June’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!

Cocchi Brachetto d'Acqui

Let’s not pretend that it’s anything other than hot as hell outside and whatever wine I drink needs to be ice cold for the foreseeable future – this totally fits the bill. A lot of people don’t get turned on when they think about an off dry sparkling red wine, but this is the real deal, a perfect bottle for scorching hot days that turn into scorching hot nights. It’s great on its own but it pairs with just about anything. Still need convincing? This was said to be Cleopatra’s favorite wine. Bam!

– Seth

Hect & Bannier Bandol Rosé

Helloooooo….is it rosé you’re look for?

Because here it is! I don’t think there’s a place on Earth that makes better rosé than the Bandol region on France’s Mediterranean coast. A blend of grenache, mourvedre, and cinsault, this is the ultimate summer wine: light, dry, bright, and subtly fruity. This is what’ll be flowing through my veins for the next few months.

– Seth

Domane Wachau Riesling

Cristal clear straw yellow with green reflections; present and pronounced on the nose, ripe stone fruit, delicate citrus, hints of exotic fruit; on the palate juicy apricot, white peach and subtle hints of quince; an elegant structure; very fresh, crisp and well balanced by a great acidity and a dense fruit; long finish!                                              

– Keegan

Guild Winemaker's Pinot Gris

Made up of 70% pinot gris, 24% chardonnay, and 6% riesling, this is the perfect, no-fuss wine you want after a long day. It has notes of apple, melon and floral aromas. The flavors are all apples and citrus, bright and crisp, mouthwatering with a nice, lingering finish. Pair this fruity dry white wine with everything from cheese or chicken skewers to seafood, salads and even spicy dishes.

– Ciara

Henri Perrusset Macon-Villages

This is the kind of chardonnay that I want to drink all afternoon by the pool. It’s intense and ripe with a lush, zippy acidity on its long, lingering finish. Crisp and bright, it’s full of green apple, ripe pear, and lemon flavors. It’s begging to be paired with salads, white sauce pasta, and grilled shrimp.

-Kalie

Lioco Lolonis Valdiguie

Imagine a truck carrying blueberries crashed in a field of violets and you’ll begin to see why this wine is so fantastic. Made from grapes planted in 1942 and crushed by foot, this is an old-vine that somehow feels completely brand new. Pair this with anything: charcuterie, paella, bananas Foster, or a Christmas ham. It’ll be perfect with them all, I promise.

– Sam

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