I first discovered wine with picnics on a family trip to Northern Italy. Sitting on stoney beaches along the Western armpit of the Italian peninsula, we drank light, effervescent Prosecco with sliced tomato, cheese, and bread. I thought that light, snack-style meals required so-called “simple” wines like Prosecco and Cava. Recently, however, on an outdoors adventure to North Carolina, my mother and I sat back one evening to enjoy a picnic (inside a Motel room, away from the spring cold) of sharp cheddar, brie, pear, and prosciutto. We curiously chose the Sipp Mack Riesling Tradition 2014 from the Alsace region in France to accompany our meal, not knowing what to… Read more »
Tour the many styles, grape varietals and exquisite locations of French winemaking from the comfort of our bar! We’ll be tasting red, white, and even champagne, all with the philosophy that with so much good wine to drink being produced in one single country, why not try them all? The lineup includes Louis de Sacy Champagne, Alsace Willm Pinot Blanc, Charles Brotte Grand Valon Syrah, Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône, and Chateau Lyonnat Lussac St.-Emilion Bordeaux.