Wine of the week, 11/8
La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet, $34 for 3 liters
This is the wine to stock in your fridge for the entire holiday season. Light and tangy as limeade, it's a no-brainer for that first glass of wine when you get home from work, as well as a brilliant refresher after a long day of shopping. It's as good with takeout Chinese (essential when holiday burnout hits) as it is with celebratory oysters (it's practically designed for oysters, having grown in vineyards around the Etang de Thau, a lagoon in the south of France with prime oyster beds). And the box, which holds four bottles of wine, will stay fresh for weeks after it's tapped.
Imported by Kysela Père et Fils, Winchester, Va.
Thanks to of importers like Kysela Pere et Fils, and sourcing companies like JuiceBox Wine, French wines just making their way into the US market. What a joy to be able to enjoy these wines as "a glass a day wine" (after that long day of shopping) or as "party wine" or "outdoor wine" (that oyster party at the beach). I was intrigued when I found this on the Kysela site. Now I must find some, as oyster season is just coming into full swing here! The words "brilliant refresher" have grabbed me!