Grüner Veltliner (groo-ner velt-lee-ner) is an herbaceous white wine from Austria and if you don’t already love it, summer is a great time to sample it. It’s a no-brainer for folks who turn to Sauvignon Blanc, as they share a brightness and citrus fruit character, almost always being produced in a very dry style. Read more about “Genießen”
Everyone’s drinking it, pét-nat, a wine style that isn’t just for natural wine lovers anymore. Petillant natural means naturally sparkling, and it provides an interesting and more affordable alternative to wines made in the traditional method, or Méthode Champenoise.
Pétillant naturel wines are made in an ancestral method that is essentially (yeast + sugar = alcohol + CO2) with a closure applied, leaving all that carbon dioxide inside the bottle and eliminating the need for a secondary fermentation, such as in Champagne. Read more about Summer Sparkle
Introducing the SHE CAN canned wines from the McBride Sisters. Known as the largest Black-owned wine company in the U.S. and also one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable. From the label: “The SHE CAN Professional Development Fund advances women through advocacy, educational scholarships and small business funding.” The New Zealand sauvignon blanc is a stunner tasting of juicy kiwi with a pleasant grassiness. At 375ml, each can is equivalent to a half bottle at a respectable price of around $7.99 on the shelf. Read more about Yes She Can
In April, the gardener dreams of what the summer will bring. Emily Tepe’s lovely book, The Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden with Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers, is the guidebook for those dreams. It shows gardeners—those with expanses of land or with pots on balconies—how to grow edible plants. Read more about Edina's Book, Wine and Music Picks for April