What we are drinking this month

Bergerie du Capucin, IGP-St. Guilhem Le Désert, Les 100 Pas du Berger (blanc) 2017

For the holidays I always like to stock up on crowd pleasers and this most certainly is one. It’s clean, bright refreshing, and low in alcohol. Chardonnay is absolutely a perfect wine to pair with those ubiquitous shrimp platters.

Château Simon, Bordeaux Blanc, Cépage Sauvignon 2016

With its bright acidity, I really enjoy white Bordeaux in the cooler months. Everybody loves to see a Bordeaux label and yet, it still fits my holiday budget. It doesn’t matter where I’m going, or whose coming over this one pleases people down to their toes.

Domaine les Hautes Cances, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rosé 2017

I always wait for the cooler months to pop a cork on this baby. Why, because it’s a robust, full-flavored pink that suits everything festive. Oh, and it is also a reminder of warmer days on the beach, when I come in from shoveling the snow.