the chillable category. But, this is much more juicy and light than your average earthy, dark, and chewy Montepulciano. The wines of Rabasco read more like French natty wines by way of Italy. And this Cancelli is, dare we say, crushable.
*The wine club will no longer be split into two categories (Naturalist and Gastronomist). Every member will be getting the same awesome wines that will offer a little bit of what made you love both camps.