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.


Ernie Els “Big Easy” |  South Africa
A bold expression of South Africa’s flagship varietal, this chameleon grape (aka Chenin Blanc) can come in all shapes and sizes. Els' team raises it to perfection, making it one of our favorite whites this summer.

Wither Hills Rosé  |  Marlborough, New Zealand
New Zealand's darkish and fuller-fruited, nicely herbed, almost tangy Pinot Noirs are something to behold. At Whither Hills some of this special fruit has been reserved for a rosé bottling ... #tastebudalert

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: Rebeccah M.
 

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.


Ostatu Blanco  |  Rioja, Spain
With a 250+ year tradition, the Saenz family relishes exposing consumers to everything Rioja offers - including the region's rarest bird: a suptuous, mouthwatering white. Dive right in!

Chateau des Ferrages "Roumery" Rosé  |  Provence, France
Viticulture arrived in Southern France thanks to the Greeks in the 4th Century B.C. and today is home of the most celebrated rosé wines on the planet. But there's no pretentiousness here - just a lovely distraction.

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: Laurette
 

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 fun diversion of its traditional self here + a perfect match for sunshine.

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

Ravines Cabernet Franc |  Finger Lakes, New York
Old World winemakers transplanted in the New (like this wine's maker Morten Hallgren) have a unique instinct for delivering wines that are spectacularly varietal with a local accent. We're BIG fans.

 

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