April’s Staff Picks

Check out this month’s staff picks. See something you like? Add it to your cart, buy it online, and pick it up in store!

Loco Indica Rosé

Hello spring!! This wine is everything that April means to me: blue skies, warm afternoons, fresh flowers, and rosé in the backyard. Made from old-vine carignan, this is what all rosé should be: light, bone dry, and a color closer to onion skin than strawberries. Notes of grapefruit, kiwi, lime zest and watermelon candy make this the ideal wine for backyard parties, pool parties, or any other occasion at which guacamole might be served.

– Seth

Maison Chapoutier “La Bernardine” Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Listen, I know what you’re thinking and no, I don’t know how you pronounce it either, but trust me, this wine is the bomb dot com. Made mostly of grenache with a little syrah thrown in, this is a fruit forward wine with notes of raspberry, cherry, and blueberry. It’s going to be perfect with everything coming off the grill this summer.

– Collin

Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rosé

In my mind, there’s nowhere else in the world that makes better rosé than Bandol on the south coast of France. This wine is both light and dry but is also meant to age for several years, getting more and more complex with time. Look out for notes of strawberry and cherry, lemon zest, and just a little touch of lavender on the finish. Pair it with warm nights and afternoons at the lake.                                             

– Keegan

Mollydooker "The Boxer" Shiraz

When I first tasted this wine, it reminded me of my pet snake Sally: lithe and graceful, yet full of power and energy. In some ways, it’s what you might expect from Australian shiraz, with its super ripe fruit aromas and big tannins, but with a little time to open up it turns into an elegant wine with notes of black cherry, blackberry, freshly ground pepper, and freshly picked thyme. This is perfect for your next backyard BBQ.

– Ali

Daniel Chotard Sancerre

This French sauvignon blanc is full of bright, lively acidity and savory, herbaceous aromas. We love to pair this wine with chicken, salads, or anything made with goat cheese! It has a slight note of lemon zest that’s then followed by the scent of bay leaves, fennel, thyme, anise, and lime peel. The winemaker is quite an accomplished jazz saxophone player hence the instrument on the label.

-Kalie

Scheider Weisse Hopfenweisse

Born of a collaboration between legendary brewmasters Garrett Oliver and Hans-Peter Drexler, this is truly a force to be reckoned with. It’s luxurious and creamy on the palate, with rich wheat flavors pierced by bright, citrusy hops. It tastes almost exactly like a bottle of lemon meringue pie. With enough body to brace you for the last chilly spells of the year and the zest to celebrate warmer days, this beer is perfect for welcoming Spring!

– Sam

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