Top-Notch Palate Pleasers
Tis’ the season for downright delicious, crowd–pleasing wines. Whether you have plans to host a Fourth of July barbecue in your own backyard, are heading elsewhere to celebrate with friends, or are ignoring the festivities altogether in favor of a quiet week at home, it’s a great time to enjoy some quality sparkling wine and/or super-quaffable rosé. Luckily for all of us, I’ve done the research and picked out two top-notch bottles that are guaranteed to delight pretty much everyone. Make yourself the star of the party by showing up with a couple of each, or just pick one out for your own pleasure - to be enjoyed on the back porch during a warm summer evening, preferably accompanied by the smell of something delicious cooking on the grill.
NV R.H. Coutier Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne $46

Produced by a fifth generation winemaking family with all estate fruit in Ambonnay, a Grand Cru village traditionally known for Pinot Noir. With this blend, R.H. Coutier bucks tradition, combining 70% Pinot Noir with 30% Chardonnay, yielding a gorgeously round, soft, and clean bubbly with yellow fruits, light toasty notes, and a green, racy backbone that leads to a wonderfully crisp finish. This is truly grower Champagne at its best - over delivering on flavor, quality, and value.
2022 Teutonic Wine Company Rosé $25

From the Chehalem Mountains in the Willamette Valley, this Pinot Noir rosé benefits from the vineyard site’s high elevation and cool climate. A lush and fruity nose is balanced by delightful, vibrant acidity on the palate. It’s the type of wine I love to share with friends or bring to a cookout - summery, fresh, and unquestionably drinkable without being overly simplistic or boring. Whatever your personal feelings about rosé, this is a bottle worth trying, especially at such a fantastic price point.

Did one (or more) of these wines pique your interest? There are multiple ways to order with us! If you place your purchase through our online store, we’ll be happy to package and hold your bottles for you to pick up at your convenience. You can also email us and ask us to set aside any bottles you’re interested in picking up at a later date. If you have any questions or would like to make special arrangements such as shipping, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (919) 644-1243.

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