Reversing Roles

When we think of California wine, our minds might first go to full-bodied reds. With Provence wine, we probably think of pale rosé. Today we'll reverse those roles with a pair that may bend some preconceived notions. Angela Osbourne is a California winemaker on a mission. She makes wine from many different grapes under her Land of Saints label, but Grenache is her singular focus when it comes to her most important project, A Tribute to Grace. A grape that should probably be m

Organic Pink Pet-Nats

We've always got a bit of pink bubbly around, but we've recently received some irrestistible novelties, as well as new vintages of old faves. Each of these little beauties is made with organic grapes, some certified, others from vineyards practicing organic farming but not yet certified. Each is also a pét-nat, short for pétillant naturel, a wine made to be sparkling by the most ancient method, often called the méthode ancestrale. A pét-nat is made by bottling fermenting juic

Think Pink, All Pink

So many shades of pink! Experience four new hues somewhere between pink, orange, purple, red.... Judith Beck 'Beck Pink' 2018 - (biodynamic) A blend of Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch, this plucky pink wine is always one of the most vivacious and tart of any given year, and we love it for these qualities. The 2018 growing season was quite warm, and the Beck Pink looks to be just a bit darker than usual, perhaps it'll have an extra dash of exuberant ripe fruit? We shall see tomorro