Selected by Kermit Lynch
France | Southern Rhône Hailing from a parcel of co-planted vines adjacent to the family home, these varieties were planted together with the express purpose of making the house rouge, the everyday vibrant and juicy drink you’d bring to the table in a jug and drink out of a cup.
Domaine de Fontsainte
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Corbières Its peachy-pink hue hints at what’s to come: orchard fruits and brambly wild berries, grapefruit and wet slate after a summer rain! Perfect with chips and a sandwich on-the-go, or an elaborate al fresco meal. A staple wine I can’t live without.
Italy | Veneto | Bardolino Chiaretto On Lake Garda, Chiaretto is considered a macho beverage with aphrodisiacal properties. It is in fact one of the world’s only truly satisfactory roses.
Tenuta La Pergola
Italy | Piedmont | Monferrato Rosso This wine is playful, has gorgeous aromatics, with great acidity and when you throw a slight chill, you’re immersed in its seductiveness. A dry Brachetto with a bit of Barbera, this is my weekly house red that accompanies many meals!
Domaine de Durban
France | Southern Rhône | Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Leydiers at Domaine de Durban are particularly proud of their Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, a vin doux naturel, as they are among the last to craft it in the traditional style.
Cantine Elvio Tintero
Italy | Piedmont | Langhe There’s no mistaking this scrumptious red for anything other than Nebbiolo—perfectly ripe, dusty red fruit, gentle tannins, and the telltale scents of tar and roses.
Italy | Piedmont | Barbera del Monferrato Luscious, mouth-filling cherry fruit, a strong soil signature, and smooth tannins make this the perfect Barbera to cure your weeknight Italian craving.
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