FRANCE : BEAUJOLAIS : VILLIÉ-MORGON
LIGHT-BODIED, OFF-DRY, STRAWBERRY, POMEGRANATE, CRANBERRY, NO OAKKarim Vionnet (technically a négociant, he oversees several organically-framed plots around Beaujolais) is THE master of Gamay Made In the Carbonic Way. ‘Grabuge!’ (which translates to “mayhem”) is his insanely fun and drinkable take on dessert wine: a low-abv (8%!), demi-sec sparkler bursting with flavor, sweetness and bubbles. It’s best (and easily) enjoyed in one sitting, so make sure to save some room.
ECOLOGY: Organic, Low Sulfite
FOOD PAIRING: Turkey Comas & Beach Days
ITALY : PROSECCO : TREVISIO
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, CRISP, WILD APPLE, FLORAL, HONEY, NO OAK
Tullia is another of our all-time favorite dry-yet-fruity affordable bubbles! Straw yellow in color, with an intensely fruity and fresh bouquet reminiscent of spear wood flowers, wisteria, wild apple, and mountain honey, plus a fine and persistent perlage... honestly, what’s not to love about it?
FOOD PAIRING: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
$15NEW ZEALAND : MARLBOROUGH
FRANCE : LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
MEDIUM BODIED, ROUND, EASY, WHITE FRUIT, NO OAK
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH