I don’t know about you, but all this COVID madness, border closures, and foreign travel plans cancelled, makes me thirsty for some worldly wines. Here’s a few wines we’re currently crushing on from our HQ at The Vanity Project in San Luis Obispo California, when the travel bug calls for a glass of wine from some of our favorite wine countries.
Cremant du Jura, Tissot Indigene, Jura, France, NV
Farmed organically, biodynamic and chemical free. This is a sparkling blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Poulsard and Trousseau. The Indigene (Indigenous) designation comes from the fact that Tissot employs only native yeasts throughout production, a rarity even among the most dedicated grower Champagne houses. This is a joyous bottle that is every bit of Champagne quality.
Vinho Verde, Quintas do Ameal, Loureiro, Portugal 2018
Fresh, lively and addicting in its ability to refresh the palate and pair well with a myriad of dishes. A guzzler for those sunny afternoons.
Chardonnay, Evening Land “Summum” Seven Springs, Oregon 2017
If it’s good enough for Lebron… He’s not the only fan of this highly allocated Chardonnay and when you find cause for a big luscious Chardonnay to pair with your meal, this is your bottle. Sourced from the highest elevation on the estate, pressed into new Stockinger 500L puncheons, aged 12 months sur lie, and lightly fined before bottling.
Pinot Noir, Mongeard Mugneret, Fixin, Burgundy 2016
This is our current ‘F**ck it was a long week, wine’, so we’re drinking it often. It’s the comfort wine we all deserve on Friday night (or any night, at this point). Uncork and wash away the pain. Delicate femininity laced with masculine earthiness. A complex, medium bodied expression of Pinot Noir.
Here are some links to our favorite Wine Shops that deliver:
Verve NYC- www.vervewine
Chambers St. Wines, NYC- www.chambersstwines.com
Tribeca Wine Merchants- www.tribecawine.com
K&L Wine Merchants- www.klwines.com
Granada Grocery, SLO- www.granadagroceryslo.com
Drink well, friends.