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:

2012 Chateau Valcombe Rosé “Epicure”

$14 (can purchase here)

Blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Clairette

Rhone, France

Rosé, summer’s perfect pairing. But, really, when is a chilled bottle of pink wine ever not a good idea? Whether it’s poolside, a BBQ, with hot dogs or a fresh salad, rosé really is your versatile best wine friend. This particular bottle is a lovely, classic dry rosé made by a certified organic estate in the Ventoux appellation of southern Rhone. It’s delicately aromatic, refreshing, and so pretty. Like biting into ice cold watermelon on a hot day.

Try pairing it with a Crispy Brussels Sprout Salad for a sophisticated and light evening in!