WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: RED

WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ALWAYS UNDER $15, AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS

Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in.  She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price.

If you don’t already know her, I’d like to introduce all of you to my dear friend, Whitney Adams.  A fabulous sommelier living in Los Angeles, she just launched her wine accessories brand and online shop, Bottle Stock, and blogs about wine and other drinking adventures at Brunellos Have More Fun.  We make silly videos together and she’s basically the best.

WHITNEY’S JUNE PICK:

NV Bedrock “Shebang” Seventh Cuvée

Sonoma County, California

$12, Domaine LA

Did somebody say BBQ? Well, I’ve got a red blend fit for your backyard grill-athons. The Bedrock “Shebang” is an everyday drinker, certainly not lacking in substance, from winemaker Morgan Twain Peterson. Morgan sources fruit from some amazingly old vine vineyards (like 100+ years!) for his top wines. What’s cool about the Shebang is that he uses some of those same vineyards for this blend, so it’s an affordable way to get a taste of the old vine experience. The stars of the blend are Zinfandel and Grenache, with supporting players Alicante, Petite Sirah and Sangiovese. A hodgepodge of grapes, the result is spicy and juicy. This wine would pair wonderfully with Claire’s sweet and tangy spare ribs!

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