Cheers to on-going adventures, Jumbos !
Here's a snapshot of The Wines we shared at this year's wine fest + links to Essential Resources.

Semester   Abroad

hosted by:  Rebecca S.


Yalumba “Samuel’s Garden” Viognier |  Eden Valley, Australia
proof the cool-climate Eden Valley is the perfect home for the world's most aromatic grape varietal
historically a French grape, Yalumba's Viognier specialist Louisa Rose raises it to perfection here

Boschendal "The Rose Garden" Rosé  |  Central Coast, South Africa
with "just" 300 years of winemaking under their belts, the Boschendal estate is committed to the future
this rosé experience is deliberately crafted, showcasing South Africa's finest Merlot, Syrah + Pinotage

RJ Viñedos “Reunion” Malbec  |  Mendoza, Argentina
high-elevation, estate vineyards irrigated by the Andes' thaw ensures the 'work' is done by nature
easy-drinking, unpretentious, and full-bodied, this wine lives up to its name - to reunite and delight

 

Ancient   History

hosted by: Laurette H.
 

Evolúció Dry Furmint   |  Tokaj, Hungary
since B.C. ancient lands in eastern Europe have been home to magical, indigenous varietals
when bottled dry, the Furmint grape is snappy, energetic and fleshy - a perfect summertime diversion

Gaia 14-18h Rosé  |  Peloponnese, Greece
thank the Greeks for bringing viticulture and intellectual curiosity to the world 4,000 years ago
here Gaia ensures Agiorgitiko delivers a subtle, Old-World-earthy wine twist on the more familiar

Chateau Ksara “Reserve du Couvent”  |  Bekka Valley, Lebanon
Ksara is the leader in Lebanon with over 150 years of uninterrupted wine making to be proud of
here their Reserve du Couvent wine delivers a perfect blend of French Bordeaux and Rhone influences

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THE   Classics

hosted by: Olivia V.


Domaine Pélaquie Blanc|  Cotes du Rhone, France
in the Rhone the magic is in the blend - often a gateway for wine as much as a calling for food-lovers
here Luc Pélaquié nails it, balancing the seductively smooth, floral Clairette with ever-lively Roussanne

Villa Wolf Rosé  |  Pfalz, Germany
many don’t realize Germany has long been considered one of the best wine producing regions globally
"prickly" and dynamic, this is a captivating style by 25-year-old up and comer, Patrick Moellendorf

La Kiuva Arnad-Montjovet  |  Valle d'Aosta, Italy
this off-the-beaten-path, little-exported red blend featuring Nebbiolo thrills us vintage after vintage
earthy yet giving and lifted, this wine is the perfect foil for grill season

 


Modern   Engineering

hosted by: Kathryn E.
 

Grochau Cellars Melon de Bourgogne |  Willamette Valley, Oregon
Grochau Cellars proves the experimental spirit is still prevalent in the Willamette (dammit!) Valley
this historically French grape is a happy version of its traditional self here, a perfect match for sunshine

Banshee Rosé  |  Mendocino County, California
here the art is in the blend: largely Pinot Noir, as well as Barbera, Grenache and Syrah
so pure + reminiscent of the best rosés from Provence, France, this wine is made of 100% awesome

Pindar Pythagoras Red Table Wine  |  Long Island, New York
while known for its cold + unpredictable weather, mindshare and some “modern engineering” help Long Island’s vine growers and winemakers succeed - enter Exhibit A

 

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