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April Showers Bring Spring…Wines

Apr 11, 2012
April Showers Bring Spring…Wines
What to drink inside when it’s pouring rain outside

aprilshowersAhh, spring has finally sprung. The flowers are blooming; runners are embracing the fine weather; and patio season is entering full swing. But with April and spring, come showers. How do you survive this rain-rich month?

We say stay inside and sip wine.

So leave the umbrella and the wellies in the closet, and try some of these wines, perfect for a lazy, rainy, spring day.

Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups “Les Caburoches” Vouvray Sec 2008 (Loire Valley, France) $27
Honey should spring to mind when you smell this balanced, dry (sec) chenin blanc. And while we tasted the 2008, don’t hesitate to buy younger vintages. Put out a platter of goat cheese and pop in Singing In The Rain.

Borgongno Dolcetto d’Alba 2010 (Barolo, Italy) $13
Put the winter sweaters and the winter reds back in the closet and try this sip-away-the-afternoon, light spring red. Cook up something savory, crank up the Andrea Bocelli, and pretend you’re enjoying the Italian countryside.

Syncline Rosé 2010 (Columbia Valley, Washington) $18
No spring wine list would be complete without a rosé because the pink stuff always says spring, rain or shine. This pale pink wine is a blend made from mostly pinot noir, with some grenache and mourvèdre, as well. It’s crisp and light and guaranteed to wash away the rain blues.

What do you sip when spring is in full bloom? Tell us below.


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